Picking a quarterback is the easy part. We know the names. This applies to even the most casual of fantasy football fans.
As the rounds start piling up and the picks become less obvious, these passing heroes become an easy fallback choice. Depending on the round and the league rules and the draft board flow, there's a chance selecting a quarterback sooner than later can work.
Broadly speaking, playing the waiting game remains the best course of action. Knowing where the various change in tiers occurs does as well.
No doubt owners with Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck will have a weekly QB advantage over all others.
That's not the best way to view the situation assuming standard scoring rules apply. Newton, Rodgers and Luck will likely cost a first, second or third round pick.
While you draft one of these options, others are loading up at receiver with DeAndre Hopkins and Alshon Jeffery plus running back Mark Ingram or going with a TE-WR-RB trio like Rob Gronkowski-Dez Bryant-LeSean McCoy.
Then they add a second runner or third receiver and then maybe another one of each and then can still add a viable quarterback-by-committee with some combination of say Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford or Matt Ryan. Or Derek Carr and Andy Dalton.
Tony Romo and Ryan Tannehill? Jameis Winston and Joe Flacco? Tyrod Taylor and Marcus Mariota? Avoid bye week mismanagement and get lucky with the weekly matchups and options from this meaty section can do you right on any given week.
Consistently beat those magazine cover boys? Eh, probably not, but the combo of those early round skill players and mid-round QB can work just fine and then some. This is also where ranking and tiers comes into play.
Your league awards six points for a touchdown pass? Think QB early. Two-quarterback league? Then waiting isn't a virtue or wise.
But for most owners, whether playing in your neighborhood league or against a bunch of sharks, biding your time with the quarterback picks is a sound plan and quite often, a winning one.