Fantasy Football Today

In praise of two-quarterback leagues

By Larry Hartstein |

Two-quarterback leagues seem to be getting more popular. All the anecdotal evidence, the Fantasy chatter, indicates that.

Here's hoping that trend continues. Two-QB leagues make sense in today's pass-happy NFL because the Fantasy depth at the position is incredible.

Here are some QBs not among the top 12 in at least one of our experts' rankings: Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, Andy Dalton, Jay Cutler, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger.

Dalton was the No. 3 Fantasy QB last year, Rivers finished 4th, Newton 5th, Wilson 9th and Roethlisberger 10th. That's a lot of Fantasy production potentially sitting on benches in standard 12-team leagues.

In 2-QB leagues, you're starting all those guys plus deciding between guys like Josh McCown, Jake Locker and Michael Vick, assuming he wins the job. Those are tough decisions, fun decisions.

Anyone who's been in a 2-QB league will tell you how drastically draft strategy changes. Instead of being able to wait on a quarterback, you have to draft two in the early rounds. Then you must decide how long you can wait before grabbing a third.

If you want to have more fun playing Fantasy, join at least one 2-QB league this year.

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