QB draft strategy, 2013 sleepers


One of the things I have found strange in these awesome #MockDraftMondays is how fantasy owners in 10-team practice leagues are so quick to select backup quarterbacks. I understand why the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees go early, though I say good luck with Vick Ballard as your No. 2 running back! But really, in a 10-team league there’s no need for a backup quarterback at all. There’s ample depth at this position and I’d argue unless your starter is a serious injury risk, and Washington Redskins stud Robert Griffin III is about the only fantasy starter fitting that description, then the picks after Round 8 are far better directed at running backs and wide receivers who could emerge as useful options. Selecting the likes of Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Michael Vick and Jay Cutler in a 10-teamer with Brees or Tom Brady as your starter doesn’t make sense to me.