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2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterback

The quarterbacks are a tough group to pin down this season as we saw a couple of top-flight options fall back to the pack in 2015. The top tier spans the top-7 names in these rankings, with Tom Brady’s impending four-game suspension the only thing keeping him out of that group.

Eli Manning bounced back nicely from an awful 2013 season with a pair of 30+ TD, 4400-yard campaigns. Amazing what an all-world talent on the outside can do for you. Year three under Ben McAdoo should be more of the same.

Blake Bortles at 15 likely represents the biggest surprise out of the top two tiers, but after leading the league in interceptions during his breakout sophomore campaign it’s hard to imagine that the Jags coaching staff allows him to lead the league in red zone passing attempts for a second straight season. With the offseason addition of Chris Ivory signaling a more run-heavy approach for 2016, Bortles sits behind veterans Matt Ryan, Andy Dalton, Philip Rivers and Kirk Cousins as well as fellow sophomore Derek Carr.

Fantasy Football QuarterbackĀ Rankings 2016

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Aaron RodgersGB
2Cam NewtonCAR
3Andrew LuckIND
4Russell WilsonSEA
5Ben RoethlisbergerPIT
6Drew BreesNO
7Carson PalmerARI
Tier 2
8Tom BradyNE
9Eli ManningNYG
10Matt RyanATL
11Philip RiversSD
12Andy DaltonCIN
13Kirk CousinsWAS
14Derek CarrOAK
15Blake BortlesJAC
Tier 3
16Tyrod TaylorBUF
17Tony RomoDAL
18Matthew StaffordDET
19Joe FlaccoBAL
20Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ
21Robert GriffinCLE
22Sam BradfordPHI
23Alex SmithKC
24Jameis WinstonTB
25Marcus MariotaTEN
26Ryan TannehillMIA
27Jay CutlerCHI
28Brock OsweilerHOU
29Teddy BridgewaterMIN
30Mark SanchezDEN

 

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