QUARTERBACK RANKINGS

 

NFL Fantasy Football Expert Analyst Lance Goodman takes an in depth look at the Fantasy Football landscape for the Quarterback position.

Fantasy Quarterback Index
1. Carson Wentz, PHI

Dual threat Quarterback who is thriving in the spread offense using his legs and arm to strike up big plays and fantasy points in the process.

 

2. Tom Brady, NE

The Patriots are still a pass orientated team, so shear volume will keep Brady's numbers up and allow him to cash in on 250+ yards and 2+ TDs in most games

3. Russell Wilson, SEA

The Seahawks have no running game at all this year, so Wilson is carrying the offense through the air and using his dual threat play making ability to stack big numbers.

4. Kirk Cousins, WAS

Without much of a running game, Cousins passes a lot, which usually results in strong fantasy numbers weekly.

5. Matthew Stafford, DET

Stafford has averaged 39 pass attempts per game over the last two years and as long as he continues to chuck it at the rate, the numbers will add up.

 

6. Drew Brees, NO

The Saints signal caller is still one of the best in the business and can torch defenses when given the opportunity.

 

7. Phillip Rivers, LAC

Rivers still enjoys airing it out and has a lot of good options to distribute the ball to, which makes him a trusted option in most match ups.

 

8. Matt Ryan, ATL

His numbers have taken a disappointing turn for the worse after an MVP campaign last year but the Falcons still have a talented offense which merits Ryan the starting nod most weeks.

9. Alex Smith, KC

Smith has some big time weapons in the passing game and a strong running game. Those factors combined with his ability  to run and extend plays makes him a strong weekly start.

 

10. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

To be honest Big Ben hasn't played bad this year, he just had a rough patch in Weeks 3-5 and hasn't posted huge numbers how we expected. Nonetheless he is still worth a start in the majority of fantasy leagues.

 

11. Cam Newton, CAR

 

12. Case Keenum, MIN

 

13. Marcus Mariota, TEN

 

14. Derek Carr, OAK

 

15. Jared Goff, LAR

 

16. Andy Dalton, CIN

 

17. Tyrod Taylor, BUF

 

18. Josh McCown, NYJ

 

19. Jacoby Brisett, IND

 

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB

 

Jay Cutler/Matt Moore, MIA

Dak Prescott, DAL

Brock Osweiler, DEN

Joe Flacco, BAL

Blake Bortles, JAC

Drew Stanton/Blaine Gabbert, ARI

Brent Hundley, GB

Tom Savage, HOU

Eli Manning, NYG

Mitchell Tribusky, CHI


C.J. Bethard, SF


Deshaun Kizer, CLE

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