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Assessing the fantasy football fallout of the spinning NFL quarterback carousel

Seahawks' D.K. Metcalf (14) carries the ball against the Eagles Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Philadelphia. Jl Eagles 113020 23

The gears of the NFL quarterback carousel are already in motion, with Aaron Rodgers’ decision to return to the Green Bay Packers setting off subsequent moves including a Denver Broncos trade for Russell Wilson and the Washington Commanders securing the services of Carson Wentz

In fantasy football, quarterbacks are more facilitators of value to teammates than the focal point of winning teams. The best way to assess the fantasy ramifications of these quarterback moves is to look at the average draft positions (ADP) of the wide receivers and running backs they are leaving and joining.

Below I’ll assess the ADP movements of all the position players affected by these three quarterback moves while setting out a course of action for early offseason best-ball drafts and dynasty league trades.

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The most comprehensive and timely information we can get at this stage in the offseason is from early best-ball drafts, and the daily ADP information is an aggregation of data from hundreds of these drafts that have taken place since the beginning of February at FFPC best-ball leagues.

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While the Packers were the favorites to land Rodgers for another season, there has still been material positive movement in the ADPs of their skill position players, though not universally.

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