Welcome back to your favorite fantasy. In this write-up, I’m going to start ranking my top QBs for the upcoming 2019 season for redraft purposes. Disclaimer: I’m writing this on May 9th so if you hold me to these ranks later in the season, you’re a dick. My point is that these are going to change through the offseason so make sure you stay tuned to Blitzed and follow me on Twitter for constant updates regarding our favorite game and these rankings. I’m going to only do a brief summary on each player that I put down today. When we get closer to draft season, I’ll add much more to the player capsules. Enjoy and let me know what you think on Twitter. If you have questions about fantasy already, let me help you.
NFL QB Fantasy Rankings
1. Patrick Mahomes, KC
Yeah, I’m not gonna get too cute about this. Is there going to be regression? Probably. Does potentially not having human garbage/star receiver Tyreek Hill hurt? Yeah, sure. But this guy is just too good. The reigning MVP should still be the #1 QB in fantasy.
2. Deshaun Watson, HOU
Watson started last season pretty slow but still managed to finish as the QB4. He has some really talented weapons on the outside and his rushing upside is massive. I always look for that. I might have my dear Watson a little higher than some, but his potential is a league winning type of QB.
3. Aaron Rodgers, GB
I expect A Aron to come out this season and go scorched earth, motherfucker on teams. A lot has been said this offseason about the Packers QB. I expect him to respond with a massive season.
4. Andrew Luck, IND
Despite sounding like a horse when he talks, Andrew Luck was able to have a Top 5 season last year and should continue to build on that in Year 2 with Frank Reich and some more weapons. Well, if you call Devin Funchess a weapon.
5. Carson Wentz, PHI
I think people are sleeping on Carson Wentz. I know that he’s had a tough time staying healthy, but sometimes you have to take risks. This is a call I feel confident about. The Eagles are loaded on offense and the 4th year QB should be able to take advantage.
6. Matt Ryan, ATL
I’m betting on the “every other year I suck at football” path to end for Matt Ryan here. Finished QB2 last year and gets Dirk Koetter back as OC.
7. Russell Wilson, SEA
Russ Buss is so good and the Seahawks rewarded him for that. His rushing ability gives him a pretty decent floor. My big concern is how Seattle and Pete Carroll would prefer to run it every down.
8. Baker Mayfield, CLE
I know people have him higher. And he’s soooooo good already. But I’m not ready to crown his ass yet (thanks Denny Green). I might come in too low.
9. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
Much like Rodgers above, there’s been some shit said about the big guy this offseason. And much like ARod, I expect Ben to respond well to the criticism. It’s not easy losing the talent the Steelers did, but I think Big Ben will be just fine as a fantasy starter.
10. Drew Brees, NO
The Saints are such a juggernaut on offense that Brees will always find his way around this point. He hasn’t produced as many great seasons lately and finished at QB8 last year.
11. Josh Allen, BUF
Bills Mafia, are you reading this? Yes, I admit this ranking for Allen may be high. But his rushing ability is so arousing (I mean exciting) plus he can throw it over them mountains there.
12. Cam Newton, CAR
I’ll have Cam much higher once we know a little bit more about his shoulder closer to training camp. Wham Bam Cam would vault to around 7 if fully healthy for me.
13. Jameis Winston, TB
I don’t trust this guy at all and if he can’t get it done this season with Bruce Arians at the helm, then he might not ever get it done. He needs to have a skrong season.
14. Lamar Jackson, BAL
If you’re sensing a common them here for me, it should be rushing ability is a turn-on. And considering the Ravens basically treat him like a RB, Jackson has plenty of upside in that area.
15. Jared Goff, LAR
He needs to bounce back quickly from whatever the hell happened in the Super Bowl. Running McVay’s offense should help with that.
16. Mitchell Trubisky, CHI
17. Philip Rivers, LAC
So many kids. Let’s hope he stays focused.
18. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF
My goodness he’s handsome.
19. Kyler Murray, ARI
20. Kirk Cousins, MIN
21. Tom Brady, NE
Yuck. That is all.
22. Matt Stafford, DET
23. Dak Prescott, DAL
This isn’t intentionally disrespectful.
24. Sam Darnold, NYJ
25. Marcus Mariota, TEN
26. Derek Carr, OAK
I cannot wait until AB freaks out on him. Have fun, Derek.
27. Andy Dalton, CIN
28. Dwayne Haskins, WAS
29. Nick Foles, JAC
30. Joe Flacco, DEN
31. Josh Rosen, MIA
32. Eli Manning, NYG
Dave Gettleman might murder me if he sees this.