Also elite QB's score more overall, using league I played in (PPR) you had 5 QB's with 300+ points (4 point TD passes) and only 1 RB over 275 points (Peterson)
This is a faulty argument because you shouldn't care who scores more points overall, but how much they outscore others at their position. It's called value based drafting. How much do the elite guys at the position outscore average starters at the same position? That is the question you have to ask yourself when deciding who to take in the first round.
Top 3 RB's based on many drafts (Foster, McCoy, Rice) finished 2,20, 4 among running back scores
Top 3 QB's based on many drafts (Brady, Rodgers, Brees) finished 1,3,2 among QB scores also highest scores in our league.
IMO, this is the best argument for drafting a qb early. Typically, they are easier to predict than rbs. However, I would say the RB projections were more consistent than they appear. McCoy was hurt, and injuries happen. The #1 guy would typically be drafted in the top 2, but was coming off a major injury and no one knew what to expect.
This post was edited on 12/28 at 9:05 am