With the NFL going to more and more of a passing league, the ability to find a signal caller that can provide you not just serviceable production at your quarterback spot, but the ability to give you quality production is ever so easy to spot and find later in the draft. With the quarterback position being littered with so many quality arms, a popular avenue to go with this position is the (Razzball approved) quarterback by committee (QBBC) approach. This is where you wait until at least the 10th round (heck, even later) of your draft and you grab one-to-three quarterbacks (depending on format) that you will play match-ups with each week.

I have already covered Carson Palmer and why I really (really) like him as part of my QBBC for 2015 . The next quarterback I want to bring to your attention is, well, the man in the title of this post, Teddy Bridgewater (Who, by the way, Jay really seems to like too.) In his rookie season as the Minnesota Vikings signal caller, he played in 13 games and produced 224.5 passing yards, with 1.1 passing touchdowns and 0.9 interceptions per game. He also added 209 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown over those 13 games. These numbers placed him as the 24th best quarterback at 13 fantasy points per game in ESPN standard scoring leagues.

It’s his final seven games (Weeks 11 through 17) that I want to focus your attention to. In these seven games, he gave us 228.4 passing yards, 1.6 passing touchdowns, and one interception per game. These numbers over those seven games come out to 15 fantasy points per game. Those numbers, over the course of a full regular season, equate to the 15th best quarterback in standard ESPN scoring formats. His best fantasy game during this stretch was in Week 14 vs. the New York Jets. In this game, he threw for 309 yards, tossed two touchdowns with one interception. These numbers provided fantasy owners with 18 fantasy points. How about this: he also threw for no less then 209 yards in five games (309 or more in two of them) and also had multiple passing touchdowns in four games (at least one passing touchdown in every game).

All the arrows are pointing up for one Teddy Bridgewater. Not only did Bridgewater have a positive finish to his rookie year. He is also getting the services of Adrian Peterson back from suspension, they added Mike Wallace, Kyle Rudolph will be returning from injury and He gets another year in Norv Turners offense. The ability to employ the QBBC is going to be greater and better then ever this summer. The reason is due to players like Teddy Bridgewater in 2015!

 

 

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  1. impending doom says:
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    Great writing! Yeah.. I would love to own Bridgewater! I want to start early this year and quiz you on (what QB you would pick) and (when would you pick him) if you were picking say 18 in a 20 team redraft league. Or…..if thats too vague whats your “basic” draft strategy. 1QB 2WR 1RB 1TE 1K 1DEF 1W/R/T 6Bench 3IR. I’m hoping to have a better draft day attack this year especially in the area of QB and Back up QB. I know 20 teams is just too many but no managers want to leave our tight knit group. Thanks!

    • Fantasy with Dase or Days

      Fantasy with Dase or Days says:
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      @impending doom: I first want to say thank you for taking the time to read my post:) I am glad you find it informative and enjoyable to read.

      Now, I have never participated in a league bigger then 12 teams. In that format, I am all about waiting till at least the 10th round (picks 108-120) to select my first quarterback. But at the same time, I’m not going to let a Andrew Luck or Aaron Rodgers slip past me say in the fourth round of a draft. It’s great to wait on a quarterback but you also don’t want to be so set on that attack that a value like one of them gets past you.

      So in a 20 team format, I would say fifth or sixth round is the earliest I would be anticipating to draft a QB. That can easily change based on how the flow of the draft is going. You might be in a league full of other QBBC types and either pluck one of the top four quarterbacks (Luck/Rodgers/Wilson/Manning) or be given the chance to wait even longer to select your first quarterback. I am targeting the likes of Eli Manning (that would be best case), I would also look for a Philip Rivers or Colin Kaepernick as my first QB. Then you have a huge tier of signal callers that are all good options to fill out your QBBC approach. It will be up to you wether you want to draft say a Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco, or Teddy Bridgewater in the next couple of rounds. Or you can wait a handful of rounds later and pick a combination of Alex Smith, Robert Griffin or Nick Foles (and there is plenty more). Not only will you get to wait double the rounds of the previous players but they will provide you very similar production.

