We can also start just 1 RB and 4 WR(or 2RB, 3 WR), plus the flex..PPR league. I'm thinking of drafting mostly WR and QB...good strategy? I have no experience with such drafts, and this has me confused.
Wow this is a league where Running Backs have minimal value...
Outside of Brady, Manning and possibly Romo I would probably take a feature back like LT, Jackson or Westbrook, especially since it is also a PPR. Depends on how quick QBs go though. if they start going quickly in the first round and you have pick 8 then I would probably take a RB. if you have pick 5 then I would go QB and pick up a RB in the swing.
I still wouldn't avoid taking a RB because I think people in this league may end up devaluing RBs too much and leave guys like Steven Jackson out there much too long.
In 2 QB leagues, I stand by the rule that you need at least 1 QB through 2 rounds, and 2 QBs through 5 rounds. That way you ensure yourself one solid option, and you don't get locked out of all the Qbs in general.
This doesn't mean go out and only draft QBs in those spots, but I think they should be considered a minimum when dealing with 2 QB leagues. Because if you think about it, there can only be 32 options out there, and chances are only 20 or 25 are going to be solid options. Not everyone in your league is going to have 2 Qbs to start every week, and some unlucky guys in your league won't have a single QB that is worth relying on.
If the value is there, take Qb back to back in round 1/2, but you better end up with like Tom Brady and Drew Brees.
We run the same setup with 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 QB, 1 FLEX (anything...even a flippin' kicker if you want to). The main reason why RB are so valuable and need to be drafted first is because there are so few good ones and you need to start 2 each week. With a FLEX, the league essentially becomes a 2 QB league, which IMO, makes QB just as valuable. I'd still go LT, AD, S-Jax, Westbrook, Addai with the first few picks, but after that I'm looking to snag Brady, Manning, Brees, Romo, etc...probably go QB/RB or RB/QB with your first two picks, then pick value after that. Nothing is set in stone, but a solid core is at least 2 QB and 2 RB in your first five picks.