Every year during the preseason, we preach the same old thing when it comes to quarterbacks – there’s no need to rush your pick as it’s the deepest position out there**. With so much talent out there, you can afford to wait until at least the fifth round and you’ll still find yourself some top quality. But is that the case this season? The strategy works if you’re using those top picks on high-scoring, elite running backs and splashing in a couple of high-end wide receivers and/or tight ends, but if those picks aren’t putting up the points you were expecting, then you probably find yourself struggling here through the first five weeks of the fantasy football season without an elite-level quarterback.
While we always spend so much time suggesting to you that you grab this particular wide receiver or that particular running back, we often forget to tell you which situations or players to avoid. It might seem like basic fantasy common sense, but when you’re sifting through your waiver wire here in the early goings of the season, desperately looking for some unfound gem in a quarry filled with lumps of coal, even the slightest glimmer of hope can become exaggerated to the point where you’re tempted to drop someone from your roster to take a chance. So for today, rather than hype someone who may not even deserve a look, let alone a roster spot, we’re going to take a bit harsher a point of view and go over those situations around the NFL that you’re going to want to avoid this year.