Dynasty QB's

We take a look at the Top Keeper/Dynasty Quarterbacks for a 3 year outlook, taking into account skill, scheme fit, organizational consistency, surrounding cast and, yes of course, age. The indicated age of the player is how old the player will be entering next season. Dominate your Fantasy Football leagues but using our Top QB Dynasty and Keeper Rankings. Updated: Aug.28/17

1. Andrew Luck, IND - Age 27 Injury Update

Luck is now two seasons removed from his monster 2014, but despite missing a game he still finished in the top 5 in touchdown passes (31) and passing yards per game (282.7) in 2016. The concern here is for the second straight season he battled shoulder issues, finally undergoing surgery in January that is likely to limit him until at least mid-summer. Still just 28 years old, the Colts offense is going to run through their franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future. What needs to change is the level of protection he's afforded by the offensive line. Too often Luck spent Sundays running for his life last season, which is no doubt daunting when you're being asked to carry the entire offense on your back. The receiver depth is there and surprise fantasy breakout tight end, Jack Doyle has been resigned. Luck enters the season with stud quarterback bonafides and plenty of runway ahead for dynasty owners.

2. Aaron Rodgers, GB - Age 33 Injury Update

At this point Rodgers is simply the safest dynasty quarterback option around. The entire offense run through him, and no one is as efficient with the football as the Packers franchise quarterback. Despite a glut of injuries and sheer chaos in the running game, Rodgers still delivered elite fantasy numbers, throwing for more than 4400 yards and accounting for 44 total TDs (40 through the air and another 4 on the ground). Green Bay seems poised to hand the starting running back job to converted wideout Ty Montgomery, which could mean an uptick in targets to the running back position, a plus for Rodgers. The Packers also added veteran tight end Martellus Bennett, arguably the best red zone tight end Rodgers has ever had. Heading into his age 33 season a healthy Rodgers feels like a lock to post similar numbers to last season.

3. Russell Wilson, SEA - Age 28

After a breakout 2016 campaign, Wilson seemingly never got out of the gate last season. Offensive line struggles were part of the problem, as was an unsettled and injury riddled backfield. But Wilson himself also battled numerous ankle and leg injuries over the course of the season, leading to career low rushing numbers and hampering his elusiveness, a core component of his playmaking ability through his first three NFL seasons. Wilson has also spent the 2016 offseason working to get healthier and dropping weight. The result should be increased mobility and significant improvement in his rushing stats. The Seahawks have also made improvements on the offensive line and added Eddie Lacy to the backfield. If he can stay healthy, then this should be a bounce back season for Wilson.

4. Cam Newton, CAR - Age 28

Coming off his 2015 NFL MVP season, few could have predicted the nightmarish 2016 season endured by Newton and the Carolina Panthers. By Week 3 the Panthers had lost more regular season games than they had the previous season, and Newton was already halfway to matching his interception total from the previous season. With Kelvin Benjamin's returning from sitting out 2015 with a torn ACL, the expectation was that the Carolina passing game would be even more potent last season. That was hardly the case. Injuries and defections ravaged the defense, while the offensive line struggled to protect Newton, who seemingly found himself leading comeback efforts by halftime almost every week. Carolina worked to improve the protection this offseason and also added two of the most dynamic playmakers in the draft in running back Christian McCaffrey and hybrid WR/RB Curtis Samuel. Both are big play threats and above average receivers. The new focus is to take some of the burden off Newton to run, which limits some of the short term fantasy appeal, but could ultimately give him fantasy longevity.

5. Derek Carr, OAK - Age 26

Though lost to a broken leg in Week 16, Carr was making a serious case to join the conversation of the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks with his 2016 campaign. The 2014 second round pick has improved significantly in each of his first three seasons, taking a massive step forward in 2016 en route to leading the Raiders to a 12-3 record as the starter. While he was significantly better over the first three months, it was revealed in the offseason that he played the last four games (where his completion percentage fell off by more than 10%) with a broken pinkie finger. In addition to a new contract, and keeping most of their offensive core intact, the Raiders have upgraded the running back position with the addition of Marshawn Lynch, receiving tight end Jared Cook, and explosive gadget player, Cordarrelle Patterson. Expected back to full health to start the season, few quarterbacks have as much short and long term upside as Carr.

6. Matt Ryan, ATL - Age 32

Yes, their was the epic Super Bowl collapse that ended Atlanta's season, but the good news is that much of the Falcons roster remains intact for 2017. The bad news is that despite few personnel changes, 2016 offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan is now running the show in San Francisco. Still, Matt Ryan was a formidable fantasy quarterback prior to Shanahan's arrival and he should maintain a high level of play for at least the next few seasons. What fantasy owners should note about Ryan going forward is that 2016 is likely the high water mark for his career. Since 2010, Ryan has never averaged better than 295 yards per game despite averaging well over 600 passing attempts, throwing more than 13 interceptions per season, completing better than 66.5% of his passes twice, and throwing more than 29 TD passes just once. Last season he needed just 534 attempts to average nearly 310 yards per game at a completion percentage of nearly 70%, while totaling 38 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions. He's still a top ten fantasy quarterback, but don't let last year's numbers mislead you into thinking he's joined the ranks of the elite. Nothing about his first eight years in the league suggest that last year's monster season is sustainable.

