2010 Fantasy Football Dynasty QB Rankings

Fantasy Knuckleheads@_knuckleheadsCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2010

 

Dynasty and keeper leagues require a slightly different mindset than standard leagues. You’re playing for keeps, long term. That said, it’s important to consider how many players you actually get to keep each year when assessing a players value when it comes time to make a cut, or when draft day rolls around.

If you only keep a few players, trying to stack your line-up with the future Adrian Petersons and Peyton Mannings, will kill your team. Just ask the fools who took Darren Mcfadden in the second (or even first) round of many keeper leagues two seasons ago. Or those that jumped on Michael Crabtree way too early last year.

It’s okay to hang on to older established players over those who offer promise somewhere down the road. You want to win this season too, right?

The rankings below are based a combination of  long term potential combined with current day value for the 2010 season. The differences between the dynasty rankings and redraft (or standard) rankings are relatively minor. As an example, Brett Favre (assuming he doesn’t actually retire this year) ranks lower in a dynasty league. However, if you know for sure he has one more season left, that doesn’t mean his value isn’t greater than his rank. I’d take him over Matt Ryan or Joe Flacco as long as I have solid keeper depth elsewhere on my roster.

The key is balance.

The break between players at No. 7 denotes the prime cut-off for keeper picks. Unless you’re in a two QB league, or you keep a large number of players, only the first seven are solid keepers.

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RANK

PLAYERTEAMAGEONE LINER
1Aaron RodgersGBP26Five years younger than Brees, and he runs too
2Drew BreesNOS31No reason he shouldn’t be in the top two again on ‘10
3Matt SchaubHOU28No running game, no Owen Daniels, no problem
4Peyton ManningIND33Expect a slight drop off from ‘09
5Philip RiversSDG28He could end 2010 in the Top three
6Tom BradyNEP32Expect a slight improvement in ‘10, or more…
7Tony RomoDAL29Better than Brady and Rivers last season
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8Ben RoethlisbergerPIT28Big Ben throwing the ball, and eluding tackles
9Eli ManningNYG29Not flashy, but good young receivers mean points
10Matt RyanATL24Rough sophomore year, but should rebound
11Joe FlaccoBAL25Needs weapons, but has the cannon
12Alex SmithSFO25Averaged Two TDs a game as starter. Sleeper/keeper
13Jay CutlerCHI26A rebound season is in store with right team moves
14Brett FavreMIN40Will he or won’t he? One great year left if he plays
15Donovan McNabbPHI34Not a 4,000 yard thrower, but still a solid option
16Matt CassellKCC27Expect a better & healthier season in 2010
17Matthew StaffordDET22If he can stay healthy, he can do big things in ‘10
18Carson PalmerCIN30He has to be better than last year…right?
19Matt HasselbeckSEA34If only he could stay healthy…dream a little dream
20Matt LienhertARI26He has the tools, he has the skills, can they collide?
21Matt MooreCAR25High upside, Steve Smith, nice sleeper QB
22Jason CampbellWAS28Better things to come under Shanahan, if he stays
23Kyle OrtonDEN27If he loses Brandon Marshall… Ouch
24David GarrardJAX32If he isn’t pushed out he’s a decent No. 2 QB option
25Mark SanchezNYJ23Very raw, INT prone, on a run first team
26Chad HenneMIA24More poise than Sanchez, but fewer tools
27Josh FreemanTBB22If he keeps the job he could surprise on a bad team
28Vince YoungTEN26He’ll need more than 156 passing yards per game
29Brady QuinnCLE25Somewhere over the Cuyahoga promise lives…
30Trent EdwardsBUF26Let’s see what Chan Gailey does with him
31Marc BulgerSTL32Will likely be gone by training camp
32JaMarcus RussellOAK5There is no team in I, says Russell, and the fans cry

2010 Fantasy Football ReDraft QB Rankings

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