lugmetric wrote:my old 2QB league has since disbanded, but i always did very well in that league by letting the QB rush go by me.
i would have friends grabbing people like alex smith in the 3rd round because everyone was in QB panic mode while i stocked up on stud WRs and RBs. most years i would go 6-8 rounds before even looking at the QBs because there was so much skill position talent on the board. i would end up with guys like delhomme and pennington starting for me, which was fine. they would put up their 15-20 points, but then my RBs and WRs would pile it on. i even managed to snag derek anderson in a trade in 2007, and my team really took off.
new QBs are always emerging, and there will be some surprises every year. make sure you stay on top of them, keep a couple of stable pennington-types on your roster, and let your skill position players do all the work. unless you have a shot at an absolute monster stud IE- brady, brees, manning-you're better off taking forte/MJD at #6 since you have to assume that 1-5 will be brady/brees/manning/ap/turner. i'd grab a stud WR next, since you start 4 of them.
I hear what you are saying, but if I wait until round 3 my best case scenario at QB is probably Cutler, Cassel, Orton, Big Ben. Then, if I draft a QB in round 5 as my #2 I'm probably looking at Trent Edwards or David Garrard. That being said, I'm likely able to end up with my first 5 players looking like (example) Forte, Jennings, Cassel, Welker, T. Edwards OR I could go Forte, McNabb, S. Holmes, Anthony Gonzalez, Edwards. Either way, that's a pretty good team in a 12 team league.
Another thing to consider is that we draft 10 IDP's on each team, so I'd say somebody, if not a couple of people, will take some IDP in the 4th or 5th rounds which will mean more offensive talent. I think I may buy into your RB,WR,QB,WR,QB strategy then snag Run DMC, Moreno, Ward or Wells in the 6th round and snag some high upside potential RB's later on.