7. Dak Prescott, DAL - Age 24

With Tony Romo going down in the preseason, the fourth round rookie impressed enough to land the starting quarterback gig in Dallas, and he never looked back. While teammate Ezekiel Elliott had his own monster rookie campaign, it was Prescott who led Dallas to a 13 win season and took home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. With the top offensive line in football and a bellcow back in Elliott, Prescott is the perfect complement as a highly efficient dual threat quarterback. He showed a lot of poise and strong decision making in his rookie season, which we should expect to continue going forward. What he doesn't seem to offer yet is big upside in the passing game, as the Cowboys don't need him to throw it 40 times a game to be successful. In fact, Prescott only topped 36 passing attempts in three games last season. Still, he's a threat with his feet and it's not unreasonable to expect he can duplicate the half dozen rushing scores from last season. The future is bright for Prescott owners, as he's also going to continue to develop. Right now his profile is something like Russell Wilson's early seasons as an athletic game manager with plus upside in shootouts. And much like Wilson, Prescott should be able to reach the level of virtual top ten fantasy mainstay in any given week.

8. Tom Brady, NE - Age 40

As long as Brady is still putting on a uniform, he's an elite fantasy quarterback week in and week out. The problem is trying to figure out how much longer he's going to be able to do what he's doing. Fresh in our minds is the Super Bowl comeback that all but solidified him as the greatest quarterback of all time. That said, he's entering his age 40 season, which leaves us little in the way of historical context. By now nearly every great quarterback had shown a noticeable drop off, both in their statistical performance and by any measure of the eye test. At this point Brady has seemingly been headed in the opposite direction for the past three seasons. It sort of defies logic, but then again that's essentially what we've come to expect from Tom. It seems somewhat counterintuitive, but if he played four or five more years at a high level before calling it a career, would any of us even be surprised?

9. Marcus Mariota, TEN - Age 23

Recovering from a late season broken leg, Mariota is expected to be a full go when training camp opens. He did a nice job of building on his solid rookie campaign, but it's worth noting that he's now failed to stay healthy for sixteen games in each of his first two seasons. That said, he's a good bet to take another step forward in 2017, as the Titans added first round pick Corey Davis and veteran Eric Decker this offseason, to what was arguably the worst wide receiver corps in the league last season. And with an improving offensive line the Titans should continue to run a balanced attack that doesn't ask an excessive amount from Mariota. There's some upside here for the future, as Mariota is efficient with the football and has a knack for getting his team in the end zone. But the strong running game and his natural conservative tendencies with the football, don't suggest he's going to consistently pass for a lot of yardage any time soon.

10. Jameis Winston, TB - Age 23 Injury Update

In year number two the top overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft took another step forward, topping 4000 yards again and raising his completion percentage to nearly 61 percent, up from his rookie year mark of just over 58 percent. Winston also threw 28 touchdown passes, but turnovers continue to be the big concern, as he gave away the ball two dozen times, including six fumbles. Still, there was marked improvement for the young quarterback despite lacking consistent offensive talent outside of Mike Evans, at the skill positions. The addition of DeSean Jackson this offseason should be huge, as defenses will need to account for his deep speed. And rookies O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin were two of the more dynamic pass catching talents in this year's draft. Tampa Bay clearly went out of its way to find weapons that should not only help bolster Winston's production this season, but also for the next decade. It would not be at all surprising for Jameis to be knocking on the door of the top ten quarterback conversation by season's end.

11. Matthew Stafford, DET - Age 29

With Calvin Johnson hanging it up last offseason there was much debate about what would happen to the Lions passing game. Marvin Jones lit the world on fire with Stafford through the first few weeks, but ultimately is was the short and intermediate passing game that drove the Detroit offense. Entering his ninth NFL season it does look like Stafford has settled in at a fairly predictable level. While he's become a more efficient passer in the past couple seasons, we can assume a typical Stafford season is going to be somewhere in the 4200-4500 yard range for 16 games, with 25-30 touchdowns and about half that number of interceptions. It's a pretty solid baseline if you consider the fact that Detroit hasn't fielded a consistent running game in years, and once again decided to stand pat in that department this offseason. Despite entering his ninth campaign, Stafford won't turn 30 until next offseason so he should be counted on to maintain this production for some time.

12. Philip Rivers, LAC - Age 35

Few quarterbacks in the history of the NFL have been asked to do more with less over the past few seasons. Injuries, particularly at the receiver position and across the offensive line, have decimated this team of late. The emergence of Tyrell Williams last season, along with the addition of Hunter Henry in last year's draft and Mike Williams in the first round this spring, should give Rivers enough weapons to continue being productive from a fantasy standpoint. Keenan Allen also returns from another serious injury, but it's unknown what level he can get back to. Known throughout his career as a bit of gunslinger, Rivers led the league in interceptions again. But in his defense the Chargers defense, or lack thereof, required herculean efforts from him on nearly a weekly basis. Heading into his age 36 season the clock is ticking for the veteran quarterback, and despite rumblings that the Chargers were in the market for a quarterback in this past draft, nothing materialized. Rivers probably has at least a few more viable fantasy seasons left.

