Monday, July 16, 2007

Top 10 Fantasy QB Rankings

Here's how I will draft my QB's this year for fantasy football. Soon to come RB's, WR's, and all others.

1. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis- He is the ultimate quarterback. Ultra Reliable, Ultra consistant, and a stat master. Manning has passed for at least 4,000 yards in seven of his nine season and completing at least 26 touchdown passes in every year. What's impressive is that those feats are difficult for quarterbacks to achieve in a single season. Only five signal callers (Brees, Manning, Bulger, Palmer and Jon Kitna) reached 4,000 yards last season, and only three quarterbacks (Manning, Palmer and Brees) threw for at least 26 touchdowns in 2006. But Manning has achieved those baselines on nearly a yearly basis. In fact, Manning has a legitimate chance to finish first in passing yards and touchdowns every season. This past year,
Manning finished first in touchdown passes (31) and missed being No. 1 in passing yards (4,397) by just 22 yards.

2. Tom Brady, New England- Here's the draft solution for all the anti-Manning's out there. Tom is set to have a tremendous year. Despite working with one of the league's worst receiving groups, Brady still threw for the league's seventh-most yards (3,529) and the fourth-most scores (24) last season. With his revamped receiving core of Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth, and Wes Welker, Brady is set to be at the top of the stats list. Unless of course, the Patriots are infected with the cancer that is Randy Moss.

3. Drew Brees, New Orleans- We all witnessed what he could do in his first year with a new team, how about round 2? Last season Brees led the league in passing yards and was third in touchdowns. One more year of experience will make this offense and Brees even more dangerous.

4. Tony Romo, Dallas- Although Romo has been having more celebrity life than Terrell Owens as of late, and is dating singer Carrie Underwood, it is reported that Romo has trained intensely this off-season to try and shake his disappointing ending to last season. Romo has a great all around receiving core including last years touchdown reception leader Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn, and tight end Jason Witten. Romo's learning curve will be helped by the addition of new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

5. Carson Palmer- I would like to have Palmer higher on the list, but his health and inconsistent teammates place him here. His number 3 receiver Chris Henry will be missing the first 8 games. Palmer averaged only 234 yards and 1.5 touchdowns in the first eight contests compared to 270 yards and two touchdowns in final eight games. Using his final eight games as the barometer for this season, Palmer's stats would project to him setting a career high in passing yards (4,320) and matching his career high of a league-leading 32 touchdowns set in 2005.

6. Marc Bulger, St. Louis- The Rams have added new coach Scott Linehan. Bulger also coming off a career year of passing yard and touchdowns. The Rams have also added Tennessee's No. 1 wideout Drew Bennett to provide Bulger with one of the league's top No. 3 wideouts and as insurance against aging Isaac Bruce, 34, as St. Louis' No. 2 receiver.

7. Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle- Matt is coming off a rough season of frustration and injury. A sprained knee forced Hasselbeck to miss four games last season, and off-season shoulder surgery put him back on the bench. This season Hasselbeck will come back healthy and hopefully recreate his solid 2005 passing stats of 3,459 yards and 24 touchdowns. Deion Branch has replaced the departed Darrell Jackson as Seattle's No. 1 wideout, keeping the talent level intact and upgrading stability at that slot. Injuries had forced Jackson to miss 13 contests in the last two seasons. A healthy Shaun Alexander will unload a heavy burden off the passing game.

8. Donavan McNabb, Philidelphia- Although drafting McNabb has been a craps shoot the last couple of years, before being injured last season he was projected to pass for 4,567 yards and 32 touchdowns before he went out for the rest of the season in week 10. McNabb has also lost key receiver Donte Stallworth.

9. Eli Manning, New York Giants- If there is any player in the league this year with something to prove, its Eli. Although he took alot of heat last season for his sub par play, completed a higher percentage of passes and still equaled his 2005 passing score total of 24. Since Tiki retired in the off-season, there will be even more pressure for Manning to pick up the slack in the passing game.

10. Matt Lienart, Arizona- Matt is in no ones top 10 but I just can't help but think that the healthy receiving core of Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald will help him put up some good numbers. A new coach, settled offensive line, and good running back--all the pieces are there, they just have to make it work.

All stats and statistics from Fox Sports

7 comments:

Cary said...

I knew Kickn would rate Peyton Manning @ #1 position.

KicKnWinG 2 said...

Because hes the best.

Army Strong said...

Although I'm going nowhere near Tony Romo that high. That looks like some one is drinking the Cowboy-flavored koolaid a little too much.

Gabe said...

I stopped reading at #4. Romo that high is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Jon Kitna anyone? only threw for over 4000 yards and 21 tds last year, INTS were high but he will still get you a hell of alot of points and with another year in the Martz system with Williams, Furrey, and Johnson he could have another big year

Anonymous said...

TOM BRADY IS OF COURSE TOP #1!

N.Licata said...

kitna's not in the martz system anymore.