What Do You Think?

I am in the middle of doing some research for an article that I believe everyone will both enjoy and find helpful.

What I am planning to do is take the results of these polls and work them into the article.  Also, if you post a comment there is a chance I will quote it and/or use it in the article.

BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE POLLS:  What I want to realize is that I want the first answer that pops into your head.  Don’t think about it, don’t analyze it, don’t research it — whatever pops into your head first!

What you are going to find below is three sets of polls that are based on three different types of leagues.  One set is based on 4pt passing TDs with no deductions for interceptions, the second is based on 6pt passing TDs with no deductions for interceptions and lastly an IDP league with 4pt passing TDs and no deductions for interceptions.  Before each set I will link to the scoring system and also show the starting requirements. Each set of polls needs your answer to:

1.  How many games do you think you would win in a 13 game regular season if you had to take a zero at QB every week versus a full strength team?

2.  Assuming you lose because of the zero at your QB spot, how many points on average do you think you would lose by?

3.  How many games do you think the top two QBs (based on ADP) would win on average in a 13 game regular season?

To the polls we go…

CLARIFICATION FOR THE 3rd POLL IN EACH SET:  The question is how many games on average a fantasy owner of a top-3 QB (based on ADP) would win in a 13 game regular season.

This set of polls is based on the SOFA  (Site Owners Fantasy Association) Classic league rules.
Scoring (4pt passing TDs) Starting requirements(10 total): 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1Flex, 1K & 1D/ST

SOFA Classic
SOFA Classic
SOFA Classic

This set of polls is based on a league (Best Dam Fantasy League Period!) that I selected randomly at MFL.  Note that the only thing that wasn’t random was that I was looking for a league with 6pt passing TDs, no deductions for interceptions and had at least nine starters.  I’d also like to point out that league spelled damn wrong, not me.
Scoring (6pt passing TDs) Starting requirements(9 total): 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE, 1Flex, 1K & 1D/ST

Best Dam Fantasy League Period!
Best Dam Fantasy League Period!
Best Dam Fantasy League Period!

This last set is based on the SOFA IDP league.  One thing I want to point out is that the past two years we added an extra DB to the starting requirements — going from 15 to 16.  So for the first 5 yrs worth of research I have done for this league the total starters would be decreased by 1.  I’ll reference the average for the full seven years as well as the differences between the first five years to the last two years when I publish the final article.  But for this exercise base your guesses off the starting requirements from the first five years.
Scoring (4pt passing TDs) Starting requirements(15 total): 1QB, 2RB, 3WR, 1TE, 1K, 2DL, 3LB, 2DB

SOFA IDP
SOFA IDP
SOFA IDP

Thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully participate in the polls.  Don’t forget, feel free to comment and there is a chance I might use it in the article.

Follow me on twitter,@SteveGalloNFL & if you have any questions about The Ultimate Drafter Series please feel free to email me at ultimatedrafterseries@gmail.com

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About Steve Gallo
Steve is an NFL Analyst and IDP writer for USA Today Sports Media Group(TheHuddle.com). He is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America & Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

2 Responses to What Do You Think?

  1. tmcdannell says:

    Very interesting research. It seems clear the QB position would play a smaller factor when matched with an IDP league and 4 point passing TDs. By contrast a standard league with 6 point passing TDs would lead to the QB position being more important and thus you losing more games if you took a zero at that spot.

  2. Pingback: Dissecting Quarterback Value In Fantasy Football – The Zero QB Theorem | FULL IMPACT FOOTBALL

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