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DeSean Jackson tops my 'Do Not Draft' list

Updated: August 27, 2010, 3:44 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
While there are certain top-notch quarterbacks (Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers) I haven't been selecting in 2010 fantasy football drafts, I really wouldn't say those three players are on my "Do Not Draft" list. I'm not sure I've ever owned Brees (at least while he's been on the New Orleans Saints), Manning or, in the past year, Rodgers, but I do concede their greatness. If they slip to Round 6 or 7, hey, I'm all in! I just like waiting to draft my quarterbacks. It's a strategy thing.

However, there are quarterbacks on my avoid list, players I'd either have to take earlier in drafts than I would like or those I simply don't see providing great value. Donovan McNabb (and his cool walking boot) tops the list, joined by Carson Palmer, Matt Ryan and, when it comes to pure value, probably Joe Flacco, whom I do not have among my top 10 quarterbacks. However, since I seem to be getting Jay Cutler in all my drafts -- along with the occasional Brett Favre and Eli Manning -- and doing so after the top 9-10 quarterbacks come off the board, I haven't needed to truly avoid any quarterbacks.

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