Whatever rankings fantasy owners use, whatever scoring system is employed, quarterbacks are incredibly important if you are to make a run at your league championship. However, only one or two going into the draft should be considered as a first- or second-round pick. The dropoff in talent level and production at RB and then WR is too drastic to miss the top players. So, go ahead and resign yourself to the fact that you are not getting Peyton Manning or Drew Brees, because you are going after RBs, maybe even WRs with your first two or three picks.
So, that means you will be choosing among 29 or 30 QBs after Round 2. In a standard 12-owner league that means you have a great chance to pick a Top 12 fantasy scorer. But how you rank fantasy football QBs is important if you want to nab a late-round sleeper. I picked up Philip Rivers late last year, and he had a career year. To draft fantasy football QBs for value, follow my advice about these sleeper signal callers.
Sleeper #1 – Trent Edwards, Buffalo
Edwards will be available in the ninth through 12th rounds of your draft.
Sleeper #2 – Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle
Hasselbeck enters the 2009 season with
The top three scorers, as far as fantasy football production, at the QB position in 2008 were Drew Brees, Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers, and only Brees was considered a Top 10 QB pick going into the season. Warner was not even thought to have the starting job secured! Only three QBs last year threw for 30 TDs or more, so all you need is 24 TDs and 3,600 yards to have a Top 10 QB. Pick one of the sleepers above late, and use your early rounds to pile up on WRs and RBs. You should be able to pick these two QBs around the eighth or ninth round.