Revised Top Ten Fantasy Football Quarterbacks for 2009

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IJune 2, 2009

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1. Drew Brees

Brees is still top dog.  Although Tom Brady has answered some early questions, he is still more of a risk than Brees as the top gunslinger.
Previous Ranking:  #1


2. Tom Brady

Like I stated, Brady has answered some questions.  I moved him up a slot because now Manning has questions.  Brady and Bill Belichick will want to prove they are the reason for the explosive offense.
Previous Ranking:  #3

3. Peyton Manning

You have been able to pencil Manning for a solid 4,000-yard, 25-28 TD season for forever, but without tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison, Manning doesn’t seem to be the lock he once was.
Previous Ranking:  #2

4.  Kurt Warner

Anquan Boldin is still in town.  Warner’s fantasy football playoff schedule of San Francisco, Detroit, and St. Louis in Weeks 14-16 solidify his high ranking.
Previous Ranking:  #4

5.  Aaron Rodgers

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It’s been a quiet offseason for Rodgers and the Packers.  After last year’s fiasco, it must be very welcoming.  Rodgers can concentrate on playing football, something he did quite well last year despite the distractions.  I expect him to be even better in 2009.
Previous Ranking:  #5


6.  Philip Rivers

They won’t throw as much, but Rivers has so many weapons (Gates, LT, Chambers, Vincent Jackson, Floyd, Sproles, etc.) that he’ll be just fine.

Previous Ranking:  #6


7.  Tony Romo

Romo is another one who has to be enjoying the relative quiet the departure of T.O. has created.  If Roy Williams can step up, Romo could be better by subtraction.
Previous Ranking:  #7

 

8.  Donovan McNabb

The addition of Jeremy Maclin, even if he’s similar to DeSean Jackson, is enough for me to move him up a couple of slots. 
Previous Ranking:  #10

 

9.  Matt Ryan

Ryan wasn’t in the first top ten group, but Atlanta has added Tony Gonzalez, the best pass-catching tight end in NFL history.  With Gonzo, Roddy White, and Michael Jenkins, Ryan will have plenty of options.
Previous Ranking:  Unranked

 

10.  Carson Palmer
Palmer is still in my top ten, but he’s fading fast.  It appears that Chad Ochocinco is going to be a problem again in 2009. 
Previous Ranking:  #9 

 

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Originally published at LestersLegends.com.