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Well, this is it folks. We are nearing the end of what was a glorious and scrumptious set of weeks going over the bulk of our fantasy rankings. Coincidentally, glorious and scrumptious is how I’m described at most dinner parties. With a hint of lilac and ginger. So I’m basically a hot tea. Hot tea. Hottie. HUUUUUUR. Anyways, you should give me a dollar for these set of rankings. Why? So I can give you some quarters back…? I’m simply on fire here. No, I’m serious. It’s the District and we’re in the unbearable humid stage of summer. So I literally need to stick a fire extinguisher between my thighs to prevent chaffed rashes and combustion. It’s like the forest from Fern Gully down there.


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I admit, it took me a long time to get on the Russell Wilson bandwagon, but I’m finally on it, and it looks like I’m on for the entire ride. At least for the sake of that metaphor. I’ve ranked him third, just behind Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck. In terms of Rodgers and Luck, you could flip them and I wouldn’t care too much. I’m slightly going with Rodgers just because I think he’s a more dynamic performer… which sounds like a some kind of corporate catch-phrase to describe that I just think he’s a bit better. Because of the synergistic entrapment’s from the fiscal reversal of polarity. Something like that. But with Wilson, he was able to net 312 fantasy points (or around that in most formats) with just 20 throwing touchdowns. I’m not one to enter into that strangely heated debate of whether or not Wilson is an elite quarterback or not, (he sometimes is and isn’t, so I guess he’s not elite unless his production achieves more consistancy), but in terms of fantasy, he is an elite option because of the 700 or so yards (plus the 3-5 touchdowns) he’ll produce on the ground. That has immense value, and with the addition of Jimmy Graham, his throwing numbers could seemingly improve.

I got a lot of flack last year for ranking Peyton Manning second (which I later moved down to third) in our 2014 Quarterback Rankings, and while I still like him as a fantasy football cornerstone, that stone is starting to erode from the waters of time. So existential! I think it’s fair to say he’s not getting any younger, just how it’s fair to say that his forehead will always remain at that peak size.

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That being said, there simply aren’t many others you’d want at this position, despite being old and having a Buick sized noggin’, and, you know, an arm that produces more ducks than a lake. Yeah, you’re right, that one was kind of forced. Gotta stick with the forehead jokes, honestly. Regardless, I think flirting with near-5,000 yards is asking a bit much, but there’s nothing wrong with an automatic 4,000 yards and 30+ touchdowns from probably the greatest quarterback in football history. Yes, I’m serious. No, I’m not including the playoffs.

And if you think I got some flack for my Manning ranking last year, my Matthew Stafford ranking takes the cake. Which is unfortunate, because who doesn’t like cake? In fact, I remember someone asking me why I had Luck ranked so high and Stafford so low, and my response at the time is still something that holds true here: Luck is a talented quarterback with a lot of weapons, and Stafford is a mediocre quarterback with a lot of weapons. And last season, with Megatron struggling a bit with health, the results were a bit telling. I’m staying away again this season.

Lastly, if you didn’t already know how much I loved Teddy Bridgewater going into this season, my aggressive ranking has now made clear that I do love him. Or I’m really-really crazy. To be fair, I didn’t put him in the top-10 (though I thought about it, like, a lot), but I do think he’s eminently more draftable then previous lower round options like Jay Cutler, Eli Manning, and Andy Dalton.

 

 

  1. Nick says:
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    Hi Jay,
    Thanks, finally we have all rankings …

    Football is still far away, but for Dynasty/Keeper leagues, the sooner the better !!
    so ,
    that would be my starting team:
    QB: A.Luck (#2) round 2
    WR1 A.Brown (#2) round 1
    WR2 R.Cobb (#10) round 3
    WR3 K.Benjamin (#15) round 4
    RB1 M.Ingram (#15) round 3
    RB2 L.Murray (#22) round 6
    RB3 G.Bernard (#31) round 6to9!
    TE J.Graham (#2) round 4

    no bad but still thin at RB

    on the bubble are:
    Doug Martin: featured back over Sims
    Travis Kelce: TE2 or trading chip
    Davante Adams: big upside but blocked by teamates
    and in case Benjamin has harmstring problems…

    would you stay put whith those 8, or switch 1?

