Optimal Quarterback Combinations


Most fantasy leagues allow owners to start just one QB, and most fantasy owners simply try to draft the best two QB’s available throughout the draft. Very few look ahead to the future at weekly matchups throughout the year. This is a huge mistake!

A QB with a top-tier favorable matchup versus a bottom-tier is ~8 fantasy points. These points add up throughout the season and can make the difference between winning or losing a championship.

The FFWIZARD.COM Draft Kit contains a comprehensive list of QB combos with matchups that complement each other throughout the year. How does this work? Let’s look at an example.

A great QB combo is Alex Smith and Marcus Mariota. To demonstrate this, we first must rate each of their matchups throughout the year. We will use the following scale to rate the quality of a QB’s weekly matchup. (10 = playing easy defense; 0 = playing hard defense)





Now let’s look at the combination of Alex Smith and Marcus Mariota for each week of the season.






Notice how the QB’s complement eachother throughout the year? Week-by-week, you can see that when one QB is stuck with a bad matchup (red), the other has a good matchup (green)! In week 3, for example, Marcus Mariota has a terrible matchup (JAX) while Alex Smith has a great matchup (GB). In weeks 11 through 15 you can alternate QB's and get incredible matchups over this 5-game stretch: IND, DAL, NYJ, NYG, NYG.

Check out the far right column, “Avg”. Individually these QB’s get a matchup scores 5 & 6, but when combined these QB’s get a matchup score of 8. This is the equivalent of playing a bottom-ten defense every week.

Our draft kit includes a comprehensive list of optimal combinations for every QB in the league. Download it today!


7/11/18 --- The Fantasy Football Wizard