If you’re one of the millions of people who are playing or are still entering a fantasy football league you are not alone. It’s officially fantasy football season, as many people are frantically trying to do enough research in order to be a wise owner. Thanks to the Internet, there are thousands of websites, articles and more with rankings. Perhaps the position that has changed the most from 2012 to 2013 is the quarterback. Last season, many felt that there were three elite quarterbacks and then a group right below. This season, there appears to be three tiers for people to pick from.
Both Peyton Manning and Cam Newton were absent from the top tier simply because there were too many question marks surrounding them. Manning was coming off a pretty serious neck injury, while Newton still had some things to work out before he was considered truly elite. These two will join Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady as the five guys most people would love to draft. Since there are more elite quarterbacks this season, a person can wait until round two or even round three to snag one of these guys.
In actuality, Tier II and Tier III could very well end up being the same. The quarterbacks in Tier II are part of the younger generation, so they have a better shot at taking the next step in becoming a top tier quarterback. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson all had superb rookie seasons, and Colin Kaepernick excelled as a first-year starter as well. Some people might think of these guys as a risk, but the reward could really pay off.
Finally, this group of fantasy football quarterbacks is still very solid, but most of these guys are already in the prime of their career so they do not have as good of a shot to be truly elite. Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco are all considered household names, but their statistics simply fall short for the most part. Some people prefer to use the strategy of loading up on other positions and then taking their chances with a quarterback from this group. That strategy can certainly work, but it all comes down to personal preference.
Whatever you’ve chosen and/or whatever you decide, fantasy football is a fun way to get deeper in the game and stay ready for some football!
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