I know QBs are often popular to go in the first round and I know Brady/Brees are pure studs that have a chance at huge points. Normally if one is there at say pick 9 in the first, it'd be tempting to grab one.
But what do you think of the strategy of..OPTION A..passing on all of them (if avail) and grabbing a RB like MJD, Forte, Charles, then grabbing a Ryan/Phillips in the 6th? Compare this to OPTION B..grabbing Brady/Brees in the 1st then grabbing a lesser quality RB like Greene/Brown/Stewart in the 6th? Assume your 2nd through 5th picks are the same regardless of strategy.
Is it me or, based on typical projections (yes I know projections fluctuate like crazy), wouldn't the Forte/Ryan combo seem to outweigh a Brady/Stewart combo? i.e. add up the projected points for each combo and compare. Just wondering if others look at it like this? Add to the fact that if your 6th round pick goes down (Ryan in option A, Greene in option B), wouldn't it be easier to pick up a serviceable (not great but serviceable) QB than a serviceable RB? Yes, I know that's what the waiver wire is for but quite frankly in many leagues, it may be hard to grab a starting RB from the wire.
I'm sure this may have been discussed previously but I'm asking more for a unique situation (can start 2RB plus a flex, .5PPR)
I certainly don't go into a draft limiting myself to one strategy but if this option appears (Brady/Brees still there at 9), I want to be prepared for it.
Appreciate your thoughts..