    usually i focus on a RB rookie at draft:
    previous season: Doug Martin, and Giovani, except last year when i took Kaep and Crab ;(
    this year looks like Melvin Gordon is gonna be the future star
    then Gurley and Yeldon
    and i pick #5 at draft

    thanks for your imput,
    Nick

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Honestly, I’d stay put with those eight. I sorta like Doug Martin… but then I sorta don’t. Not sure if I want any part of him right now. And yeah, I’m with you on Gordon.

      • Jensen says:
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        @Jay: My buds and I are starting a dynasty league this year. Any tips for draft day ( I believe we are going auction so that everyone has a shot at any player) or general strategy?

        At this point I was planning on trying to hit on a QB later and stacking up on RB/WR for the first few rounds. Do you think Luck is worth going after in Round 1?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jensen: Yeah, we’ll be doing strategy and what not later in the month for some of this stuff. If you’re starting a dynasty, yeah, I’d go auction. In the mean time, for auction, I like to get one expensive running back, an expensive wide receiver, and then just try and find value everywhere.

  2. Cole says:
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    Hey Jay I appriciate your body of work as always. Here’s one for you: keep forever, shallow league, le’von bell or julio jones.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cole: Going Bell there. And thanks!

  3. Ron D says:
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    I have issue with your Carson Palmer ranking.. He was unreal in that offense before he got hurt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron D: I agree that he had a great start before going down with injuries, but he’s getting older, and I still see him as a 3,500+ yard guy with an even split of TD’s and INT’s. For what it’s worth, I do have him slightly ranked higher than the consensus.

  4. FreeDiRo says:
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    If, IF, Tom Brady gets suspended and doesn’t take it to court. Him at 12 is insane value! I would take him as the 12 QB off the board and grab a low value/high upside QB in the very late rounds to stack my team in the early rounds with RBs and WRs.

    Back to reality…Brady will will for sure have read this and remember your transgressions!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @FreeDiRo: Yeah, I’m okay waiting on this. I want to see how the suspension develops… I could certainly see myself moving him up, but QB’s tend to be a fickle bunch sometimes.

  5. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Man, Bridgewater is showing up on so many fantasy sites as “their QB” this season.

    If the hype continues, he’ll be drafted as a starter in 12 team leagues.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: That’s a shame. I felt like I was an early bird, but I’m going to stick with my love for him… I will say, at the moment, I believe I have him rated the highest so far.

  6. Hammer says:
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    Russell Wilson ranked ahead of Drew Brees. Russell Wilson ranked ahead of Roethlisberger. Look, I appreciate the hard work it must’ve been to put this all together …. all the hours, and hours of slaving away flipping coins, and throwing darts that went into compiling the list. but … Russell Wilson ranked 3rd. In fantasy football. In the QB category. Only if you get 1 point for every qb rushing yard. Only if in your scoring rules, teams that wear green get triple points for passing tds. Only if virgin qbs get their points doubled for just saying NO. I know, I know ….we want you to be bold, and when you are, we slap you upside the noggin. Tell you what – I won’t tell anyone about your strange mancrush on a qb whose team averaged 184 passing yards per game- good for 30th in the NFL last year.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      In standard ESPN formats, Wilson was the third highest scoring QB, and higher than the names you listed. And Peyton Manning.

  7. paulzone says:
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    Who should I keep at QB? Brady or Ryan. I’ve had Brady for years…Is it time to make a change? Assume standard espn scoring, Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @paulzone: Hmm, tough one given the suspension. I still like Ryan here, despite his splits.

  8. Randy says:
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    Can you touch on your ranking for Eli a bit more? He was very solid in many games last year as he got acclimated to his new offense, and now, he’s in year 2 w/ both the offense and Beckham, with Cruz potentially coming back. It just seems like he is undervalued (not just here, everywhere). Am I wrong? Thanks!

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