Tim Tebow: What is Denver Broncos QB's Week 4 Fantasy Football Value?

Adam OdekirkContributor IIOctober 2, 2011

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Wide receiver Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos tries to avoid Cornerback Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos are looking for some diversity in their offensive game plan to try and fool the Green Bay Packers, and according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, that diversity will come in the form of Tim Tebow. Glazer tweeted: "Also reported that plan today is to get Tebow into game at QB in certain packages"

Whether it was in response to fan pressure in the form of a billboard, or simply a plan that the Broncos had all along may never actually be known. Regardless, let the questions begin and chief among them from fans with Tebow on their fantasy roster, "What is his fantasy value?"

The truth is that if Tebow is used in the red zone as many experts suspect that he will be, his stat line could resemble those of Jerome Bettis when he was the goal-line back for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy owners of Bettis delighted in seeing the following: 5 carries, 3 yards and 2 TDs.

There is reason to believe that Tim Tebow could display similar numbers, but the likelihood of him coming in that often might be questionable. Coach John Fox has already waited this long to admit that packages for Tebow exist, but that doesn't guarantee that he will use them often.

Another huge detriment to the value of Tebow is that in many leagues he is listed only as a QB and therefore not eligible to be on a roster anywhere but QB. Depending on your league's rules, this severely limits his value because there is no scenario where Tebow, getting spot duty in gadget packages, can outperform another QB on your roster.

If you were able to insert Tebow on your roster in a flex position, it would not be surprising to see him at least contribute a rushing TD in today's game, but again—most league rules will not allow a QB into the flex position.

Tebow might see the field on a few occasions today, but expecting anything more than handing off to McGahee or keeping it himself is wishful thinking

Prediction: 5 Plays, 2 Carries for 3 Yards and 1 TD