The Poor QB Fantasy League

Inspired by the many Bad QB Fantasy leagues that came before us. Notably Grantland – RIP.

Poor QB Week 1 Results

WeekWinner
1Glow – 118 pts behind Fitz’s 182 Yd, 3 Int, 1 fumble, no TD game.
Week by Week Standings

Glow – Fitzpatrick ‘won’ the week with 118 pts on 182 yds, 3 ints, 1 fumble, and no TDs. The Fins have cemented their place in the Poor QB league for the time being as Fitz has been very boom or bust in his career. Week 1 was very bust and I’m going to keep drinking from that well until it dries up.

Rhoby – The Jax Jaguars were supposed to be tanking this year, which made me very confident about drafting them as my first team. Imagine my reaction upon watching Gardner Minshew playing like a Super Bowl-winning QB in Week 1. The only incompletion he had was still a catchable ball! I think it’s safe to say I am NOT here for Minshew Mania 2.0.

Jano – Haskins did just enough to eek out a W vs. the Eagles, and I mean JUST ENOUGH. He put the ball on the turf twice, but luckily Washington recovered both times. Haskins relied heavily on his favorite target McLaurin and newly acquired TE, Logan Thomas to capitalize on good field position set up by the Eagles inept offense.

Chevy – The toughest decision is deciding who is going to stink it up, Mitch Trubisky vs the Detroit Lions defense or Sam Darnold vs the Buffalo Bills. I figured with the 50/50 odds Darnold against the Bills defense was the better pick and I wasn’t wrong. A “boring” game for Darnold as he threw for 215 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Starting Trubisky in Week 1 wouldn’t have been a good start to my future Poor Quarterback League Championship. Mitch played like a champ throwing for 3 touchdowns, no interceptions, and 242 yards. He’s a winner in Week 1 but unfortunately, I am not.

Poor QB Concept

NFL passing records are dropping like flies these days. The new-ish rules have allowed quarterbacks to flourish like never before. Oh, what’s that? Mahomes throws for 60 TDs this year? Does Lamar Jackson run for 1500 yards? Did Drew Brees pass for 5500 yards? Big Whoop. Here is the revival of a 2020 twist, the Fantasy Football League where a bad quarterback is a good thing.

The Baseline Times believes that there is too much emphasis placed on the top tier quarterback play. Instead, we think that all quarterback play should be taken into consideration. Maybe the quarterback profession should even be taken down a peg or two. While standard fantasy football is fun, we’ll show you what a Bad Quarterback League can do with some friendly staff competition.

Thus, we have tried to encapsulate what it truly means to be a bad NFL QB (which is still no small feat). We will now play fantasy football with this data for our own amusement. Of course, things like poor on-field play are taken into account: turnovers, lack of production, even getting benched, etc. But the art of bad NFL quarterback play includes so much more than that. It includes things like: being a locker room cancer, undermining your coaches, alienating your teammates, making terrible off-field decisions, and embarrassing your team. So, provisions have been made for such off-field bad quarterbacking as well. See the rules below and follow along with your own league!

RULES

  • Draft two NFL teams using a snake-style draft. You draft the entire quarterback room for each team, not just the starter or an individual QB.
  • Each week, choose one team to start. Only this starting team will score on-field points.
  • Every QB on your roster is eligible for off-field points. That means whether or not you started a team or if the third-string QB goes on a bender you still get points for their off-field activities.
  • No head to head match-ups in this fantasy league. The total high score wins each week.

ON-FIELD POINTS:

  • Interception: 20 points
  • Fumble: 10 points
  • No passing/rushing TDs in a game (by QBs on the roster): 30 points
  • Benched/replaced during a game (not due to injury): 50 points
  • Passing yards below 200: 1 point for each yard (i.e. 180 yards = 20 points).
  • 3 TDs (passing or rushing): -10 points
  • 4 TD’s (passing or rushing): -20 points
  • 5 TD’s (passing or rushing): -30 points
  • Passing yards in excess of 300: -1 point for each yard (i.e. 320 yards = -20 points)

OFF-FIELD POINTS:

  • Official “vote of confidence” from the coach: 10 points
  • Mid-week quarterback change (not-due to injury): 30 points
  • Whining about his coaching, defense, linemen, or receivers: 10 points
  • Teammate/coach calls him out: 10 points
  • Violation of normal team rules: 10 points
  • Practice/locker room fight: (verbal): 10 points (physical): 20 points
  • An altercation on sidelines goes viral: 30 points
  • Detained/questioned by police (non-protest/civil rights related): 20 points
  • Arrested (non-protest/civil rights related): 100 points
  • Anatomical pic goes viral: 100 points
  • Goes viral for romantic relationships or sexual proclivities getting called out (Ex’s, Basketball Wives, Thots Next Door, etc.): 100 points
  • Suspended: 50 points per game
  • Violates the quarantine/COVID protocol: 50 points
  • Apologizes during interview/on social media: 20 points
  • Official apology press conference: 100 points

Baseline Times Poor QB Draft:

TeamPick 1Pick 1 StarterPick 2Pick 2 Starter
ChevyBearsTrubiskyJetsDarnold
RhobyJagsMinshewGiantsDanny Dimes
JanoWashingtonHaskins ChargersTaylor
GlowBroncosLockFinsFitzmagic

Weekly Winners

WeekWinner
1Glow – 118 pts behind Fitz’s 182 Yd, 3 Int, 1 fumble, no TD game.

Glow – Fitzpatrick ‘won’ the week with 118 pts on 182 yds, 3 ints, 1 fumble, and no TDs. The Fins have cemented their place in the Poor QB league for the time being as Fitz has been very boom or bust in his career. Week 1 was very bust and I’m going to keep drinking from that well until it dries up.

Rhoby – The Jax Jaguars were supposed to be tanking this year, which made me very confident about drafting them as my first team. Imagine my reaction upon watching Gardner Minshew playing like a Super Bowl-winning QB in Week 1. The only incompletion he had was still a catchable ball! I think it’s safe to say I am NOT here for Minshew Mania 2.0.

Jano – Haskins did just enough to eek out a W vs. the Eagles, and I mean JUST ENOUGH. He put the ball on the turf twice, but luckily Washington recovered both times. Haskins relied heavily on his favorite target McLaurin and newly acquired TE, Logan Thomas to capitalize on good field position set up by the Eagles inept offense.

Chevy – The toughest decision is deciding who is going to stink it up, Mitch Trubisky vs the Detroit Lions defense or Sam Darnold vs the Buffalo Bills. I figured with the 50/50 odds Darnold against the Bills defense was the better pick and I wasn’t wrong. A “boring” game for Darnold as he threw for 215 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Starting Trubisky in Week 1 wouldn’t have been a good start to my future Poor Quarterback League Championship. Mitch played like a champ throwing for 3 touchdowns, no interceptions, and 242 yards. He’s a winner in Week 1 but unfortunately, I am not.


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