• Posts Tagged ‘quarterback’

    Do franchise quarterbacks deserve all the credit for winning?

    by  • October 20, 2013 • Draft Strategy • 0 Comments

    Fantasy Douche has traditionally been one to bust conventions when it comes to NFL truths, written or unwritten. Back in January, he challenged the assumption that a quarterback is the key to a winning franchise by taking a look at the Patriots’ passing game history and what it means to have talented receivers.

    “Obviously the optimal situation is a franchise QB with two wide receivers who can get open at will. But dumpster-fire-QB with two wide receivers who can get open at will ends up beating the franchise QB with two scrub WRs.”

    Aside from the stats Fantasy Douche shares on Tom Brady and his history with good receivers, it’s also timely to note the graph on Matt Schaub, considering how much hate he’s been getting lately.

    via Fantasy Douche’s Further to the Interaction Between Quarterbacks and Receivers

    Quarterbacks aplenty in 2013

    by  • September 5, 2013 • Draft Strategy • 1 Comment

    Footballguys’ Sigmund Bloom explained his quarterback tiers last month, and while the tiers themselves may not come as a surprise, the chunks Bloom creates with his tiers clearly show how deep the quarterback position is this year.

    Even if you choose to pass on top options and wait until the very late rounds to consider a quarterback, you can typically still snag Michael Vick as a desperation option. And even he has a chance to finish the year as the No. 1 overall fantasy quarterback if Chip Kelly’s offense explodes.

    Terrelle Pryor: Sleeper Fantasy Quarterback?

    by  • September 1, 2013 • Draft Strategy • 5 Comments

    Despite the terribleness that is the Oakland Raiders offense, Terrelle Pryor may still have fantasy potential this season. Assuming he lands the starting job over Matt Flynn, Pryor adds a running threat to counter Oakland’s shaky offensive line. Also unlike Matt Flynn, he has the arm strength to hit the long ball passes to...

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    Brandon Lloyd, Fred Davis, and The 2012 Quarterback Craze

    by  • September 4, 2012 • Draft Strategy • 0 Comments

    I’m late to the party, but Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View hosted this Google+ Hangout with two of the great minds in fantasy football, Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman, to discuss the most overrated and underrated players as we close out the 2012 fantasy football draft season.

    Their conversation touches on early hype for quarterbacks this season, Dallas Cowboys concerns, and why you should avoid taking wide receivers in the first two rounds. I also like what Zierlein, Waldman, and Bloom say about Brandon Lloyd as they break down the Patriots 2012 offense considering Lloyd was one of my big targets this year.

    If you still have any drafts, there are a few strategy points made throughout this video, including drafting based on how you value a player rather than consensus value, which is something you have to learn if you want to get the guys you really like on your roster. It’s lengthy but worth the watch as you prepare for your final drafts or evaluate your roster for the season ahead.

    Don’t let Russell Wilson start the year on your waiver wire

    by  • September 3, 2012 • Waiver Wire • 0 Comments

    If you’re looking for a bang-or-bust QB2 to stash behind an elite QB1, put a claim in on Russell Wilson. The Seattle offense may not be explosive, but Wilson showed his ability to produce big fantasy weeks this preseason. If he does surprise us all by Cam Newton-ing the first few weeks of the season, you’re going to want to have him on your roster.

    As Fantasy Douche explained in his thinking on quarterbacks:

    The thing about quarterbacks who will tuck the ball and run is that they’re like a waterbed. Push it down in one spot and it pops up in another. They’ll pass first if they can, but if their receivers are covered or if they’re unsure, they’ll just run and get a first down. It doesn’t take very long to rack up 40 rushing yards when the QB does this.

    There’s a lot to like about the rookie quarterback no matter how the Seattle offense comes together. So even if you already have two quarterbacks on your roster, consider stashing Wilson for the first few weeks of the season.

    Decisions, Decisions: Who to Start in Week 13

    by  • December 5, 2010 • Start or Sit • 0 Comments

    If your head’s swimming with stats and rankings this morning deciding who to start with playoff implications on the line, here’s a study aid. PlayThisGuy.com has provided us with their consensus rankings for Week 13 quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. You may not have these top 10 players, but dig deep to see...

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