We all know that quarterbacks are the cornerstones of NFL franchises, and many times that extends to the fantasy football realm.
While quarterbacks are hugely important in real-life football, the running back and wide receiver positions still hold more weight in fantasy leagues. So, the need for a top-flight quarterback is not that pressing.
That goes double for rookie quarterbacks, as first-year signal-callers usually take some time to develop. That’s not to say we should ignore them on fantasy draft day. Sometimes a rookie quarterback can come in right away and adapt quickly (see Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, etc.).
In dynasty and keeper leagues, the drafting of quarterbacks takes on more importance, as you’re relying more on the long-term potential they have.
That all said, here are this year’s top five (ranked in order of fantasy relevance for the long term) quarterback draft prospects.