I know everyone has different theories and things that have worked for them in fantasy football. For me it has been drafting rb's, then wr's, and finding a great qb either late in the draft or off of waivers (Culpepper his first big year, Warner, Garcia, Grbec's big year in KC, Brooks). It just always seems like there are more breakout QB's then rb's or maybe I'm just able to predict breakout qb's better than I can other positions. Anyway, I know many people agree with this and that some disagree. My point is that this year I see 3 qb's that I think are going to have big years and can be drafted late. They are Trent Green, Hasslebeck, and Plummer. I plan on actually using two of my picks in rounds 6-10 to take two of these three and will platoon them unless one of them totally separates themselves. By doing this I will have 2 stud rb's (probably first 2 rounds) and 3 very solid wr's. Hasslebeck will definitely be my first qb taken. I just cannot see any reasons why he won't have a huge year. He outproduced every other qb by a lot in both yds. and td's over the last 7 games last year once he had all his weapons (a healthy jackson, a productive Alexander, an emerging K-rob). If there are any reasons why he won't continue to put up big numbers I'm not seeing them. If combined with Green in a platoon they will have some great matchups almost every week and be able to face Detroit (Green) and Arizona (Hasslebeck) in week 15 and 16. The platoon I want to focus on however is Hasslebeck and Plummer because Plummer can be drafted later than Green and with the weapons he has in Denver and with the right matchups, he should have success:
Week 1- Seatle vs. NO or Denver vs. Cincinatti (either matchup is favorable- both teams were in the bottom 5 teams last year in both passing yds. and passing td's allowed.).
Week 2- Seatle vs. Arizona or Denver vs. San Diego (again both teams suck against the pass)
Week 3- Denver vs. Oakland (This isn't one of the best matchups but Oakland did give up the 8th most passing yards per game last season. Woodson did miss some time however. The other matchup is Seatle vs. St. Louis)
Week 4- Denver vs. Detroit (Detroit gave up the 2nd most passing yards and 27 passing td's)
Week 5- Denver vs. Kansas City (Kansas City gave up the 3rd most passing yards and passing td's).
Week 6- Seatle vs. San Fran or Denver vs. Pittsburgh (Both teams finished in the bottom 12 teams for passing yards allowed- Pittsburgh 10th, San Fran 12th- however SF gave up 4 more passing td's)
Week 7- Denver vs. Minnasota- (Minnasota gave up the 4th most passing yards and the most passing td's- 33!)
Week 8- Seatle vs. Cincinatti- (Cincinatti gave up a decent 213 yds. per game passing but also gave up 30 passing td's- 2nd most in NFL)
Week 9- Seatle vs. Pittsburgh- (As much as it pains me to say so, this matchup edges out Denver vs. New England- I'm sure you can remember some guys having huge passing games vs's the Steelers last year- Brady, Gannon, Vick, Holcomb)
Week 10- Seatle vs. Washington (Although Washington was pretty tough against the pass last year led by Champ Bailey, they lost their defensive coordinator and more importantly their defensive line looks like it will struggle a lot this year)
Week 11- Denver vs. San Diego or Seatle vs. Detroit (San Diego gave up the most yards passing per game last season, but Detroit was right behind them and gave up one more passing td)
Week 12- Denver vs. Chicago (Chicago was 9th worse in yards given up and also gave up 24 passing td's)
Week 13- Denver vs. Oakland (Along with week 3, the only time during the regular season when the matchup isn't great)
Week 14- Seatle vs. Minnasota or Denver vs. Kansas City (It's like being asked to choose between getting to beat up Carrot Top or the Dell computer guy- both would be fun and easy)
Week 15- Denver vs. Cleveland or Seatle vs. St. Louis (Neither are great matchups but neither are horrible either. They both are middle of the pack passing defenses. I will just go with the hotter qb at this point)
Week 16- Seatle vs. Arizona (Edges out Denver vs. Indianapolis- Arizona gave up 6th most yards per game and the 3rd most passing td's- 29!)
Why did I get a steelers tatoo? It's the only thing I knew I would love forever.