Stat Stuffers: QB Edition

Kyle Soppe makes some bold predictions about which quarterbacks will lead the NFL in pass attempts, touchdowns, and yards.

| 2 years ago
(AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

Stat Stuffers: QB Edition


Carson PalmerIf every season played out exactly how we thought, there would be no need for fantasy-based websites that offer insight and provide analysis. The beautiful thing about this game is that things are always changing and are never 100 percent predictable.

Here, I list a quarterback to lead the league in a significant statistical category that isn’t the odds-on favorite as well as a dark horse that generally isn’t considered a serious contender. Value is the name of the game in fantasy football and these players rank way up there in terms of potential gain given their current draft position.

Quarterbacks

Pass yards: Matthew Stafford

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  • kbonney

    Nice article Kyle. I’d like to get your opinion on my draft at the wheel. I’m in a 12-team 2QB, league .5PPR, but gives 6pts for passing TDs. Of course I have pick number 12 and I want to get your opinion on how to draft at the wheel. I need two players to carry my team this season. Choose any two of the following players and say why( M.Lynch, D.Murray, Dez Bryant, M.Stafford, B.Marshall, M.Ball, AJ Green, G.Bernard, D.Martin)

    • Kyle

      Of the listed players, I’d go Stafford (passing volume, believe they use Bush in a Sproles-esque fashion, NFC North is going to be a Fantasy heaven, home games are played indoors) and Gio Bernard (tempted to go Lynch, but I think that offense opens up a bit, Bernard has high ceiling and not a bad floor, produced high-end numbers while BGE got 200-plus touches, Andy Dalton can be good but he neeeeeeds a running game, I’d rather the WR that will be available at your next set of picks). That being said, I’d highly consider Stafford/Luck at the turn in a 2 QB 6-point TD pass league. Quarterbacks dominate these leagues and this would give you the best tandem in the league.

      • kbonney

        I had Bernard last year as one of the only real bright spots on my team. Here’s the conundrum though, the league also starts 3WR, 2RB, 1TE, and 2W/R/T Flex positions. So I’m leaning towards the RB,WR or RB,RB strategy. I feel that if I go QB,RB I’m settling for lesser players at both positions. I feel the best way to maximize the wheel is to take two RB1 candidates or an RB1 and someone like Dez and go for value at the QB in round 3/4.

        • Kyle

          You know your league tendencies better than I do, and I understand your thought. If you go that route, You’re right though, with those roster requirements, it changes things a bit. I still don’t want to wait too long before filling both QB spots. This may be the play: QB-RB-WR-WR-QB-RB. That can get you a top five QB and a reasonable QB2. I think with QBs flying off the board and the increased value placed on WR, you can land a pretty decent RB2 in 6.01

          • kbonney

            Thx for the feedback. I’ve been a Rotowire subscriber for years, but decided to give PFF Gold a try when you guys put up the deal with Draft Kings. I’d been looking at this site for grades on players while following the season, but I like what you have going with PFF Fantasy.

          • Kyle

            Appreciate the transition and hope you continue to enjoy the material. I’m @unSOPable23 and tend to answer in a more timely fashion on Twitter. Feel free to ask questions any time

      • kbonney

        And yes the QB,QB strategy is tempting, but it’s an all or nothing move. But yeah it will be hard to pass up Stafford and Luck especially since I’m a Lions fan. We’ll see how the chips fall.