The ULTIMATE Guide To Win Your Fantasy Football League In 2019
The time has finally come: REAL fantasy football draft season is upon us. Most of the fantasy football leagues across the world are set to be drafted over the next two weeks, with Labor Day weekend often considered Fantasy Football Draft Weekend. As such, the time has come to culminate all of our hard work and preparation from the last 8 months into one simple guide: The ULTIMATE Guide To Win Your Fantasy Football League In 2019.
This document will not be overly exhaustive, or take you days to plow through but will simply do the job that it is intended to do. If you read only one article before you fantasy football draft, make it this article. We are confident that the premium content produced on RotoExperts this offseason has you primed to win your league and in this space, we will put a fine point on all of our research.
First, to get an idea of drafts are going using these principals this year, it would be helpful for you peruse The Perfect Draft (Picks One-Five) and The Perfect Draft (Picks Six-Twelve). Other foundational pieces to get ready to draft in 2019 are the ULTIMATE Guide To Zero RB Drafting, the Do Not Draft list, fantasy football running back targets by round, six building block fantasy football wide receivers, and Fantasy Football Drafting Mistakes To Avoid In 2019.
Core Tenants To Win Your Fantasy Football League In 2019
Upside (And Rushing) Is All That Matters At Quarterback:
I suspect that you have heard this before but many of the interactions I have with subscribers and with other fantasy enthusiasts on Twitter indicate to me that many do not take this to heart. When discussing Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen in fantasy football, many are quick to point to reasons why they would *NOT* succeed. That is simply the wrong way to think about quarterback scoring.
In 2018, there were 21 quarterbacks who averaged more than 17 fantasy points per game, there were 12 quarterbacks who averaged more than 18 fantasy points per game and there were eight quarterbacks who averaged more than 20 fantasy points per game. 54 different quarterbacks received starts last season; that is another key that people miss. Quarterbacks actually miss a surprising amount of time due to injury. Only 16 quarterbacks started all 16 games last season.
With passing yardage and pass attempts per game approaching historical highs, the picture we have that position is very clear. More quarterbacks are throwing for more yards than ever so a massive way to differentiate between who you want to draft is by looking at rushing upside.
Since 2000, there have been 70 seasons where a quarterback has rushed the ball more than 65 times. The median outcome of those seasons is 17.3 fantasy points per game. That season would have finished as QB15 last year. The sample, of course, includes several dud seasons by the likes of Quincy Carter, Geno Smith, Deshone Kizer, and David Carr. When the cutoff is changed to a minimum of 100 rushing attempts, the median outcome on 20 seasons since 2000 is 18.9 fantasy points per game.