I'm in a league that scores equal points for passing, rushing, & recieving TD's. By my math, Peyton Manning was the #2 fantasy scorer by these points last year, behind PH. Does anyone have any experience in a league like this? I am, as of right now, putting more value on a top QB than RB, but I don't want to do anything stupid.
There are ALOT of leagues that give equal points for rushing, receiving, and passing TD's. This doesn't really give QB's any added value.
It's all about positional scarcity. I know KG has the stats somewhere, but I believe the stat was that the difference between the #1 qb and the #15 qb is about 30 points, while the difference between the #1 RB and the #15 rb is 3 times that amount.
Just think about it logically. RBBC's and such mean there are more sole starting QB's in the league than starting RB's. Your league likely starts only 1 QB, and 2 or 3 RB's.
That means, of the around 30 starting QB's, 10-12 (depends on league size) will be required to start in your league. Of the 20 or so starting RB's, 24-36 (whether you start 2 or 3 RB's) will be required to start in your league.
Simple arithmetic will show you that RB value is still lightyears beyond QB value. 30 qb's available, 10 used. 22 rb's available, 24-36 used.
It's not that Manning scores almost as many points as Holmes that you should be concerned with, it's how much more does Manning score than other QBs. I believe the term is VBD (value based drafting). But what it boils down to is that if I can get almost as many points from Pennington in the 6th round as you're going to get from Manning in the 1st then why should I waste an early pick on Manning? Why not get the rarer commodity and snag a headlining RB and let the guy who grabbed Trent Green in the 3rd round worry about whether to take Staley or Garner as his/her #2 RB.
broncosrule wrote:I'm in a league that scores equal points for passing, rushing, & recieving TD's. By my math, Peyton Manning was the #2 fantasy scorer by these points last year, behind PH.
It helps to know your yardage scoring as well as TDs to know the impact it has on QB value. Also, if you get points for completions or other unusual scoring, it can have a big impact on QB values.
I think if anything, the td rule alone makes QBs LESS valuable than in a normal scoring league.
If you take away the QB rushing td/yardage point advantage, all the non-running QBs move up a notch.
Quarterbacks in general become less valuable because the gap between the best and the worst becomes smaller.
About half of the top 10 QBs (Culpepper, Vick, McNabb, Brooks, etc.) are rated so highly because of their running ability. Guys like Brady, Favre, and Trent Green all have similar value to top players when you balance passing stats.
Without knowing more info, I would say that QBs are not worth a first round pick or even an early round pick here. There are just too many good QBs out there. You can pick up very good value in the 5th, 6th, or even 7th rounds. Use your early picks to snatch up the starting RBs and good WRs.