The depth at the quarterback position in 2017 is good news for fantasy owners. While it has become increasingly popular to wait on quarterback in fantasy drafts, this year’s depth allows owners even more room to wait while stocking up on skill position players.
It is difficult to advise anything other than waiting late to draft a quarterback this year, unless a player like Aaron Rodgers is slipping well below his ADP (average draft position). In this case, you may opt to go ahead and select him since you are getting the best player at a position for a good price.
My go-to strategy this year will be to wait until the double digit rounds, and draft quarterbacks in back-to-back rounds. There are about 20 quarterbacks I would feel comfortable starting the season with. The difference between the top performing quarterback and quarterback 12 each season is negligible.
It would be no surprise to me if any of the top 20 quarterbacks in my rankings finished as a top 12 quarterback. Doubling up on quarterback in the later rounds increases your odds that you will find a quarterback that has a stellar season. Doing this last year would have allowed you to find Matt Ryan who well over-performed his ADP.
This is my first set of quarterback rankings for the season, and will continue to update my rankings throughout the preseason. The ADP column shows where a player is currently being drafted (66 stands for 66th pick) courtesy of Fantasy Pros. As always, leave a fantasy question in the comments section, or reach out to me on Twitter @JonDAdams.
Fantasy Football Rankings 2017: Quarterbacks
|1||Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers||17|
|2||Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints||32|
|3||Tom Brady, New England Patriots||23|
|4||Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts||63|
|5||Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks||58|
|6||Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders||76|
|7||Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons||39|
|8||Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers||74|
|9||Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans||81|
|10||Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Bucs||75|
|11||Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys||90|
|12||Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers||94|
|13||Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions||108|
|14||Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins||82|
|15||Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers||112|
|16||Eli Manning, New York Giants||136|
|17||Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals||154|
|18||Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals||146|
|19||Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles||145|
|20||Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills||139|
|21||Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens||199|
|22||Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs||191|
|23||Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams||308|
|24||Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars||192|
|25||Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans||174|
|26||Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins||223|
|27||Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings||214|
|28||Mike Glennon, Chicago Bears||–|
|29||Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos||336|
|30||Josh McCown, New York Jets||–|
|31||Brian Hoyer, San Francisco 49ers||326|
|32||Brock Osweiler, Cleveland Browns||334|