They say that the third game of the NFL preseason is the most important. Often it is labeled as the final dress rehearsal before the regular season begins as it is often the final opportunity to see starters play for an extended period of time in meaningful game action before the season kicks off.
Now that the all important third week of the preseason has been completed, the time has come for FantasyPPR.com to release it’s final positional rankings for the 2013 fantasy football season.
Obviously there was plenty to learn during the preseason but one of the most significant developments at least in terms of the quarterback position was the emergence of Michael Vick as the starter in Philadelphia. Vick may not be a superstar anymore and he’s definitely been prone to both injuries and turnovers over the past couple of seasons but considering he can be had pretty cheaply at this point, he has great sleeper potential considering he will be running Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense.
Other quarterbacks that impressed during the preseason include Brandon Weeden, who looked like he really took a step forward this offseason, as well as Sam Bradford, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck.
The depth at the quarterback position this year is incredible, meaning that fantasy owners should try to wait as long as possible to invest in a quarterback in order to maximize value. I would suggest waiting on guys like Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees at least until the second round because in my opinion no quarterback, especially in a PPR league is worth a first-round pick. Good running backs are just hard to find right now to waste an early pick on such a loaded position.
Well there are my two cents of fantasy football draft strategy, now let’s get to the rankings: