I see many valid points in these arguments, but the notion that A certain Defence can score"so and so" amount of points is, no pun intended, Pointless.

In all scoring Formats the goal is to score more points than your opponents each and every week. If you get the most points overall for the season, that is the best you can do in terms of your abilities, the rest is luck.

Assuming that There are 2 teams and it is a 3 player draft ( a very simplified draft) and each person must draft 1 QB, 1 RB and 1 TE and that the numbers in Parentheses are the Points scored per week by each player.

Available players to draft: Peyton Manning(14), Daunte Culpepper(12) Shaun alexander (15) Edgerring James (10) Antonio Gates(14) , Anthony Becht(6)

Which player should you draft First??? Antonio Gates. He will outscore every week an average of 8 points giving the Team that drafts him an 8 point edge. Peyton Manning only gives a 2 point edge, and Shaun Alexander only has a 5 point "Edge". So even if the teams ended up like this:

Gates, CPepp, Edge

Manning, SA, Becht

The gates team would be better and score more points per week by 1 point. Obviously this true because of the drafting requirements of 1 of each and the limited players, etc. Therefore, even Tho SA scores more points overall than Gates, he is worth less. This is why when you say: Baltimore Defence can score as many points as a QB who throws for 300 yards and 2 TDs it is like comparing Apples to Oranges. Because.... Baltimore may only score 4 points more than even the weakest D (doubtful but possible) per week. But the QB who you compare it to may score 7 points per week higher than the weakest Fantasy starter.

Wow, that was way too long. Usually, because of the reasons I have described, RBs are more valuable but it depends on the scoring system to an extent.