Nick Foles Has a Shot at Being Fantasy Football's #1 QB

Nick Foles Has a Shot at Being Fantasy Football's #1 QB

By Craig Carter (4for4 Contributor), last update Jul 26, 2014

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C.D. is a journalist and writer specializing in quarterback streaming. Carter's work has been featured in the New York Times Fifth Down blog, and he was nominated for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's 2012 newcomer of the year award. He's the author of "How To Think Like a Fantasy Football Winner."

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It brings real physical pain to say this: The fantasy football quarterback market, for all its hideous flaws, is not completely broken.

Yes, we can stream to championships and find every-week starters on ye ol’ waiver wire. Yes, we can use various 4for4 tools to find the week’s best quarterback matchups and reap the benefits of apples to apples comparisons. Yes, the quarterback market is rife with inefficiency.

Whatever do I mean by charging that the valuation of quarterbacks isn’t completely broken? I only mean that the only signal callers who have QB1 – fantasy’s top quarterback spot – in their range of outcomes are the first three quarterbacks off the draft board.

That would be Peyton Manning (with an average draft position of 2.04), Aaron Rodgers (2.12 ADP), and Drew Brees (3.07). This is a subjective assertion, of course, since those three quarterbacks are the only ones with QB1 in their range of outcomes by my estimation – my projections.

But wait. Wait just a minute...


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