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You want evidence as to just how deep the quarterback position is in fantasy football in 2014? Consider that these players didn't even crack the top 10. In some leagues, these guys are backups.
15. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson's a great young quarterback from an NFL perspective, and he has the mobility that often makes fantasy owners weak in the knees. However, as last year's 12th-place finish in fantasy points per game shows, the Seahawks just don't ask Wilson to do enough to be a dependable weekly fantasy starter.
14. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton's third-place finish among fantasy quarterbacks last year (behind only Drew Brees and Peyton Manning) was one of the season's biggest surprises at the position, but the 26-year-old is going to be hard pressed to repeat that finish in 2014.
13. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
A strong defense, great offensive line, solid running game, good receivers, the ability to rack up yardage with his legs—everything's there for Colin Kaepernick to post top-10 (or even top-five) fantasy numbers. However, Kaepernick was also prone to being wildly inconsistent a year ago, and a stinker at the wrong time can tank a fantasy season.
12. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Yes, we've reached a point where the "Golden Boy" himself is barely a starter in 12-team fantasy football leagues. Like it or not, the Patriots are much closer being to the run-based teams of early in Brady's career than the grip-it-and-rip-it squads of Brady's fantasy heyday at this point.
11. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers was one of fantasy football's most pleasant surprises in 2013, throwing for almost 4,500 yards and 32 scores en route to a top-five fantasy finish. One good year doesn't completely erase the two bad ones that came before it, but fantasy owners who wait to draft a quarterback could certainly do worse.