Now that the 2012 NFL draft has concluded and the offseason is winding down, it is a perfect time to start looking ahead to the 2012 Fantasy Football season.
Over the past few years the fantasy football landscape has begun to change. Running backs used to dominate the game, particularly in standard scoring leagues. Yet, that is no longer the case.
Last season, eight of the top 10 scorers in standard leagues were quarterbacks. In fact only two running backs, LeSean McCoy (sixth) of the Eagles and and Ray Rice (eighth) of the Ravens made the top 10.
Nowadays when fantasy owners construct their team it is absolutely essential to get an elite quarterback. If you do not have one, then it is just so hard to compete with the teams that do on a weekly basis.
Last season, five players emerged as elite at the position, and they remain the best bets to be in the elite class once again.
So without further ado, here is a ranking of the five elite fantasy quarterbacks heading into the 2012 NFL season.