Three QBs who shouldn’t be your fantasy starter

There's nothing wrong with waiting on quarterback in fantasy drafts, but Brandon Marianne Lee says these three names aren't the ones you should land on.

| 4 months ago
(AP Photo/Frank Victores)

(AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Three QBs who shouldn’t be your fantasy starter


Every pick in fantasy football carries a risk-reward valuation. The guys taken early have much more reward potential than risk; the guys later might not have as much possible reward, but the risk is less.

At quarterback, once you get to the position’s second tier, there are guys currently being taken as starters who don’t really promise enough reward to offset their risk. Below are three quarterbacks who could really disappoint fantasy owners in 2016.

Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (current ADP: 90, No. 10 QB)

At first glance, Phillip Rivers as the 10th quarterback off the board shouldn’t shock you. Last season he completed 66.2 percent of his pass attempts and was second in the league with 4,792 passing yards. For his career, despite numerous injuries, Rivers has played in every single game since the beginning of the 2006 season. Accuracy, volume, durability – what’s not to like?

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Brandon Marianne Lee is a PFF Fantasy contributor, a SiriusXM host, co-founder of Her Fantasy Football and was a finalist for FSWA's Newcomer of the Year in 2014.

  • Daniel

    Phillip Rivers was the overall QB2 for the first half of the season until Allen got hurt; with the worst O-line in the league (largely due to injuries). And the coach who revived his career is back. Yet he’s not even worth being drafted as the QB10….?

    • Brandon Marianne Lee

      That’s too high for my liking with the drop off in production 2 years running. If his ADP drops, then I will feel differently. All about value. I’d rather wait and stream my QBs than reach for Rivers. Matter of preference. Thanks for reading.

      • dkg

        holy shit kys

  • Brandon Marianne Lee

    That’s too high for my liking with the drop off in production 2 years running. If his ADP drops, I’ll reconsider. All about value. I’d rather wait and stream my QBs than reach for Rivers. Matter of preference. Thanks for reading.

  • ian allen

    Good fantasy option for the first half of the season, considering the upgrade at WR with the addition of a deep threat in Benjamin. Stretch the defense, keep them honest with a resurgent run game, and allow the play action pass to develop along with 2TE sets. I wont be surprised to see a >70% comp rate as long as the OL can hold up health wise. PLUS don’t undervalue the push to win early considering the stadium vote on the November ballet. Then, trade bait after week 8.

  • Hawaiian Bolt

    go ahead and be foolish enough to doubt rivers worth… better for everyone else that kicks your ass in FFL this year. Rivers will have his best year ever with over 5k yards and 40 TD’s. I said it here 1st. FINALLY our Oline will hold up and be healthy this year. That is all Rivers needs, 2.7 seconds to tear apart ANY other teams D. He had less than 2 seconds last year, lost Allen, had the WORST Oline in the NFL with the highest amount of different players playing new positions along the Oline and STILL threw for almost 4800 yards… Keep being ignorant. BTW- I was in 6 FFL leagues last year and won 5 of them, minimum buy in was $300 to $500, so this was no kindergarten FFL