2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks




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2017 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks (Sept. 6):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-35


  1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers. Bye: 8.
    Aaron Rodgers struggled in the early part of the season. No one could get open for him, but that changed at the end of the season when Jordy Nelson got healthy. In his final seven games, he generated 19 total touchdowns and no interceptions. Rodgers ended up finishing with 40 passing scores, the second-highest total of his career. He also ran into the end zone on four occasions. He's obviously in consideration to be the first quarterback chosen in fantasy drafts this summer, though there is some concern because he lost one of his talented guards (T.J. Lang) this offseason.

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    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,250 passing yards. 34 passing TDs. 9 INTs. 310 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 331.

  2. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons. Bye: 5.
    Matt Ryan had been one of the most overrated players in the NFL over the past few years, but something clicked, and he played on a Peyton Manning-type level in 2016. Ryan threw for 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. It's possible that Ryan could regress to the mean, but considering that his offensive line is in great shape, it's certainly possible that Ryan could be just as great in 2017.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,800 passing yards. 35 passing TDs. 9 INTs. 80 rushing yards. 0 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 322.





  3. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Tom Brady was extremely sharp in the preseason dress rehearsal, going 12-of-15 for 174 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in less than a half of action. The announcers remarked that Brady looked like a "20-year-old," and they were accurate in that assessment. Brady is 40, yet he's showing no signs of regressing. The pick wasn't even his fault, as Chris Hogan ran the wrong route.

    Tom Brady is now 40. We've seen Brett Favre have a great year at 39 and then completely fall off at 40, so will the same thing happen to Brady? It's possible, but he's the greatest quarterback of all time, so I would trust him. In just 12 games last year, Brady accumulated 3,554 yards, 28 touchdowns and only two interceptions, so he should be good for 4,000-plus yards in a full slate, especially with Rob Gronkowski returning to action and Brandin Cooks now on the roster.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,450 passing yards. 37 passing TDs. 8 INTs. 50 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 321.

  4. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks. Bye: 6.
    Russell Wilson was bothered by multiple leg injuries during the early stages of the 2016 campaign, which prohibited from running. Wilson was great down the stretch, however, as he threw for eight touchdowns and only one interception in the final three games. Wilson will scramble less as he gets older in an attempt to preserve his body, but he'll still remain a strong fantasy QB1 option.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,000 passing yards. 26 passing TDs. 9 INTs. 490 rushing yards. 3 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 313.

  5. Drew Brees, QB, Saints. Bye: 5.
    Drew Brees continues to amaze. Despite being 37, Brees threw for 5,208 yards and 37 touchdowns. It's fair to expect Brees to regress, especially now that he's 38 and won't have Brandin Cooks at his disposal, but he's still a very solid fantasy QB1. It would be shocking to see him completely regress.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,850 passing yards. 34 passing TDs. 16 INTs. 20 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 306.



  6. Derek Carr, QB, Raiders. Bye: 10.
    Derek Carr had a great third season - 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns, six interceptions in 15 games - but slowed down at the end when he dislocated his finger. Carr will have another year of working with Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper, so he'll continue to post QB1 numbers.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,325 passing yards. 34 passing TDs. 9 INTs. 80 rushing yards. 0 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 299.

  7. Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 18 UPDATE: Jameis Winston went 21-of-29 for 196 yards in one half of action at Jacksonville. He was mostly excellent, especially on the opening possession when he marched the Buccaneers down the field for a touchdown. His best play was when he kept a play alive with his legs on a third-and-6, but instead of scrambling, he kept his eyes down the field and found Adam Humphries for a gain of 15 yards. Winston's numbers could've been even better, but Mike Evans dropped a 43-yard touchdown. I like Winston a lot this year as a low-end QB1 you can obtain in the middle rounds.

    AUG. 12 UPDATE: Jameis Winston looked terrific in his preseason debut, going 9-of-13 for 99 yards. He opened the game by throwing a perfect pass to Mike Evans for 29 yards, laying the ball right into the basket over two defenders. Winston ripped right through Cincinnati's defense, throwing only one legitimate incompletion, which was a pass behind Evans on a third down. The other misfires were a drop by Adam Humphries and two incompletions to Evans in the end zone that could have easily been flagged as pass interference. Despite this, Winston still compiled 99 yards in slightly more than a quarter of action, which bodes well for his 2017 outlook.

