Quarterback Drafting Essentials for 2013

No fantasy owners should ever pass on Rodgers or Brees

For 2013, no fantasy owner can afford to pass on Rodgers or Brees

When it comes to drafting a quarterback for the 2013 Fantasy Draft, all fantasy owners must basically focus on the top twenty in the league (except in 2 quarterback formats.)

To help with your draft this season, Fantasy Buzzer did a quick breakdown of the talent available.

The following top twenty players can be broken down into (FOUR) categories:

  • Must Own
  • Top Notch
  • Solid Starters
  • Best of the Rest

 MUST OWN:

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees

FORGET the fact that Aaron Rodgers has an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 12 and Drew Brees has an ADP of 14 – They need to be the first players off the board for the shrewd fantasy football owners.

If you are one of the lucky people that have one of the top two picks in your draft, my advice to you is to pick one of the top two quarterbacks. The bottom line is, if you have Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees on your squad, you have a much better chance of making the playoffs. There’s no debate when it comes down to actual points.

I won’t bore you with their stats – you know that these guys put the points up every week and you can trust them implicitly.

Last year Adrian Peterson scored more points than any other running back. He also finished 11th in total points scored behind ten quarterbacks.

The year before, Ray Rice scored more points than any other running back. He finished 10th in total points scored behind nine quarterbacks.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Here are the raw fantasy numbers from 2012:

#1    – Brees scored 423 fantasy points

#2    – Rodgers scored 407

#11  – Adrian Peterson scored 297

Don’t waste your time with a running back if you have one of the top two picks in the draft – either one of these fantasy studs will likely outscore ANY running back by an average of 100 POINTS! If you don’t think 100 points makes a difference in fantasy football, go play hopscotch, this game isn’t for you.

The big two give you too many points week in and week out to ever be passed up. If you have the 7th or 8th pick and they are still on the board, pull the trigger and look like a genius.

Please keep in mind – Once Rodgers and Brees are gone

Time to draft your running back!!

Top Notch Quarterbacks:

(in order)

Draft a running back first before picking up any of these quarterbacks!

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Colin Kaepernick

To actually win the league, you will need to draft a top-notch running back before one of these four quarterbacks, but make sure you snag one of these QBs by the third round.

Let’s start with Peyton Manning – I went back and forth on whether or not he was a MUST OWN because his ADP is 24. Bottom line, if you see Manning in the second round, pounce on him – He’s a cut above the rest and with Wes Welker, he will be better than he was last year.

While Manning will embrace the arrival of Welker, Tom Brady will miss him on almost every passing down to start the season. The tight end and wide receiver situation in New England is a well-publicized mess and Danny Amendola is NO Wes Welker. Amendola is injury prone and has played 16 games just once in his career. Welker is an iron man who has a history of getting the job done.

Even though the soon to be 36-year-old quarterback is likely to start the season without his top five receivers from last season, Brady is still Brady – and he will throw and complete passes to the kicker or the waterboy if he has to. His ADP is 38, but I would still take him before Cam Newton, who’s ADP is 36.

Matt Ryan was a stud last year.  There’s no reason he shouldn’t replicate his numbers from last year, which included 4,719 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. His ADP is right where it should be at 43.

Colin Kaepernick is kind of the Hot Stuff X-Factor. He will set the world on fire or he might fizzle out. I think there’s a slight risk, but if you haven’t grabbed one of the other quarterbacks, he’s your best bet. His ADP is 51 and if it came down to Kaepernick or Matt Stafford – I would lean toward the 49ers quarterback.

 Solid to Spectacular Quarterbacks

Robert Griffin III, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Eli Manning

As long as he’s healthy, Robert Griffin III is one of the top ten options for fantasy quarterbacks. However, he’s a risk taker and is riddled with serious health issues that people have magically forgotten about. He’s now had reconstructive surgery on the same knee twice and he has concussion issues. That’s a little too much risk for me, but it’s your team.

Matthew Stafford is an interesting pick. Stafford just missed breaking the 5,000 yard passing mark for the second year in a row during the 2012 season with 4,967 yards. But after throwing for 41 touchdowns during the 2011 season, he threw just 20 last year. His current ADP is 61 and he should bounce back with more touchdowns during the 2013 season.

The expectations are sky high for Cam Newton, but I would temper those. He plays for a bad Panthers team that has done nothing during the offseason to beef up Newton’s supporting cast. He’s a one-man show with no running game and a cast of subpar receivers. He could very well turn out to be the same fantasy bust that he was during the first half of the 2012 season.

Andrew Luck is the one quarterback who can really make his mark this season and really has nothing but upside. He’s the 10th rated quarterback with an ADP of #64 and if he can build on his success from last season, he could be one of the great ones.

Tony Romo is Tony Romo – he will have great highs and terrible lows – and he will likely fold when it matters most.

