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Football Draft Kit: Quarterback Coupling

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, a four-time FSWA Award finalist, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and an editor for the site's NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, CBB and DFS content.

Derek VanRiper and I had a conversation Tuesday on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today about the strategy of choosing fantasy quarterbacks based on their schedules in relation to other quarterbacks. This isnít a strategy of simply taking a quarterback with an easy schedule or making sure your QB2 doesn't have the same bye week as your QB1, but looking at all 17 weeks and choosing quarterbacks who may have alternating good matchups. For example, if you drafted Drew Brees early but are worried about his early season schedule (at Minnesota, home against New England, at Carolina), which quarterback has an easier first three weeks that you could consider playing instead of Brees (this is an extreme example, of course).

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