11stever11 wrote:I would take a QB with the first round pick. In the second round I would pick a top 12 RB. I would wait until the 6th or 7th round to grab a QB like Big Ben or Matt Ryan.
Here's my rationale: When I looked at last year's scoring, I saw 9 of the top 10 scorers were QBs: Rodgers, Brees, Brady, Stafford, Newton, Manning, Romo, Ryan and Rivers. Ray Rice rounded out the top 10.
Of 11-20, 7 were QBs: Roethlisberger, Vick, Sanchez, Smith, Fitzpatrick, Flacco and Dalton. The top 20 also included RBs McCoy and Jones-Drew plus WR Calvin Johnson. RB Foster was 21 but would've been top 20 if he'd played more games.
So on one hand, I feel like grabbing two elite QBs would help a ton with points. With this league's scoring, Rodgers was #1 with 563 points. Brees and Brady were also over 500 points, while Stafford, Newton and Manning were all in the 400s. The remaining four top 10 players were in the 300s.23
players scored in the 200s, and then another 32
were between 150-199 points.
This means that there are very, very few truly elite players in this league. Rodgers alone was worth more than about 2 of the top 15 players combined!
This is why based on the league's scoring, I still kinda think two elite QBs is the way to go. The league's scoring makes most of the other positions almost interchangeable.
Is it a coincidence that the teams with Rodgers, Brees and Brady were 1-2-3 last year - and this was WITHOUT the QB flex option?
I was 5th, BTW - and I had Jamaal Charles as my 1st round pick!
This just seems to be a really QB-oriented league...