Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 20 Quarterbacks for 2015
Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) meet on the field after the game Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Giants 28-20. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
12. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: After a bit of a breakout season in 2014, coupled with some interesting offensive additions this off season, Tannehill has become a relatively hot name in the fantasy football community. In his second full season in Bill Lazor’s offense, I certainly see the appeal and upside. That being said, his deep ball accuracy is a huge concern for me, and his overall skills are not overly impressive. At his current price, I do not mind Tannehill, but if he rises much more (I expect that he will), I will probably be out.
FP ADP: 93rd Overall Pick, 13th QB off of the board.
11. Tom Brady, New England Patriots: Brady’s fantasy value will depend on his how long his early season suspension ends up being. As it stands right now (plus including the bye week) Brady will not be available to fantasy owners for over 30% of the fantasy season, and that includes the playoffs. Obviously, we know what we are getting out of Brady, and his value at his going rate could be special, but losing him for that amount of time is far from ideal.
FP ADP: 71st Overall Pick, 10th QB off of the board.
10. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons: For all of his upside in an explosive offense, Matt Ryan has always been, at best, an above-average fantasy quarterback. He has never been able to take the plunge into fantasy stardom. While new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may give Ryan more upside, I am not going to predict him to all of a sudden be a fantasy star. Ryan can be drafted for decent value, but I would not expect a huge return on investment.
FP ADP: 65th Overall Pick, 9th QB off of the board.
9. Eli Manning, New York Giants: A second full season under Ben McAdoo, important weapons being brought in/returning from injury and most importantly; a full season of Odell Beckham Jr. I love me some Eli Manning this season. He is my favorite QB value in fantasy football this year, and is the player who I will be specifically targeting in all of my drafts. He has proven his high upside before, and Manning has never had a supporting cast like this in such a favorable offensive system. I will take all of the shares of Manning, especially if his current ADP holds.
FP ADP: 91st Overall Pick, 12th QB off of the board.
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