Is an Elite QB like Drew Brees required to get your fantasy team to the playoffs?
One of the questions that was hotly debated before the start of the 2012 fantasy season was, “Do you need a stud QB to make the playoffs”? As a long time re-draft player, I learned to avoid quarterback in favor of a running back or receiver until at least the eighth or ninth round in most cases. But the new NFL has brought me in to the 21st century kicking and screaming. I now believe that the days of winning with Shaun King or Elvis Grbac are behind us.
I’ve collected some informal data from a number of sources about teams that made the playoffs. In particular, I’d like to thank my friends in the DLF Forum for their generous contributions. I focused on making the playoffs rather than winning the league because so much luck is involved in one and done fantasy playoffs. Plus I had access to much more data this way and thus less outlier noise.
I received data from over 200 dynasty teams...