2016 Fantasy Football QB Draft Rankings

 

11012841856_695f66f97b_b-1024x679 2016 Fantasy Football QB Draft Rankings

QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | K

1. Cam Newton – CAR

Cam led all players in fantasy scoring last year (without his leading WR – Kelvin Benjamin), and he’s finished as a Top 20 overall fantasy scorer in 3 of his 5 seasons. The Panthers have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, a solid run game, and Cam’s ability to pick up rushing yards/TDs, make him a top-tier fantasy QB.

2. Aaron Rodgers – GB

Don’t let last year scare you away from Rodgers. Even with a depleted offensive line, injury-riddled receiving corp, and a down year from Eddie Lacy, he finished as the #7 QB last season… Oh, and he’s still Aaron Rodgers.

3. Ben Roethlisberger – PIT

Big Ben threw for nearly 4,000 yards last season in only 12 games, and without Le’Veon Bell. With arguably the best receiver in the game catching passes, and a healthy Bell (minus the 1st 3 games), Ben should again be a Top 5 QB.

4. Andrew Luck – IND

Luck played in only 7 games last season, and still managed to throw 15 TDs (albeit with 12 INTs). He should be back at full health, operates a pass heavy offense, has a number of quality receiving weapons, and 140 million reasons to bounce back.

5. Drew Brees – NO

Brees showed no signs of slowing down last season, throwing for 4,780 yards and 32 TDs. The addition of Coby Fleener helps boost his receiving corps, and the Saints finished #2 in pass attempts last season. You can expect more of the same this year.

6. Tom Brady – NE

If it weren’t for the 4 game suspension, he’d be much higher in my rankings… but he’s suspended for 4 games.

7. Carson Palmer – ARI

The Cardinals may have a more balanced offense this season, but Palmer has too many receiving weapons to not be successful. He threw multiple TDs in 11 of 16 games last season, and finished as the #5 fantasy QB.

8. Russell Wilson – SEA

Talent-wise, he’s one of the best, and I may be a little low in the rankings here (4-8 are interchangeable in my mind). He threw a TD pass in every game last season, and won a lot of fantasy leagues single-handedly. However, coming into the season Pro Football Focus ranks Seattle’s offensive line last, and the loss of Marshawn Lynch will definitely hurt (even though he missed most of the season).

9. Kirk Cousins – WAS

This goes against everything I wrote regarding consistency. The guy had 1 good season. But, after the top 8, the QB position gets dicey. I think Cousins is a good QB, and has the weapons to succeed… As long as he limits the INTs.

10. Tony Romo – DAL

He’s hurt again… Already. If I knew he’d play a full season, he’d be top 5, but I have to account for the injury concerns.

11. Eli Manning – NYG

12. Blake Bortles – JAC

13. Derek Carr – OAK

14. Philip Rivers – SD

15. Andy Dalton – CIN

16. Matt Ryan – ATL

17. Ryan Tannehill – MIA

18. Jameis Winston – TB

19. Tyrod Taylor – BUF

20. Marcus Mariota – TEN

21. Matthew Stafford – DET

22. Jay Cutler – CHI

23. Ryan Fitzpatrick – NYJ

24. Joe Flacco – BAL

25. Alex Smith – KC

QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | K