NFL Fantasy Football: Don’t Overvalue Quarterbacks in Your Draft

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following a season where 10 quarterbacks threw for over 4,000 yards, many fantasy players are starting to make the transition towards taking quarterbacks higher in their drafts.

But is this the right strategy?

At first glance, taking a quarterback early makes a lot of sense. Drafting an elite quarterback like Peyton Manning or Drew Brees is an easy way to secure yourself one of the highest scoring overall players. After all, who wouldn’t want one of the highest scoring players? Scoring the most points is how you win fantasy games, right?

Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. This is one of those times.

This simplistic and common strategy simply does not take into account the value of the quarterback position. In fantasy football, it is not only about drafting the highest scoring players, but it is also about drafting the players who outscore the other players at their position by the highest margin.

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