Top 10 Fantasy Quarterbacks: Part 1

James StarkCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2008

Before the start of the 2008 football season my goal is to help you make the best decisions for your 2008 fantasy football draft. This is part one of the series where I will briefly explain my personal top 10 along with some honorable mentions.


1. Tom Brady

Don't expect Tom Brady to put up freakish numbers as he did last season. However, there's no doubt he's the most solid QB in the draft.


2. Tony Romo

You can't go wrong with 276.4 YPG and 38 TD, which puts him in second in fantasy points. I expect another stellar season as long as Jessica isn't sitting in the stands.


3. Peyton Manning

"Gasp," Manning isn't in the top two? Great numbers, but he could be a little rusty coming out of the gate (considering his infection). My problem is his inconsistency throwing TD passes. Last season there were seven games where he threw one or no TD passes. However, I'd expect 4,000+ yards, and 30 TD. You can't go wrong with those gaudy numbers.


4. Drew Brees

He wasn't quite as good as expected but still threw for a ridiculous 4,423 yards along with 28 TD passes. The 18 picks are what really hurt his fantasy value. With the addition of Shockey, don't be "shocked" if he gets 30+ TD passes.


5. Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben is indeed one of the more underappreciated quarterbacks. He sat only behind Brady, Romo, and Manning in total fantasy value for quarterbacks. If he can put up 32 more TD passes this season there's no doubt he belongs on my team.


6. Derek Anderson

With the addition of Donte Stallworth, the Browns' offense is stellar. Anderson has the weapons, which include, Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow, Stallworth, and a solid running game. My only problem is the man named Brady could be lurking around that corner for the starting job.


7. Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer has the potential and the receivers for 40+ TD passes. Palmer's consistency lacked last season as he put up only 26 TD, six of them in one game. The Bengals' defense is terrible, so expect Palmer to throw the ball a lot this season, and forcing some passes too.


8. Brett Favre

This could be the make or break pick of the draft, go big or go home. Brett Favre ranked seventh among quarterbacks in fantasy points. He could put up the same numbers but with a new playbook and new receivers, I'd be cautious picking Favre this season.


9. Matt Hasselbeck

Hasselbeck is also one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the NFL. He put up 3,966 passing yards along with 28 touchdowns, placing him eighth in quarterback value. With Holmgren staying another season and the Seahawks' lack or running game, Hasselbeck could move up into the top five this season.


10. David Garrard

Yes, believe it, David Garrard is my number 10 quarterback. In 12 games last season he threw for 2,509 yards, 18 touchdowns, and only three picks. Garrard won't put up huge numbers but he won't throw away games for your team either.


Honorable Mentions:

Donavan McNabb - Injury prone.

Jay Cutler - Has the potential, not a bad pick.

Marc Bulger - If Bulger can turn it around to his third ranked 2006 season, he's your man.

Aaron Rodgers - He's got the targets but does he excel with them?

Eli Manning - Great playoff run, if he can carry that over to this season, he'll be a solid starter.