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The fantasy football season is readily approaching and this fresh take article by Kyle Radimer of Inhale Sports is worth a read. We’ve summarized each bullet… if you want to read the whole article click this – Quarterback Rankings 2022 Fantasy Football
The Problem With Traditional Rankings
It is always important to view pure rankings with a grain of salt. A ranking is essentially a calculation of many variables. Namely, risk, upside, offensive scheme, durability, and surrounding talent on a team, among many others. There could be one player an analyst deems very risky, but high upside, while another is an extremely consistent “high-floor” player, and the rankings may simply show a one spot difference between the two. When you take a look at those rankings, they would lead you to believe these players could essentially be a toss-up between who to select in your draft, but in reality the situations surrounding when to take each one are distinct. [see full article]
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How Our Ranking System Works
It is due to this reasoning that we prefer to make a more advanced, albeit simple, ranking system. You will not purely see a number to the side of a name, but also a floor and ceiling prediction for the range in which a player should perform. Other positional rankings will have slightly more information, but because all of these quarterbacks are at the top of their team’s depth charts, there is no need to worry about that in this ranking.
The floor and ceiling projections are based off of a twelve team format for fantasy leagues. There are a few indications to know about… [see the full article for all the insights and information]
Fantasy Quarterback Rankings
- Josh Allen | Ceiling: High QB1 | Floor: High QB1
- Justin Herbert | Ceiling: High QB1 | Floor: High QB1
- Patrick Mahomes | Ceiling: High QB1 | Floor: High QB1
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You will notice that Winston and Watson have asterisks next to their names. This symbol means that there are factors that may impact their production, namely injury and suspension. When these asterisks appear on this ranking and future rankings, I will explain why they are there. They may impact where the player falls in the ranking.
The Top-End Quarterbacks
While I am usually in favor of waiting for a quarterback, there is value to be had at the top of the rankings as well. I wouldn’t necessarily go for one of the top three on my rankings, but if any of them fall much, there is nothing wrong with picking them up in the early middle rounds. Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts both hold good value. I am a huge fan of rushing quarterbacks because of the high weekly floor they provide, along with their massive season-long upside. Though rushing quarterbacks come with durability concerns, these two are worth the risk as either could finish as the top ranked quarterback by the end of the season.
My 6th through 11th ranked quarterbacks are all solid picks in the middle rounds. Any one of them is a safe top QB option, so taking a starter in this zone isn’t a bad idea. I would say that once you feel secure with the other positions in your roster, feel free to look at these quarterbacks and take your top pick in this range. You may be able to find some value from a slide in your draft. Although, there is no need to worry if you miss out on the top 11. There is still plenty of value to be found among the remaining quarterbacks.
Other Solid Options
There are also a lot of young, unproven quarterbacks in these rankings. All of them have starting potential depending on how their seasons pan out. Some will likely reach their potential while some won’t. My best guesses on who will hit are built into my rankings… [you know what we’re going to tell you to do, right?]
While quarterbacks mostly have less discrepancies in their floors and ceilings compared to other positions, there are still certainly some high-upside, low floor picks available, with Deshaun Watson being the largest of them all. With his talent, he is easily a starting option with elite QB1 potential when he plays, despite taking the past year off of football. However, his punishment by the league remains to be seen. Being suspended the entire year is a legitimate possibility. At the very least, a six to eight game suspension is all but guaranteed.
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