It would potentially be a decent strategy depending on the number of teams in your league and whatnot, which rounds to do it in aside, if it wasn't for that what the hell is Whisenhunt doing QBBC thing he had going before Leinart got hurt last year (and even continuing with Rattay a bit at the goal-line when Warner was dealing with the hand injury). I only saw it alluded to in one reply so far, but last year, both Leinart and Warner were seeing their share of snaps and leading entire drives during the early part of the season, hence, significantly limiting the value of either during this stretch of games. I don't expect that to happen again, but I absolutely didn't expect it in the first place so who knows.
Aside from the QBBC risk, I don't see much of an issue with the premise of this strategy though I haven't done QB rankings and projections yet for this season. IIRC, I used this strategy in one of my leagues last year that was quite QB thin since it was a 14-teamer. While it certainly didn't work out to start the season due to the QBBC situation, I wouldn't necessarily shy away from doing it again if the value was there as I don't see much risk aside from Whisenhunt potentially rotating QBs again (though it also depends on how I feel Leinart will do this year and I haven't analyzed that yet).
And for the poster questioning if Warner can still get the job done, he more than did so last year, and it's hard for him to get any slower and older than he has been for the past several seasons. In the 11 games he started, he threw at least 2 TDs in 9 of them, and that's with Rattay stealing 3 on goal-line situations subbing in for Warner as well as the Carolina game in which he left after only 2 pass attempts after getting injured (and this injury risk game to game is probably the only real downside to Warner). He also averaged over 280 passing YPG during his 10 starts after that Carolina one.
dream_017 wrote:I don't like the strategy either. What about the bye week, now you need a 3rd QB on your team or drop one of these guys.
The main risk I see with this strategy is the QBBC thing, but if that doesn't happen, then the bye week likely won't be much of a factor. AZ will have played 6 games by the time the bye week comes around, and whoever is the backup QB at that point can likely be dropped and picked back up if desired after the bye without anyone else going after him. If both Warner and Leinart have been making starts through the first 6 weeks, then you'd likely need to drop another player to pick up a 3rd QB, but otherwise, I think it would be a non-issue to drop the one of them whose a backup at that point.