What quarterback is the best ranked in the fantasy league? Who would know best, a person or a computer? Why not both? The top five quarterbacks to make the cut were picked by an advanced computer model while the remaining 5 will be chosen from the subjective mind of a person. Who can you trust: man or machine?
Tom Brady is in serious need of back-up as wide receiver Julian Edelman fell to an ACL tear. Edelman made 98 catches last season, which means Brady will have to work that much harder in his absence, but I believe Tommy Boy can do it!
Cam Newton is an elite quarterback for the Carolina Panther. However, he barely made the top 5 since he has just recently recovered from a torn rotator cuff. But what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. He may come out even better than before. He’s definitely good enough to make the top 5, which is saying a lot. And I didn’t pick Cam, the computer did…
The quarterback of the New Orleans Saints Drew Brees is another phenomenal quarterback who made the top 5 list. He has thrown 30+ touchdowns these past 9 season. However, he’ll be missing his top wide receiver Brandin Cooks, which will likely pose a challenge for Mr. Brees.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tops the list. An advanced computer model, which ranked the top quarterbacks, gave Rodgers a value of 100 (the highest possible score). Tom Brady comes in at second place with a 13-point drop-off (value of 87).
Alright. Alright. Enough jibber-jabber. Let’s get to the Fantasy Football’s top 25 quarterback rankings for Week 1 of the season. The first five are chosen by an advanced computer model from SportsLine, while the finale five have been selected by the time-tested structure of the human mind.
Fantasy Football Rankings 2017: Top 25 Quarterback Poll Week 1
- Aaron Rodgers
- Tom Brady
- Matt Ryan
- Drew Brees
- Cam Newton
- Ben Roethlisberger
- Russell Wilson
- Derek Carr
- Marcus Mariota
- Kirk Cousins