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2019 QB Rankings: Pre-Draft

Patrick Mahomes

While it is still very early in the process NFL Free Agency and the rapidly approaching NFL Draft got me thinking about my initial leans for the upcoming fantasy football season. I will be posting my initial thoughts for each position over the next few days starting with 2019 QB Rankings.

These ranks are just a jumping off point as much will change with the draft, potential trades and as I dig into more data and info. Stay tuned throughout the lead up to Fake Pigskin for rankings updates.

RankPlayerTeam
1Patrick MahomesKansas City Cheifs
2Andrew LuckIndianapolis Colts
3Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers
4Baker MayfieldCleveland Browns
5Jared GoffLos Angeles Rams
6Deshaun WatsonHouston Texans
7Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints
8Cam NewtonCarolina Panthers
9Phillip RiversLos Angeles Chargers
10Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburgh Steelers
11Russel WilsonSeattle Seahawks
12Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons
13Tom BradyNew England Patriots
14Carson WentzPhiladelphia Eagles
15Jimmy GarapoloSan Francisco 49ers
16Josh AllenBuffalo Bills
17Jameis WinstonTampa Bay Buccaneers
18Kirk CousinsMinnesota Vikings
19Dak PrescottDallas Cowboys
20Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions
21Mitch TrubiskyChicago Bears
22Joe FlaccoDenver Broncos
23Lamar JacksonBaltimore Ravens
24Derek CarrOakland Raiders
25Ryan FitzpatrickMiami Dolphins
26Nick FolesJacksonville Jaguars
27Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals
28Marcus MariotaTennessee Titans
29Josh RosenArizona Cardinals
30Sam DarnoldNew York Jets

Heading into this season you will likely read about the QB that will be this years Patrick Mahomes. That player does not exist. Mahomes was a very unique case that between talent and circumstance was able to put together one of the best seasons in NFL history. I was an early adopter to Mahomes but even I did not see that coming.

That said, there will be some middle round QB targets that will have the opportunity to outperform their ADP. Two QBs stand out based upon early ADP as potential values heading into draft season.

Rams Jared Goff

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Jared Goff

Per Fantasy Football Calculator Jared Goff is QB12 and coming off the board in the middle of the 9th round. He was able to finish as QB7 last season despite really struggling following the Rams bye week. The loss of WR Cooper Kupp was a big blow to the Rams offense and Goff. His return should help Goff approach the top 5 QB again this season.

Ben Roethlisberger

The fantasy death of Ben Roethlisberger will be a fun narrative to follow this off-season. Yes Antonio Brown, an all world WR is gone but that doesn’t mean Big Ben should fall to the streamer class of QBs.

He still has Juju Smith-Schuster, who looks to be in the top 10 and possibly top 5 discussion amongst WRs this season. The Steelers also have James Washington, Donte Moncrief, Vance McDonald and others who can step this season. While none of those players will replace the production by themselves, as a group the production should be just fine. Big Ben was QB3 last year. Even if he takes a slight step back he should outperform his QB16 draft day price.

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