IDP Rankings: Top 100 | DL | LB | DB
Dynasty Rankings: Top 150 | QB | RB | WR | TE | Top-50 Rookies
Even though I’m not one to pat myself on the back (actually, I am), Razzball has been on an upward curve, bringing some sort of conglomerate synergistic metamorphosis (as they say in the corporate world), providing you an ever-improving ranking accuracy year after year. How do we do it? No clue. It could be dark wizardry. It could be indigestion. It could even be your mother. But I have to admit, this year is going to be daunting, if only because the expectations we’ve placed on ourselves here at Razzball Football are at an all time high (just like my college years). Going from 31st overall to 22nd in Weekly Fantasy Football accuracy is one thing. But going from 22nd to the top-10 in the entire nation last season is quite another. And then on top of that, to finish third overall in our Draft Rankings last year… well, it’d be folly to try and say “Yes, we’re going to try even more, (more better if you believe in remedial English)”, but yeah, I’m going to say it… We’re going to do more better. (My English teacher just placed a bounty on me.) With that said, and my parentheses key broken, here are your 2017 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings…
Indeed, another Patriots player at the top of the rankings (just like our Tight End rankings)… this is truly the darkest timeline. While Tom Brady was hit with a suspension last year, we’re looking at 16 games from one of the elite quarterbacks (him and Joe Flacco) both in the NFL and Fantasy Football. While I generally would say you can’t go wrong with the top-5 here, if I’m left to choose between Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, or Tom Brady, it’s a simple decision for me.
Now that I think of it, Drew Brees might not actually belong in that group. While there are still a few weapons on that team, it’s pretty clear that the Saints might be something awful. Now, 37 touchdowns and 5,208 yards are still top tier numbers, It’d be folly not to mention he’s not getting any younger at 38-years-old and when the fantasy playoffs arrived last season, many of us experienced his back-to-back no touchdown, three interception games very similarly: with copious amounts of alcohol. While his numbers should still remain somewhat gaudy, I just don’t feel as comfortable with him compared to his immediate peers.
Last season, I was iffy on how to approach the draft with this position. I would like to continue that iffy-ness. League context is always important, like the Fantasy Baseball dirty cousin of closers, I don’t think there’s a particular area where you have to draft a QB, but there are certainly runs that happen, and it always feels dirty skipping the RB or WR position for a guy that will only occupy like 5% of your roster, but provide probably 15% of your point totals. (I actually did not do the math.) But you understand what I’m saying… it’s a weird element in this game, a kind of WILD CARD B*TCHES in fantasy. My personal strategy is to make sure to draft, at the very least, a top-10 quarterback when the draft allows it, but at the same time, it’s really hard for me to argue against paying top dollar or draft position for an elite thrower, or to simply punt the position and stream your way through the season (especially in 10-team leagues).