We here at Mocking the Draft put together a bracket to match up the top 32 rookie quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends drafted in April. Put simply, it's a NCAA tournament style bracket to help us decide which rookie will score the most fantasy points this coming season. If you want to see the updated bracket with the results of the quarter-finals, click here. Today we have the first semi-final: Andrew Luck vs Coby Fleener.
Unfortunately, the bracket gods have lead us to this match up for the first semi-final. It seems fairly obvious, but let's go through the options anyway.
Why vote for Luck?
Luck is the franchise quarterback, he'll be the starter from day one. The Colts may not have announced it yet, but they don't need to because we all know it. As the quarterback, Luck directly effects Fleener's fantasy value. For every reception and touchdown Fleener makes, Luck will get points too. But Luck also has the option to throw to other guys, meaning he should be gaining other points, while Fleener is restricted.
More after the jump.
Why vote against Luck?
If you vote against Luck, you either think he'll be screw it all up and get benched early in the season, or you're guessing that he'll get injured. Simple as that really.
Why vote for Fleener?
Pretty much the same reasons for why you'd vote against Luck. You either think Luck gets benched, or you're guessing he gets injured. There's no other way a tight end should be able to outscore his own quarterback.
Why vote against Fleener?
Once again, if Luck plays the whole year, there's no way a tight end can outscore his quarterback.