Early 2011 Fantasy Football QB Rankings

May 31, 2011


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We are still unsure if there will be a 2011 season or not, but fantasy football players need to start thinking about the season as we are approaching June.
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1.  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers:  A concussion ended his 4000 yard streak at two, but 3922 is close enough. Add 28 passing touchdowns, a career high 356 rushing yards, and four rushing scores and you’re looking at the number one fantasy quarterback option once again.
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2.  Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints:  Brees puts up better passing numbers, but the rushing numbers distinguishes Rodgers as the premier fantasy quarterback.
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3.  Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers:  Three straight 4000 yard seasons. Like Brees it doesn’t really matter who he is throwing to.
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4.  Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles:  As explosive as they come. He easily could be the number one fantasy quarterback, but he comes with an injury risk. Not to mention a regression risk because Vick never had a season near last year’s monster campaign.
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5.  Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts:  Ho hum. Another epic season for Manning. The Colts added some pass protection, but it could take some time to gel without adequate OTA time.
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6.  Tom Brady, New England Patriots:  His overall numbers were great, but he is more likely to drop a dud than the top five, which is why I have him ranked at six. When all is said and done he will likely have another big year.
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7.  Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys:  He has the weapons and the ability. It’s a matter of staying healthy and mentally tough enough to deliver. Adding a solid backup is a must.
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8.  Matt Schaub, Houston Texans:  The Texans should have improved on defense, which means he’s more likely to repeat last year’s form than his 2009 production.
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9.  Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Ben’s troubles could work in his favor this year as he has experience with getting up to speed quickly.
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10.   Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons:  Ryan got a shiny new toy when the Falcons traded up to grab Julio Jones. We know he is a talented quarterback in reality. This year he takes the next step on the fantasy side.
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11.  Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams:  Bradford set the rookie completion record and should only get better thanks to the experience he gained last year.
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12.  Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens:  The Ravens added Anquan Boldin last year and Torrey Smith this year to help Flacco continue to progress.
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13.  Eli Manning, New York Giants:  It’s easy to get on Eli for his 25 picks, but he reached 4000 yards for the second straight year and set a career high with 31 TD passes.
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14.  Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Freeman’s numbers are bloated from a five-touchdown performance against Seattle. While I think he’ll throw more than the six interceptions he tossed last year, I think he finally collects a rushing touchdown.
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15.  Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs:   Cassel took a step forward throwing for 31 touchdown passes last year, forming a great bond with Dwayne Bowe. They added Jonathan Baldwin to keep the defenses honest.
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