When taking a look at a fantasy football draft strategy for leagues that feast on quarterbacks here in 2020 you’ll need solid value at the position in 2 QB leagues.
Taking Young Players?
When you think about the risk in taking certain players that are not proven you want to take those risks later on in the draft, making solid ownership decisions early on in your season long drafts.
In a year of uncertainty for rookies with no mini-camps, OTAs, Pre-Season games, and limited overall training camps these are the highest risk rewards category of players. You want to avoid these players altogether early in the draft.
The prime example of that this year is to give caution to the early drafting of Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Drafting a rookie running abck has historically lead to disappointing results. See my Page: Fantasy Football Draft Board 2020 to make an informed decision on your draftees. Make a value pick if he’s available beyond pick 10 or the 2nd round of a 10 team draft. If taking him below that pick it makes the value of the pick uncertain. Whether he turns out to be a stud with the high powered KC offense or not, I believe the real risk in the pick is due to the great potential for injury . Teams likely will blow through several strings of players on various skill and other positions on the field. This entails the soft tissue injuries that especially happen to young players.
You will need successful high risk/high upside strategy to actually win your league but the key may very well be avoiding those over hyped rookies and 2nd year wonders that are not likely to produce just yet.
I know I have been sort of in the rut of drafting these rookie running backs a little early to get my hands on the value, but this is the best year to go ahead and fade that potential value completely. Its too bad too because there is a lot of talent at the skill positions that just won’t be ready.
What is happening now in training camps
There is talk among NFL sources about allowing more reps for the young players. This will help the teams but it will be difficult to simulate real game experience. This lack of real game experience will also contribute to the risk for me. Older players will handle this aspect of taking care of their bodies as well as catching up to full game speed better then their younger teammates.
Sure it would be great if a rookie were put into a position of starter, and you were on that particular player as you WANT to take the coaches word for it on getting the players’ reps in training camps, however this does not translate to to real NFL production early on.
How will this info help me in my fantasy football draft strategy?
When you take all of these offsetting balances into consideration its best not to worry about a lot of it and focus on getting the best value during your draft which depends on your draft format and draftees. I have been in a few 2 QB leagues with mixed results. At times I took more risks as in recent years but many times took them too early to create correlation and upside.
This strategy could keep you competitive but kill you quickly when it amounts to staying competitive through the playoffs.
How to Dominate 2 QB leagues
The only real difference to creating success in 2 QB leagues is going early and often enough on getting QBs on your roster to avoid a problem later on during your fantasy football season. When you are scrambling week to week to find a starter and Taysom Hill is your best option you only getting 6 -9 points for that spot with a touchdown for your ceiling.
If your league is big into trading, these QB’s create a lot more value for your as bargaining pieces. You can really get a high price for your starting QB when you look at those who need the position. This is guaranteed to happen in 12 team leagues as there is not enough QB’s to go around when everyone drafts at least 3, doing the simple math. As many leagues this year have the extra spots with IR slots available, you can save your injured guys or bargain them for whatever position you want or need.
A couple guys I would like to obtain early and late at right spots.
I would love to get Tom Brady for value as he’s getting drafted as the 12th QB off the board and 51st overall in 2 QB leagues. Picture Peyton Manning type numbers in his first season with the Broncos. I believe Brady could successfully be attempting a season like this.
Another guy I love for the season later on to stash is PJ Walker of the Panthers as he’s got to be the guy once Teddy Bridgewater goes down with injury. He has recent game experience as the MVP of the XFL. In this league it does not get any better then that right now.
You also want to pay attention to who others are drafting and when in your draft so that whenever the run on QB’s takes place you can get in on it before they are gone. As in any draft pay attention to ADP, which you will find on my fantasy draft board page above or below or just check fantasy football calculator for the latest in Average Draft Position.
A Unique Season in Fantasy Football for 2010
This season will in fact prove whether the pre-season is really worth it. Look to my own fantasy football draft board, which most experts don’t give away to gauge where you are on how high or low you are on certain players. While this board does not account for the 2 QB format, you can adjust and move up all of the QB’s as most fantasy scoring formats are good to use with this board as its primary for half point PPR. So if your playing in a standard scoring or full point PPR there’s quite honestly not a lot of adjustment this board needs for either scoring format.
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