Fantasy football is back and the quarterback position is as difficult to manage as always. When is the right time to grab a back up quarterback? The best time to grab a back up quarterback in fantasy football drafts is after drafting two running backs two wide receivers and one tight end. The following are the top 25 QB’s in fantasy football draft order.
Aaron Rodgers Green Packers is Top Fantasy Football QB
Aaron Rodgers put his stamp on the top spot based on his performance in the 2009 NFL season and he looks just like his predecessor when it comes to durability. The Green Bay Packers may get back to the Super Bowl quicker than anyone expected. Rodgers is reliable for the number of passes he will complete and the touchdowns he will score.
Tom Brady New England Patriots
Tom Brady is back and healthier than he has been in years. With Randy Moss in the final year of his contract look for these two to make an all out assault on the record books in the 2010 NFL season.
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees will not match his numbers from last year but he is still a must have quarterback. Brees will throw for 4,000 plus yards and be in the top five for touchdowns among fantasy football quarterbacks.
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning is always reliable when it comes to fantasy football numbers and this season will be no different. He may be passed by Schaub, Romo and Kolb this season but he rates ahead of them before the season begins.
Matt Schaub Houston Texans
The Houston Texans have an opportunity to dethrone the Indianapolis Colts this season and Matt Schaub could play a key role. Schaub put up big numbers last season and if he can duplicate those numbers in 2010, he will be a valuable fantasy football quarterback.
Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is solid as a quarterback in the NFL but as a fantasy football quarterback he can frustrate owners. Romo is still a solid top ten quarterback in fantasy football rankings but don’t be depressed if someone grabs him before they should.
Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre will play for the Minnesota Vikings this season. The media was suckered in again by the Great Waffler but no one else was fooled. Favre Has become a solid top ten fantasy football quarterback and should go as the 7th or 8th QB taken in most fantasy football drafts.
Donovan McNabb Washington Redskins
Donovan McNabb has lost his luster as a top five fantasy football quarterback. His new surroundings with Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins may revive his fervor for the game. That along with getting revenge on the Philly fans that cheered when the trade was announced.
Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
The question will be who are the San Diego ChargersPhillip Rivers will throw to. Ryan Mathews will help Rivers and Antonio Gates is a solid target. Look for Malcolm Floyd to step up and make Rivers a solid fantasy football choice.
Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are being being picked by everyone to have a great season. It is tough to say whether this will be a great fantasy football season for Ryan his numbers can be good but he is inconsistent.
Kevin Kolb Philadelphia Eagles
Kevin Kolb may also be rated too high in this spot. Kolb played two games last season and both were 300 plus yardage games. Fantasy football owners are drooling at the possibilities for Kolb. He still has to a full season.
Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens
Joe Flacco is dependable and serviceable as a fantasy football back up.
Eli Manning New York Giants
Eli Manning has never been a fun fantasy football quarterback to possess. Manning will be a solid back up.
Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
Cutler could be interesting in his second year with the Chicago Bears. If he is available as a second fantasy football quarterback he is worth it.
Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals
Palmer was once a fantasy football stud. Now he is relegated to being a fantasy football back up. Don’t buy the hype on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jason Campbell Oakland Raiders
Campbell will have a revival of sorts with the Oakland Raiders but his fantasy football numbers won’t be earth shattering.
Matt Leinert Arizona Cardinals
Leinert of the Arizona Cardinals enters a critical phase of his career. He must make it this year or fade into the background, Ryan Leaf style. Fantasy football numbers could be decent.
Chad Henne Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins Chad Henne is still Chad Henne. Anyone rate below the fantasy football Chad Henne line is considered a back up.
Mark Sanchez New York Jets
The hype on the New York Jets is almost unbearable and now they are on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Sanchez was decent as a rookie QB but this season he will unravel. Let someone else ruin their fantasy football team.
Matt Stafford Detroit Lions
Matt Stafford could be a great quarterback towards the end of the 2010 NFL season. He will be a great late pick up.
Kyle Orton Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have so many quarterback projects in camp, they should just throw them in pot and combine them into one average quarterback.
Vince Young Tennessee Titans
When will Vince Young get his head straight? Not any time soon. The old Vince Young will unravel in the 2010 NFL season.
Matt Hasselbeck Seattle Seahawks
Hasselbeck is a great quarterback if he is healthy. taking Hasselbeck in the early 20’s of available QB’s in not a bad Fantasy football pick.
Alex Smith San Francisco 49ers
Alex Smith looked awful in his preseason debut and that may put him in the doghouse immediately with Mike Singletary. Stay away from Smith.
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
Big Ben may be a jerk off the field but when he returns, he will be a solid starter in any fantasy football league. If he goes before the top 20 picks don’t worry.