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Quarterbacks preview

Brees, Brady and Manning are the elite options, but are they worth taking early?

Updated: July 28, 2009, 5:32 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

In the quarterback preview I wrote for our 2008 Draft Kit, I wondered aloud whether Tom Brady's insane 2007 season had redefined the fantasy game. For more than a decade before '07, quarterbacks were mostly the "paper clips of fantasy football." It didn't matter much which one you had on your roster. The standard deviation of the fantasy points scored by the highest- and, say, the 12th-highest-scoring quarterback was small compared with running backs or receivers, so waiting to take your starting ...

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