Fantasy Football 2021: 3 QB’s you’re drafting too high/too low

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I know it seems early, but this research can be the difference between making the championship in your fantasy football league and missing the playoffs completely. We are deep into June, which means teams are practicing and players are starting to get the hype from beat writers. As those reports come in, players’ ADP will jump and fall and zigzag, but I am here to help you avoid certain pitfalls.

Fantasy football is a game of luck, but also skill based on the level of the league you are in.  As most fantasy football owners know, in most standard leagues, QB is not the position you want to overpay for. It is usually the last of the position groups that get the priority, save for the absolute elite guys like Mahomes, Jackson, and well…that’s about it.

This article isn’t about them.  This about the other guys, specifically the three guys that are being drafted way over what they are going to produce, and the 3 that are being taken at clearance rack, bargain bin, locations in the draft where they will outperform their ADP.

A quick thought before I dive into the list. While QB’s are normally viewed as replaceable, I have to say that having a top QB makes a huge difference. I speak from personal experience, last year I was riding the Dak Prescott train to a stellar record. I was on my way to fantasy football glory. It was glorious. Until it wasn’t.

When Prescott’s ankle turned inside out, so did my season. I was stuck in a constant state of QB carousel and not once did it feel good. Taysom Hill, Big Ben (ugh), and even my guy Theodore E. Bridgewater (love the player) couldn’t get me to a spot where I felt even remotely comfortable with my lineup. Rather than the near 30 that Dak was dropping, I was screaming for joy when Taysom Hill looked competent at the position.

It was at that moment that I realized that there just aren’t that many competent QBs in the NFL.  I’d rather start no one than start Andy Dalton, Drew Lock, or Tua Tagovailoa, but I came dangerously close to having to do just that.

My point is, take a look at this list and make sure to grab one of the guys who are cheap but please make sure you have a backup that you feel good about. Otherwise, your season can go sideways real quick.

So, warnings have been heeded, let’s get to the good stuff. Here are the three quarterbacks that are going too low in fantasy football drafts, and three that are going too early.