Fantasy Football: Five Mid-Round QBs Every Owner Wants


Published: July 9, 2009

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... reach for a quarterback in the first two-to-three rounds. Sure, guys like Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady can be the cornerstone of a fantasy team. No doubt about that.

But so can guys like Philip Rivers, Jay Cutler and even Tyler Thigpen last season.

Why take a quarterback so early in the draft when every season a few mid-round quarterbacks emerge to become legitimate QB1s?

First answer that comes to mind is security. There is inherent risk involved in trying to determine which mid-round quarterback will become a QB1. Brees, Manning and Brady, meanwhile, should—barring injury—easily finish the season as a QB1.

Another thought that comes to mind is the scoring system. Chances are much better that at leas...

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