Thefantasyguru2 wrote:Whoever says keep Martin in the 1st is a fool. Kap could be the #1 point scorer this year, and has a rediculous ceiling.
I get that Martin is a good keeper but Martin for a 1 or Kaepernick for a 12 is a no brainer.
As much as I agree Kap in the 12th is a great deal...calling someone a fool for not keeping him is a bit ridiculous...especially when that is based on the misguided assumption that he will out score Brees, Rodgers, Manning, Brady and Ryan.
The QB position is much deeper than in years past, and way deeper than RB. Kap is projected to be the #6 QB and score about 380 points...Eli is projected to be the #14 and still score 327 points (Brees is projected at #1 with 439)...about 5.5 points a game separate the best QB and the 2nd best reserve QB in a 12 team league.
After the top 12 RBs...you start hitting RBBC's and as every league I have been in allows at least 2 RBs to be started (more in Flex leagues). I know more and more people are going back to the traditional picking RBs in the first 2 or even 3 rounds. Martin is projected to be #2 at 347 and richardson is projected to be #6 at 260...87 point difference (almost as large a drop from 1 to 12 with QB)...and the drop to the #14 RB who would still be a full team starter in any league is DeMarco Murray at 228...Worse you look at the #1 backup or the 25th RB...you have Chirs Ivory at 183 points. It will be very hard to compete with Kap and two RBs outside the top 15as opposed to with one or two RBS in the top 15 and a middle to upper middle QB.
I would much rather have a stud top 3 at a premium position of RB than a high ceiling potential QB who is projected outside the top 5...and only a few points a game better than the best reserve QB