Big Board Showdown: QB Draft Strategy

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In this game mode you will be able to set up leagues of between 6 and 12 players beginning on April 16. You and your league will be able to draft your 12 man rosters any time from April 16 to April 23, the date of Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

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Since this is the inaugural version of this game mode, some of the best strategies can be created by you on the fly. We can’t wait to hear what formulas you’ve come up with to win your leagues.

If you’re not familiar with the 2020 NFL Draft prospects, don’t worry because we’re here to help. In this article we are going to breakdown some of the top QB’s in this draft class and provide you with what we think is the right way to approach drafting the QB position.

Invest in a QB Early

It is essential in Big Board Showdown to take one of the top QBs on the board. Why? Well, there’s only a few QBs that we believe will go in the first two rounds of the draft. Once you get past the top few prospects, it’s a steep fall.

Any player chosen in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft will score double-digit points for your team. You will be tasked with drafting two QBs, but it is imperative that you get at least one of the top QBs.

So who should you be looking to draft early on at the QB spot? Here’s every QB we expect to go in the first two rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Joe Burrow — LSU — Projected R1, P1

60 TDs. Undefeated season. Heisman. National Title. You can’t beat that resume. Burrow is whip smart, has good mobility and has a good, but not great, arm. He’s going to beat you with his mind and accuracy. There is little doubt the the LSU product will be the top pick in the 2020 Draft.

Tua Tagovailoa — Alabama — Projected R1, P5

Ridiculously accurate and smart. A true winner and leader. Great mobility inside the pocket and thrives passing from the pocket. He can be aggressive pushing the ball down the field, but doesn’t turn the ball over. He does come with an injury history and may not play this season. But if he’s healthy, he’s special.

Justin Herbert — Oregon — Projected R1, P6

Physically Herbert is the best QB in the draft with the biggest arm. Ridiculously intelligent. Won the Academic Heisman. However, he’s inconsistent and is a bit too cautious. He needs to let it rip at the next level without making stupid mistakes. Herbert will likely be a top 10 pick.

Jordan Love — Utah State — Projected R1, P23

Love has great size and speed. Has all the physical tools you could want. Great arm talent and can make plays with his arm from inside and outside the pocket. However, his 2019 was pretty lackluster and he is turnover prone. Still, he’s talented enough to be a surefire first round pick.

Jacob Eason — Washington — Projected R2, P10

Eason has a huge arm and great size. Good anticipation on his throws, especially downfield. Not afraid to take risks. He also has the ideal height and body type for a prototypical NFL pocket passer. However, he has some maturity issues and needs to clean up his mechanics. If this was just based on build and arm, Eason would be a top 10 pick. However, he’s probably a Day 2 selection at this point.

Jake Fromm — Georgia — Projected R2, P20

On the other end of the spectrum from Eason is Fromm. The Georgia product does not have the physical makeup of an NFL QB. Short, slow, not a great arm. However, he’s ridiculous smart, a great teammate and will probably be one of the best backup QBs in the NFL for a long time. Fromm is likely to be a Day 2 pick.

Late to the Party

Once you get past those top six QBs, there’s a steep drop off in terms of talent and projected draft position. However, there are some QBs who have some talent later in the draft.

Here are some of the QBs we believe have a chance to score some significant points for your fantasy teams:

  • Jalen Hurts — Oklahoma — Projected R3, P23
  • Anthony Gordon — Washington State — Projected R6, P1
  • Cole McDonald — Hawaii — Projected R6, P24
  • James Morgan — Florida International R6, P25
  • Nate Stanley — Iowa — Projected R7, P7
  • Steven Montez — Colorado — Projected R7, P20

Other Available QBs

The next group of QBs could be late round picks or could be undrafted. That being said, you may need to take one of them to fill out your rosters. Lastly, one of these guys could be Mr. Irrelevant, which is worth a 50-point bonus.

  • Jake Luton — Oregon State — Projected Undrafted
  • Khalil Tate — Arizona — Projected Undrafted
  • Brian Lewerke — Michigan State — Projected Undrafted
  • Shea Patterson — Michigan — Projected Undrafted
  • Riley Neal — Vanderbilt — Projected Undrafted
  • Deondre Francois — Hampton — Projected Undrafted
  • Mason Fine — North Texas — Projected Undrafted
  • Kelly Bryant — Missouri — Projected Undrafted

Check back with us later this week as we delve into the draft strategies for RBs, WRs, TEs and defensive players.




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