The importance of three QBs is a myth being over hyped around here...You have me thinking on these QB's, so I went back at looked at last years Survivor results. They really put a huge dent in the argument regarding the importance of QBs. None of the four finalists had 3 QBs and two of the teams ran solo at QB. The first four teams out all had three assured starters at the time of the draft. The stats are posted below for your review. The numerous messageboard 16 team survivor leagues I was in also support my conclusion that QB isn't essential to surviving. Survivor 1 eliminated week 14. Tom Nadratowski --------------------------------------------------------------------------QB BREES,DREW SD 19.6 P:18-33-2-202 R: 3- 15 TD: P21, P20 QB GREEN,TRENT KC 19.1 P:21-32-1-282 R: 4- 10 TD: P20 QB MADDOX,TOMMY PIT 25.0 P:21-29-0-260 TD: P4, P20, P28 RB BETTIS,JEROME PIT 1.4 R: 4- 14 RB JOHNSON,LARRY KC 0.0 RB LEWIS,JAMAL BAL 15.3 R:15- 69 C: 2- 4 TD: R14 RB TOMLINSON,LADAINIAN SD 11.1 R:13- 34 C: 5- 27 WR DRIVER,DONALD GB 4.8 C: 2- 27 R: 1- 1 WR LELIE,ASHLEY DEN 1.2 R: 2- 12 WR MCCAREINS,JUSTIN TEN 7.3 C: 3- 43 WR MORGAN,QUINCY CLE 2.4 C: 1- 14 WR PORTER,JERRY OAK 1.6 C: 1- 6 WR SMITH,STEVE CAR 14.4 C: 4- 44 TD: C24 TE STEVENS,JERRAMY SEA 0.0 TE WYCHECK,FRANK TEN 3.2 C: 1- 12 K HANSON,JASON DET 6.0 XPs:6/6 Def SEATTLE SEA 12.0 FR:3 I:1-18 S:3-18 PA:10 YA:359 Def TENNESSEE TEN 7.0 FR:1 S:4-18 PA:20 YA:280 ____________________________ _____ _______________________________________Starter Points = 99.1 Potential Points = 99.1 Note that Maddox finished 5th that week in QB and the top QB posted 30 points.Survivor 1 booted week 2.9. Chris Smith ----------------------------------------------------------------------------QB CARR,DAVID HOU 18.1 P:17-36-2-213 R: 4- 14 TD: R2 QB MCNABB,DONOVAN PHI 14.6 P:18-46-2-186 R: 6- 53 QB PLUMMER,JAKE DEN 16.9 P: 9-13-0- 94 R: 1- 2 TD: P12, P1, P6 RB ALEXANDER,SHAUN SEA 14.2 R:13- 51 C: 2- 11 TD: R2 RB STALEY,DUCE PHI 12.3 R: 5- 17 C: 3- 16 TD: R2 RB TAYLOR,FRED JAX 13.1 R:14- 71 C: 5- 10 RB ZEREOUE,AMOS PIT 8.5 R:11- 48 C: 2- 17 WR BATES,D'WAYNE MIN 3.8 C: 2- 18 WR BRUCE,ISAAC STL 12.3 C: 6- 63 WR BRYANT,ANTONIO DAL 14.8 C: 5- 98 WR PINKSTON,TODD PHI 6.5 C: 3- 35 WR RICE,JERRY OAK 8.0 C: 4- 40 TE CRUMPLER,ALGE ATL 19.4 C: 4- 54 TD: C1 TE GONZALEZ,TONY KC 4.8 C: 2- 8 K FEELY,JAY ATL 7.0 FGs: -45, 37 XPs:4/4 K NEDNEY,JOE TEN 0.0 Def CINCINNATI CIN 3.0 PA:16 YA:237 Def DALLAS DAL 14.0 FR:1 I:2-41 S:2-9 PA:25 YA:309 TD:Int:41 ____________________________ _____ _________________________________________Starter Points = 120.9 Potential Points = 120.9 Survivor 21. Res Ipsa Loquitor - Booted Off Week 1...Note QB3 Kitna was no help. