2014 Draft Prep: Two-QB draft
Fantasy leagues that start two quarterbacks are becoming more and more popular. Our Dave Richard examines the results from our recent two-QB draft and shares his strategy.
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Many Fantasy owners have chortled at the idea of starting two quarterbacks because it doesn't mirror reality.
NFL teams start one quarterback, why should Fantasy owners?!
But Fantasy Football is all about having fun, and sometimes it's fun to change reality. It's also fun to score more points, which happens when more quarterbacks are added to starting lineups.
And we also happen to live in a time where there are so many quality passers in the NFL. For instance, a quarterback that has finished in the Top 10 at his position each of the last two seasons and just won a Super Bowl has an Average Draft Position of 105th overall (we're talking about Russell Wilson ). Doesn't something seem weird about that? Shouldn't we take advantage of this golden quarterback era?
Two-quarterback leagues are no walk in the park, by the way -- especially if it's more than 10 owners. Suddenly draft strategies change and quarterbacks become extremely popular. It's not a surprise to see close to half of the picks in the first round of a two-quarterback draft to be signal-callers. The same goes for Round 2, too. In fact, most people like to draft quality quarterbacks immediately and address other positions later on, if only to knock out what has become the most integral part of this format.
There's another added wrinkle you can tack on to these leagues -- add points per reception. By doing that, Fantasy owners now must not only eyeball quarterbacks sooner than expected, but receivers and stud tight ends pick up instant interest too. Fantasy owners must decide what takes priority on Draft Day.
That's what we did in our 10-team, two-QB league. We also enlisted in some experienced two-QB Fantasy owners for the draft. Former NFL beat writer and current OrangeBloods.com writer Anwar Richardson has played the format for years. He's joined by CBSSports.com NFL Draft Analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler along with our own staff of well-seasoned analysts.
As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.
In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 16-round draft.
Our draft order is as follows:
1. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
2. Anwar Richardson, OrangeBloods.com
3. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Analyst
7. Will Brinson, NFL Writer
8. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
9. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Rob Rang, NFL Draft Analyst
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