The Chiefs and 49ers are set for the Super Bowl, but it is not too early for us fantasy football aficionados to start looking ahead to 2024. All of us here @RazzbowlNFL will be providing our positional rankings and updating them throughout the offseason as news breaks. Whether it’s coaching changes, free agency, the NFL draft, etc., there will be a lot of movement between now and the summer. Stick with us along the way, and you’ll be ready to go when you’re on the clock.
My assignment is quarterbacks. Today, I’ll provide the first half of my Top 50 fantasy quarterbacks for next season. I can’t wait to see how this list evolves between now and August, but we have to start somewhere.
Let’s jump right in.
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Way Too Early MY Guy QBs for 2024
- Player: Kirk Cousins
- Team: Free Agent
- My Rank (2024 ECR): QB10 (QB18)
Kirk Cousins’ 2023 season was cut short when he blew out his Achilles in Week 8. As of the injury, Kirk was ranked as the 6th best fantasy QB on the season. Now he’s the marquee name on the QB free agent market with many potential suitors lined up. There’s a report out this week that Cousins is looking for a contract in the market of two years at $90 million guaranteed. Good luck with that, Kirk! Cousins may have played his last game in Minnesota. Then again, maybe not.
Justin Herbert will have a new Head Coach and new Offensive Coordinator next season. We already know the former (Jim Harbaugh) and waiting on the latter. Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick found success under a Harbaugh-coached team so it stands to reason Herbert will too. That may very well be the case, but for me, I have him at QB15 more because of the uncertainty with the eventual players and coordinators around him.
Austin Ekeler is a free agent. Keenan Allen has one more year on his contract, but there may be a cap casualty this offseason (cap number over $34 million for next season). Mike Williams is expected to return from his torn ACL by the start of training camp, but will he be 100%? These issues are why I have Herbert as my QB15 today.
The experts and I both agree on Rodgers as the current QB20. I fully expect the helium machine will kick on in July, and he’ll climb up the rankings once the ADP lists start populating. As a reminder, Rodgers was QB13 last draft season, so figure his target may be in the QB13-15 range. That’s going to be too rich for my blood. I’d much rather have any of the other 19 QBs I have listed above him in the table below.
It’s my duty as a fantasy football analyst to remind you that he’s over 40 now, and when he last played more than 4 snaps, he threw for “only” 3695 yards with 26 TDs and 12 INTs. Hard pass, thank you!
- Player: Caleb Williams
- Team: Undrafted Rookie
- My Rank (2024 ECR): QB24 (QB29)
Will he don the Bears uniform in 2024? Will another team trade up? There are a lot of questions to answer here, but the one thing we know for sure, Caleb Williams is going to be the top QB drafted on April 25. His fantasy value in 2024 will be directly proportional to the answer to these questions. I expect he will move up the draft board after the draft, but how far?
Today, Russell Wilson is still a member of the Denver Broncos. Those days are clearly numbered. The Denver trade up for one of the rookie QBs in the draft? Will they look to sign Kirk Cousins or one of the other free agent QBs? All these scenarios are in play for both the Broncos and Russ. There are a number of teams that could benefit from a veteran QB to take them to the next level and mentor the QB of the future. Once we know where that is for Russ, he’ll likely move up fantasy draft boards. Until then, he sits right inside my top 25.
Here is the full list of my Top 25 QBs:
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Until next time, my friends.