13. Drew Brees, NWO - Age 38

Heading into his age 38 season, Brees is still in the upper echelon of fantasy quarterbacks, but the question at this stage is, "For how long?" During the offseason the Saints dealt disgruntled receiver Brandin Cooks, who as talented as he was, never seemed to buy into his role in the New Orleans offense. Deep threat Ted Ginn adds a new dimension, but the biggest news in New Orleans is the revamped backfield. Mark Ingram remains the lead back and is coming off a season in which he totaled nearly 1400 yards (1043 rushing) and found the end zone ten times. But Adrian Peterson is going to see carries as well, and though aging, is now running behind a better offensive line than he has in years. And just for good measure the Saints selected arguably the draft's most complete back, Alvin Kamara, in the third round. Right now the plan is for the rookie to see work in a pass catching role. The Saints aren't taking the ball out of Drew Brees' hands anytime soon, but Brees has averaged more than 655 attempts per season since 2010, and this backfield is talented enough that it could push that number closer to 600 and potentially cut into his red zone attempts as well. It's also worth noting that Brees is in the final year of his contract so any extension talk needs to be monitored for dynasty purposes.

14. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT - Age 35

Retirement rumors swirled around Roethlisberger this offseason, as the now 35 year old quarterback has dealt with a multitude of injuries over his career. But even though his reputation for playing hurt has become the stuff of NFL legend, Big Ben has played a full 16 games just twice in past 8 seasons. The drafting of Josh Dobbs also raised some eyebrows, as the rookie quarterback has the requisite skill set to be an NFL starter, he just needs time to develop. Still, the production is there for the veteran quarterback, and he's going to threaten top ten fantasy status again this season. The Steelers also get Martavis Bryant back from suspension and added big bodied wideout Ju Ju Smith-Schuster in the draft. Poor play and inconsistency plagued the wide receivers so badly last season that Le'Veon Bell effectively served as the WR2 for Roethlisberger for most of the second half, trailing only Antonio Brown in targets. Health is going to be the biggest risk for Roethlisberger's future fantasy prospects, but a best guess is that he sticks around for at least a couple more seasons.

15. Carson Wentz, PHI - Age 24

The second overall pick in the draft last season, Wentz impressed enough early on that the Eagles were willing to deal Sam Bradford to Minnesota in the preseason. And while the rookie had some big performances in the first half, there was clearly a drop off in his play as the season wore on. This isn't unexpected for NFL rookies, particularly quarterbacks who were playing at North Dakota State just a year ago. But what is a bit concerning about Wentz is that he seemed far more comfortable and competent in the short passing game, than when he went downfield. That needs to change. In his defense the Eagles receiving situation was fairly putrid last season and they've done a lot to revamp the offense during the offseason. While Jordan Matthews has flashed the potential that made him a second round pick in 2014, he's never seemed fully comfortable in the WR1 role he was forced into when Jeremy Maclin departed. So it makes all the sense in the world that the Eagles went out and signed the top receiver on the market in free agency, Alshon Jeffery, as well as deep threat Torrey Smith. They have since traded Matthes to the Bills. They also used fourth and fifth round picks on wide receivers, Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson, who should also be in the mix. The Eagles have now put enough talent around Wentz that he needs to take a step forward this season, and there's no reason to believe he won't continue to develop.

16. Kirk Cousins, WAS - Age 29

With his two year contract battle with the Redskins still in full swing, Cousins is one of the hardest dynasty quarterbacks to predict. It seems unlikely a deal gets done before camp, which means Cousins should hit the open market at season's end. His top target, tight end Jason Reed, returns, as does promising slot receiver Jamison Crowder. But gone are DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, who combined for more than 200 targets last season, as each topped 1000 yards receiving. Washington brought in converted quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who showed promise as a receiver in Cleveland last season. And last year's top pick, Josh Doctson, has recovered from the Achilles injury that cost him all but two games of his rookie season. While both players are talented, there's enough inexperience here to assume this is an overall downgrade to the passing game. If the season is headed south early or the relationship between Cousins and the franchise deteriorates even further, there's always the chance the Redskins decide to pull the plug at some point. Regardless of how this all plays out, Cousins is a long term fantasy asset. But dynasty owners likely need be prepared for some uncertainty as well.

17. Eli Manning, NYG - Age 36 Daily League Sleepers

After a dismal 2016 campaign it appears the Giants offseason strategy was to get Eli Manning more toys, as the G-Men now have one of the best pass catching units in the league. With a year under his belt running back Paul Perkins is slated to be the starter and is a pass catching upgrade over predecessor Rashad Jennings, while Shane Vereen fills the passing downs back role. They added Brandon Marshall to keep teams from overloading on Odell Beckham, and second year receiver Sterling Shepard will now almost exclusively run out of the slot. Then, just for good measure, they used a first round pick on tight end Evan Engram, an elite athlete who can lineup all over the formation to create mismatches with his unique combination of size and speed. With this group Manning should be in line for a bounceback in his age 36 season. If not, the Giants may start hedging next offseason so that all of this young offensive talent doesn't go to waste.

18. Andy Dalton, CIN - Age 29

Last year was a forgettable one for the Cincinnati offense, as after the defections of Mohammed Sanu and Marvin Jones in the offseason, A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert both missed extensive time, Gio Bernard blew out his ACL in Week 11, and Jeremy Hill once again posted a yards per carry average in the 3's. On the bright side, rookie wideout Tyler Boyd saw more reps than he otherwise might have, Green is a full go for training camp, and the Bengals added three explosive rookies in wide receivers John Ross and the lesser known, Josh Malone, as well as running back Joe Mixon. While Dalton did top 4000 yards passing last season with a weak supporting cast, he totaled just 18 touchdown passes, the lowest of his NFL career. Entering his age 30 season Dalton should bounce back from a touchdown perspective, as the combination of Green and Ross is going to lead to some big plays for this offense going forward. Few quarterbacks are surrounded with as much talent as Dalton heading into 2017, at least on paper. But if this team can stay relatively healthy and the 2016 and 2017 draft picks fulfill their promise, Dalton could have some very sneaky long term fantasy upside.

