Actually, most experts have said that drafting a QB early is not the best strategy. This is the first year I didn't take a QB early, and it hurt my team. Each year in the past I have taken a a top tier QB in the 2nd round and won or came near the top in each of those years in my leagues. This year I listened to the so called experts on the advice of taken the next tier QB's a little later. The problem is that second tier QB's are not consistent as the top tier QB's and don't have the upside that they do. Just like the person commenting above, when a lower tier QB scores 9.8 on a bad day, because they are not consistent, you need a lot from your other players to make up for it. Three times this year my second tier QB caused me to lose. If I had taken the QB I wanted, I would of been in the championship instead of just missing out. I know not everyone will be like me, but sometimes taken the best player available is the best advice you can give. Sometimes a top QB's value is worth more than you think. Also the leagues scoring system should dictate the value. This is just my opinion.
Ray, I understand what you are saying. But when a top QB like Peyton Manning scores 40 points in a standard league and your 5th round QB had a bad day and scores 9.8 points, the opponent's other 8 players only have to average 8 points a position to score over 100, while your other 8 players have to score around 11 points each. I think I'd rather begin my draft with a guy who is going to give you 20-30 points each week and maybe hit the jack pot and score 40-50 a time or two rather want hope for 13 weeks to get double digit points from my QB?
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