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Bobby Sylvester’s Quarterback Rankings and Notes (Fantasy Football)

Aug 19, 2019

L-Jax broke the single-season QB carries record in just 7 games

It took long enough, but the vast majority of you reading this are now on board with the late-round quarterback strategy. If you aren’t, please familiarize yourself with the argument as it will assuredly help you over the next few seasons (until SuperFlex leagues become standard).  I get into the logic here a bit. In some more competitive leagues, however, this strategy is carried a bit too far, as the top five quarterbacks have plenty of value over replacement. I’m certainly not in the camp of drafting Patrick Mahomes in the 2nd, or even 3rd round, but if Aaron Rodgers drops to the 7th, Matt Ryan to the 8th or Cam Newton to the 9th, I’d be thrilled to pull the trigger. If I can’t land one of them at value, I’d recommend doing one of two things:

  1. Stream – Pick up the best Week 1 quarterback that you can get late in your draft. Then drop him for the best Week 2 guy. Oddly enough, that happens to be the same player, as Dak Prescott takes on the Giants at home to open the season then travels to Washington for Week 2. In fact, he has an appointment against the lowly Dolphins in Week 3 too. I don’t love Dak for the entire season, but with Ezekiel Elliott potentially holding out for a few games, he should throw plenty of passes against these cupcake defenses.
  2. Fish for Upside – Last year this was Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo. One of those worked out famously and the other not so much. Even with Jimmy G getting hurt, though, you ended up back where most everyone should be: streaming quarterbacks. If your investment is just a late-round pick, you aren’t losing much if you whiff. If you connect on the hail mary, however, you are a serious championship contender. My favorite upside picks this season are Lamar Jackson and Mitch Trubisky.

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