This might seem like the most uninteresting year to draft quarterbacks in typical start one quarterback leagues, and in some ways, it is (try Superflex/2-QB leagues for a change). There are still advantages to gain over the competition when you consider that Patrick Mahomes II had the biggest gap of any #1 player at his position to the #2 player. Advantages are advantages and even though waiting at quarterback can get you about 20 points in the bank every week at no cost, picking the breakout quarterback can help you beat those teams that waited at quarterback and the breakout quarterbacks will be cheaper than chasing breakouts at other positions. So the glut of options at the position will push everyone down the board and make it easier to get “your guy”. The name of the game is still taking players who will vastly outproduce expectations and there will be a few this year. Good luck finding them.
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Patrick Mahomes II, KC - Consider at ADP
With Tyreek Hill facing no suspension, Sammy Watkins healthy and balling out, and the addition of Mecole Hardman, Mahomes might actually take a step forward from his astronomical 2018 numbers. Mahomes is a safe investment at his price even if he gives you more of a hill to climb at some other position by eschewing the depth at the position. He is underrated in performance bonus scoring systems and a Mahomes/Kelce draft strategy sounds like fun to me.
Update: Hardman’s speed has stood out and he appears to be progressing. Darwin Thompson looks ready to contribute. This situation is looking even better than at the start of camp.
Schedule: Denver Week 15 and Chicago Week 16 is daunting, but will you care if your team is still alive?