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Many fantasy owners are going to overreact to Drew Brees' record-breaking season last year and use their first-rounder on the 33-year-old quarterback.
Let me warn you—do not select Drew Brees with your first-round selection. Picking a quarterback in the first round is almost as bad as picking a wide receiver. The only exception is Aaron Rodgers because he will put up big enough numbers to make selecting him worth it.
Let me explain why using your first-round pick on a quarterback (besides Rodgers) is a waste. In ESPN's leagues, the point differential between the No. 1 quarterback and No. 5 quarterback last season was only 52 points by season's end. That averages out to about three points per week.
Therefore, there's no point in selecting Brees in the first round when you could get Matthew Stafford or maybe Cam Newton in the second round. Instead, spend your first-round pick on a position that you cannot find an easy replacement for—such as running back.
Of the top 20 point scorers last year, 13 of them were quarterbacks, compared to just four running backs. While quarterbacks may put up the most points, it's also the position with the most depth.
Furthermore, don't expect Brees to put up similar numbers as he did in 2011. Sean Payton won't be on the sideline to call the plays, and that will definitely effect the six-time Pro-Bowler.
So don't waste your first-rounder by selecting Brees—or any other quarterback not named Aaron Rodgers.