Back in the day when a lot of NFL offenses were geared around the running game, finding a stud fantasy football quarterback gave your team a huge advantage every week.
These days, the NFL has become a passing game and more offenses are putting up increasingly significant passing statistics.
There are still a few quarterbacks who are head and shoulders above the rest of their peers, but they are few and far between. If you can nab one of them early, do it. You’ll be one of the maybe three teams with a statistical advantage every week.
But if you don’t get one of the elites, you might as well wait until the late middle rounds to draft your starter because there is little difference between quarterbacks four and twelve. It would give you more advantage to attack the other positions that come with greater value between the top and middle of the crop.