Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 20 Quarterbacks for 2015

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One of these quarterbacks is legendary, while the other is mediocre. However, they can produce similar fantasy production on any given week. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

If you have not started prepping for your fantasy football leagues, you are falling behind. Fantasy sports continue to explode in popularity, and team owners are becoming more and more involved well before the league season actually starts. While this is basically a dead period in the NFL landscape, there is still plenty to do as we prepare for our fantasy football drafts.

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The quarterback position is one that brings a little bit of controversy and argument to the table in fantasy football. With it being the highest scoring position, some fantasy owners are not comfortable with their teams unless they have secured a stud quarterback in the first few rounds of their draft. While I understand wanting to have that security, I fall on the side of the fence that waits to draft their starting fantasy quarterback.

In today’s NFL, passing numbers are off the charts. Teams are throwing the ball with regularity, and that makes for some monster passing numbers across the board. Sure, quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are obliterating passing records which obviously adds up to huge fantasy totals, but passing numbers are up dramatically across the league. Even the lower ranked quarterbacks are putting up huge numbers that were almost unheard-of in the past.

In the most simplest terms, the different between the elite quarterbacks and the above average ones is relatively minimal on a week-to-week basis in fantasy football. It is easy to play with the match-ups and come away with a perfectly viable starting option week-after-week. A lot of this has to do with the fact that a huge majority of fantasy leagues start only one quarterback each week. Give me depth at the running back and wide receiver positions over having an elite quarterback, because I am always going to need at least two (probably more) viable starters at those positions.

I am not saying that this is the only way to draft the position, but that is how I look at quarterbacks in fantasy football. All of that being said, there is obviously a benefit in finding the best value at the position. Whether that value comes all the way from the top of the list, in the middle, somewhere on the bottom or even a QB who is completely off of our radar, it is important to pin-point quarterbacks who you as a fantasy owner believe can be selected at a nice value.

These are my quarterback rankings. I do not claim them to be perfect, but it is the order I believe these players should be selected. When it comes down to it, I am probably going to own very few of the players mentioned at the top of this list, but that does not mean I think they are worse than the other players. It all comes down to the value of the selection, and which quarterback you think is going for the best price. I will explain my favorite values as they come up on the list.

Without further ado, here are the top 20 quarterbacks for the 2015 fantasy football season.

Note: All ADP (Average Draft Position) data is from The fine people at Fantasy Pros average out the ADP date from four major fantasy football sites to give us the most accurate idea possible of where these players are going in early fantasy drafts.

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