QB Rankings 2016 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Round 2, 2. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Round 2, 3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Round 2, 4. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts: Round 2, 5. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Round 3, 6. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Round 3, 7. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: Round 3, 8. Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Round 3, 9. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: Round 4, 10. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Round 4, 11. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers: Round 5, 12. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: Round 5, 13. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Round 5, 14. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings: Round 6, 15. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: Round 6, 16. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Round 7, 17. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Round 8, 18. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans: Round 9, 19. Paxton Lynch, QB, Denver Broncos: Round 10, 20. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Round 11, 21. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons: Round 12, 22. Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: Round 13, 23. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Round 14, 24. Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans: Round 15, 25. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets: Round 16


2016 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings





Jason Bantle Last Updated: May 15, 2016.



  1. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

    I would not take him as early as people are going to because last year was far better than any other season for the reigning MVP. That said, it is hard to say anything negative about the player especially since his top WR is coming back.



  2. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

    This is 2 and 2a really. Wilson had a slightly better season last year than Aaron Rodgers but Jordy Nelson is returning for the Packers. Either player is a great pick in the middle of round 2.



  3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

    This is 2 and 2a really. Wilson had a slightly better season last year than Aaron Rodgers but Jordy Nelson is returning for the Packers. Either player is a great pick in the middle of round 2.



  4. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts

    This is a risky pick not only because of the injury but because he no longer has his mentor Hasselbeck on the team. It will be interesting to see how he rebounds from a terrible season and injury last year. All the talent is there, though, and other than the 3 above - it is hard to find a real franchise QB who is a threat in fantasy.



  5. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Nobody has more weapons at their disposal than Big Ben. But there is a very good chance he misses a game or two due to injury. I would not feel confident in investing an early pick in him but early in the season, if he is healthy, he is a great pick and has the potential to be the top QB every week with Brown and Bell.




  6. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

    Drew Brees might be finally reaching the end of his career. I am wary as to what will happen. But if he is on the board early round 3, you can pick him up and be proud of the choice.



  7. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

    If you have an early draft this year, I would gamble on the suspension being overturned and take him in round 3. Even if it isn't. The 12 games he will play - you know you have an MVP talent. He was second only to Cam Newton in total points last year.If you have an early draft this year, I would gamble on the suspension being overturned and take him in round 3. Even if it isn't. The 12 games he will play - you know you have an MVP talent. He was second only to Cam Newton in total points last year.



  8. Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

    I am very high on the Cardinals this year as they might be the best team in the league. Carson Palmer will provide a deadly passing game for Arizona once again assuming he can stay healthy.



  9. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins

    Risky picks with huge upside. These guys were studs last year and time will tell if it was a fluke or the real deal.



  10. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Risky picks with huge upside. These guys were studs last year and time will tell if it was a fluke or the real deal.




  11. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers

    Philip Rivers finished second in passing yards behind Drew Brees. The Chargers ignored the offensive line in the 2016 NFL Draft which is why I expect Rivers play to decline in 2016 even though he is still a top 10 quarterback.



  12. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

    Andy Dalton took huge strides before his injury in 2015. Losing Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones causes him to drop a few spots.



  13. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys

    Tony Romo has an awesome supporting cast on offense. Dallas is capable of winning the NFC East if he stays healthy, but right now Romo is too unreliable to be a top 10 quarterback coming off of his recent injuries in 2015.



  14. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings

    Teddy Bridgewater got some incredible weapons at wide receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft. I think Treadwell and the German wide receiver will be able to start on the outside kicking Diggs into the slot. Bridgewater may just take the next step in 2016 with all of these weapons.



  15. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders

    Derek Carr became a top 20 quarterback after his rookie season. He looked like a top 15 quarterback on the brink of developing into a top 12 quarterback with his play down the stretch.




  16. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

    Eli Manning comes in at 16. Manning may be more motivated to win a third championship after seeing Peyton win his second Super Bowl. Remember Eli won his first Super Bowl the year after Peyton won his first. At the same time, Eli has a very weak supporting cast outside of Odell Beckham Jr. at wide receiver on offense.



  17. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Jameis Winston has the weapons to be a top 20 quarterback after going through some growing pains as a rookie. Winston needs better pass protection from his offensive line, but there is a window of opportunity for Winston in 2016.



  18. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans

    Marcus Mariota will have more time in the pocket thanks to drafting Jack Conklin to be the teams new left tackle. I am not comfortable with moving Mariota up a lot though because Mike Mularkey is not going to help Mariota reach his potential.



  19. Paxton Lynch, QB, Denver Broncos

    I am expecting big things from Paxton Lynch. I thought Lynch was the best of the three quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft. Give Lynch Gary Kubiak as a head coach and the weapons Peyton Manning had and he can be better than Brock Osweiler.



  20. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions

    Detroit may have added Marvin Jones. Jones is more of a slot receiver though. Stafford may finally get exposed without Calvin Johnson in Detroit thanks to Megatron retiring.




  21. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

    Mohammed Sanu is a great weapon to compliment Julio Jones. The problem with Matt Ryan is he throws into coverage way too often and that's why he came in at 21 on this list.



  22. Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears

    Jay Cutler did well last year with Adam Gase. Adam Gase is now in Miami as the Dolphins head coach and the Bears ignored left tackle meaning Cutler will have little time in the pocket.



  23. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens

    Joe Flacco is coming off of a season ending injury. If Steve Smith can stay healthy and if Mike Wallace can keep his mouth shut and just execute the Ravens could have a comeback year on offense with Flacco at the helm. At the same time, Flacco may not be ready to play in week 1, that's how severe his injury was.



  24. Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans

    Brock Osweiler could be good in Houston in 2017. He won't dominate in 2016 though because Will Fuller will go through some growing pains plus teams that host the Super Bowl usually miss the playoffs. Osweiler could break out and I could be wrong. Right now the odds are stacked against Osweiler though.



  25. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets

    Right now, Ryan Fitzpatrick is a Free Agent. If the Jets bring him back he will round out this top 25.



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