Friday, December 24, 2010

Ask the Expert: Which backup QB currently playing in the last month do you see with fantasy potential in 2011?

A slew of backup quarterbacks, young and old, have taken the reins over the past month. Which if any of these players (Rex Grossman, John Skelton, Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen, or another of your choice) will have fantasy relevance in 2011?

I am not buying the Tim Tebow era in Denver stuff. Kyle Orton has a contract through 2011 and the Broncos could end up with the #1 draft pick as well, so Andrew Luck could be throwing to Brandon Lloyd next year. Instead you have to narrow your choices to QBs with a good chance to start in 2011. Therefore John Skelton and Jimmy Clausen
are the two front runners with Skelton the slight edge in long term potential and Clausen the winner in short term fantasy potential. Whichever team has the best running game should be the key.

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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips, Fantasy Football Basics and Fantasy Football Almanac 2010, all available at his website,, at all major bookstores, and at He is a 20-year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).

Fantasy Football Tips: 201 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($10.95)

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon

Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95)

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