17. Matthew Stafford, Lions

As a huge personal fan of Detroit Lions new rookie running back Ameer Abdullah I can’t see the Lions passing it as frequently with Abdullah in the backfield. Matt Stafford has great receiving weapons in Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. He should serve as a solid backup on a fantasy team.

18. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers

It’s hard to believe that just three years ago this young quarterback lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. With the loss of veteran running back Frank Gore, and wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Michael Crabtree, it’s hard to imagine Colin Kaepernick putting up as many fantasy points this year.

19. Sam Bradford, Eagles

His strong and accurate arm and quick decision making in the NFL has been very impressive. However, Sam Bradford has missed 25 games in the past two seasons due to ACL tears.

So what does this mean? You have to use Bradford differently.

I personally think Bradford could be a solid starting fantasy quarterback this year. But you have to have one of the guys on this list ahead of him to start once he gets hurt. It’s very likely Bradford will get hurt this year. He will not play 17 games. So you should either take one of the guys ahead of him on this list, or hand cuff him to Mark Sanchez.

20. Carson Palmer, Cardinals

I just don’t think Carson Palmer is a good football player. At least not anymore.

However, he’s a solid player from a fantasy standpoint. He has the receivers to be a solid fantasy player. He has the line to make passes from the pocket. He has the lack of run game to not worry about his attempts decreasing. This is what fantasy is all about. Palmer is a solid backup QB.

The Best of the Rest:
21. Andy Dalton, Bengals
22. Marcus Mariota, Titans
23. Jay Cutler, Bears
24. Derek Carr, Raiders
25. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
26. Robert Griffin III, Redskins
27. Geno Smith, Jets
28. Jimmy Garoppolo, Patriots
29. Nick Foles, Rams
30. Josh McCown, Browns
31. Matt Cassel, Bills
32. Mark Sanchez, Eagles
33. Johnny Manziel, Browns
34. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets
35. Brian Hoyer, Texans

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