Fantasy Football ADP Watch: Rising Quarterbacks (9/2)

Michael WhooleySenior Writer ISeptember 3, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 27:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on after the Eagles win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 27, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

It’s not too surprising that after the most important week of the preseason we have seen a great fluctuation of the average draft positions for quarterbacks. In fact two guys who were in the top five ADP fallers last week, Brady Quinn of the Cleveland Browns and Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles, now find themselves amongst the top five ADP riders. Quinn (+18.1) and Vick (+6.3) both benefited from good performances in the third week of the preseason.

1. Brady Quinn (Cleveland Browns) - Browns coach Eric Mangini still refuses to name a starter, but when he does he’ll be hard pressed to go with anybody but Quinn. Quinn played well in the third week of the preseason where he was 11-for-15 for 128 yards and a touchdown, and he led the Browns on their first two scoring drives of the game. Quinn looked in complete control of the offense and displayed great accuracy with the football, and thus he has seen a +18.1 rise in his ADP.

2. Mark Sanchez (New York Jets) - Not too long after the last QB ADP risers and fallers article was released last week, Sanchez was named the starter for the Jets. Sanchez then went out and had a good game against the Giants where he was 13-for-20 for 149 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Since then Sanchez has seen a +7.4 ADP rise. You must remember, however, that Sanchez is a rookie and will struggle this season. The chances of him pulling a Matt Ryan are slim.

3. Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles) - Vick finally got on the field with the Eagles against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third week of the preseason and was pretty good in limited action. Vick finished 4-for-4 for 19 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and has seen his ADP go up +6.3. Another reason his ADP has gone up is because Eagles head coach Andy Reid has stated he plans to get Vick involved in the offense this season. It also helps Vick that McNabb has only played all 16 games once in the last four seasons.

4. Matt Hasselbeck (Seattle Seahawks) - Though it came against a bad defense Hasselbeck was on point against the Chiefs as he finished 19-for-25 for 216 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He looked like the Hasselbeck of old, and the addition of wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh has made an already good passing offense even better. Hasselbeck, who has seen his ADP rise +5.2 steadily during the preseason, appears to be completely healed from the back injury he had last year and appears likely to return to his Pro Bowl form.

5. Jason Campbell (Washington Redskins) - After completing just one pass in the second week of the preseason, Campbell responded with a good performance against the Patriots. Campbell’s ADP rose +4.9 after he went 13-for-22 for 209 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions against New England. As lost as he looked in the second week, Campbell looked in complete control of the offense. We’ve seen what Campbell’s capable of, like how he played at the start of last season, but his week-to-week consistency still remains an issue.