Aug. 29, 2016
Top 5 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks
Despite quarterbacks scoring the most points of any position, they are also the deepest position. However, having an elite quarterback can allow you to compensate for the weaker positions on your roster. The following five field generals are good targets on draft day to lead your team to the championship.
5. Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers
This ranking ultimately comes down to opportunities. Last season the lifelong Charger threw for a career-high 661 pass attempts and 4,792 yards, also a career-high. Lacking any major threats running the football, expect Rivers to be given plenty of opportunities to build on his career year.
4. Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
Life after Lynch doesn’t seem so bad for the Seahawks. Wilson launched himself into the upper echelon of quarterbacks setting team records in completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, and quarterback rating. His 21 touchdowns in the final six games show exactly what Wilson can do with the keys to the offense.
3. Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints
The last year Brees didn’t throw for 4,000 yards was 2005. Entering his age 37 season, Brees shows no signs of slowing down. He will have a bevy of young talent at his disposal, such as Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas, to turn in yet another ho-hum 4,000+ yard and 30+ touchdown season.
2. Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers
No quarterback was nearly as dynamic last year as the reigning MVP, Cam Newton. On a team devoid of any real playmakers, Newton took the offense into his own hands, scoring a total of 45 touchdowns. With his top-target Kelvin Benjamin back to full health, things should be easier this time around for the Auburn alum.
1. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers
Last year was certainly an off year for the two-time MVP. He had career lows in completion percentage and passer rating, two areas in which Rodgers usually shines. However, with the return of Jordy Nelson and a (hopefully) rejuvenated Eddie Lacy, a sense of normalcy should return to Titletown. Prior to last season, Rodgers never had a quarterback rating below 100, don't expect that to be the case this year.