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Topic: QB vs RB early rounds
 Rick_151605
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Post Date: 08/15/13 17:36
I was looking at player stats from last year. The top 5 QBs accumulated over 800 points each over the season. The top 5 RBs only 300-400. Given these stats wouldn't it be more important to draft a QB early over a RB in this league?
 James The Mod_4852
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Post Date: 08/15/13 18:00
No. And I will tell you why. Because there is such a wide divide between the starting stud backs and the marginal backs point wise.



There is plenty of depth at Qb. Stock your team with RB's and WR's first.

This is the weakest most unpredictable RB class this year that I may have ever seen.



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 Graham_106389
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Post Date: 08/15/13 20:33
I tend to agree, the QB slot is stacked, meaning all the top RB's will go first then the top WR's before the top 5 QB's are gone..
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 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 08/17/13 20:57
If you want find the comparison, compare the difference in points scored between the top ranked QB and the last ranked QB who would be a starter in your league. Do the same at RB and compare whether it's better to have the last QB and top RB or the top QB and the last RB.
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 Rick_151605
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Post Date: 08/18/13 08:39
I did the comparrison. Still seems better to get a top 5 QB vs top 5 RB first. I ran the numbers for both 2012 and 2011.

For 2012: The top 5 QBs accumulated an average of 836.36. The next 6-10 accumulated 695.71. That's a drop of 140 points. Then 11-15 averaged 626.95.

The top 5 RBs accumulated only 346.16. The next 6-10 accumulated 276.85. Only a 69 point drop. Then 11-15 233.98 points.

So if I take a top five RB, then a 6-10 RB and a 6-10 QB I would average 1318.72.

On the other hand if I take a top 5 QB, then a 6-10 and 11-15 RB I would average 1347.19 points.

For 2011 the difference was even greater favoring taking a top 5 QB vs top 5 RB first. 1380.48 vs 1307.17.
 Glenn_40074
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Post Date: 08/18/13 10:33
OK, here is where fact and fantasy don't always mix!

Last year in one league I was drafting 3rd, plenty of RB's(or so I thought) and went QB. But I got lucky with other picks and after draft aquisitions.

In a league setting where a QB is expected to get at least 20pts a game, 7 out of the standard 14 fantasy games Aaron Rogers scored less than 15 pts!

After 2/3's of the season, Rogers was the least productive of all my starters, position wise goes. Even sat him one game in favor of Russell Wilson.

Finished the season 11-2.

Not making this up and there are a few people on this website that can attest to that, Rogers finished 3rd in QB's for overall scoring in this league!

Point is, it doesn't matter how many points your QB scores padding his #'s, if the rest of your team is not scoring, you're not going to win!
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Post Date: 08/18/13 18:05
Amen Glenn.



The best way to win in fantasy is too have great players in your RB and WR category.



Quality depth is key because of injuries.



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Post Date: 08/20/13 10:59
Do you only start 1 RB each week? If you start more than 1 RB then the comparision should be thru the 20th ranked RB (representing the last highest starting RB in a 10 team league). Figure the difference in the amount of points between a top 5 QB and 1 RB ranked 11-15 and another ranked 16-20 and then compare it to a RB ranked 1-5, a RB ranked 6-10 and then a QB ranked 4-8 as uness you start 2 QB's every week, it's unlikely more than 5 QB's are taken before round 3.
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