Fantasy Football Talk: Top 11 Quarterbacks
Often, the biggest issue that fantasy football owners run into is attempting to draft a position that has no depth left. Because there is a fine line between players that are mediocre and players that are great, fantasy football owners must understand the top players at every position and try to fill each roster spot with an elite player. This is most true for the quarterback position. The quarterback position is one of the most important to a team; however, the difference between the top few quarterbacks and the rest can make or break your team. Let’s take a look at the top 11 quarterbacks for the 2014 fantasy football season:
1. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
Last season, Peyton was hands down the biggest fantasy football factor in all of the NFL and next season should be more of the same. Though many are expecting the loss of WRs to hurt the team’s offense, the Broncos have signed Emmanuel Sanders from the Pittsburgh Steelers, who should fill the role of Decker, and then some.
2. Tom Brady – New England Patriots
Last season, Tom Brady had very week fantasy numbers because his young offense was coming into its own. Next season, with WR Julian Edelman solidly in the slot receiver role, the team should be able to fit everyone else in. Expect Thompkins, Dobson and Amendola to have great seasons alongside Brady.
3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is the NFL’s all-time leader for in quarterback rating. Next season, his main receivers will all be back and Rodgers will have fully recovered from his collarbone injury. Expect him to be elite.
4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
Brees is always a solid fantasy option. Next season, the veteran QB will be working with a new rookie receiver, Brandon Cooks, who is expected to be his main target. This will be Brees’ first chance to really spread the field in years.
5. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson is the best versatile quarterback in the league. He has the ability to burn defenders with his throwing arm and his legs, allowing his fantasy numbers to be through the roof.
6. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
Last season, Luck put up fantastic numbers, however, he did this with limited talent. Next season, the return of WR Reggie Wayne will spark the Colts, and should give Luck some great fantasy value.
7. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys
Despite his choking, Romo has always been a great fantasy option. With WR Dez Bryant, you can expect him to be a consistent fantasy factor.
8. Matt Stafford – Detroit Lions
The Lions are a very well-rounded team. With Golden Tate, Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron and RB Reggie Bush, Matt Stafford has no shortage of targets.
9. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers
Last season, Rivers and Keenan Allen lit it up. In his sophomore year, Allen will only be better, allowing Rivers to have even better numbers.
10. Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick has a team that is ready for success next season. With the additions of WRs Brandon Lloyd and Stevie Johnson, the young QB will have countless downfield options next year.
11. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
Last season, Newton did great things with not much talent. Next season, WRs Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant will start on the team as well as rookie Kelvin Benjamin. This will give Newton the best receivers that he has ever had in his career.