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Fantasy Football: Dynasty QB Top 10
The NFL Draft has come and gone, and fantasy players are salivating for rankings for their upcoming rookie drafts in Dynasty formats. I’ll be helping you prepare for any rookie draft you have and we’ll be starting with the QB position. Dynasty QB rankings can be very tricky, as you not only have to evaluate a players skill set with his new team, but his opportunity to contribute quickly.
1. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles – Many will not have Wentz as #1, but I think he is more pro ready than most. If Wentz played his system at Cal and Jared Goff played his system at North Dakota, Wentz would have been the slam dunk #1 QB in the draft. Wentz may have to wait a year, although that depends on if incumbent QB Sam Bradford has stopped crying in time for training camp. Wentz will have some bumps, but does have a couple young WRs in Jordan Matthews and Nelson Algholor to help with the NFL transition.
2. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams – The Rams made a big splash by taking Goff after they paid up in a big way to move up to #1 overall, and the LA crowd probably won’t have to wait long to see the newest QB. Goff will only have to beat out QBs Nick Foles and Case Keenum out of camp, and it’s hard to see why he wouldn’t. The biggest questions with Goff are how he can transition from a spread offense and how much help outside of RB Todd Gurley does he have?
3. Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos – The Broncos moved up in the first round to snag Lynch, so they must think he’s the real deal. Lynch is actually a pretty good fit for what Head Coach Gary Kubiak likes to do, and only has QB Mark Sanchez in front of him on the depth chart right now. Although Lynch will struggle in the passing game to start his career, he can be an asset on the ground. Rushing yards from a QB is like a cheat code in fantasy. Lynch is a very close 3 for me, he almost beat Goff.
4. Cardale Jones, Buffalo Bills – This may look out of place, but I believe Jones is much better as an actual QB than given credit for. There were too many rumors about Buffalo taking a QB early for me to not think Jones will have a legit shot at some point. He’ll have a strong running game to lean on, and having an all world level WR in Sammy Watkins won’t hurt either. Jones needs to work on his touch on shorter throws, but has an NFL body and arm.
5. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys – We all know QB Tony Romo is not the picture of health, especially with his collarbone issues. He is a good athlete that also has some rushing ability, and will be playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. He is certainly a work in progress and needs to improve in quite a few aspects of his game, but there is definite upside to chase here.
6. Jeff Driskel, San Francisco 49ers – Driskel is the definition of NFL QB size standing at 6’4” and 234 pounds. He brings a lot of tools to the 49ers, and it is still a mess in front of him. QB Colin Kaepernick has requested a trade, and Blaine Gabbert is just a place holder. There is a serious lack of weapons around him, but it’s not hard to see him as the starter within a year or two. He could do very well in a Chip Kelly offense with his skillset.
7. Christian Hackenberg, New York Jets – The Jets have a crowded QB room, and that’s without Ryan Fitzpatrick. Hackenberg is going to be a project, and it seems everyone is either on the side of he’s going to be amazing or he’s going to be terrible. The truth likely lies in the middle, and Hackenberg would have a good offense to step into. Hackenberg has some accuracy issues but certainly has the ability to work them out.
8. Connor Cook, Oakland Raiders – Cook slid further than many had pegged before the draft, and consequently fell into a bad spot for his dynasty stock. Not only does he have to answer questions about being a good teammate, he’s behind on of the better young QBs in the game in Derek Carr. Cook will be best served to play a game or two and really play lights out to maybe force a trade. The Raiders have to be hoping to flip him sometime in the next 2-3 seasons. If Cook does play in Oakland, he steps into a loaded offense led by WR Amari Cooper.
9. Kevin Hogan, Kansas City Chiefs – Hogan has arm limitations, is questionable reading a defense and may have fairly limited upside. Sounds like…current Chiefs QB Alex Smith. Smith is already 31, and the Chiefs really have nobody else to back him up other than Hogan. Head Coach Andy Reid know how to get the best out of any QB; just don’t expect to hit a home run late with Hogan.
10. Jacoby Brissett, New England Patriots – In total honesty, I’ve never heard of Brissett until draft day. Some of the reasons he makes this list? QB Tom Brady is nearing 40, and we have no idea what Jimmy Garoppolo is capable of(although we may find out Weeks 1-4). Brissett has deep ball accuracy issues, but that won’t be too problematic in New England’s offense. I’ll happily throw a dart at anyone Coach Bill Belichick thinks can play.
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