The Fantasy Factor
The Quarterback. It is very difficult to win your fantasy league without a good one. In 04, I took Peyton Manning in the first round and I got lots of laughs from the fantasy draft chat room. "You can't draft a quarterback in the first round!" "Its all about running backs." "Well there's two easy wins for me". Forty-nine TD passes later; I had a 12-4 record and a 2nd straight Fantasy Football title. If a quarterback is capable of putting up stats that look like something you'd see in the AFL or in Madden 09, he is most definitely worthy of a first round pick. Last year, as much as I hated to do it, I closed my eyes, clicked the "Hire" button next to Tom Brady's name and watched the Xtreme Machine (my team) dominate the PG salary cap football game. Brady was the most expensive player in the league and with good reason. He had almost 100 points more than any other player in the league. Running backs are typically the most valuable players in any fantasy league, but every now and then a quarterback comes along and turns that fantasy philosophy upside down. Here is The Fantasy Factor's top 15.