It’s finally here! Let’s take a look at the top 16 quarterbacks for week 1.
There’s been some big news recently. Between injuries, trades and suspensions there are questions that loom. let’s take a look at some here.
I’d grab the top-tier guys late round one, early round two in deeper leagues. There’s a few rookies that could help out. Generally they don’t get going until year two. One rookie cracks my top 30. Keenan Allen was the rare rookie last season to go over 1,000 yards and should build off that.
Jamaal Charles went from a good fantasy player to the star to own. Doug martin returns from injury in Tampa and a handful of rookies hope to crack the line-ups with their teams. Here’s my top 40 and their handcuffs. I’m not big on handcuffs usually. But you do need to know the names behind your starters.
If you’re drafting soon, here’s my top twelve fantasy picks. Based on a standard league. Not much would change in a PPR format here. Later rounds for sure. I really think you can’t go wrong with either of the top 3 guys here.
Kansas City was huge for fantasy owners last year. The Patriots and Broncos have added pieces and should be defenses to own in 2014. Streaming defenses is a good way to play the match ups. You may want to carry two if you have a transaction fee per roster move if you have mediocre defenses. Remember, kick/punt returning counts!
Jimmy Graham has a new contract and Rob Gronkowski hopes to play week one after a laundry list of injuries. This position can get thin quickly when players start going down.
Peyton Manning is back with most of his parts this season. Nick Foles surprised us all and should have another nice year. Brady’s numbers were down, But he hopes for a healthier cast around him. Cam Newton could have a down year after surgery and many new faces in Carolina.
There’s always players that get drafted higher than they should. Some have had success in early years and aren’t what they should be. Others stock can be hurt by a bad quarterback or offensive line. Let’s take a look on some names I’m going to avoid drafting too high or at all this season.
Lacy, Bernard and Keenan Allen were just a few of the stand out rookies in 2013. Here’s some names to keep in mind when you draft. They are in no particular order. As we’ve seen, anyone can become a key member of your roster. Rookies usually aren’t worth a high draft pick. But do add depth and starting ability.