Draft Strategy

2020 Draft Tiers -- QB

By Kevin English 8:08am EDT 8/24/20


We pore over the rankings every spring before you ever see them. We argue loudly about whether Player B actually belongs just ahead of Player A rather than just behind him. And we nudge/bounce guys up and down the rankings as needed throughout the preseason.

But exact rankings can often matter less than tiers within a position.

You’ll never get every single guy you want in a draft. If you do, you’re either targeting the wrong players or playing in the wrong league.

Our Perfect Draft series can help show what you can expect to find at every turn throughout your draft, while also assisting with your general plan going in. Your MVP Board, of course, will also help to guide you even if things don’t go according to plan -- regardless of your scoring format.

But it can also help to devise tiers before you draft. Knowing how many similar players remain at a position will keep you from panicking when inevitable position runs show up -- or wavering when you expect such a run is on the horizon.

Over the next few days, we’ll divide every position into usable tiers, starting with QBs.


Patrick Mahomes

Lamar Jackson

Last year, Jackson paced all QBs by over 4 fantasy points per game. That, of course, came with historical rushing production.

2019 was a down year for Mahomes — at least compared to the standard he set in 2018. Back healthy and with a loaded supporting cast, he’s the guy we feel most confident in finishing as the overall QB1. We’re simply not investing a top-24 pick in either guy (outside of 2-QB and SuperFlex setups, of course).


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