Whether quarterbacks get 3, 4, or 6 points per passing touchdown, whether and how much they get docked for interceptions and how many points they get per passing yard all matter.Your league's scoring for passing yards and TDs also affects the value of quarterbacks who run the less credit given for passing stats, the more the running quarterbacks stand out relative to their peers.Point-per-reception (PPR) leagues add more relative value to position players and remove value from all quarterbacks.Take What the Draft Gives You.People often ask whether they should go RB/RB at Pick 9 in a 12-team standard league, or if it would be better to go RB/WR.
The answer is "It depends.".Each individual league is like its own separate economy.If running backs are flying off the board, then you should push up the values of the remaining backs and push down the value of players at other positions who will necessarily be available at a relative discount.If receivers are pushed up, its the opposite.Every prior valuation system should be adjusted to the specific dynamic of your particular draft.
Assuming neutral inflation,.e., neither backs nor receivers are unduly pushed up beyond ADP, you should go with the best RB or WR available in the first two rounds, and any combination thereof is permissible.Even so, different choices here will have consequences which you must address later in your draft.RB/RB, running backs typically score more points than receivers.That's because they usually have more opportunities for touchdowns and they rack up both passing and rushing yards.Also, given their higher volume of touches, their scoring is less volatile than that of receivers,.e., you can count on more consistent week-to-week production from them than you can from receivers.
But by losing out on elite receivers, you're rolling the dice on mediocre ones who are almost impossible to predict on a weekly basis.Moreover, running backs are more injury prone, so your most precious investments are more likely to lose their value if you go RB/RB.WR/WR, receivers are typically more durable than running backs, but they're limited (with rare exceptions) to receiving yards and scores, they see fewer than half the touches that comparable backs do and their production is more volatile.