2011 Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings, Version I: Quarterbacks

Mike Vick

Vick might be the number one quarterback on some boards, but he's also got injury concerns.

Well it seems early (and if the season is postponed, it could be even earlier), but we’re hitting up our first round of fantasy football rankings. First up, quarterbacks.

5 Players of Note

I’ve already shown that I’m unsure of Mike Vick‘s stability as the number one quarterback off the board, and I’m continuing that opinion here. Don’t worry too much though Eagles fans, I’ve still got him number two on my board.

Josh Freeman is a guy who I think will continue to impress in 2011. If anything, I think my ranking (tenth) is harsh – he was seventh among QBs in 2010. He’s on one of the best young offenses in the league, and has the world at his feet.

Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton are relatively interchangeable in my mind in terms of rankings. I’ve got Tebow ranked higher on this board because he’s got a bigger fantasy upside, but Orton was solid as a starter in 2010. This is probably the biggest quarterback situation to keep an eye on as this potentially extended offseason continues.

By not taking a quarterback at all in the 2011 draft, the Bills ¬†signalled their confidence in the smartest man in the league,¬†Ryan Fitzpatrick, and he’s another guy I like for value in 2011. According to most ADP rankings right now, he’s falling to 20th overall, making him a great backup option in a standard 12-team league. In 13 games last season he averaged 230 passing yards, 20 rushing yards, 1.8 touchdowns and 1.2 picks.

Rankings are after the jump.

  1. Rodgers, Aaron
    Aaron Rodgers

    Aaron Rodgers (#1)

  2. Vick, Mike
  3. Manning, Peyton
  4. Brees, Drew
  5. Brady, Tom
  6. Rivers, Philip
  7. Romo, Tony
  8. Ryan, Matt
  9. Freeman, Josh
  10. Schaub, Matt
  11. Roethlisberger, Ben
  12. Cassel, Matt
  13. Fitzpatrick, Ryan
  14. Manning, Eli
  15. Flacco, Joe
  16. Cutler, Jay
  17. Garrard, David
  18. Bradford, Sam
  19. Tebow, Tim
  20. Sanchez, Mark
  21. Kolb, Kevin
  22. Orton, Kyle
  23. McNabb, Donovan
  24. Newton, Cam
  25. Hasselbeck, Matt
  26. Stafford, Matt
  27. McCoy, Colt
  28. Locker, Jake
  29. Campbell, Jason
  30. Smith, Alex
  31. Delhomme, Jake
  32. Kitna, Jon
  33. Ponder, Christian
  34. Gradkowski, Bruce
  35. Henne, Chad
  36. Whitehurst, Charlie
  37. Young, Vince
  38. Dalton, Andy
  39. Smith, Troy
  40. Flynn, Matt
  41. Grossman, Rex
  42. Kafka, Mike
  43. Gabbert, Blaine
  44. Hill, Shaun
  45. Palmer, Carson
  46. Wallace, Seneca
  47. Clausen, Jimmy
  48. Johnson, Josh
  49. Leftwich, Byron
  50. Pennington, Chad

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