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 ~6 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 Joe Burrow (#16 ADP) and Ben Roethlisberger (#17 ADP). 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/bye week)

Now let’s look at the combination of Joe Burrow and Ben Roethlisberger 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)! For example, in week 2 Ben Roethlisberger has a poor matchup (DEN) while Joe Burrow has a great matchup (CLE). In week 3, it flips. Ben Roethlisberger has a great matchup (HOU) while Joe Burrow has a poor matchup (PHI)

Check out the far right column, “Avg”. Individually these QB’s get a matchup scores of ~5.8, but when combined these QB’s get a matchup score of 7.6. This is the equivalent of playing an 8th-ranked or worse defense every week instead of a 15th-ranked defense every week!

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

8/16/20 --- The Fantasy Football Wizard