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2013 Draft Prep: Two-QB draft

Senior Fantasy Writer
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You hear us say all the time to wait on a quarterback in your draft. The position is deep and you can still win with Tony Romo in Round 6 instead of Drew Brees in Round 1.

That all changes in a two-quarterback league, especially one like this with six points for passing touchdowns. Here, you have to draft a quarterback early.

In this 10-team, two-quarterback mock draft, there were five quarterbacks selected in Round 1 and 10 by the end of Round 2. Adam Aizer and Peter Madden drafted two quarterbacks with their first two picks and five owners had two quarterbacks by the end of Round 3.

Those quarterbacks going early pushed a lot of elite talent down the draft board. For example, Ray Rice went at the end of Round 2, receivers like Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall went in Round 4 and Lamar Miller dropped to Round 5.

If you got your quarterbacks early you were able to pick off top players going well below their Average Draft Position. For example, I took Tom Brady and Eli Manning with my second and third picks, respectively, after drafting Marshawn Lynch at No. 9 overall.

That allowed me to draft A.J. Green in Round 4, David Wilson in Round 5 and Darren McFadden in Round 6. I'll take value like that all day.

By comparison, Nando Di Fino waited on drafting a quarterback and crafted a stellar team with the hope that two of his three passers (Josh Freeman, Sam Bradford or Alex Smith) become quality options. He didn't take Freeman until Round 6 and his first five picks in order were Jamaal Charles, Trent Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Demaryius Thomas and Andre Johnson.

We'll find out which strategy works better as the season goes on, but the advice here would be to get at least one Top 12 quarterback in the first three rounds and then gamble on a backup with upside later. You might not win the league, but you'll feel more comfortable about your roster after the draft knowing you have one top quarterback in your lineup on a weekly basis.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of 2 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 16-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. J. Darin Darst, College Football Producer
2. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
3. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
8. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
9. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
10. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator, Fantasy Sports

