Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos) : Will He Lead Your Fantasy Team to Greatness?
No one is more polarizing in the NFL than Tim Tebow. People love him, people love to hate him. He is not a great NFL quarterback. No one claims he is—outside of Denver that is—but what he is is a quality Fantasy QB.
The Denver Broncos announced this week that they will install the read option to better accommodate his style of play.
Tim Tebow is made to run the read option. He ran it while he was playing for the Florida Gators. He is a runner out of the spread. Now the question arises: Will it work in the NFL?
No other teams run the read option. However, no other teams have Tim Tebow. Tim Tebow finds a way to win games and finds a way to produce on the Fantasy Gridiron. He won't be pretty, but you don't want him to be. He doesn't have the skill set to sit in the pocket and wait for a receiver to get open. He will scramble out of the pocket and either (a.) run with it or (b.) dump it off for a short pass.
One person who gains value by this option is Willis McGahee. Tebow will need to dump it off to someone or, when he rolls out, can hand it off as the defense expects a Tebow run, leaving McGahee to gain yards and throw the defense off. If you want evidence of this, look at how it worked last week in Oakland.
If Tim Tebow can effectively run the option in the NFL, he will be putting up some great fantasy numbers. If your QB right now is lacking, get some stock in Tebow. Those of you who jumped the gun and got him as soon as he was installed as the starter, touche.
You can expect 175-200 yards passing, one to two touchdowns in the air and around 60-75 yards on the ground with the potential to get a rush touchdown here and there. He will most likely be the goal line back half of the time, so the odds are there for some great fantasy points.
Will Tebow bring you the coveted league trophy? Unless you have a better option, (Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford or Drew Brees) I would most certainly start him. Week 15 of the fantasy playoffs is looking juicy, as he will go up against the New England Patriots.
In short, Tim Tebow has the chance to bring your team over the top and allow you to hoist the fantasy football trophy you deserve.
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