      I know I just threw out a ton of words and I hope it makes sense and is easy to digest. If not please let me know and we can go from there.

      • team Maxwell says:
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        @Fantasy with Dase or Days: Want to develop early, middle and late round list (scenarios) so I can react more quickly. I’m finishing the year in around 8th place mostly due to not sticking to a wiser draft day thought process. ie. Getting sucked into a TE run when I should have picked up Eli Manning . By next round he was gone and I was left with a ho-hum TE and Alex Smith. Anyway your process wisdom would greatly help me get a solid team throughout! Whatever you have time for (or direct me to) is fine. Thanks in advance!

        • Fantasy with Dase or Days

          Fantasy with Dase or Days says:
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          @team Maxwell: Make sure you read my third paragraph as I breakdown my thoughts.

          I’m going breaking this down as if it’s with 20 teams (just like your league)

          Luck/Rodgers in middle of 3rd round or later. This all depends on who is on the board at RB/WR. But this is the first round I would start to consider draft either one.

          Wilson near the end of the 4th round or later. Just like Luck/Rodgers it all depends on RB/WR available.

          I would not consider my next QB till the 6th round. In this case you are realistic looking at Manning (Eli). Don’t get sucked into a QB run that includes the likes of Bree’s, Newton, Ryan or etc…. As all these QBs are like splitting hairs and will be providing the same fantasy production. Let the other owners get caught up while you keep loading up on RB/WR.

          Even if you miss out on say any of these QBs. Don’t fret as this is when you employ the QBBC method. With your seventh pick you go ahead and grab either a Rivers or Kaepernick to get the ball rolling. Heck if you get lucky and this could easily happen. You will be able to grab both then guys in back to back rounds.

          Let’s say you come away with one of them. Then you can go ahead and draft a Palmer, Flacco or Bridegwater in a couple rounds later (round 8). Or you can wait till say round 10 or later and draft a couple of guys from the Smith, Griffin or Foles grouping.

          This is a quick rundown of how I would approach your draft. i hope this is what you was looking for. If not let me know and we can go from there. Or if you just have any other questions you can always send them my way.

          • impending doom says:
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            @Fantasy with Dase or Days:Thanks for all your work Dace! Actually, it is helpful. Wow, it really helps when you can bounce off someone. Even if I just missed Rivers, I bet I could land Eli Manning/Big Ben or Eli/Kaepernick or maybe better Eli/Bridgewater. I’m thinking 5th round to start QB as it would be awsome to have solid RB WR RB WR or RB WR BigTE WR in first 4 rounds. This also made me think of ‘grouping’ all QBs in one continuous list in the YAHOO pre draft rankings. During the draft I can quickly scroll down and see who’s there. As well I’ve just stumbled upon ‘draft wizard’ (lets you customize your mock draft in every way #of teams #of positions Yahoo or Espn position eligability). Even though it may not mirror my leagues drafting habits it still will give me a feel for the flow of a 20 team draft. Anyway, this was sooo helpful (thinking in the right direction) rather then doing what everyone else is doing (even though I’m using my own draft rankings). I’ll keep in touch for more advice on how to draft other positions?

            • Fantasy with Dase or Days

              Fantasy with Dase or Days says:
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              @impending doom: you are very welcome. I look forward to those questions about other positions down the road.

  2. S>H says:
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    Thanks for the read again, it helps new guys for sure. Would you deal E.Sanders Den. for Lynch Sea.?

    • Fantasy with Dase or Days

      Fantasy with Dase or Days says:
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      @S>H: Thanks for taking the time to read this post:) I’m glad that I am able to be a good source for you.

      If I am remember correctly this is for a PPR format? If that’s the case then it’s a coin flip when it comes to both these players. I would give the slightest of edge (so very very little) to Lynch. But I would not argue if you wanted to keep Sanders. A trade like this comes down to what your team looks like now and what you need.

      If this is a non PPR format, I would want Lynch and it would not matter what my roster looked like. It’s not close at all.

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