I wanted to see what everyone thought of my ranking of the top 11 QBs. I picked 11 because I feel that these quarterbacks make up the top tier before there is a dropoff talent-wise. Feel free to criticize me, I'm always willing to adjust my cheat sheet if I get good advice that changes my mind.
So here it is:
1. Peyton Manning - In fantasy consistency is very important, and Peyton is the epitome of a consistent player. He is basically a lock for 25 tds and 4000 yds every year and is without a doubt the best pure passer.
2. Daunte Culpepper - Strange for his size, Daunte's ability to run while still throw deep with accuracy has made him a top fantasy commodity. If he can match a season like last year while and avoid inconsistency he may have an outstanding year and surpass Peyton as #1.
3. Michael Vick - As most people with fantasy knowledge know, Vick is overrated. But some get too wrapped up in talking negatively about him and forget he is still a double threat that could develop into much more. That would only happen though if he matures and works on his works on his throwing setup.
4. Donovan McNabb - With TO at his side, McNabb should continue to produce top QB numbers. He nows how to run and turn around a bad play. His sucess rides on if he can stop trying so hard to establish himself and stay injury free.
5. Marc Bulger - Believe me, Bulger is a stud. With the job security he has he may be able to avoid the interceptions that have kept him from fantasy greatness. Also, in the Rams system he has the chance to make quick throws for good amounts of yardage.
6. Steve McNair - Another guy who is typically underrated, McNair has continously put up very nice numbers. He has speed and the talent to work the pocket. McNair has all the tools of the full quarterback. His only problem is his tendency to put to much oomph into his passes.
7. Matt Hasselbeck - This guy is a perfect fit for Seattle. He has the arm to make the right passes in a given situation. Last year he became more of a consistent passer really helping his value. Sometimes however he looks a little uncomfortable, it seems like he can't connect on certain passes.
8. Trent Green - I never see this guy get the credit he desereves. His stats for the last few seasons have been outstanding. He also has the experience to know how to work defenses with good pocket presence and pump fakes. His age signals a decline but I don't expect any major drop in production for Trent.
9. Aaron Brooks - Very talented, very unreliable. The Saints offense provides all the opportunities to produce, and Brooks could very well utilize it to become a better fantasy QB but he needs to prove he can shake off the inconsistencies and make big plays.
10. Brett Favre - A trademark on the list of top QBs for years, Favre is still up there. He has the talent, and last year threw for 32 TDs with a 65.4 completion percentage. But one cannot overlook the fact that he also threw 21 INT because he makes cocky throws where he is overconfident in his abilities.
11. Chad Penninngton - The 04/05 season is very important for Chad. He has to prove if he is worth all the attention he has been getting the last couple years. He has a formidably strong basis of passing mechanics. Pennington knows how to find his receivers, it is just a matter of providing the accuracy to deliver the passes to them.
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