For fantasy football owners looking for a quarterback who’ll put them over the top, then these five are the must have fantasy quarterbacks for 2010. Every season, there are those players that stand out above the rest. These 5 quarterbacks bring more than just a strong arm to the table. They are smart with the football, and have been the best quarterbacks at their position for a long time. They represent sure bets for fantasy football owners.
Donovan McNabb of the Washington Redskins
The April 4th 2010 trade that brought 11 year veteran and 5 time Pro-Bowl quarterback to Washington, immediately upgraded the Redskins quarterback position, and one that had been ignored for well over 10 years. McNabb is a former 2004 NFC offensive player of the year, and has passed for over 32,000 yards, 214 touchdowns to only 99 interceptions for an 86.5% career passer rating. He’s smart with the football, agile, and able to buy those few extra seconds to make that clutch pass. He’ll upgrade the Redskins, and make any offensive line deficiencies seem less obvious. McNabb also has a head coach who’ll provide him with a solid running game and allow the play action pass to open downfield receivers Santana Moss, Devin Thomas, and Malcolm Kelly. For fantasy owners looking for an all around quarterback, look no further than Redskin Donovan McNabb.
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots
Looking for consistency on your fantasy football team, then taking Brady is a sure bet. The 5 time Pro-Bowler, 2 time All-Pro, and 3 time Super Bowl Champion is a perennial super star every NFL season. Brady is consistent, smart with the football, and while he doesn’t break out on long runs, he is capable of buying those few extra seconds to make those clutch passes. Having targets such as Wes Welker and Randy Moss certainly helps, and Welker has led the NFL in receptions twice over the last two years. Fantasy owners need a quarterback like Brady who makes few mistakes and has excellent weapons.
Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts
While Peyton Manning’s season ended with a disappointing loss in the Super Bowl, he still remains the preeminent quarterback in the NFL. The 9 time Pro-Bowler, 4 time All-Pro, 2 time NFL MVP, and Super Bowl Champion, will once again have excellent numbers in 2010. Peyton Manning is always considered a top quarterback for fantasy owners and his 95.5% career passer rating attests to his ability, and his longevity.
Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans
Matt Schaub is a six year NFL veteran who continues to improve year after year. In 2009, Schaub led the NFL in passing yardage with 4,770 yards passing. In addition, he threw 29 touchdowns to only 15 interceptions, with a 67.9% completion percentage. Those numbers established Schaub as an up and coming must have fantasy football quarterback. His quarterback rating of 98.6%, and his per game average of 298 yards passing per game, make him a valuable for fantasy football owners. He’s tall at 6 feet 5 inches, and smart with the football. For fantasy owners looking for a quarterback who might be available in later rounds of their fantasy draft, then Schaub is the quarterback to take.
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints
Holding down the number one position on the fantasy football quarterback list is New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees. The nine year veteran is a 4 time Pro-Bowler, 1 time All-Pro, and a Super Bowl winning quarterback who continues to set one Saints record after another. Last season, Brees threw for 4,388 yards with 34 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, with a 70.6% completion percentage for a 109.6% quarterback rating. For fantasy owners looking for points on touchdowns, completions and yardage, Drew Brees is your quarterback. With some leagues taking points away for interceptions, Brees’s touchdown to interception ratio makes him a must have on fantasy football teams. Last year’s Super Bowl winning quarterback is a sure bet come this fantasy football season.