19. Blake Bortles, JAX - Age 25

After a breakout 2015 fantasy campaign that was spurred on partly by Jacksonville's inability to stop opposing offenses, Bortles was due to regress a bit last season. Still, no one could have predicted just how poorly the young quarterback would play. The third pick overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, it appeared going into the season that the Jaguars had their quarterback of the future and with some fine-tuning were on the verge of playoff contention. But after the unmitigated disaster of last season, not only are the fantasy fortunes of the fourth year quarterback in question, but with a new regime at the helm in Jacksonville, Bortles may be playing for his NFL future. Without question, Bortles needs to make better decisions with the football. Something the edition of Leonard Fournette should help with, as the inconsistency of T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory clearly prompted using the fourth overall pick on the draft's top back. Ideally Bortles should see a downtick in passing attempts, as he's thrown the ball 600+ times in each of the past two seasons. And while the inflated fantasy stats of 2015 aren't likely to be repeated anytime soon, the combination of a more balanced offensive attack and taking care of the football could lead to enough production to make Bortles a viable weekly option again.

20. Ryan Tannehill, MIA - Age 29 Injury Update

The Dolphins clearly feel like they've hit on something with Jay Ajayi, as first year head coach Adam Gase turned this into a run-first attack after previous regimes failed at running the offense through Tannehill. And this may ultimately be to the quarterback's benefit as well. When a partial tear of his ACL ended his season in Week 14, Tannehill had the Dolphins offense firing on all cylinders. Despite projecting to throw for the lowest yardage total since his rookie season, Tannehill threw for 11 touchdowns over his last five games. The Dolphins have a strong supporting cast on offense and under Gase's leadership his role could evolve into something similar to what the Bengals look for out of Andy Dalton-something of a "ramped up" game manager. Heading into his age 29 season it looks unlikely that Tannehill is going to become the quarterback the Dolphins hoped they were drafting with a top ten pick, but if he can replicate the success of his first year under Gase and build upon it he makes for an interesting dynasty option with a rather safe floor.

21. Jared Goff, LAR - Age 22 Rising Stock

There is nothing about Goff's 2016 performance that suggests a big leap forward is imminent any time soon. Still, there's a reason the Rams took the rookie first overall in last year's draft, and even with a new coaching regime they aren't giving up on him yet. The first order of business was improving an offensive line that had Goff running for his life across his first seven NFL starts. But even when not being pressured, Goff was a train wreck and looked wildly overmatched. And outside of the offensive line help, the Rams really didn't do him any favors on a receiving front, overpaying for former Bills wideout Robert Woods to fill the WR1 role this offseason after overpaying gadget receiver/running back Tavon Austin last preseason, and then adding oversized, but plodding slot receiver Cooper Kupp in the draft. Fourth round wideout Josh Reynolds is an interesting piece, as are second year receiver Pharoh Cooper and tight end Tyler Higbee. But across the board the supporting cast is weak and lacks experience. It goes without saying that new coach Sean McVay is a huge upgrade for Goff. But while he needs to be rostered in all dynasty formats, he's unlikely to have much 2017 value and certainly has some long term bust potential at this point.

22. Carson Palmer, ARZ - Age 37 Rising Stock Injury Update

Palmer turns 38 this season, and it was evident in 2016 that he had lost some of the zip off his fastball, not to mention his deep ball. Still, Bruce Arians is a sharp enough coach to recognize the need for adjustments. And Palmer's second-half bore that out, as he seemed to get better as the season wore on. Assuming Palmer and the Cardinals can carry over that second-half momentum into this season, he offers some upside over his low draft day price. From a dynasty standpoint though, this is a crapshoot, as the veteran quarterback is already waxing poetic about his future, which is never a good sign for a 38 year old, especially one that isn't in the ranks of the elite to start with. He's fine to count on for 2017, but dynasty owners shouldn't plan for much beyond that.

23. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF - Age 25

With Tom Brady riding the pine due to suspension for the first month of the season, the Patriots were able to give Garoppolo some meaningful snaps to open 2016. While he looked like an NFL starter through a game and a half before going down with a shoulder injury, the jury is still out on his long term NFL future. He was a hot commodity in pre-draft trade rumors, but ultimately the Patriots decided to hang onto the young quarterback. Despite entering his age 40 season, Brady has shown no signs of slowing down and the Pats will need to address Garoppolo's future this coming offseason. There's probably still a very real trade market for him out there, but the Pats also have a very long history of marketing and selling marginal NFL quarterbacks that didn't deliver so this is certainly a "buyer beware" situation.

24. Paxton Lynch, DEN - Age 23 Injury Update

When John Elway and the Broncos used a late first round pick to acquire Lynch last spring, the consensus seemed to be that he simply wasn't ready to start right away. And that proved to be true, as the Broncos entered the season with Trevor Siemian under center. While Siemian was clearly ahead of Lynch last year, the gap between the two is reportedly already closing heading into camp. Lynch is an elite athlete for his size, but more importantly, can make all the NFL throws. Ultimately, he's going to wrestle the starter's role away from the game manager oriented Siemian, it's just a question of when. Odds are it's sooner rather than later, as the Broncos would be foolish to waste the remaining primes of Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. There will be some growing pains here, but there's also a strong potential upside.

