Every fantasy football owner has their strategy. Recently, waiting until the late rounds to draft a quarterback has been popular, so who are the top options?
The quarterback position in fantasy football has continuously taken a fall in recent years due fantasy owners wanting to fill the rest of the roster early in drafts rather than being one of the first in the league to take a quarterback.
Of course, Patrick Mahomes may have turned some heads in his MVP season when he put up incredible point totals that mirrored Peyton Manning’s record-breaking 2013. But waiting extremely long to take a quarterback is still rather fresh and new. Owners are now waiting until after the eighth or ninth rounds to take a quarterback and would rather fill out their bench after getting their other starters early.
There are always going to be those fantasy football owners who want to take a top quarterback rather than wait until late in the draft. But when the fantasy output is rather close after the top two or three guys, there really isn’t a good reason to avoid the strategy of waiting at quarterback.
Imagine having your fantasy football lineup of running backs, wide receivers and a tight end full while also adding great value on the bench before getting a quarterback who isn’t substantially worse than the top options — it is quite worth it.
For those who may not be aware of what options may be available in the later rounds going into your 2019 draft, there are really two great options: finding the best possible bargain in the end rounds or streaming a quarterback from week to week.
Let’s first take a look at the best bargains at the position this season if you choose to wait at quarterback.