QB Rankings - Value Picks

A few QBs I like this year relative to where they are being ranked:

  • Andrew Luck is a young (yet mature) gun slinger. He should be the first QB taken in your draft, despite not being ranked first by most sites. In 2014, at the age of 25 years old, Luck led the league in TD passes and was third in passing yards (behind only Drew Brees and Big Ben). Additionally, he led the league in completions of 20+ yards and was tied for throwing the most 40+ yard completions. With wideout Andre Johnson replacing WR Reggie Wayne as well as RB Frank Gore adding depth to the depleted Indianapolis backfield, Andrew Luck’s fourth NFL season is destined to be spectacular for his fantasy owners. 
  • ‘Big Ben’ Roethlisberger tied Drew Brees last year for the most passing yards in the league. Big Ben is coming off his best fantasy season since 2007, ending as the number five fantasy QB in standard leagues. With Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Markus Wheaton, Ben Roethlisberger has one of the best, young wide receiver corps in the league. Even if he can’t repeat his back-to-back six TD games, Ben averaged 15 points per game excluding these two games where he single-handedly won fantasy matchups for his owners.  
  • Tom Brady will be under-drafted in upcoming drafts as owners will not want to deal with his current four game suspension (as of this writing). However, this punishment could be lessened or lifted all together. Brady could be a sneaky pick this year. He ended as the ninth best fantasy QB last year despite only throwing one TD in each of his first four games and scoring single digit fantasy points in three of those games. You'll be able to mix and match free agent QBs for the first four weeks (including second year Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo), and then watch out because Brady will be coming back with a vengeance. 
  • Ryan Tannehill can’t complain about who he’s throwing to this year. He will start 2015 with a set of speedy wide receivers and a spectacle at tight end: Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Jordan Cameron. Tannehill took a big step up last year, achieving career highs in most categories. He looks to take another big step up in 2015 in Bill Lazor’s second year as offensive coordinator. 

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