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Thursday, July 20, 2017

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT PRIMER: QB'S I WILL AVOID

A few days ago I shared with your all the QB's in 2017 fantasy football that I will target in the upcoming Experts League Draft.  Always a proponent for waiting to draft a passer in single-QB leagues, these are the guys I will avoid for this season.

Aaron Rodgers:  Simply put, I am not using my first round pick on a quarterback and this is where Rodgers typically gets picked.  No doubt the top QB in the game, Rodgers is a temptation for sure.  However you are much better off taking a WR or RB in Round 1 and taking advantage of the depth here in single-passer leagues.

Cam Newton:  I said prior to last season that Newton was a major bust waiting to happen and that is exactly what took place.  I saw right through the outlier 2015 MVP campaign of Newton and still stuck by my premise that he is a seriously flawed passer who is also a physical risk.  With Newton ordered to run less this season, all the signs are pointing in the wrong direction.

Ben Roethlisberger:  Listen I respect Big Ben as a fantasy football passer immensely but I can't get into bed with a guy who is almost guaranteed to miss time as he has done almost every year of his career.  You want to minimize as much as you can in the draft and on that front, Roethlisberger comes up short.

Dak Prescott:  There is no debating the fact Prescott was spectacularly good in his rookie season but the price tag will no doubt overinflate given the high visibility of being a Cowboys QB.  In addition, the Cowboys are arguably the most run-dependent team in the NFL and that will really put a hurt on Prescott's counting numbers in yardage and TD's.

Andrew Luck:  Again I love the talent but Luck is becoming a human boxing bag as he operates behind a pathetic Indy offensive line.  Like with Big Ben, the injury risk is too much to ignore.


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