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------QB JOHNSON,BRAD TB 19.52 P:27-36-1-238 TD: P13, P7 QB KITNA,JON CIN 13.06 P:20-37-2-264 R: 3- 5 TD: P41 QB VICK,MICHAEL ATL 0.00 RB BRYSON,SHAWN DET 4.90 R: 5- 8 C: 3- 41 RB GEORGE,EDDIE TEN 6.50 R:20- 42 C: 3- 23 RB TOMLINSON,LADAINIAN SD 6.10 R:13- 34 C: 5- 27 RB WHITE,JAMEL CLE 2.60 R: 2- 7 C: 4- 19 WR CONWAY,CURTIS NYJ 4.80 C: 2- 28 WR JOHNSON,BRYANT ARI 1.70 C: 1- 7 WR JOHNSON,CHAD CIN 21.50 C: 6- 95 TD: C41 WR PATTEN,DAVID NE 6.80 C: 2- 48 WR STALLWORTH,DONTE' NO 18.10 C: 8-101 WR TOOMER,AMANI NYG 11.80 C: 2- 98 TE LEWIS,CHAD PHI 8.20 C: 3- 22 TE MILLER,BILLY HOU 8.00 C: 3- 20 K HANSON,JASON DET 6.00 XPs:6/6 K HOLLIS,MIKE NYG 0.00 Def CAROLINA CAR 8.00 FR:1 S:4-16 PA:23 YA:331 Saf:1 Def NY GIANTS NYG 23.00 FR:3 I:1-34 S:6-38 PA:13 YA:355 TD:FR:0 Def OAKLAND OAK 5.00 FR:1 I:1-11 S:1-11 PA:25 YA:334 ____________________________ ______ _______________________________________Starter Points = 120.72 Potential Points = 120.72 Survivor 2 booted week 28. BassNBrew -----------------------------------------------------------------------------QB FAVRE,BRETT GB 15.28 P:15-28-1-132 TD: P5, P14 QB MADDOX,TOMMY PIT 13.44 P:28-47-3-336 TD: P33 QB MCNABB,DONOVAN PHI 8.74 P:18-46-2-186 R: 6- 53 RB DILLON,COREY CIN 15.00 R:19- 84 C: 1- 6 TD: R1 RB DUNN,WARRICK ATL 8.60 R:13- 62 C: 5- 24 RB MACK,STACEY HOU 3.10 R:13- 31 C: 1- 0 RB MORRIS,MAURICE SEA 6.70 R:11- 67 RB SHIPP,MARCEL ARI 0.60 R: 4- 6 WR BATES,D'WAYNE MIN 3.80 C: 2- 18 WR CHAMBERS,CHRIS MIA 13.10 C: 4- 91 WR HARRISON,MARVIN IND 14.90 C: 3- 59 TD: C35 WR KENNISON,EDDIE KC 8.30 C: 4- 43 WR RANDLE EL,ANTWAAN PIT 4.50 C: 3- 15 WR WAYNE,REGGIE IND 4.20 C: 2- 22 TE ALEXANDER,STEPHEN SD 0.00 TE JONES,FREDDIE ARI 10.50 C: 4- 25 K AKERS,DAVID PHI 6.00 FGs: 57 XPs:1/1 K CHANDLER,JEFF SF 6.00 FGs: -43, 35 XPs:3/3 Def INDIANAPOLIS IND 23.00 FR:1 I:1-75 S:5-26 PA:7 YA:236 TD:Int:75 Def NY JETS NYJ 3.00 FR:1 S:1-1 PA:21 YA:376 ____________________________ ______ _________________________________________Starter Points = 114.68 Potential Points = 114.68 Here are your 2 finalists from Survivor 1...Note both only carried 2 QBs the entire year and Chase only had one virtually all year.2003 Fantasy Football League Scoring Breakdown for 2003 Week #16================================================================5. Chase Stuart -------------------------------------------------------------------------QB FAVRE,BRETT GB 36.0 P:22-30-0-399 TD: P22, P23, P43, P6 QB WARNER,KURT STL 0.0 RB GEORGE,EDDIE TEN 9.5 R:19- 79 C: 1- 6 RB HOLMES,PRIEST KC 33.5 R:18- 55 C: 5- 50 TD: R2, R4, R1 RB SMITH,EMMITT ARI 7.6 R: 4- 9 C: 4- 27 RB STEWART,JAMES DET 0.0 RB THOMAS,ANTHONY CHI 23.2 R:32-141 C: 2- 11 TD: R3 WR FERGUSON,ROBERT GB 11.5 C: 3- 85 WR MOSS,RANDY MIN 30.1 C: 7-111 P: 0- 1-0- 0 TD: C30, C21 WR ROGERS,CHARLES DET 0.0 WR WALKER,JAVON GB 28.4 C: 4-124 TD: C23, C43 WR WARD,HINES PIT 24.6 C: 6- 94 R: 3- 32 TD: C20 TE ALEXANDER,STEPHEN SD 0.0 TE JONES,FREDDIE ARI 5.1 C: 2- 11 K CARNEY,JOHN NO 7.0 FGs: 33, 38 XPs:1/2 K LONGWELL,RYAN GB 11.0 FGs: 31, 27 XPs:5/5 Def NY JETS NYJ 3.0 I:1-23 PA:14 YA:271 Def PITTSBURGH PIT 14.0 FR:1 I:2-24 S:2-12 PA:24 YA:344 TD:Int:25 _________________________ _____ _________________________________________Starter Points = 205.9 Potential Points = 205.9 6. Ken Maxwell -------------------------------------------------------------------------QB CULPEPPER,DAUNTE MIN 26.6 P:20-29-1-260 R: 3- 16 