The NFL preseason is in full force and the 2019 fantasy football season is right around the corner. One of the big advantages of Footballguys.com is a large database of staff rankings. This series looks at the difference between the collaborative Footballguys staff rankings and myfantasyleague.com positional ADP (Average Draft Position) at the skill positions. In this edition: quarterbacks.
QUARTERBACKS TO TARGET
- QB7 Ranking
- QB9 ADP
- Why: Newton has finished QB5 and QB8 over the past two seasons in aWORP (combining fantasy start rate and production, Adjusted Wins Over Replacement Player) and has his injury recovery this offseason baked into his draft position. Newton's weapons are developing (Year 2 for potential breakout D.J. Moore, Year 3 for Curtis Samuel, Year 2 for Ian Thomas) and Greg Olsen returns as Carolina makes Newton's passing production easier with yards-after-the-catch than earlier in his career. Newton remains a threat to run for 50+ yards and a touchdown any given week.
- QB11 Ranking
- QB14 ADP
- Why: Goff finished as the QB6 in aWORP in 2018 and features an all-star collection of weapons and optimized Sean McVay system, yet the fantasy population is fading Goff within a deep position to QB14. Goff is one of the billboard sign reasons to wait on a quarterback in 2019 drafts.