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Derek Carr will start for the Raiders in Week One

Derek Carr

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Derek Carr will be the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, as first reported by Ian Rapoport, who also says the Raiders are hoping Carr plays well enough that they can start him all year.

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full article Derek Carr starting in Week 1 over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

Geno Smith and other streaming QBs for Week 1

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Jets’ QB Geno Smith is a viable option in Week 1 (via FoxSports.com)

What Does It Mean to Say You’re Streaming QBs This Year?

Tired of seeing quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger or Tom Brady on the waiver wire? I was.
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Fantasy Football Auction Values – 2QB

The NFL preseason reminds me of one thing: the regular season is not here just yet. But it is so close! And so I have just a few days left to prepare for my favorite draft style: auction drafts. Fantasy football auction drafts are incredibly intense and can be quite complicated. With all of the values and overbids that happen, it is crucial to have a rankings sheet of your auction prices. So that’s why I have posted here a full cheat sheet of all auction values for the 2QB leagues.

The cheat sheet is a pdf version of the rankings that has the top 200 as well as positional rankings and auction values. As with any rankings, minor adjustments will be necessary as we get closer to Week 1. If you have any questions or comments feel free to message me on Twitter @BergerTwoQBs. But enough intro. Here are your 2014 two quarterback fantasy football auction values!

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full list of 2QB auction values over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

Two Quarterback Fantasy Football Rankings – Top 200 Cheat Sheet

The NFL preseason and fantasy football drafts are finally here! And with so many interesting formats of our beloved pastime, it is important to have fantasy football rankings that are customized to your league’s rules. My personal favorite is the two quarterback format. Here is a great explanation of the 2QB format and the reasoning behind it, written by Joshua Lake (@LakeTwoQBs). I highly recommend it. Welcome to this year’s two quarterback top 200 fantasy football rankings and Cheat Sheet. The cheat sheet is a pdf version of the rankings that has the top 200 as well as positional rankings. As with any rankings, minor adjustments will be necessary as we get closer to Week 1. If you have any questions or comments feel free to message me on Twitter @BergerTwoQBs. But enough intro. Here are your 2014 two quarterback fantasy football rankings!

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full top 200 list for 2QB leagues, along with a link to the cheat sheet over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

5 Quarterback Steals for 2014 – Quarterback Ranking Values

Life is unfair. If you haven’t caught onto that, you are probably new to fantasy football. It’s one of the reasons why we love, and at times hate, the game. The random and most obscure things will affect games, and will affect our opinions of players. We start to think of a player as an inaccurate passer or a bad teammate, both of which may have very little to do with whether they are a good fantasy quarterback. All that we should really be caring about is whether this QB does just enough to get the fantasy points. It doesn’t matter how pretty it looks. We just want to have the dollar-bargain quarterback steal for this season.

What I like to do is write about the quarterbacks that are being given the cold shoulder according to their current ADP. Salvatore Stefanile (@2QBFFB) and @curacaobleu did a great job compiling the latest average draft position of the top 37 quarterbacks in redraft leagues. I am very grateful for their hard work, and highly recommend you follow both of them. With these latest ADPs, I then compare the numbers to all 37 quarterbacks’ points per game from last year who played significant time. The ones that come up with too much of a drop are represented here on this list, with some factoring into my own quarterback rankings for 2014 as well.

So here are the 5 quarterback steals that are currently out there in your league.

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full list of five quarterback steals for 2014 over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

League Scoring: 4 Points or 6 Points Per Passing Touchdown

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Know your league’s settings. It’s the First Commandment for fantasy football, but it’s also a great reminder in 2QB and superflex leagues. The one setting you need to know, above all else, is whether your league awards four or six points per passing touchdown.

Those two points per touchdown may seem insignificant, but in today’s pass-heavy NFL, that could mean almost 100 points over the course of the season. In 2013, fourteen quarterbacks passed for 24 touchdowns or more. That’s at least 48 extra points, per quarterback, if you’re in a six-point league. As a point of reference, only 66 points separated Drew Brees (QB2) and Cam Newton (QB3) in 2013.

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full article on passing touchdown scoring over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

How to Pick a Top 10 Quarterback

What does it take to pick a top 10 quarterback?

If you can pick out the next elite passer before your leaguemates, you stand a great chance of establishing yourself as a contender for the next decade.

In the last few years, the NFL has seen a dramatic rise in variety among the elite QBs. The common assumption is that you can take a shot on the latest athletic signal-caller in the hopes of having his rushing yards carry you to victory. I wanted to test that theory and see what has made a top 10 quarterback over the last five years.

I took averages from every season between 2009 and last year to see what sort of numbers quarterbacks are putting up in the modern NFL. I wanted to see what threshold a young quarterback would need to reach to break into the next tier.

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full article about top 10 quarterbacks over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

Which Rookie QBs Should I Draft?

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Like me, you have likely spent a couple months asking which rookie QBs you should draft in your dynasty leagues this year.

I’m a metrics guy when it comes to college football, primarily because I don’t watch enough NCAA games to have a strong grasp of their game film. I love nothing more than pouring statistics into a spreadsheet and crunching the numbers; that’s how I evaluate rookies.

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full article on picking 2014 rookie QBs over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.

Quarterback Rankings – Top 40 QBs for 2014

We all have our preferred formats, don’t we? Whether it’s because we find the system that naturally fits our managing style or because we feel like a certain scoring provides the best balance to fantasy football – we all have a format that we are particularly fond of. PPR, IDP, “standard scoring” – the biggest misnomer of all, 2QB, just to name a few. It’s all fun variations on a great game.

I am 2QB enthusiast, so that means when I start doing quarterback rankings only doing ranks 1-32 is barely enough. I need to analyze the backup for the Arizona Cardinals, which bad quarterbacks will make the giant leap to mediocre, and which quarterbacks are terrible but have a secure job for the rest of the season. Because, in 2QB formats, even the Blaine Gabberts of the NFL have value. If you’d like to hear why 2-QB formats are worth considering, here is a great article explaining what makes two-quarterback leagues great.

NOTE: Because we have moved over to another site, you can read the full article on Top 40 QBs in 2014 over at FakePigskin. Click on over to see the rest of the article.