Should You Take Tim Tebow in Fantasy Drafts?
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Odds are that if you go to a game in Denver this year you’ll see a ton of people rockin’ Tim Tebow jerseys. They are jumping off the shelves like hotcakes as the number one selling jersey this year. While Tebow fans are clamoring to wear Tebow gear, I urge fantasy owners to look away.
In traditional non-keeper leagues, Tebow is not even worth a thought. Kyle Orton, barring injury, is settled in as the Broncos’ starting QB. Even if Orton is injured or ineffective, Brady Quinn is more prepared to take over. Tebow could get some looks in the Wildcat and possibly mop up duty, but he won’t get consistent playing time.
In keeper leagues I would probably avoid Tebow as well. There are enough question marks surrounding Tebow’s ability to adjust to the NFL that it isn’t worth sitting on him for a year. Even if he does win the starting job next year, you would expect there to be growing pains. Plus, he doesn’t exactly have a lot of weapons to throw to following Brandon Marshall’s departure. Even if your league keeps five to seven players, is Tebow really worth hanging on to?
Dynasty leagues in which you keep the bulk of your roster are the only ones where he should be considered. Even then, you have to have some faith that he’ll excel at the pro level. Personally I don’t think he’ll ever be a quality fantasy QB. He may win some games, but he’ll be hard to rely on week to week.
So if you want to rock his jersey, I’ll accept that (and quietly wonder why you didn’t go for a throwback Elway jersey), but if you draft him in your fantasy leagues I will look to have you committed. It’s for your own good.
What is your take on Tim Tebow?
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