Pretty much the same line goes for Eli Manning – 4 touchdown performances will be followed by 0 touchdown performances. No matter who the Giants play, you never know which Eli you will show up from week to week.

Best of the Rest 

Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Phillip Rivers

Andrew Dalton is the best of this bunch and is rated as 14th-best quarterback in fantasy leagues. His ADP is 107 which means you can grab him as late as the 10th round in many drafts.

Ben Roethlisberger has been beaten up like no other quarterback, but he’s a tough guy and can still produce.

As far as fantasy production and performance goes, very little separates quarterbacks Joe Flacco from Jay Cutler. They both have the potential to put up big numbers one week and then crash and burn for the next three weeks in a row.

Phillip Rivers just barely makes the “best of the rest” category. Coming into his 10th year in the league, his skills are on the serious decline. His yardage has dropped three years in row and so have his touchdowns. Still, he might make decent backup if you are in dire straights.

Leave them on the board

Michael Vick and Josh Freeeman

Traditional wisdom says that the top twenty quarterbacks in the league are all worth drafting. So much for traditional wisdom. Leave Vick and Freeman on the board and let them be someone else’s headache.

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Quarterback Drafting Essentials for 2013

No fantasy owners should ever pass on Rodgers or Brees

For 2013, no fantasy owner can afford to pass on Rodgers or Brees

When it comes to drafting a quarterback for the 2013 Fantasy Draft, all fantasy owners must basically focus on the top twenty in the league (except in 2 quarterback formats.)

To help with your draft this season, Fantasy Buzzer did a quick breakdown of the talent available.

The following top twenty players can be broken down into (FOUR) categories:

  • Must Own
  • Top Notch
  • Solid Starters
  • Best of the Rest

 MUST OWN:

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees

FORGET the fact that Aaron Rodgers has an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 12 and Drew Brees has an ADP of 14 – They need to be the first players off the board for the shrewd fantasy football owners.

If you are one of the lucky people that have one of the top two picks in your draft, my advice to you is to pick one of the top two quarterbacks. The bottom line is, if you have Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees on your squad, you have a much better chance of making the playoffs. There’s no debate when it comes down to actual points.

I won’t bore you with their stats – you know that these guys put the points up every week and you can trust them implicitly.

Last year Adrian Peterson scored more points than any other running back. He also finished 11th in total points scored behind ten quarterbacks.

The year before, Ray Rice scored more points than any other running back. He finished 10th in total points scored behind nine quarterbacks.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Here are the raw fantasy numbers from 2012:

#1    – Brees scored 423 fantasy points

#2    – Rodgers scored 407

#11  – Adrian Peterson scored 297

Don’t waste your time with a running back if you have one of the top two picks in the draft – either one of these fantasy studs will likely outscore ANY running back by an average of 100 POINTS! If you don’t think 100 points makes a difference in fantasy football, go play hopscotch, this game isn’t for you.

The big two give you too many points week in and week out to ever be passed up. If you have the 7th or 8th pick and they are still on the board, pull the trigger and look like a genius.

Please keep in mind – Once Rodgers and Brees are gone

Time to draft your running back!!

Top Notch Quarterbacks:

(in order)

Draft a running back first before picking up any of these quarterbacks!

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Colin Kaepernick

To actually win the league, you will need to draft a top-notch running back before one of these four quarterbacks, but make sure you snag one of these QBs by the third round.

Let’s start with Peyton Manning – I went back and forth on whether or not he was a MUST OWN because his ADP is 24. Bottom line, if you see Manning in the second round, pounce on him – He’s a cut above the rest and with Wes Welker, he will be better than he was last year.

While Manning will embrace the arrival of Welker, Tom Brady will miss him on almost every passing down to start the season. The tight end and wide receiver situation in New England is a well-publicized mess and Danny Amendola is NO Wes Welker. Amendola is injury prone and has played 16 games just once in his career. Welker is an iron man who has a history of getting the job done.

Even though the soon to be 36-year-old quarterback is likely to start the season without his top five receivers from last season, Brady is still Brady – and he will throw and complete passes to the kicker or the waterboy if he has to. His ADP is 38, but I would still take him before Cam Newton, who’s ADP is 36.

Matt Ryan was a stud last year.  There’s no reason he shouldn’t replicate his numbers from last year, which included 4,719 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. His ADP is right where it should be at 43.

Colin Kaepernick is kind of the Hot Stuff X-Factor. He will set the world on fire or he might fizzle out. I think there’s a slight risk, but if you haven’t grabbed one of the other quarterbacks, he’s your best bet. His ADP is 51 and if it came down to Kaepernick or Matt Stafford – I would lean toward the 49ers quarterback.

