Tim Tebow: Why Backup QB is Good Fantasy Football Option in Deep Leagues
Tim Tebow is a good player to have on your fantasy football team—assuming you are in a league with 16 or more teams.
Tebow is an interesting fantasy football prospect. He is quite possibly the most valuable backup quarterback in the history of the game and his heightened popularity makes him a candidate to be reached for in most drafts, but for those who find themselves in deeper leagues, the quarterback is well-worth a flier.
Tebow's role with the Jets has been a hot-button issue this summer and his fantasy football value hasn't been far behind. Here are the reasons that Tebow is a good play for those that are in deep leagues.
As league size grows, so does the value in the quarterback position.
In a traditional eight to 12-team league, each team in the league can have two quarterbacks on the roster and not have to worry about finding a replacement that at least plays on Sundays should bye weeks or injuries call for one. However, when the league expands to 16 or more, the test of finding a quarterback that puts up any points becomes a bit more challenging.
In Tebow, you get a quarterback that isn't going to start but will find a way on the field. When Tebow is on the field, his rushing ability alone gives him the opportunity to score points. With few backups presenting any real value, Tebow at least pushes the number of producing quarterbacks to 33.
In larger leagues, anyone who scores a touchdown holds value.
With Tebow's nose for the end zone, he's all but guaranteed to be a touchdown magnet when he's on the field. Running back Shonn Greene has historically struggled to punch the ball in, scoring only 10 rushing touchdowns through three seasons with the Jets.
Tebow, on the other hand, scored six touchdowns on the ground last season and has 12 total rushing touchdowns in only two seasons.
Tebow holds a 10-pound weight advantage on Greene and also provides the threat of throwing the ball making him a prime candidate to vulture touchdowns from Greene when the Jets find themselves inside the 10-yard line.
As stated before, starting quarterbacks hold inflated value the bigger a league is. Even in a 20-team league, it is relatively easy to find a wide receiver or even a running back that will score some points in a given week and serve as a stop gap.
What you won't find are starting quarterbacks.
Tebow could very well become that if Mark Sanchez struggles out of the gate.
Sanchez is entering his fourth year as the starting quarterback and he should be on a short leash as the Jets failed to make the playoffs last season. New York wouldn't have brought in Tebow and the media circus that follows him if it weren't at least a little concerned about the quarterback position.
Tebow has value as a backup, but it's the upside that he could have as a starter that makes him worth a flier in leagues that exceed 14 teams.
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