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How Important is a Backup QB?

Postby Tetonskier » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:53 pm

I have Brees and Matt Leinart, but could be stronger at RB and WR. How important is it to keep a quality backup like Leinart in FFL? In the real world if your QB goes down, your season could be over if you don't have a quality backup. Is it the same in FFL, do I keep the quality QB for insurance/bye week? Or, should I try to load up on the other skill positions, and if something happens, trade for a starter or pick up a QB on waivers?

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Start 1 QB, 2RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST

Current Roster (Results from Blind Draft):
QBs: Drew Brees, Matt Leinart
RBs: Travis Henry, Marion Barber, Marshawn Lynch, Kevin Jones, Selvin Young
WRs: Marques Colston, Jerricho Cothcery, Santonio Holmes, Calvin Johnson
TE: Bo Scaife
K: Matt Stover
DST: Denver Broncos
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Re: How Important is a Backup QB?

Postby cowsvils » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:44 pm

I think that since you have Smith as your backup, you don't really have to worry about holding onto Leinart or visa versa. I see smith doing solid this year, especially with the addition of Darrell Jackson
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Re: How Important is a Backup QB?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:34 pm

You have Smith, so I'd trade Lienart. If you can get a good RB or WR for him, it is definatly worth the risk IMO.
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Re: How Important is a Backup QB?

Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:18 am

It really depends on your league... If there are plenty of QB's on the wire, I wouldn't worry about holding onto a backup... If Brees gets hurt you can always grab a guy off the wire... If your wire is bare, though, you might consider holding Leinart...

If you do decide to get rid of Leinart, though, I wouldn't cut him... Look to trade him after he has a good game or two...
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