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Darst Drew Brees, QB, NO
2 Hartstein Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3 Zegura Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
4 Tobin Arian Foster, RB, HOU
5 Aizer Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6 Di Fino Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
7 Richard Doug Martin, RB, TB
8 Madden Cam Newton, QB, CAR
9 Eisenberg Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
10 Polito Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
Round 2
Pick Team Player
11 Polito C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
12 Eisenberg Tom Brady, QB, NE
13 Madden Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
14 Richard Andrew Luck, QB, IND
15 Di Fino Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
16 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
17 Tobin LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
18 Zegura Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
19 Hartstein Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
20 Darst Ray Rice, RB, BAL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
21 Darst Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
22 Hartstein Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
23 Zegura Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
24 Tobin Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
25 Aizer Matt Forte, RB, CHI
26 Di Fino Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
27 Richard Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
28 Madden Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
29 Eisenberg Eli Manning, QB, NYG
30 Polito Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
Round 4
Pick Team Player
31 Polito Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
32 Eisenberg A.J. Green, WR, CIN
33 Madden Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
34 Richard Julio Jones, WR, ATL
35 Di Fino Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
36 Aizer Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
37 Tobin Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
38 Zegura Reggie Bush, RB, DET
39 Hartstein Roddy White, WR, ATL
40 Darst DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
Round 5
Pick Team Player
41 Darst Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
42 Hartstein Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
43 Zegura Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
44 Tobin Randall Cobb, WR, GB
45 Aizer Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
46 Di Fino Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
47 Richard Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
48 Madden Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
49 Eisenberg David Wilson, RB, NYG
50 Polito Frank Gore, RB, SF
Round 6
Pick Team Player
51 Polito Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
52 Eisenberg Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
53 Madden Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
54 Richard Darren Sproles, RB, NO
55 Di Fino Josh Freeman, QB, TB
56 Aizer Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
57 Tobin Montee Ball, RB, DEN
58 Zegura Marques Colston, WR, NO
59 Hartstein Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
60 Darst Wes Welker, WR, DEN
Round 7
Pick Team Player
61 Darst Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
62 Hartstein Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
63 Zegura Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
64 Tobin Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
65 Aizer Eric Decker, WR, DEN
66 Di Fino Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
67 Richard Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
68 Madden Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
69 Eisenberg Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
70 Polito Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
Round 8
Pick Team Player
71 Polito Vernon Davis, TE, SF
72 Eisenberg Shane Vereen, RB, NE
73 Madden Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
74 Richard Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
75 Di Fino Sam Bradford, QB, STL
76 Aizer Steve Smith, WR, CAR
77 Tobin Philip Rivers, QB, SD
78 Zegura Danny Amendola, WR, NE
79 Hartstein Andre Brown, RB, NYG
80 Darst BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
Round 9
Pick Team Player
81 Darst James Jones, WR, GB
82 Hartstein Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Zegura Jason Witten, TE, DAL
84 Tobin Ben Tate, RB, HOU
85 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
86 Di Fino DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
87 Richard Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
88 Madden Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
89 Eisenberg Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
90 Polito Mark Ingram, RB, NO
Round 10
Pick Team Player
91 Polito Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
92 Eisenberg Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
93 Madden Tavon Austin, WR, STL
94 Richard DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
95 Di Fino Alex Smith, QB, KC
96 Aizer Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
97 Tobin Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
98 Zegura Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
99 Hartstein Mike Williams, WR, TB
100 Darst Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
Round 11
Pick Team Player
101 Darst Danario Alexander, WR, SD
102 Hartstein Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
103 Zegura Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
104 Tobin T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
105 Aizer Michael Vick, QB, PHI
106 Di Fino Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
107 Richard Jared Cook, TE, STL
108 Madden Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
109 Eisenberg Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
110 Polito Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
Round 12
Pick Team Player
111 Polito Lance Moore, WR, NO
112 Eisenberg Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
113 Madden Brandon Weeden, QB, CLE
114 Richard Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
115 Di Fino Miles Austin, WR, DAL
116 Aizer Zac Stacy, RB, STL
117 Tobin Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
118 Zegura Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
119 Hartstein Jake Locker, QB, TEN
120 Darst Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
Round 13
Pick Team Player
121 Darst Seahawks DST
122 Hartstein Vick Ballard, RB, IND
123 Zegura Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
124 Tobin 49ers DST
125 Aizer Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
126 Di Fino Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
127 Richard Golden Tate, WR, SEA
128 Madden Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
129 Eisenberg Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
130 Polito Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
Round 14
Pick Team Player
131 Polito DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
132 Eisenberg Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
133 Madden Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
134 Richard EJ Manuel, QB, BUF
135 Di Fino Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
136 Aizer Michael Bush, RB, CHI
137 Tobin Vincent Brown, WR, SD
138 Zegura Bengals DST
139 Hartstein Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
140 Darst Joique Bell, RB, DET
Round 15
Pick Team Player
141 Darst Chad Henne, QB, JAC
142 Hartstein Bears DST
143 Zegura Matt Flynn, QB, OAK
144 Tobin Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
145 Aizer Broncos DST
146 Di Fino Ravens DST
147 Richard Packers DST
148 Madden Patriots DST
149 Eisenberg Texans DST
150 Polito Dolphins DST
Round 16
Pick Team Player
151 Polito Blair Walsh, K, MIN
152 Eisenberg Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
153 Madden Matt Bryant, K, ATL
154 Richard Matt Prater, K, DEN
155 Di Fino Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
156 Aizer Justin Tucker, K, BAL
157 Tobin Phil Dawson, K, SF
158 Zegura Kai Forbath, K, WAS
159 Hartstein Garrett Hartley, K, NO
160 Darst David Akers, K, DET
 
