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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
6. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
7. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
9. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
11. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
15. Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
16. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
17. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
18. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
19. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
20. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 quarterback rankings.
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1. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
9. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
10. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
11. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
15. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
16. Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
17. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
18. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
19. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
20. DeShone Kizer, Cleveland Browns
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
7. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
9. Marcus Mariotta, Tennessee Titans
10. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
12. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
13. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
14. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
15. Eli Manning, New York Giants
16. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
17. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
18. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
20. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
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Football’s back. Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 1 quarterback rankings.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
6. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Marcus Mariotta, Tennessee Titans
9. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
10. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
11. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
12. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
13. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
14. Eli Manning, New York Giants
15. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
16. Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings
17. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
20. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
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With fantasy drafts taking place, here’s an updated and expanded look at the 2017 fantasy football quarterback landscape.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
5. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
7. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
10. Marcus Mariotta, Tennessee Titans
11. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
12. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
15. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
16. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
17. Eli Manning, New York Giants
18. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
20. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
22. Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings
23. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
24. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
25. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
26. Brian Hoyer, San Francisco 49ers
27. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
28. Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
29. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
30. Mike Glennon, Chicago Bears
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2017 Quality QB2 Options

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Not everybody can land a Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Big Ben, Cam Newton, Russell Rilson or Matt Ryan in their fantasy drafts. If you miss out on an elite quarterback it’s not a bad plan to nab a quality QB2 that you can play the matchup game with when your starter has a tougher opponent. Assuming Jameis Winston, Kirk Cousins, Marcus Mariota and Dak Prescott round out your QB1s, here are some quality QB2 options.
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Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers – Rivers is always a good option for a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2. He has averaged 4,485.5 yards and 31.25 touchdowns over the past four years. He’s often overlooked, but he finished 5th in passing yards and 4th in touchdown passes. Once again a dozen or so quarterbacks will likely go off the board before Rivers.
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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – Stafford is another one that seems to be forgotten about on draft day. Yet he finished 6th with 4,327 yards. He only threw 24 touchdowns (14th), which has kept him from fantasy greatness. Stafford has only topped 30 touchdowns twice. However, he’s averaged 4,583.5 yards over the past six seasons.
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Eli Manning, New York Giants – Manning throws to arguably the best wide receiver in the game. He has averaged 4,291 yards and 30.3 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Last year Manning finished 13th in passing yards (4,027) and tied for 10th with 26 touchdowns.
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Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders – After finishing with 28 touchdowns to 6 interceptions to go along with 3,937 yards in an injury-shortened season, it would not be a stretch if Carr went as a QB1. If not, he’s a real nice QB2.
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Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals – Palmer finished 9th with 4,233 yards and tied for 10th with 26 touchdowns. He had 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2015. His age makes him a little scary, but Palmer can still produce.
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Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals – Dalton throws to A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert. He finished 11th with 4,206 yards. The injuries to the two aforementioned stars limited him to 18 touchdown passes. He has averaged 23.6 touchdowns in six season.

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With the NFL Draft behind us it is time to start thinking about next year’s fantasy football landscape. Here is an early look at quarterbacks. Click here for the updated rankings.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
5. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
7. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
10. Marcus Mariotta, Tennessee Titans
11. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
12. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
15. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
16. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Eli Manning, New York Giants
18. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
20. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
21. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
22. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
23. Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings
24. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
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The Quarterback“ (CC BY 2.0) by afsilva2
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The days of drafting a quarterback in the first two rounds of your NFL fantasy draft are now more or less over but should you be considering a signal caller in the third, fourth or even fifth round?
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Well, it might prove prudent to load up on running backs and wide receivers in the early stages of the draft. With so much talent out of the backfield and at receiver, the key to winning another fantasy title might just be to refrain from taking Aaron Rodgers and co. in the opening few rounds.
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Eight of the top 10 points scorers in 2016 were quarterbacks but running backs were much more valuable. Nine backs scored 200 points or more; a solid total for the position. Only five quarterbacks notched 300 or more – with 25 racking up over 200 points.
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Even San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick, who sat out for more than half the campaign, managed to rack up over 200 points. Most quarterbacks who throw a mediocre tally of touchdown passes and yards will eclipse that total.
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Running backs like Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott are worth so much more than say Andrew Luck or Matt Ryan. Whilst an elite quarterback gives you the chance to rack up a hefty total and advantage at the position, you won’t benefit in the long term. Simply put, a consistent running back who scores 10 or more points per game is vital to success in fantasy football.
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The same goes for wide receivers. Drafting Antonio Brown or Julio Jones in the opening round of your fantasy draft could give you the edge; particularly as both men will prosper in the hunt for Super Bowl glory.
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Jones’ Atlanta Falcons, priced at 14/1 in the NFL odds with bet365, averaged 30 points a game in the final six matches of the campaign and Jones will still prosper despite the departure of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to San Francisco.
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The National Football League is still a quarterback league but the number of pass-heavy offenses means that wide receivers are now more important than ever. By the same token, solid running backs are equally as vital to success; especially as more teams are throwing the football.
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Take the Indianapolis Colts for example; Andrew Luck is the heart and soul of that offensive unit. Knowing this immediately boosts the stock of Donte Moncrief and T.Y Hilton but Frank Gore may be one to stay away from. By the same token, the Dallas Cowboys will adopt a run heavy offense and Elliott will be key.
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It is always important to consider whether a back is a three down back or whether he has competition at the position. Quarterbacks can win a fantasy title but running backs and wide receivers WILL win your fantasy crown this year.
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The days of selecting a QB in the opening round are over and we are now in a new era. Take two running backs and two wide receivers in the first couple of rounds and you will be well on your way to winning another fantasy championship.

Tom Brady tunnel Matt Ryan
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Super Bowl LI features two of the top quarterbacks in the league. Matt Ryan averaged 309 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game (4,944 yards, 38 TDs, 7 INTs). He  has somehow risen his game this postseason averaging 365 yards and 3.5 touchdowns in two wins. He even added a rushing touchdown. Entering the Super Bowl, Ryan is playing at the higher level of the two. Brady averaged 296.2 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game (3,554 yards, 29 TDs, 2 INTs). He’s averaging 335.5 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in his two wins.
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Where Brady has Ryan beat is experience. This is the seventh time playing on the biggest stage in professional sports. He has averaged 267.5 yards and 2.2 touchdowns in his six appearances. In his past five he’s averaging 292 yards and 2.4 TDs. The other area where Brady has the advantage is the defense he’s facing. Those two factors give Brady a slight edge.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
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Matt Ryan
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football quarterback rankings for the Conference Championship. We’re talking four of the best quarterbacks in the league so the difference from top to bottom is razor thin.
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1. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
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