4. Aaron Rodgers, QB
Quarterback might be the most valuable position in real football, but that’s not the case in fantasy football. The only reason Aaron Rodgers is lower on this list is because drafting him will require using an early-round pick, but you’ll be able to find good value at QB later on. That said, Rodgers has a great chance to finish as the QB1 this season, so there are certainly plenty of positives to drafting the two-time MVP.
When you enter a close matchup against a tough opponent, the performance of your QB could make all the difference. Of course, drafting Rodgers often gives your team the advantage.
Let’s take a look at the numbers. Even in a season when the Packers won just six games, the team couldn’t get out of its own way, the offense struggled and Rodgers played through multiple injuries, he still finished as the QB6, according to Fantasy Pros.
Now imagine how he might do fully healthy in a new, exciting and creative offense led by Matt LaFleur.
Rodgers was the QB1 in 2016, and it wasn’t even close. He also finished as the top-scoring fantasy quarterback in 2014.
Taking a quarterback early in fantasy drafts isn’t always the best approach, but Rodgers can be a game-winner and could well be the QB1 once again in 2019.