We've got tons of ideas and well-thought out tactics and strategies you can use to dominate your league. And if you're thinking about drafting a backup quarterback for your fantasy team take a minute to read my take. Some people are targeting a top tier quarterback in 3rd to 4th round followed by a backup quarter back in rounds 9-12. There are a few different (and possibly better) ways to approach your backup quarterback draft strategy and we're going look at several possibilities. But first, make sure you have your first quarterback pick figured out.
Drafting Back to Back Quarterbacks
This tactic involves loading up on RB's and WR's with your first 7 or 8 picks and then taking two mid tier quarterbacks when the draft plays them into your hands. The idea here is that by playing the match-ups week to week you end up with production that is worth close to what a top tier QB is supposed to provide. And once you have your bye-week out of the way you can trade one if needed. Here are some back to back quarterbacks I like for 2019. Many of these guys finished top 10 last season.
Early Round Quarterback with Late Round Backup Quarterback
If your league is 12 teams or less I don't advise you drafting an early quarterback. This is because in a 14 team league (or more) the number of available wide receivers and running backs is really thinned out by the time the draft loops back to you. If you're not one to want to manage the quarterback position week in and week out you should consider drafting a top tier quarterback. If you go this route once someone takes the first top tier quarterback off the board your next pick needs to be quarterback if and only if he is a top tier pick. Here are the top tier quarterbacks for the 2019 fantasy football draft. Watson is a small reach for top tier
If you take one of these guys I'd pair him with one of the other quarterback mentioned in the next section.
Two Late Round Quarterbacks
If you're gambling man it's fairly easy to wait until the late rounds to draft your starting and backup quarterback. If the draft flows into your hand, you'll end up with two decent quarterbacks that when played properly will net a ton of fantasy points. Listen, you're looking for 250 passing yards and 2 touchdown per game. If you can get that you'll be in good shape at the quarterback position.
I love Darnold and Carr this season as late round pairings.
No Backup Quarterback
In the past I've drafted only 1 quarterback and it works out fine. What you do is invest in one of the top 5 QB's (in the 4th or 5th round) and then completely avoid drafting a backup quarterback. Why waste a roster spot on a backup quarterback (QB2) when you are going to start your stud every single week? Hit the waiver wire a week or two before your starters bye-week and you'll be fine. But at the end of the day, in most drafts I've participated in, there is a widely unknown stud sitting there past the 12 round that I can't help but roster. He will be come trade bait or I start him over my early pick stud and then trade the stud.