Fantasy Football: One QB vs. Two-QB System

Jacob NitzbergAnalyst IOctober 29, 2008

In a standard fantasy league, teams start one QB, two RBs, three WRs, and one TE. There are many variations of this, including the flex position, but for the most part this is the standard setup. 

One league structure that doesn't get a lot of buzz is the two-QB starting lineup. The argument against it is that there is only one QB on the field, so there should only be one in a lineup. Don't get me wrong, this is extremely valid.

I'm here to pump the two-QB system. For the fantasy players who aren't trying to match their league with reality, starting two QBs provides an extra level of participation.

Every starting QB in the league is on a roster, assuming it's a league with 10 or more teams. There are even backup QBs who are given spots with the hope they become starters. 

It means that owners have to know who is starting for every team in the league. It means Shaun Hill is probably the first waiver-wire pickup this week. It means that on any given week, Gus Frerotte and Chad Pennington could be starting for your fantasy team.

In all seriousness, it means more involvement with the league, and this is what any good league should strive for. Looking at matchups becomes vital, and the QB position is no longer something to worry about only one week per season.

This change is not something to be taken lightly. It impacts draft strategy, keeper strategy, if applicable, and the aforementioned waiver-wire priority. This change is for leagues ready to put in the extra time and effort to managing a two-QB team. 

Clearly, this system is not for everyone. From personal experience, however, it has made my league extremely enjoyable.