25. Tyrod Taylor, BUF - Age 27

A dual threat quarterback, Taylor makes up for some of his physical limitations in the passing game with the ability to evade pressure, as well as to tuck it and run. Despite solid back-to-back seasons for the Bills, Buffalo remains non-committal on Taylor's long-term prospects with the franchise. There is also a new regime that may not see Taylor as the ideal fit for the new offensive scheme. Essentially, he's playing for his Buffalo and NFL future this season. T.J. Yates was brought in for his experience with new Offensive Coordinator, Rick Dennison's system and the Bills drafted Nathan Peterman for both his NFL-readiness as well as his fit. Taylor owners may need to be patient if he doesn't get off to a strong start, but in a quarterback-starved league he's going to get a shot as a starter somewhere next year even if things don't work out in Buffalo.

26. Deshaun Watson, HOU - Age 21 Rising Stock

When surveying the rookie quarterback landscape, Watson easily finds himself in the best landing spot of this year's class. The Texans have gone to the playoffs in back to back seasons despite lacking a legitimate NFL signal caller, which made moving up in the first round to take Watson a logical choice for Houston. While Watson may not have the same ceiling as some of the other quarterbacks in the 2017 class, he has the experience and resume to compete for the starting job from day one. The expectation is that Texans could very well roll with Tom Savage under center to open the season, but he's not the long term solution. And although Watson does need to improve some areas of his game, the former Clemson quarterback did lead his team to the National Championship game in each of the past two season, helping the Tigers to capture their second National Title in school history this past season. He should get his shot this season, and if he plays well he's going to hang onto the job for a long time.

27. Sam Bradford, MIN - Age 29 Injury Update

Traded to Minnesota after the injury to Teddy Bridgewater, Bradford set an NFL record last season with a 71.6% completion percentage. It's sort of comical given that he never topped 65.0% in any of his first five NFL seasons, but makes some sense when you consider all the short passes he threw playing behind one of the league's worst offensive lines and a running game that never got going. In fairness, he didn't turn the ball over, but let's not pretend he was marching the offense up and down the field. A former top overall pick, Bradford has been a complete bust to date. He should stay the caretaker of the position for 2017, but expect the Vikings to try to get a better handle on Bridgewater's future before they get serious about an extension for Bradford, who is entering his age 30 season and the final year of a contract that will pay $17 million this season.

28. Teddy Bridgewater, MIN - Age 24 Injury Update

Predicting Bridgewater's future after last pre-season's devastating knee injury is all but a guessing game at this point. There's still no timetable for his return, and at best he probably sees some time backing up Sam Bradford late in the season. Even with a healthy Bridgewater this team still has some glaring holes and is a year or two away from being a legitimate contender. It's likely Bradford stays under center for most, if not all of 2017, and if Bridgewater can get back to where he was then he will take over next season. His updates are worth keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues, as some owners aren't going to be interested in waiting out another lost season.

29. Joe Flacco, BAL - Age 32

Coming off an 8-8 season where they lost three of their final four games to miss the playoffs, word out of Ravens camp is that Flacco looks stronger and more consistent another offseason removed from a 2015 ACL tear. Interceptions continue to be a problem for the veteran quarterback, but the Ravens did go out of their way to add some receiving talent this offseason, an area they've been pretty deficient in the past few seasons due to both personnel and injuries. Danny Woodhead provides a dimension that's been missing out of the backfield for a while, and he, along with Jeremy Maclin are a nice fit that should be able to work across the field and underneath, with deep threat Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman clearing out the defense. While Flacco isn't getting any younger, there's a chance for a bounceback season, and he should be a matchup dependent fantasy starter for at least another few years.

30. Trevor Siemian, DEN - Age 25 Injury Update

While Siemian could start the year atop the depth chart for Denver, the Broncos know their future is Paxton Lynch. If he catches lightning in a bottle, maybe Siemian lasts the entire season as the starter, but long term he profiles as a strong backup and a game manager. When your biggest assets are being smart and protecting the football, posting big fantasy stats isn't really in the cards. Barring a major injury he should hang around the league for quite awhile, but there's little in the way of long term fantasy value here.

31. Colin Kaepernick, - Age 29

Kaepernick will turn 30 this season and has been banged up enough that he doesn't bring the elite rushing threat he did earlier in his career anymore. Still, the larger issue here is obviously public perception and his public statements. While he's still better than most backups and maybe even some NFL starters, the former fantasy darling is going to need to ratchet down his rhetoric and hope someone is still willing to take a chance on him if he wants to play in the NFL again.

32. DeShone Kizer, CLE - Age 21

Going into the 2016 college football season, Kizer was the top quarterback prospect on more than a few draft boards. But a poor junior season in which he failed to live up to expectations, and was even benched at times, sent Kizer's stock tumbling to the point where many questioned his choice to leave school a year early. Still, Kizer looks the part of NFL quarterback at 6'4" and 235lbs, with excellent mobility and a big time arm. He's still a long way from fulfilling the Steve McNair comparisons that have been thrown around, but you can't teach size and athleticism. The expectation had been that Kizer would land in a spot that allowed him to compete in camp, but ultimately had him spend most of year one watching from the sideline. And while that still may be the case, reports out of Cleveland suggest that he may be in the mix for early playing time after all. The Browns have done a solid job of acquiring building block-type talent on both sides of the ball, and if they believe getting Kizer under center sooner will help speed up the clock on their rebuilding effort, with his dual threat ability the rookie could offer some interesting upside for 2017 and certainly needs to be on the radar of every dynasty owner. He's going to open camp competing with Cody Kessler for the starting nod and should garner the backup role unless he's thoroughly and completely outplayed by Brock Osweiler, which no one expects.

