Here are my Fantasy Football Draft rankings for NFL Quarterbacks in the 2011 season. I took most scoring systems into consideration when developing the list and broke this year’s QBs into 5 TIERS.
Wally D.’s 2011 QB Strategy: Do not draft your QB early. You should be able to draft a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Quarterback from my rankings in a 10 or 12 person draft. I recommend waiting to be the last person to draft a QB and then draft TWO (2) quarterbacks in back-to-back rounds. Be sure to visit my Fantasy Football Website Wally D. Fantasy Football, Good luck!
TIER 1 – Fantasy Greatness
1. Aaron Rodgers – G.B.
Undisputed. This guys gonna throw a ton.
2. Michael Vick – PHIL
Leading the Dream Team – I remember a long time ago when a #23 Michael led the Dream Team…
3. Drew Brees – N.O.
The Mardi Gras quarterback will be a top 5 in 2011.
4. Phillip Rivers – S.D.
In for another regular season thanks to Vincent Jackson
5. Matt Ryan – ATLA
Star pick! With his upside, I’m thinking Matt can finish in the top 3 this year.
6. Tom Brady – N.E.
On his way down – But still a Top Tier Quarterback
7. Peyton Manning – INDI
Another one on the way down…. But still in the top tier.
TIER 2 – All is Good
8. Matt Schaub – HOUS
With Andre Johnson to throw to, there’s no reason that Schaub couldn’t finish 2011 as an elite fantasy Quarterback.
9. Jay Cutler – CHIC
Could throw a ton of Touchdowns, if his offensive line needs to keep him upright.
10. Mark Sanchez – NYJT
Surrounded by weapons – Serious questions about his abilities if he doesn’t push it to the next level this year.
11. Tony Romo – DALL
Safe Pick. You know what you’re getting with Romo.
12. Kevin Kolb – ARIZ
A week schedule for Arizona puts this guy into the 2nd tier. Help me Larry Fitzgerald, you’re my only hope.
TIER 3 – Better Pick Someone Quick!
13. Ben Roethlisberger – PITT
Only Mike Wallace will help keep Big Ben consistant.
14. Matt Cassell – K.C.
Tough, tough schedule for Cassell this year.
15. Matt Stafford – DETR
He’s throwing to Calvin Johnson so he has a lot of upside – BUT, can he stay healthy – AND this is Detroit we’re talking about.
16. Sam Bradford – ST.L
SLEEPER! Take him as your #2 QB and enjoy!
17. Joe Flacco – BALT
You’ll hear it here first – Flacco takes a step back this year.
18. Eli Manning – NYGT
Not much upside on Eli. You get what you get.
19. Kyle Orton – DENV
If he stays in Denver this year, I may move Kyle up a few. He gets no R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
TIER 4 – The Leftovers
20. Josh Freeman – T.B.
Listed this high only because of his upside. Could finish higher or way lower.
21. Jason Campbell – OAKL
23. Donovan McNabb – MINN
Epic Fail. No Rice.
24. Matt Hasselbeck – TENN
Will struggle in Tennessee.
25. David Gerrard – JACK
So… when are the Jaguars moving to Los Angeles?
26. Alex Smith – S.F.
Has the weapons but not the skills.
27. Rex Grossman – WASH
“Rex is our Quarterback”
TIER 5 – Crud
28. Chad Henne – MIAM
Brandon Marshall would rather have Kyle Orton
29. Colt McCoy – CLEV
Maybe some upside in a couple of years.
30. Ryan Fitzpatrick – BUFF
At least I didn’t rank him last.
31. Jimmy Claussen – CARO
32. Andy Dalton – CINC
Oh my. Ouch.
Sam Bradford – ST.L
Donovan McNabb – MINN
WILDCARD (High Risk, High Reward)
Kevin Kolb – ARIZ
Tavarius Jackson – SEAT
Coming soon… 2011 Running back rankings.
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