Fantasy Football 2016: Quarterback Rankings, Sleepers and Risks to Avoid

August 27, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Wait. That's the counsel you'll often hear when it comes to drafting quarterbacks in fantasy football.
We've witnessed an interesting shift in the disparity between the real and fantasy football markets over the past several seasons. As one of the rarest commodities in the league, starting quarterbacks are more important and precious than ever in the real NFL, but in fantasy football, the position has been devalued. In the NFL, the franchise tag for quarterbacks is nearly 30 percent higher than the next-closest position, per ESPN.com. 
It's just the application of basic economic principles. The majority of fantasy football leagues are comprised of either 10 or 12 teams, lessening the burden on the market to supply starting-caliber talent at the position. Simply put, the quarterback position has been devalued due to the fact that the vast majority of fantasy leagues ask managers to start one signal-caller per week, as opposed to the 32 the NFL dem...

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