Sitting in the NFL offices here in Culver City, Calif., there was a roar in the newsroom — of relief — when our Michael Lombardi broke the news that Tim Tebow had signed a deal with the Denver Broncos. That might be a big story in the world of real football, but it won’t generate much excitement in fantasy land.
Tebow was one of the most celebrated players at the collegiate level, but he’s not going to see much action in his first NFL season. In fact, he could wind up starting the regular season third on the depth chart behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn.
Looking at how Tebow will be used, he could see some time in a “Wildcat” package for coach Josh McDaniels, or even in goal-line packages. But Orton is the team’s unquestioned No. 1 quarterback. Even if that changes, Quinn could be next in line to start.
For these reasons, I was a little more than surprised that Tebow (146.05) was listed among the top 25 quarterbacks being taken in NFL.com leagues.
He’s even being taken ahead of Jason Campbell (148.60), Matt Moore (149.46), David Garrard (149.74), Matt Cassel (149.79), Matt Leinart (149.84), Orton (149.90) and Matt Hasselbeck (150.01).
Please come back to reality people!
I realize there’s a lot of love out there for Tebow, but there’s no reason he should be drafted this high. In fact, he shouldn’t be drafted at all in a seasonal league. Tebow won’t start in Week 1, and he’s not valuable enough to be stashing away on your roster for future use. Sure, he’s a definite option in dynasty leagues, but that’s about it.
In most formats, there’s no reason to have Tebow on your fantasy roster.