 Solid to Spectacular Quarterbacks

Robert Griffin III, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Tony Romo, Eli Manning

As long as he’s healthy, Robert Griffin III is one of the top ten options for fantasy quarterbacks. However, he’s a risk taker and is riddled with serious health issues that people have magically forgotten about. He’s now had reconstructive surgery on the same knee twice and he has concussion issues. That’s a little too much risk for me, but it’s your team.

Matthew Stafford is an interesting pick. Stafford just missed breaking the 5,000 yard passing mark for the second year in a row during the 2012 season with 4,967 yards. But after throwing for 41 touchdowns during the 2011 season, he threw just 20 last year. His current ADP is 61 and he should bounce back with more touchdowns during the 2013 season.

The expectations are sky high for Cam Newton, but I would temper those. He plays for a bad Panthers team that has done nothing during the offseason to beef up Newton’s supporting cast. He’s a one-man show with no running game and a cast of subpar receivers. He could very well turn out to be the same fantasy bust that he was during the first half of the 2012 season.

Andrew Luck is the one quarterback who can really make his mark this season and really has nothing but upside. He’s the 10th rated quarterback with an ADP of #64 and if he can build on his success from last season, he could be one of the great ones.

Tony Romo is Tony Romo – he will have great highs and terrible lows – and he will likely fold when it matters most.

Pretty much the same line goes for Eli Manning – 4 touchdown performances will be followed by 0 touchdown performances. No matter who the Giants play, you never know which Eli you will show up from week to week.

Best of the Rest 

Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Phillip Rivers

Andrew Dalton is the best of this bunch and is rated as 14th-best quarterback in fantasy leagues. His ADP is 107 which means you can grab him as late as the 10th round in many drafts.

Ben Roethlisberger has been beaten up like no other quarterback, but he’s a tough guy and can still produce.

As far as fantasy production and performance goes, very little separates quarterbacks Joe Flacco from Jay Cutler. They both have the potential to put up big numbers one week and then crash and burn for the next three weeks in a row.

Phillip Rivers just barely makes the “best of the rest” category. Coming into his 10th year in the league, his skills are on the serious decline. His yardage has dropped three years in row and so have his touchdowns. Still, he might make decent backup if you are in dire straights.

Leave them on the board

Michael Vick and Josh Freeeman

Traditional wisdom says that the top twenty quarterbacks in the league are all worth drafting. So much for traditional wisdom. Leave Vick and Freeman on the board and let them be someone else’s headache.

PPR vs. Non-PPR – Know the Difference Before You Draft

designall_crop_650x440In a world full of acronyms, just what the heck does PPR actually stand for?

Do you know the difference between a Standard Fantasy League and a PPR league?

What in the world does PPR actually stand for?

If you answered “Point per Reception,” you probably have a leg up on more than half the people in your fantasy league.

What’s the purpose of a PPR league?

This is an attempt by the fantasy football gods to take some of the shine away from the quarterbacks and level the playing field increasing the value of other position players. In a PPR league, pass-catching running backs and wide receivers get a huge bump in the number of points they score over a Non-PPR league. Having a dominant QB never hurt any team, but a pass-catching running back is worth his weight in gold.

A PPR League also DEVALUES running backs who can’t catch the ball. A-P and Michael Turner take a huge hit in value in PPR leagues because the QB doesn’t want to throw to them. However, RBs like Reggie Bush or Ray Rice rack up the points because the quarterback is always using them in a dump off situation. Every catch they make brings more points your team.

In a standard fantasy format (Non-PPR), having Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers in last year’s fantasy line-up just about guaranteed you a spot in the league championship game. This was not the case in PPR formats.

In PPR Leagues, some fantasy players will wait until the 3rd round before drafting a QB – Try that in a Non-PPR league and I guarantee you a finish in the bottom three.

Strategies for PPR Draft

Don’t rush to draft QB

Find WRs and TEs who get the most targets

Find RB’s who love to catch and run

Find WRs and TEs who get the most receptions

Don’t fixate on yards after the catch – Points result with every reception.

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Is Bengals Tight End Tyler Eifert Worth a Draft Pick?

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The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round of the NFL draft with all the intentions to make him a star player. As the 21st overall pick of the draft, the Bengals will attempt to make him an important part of their offense immediately. But the burning fantasy question is, “Will he make enough of an impact to be fantasy relevant during his rookie season?”

Eifert was the starter among a Notre Dame offense that didn’t do too much through the air last season, throwing for only 2,896 yards and 14 touchdowns. Eifert was the team’s receiving leader last season with 685 receiving yards and 5 of those receiving touchdowns.

He will join a pass-heavy Cincinnati team that threw for over 3,800 yards and 29 touchdowns last season, giving tight ends an 878 yard and 5 touchdown share of the wealth. At 6’6”, Eifert’s build and soft hands make him a great weapon for making big plays and pulling in tough receptions.