TD: P30, P21, P4 QB GARCIA,JEFF SF 21.3 P:15-29-0-225 R: 5- 20 Conv:1P TD: P15, P33 RB BETTS,LADELL WAS 0.0 RB GORDON,LAMAR STL 1.5 R: 5- 15 RB HEARST,GARRISON SF 0.0 RB MCALLISTER,DEUCE NO 17.3 R:21- 50 C: 6- 63 RB SHIPP,MARCEL ARI 4.6 R:12- 32 C: 1- 4 RB WILLIAMS,MOE MIN 7.2 R: 5- 34 C: 2- 18 WR GARDNER,ROD WAS 10.7 C: 2- 29 P: 1- 2-0- 36 TD: P36 WR HARRISON,MARVIN IND 14.5 C: 6- 85 WR HOLT,TORRY STL 28.4 C:10-124 TD: C28 WR SMITH,JIMMY JAX 3.6 C: 2- 16 WR SMITH,ROD DEN 15.5 C: 4- 42 R: 1- 13 TD: C15 TE BECHT,ANTHONY NYJ 10.9 C: 4- 29 TE FAURIA,CHRISTIAN NE 3.0 C: 1- 10 K VINATIERI,ADAM NE 3.0 XPs:3/3 Def OAKLAND OAK 1.0 S:1-7 PA:41 YA:548 Def TAMPA BAY TB 3.0 FR:1 PA:23 YA:267 _________________________ _____ _________________________________________Starter Points = 126.4 Potential Points = 126.4 And last but not least, Survivor 2. The winner used the handcuff strategy and only had two QBs all year. The runner-up ran with Manning solo all year. Survivor II Scoring Breakdown for 2003 Week #16===============================================6. purlehaze ---------------------------------------------------------------------------QB BLEDSOE,DREW BUF 2.46 P:12-24-1-114 R: 1- -1 QB BRUNELL,MARK JAX 0.00 QB LEFTWICH,BYRON JAX 9.54 P: 9-17-2-131 R: 2- 23 TD: P14 RB ALEXANDER,SHAUN SEA 26.20 R:21-135 C: 1- 7 TD: R9, R44 RB BARLOW,KEVAN SF 30.70 R:30-154 C: 3- 33 TD: C15, R1 RB BETTIS,JEROME PIT 19.10 R:32-115 C: 1- 16 TD: R1 RB CROCKETT,ZACK OAK 0.00 RB DAVIS,STEPHEN CAR 0.00 WR BOSTON,DAVID SD 2.90 C: 2- 9 WR BRUCE,ISAAC STL 0.00 WR COLES,LAVERANUES WAS 28.40 C: 7- 94 TD: C14, C19 WR GALLOWAY,JOEY DAL 7.40 C: 1- 64 WR WALKER,JAVON GB 28.40 C: 4-124 TD: C23, C43 TE JOHNSON,ERIC SF 0.00 TE RICKS,MIKHAEL DET 0.00 K DAWSON,PHIL CLE 0.00 K MARE,OLINDO MIA 8.00 FGs: 28, 30 XPs:2/2 K REED,JEFF PIT 14.00 FGs: 47, 40 XPs:4/5 Def BUFFALO BUF 19.00 FR:1 I:1-2 S:2-9 PA:13 YA:169 Def MIAMI MIA 35.00 FR:3 I:1-74 S:6-51 PA:3 YA:177 TD:Int:74 __________________________ ______ _________________________________________Starter Points = 179.64 Potential Points = 179.64 9. GregR ---------------------------------------------------------------------------QB COUCH,TIM CLE 4.52 P:17-33-1-163 QB MANNING,PEYTON IND 6.34 P:12-23-0-146 R: 2- 5 QB REDMAN,CHRIS BAL 0.00 RB ALSTOTT,MIKE TB 0.00 RB HAMBRICK,TROY DAL 3.60 R:12- 36 RB JAMES,EDGERRIN IND 10.20 R:10- 42 TD: R16 RB JONES,THOMAS TB 8.70 R:17- 73 C: 4- 14 RB WILLIAMS,MOE MIN 5.20 R: 5- 34 C: 2- 18 WR BOOKER,MARTY CHI 18.00 C: 4- 80 TD: C59 WR JOHNSON,ANDRE HOU 15.80 C: 5-108 WR JUREVICIUS,JOE TB 0.00 WR MORTON,JOHNNIE KC 6.20 C: 1- 13 R: 1- 39 WR MOSS,RANDY MIN 30.10 C: 7-111 P: 0- 1-0- 0 TD: C30, C21 WR THRASH,JAMES PHI 2.30 C: 1- 13 TE BECHT,ANTHONY NYJ 10.90 C: 4- 29 TE CLARK,DESMOND CHI 2.40 C: 1- 4 K HALL,JOHN WAS 6.00 FGs: -31, 27 XPs:3/3 K WILKINS,JEFF STL 11.00 FGs: 26, 50 XPs:3/3 Def CINCINNATI CIN 3.00 I:1-0 S:1-1 PA:27 YA:371 Def TAMPA BAY TB 5.00 FR:1 PA:23 YA:267 __________________________ ______ _________________________________________Starter Points = 116.04 Potential Points = 116.04