How High Should Aaron Rodgers Be Drafted in Fantasy Football Drafts?

August 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We’ve discussed where in the first round WR Andre Johnson belongs (click here to view), but the same question can be asked about the top quarterback on our draft board, Aaron Rodgers.  Before we can answer where in the first round he belongs, we have to ask if we would want to select him among the top-12 picks.
Is there enough of a falloff between Rodgers and Tom Brady or Peyton Manning...who will be available two or three rounds later?
My opinion is no.  First, let’s look at the numbers from last season:
Rodgers—4,434 yards, 30 TD, 7 INT Manning—4,500 yards, 33 TD, 16 INT Brady—4,398 yards, 28 TD, 13 INT Yes, Rodgers does gain an advantage by what he brings on the ground (316 yards, 5 TD last season), but who is to say that the other two won’t outperform him through the air to help offset that?  If I had my druthers, I would be selecting a running back like Johnson in the first round, but sometimes we don’t ...

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