We here at Razzball recognize that not every league is the same. Some have two kickers. Some play IDP over team defenses. Heck some even draft Cheerleading squads I’m sure, but I’m here to talk to you about strategy for two quarterback leagues. I gave a hint about that in the title for those who can’t read big, bold font. Now that we have those people on board, let’s get started.
On the one hand, talented quarterbacks are abundant for 2012. On the other hand, for two quarterback leagues that talent thins out pretty quickly. On a third hand…there is no third hand unless you’re Vishnu and if you are, I’m curious about how many words per minute you can type. But I digress, we’re here to talk about what to do when you have the two quarterback league blues. I feel there are two strategies and I cannot say I fault you for either. The one strategy is to grab a top tier guy from the draft. That means one of Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, or Matthew Stafford are on your team by the end of the 2nd round. If you’re going this route, you are looking for one QB to be your anchor and that means you shouldn’t be touching any quarterbacks until way later in the draft. This is a team strategy that should net you a quarterback like Joe Flacco or Andy Dalton if you’re risk averse. Personally, if this is my strategy going into the draft, I’m taking a chance on more of a bounce back candidate like Josh Freeman since you already have steady production from one of your quarterbacks. Whatever you choose, the key here is to not draft your next guy too high. Would it be nice to have Rodgers and Tony Romo on your team? Sure. Only problem is it will leave you thin at either wide receiver or running back. Trust me when I say you don’t wanna do that this year.
The secondary option is to go middle solid and would be my personal choice. It would most likely leave your middle rounds to quarterback picks but that means you have all those early picks to spend on the tougher positions to fill and I call that a good thing for 2012 Fantasy Football. Here, I’m looking at taking two quarterbacks between the 6th and 10th rounds where you can currently find a guy like Philip Rivers or a Matt Ryan. You could also land Robert Griffin, III with this option which isn’t all that bad either. Whatever the choice, you’re looking for reasonable consistency from both QBs and there are plenty of good pairings to be had in this part of the draft . The key to this strategy is to not spend too much on your QBs but not paint yourself into a corner either.
In the end, your own league and the people you draft with will determine which strategy is the best for you. If you start seeing 6th or 7th round quarterbacks going in the 3rd and 4th, you’ll have to make adjustments as necessary. Regardless, you need to come into the draft prepared to play it one way or the other or you could end up with Matt Cassell and Ryan Fitzpatrick. See what I did there? I’m trying to scare you straight. You’re welcome.