33. Cody Kessler, CLE - Age 24

Kessler will be in the running for the starting quarterback job in Cleveland. That said, this is still a Browns team that is a long ways away on the offensive side of the football, used a second round pick in the draft on DeShone Kizer, and still has Brock Osweiler on the roster. Of the three quarterbacks, Kessler is the one that would be classified as a game manager, lacking a lot of upside and without a big time arm. He's good at limiting mistakes and takes care of the football so he could easily wind up leading the team in starts this season. But his profile is that of a fringe starter or career backup so the long term prognosis is less than fantastic.

34. Alex Smith, KC - Age 33

Despite continuing to lead the Chiefs to the playoffs, Alex Smith has been unable to guide the team past the Divisional Round. A savvy veteran quarterback, Smith has done just enough to get the job done over the past four seasons. But with Kansas City moving up in the first round to take Patrick Mahomes in the draft, it would appear Smith's stint as the Chiefs quarterback may be coming to a close. Mahomes isn't NFL-ready at this point, but he's a plus athlete with a big time arm and had arguably the highest ceiling of any quarterback in the draft. Smith on the other hand, doesn't offer much in fantasy upside to start with, and now the clock is seemingly ticking on his time in Kansas City.

35. Jay Cutler, MIA - Age 34 Injury Update
36. Robert Griffin III, - Age 27

Training camps open in less than a month and Griffin remains unsigned. His career is on life-support and there's no reason to hang onto him in any fantasy format.

37. Brian Hoyer, NE - Age 31

Entering his age 32 season, Hoyer continues to find starting quarterback gigs in the NFL. He's basically a serviceable enough caretaker at the position and a good locker room presence so he makes a lot of sense for quarterback needy teams in rebuild mode. And that's where he finds himself is San Francisco. He'll help Kyle Shannan teach and run the new offense while the 49ers continue to rebuild and hunt for their future franchise signal caller. Expect Hoyer to hover in the early-mid twenties as far as 2017 fantasy quarterback values go, with maybe a season or two of relevance left in deeper or 2-QB dynasty formats. It's worth noting that while he has played well when given the chance at his last three stops, San Francisco has arguably the worst supporting cast he's played with in some time.

38. Connor Cook, OAK - Age 24

Out of desperation the Raiders needed to roll with Cook as the starter in the Wild Card round of the playoffs after Derek Carr's horrific Week 16 leg injury and Matt McGloin's shoulder injury in Week 17. It went predictably awful, prompting the offseason signing of E.J. Manual with McGloin ultimately signing with Philadelphia. No one expected much of Cook in his rookie season so the poor playoff showing wasn't all that surprising. That said, the signing of Manuel and reports that he's running as the number 2 heading into camp are a bit concerning for Cook's future. He was never going to unseat Carr as the starter in Oakland, but the Raiders did trade up to select him in the fourth round last year and he was widely considered a solid prospect. His preseason play should help shed some light on any potential long term value.

39. Mitchell Trubisky, CHI - Age 23

The signing of Mike Glennon saves the Bears from having to throw Trubisky into the fire in Week 1. Still, it's hard to take a quarterback second overall in the modern day NFL and then leave him on the bench all season. Trubisky catapulted to top quarterback in the draft after just one full year as the starter at North Carolina. And while that does give some pause, there's little doubt that the physical tools are all there. He has a pretty high ceiling, but he's also not for faint of heart because there's virtually no floor here either. The situation reminds a bit of Carson Wentz last season, and frankly, their games are similar enough to make that a fair comparison. The top quarterback in the draft obviously needs to be owned in dynasty formats, even if there's no immediate path to playing time.

40. Chase Daniel, NWO - Age 30

Despite being undersized and lacking an NFL arm, Daniel has now managed to hang around the league for nine seasons after signing a one year deal with the Saints. A heady, mobile signal caller that plays a bit like a poor man's Doug Flutie, Daniel is purely Drew Brees insurance, as he's an upgrade over current backup Luke McCown.

41. Mike Glennon, CHI - Age 27

Glennon signed with the Bears with the thinking that he could carve out a role as starting quarterback. But with the Bears taking Mitchell Trubisky second overall in the draft, Glennon doesn't have much margin for error. Chicago clearly saw something in Trubisky that made them take the leap even after handing Glennon a three-year $45 million dollar contract (although less than half of that is guaranteed) and comparing him to Joe Flacco (we're assuming that was a compliment). Still, Glennon has his work cut out for him given the lack of receiving talent on the roster. After Cam Meredith, who surprised last season, the Bears are hoping former top ten pick Kevin White can stay healthy for more than a month and one of the veteran receivers whose teams let walk in the offseason, including Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton, and Victor Cruz, still has something left in the tank. It's hardly an ideal situation.

42. Jacoby Brissett, IND - Age 24

A developmental prospect, Brissett was actually thrust into action in 2017 when Jimmy Garoppolo went down against Miami in Week 2. He then led the Pats to another victory over the Texans in Week 3 before it all came crashing down to earth against the Bills the following week. Still, Brissett only turned the ball over once (on a fumble), rushed for a touchdown, and completed 61.8% of his passes over a little more than two games last season. While he was limited by a thumb injury that ultimately required surgery, Brissett showed more last season than anyone expected. If the Pats do choose to part with Jimmy Garoppolo in the next twelve months, Brissett would inherit the backup job behind Brady.

43. Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB - Age 34

Fitzmagic would only be called on in the case of a Jameis Winston injury. But were this to happen, he might actually be intriguing from a fantasy perspective. There's no denying he was atrocious with the Jets last season, but that situation was bad from the jump. He can't carry an offense on his own, but he's far from the worst backup in the league and would be surrounded by a bevy of offensive talent. There's no long term value here, as he'll turn 35 this season and backup gigs like this one year contract from the Bucs are likely to be how he remains in the league.

44. Brock Osweiler, DEN - Age 26

Well that escalated quickly, huh? After bolting Denver to sign a huge offseason contract with the Texans last spring, Osweiler played poorly, battled with coaches, and ultimately got himself shipped out of town...to Cleveland. And while it sounds like the Texans were even trying to punish him with that landing spot, it's actually much worse. The reality is that Cleveland took on his salary for 2017 in an NBA salary dump-type trade, knowing that they only had to eat his $16 million salary this season before wiping him from the books. Without a starting quarterback heading into the season, Osweiler will at least have a shot at the Browns job in camp. But barring an injury to either rookie DeShone Kizer or Cody Kessler, it's difficult to see Brock having any 2017 value, much less beyond that, unless he were to land with a team in need of immediate help at quarterback.

45. Cardale Jones, LAC - Age 24

Jones is worth keeping an eye on, not because he has a chance to win the Bills quarterback job (he doesn't), but for where he might land when he's cut. With Tyrod Taylor the likely starter and T.J. Yates added for his experience with the new offense and coaching regime, Jones needs a huge camp just to hang around. Fifth round rookie Nathan Peterman is almost a lock for a roster spot and will get a chance to run the offense once the Bills move on from Taylor, which could conceivably happen at the end of the season.

46. Patrick Mahomes, KC - Age 21

Moving up to draft Mahomes sent a pretty clear signal that the Chiefs have decided they've gone as far as they can go with Alex Smith under center. While not in line for immediate playing time, Mahomes has arguably the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this draft. He has good wheels, but is far more concerned with using them to prolong plays than to take off downfield. He also has the biggest arm in this draft class by far. The trick is going to be settling him down and getting him to stay in the pocket. He's a straight up gunslinger who always thinks there's a play to be made, and his natural ability and enough positive outcomes kept him improvising throughout his career at Texas Tech. He won't be able to get away with some of that stuff at the NFL level, but that said, he's also so good that some of it is still going to work. You couldn't find a more polar opposite of Alex Smith if you tried so it will be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out, both with the coaches and the fans. Expect him to drive Andy Reid a bit insane early in his career, but if he develops he could be very very good.

47. Garrett Grayson, NWO - Age 26
48. Blaine Gabbert, ARZ - Age 27 Daily League Sleepers

Carson Palmer will turn 38 this year, and Drew Stanton (33 years old) was an unmitigated disaster when Palmer missed time with concussion last season. So it only made sense that the Cardinals looked to add some younger experience at the position. Gabbert wasn't exactly good in his stint as the starter in San Francisco last season, but he should represent an upgrade over Stanton, particularly given the giant upgrade in supporting cast. He's Palmer insurance for now, but the Cardinals also lack an heir apparent behind the aging veteran so Gabbert, still just 27 years old, could have some sneaky deep league value if he can impress in camp and the preseason.

49. Geno Smith, NYG - Age 26

Smith is recovering from a torn ACL, and there's some question about his availability in time for camp. Even with that in mind, he's at best the backup to Eli Manning, who is only 36 years old and was just gifted a number of new offensive weapons. Smith will also need to compete with Davis Webb, who the Giants thought highly enough of to burn a third round pick, and last year's third stringer, Josh Johnson. Smith probably represents a slight upgrade over Johnson for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations and needs more than a rookie as insurance behind Manning.

50. Brett Hundley, GB - Age 24

Hundley is a super intriguing quarterback for deeper dynasty leagues. A talented quarterback coming out of college, his lack of pocket presence and tendency to tuck the ball saw him fall all the way to the fifth round in the 2015 draft. Now, entering his third season he gives Green Bay a viable backup to Aaron Rodgers. But his continued development has also made him a valuable trade chip for the franchise, and rumor has it he was almost dealt during this past draft. Expect Green Bay to feature him enough during the preseason to raise some interest, but unless they feel confident about one of their other options or think they can sign a competent veteran, Hundley's best chance to see the field would be an injury to Rodgers or getting dealt next offseason before he comes up for contract.

51. Tom Savage, HOU - Age 27 Injury Update

All signs point to Savage starting the season as the Texans quarterback, but it's difficult to envision a scenario where he hangs onto the job for the entire year. Still, this is a Texans team that has perennially made the playoffs with a cast of characters at the quarterback position so they aren't going to rush Deshaun Watson into the role until he's ready. Although Savage has been adequate in limited duties over the past couple seasons, he profiles merely as a game manager with little to no fantasy upside. He may be worth a flyer in 2017 given the offensive talent around him, but his ceiling is probably something in the Alex Smith-type range this season, and a backup role beyond that.

