jedijunk wrote:Cool. So to make sure I understand: "When you have a QB flex spot, you start a QB there almost every time" .... is this because QB's tend to score more fantasy points than RB's, or because of something else? I ask because all of my top point totals so far have come from RB's (CJ Spiller's first two monster 30+ point games, and LaSean McCoy had some big days too). Were those big games by my RB's a statistical fluke, or maybe due to the fact that my league bumped Passing Yards Per point up to 50 from the default of 25?
And as far as upgrading at QB, I'm guessing you're referring to dropping Palmer in favor of a better #2 QB that can fill that flex spot?
Thanks for the help... so much to learn!
QBs tend to score more points then other positions. Take a look at the projected scores for quarterbacks before the season: http://www.fftoday.com/rankings/playerproj.php?Season=2012&PosID=10&LeagueID=17
Then the running backs: http://www.fftoday.com/rankings/playerproj.php?PosID=20&LeagueID=17
There were six quarterbacks that were projected over 300 fantasy points compared to just one running back. Also there was over 20 quarterbacks that were projected to go over 200 with just six running backs projected to go over 200 fantasy points.
The high point totals of Spiller and McCoy are not flukes. McCoy is an elite running back, so he is a must start over the second tier of quarterbacks backs. Spiller on the other hand may be a elite running back; however he will have to split carries with FJax, so I do not expect him to continue putting up 25+ points per game.
I would rather look to make a trade for a QB. I don't think I would pay top dollar for a QB, but I would certainly look around the league to see what the asking prices are. 6 points per passing TD combined with starting 2 QBs is the reason I would look for one.