Scouts claim that Eifert’s “vacuum hands” are what makes him so special. His great hands, along with his speed and freakish leaping ability, lead some to believe that he can be quarterback Andy Dalton’s second-best receiving option behind star wide out A.J. Green.

Eifert should be second on the depth chart at tight end behind Bengals 2010 first round pick Jermaine Gresham. Even though he will be considered “second-string”, he should still get plenty of time.

The Bengals will likely opt to go with 2-tight end sets so they can have both of their monstrous tight ends on the field at the same time. They may also choose to line Eifert up as a wide receiver from time-to-time, which they sometimes did with Gresham last season.

If defenses are focused on A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham, Eifert may have the opportunity to make big plays himself. Having 2 talented tight ends and a top-of-the-line receiver will come in handy when the Bengals are in the red zone. Eifert should get plenty of opportunities in goal line situations and will get targeted in the end zone. Even as a rookie, Eifert has a chance to be an elite touchdown scorer for the Bengals.

Eifert may not rack up an abundance of yards because he’s not getting quite as many snaps as Gresham. Though he will see plenty of playing time, the ceiling for Eifert is probably around 700 yards.

In fantasy drafts Eifert will go very late if he is drafted at all. He’s a backup option that you’ll likely be able to snatch in the last couple of rounds. If you have a decent starting option, this is the type of guy you want as a backup.

Eifert is almost no risk with his very low draft position, yet he’s got the potential to be a top-10 tight end option in fantasy. If you plan to make your final draft pick a risky running back or receiver, you should reconsider that descision and take the chance on Eifert’s upside.

Jake Peavy Out 4-6 Weeks with Fractured Rib

There was clearly something ailing Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy during his latest start against the Seattle Mariners, and his production declined as a result.

The 32-year-old right-hander gave up six earned runs on seven hits in only 2.1 innings before leaving the game due to sharp pain in his left side. An MRI later showed a non-displaced rib fracture, which should keep him out for at least the next 4-6 weeks.

“The hardest thing is there’s nothing to do to help a bone heal quicker,” Peavy said after his diagnosis. “You don’t cast it so you feel normal, but yet you can’t even ride a bike because you’re breathing. There’s not a whole lot of options.”

The 2007 NL Cy Young award winner owns a 6-4 record, along with a 4.30 ERA and 66 strikeouts, over 67.0 innings pitched this season.

White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago, who currently holds a 3.35 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 45.2 innings, is expected to take over for Peavy as he recovers.

Fantasy owners in deeper leagues should keep Peavy stashed at this point, as he will be eligible to return a couple of weeks before most fantasy leagues enter the playoffs (assuming he needs to make a couple of minor-league rehab starts).

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Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.

FantasyBuzzer.com may use your personal information for target advertising toward you based on things such as region, gender, interests, goals, habits, etc.

We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.

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We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.

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5) Third Party Advertising Advertisements appearing on this Site may be delivered to you by FantasyBuzzer.com or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the advertising partners to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement. In this way, they may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. This information allows an advertising partner to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. FantasyBuzzer.com does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertising servers of ad partners.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by FantasyBuzzer.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any of its advertisers.

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Is Gunslinger Michael Wacha the Answer for the Cards Battered Rotation?

The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling to stay afloat with the team’s injury-depleted pitching staff. Starting pitchers Jake Westbrook, Jaime Garcia and John Gast are all on the DL nursing various arm issues.

Tonight the Cards are expected to start 21-year-old righty Michael Wacha from Triple-A Memphis to help fill the void.

Wacha was pulled from his scheduled start on Monday with Triple-A Memphis in order to keep his arm fresh for the pitcher many scouts are calling the “ace of the future” in St. Louis.

Wacha sports a fastball that hovers consistently in the mid-90’s to go along with a knee-buckling changeup that has contributed largely to his notoriety. He currently owns a record of 4-0, along with a 2.05 ERA and a WHIP of 0.949 in nine Triple-A starts this season.

 

Is Gunslinger Michael Wacha the Answer for the Cards Battered Rotation?

The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling to stay afloat with the team’s injury-depleted pitching staff. Starting pitchers Jake Westbrook, Jaime Garcia and John Gast are all on the DL nursing various arm issues.

Tonight the Cards are expected to start 21-year-old righty Michael Wacha from Triple-A Memphis to help fill the void.

Wacha was pulled from his scheduled start on Monday with Triple-A Memphis in order to keep his arm fresh for the pitcher many scouts are calling the “ace of the future” in St. Louis.

Wacha sports a fastball that hovers consistently in the mid-90’s to go along with a knee-buckling changeup that has contributed largely to his notoriety. He currently owns a record of 4-0, along with a 2.05 ERA and a WHIP of 0.949 in nine Triple-A starts this season.