52. Christian Hackenberg, NYJ - Age 22

The word out of the Jets organization is that they've been happy with Hackenberg's offseason improvement, after last year's second round pick essentially took a redshirt season. While the news is at least a little encouraging, it's worth noting that Hackenberg had been so bad to this point that he really had nowhere to go but up. If he somehow wins the job over Josh McCown, he would be hands down the worst starting quarterback in the league. If he doesn't, he and Bryce Petty will battle it out for "next man up" status for whenever McCown misses time (because that's happening). Hackenberg is starting to take on somewhat of a Tim Tebow, Johnny Manziel (pre-meltdown) mystique, in that some scouts and analysts believe he can eventually develop into an NFL quarterback, while others don't even believe he belongs in the league. His preseason is going to tell us a lot.

53. Nathan Peterman, BUF - Age 23

Peterman isn't a high upside prospect, but he was widely considered the most pro-ready quarterback coming into the draft. And even though he was a fifth round selection it would take a colossal bust of a camp for him to not make the roster this season. We've now watched the Bills and Tyrod Taylor do the same dance for three straight offseasons, and it's pretty clear Taylor and the franchise don't see eye-to-eye on his NFL value, despite a couple solid seasons as the starter. The new regime appears to have little confidence that Cardale Jones ever grows into an NFL caliber quarterback and T.J. Yates is locked into a backup/de facto coaching role with his former offensive coordinator. If Taylor falters at all we could see snaps from Peterman this season. And even if that doesn't happen the Bills may let Taylor walk, in which case Peterman could have a real chance at the starting job as early as next year.

54. Josh McCown, NYJ - Age 38

The Jets signed McCown to give them a viable veteran as they look to tank undergo a massive rebuild in 2017. At 38 years old, McCown has absolutely no long term value and a few glaring issues put even his 2017 fantasy outlook in jeopardy. First, the Jets let Brandon Marshall walk and cut Eric Decker this offseason. And while they've amassed a fairly talented group of young wideouts, outside of Quincy Enunwa there's not a ton of NFL experience here. Second, Christian Hackenberg may not actually be as bad as everyone thought and it's likely the Jets will give him some starts this season. And finally, McCown simply can't stay healthy. His career is almost over, and even when handed the starting job in Cleveland each of the past couple seasons, he still only played in 13 total games.

55. Joshua Dobbs, PIT - Age 22

Dobbs makes an intriguing long term prospect, particularly for Roethlisberger owners in dynasty formats. Landry Jones is pretty clearly not the future franchise quarterback in Pittsburgh, but he should again assume backup duties this season. Dobbs is the far superior prospect. He has NFL size, a big time arm, and very real running ability outside the pocket. Although he probably needs to add a little weight to a somewhat lanky frame, all the tools are there. He was a hot pre-draft prospect, as his combination of smarts (quite literally a rocket scientist-he was an aerospace engineering major at Tennessee) and physical tools make him an ideal developmental prospect. If he can clean up accuracy issues and footwork, improve his decision making, and take care of the football, we may look back and say the Steelers stole one here in a few years.

56. AJ McCarron, CIN - Age 27

As one of the better backups in the league, McCarron has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors the past two offseasons. In 2015 he played well in place of Andy Dalton late in the season. A National Champion at Alabama, his talent was questioned coming into the league, but his pedigree and reputation as a winner never were. It's difficult to know what he would do with a full season worth of starts, but he's a smart quarterback that can run an offense and make the NFL throws. If you're making a list of half dozen quarterbacks in the league that are likely starters on lesser teams, he's on it.

57. Davis Webb, NYG - Age 22

Webb has no 2017 fantasy value barring something crazy happening, but Eli Manning is entering his age 36 season and management made comments ahead of the draft that it might be time to start planning for the future. Using a third round selection on Davis Webb is certainly a step in that direction. Webb took over the starting job at Cal after Jared Goff left for the NFL last season so his resume is limited. Given his size and athleticism, more than a few saw him as one of the better options in this year's quarterback class. Still, he needs a lot of work to be NFL ready and deserves roster consideration in only the deepest of dynasty leagues.

58. Matt Barkley, - Age 26

Barkley showed some ability in taking over for the Bears when Brian Hoyer went down last season. Ironically, he now finds himself behind Hoyer again in San Francisco to open the season. Plagued by inconsistency and turnovers in the latter part of the year, Barkley's fantasy value is minimal, save for the fact that he's on 49ers roster, which means he could ultimately see some starts again this season. His long term fantasy value is likely very low to nonexistent.

59. C.J. Beathard, SF - Age 23

Beathard was the surprise "reach" quarterback of the draft, with the 49ers trading up to take him in the third round when most teams had a late round grade on him. Kyle Shanahan apparently loved the kid and was making Kirk Cousins comparisons in the 49ers war room during the draft. How legit that is, remains to be seen. For most of the league he profiles as more of a poor man's Cody Kessler and should start the season third on the team's depth chart. But every quarterback on San Francisco's depth chart has a very real chance to start at some point, so he at least that that going for him, which is nice.

60. Chad Kelly, DEN - Age 23 Injury Update

Kelly is likely to redshirt 2017 as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in November, and wrist surgery he underwent ahead of the draft. With all the free time he's definitely a wild card, as his off the field antics have already cost dearly. Still, the Broncos quarterback situation has little clarity, and there's a very real possibility that neither Siemian nor Lynch win the job outright this season. That could open the door for Kelly to compete in 2018. He's far from safe, but the arm talent is there, he's got plus mobility, and the kid is a gamer. Again, the odds he makes it through a year's worth of free time without incident are low, but if he does he's going to get a chance to stick in the league, as he has the talent.

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