Quarterbacks score the most points, but it’s a gamble to select a quarterback early. The top three are no-brainers. Quarterbacks 4 through 18 aren’t guaranteed to finish in the top 10, so wait if you don’t land Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers.
1. Peyton Manning, Denver ($48): He won’t match last year’s ridiculous 55 TD passes, but at age 38 he tops the QB list.
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans ($44): The 35-year-old fantasy star isn’t slowing down. He threw for 5,162 yards and 39 TDs last year.
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay ($40): Rodgers last year threw “only” 17 TD passes, but missed half the season with a broken collarbone.
4. Matthew Stafford, Detroit ($30): In the Lions’ offense, Stafford still hasn’t lived up to his potential. Threw 29 TD passes last year.
5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta ($28): A slight disappointment last season, Ryan can always be counted on to throw for 27 to 30 TD passes.
6. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis ($28): His value is he chips in four or five rushing TDs on top of his 23 passing TDs, which should improve.
7. Tony Romo, Dallas ($28): Because there’s no D in JerryWorld, Romo will be forced to win shootouts, which is fantasy gold.
8. Tom Brady, New England ($24): Lacking weapons, Brady, 37, slumped to 25 TD passes, but he averaged 34 TDs the previous four years.
9. Nick Foles, Philadelphia ($22): Throwing 27 TDs and only 2 Ints was the biggest surprise in fantasy football. Can Foles come close to that production?
10. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati ($20): It’s time to believe. Dalton has thrown 60 TD passes the past two years, including 33 last season.
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