    Jameis Winston doesn't seem like a very good fantasy quarterback to most people, but he's been solid in that regard. He's thrown for 4,000 yards in both of his NFL seasons, and his touchdown total increased to 28 in 2016. Winston's issue has been his consistency, but that will improve as he progresses as a pro. It'll help that the Buccaneers added some offensive talent; they picked up DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard, which should make Winston a mid-QB1.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,350 passing yards. 30 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 160 rushing yards. 3 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 298.

  8. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 20 UPDATE: Dak Prescott thrived in his first preseason action. He was a near-perfect 7-of-8 for 106 yards and a touchdown, with the lone incompletion being a batted pass. Prescott enjoyed excellent pass protection from one of the worst defenses in the NFL, but Prescott was still extremely accurate against the Colts. One of his best throws was when he completed a perfect back-shoulder pass toward Dez Bryant, who beat Vontae Davis for a 32-yard touchdown. Prescott is one of my favorite fantasy value picks at quarterback this summer.

    Dak Prescott had an amazing rookie campaign, throwing for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He also rushed for six scores. There's an argument that Prescott's stats will be even better in 2017, as he was very unlucky with his passing touchdowns, barely missing out on numerous scores. However, the Cowboys lost Ronald Leary, so Prescott won't enjoy the same elite offensive line again.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 3,900 passing yards. 27 passing TDs. 10 INTs. 260 rushing yards. 4 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 294.



  9. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Cam Newton finally saw some action in the preseason. However, it was an underwhelming performance, and it's not yet clear how healthy he is. Newton played just one drive against the Jaguars, tossing only two passes. Both attempts were short connections that totaled 21 yards, including a touchdown. However, it's discouraging that Newton and his questionable shoulder didn't try anything downfield. Perhaps Ron Rivera was worried about the wet, sloppy conditions, but the fact that Newton was on the field for only one possession has to be discouraging for his fantasy outlook.

    JUNE 11 UPDATE: Ron Rivera told the media that Cam Newton will run less this season. This was the plan, as the Panthers added some offensive weapons around Newton this offseason. Newton will still pick up plenty of rushing yardage, but his totals in that regard should be a bit down this year.

    Cam Newton was the top fantasy quarterback in 2015, but regressed this past season. He endured a shoulder injury and bad blocking, and as a result, his total touchdowns dropped from 45 to 24. Newton could be a nice buy-low option if he proves to be healthy, but there's no guarantee of that because he waited so long to get surgery. Also, Christian McCaffrey's preence could worsen Newton's rushing numbers.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 3,700 passing yards. 24 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 360 rushing yards. 6 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 286.

  10. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 11 UPDATE; Carson Wentz finished 4-of-4 for 56 yards and a touchdown in a single drive during the preseason opener. Wentz is listed in my Fantasy Football Sleepers list, and I would highly recommend drafting him in Rounds 10-11.

    MAY 28 UPDATE: Carson Wentz's mechanics have looked better in OTAs, and he has looked stronger overall, according to Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Daily News. Unlike other quarterbacks from the 2016 NFL Draft who partied at the Super Bowl, Wentz actually cares about his career, so he has worked hard this entire offseason. It seems like his tireless work ethic has paid off, and thanks to an improved receiving corps, Wentz seems poised for a big 2017 campaign. Wentz's ADP is 12.01, which is absurdly late.

    Carson Wentz was 5-1 in games in which Lane Johnson started, and that record could've been 6-0 had Ryan Mathews not fumbled at the end of the game. Wentz threw for 3,782 yards and 16 touchdowns as a rookie, but was much better with his elite right tackle, as 10 of his 16 scores came in the six games Johnson played. If that's not enough to convince you that Wentz is a candidate to explode in 2017, remember that the Eagles signed Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. Wentz is now a viable QB1 candidate.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 4,400 passing yards. 26 passing TDs. 12 INTs. 150 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 283.


2017 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks (Sept. 6):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-35






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