I realize that most of you Fantasy Football Dopers are reluctant to share your draft strategies, but we all know that you’re supposed to draft running backs first, so it’s not like you’ll be revealing any earth-shattering secrets if you help me out. Plus, the league I’m playing in has a weird rule that is probably unique to my league, and has thrown my personal strategy out the window. Hence, this thread.
Anyway, my league is yer typical fantasy league in most respects. Each team drafts 22 players (QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ds, Ks, and STs). Each week we field a team that looks like this:
[li]2 Running Backs[/li][li]2 Wide Receivers (Note: the 2 RB/ 2 WR rule is etched in stone, so our league eliminates the "swing"player which in other leagues can either be a RB or WR).[/li][li]1 Tight End[/li][li]1 Defensive Unit[/li][li]1 Special Teams Unit[/li][li]2 Quarterbacks! :eek: [/li][/ul]
Best I can figure, this Mondo Bizarro 2 QB rule is in place to lessen the impact of running backs. IOW, having 2 starting QBs every week means that a participant who managed to draft 2 great RBs won’t totally dominate the other players. Therefore, the pool of talent is a little more spread out, making the games a little closer. That’s how I figure it, anyway.
So with 2 starting QBs playing each week, I wonder if I should draft QBs higher in the draft. I was originally thinking of drafting like this:
[li]RB #1[/li][li]RB #2[/li][li]WR #1[/li][li]QB #1[/li][li]…[/li][/ul]
…and thus not draft a QB until the fourth round. But with this weird rule, should I try to draft a better QB earlier?