LoveBoatCaptain wrote:I've said it multiple times here at the Cafe, Leinart distributes the ball more evenly between Fitz and Boldin than Warner. I don't know the exact stats (and even the ones you provided seem a little skewed somehow), but Boldin will be better value come fantasy drafts next year than Fitz -- that's for sure.
That's not true. Boldin is also much more productive when Warner is the starter. From a fantasy standpoint, Kurt Warner is the guy you want slinging the rock around in the desert. Maybe Leinart will turn the corner this year, but who knows.
Exactly- Warner makes the team much better overall from a FF standpoint than Leinart right now. We really haven't seen enough of Leinart yet to say he's developed a strong preference to throw to one WR or the other, plus most of his starts came in his rookie season. We probably won't even figure it out this season, since it looks like we might be seeing both QBs a decent amount again.
Axl- how did you calculate those numbers? You do realize that there were several games where both QBs played, right? Do you just count the guy who started for those? How do you factor Fitz's stats in games where Boldin didn't play, because that changes things a lot as well?
The title's kind of misleading anyway- wouldn't it be better to say "Leinart sucks", if anything? The Cards put up more stats overall when Warner's in than when Leinart's in.
As for who's the better FF value, it's impossible to say one or the other until we see where they're drafted. I think Fitz will (and should) get drafted a little earlier than Boldin, and my guess is he'll slightly outperform him.
14 Teams, each keep 14 players
QB: P. Manning, Schaub
RB: MJD, Westy, C. Johnson, A. Bradshaw, J. Ringer
WR: TO, Driver, J. Gage, Crabtree, J. Morgan, K. Curtis, E. Bennett, M. Sims-Walker
TE: Witten, M. Lewis
K: Gostkowski, J. Brown
D/ST: Tenn, NE