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The Case for Alex Smith as Your Fantasy Quarterback

1110176567_09eafa2cf0_b I’ve won a lot of money in fantasy football by drafting my QB1 after half the league has a QB2. Due to a lack of scarcity and the somewhat bizarre way most formats further depress QB scoring, it’s very difficult to justify taking a QB before the 10th round. But that doesn’t mean you can just draft anybody. In 2012, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and RG3 were all trendy QBBC guys, but two of those guys were still terrible picks relative to expected value. Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco, and Andrew Luck were all selected as the back end of committees, but if you wanted to redeem Eli or Rivers, you were better off not taking the eventual Super Bowl MVP.

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By Shawn Siegele | @ff_contrarian | Archive

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