2014 Fantasy Football Drafting a QB

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The question arises of when should you draft your QB and is Peyton Manning worth it and can he repeat in 2014?

Let's first take a look at the numbers; Peyton Manning cleared 406 fantasy points (using a standard scoring model and if your league has a custom scoring model that downplays QBs then this article is not as relevant) followed by Drew Brees at 348, then the rest of top 10 had 282-253 fantasy points.  Peyton Manning was a true difference maker in 2013 and Drew Brees was not too far behind.  Peyton Manning will not toss 55 TD's again in 2014 but you have to give Peyton Manning and Drew Brees some real consideration for your first round pick since they do have the potential to be such a considerable difference in fantasy points to the next QBs.

2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers to Consider in the Last Rounds

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You know those last couple rounds of the draft when everyone is not excited about drafting anymore?  That's the time to capitalize on players to build up your bench or have potential to break-out.

My first recommendation is to draft a kicker with your last round pick.  I don't believe the kickers are game changers and if you think about this logically you will get a top 12 kicker with the last pick as most people don't draft two kickers.  I always wait until the end on my kicker.

Top Back-up QB's to Consider for 2014


As many of you know finding a back-up QB is not a very sexy pick and most of you won't hear your friends saying "awesome pick," after you select a back-up QB.  Keep in mind that you need to be ready for the bye-week or if the worst happens an injury.  A long term injury to your QB mid-season is rare, but if it happens it can flip your season on its head.

2014 Fantasy Football Mid to Late Round Sleepers

Brian Spurlock - USA Today Sports
After a few fantasy football drafts as well as mock drafts in addition to the pre-season there are some additional sleepers to take note of for your drafts.  These sleepers are in no particular order, but should be players you add to your list of players to target.

2014 Rookie Rankings and Dynasty Perspective

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The draft is finally over and it's time to evaluate the new rookie class to find the production for re-draft leagues and also look at the long term potential for dynasty leagues.  Let's take a look at the top 10 rookies.

2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Bruce Kluckhohn - USA Today Sports
When it comes to draft time you really have to mark down your breakout candidates and sleepers.  In this installment we will look at some breakout candidates (players that will do better than their average draft position (ADP)) and sleepers to grab in the later rounds.

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Rising Player Values

Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports
As we continue to go through the off-season more players will change teams and the new rookies will find homes.  There have been a ton of free agent transactions this week already and it's been a bit of whirlwind.