The Composite Re-draft QB Rankings
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When you go through the list of QBs this year and realize that the top names on the list are significantly better QBs than the guys in the middle of the list, and yet those top guys probably won’t even be instrumental in winning your fantasy league, it’s just another reminder that we need some reform in fantasy scoring. Maybe the answer is 2QB leagues, maybe it’s changing the QB rushing scoring equation, or maybe it’s pegging QB scoring to a number more representative of how football games are won1. But something has to change. The whole reason we do any of this is to show our friends how much smarter we are. OK, but after we’re done demonstrating our dominance and having our ego briefly satiated, the reason we do this is because we like to watch football and fantasy makes it more fun. So we shouldn’t want fantasy QBs to be the equivalent of the Vice President, an office that John Nance Garner once said he wouldn’t trade for a warm bucket of spit. We should want QBs to matter because QBs mattering will be more fun. The Rosa Parks of the 2QB movement is undoubtedly Salvatore Stephanile. I know he doesn’t want to be called a hero… Was the Rosa Parks thing too much? Too much? Ok, noted. Anyway, Sal is at least the leader of the 2QB movement, even if he’s not a Rosa Parks-level hero. I have to say that it took me ranking this year’s QBs and wanting to be able to pull the trigger on an early one, but then seeing how dumb that would be, before I was fully on board. I like PPR scoring because it increases the pool of players that you need to care about. Current fantasy scoring in most leagues essentially eliminates an entire position for you to care about. Something needs to be done.
- AYA’s penalty for INTs is double the reward for scoring TDs on an absolute basis, whereas fantasy leagues have that ratio reversed (back)