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2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons To Wait On Drafting a QB

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: 5 Reasons To Wait On QB

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It's time to start developing those draft strategies for the 2014 fantasy football season. When you enter your mock drafts, it would be wise to be patient when it comes to quarterbacks. Here are five reasons why.

5. Somebody Is Going To Drop

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5. Somebody Is Going To Drop

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The general strategy for every fantasy football GM is to get as many players at a value as you can. Almost nobody is going to get Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers at a value this year. Drafting a quarterback in the first or second round hurts the other positions on a team too much. It's better to wait and see what values come around to you.

4. There Are More Good Options Than You Think

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4. There Are More Good Options Than You Think

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There are about 12 quarterbacks GMs can feel good about having as their starter this year, and at least a couple more will come out of the woodwork. Unless you are way too patient, you're going to get someone who has a realistic shot at being a top-5 quarterback.

3. A Good Backup Is Important

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3. A Good Backup Is Important

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It is important to have a quality backup -- just ask those who drafted Aaron Rodgers last season. It ended the years of GMs who didn't have good insurance. Using an early pick on a quarterback and then grabbing a quality backup is too much of a commitment. Waiting on your No. 1 quarterback and then getting a solid backup is the way too go. Philip Rivers and Andy Dalton were drafted as top backups in 2013, and they scored in the top-6 at QB.

2. Nobody Is A Sure Thing

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2. Nobody Is A Sure Thing

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Picking one of the top three quarterbacks may make you feel like you're set at the position, but that isn't the case. Tom Brady used to be one of the safe plays, Rodgers was one last season and Michael Vick was a first-round pick in most drafts back in 2011. This goes back to having a solid backup. Putting all your eggs in one basket is not a smart thing to do at fantasy football's highest scoring position, but you also don't want to over-commit.

1. Having Three Startable Running Backs Is A Big Advantage

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1. Having Three Startable Running Backs Is A Big Advantage

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A lot of people were burned by picking a running back in the first round last season, but GMs have to get over it and do it again. Running backs are the second highest scoring position, and being able to have one in your flex spot is an advantage. It also provides insurance for those who draft this year's versions of 2013's C.J. Spiller, Doug Martin, Ray Rice and Trent Richardson. It's much more important to commit early picks to RB than QB.