May 272012
 

QB John Skelton (Arizona) 8/20/12: The Cardinals have not named a starting quarterback yet, but Skelton will start and play into the 3rd quarter this week, which means he’ll get all the 1st team reps in the most important Preseason game of the year. Barring a meltdown, he’ll be the starting quarterback. In 11 career [...]

May 272012
 

QB Russell Wilson (Seattle) 8/27/12: Wilson has some intrigue as QB2 with upside because of his rushing ability. However, considering the history of non-1st round pick rookie quarterbacks and rookie quarterbacks in general, I don’t really like his upside. Wilson will become just the 5th non-1st round pick quarterback to get his team’s week 1 start since 1994. [...]

May 272012
 

QB Cam Newton (Carolina) 7/26/12: One of the things I realized while writing my season preview for the Panthers is that a predictable decrease in rushing touchdowns for Newton would led to not only Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams rushing for more touchdowns, but also Newton throwing for more touchdowns, even if he does have a [...]

May 272012
 

QB Matt Ryan (Atlanta) 8/27/12: I was worried about how Matt Ryan would do in the Falcons’ new offense because it didn’t seem to fit his skill set. I don’t like to overreact to the preseason, but Ryan has completed 45 of 60 (75.0%) for 549 yards (9.2 YPA), 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Only [...]

May 272012
 

QB Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay) Josh Freeman was pretty bad in 2011, throwing 22 interceptions to 16 touchdowns and only 3592 yards. However, he’s not even 2 years removed from throwing for 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2010, with 3451 yards passing. He also has a new #1 wide receiver in Vincent Jackson, two [...]

May 272012
 

QB Drew Brees (New Orleans) Drew Brees was insane last season with 5476 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He won’t be that good again for 3 reasons. One, no one does that. Two, he lost one of his starting receivers, Robert Meachem. Three, he lost his Head Coach. He should see his YPA go [...]

May 272012
 

QB Christian Ponder (Minnesota) Christian Ponder should start 16 games this year. Unlike last year, he’s the week 1 starter and unlike last year, he has a capable blindside protector so he’s less likely to miss time with injury. As a team, the Vikings passed 510 times last year. That seems about right for Ponder, [...]

May 272012
 

QB Matt Stafford (Detroit) 7/26/12: Like with Megatron, nothing new to report here, but my projections were a little high here. He’s unlikely to have 663 passing attempts again and he’s only once played all 16 games. He’s still a one year wonder not quite on the level of Rodgers, Brees, and Brady. He’s still [...]

May 262012
 

QB Jay Cutler (Chicago) Jay Cutler only played in 10 games last year and had 13 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and 2319 yards. Over 16 games, that’s 3710 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. However, 3 good things happened for Cutler this offseason. They added his old #1 receiver Brandon Marshall to a receiving corps led [...]

May 262012
 

QB Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) In his last 27 games, including the playoffs, Rodgers has thrown for 72 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and 7912 yards. Over 16 games, that’s 43 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and 4689 yards. He’s also rushed for 1136 yards and 12 touchdowns in 4 years. Yeah, he’s the top fantasy quarterback. Your biggest [...]

May 262012
 

QB Michael Vick (Philadelphia) I’m projecting a down year across the board for Vick once again. He proved last year that his performance against Washington in 2010 was a fluke. I expect him to regress back to close to typical Atlanta passing stats, where he never went over 3000 yards passing, only once threw more [...]

May 202012
 

QB Robert Griffin (Washington) Cam Newton’s rookie season has fantasy players very excited about Robert Griffin and rightfully so. Griffin won’t rush for the 14 touchdowns Newton rushed for because, well no one does that. As I said under Cam Newton’s write up, the all-time leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns is Steve Young with 43. [...]

May 202012
 

QB Eli Manning (NY Giants) This might seem a little low for the Super Bowl MVP, but Eli has never been an elite fantasy quarterback. The Giants will probably pass less this year after they added a first round running back in David Wilson to compliment Ahmad Bradshaw. Also, I don’t expect Manning to maintain [...]

May 202012
 

QB Tony Romo (Dallas) He takes a lot of heat in real life, but Romo is a great fantasy quarterback, possibly underrated, in fact. With the exception of 2010 when he played just 6 games, he’s averaged 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and he’s gone over 4100 yards in his last three 16 game seasons. [...]

May 192012
 

QB Carson Palmer (Oakland) Excluding the Kansas City game, where he was still getting into the flow of things and wasn’t even supposed to play, Palmer played 9 games last year. He threw for 2637 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Over 16 games, that’s 4688 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions. Some think he [...]

May 192012
 

QB Philip Rivers (San Diego) Philip Rivers inexplicably regressed last season and had one of his worst seasons as a starter and certainly an inferior season to his past 3. I like his chances to bounce back, but at the same time, he’s also lost Vincent Jackson, his top receiver. Then again, he did fine [...]

May 182012
 

QB Matt Cassel (Kansas City) The Chiefs are going back to a very run heavy attack with two talented backs in 2012 and could lead the league in rushing. In 2010, when they did this, Cassel had 27 touchdowns to 7 interceptions, but managed just 3116 yards (6.9 YPA) on 450 attempts. His TD/INT ratio [...]

May 182012
 

QB Peyton Manning (Denver) I’m projecting a down season for Peyton Manning for several reasons. For one, he’s going to a new team, in a new division, with a new system, and new players, new coaches, new surroundings, everything new. The continuity is gone for Peyton Manning, which is never a good thing. Two, he’s [...]

May 182012
 

QB Blaine Gabbert (Jacksonville) If Blaine Gabbert is on your fantasy team, you’re an idiot. Projection: 2780 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 100 rushing yards, no rushing touchdowns (161 pts standard, 195 pts in 6 pt TD league) RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville) 9/2/12: MJD finally reported. Rashad Jennings will get the week 1 [...]

May 182012
 

QB Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) In 13 games before his injury, Big Ben had 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and 3526 yards. Over 16 games, that’s 26 touchdowns, 14 touchdowns, and 4340 yards. However, I’m not expecting that from him. He’s only played all 16 games once in his career and he’s never 100% for all the [...]

May 182012
 

QB Joe Flacco (Baltimore) 8/27/12: I’m moving Flacco up a little bit too with Smith breaking out as the legitimate #1 receiver he’s never really had. Flacco has enjoyed a strong preseason overall, completing 71.7% of his passes for 7.2 YPA and 3 touchdowns to 1 interception. He could have a career high year, but [...]

May 172012
 

QB Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) Like Robert Griffin, Andrew Luck should be a solid QB1 with upside as a rookie. I expect him to have better passing numbers than either Newton or Griffin, but he won’t match either of their rushing numbers, which is why Griffin has the advantage over Luck in fantasy, at least for [...]