Shoutout to Bad QB Fantasy Leagues that came before us. Most notably Grantland – RIP.
One of a kind league of its own. A bad Quarterback in Fantasy Football in 2020 is a good thing. See we play a little differently around here this year. The Poor QB Fantasy League is reborn!
Ever wonder what it would be like to play Fantasy Football in reverse? To award points for poor play and (sometimes) even worse behavior. This league does precisely that (but only for the premier position in football)!
Don’t feel bad for these bad NFL Quarterbacks. If their play doesn’t improve they can always fall back on their millions in the bank, fame, celebrity, college awards/highlights, adulation from their fans, and most likely a bevy of beautiful women who would be happy to be their shoulder to cry on. And don’t forget to play along with us at home! Or make your own league!
Baseline’s Poor QB League Leaderboard
|Team||Teams/QB Rooms||Weekly Wins|
|Chevy||Jets & Bears||4|
|Jano||Eagles & Washington||4|
|Rhoby||Jags & Giants||4|
|Glow||Cowboys & Pats||4|
Week 16 Breakdown
Despite Patriot QBs Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham’s best efforts (56 total passing yards, 3 sacks, 1 rushing TD = 159 points) Dwayne Haskins and Washington take Week 16 with legendarily poor off-field performance.
Haskins went viral on Instagram when pictures emerged of him violating COVID protocol to attend a party with strippers, lost his captaincy, and ended up getting cut entirely by Monday evening. We don’t even have points for some of this behavior! That’s how far Haskins has gone off the deep end. So, we had to adapt some of our criteria from other off-field behavior.
We think this qualifies for going viral for “other lady friend shenanigans” (100 points), as well as being suspended (50 points), violating COVID protocol (50 points), and getting benched mid-week (30 points). That plus the on-field stats (2 INTs, 3 sacks, and 1 fumble = 65 points) equals a total of 295 points. A Poor QB League record!
What a coup for Jano! This makes our Poor QB League entirely tied up at 4 wins each. Whoever wins Week 17 wins the whole shebang! Stay tuned to see what happens!
The Poor QB League Concept
Draft 2 NFL teams using a snake-style draft.
Each week, choose one entire team to start. You get on-field points for the play of every QB on the roster that plays QB snaps. (Wildcats, WR/RB passes, and Taysom Hill type shenanigans don’t count).
Every QB on your roster is eligible for off-field points. That means whether you started them or if they are the 3rd string QB you still get points when they go viral for drunk texting four of their ex-girlfriends (for example).
Keep your own score. And follow along with our league!
Benched during game (non-injury): 50 points
Benched mid-week (non-injury): 30 points
Interception: 20 points
Fumble: 10 points
Sack: 5 points
No passing/rushing TDs (by QBs on the roster): 30 points
Passing yards below 200: 1 point each (180 yards = 20 points)
Passing yards in excess of 300: -1 point each (320 yards = -20 points)
3 passing/rushing TDs: -10 points
4 passing/rushing TD’s: -20 points
5 passing/rushing TD’s: -30 points
Arrested (non-protest/civil rights related): 50 points
Detained/questioned by police (non-protest/civil rights related): 20 points
Practice/locker room fight (physical): 50 points
Practice/locker room fight (verbal): 30 points
Apology press conference: 75 points
Anatomical or explicit pic goes viral: 150 points
Goes viral for baby mama drama or other lady friend shenanigans: 100 points
Official vote of confidence from coach: 30 points
Calls out his defense, linemen, receivers, or coaching staff: 30 points
Teammate, coach, front office calls him out: 30 points
Suspended: 50 points per game
Violates quarantine/Covid protocol: 50 points
Violation of team rules: 20 points
Teammate/Coach/Staff/Fan argument on sidelines goes viral: 20 points