I’m “mixing” them because an intelligent drafter can find QBs that perform above their ADP on the reg.
Since 2015, Matt Ryan has finished lower than QB12 only once, and that was when he was QB15 in 2017. He’s being drafted later than the rookies Lawrence, Lance, and Fields.
Kirk Cousins was the QB3 over the back half of 2020. Derek Carr was the QB11 over the back half, and the QB13 overall. He’s the 25th QB off the board. Daniel Jones was QB6 over the back half of his rookie season, 2019, when he had Barkley. Now he has Barkley again, AND a true #1 WR–and you can get him for free. Ryan Fitzpatrick is #9 in average pass yards per game over the past 3 seasons.
So sure, if you draft the QB who returns QB20 points, that’s a disadvantage. But you can do that with a sixth round pick too. And you can draft QBs who return QB10-12ish value in the QB20-25 range, if you know what you’re doing.
And if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can, at a minimum, listen to Axe Elf.
As long as they are my competitors, I won’t either.
Never stop your opponent when he is making a mistake.