Every quarterback inside the top ten have a chance to be the highest scorer of any week. The position is the deepest in fantasy and everyone here has the ability to carry your team for the whole season.
10. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers is the perfect quarterback to grab in the later rounds of your draft this season. If you decide to draft a quarterback early and go with one of the top five options, Rivers is as great second quarterback to have on your roster. Rivers finished last season as the eighth best quarterback and should have no problem doing that again with his supporting cast.
9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford was third in passing yards (4,446), fourth in passing touchdowns (29), sixth in completion percentage (65.7) and finished as the fifth best quarterback in fantasy. One thing to love about Stafford is his offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. Besides having the best name in football, he has been great for his career. Under JBC, Stafford’s career completion percentage has gone from 60 percent to 68.8 percent, touchdown percentage from four to six percent, and his QBR went from 84 to 105. Last year was no fluke, Stafford is a top-10 quarterback.
8. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
In Andrew Luck’s past three healthy seasons, he finished as a top four quarterback. He’s healthy (as of now) and the Colts still have no running game. He will give you points with his legs and there’s a good chance he will finish top five in passing yards and rushing yards at the position. Go all in on Andrew Luck and he is going at a discounted price because of his injury history. Draft Andrew Luck with confidence this season.
7. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton rushed for 754 rushing yards and had six rushing touchdowns. That’s more rushing yards then NFL rookie of the year Alvin Kamara, Derrick Henry and his own running back Christian McCaffrey. This is the main reason to draft him. If he can cut down the turnovers he will have a chance to become the number one quarterback at the end of the season.
6. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
In the last three seasons, Kirk Cousins has finished as a top eight fantasy quarterback. He is in a better situation in Minnesota and has playmakers at every skill position. Kirk is sneaky good with his legs especially in the red zone where he has rushed for 13 rushing touchdowns in the past three seasons. He should be a lock for around 4,300 passing yards and 25 or more touchdowns.
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees lead the league in completion percentage (72 percent) and finished fourth in passing yards (4,343). The reason he finished outside the top ten at the position was because he had his lowest passing attempts and touchdowns (23) since joining the Saints in 2006. The touchdowns should go back up towards 30 and he should finish as a top-10 quarterback. If he falls outside the top five in drafts this season, he will be a steal.
4. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
If Carson Wentz didn’t tear his ACL, chances are he would have been MVP last season. In 13 games last season he threw 33 touchdowns, which was still second best in the league. If he was healthy going into the season, he could be considered being the number one ranked quarterback. He should be ready within the first couple weeks of the season so make sure you draft another quarterback to fill in for the first couple of games.
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
The biggest concern about Tom Brady in 2018 is how bad the AFC East is and he could be rested during the fantasy playoffs. However, he should be a lock for 4,200 passing yards and 30 plus touchdowns for the season. He still has Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman (after week 4) and Chris Hogan, he’s not hurting for weapons. With his age, make sure to get another top 12-15 quarterback for insurance or take a shot on Patrick Mahomes or Mitchell Trubisky who could turn into fantasy studs this season.
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
How many guesses would it have taken you to guess that Russell Wilson led the NFL in passing touchdowns? He is more than just a scrambling QB but his rushing totals give him extra value. His 586 rushing yards and three touchdowns are what make him an elite option on a game-to-game basis. Wilson should be a lock for 4,000 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and 500 rushing yards. No other quarterback should come close to those numbers.
1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
No surprise here. When he is healthy the guy is matchup proof. The six games that he started and finished last year, he averaged 23 fantasy points per game, which would have been the best in fantasy. If you are looking to take a quarterback in the first four rounds (you shouldn’t) but if you do, lock up the position with Aaron Rodgers and try to pair him up with his number one option, Davante Adams. They will be the highest scoring quarterback to receiver duo in the league.