It may seem easy to draft in a 2QB league, but trust me, this type of league isn’t a walk in the park. 2QB leagues are a whole different beast when it comes to filling out a roster. Typically a quarterback should go in the fourth or fifth round in a standard lineup league. But, for a 2QB league, the top players will start to go in the first two rounds.
So if you’re thinking of trying out a 2QB league, then you must follow these tips below.
Draft Strategy for 2QB Leagues
Draft A Quarterback In The First Two Rounds
In a typical league, I would highly advise against this, but in a 2QB league, almost every top quarterback will be gone by the third round. Ideally, I would take a quarterback in the second round. You still want to grab a high-end running back or wide receiver in the first round. Chances are Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes are gonna go in the first.
But, this will help you out. Those two picks could cause Ja’Marr Chase or Bijan Robinson to fall in ADP. So I would plan to draft Chase or Saquon Barkley in the first then go with Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, or Justin Herbert in the second. Then start filling out some depth at running back and wide receiver in the third and fourth.
Second Quarterback Should Go In The Fifth
By now you should have one of the top seven quarterbacks on your roster and some depth at running back and wide receiver. Now the time comes to get your second quarterback. Trust me, don’t gamble with this. You still want to grab a quality starting QB to fill out your roster.
If you grab one in the fifth, ideally you’re looking at Aaron Rodgers, Trevor Lawrence, or Daniel Jones. Grab one of them and then you don’t have to worry about filling out your second quarterback slot.
Do You Draft A Third Quarterback?
The answer is yes. But, save it for your last pick. I would go the route of drafting a rookie with the promise of starting or drafting the backup to your starters. You never know if your quarterback is going to get hurt so it is always smart to have his backup already. This is the last pick in the draft so it could be worth the risk to take Will Levis or Desmond Ridder.
There is no reason to draft a third quarterback earlier and grab someone like Derek Carr or Geno Smith. Because if you have Hurts and Lawrence there is no chance you’d start Carr over them. Maybe on a bye week, but that is what the waiver is for.
Keep A Balanced Team
When you see you have to start two quarterbacks every week, there is a tendency to go overboard on drafting quarterbacks. But remember you still have two slots for running backs and wide receivers to fill.
I know the wide receiver position has a lot of depth, but it is always smart to keep a balanced team. You still want to have top-end talent in the middle rounds. Just don’t overthink the process of having to grab a bunch of quarterback depth.
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