Team by Team
Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
2.6 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
3.5 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
4.6 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
5.5 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
6.6 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
7.5 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
8.6 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
9.5 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
10.6 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
11.5 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
12.6 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
13.5 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
14.6 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
15.5 Broncos DST
16.6 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Darst
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
3.1 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
4.10 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
5.1 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
6.10 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
7.1 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
8.10 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
9.1 James Jones, WR, GB
10.10 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
11.1 Danario Alexander, WR, SD
12.10 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
13.1 Seahawks DST
14.10 Joique Bell, RB, DET
15.1 Chad Henne, QB, JAC
16.10 David Akers, K, DET
Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.5 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
3.6 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
4.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
5.6 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
6.5 Josh Freeman, QB, TB
7.6 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
8.5 Sam Bradford, QB, STL
9.6 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
10.5 Alex Smith, QB, KC
11.6 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
12.5 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
13.6 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
14.5 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
15.6 Ravens DST
16.5 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
3.9 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
4.2 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
5.9 David Wilson, RB, NYG
6.2 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
7.9 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
8.2 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
9.9 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
10.2 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
11.9 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
12.2 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
13.9 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
14.2 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
15.9 Texans DST
16.2 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
2.9 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
3.2 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
4.9 Roddy White, WR, ATL
5.2 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
6.9 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
7.2 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
8.9 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
9.2 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
10.9 Mike Williams, WR, TB
11.2 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
12.9 Jake Locker, QB, TEN
13.2 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
14.9 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
15.2 Bears DST
16.9 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
2.3 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
3.8 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
4.3 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
5.8 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
6.3 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
7.8 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
8.3 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
9.8 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
10.3 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
11.8 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
12.3 Brandon Weeden, QB, CLE
13.8 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
14.3 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
15.8 Patriots DST
16.3 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
2.1 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
3.10 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
4.1 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
5.10 Frank Gore, RB, SF
6.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
7.10 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
8.1 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
9.10 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
10.1 Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA
11.10 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
12.1 Lance Moore, WR, NO
13.10 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
14.1 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
15.10 Dolphins DST
16.1 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.4 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
3.7 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
4.4 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
5.7 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
6.4 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
7.7 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
8.4 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU
9.7 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
10.4 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
11.7 Jared Cook, TE, STL
12.4 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
13.7 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
14.4 EJ Manuel, QB, BUF
15.7 Packers DST
16.4 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.7 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
3.4 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
4.7 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
5.4 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
6.7 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
7.4 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
8.7 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
9.4 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
10.7 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
11.4 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
12.7 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
13.4 49ers DST
14.7 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
15.4 Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
16.7 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.8 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
3.3 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
4.8 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
5.3 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
6.8 Marques Colston, WR, NO
7.3 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
8.8 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
9.3 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
10.8 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
11.3 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
12.8 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
13.3 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
14.8 Bengals DST
15.3 Matt Flynn, QB, OAK
16.8 Kai Forbath, K, WAS

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Andre Williams could surprise again
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/30/2014) Though I don't know that he's ready for a platoon role, believing his strong showing Week 4 at Washington happened mainly because the Giants saw fit to rest their starting running back in a blowout, rookie Andre Williams has the perfect matchup to make the most of whatever opportunities he gets Week 5 against Atlanta. The Falcons rank 28th against the run, allowing 153.5 yards per game, and have given up nine touchdowns on the ground, four more than any other team.

Even better, they've been sort of the magic elixir for running back tandems this season. Not only did the Vikings' Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both have big games against them last week, the former rushing for 78 yards and three touchdowns and the latter rushing for 135 yards, but the Bengals' Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill both had big games against them in Week 2, the former rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown and the latter rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Of the two lead CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts, Jamey Eisenberg ranks Williams the highest for this week, placing him 28th among running backs, so we're talking little more than an emergency flex option in standard 12-team leagues. Still, you wouldn't be completely out of your mind to play him coming off last week's performance.


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Because rookie Andre Williams performed so well in relief of Jennings last week, rushing for 66 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, you may be worried the two will split carries in some form or fashion going forward. While I don't think that's much of a concern -- Williams was already getting 5-10 carries a game and not doing much with them -- I'm not sure it really matters with this matchup. The Falcons have been the magic elixir for running back tandems this season. Not only did the Vikings' Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both have big games against them last week, the former rushing for 78 yards and three touchdowns and the latter rushing for 135 yards, but the Bengals' Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill both had big games against them in Week 2, the former rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown and the latter rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown.

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Morris has been productive in each game so far, and currently ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing yardage through four games. Unfortunately, he faces one of the toughest tests in the league this week. The Seahawks have yet to allow an opposing running back to score even six points this season, and their lone touchdown allowed came from little-used Packers fullback John Kuhn in Week 1. Morris has yet to face Seattle in his career, and they are unlikely to give him a very warm welcome.

Morris is nearly a must-start Fantasy option on a weekly basis, but this is one time you might want to avoid relying on him. The workload should be there, but Morris ranks outside of the top-30 for running backs in both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard's Week 5 rankings.   


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