Updated Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings – QB

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Updated Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings – QB
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By Derek of The Sportmeisters

Hello Football Fans! The Preseason is almost over, so I thought I would update my Preseason Fantasy Rankings for the Quarterbacks. Let’s Do It!

1. Drew Brees: New Orleans Saints

Projection: 400 Completions 615 Attempts 4800 Yards 32 TD 16 INT

Updated Projection: 405 Completions 615 Attempts 4815 Yards 33 TD 16 INT

 

2. Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts

Projection: 350 Completions 540 Attempts 4200 Yards 30 TD 13 INT 2 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 355 Completions 545 Attempts 4275 Yards 31 TD 13 INT 2 Rushing TD

 

3. Tom Brady: New England Patriots

Projection: 360 Completions 555 Attempts 4275 Yards 31 TD 13 INT 1 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 365 Completions 565 Attempts 4300 Yards 31 TD 13 INT 1 Rushing TD

 

4. Philip Rivers: San Diego Chargers

Projection: 320 Completions 500 Attempts 4000 Yards 30 TD 14 INT 1 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 335 Completions 510 Attempts 4075 Yards 30 TD 14 INT 1 Rushing TD

 

5. Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers

Projection: 345 Completions 550 Attempts 3955 Yards 28 TD 15 INT 3 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 360 Completions 565 Attempts 4025 Yards 29 TD 15 INT 3 Rushing TD

 

6. Kurt Warner: Arizona Cardinals

Projection: 350 Completions 550 Attempts 4350 Yards 29 TD 17 INT

 

7. Tony Romo: Dallas Cowboys

Projection: 320 Completions 495 Attempts 3985 Yards 27 TD 17 INT 1 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 335 Completions 505 Attempts 4015 Yards 28 TD 17 INT 2 Rushing TD

 

8. Donovan McNabb: Philadelphia Eagles

Projection: 325 Completions 535 Attempts 3800 Yards 23 TD 12 INT 2 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 340 Completions 555 Attempts 3910 Yards 25 TD 12 INT 2 Rushing TD

 

9. Jay Cutler: Chicago Bears

Projection: 335 Completions 525 Attempts 3875 Yards 24 TD 17 INT 1 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 345 Completions 530 Attempts 3965 Yards 25 TD 17 INT 1 Rushing TD

 

10. Matt Ryan: Atlanta Falcons

Projection: 290 Completions 475 Attempts 3750 Yards 24 TD 14 INT

Updated Projection: 315 Completions 495 Attempts 3900 Yards 25 TD 15 INT

 

11. Carson Palmer: Cincinnati Bengals

Projection: 320 Completions 500 Attempts 3800 Yards 23 TD 15 INT

 

12. Matt Schaub: Houston Texans

Projection: 315 Completions 475 Attempts 3750 Yards 23 TD 15 INT 1 Rushing TD

 

13. Matt Hasselbeck: Seattle Seahawks

Projection: 290 Completions 480 Attempts 3550 Yards 23 TD 15 INT

Updated Projection: 300 Completions 495 Attempts 3650 Yards 23 TD 15 INT

 

14. Ben Roethlisberger: Pittsburgh Steelers

Projection: 290 Completions 475 Attempts 3350 Yards 19 TD 15 INT 2 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 295 Completions 485 Attempts 3455 Yards 21 TD 15 INT 2 Rushing TD

Big Ben moves up from 15 to 14 despite the foot injury that held him out of the second Preseason game. He returned for the third game and played well. Big Ben could be due for a big bounce back year.


15. Eli Manning: New York Giants

Projection: 305 Completions 485 Attempts 3420 Yards 21 TD 14 INT

Eli wasn’t on my original Top 15, but I like him over Cassel. I think he will do better than everyone expects, but don’t reach to draft him as your starter as you can get him in the later rounds as a good backup.

 

16. Brett Favre: Minnesota Vikings

Projection: 315 Completions 490 Attempts 3500 Yards 21 TD 17 INT

Favre didn’t look too good in his first Preseason game, but he’s Brett Favre. He’s going to throw Touchdowns, but he’s also going to throw Interceptions. While he shouldn’t be your starter, you can draft him in the middle to late rounds as a capable backup.

 

17. Matt Cassel: Kansas City Chiefs

Projection: 310 Completions 490 Attempts 3600 Yards 19 TD 16 INT 3 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 295 Completions 480 Attempts 3475 Yards 18 TD 17 INT 2 Rushing TD

Cassel gets bumped down three spots from 14 to 17 due to his inconsistency in the first two Preseason games and his knee injury that may keep him out of Week 1. The fact that he plays for Kansas City doesn’t help, especially when they are firing their Offensive Coordinator so close to the start of the season. Something about that team just doesn’t yell out Fantasy starter to me.

 

18. Trent Edwards: Buffalo Bills

Projection: 275 Completions 450 Attempts 3275 Yards 21 TD 15 INT 1 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 285 Completions 465 Attempts 3375 Yards 21 TD 15 INT 1 Rushing TD

Edwards hasn’t been great this Preseason, but he’s been without his new weapon Terrell Owens for the last three games. He has plenty of upside as a late round sleeper and that is why I have moved him ahead of Kyle Orton. He will be a nice fantasy backup that will surprise a lot of people.

 

19. Kyle Orton: Denver Broncos

Projection: 295 Completions 480 Attempts 3375 Yards 20 TD 16 INT 1 Rushing TD

Updated Projection: 290 Completions 480 Attempts 3325 Yards 20 TD 17 INT 1 Rushing TD

Orton wasn’t very good in the first two Preseason games, throwing just one Touchdown to four Interceptions. However, he played well in the third game. He is still a nice late round sleeper due to the weapons around him and the system he plays in.

 

20. Jake Delhomme: Carolina Panthers

Projection: 265 Completions 435 Attempts 3375 Yards 19 TD 14 INT 1 Rushing TD

All people remember about Delhomme is the disaster game in the playoffs last year. People forget that he was a serviceable backup Fantasy QB, throwing for 15 Touchdowns and over 3200 Yards.

Besides, he throws to Steve Smith! He could be worth a late round pick if you need a backup for your bye week.

 

As you can see, not much has changed, but I have updated my projections based on their Preseason play. The QB position is very important to your fantasy team, so choose wisely. Any questions or concerns, email me at Derek@Sportmeisters.com.

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