Free Agency has yet to begin, but it still seems like a good time to take a look at some of the fantasy football QBs that will be highly sought after going into the 2013 season. This list will be updated throughout the offseason. I’m explaining this because I realize that many may ask the question, “Why is RGIII not in the top 10?” He is not listed because as of today, we do not know his status. If in August he is progressing as it is suggested that he will, then he will easily leap-frog several names on this list.
- Aaron Rodgers, GB - Rushing TDs, Passing TDs, Passing Yards…this was an easy number one.
- Drew Brees, NO - With his head coach back, I look for Brees to have a very successful year.
- Tom Brady, NE - Brady could easily fall a bit due to the number of QBs now using their feet, but Brady keeps weapons all around him and airs it out to rack up passing yards and TDs unlike most.
- Peyton Manning, DEN – He proved many wrong this season and if he remains protected, expect Manning to show why he was pursued by so many last offseason.
- Cam Newton, CAR – Newton was not as consistent during his Sophomore season. He did regain his big play-making abilities toward the end of the season. If he continues to play his style of football (which is risky and keeps him out of the pocket) fantasy owners may be heavily rewarded.
- Colin Kaepernick, SF – He has the confidence of a Super Bowl appearance and the backing of his teammates. His new starting role last season may have only been a glimpse of Kaepernick’s abilities.
- Andrew Luck, IND – Luck seemed to take command of his team after a few stumbling blocks and never looked back. His Manningesque style of play poise under pressure ensures that Luck is not a disappointing fantasy QB at all.
- Matt Ryan, ATL – Matty Ice has a QB’s dream weapons on his offense. If Tony Gonzalez does decide to return and Julio Jones and Roddy White remain healthy, this offense can continue to prove to be explosive and Matty Ice will continue to score major fantasy points.
- Matthew Stafford, DET – If Stafford and his receiving corps stay healthy, they will prove to be dangerous…but that is a big IF.
- Russell Wilson, SEA – Wilson was only a surprise to those who did not properly evaluate his talents.
No, Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco did not make the top 10. He was close, but as far as fantasy numbers, I wouldn’t rush out to draft him, especially if he loses Anquan Boldin.