Fantasy football is believed to a billion dollar, recession proof industry. Each year, millions of people from all over the world join fantasy football leagues with the hopes of finding a hobby, keeping in touch with friends, or finding an excuse to do absolutely nothing for 17 Sundays a year.
Today, we’ll look at five different ways to help you not suck at it. These tips aren’t for the seasoned pros. They are for the casual fans who got suckered into joining a league at the office because it was one team short. These tips may not help you win your league, but I can assure you they’ll help you not finish last.
5. When Should I Draft A QB?
If you’re just starting to get into Fantasy Football, there’s a chance your wealth of player knowledge more or less ends at the quarterback position. This isn’t the worst thing. One year I ended up in a league where a guy drafted Terrell Owens, TWO YEARS after he had retired. Believe it or not, when it comes down to it, you’re probably not the biggest idiot in your league. This is good.
Now, when it comes to drafting a QB, there’s one key question you need to figure out: How many QBs can you start?
If you can start just one QB, then your option is very simple: You either draft Aaron Rodgers (GB) or Andrew Luck (IND) early, or you wait until the end. These two represent the highest of high tiers when it comes to QBs so you either take one of them, or you wait and you’re one of the last people to take a QB. After Rodgers and Luck, there’s a considerable gap and from 3-8 the QBs are more or less the same.
However, if you play in a two QB league, everyone’s value goes up. Meaning, Russell Wilson (SEA), who is generally considered to be the No. 3 QB in fantasy football, should probably end up going in the second round. Think of it like basic supply and demand. If more QBs can play, their value goes up. If you can only start one, they aren’t nearly as valuable as they appear.