Fantasy season is upon us in earnest, so to start things off, I’ll rank the top quarterbacks that’ll put up big numbers this season.
- Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Allen looks poised to repeat as QB1 after a stellar 2021 season. This pass-happy offense likely won’t change under Ken Dorsey, so nothing’s really different for this star.
- Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are on the rise, and so is Justin Herbert. He’s incredibly talented, and in year three, the sky is the limit.
- Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson is a man on a mission. After an injury-riddled 2021 campaign, he’ll be back and better than ever, as he seeks an extension from the Ravens.
- Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
With Marquise Brown now in the fold in Arizona, Murray has his favorite target from college. Once DeAndre Hopkins is back from his suspension, Murray will have the best arsenal he’s had in his NFL career.
- Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Hurts is a fantasy monster in Philly’s run-first scheme. Plus, the Eagles added stud receiver A.J. Brown, so Hurts’s passing numbers could see a big boost.
- Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
This is lower than you’ll see Mahomes in most fantasy rankings, but I believe the loss of Tyreek Hill will have a big impact on his numbers. Hill had such a big impact on every game, and the Chiefs will miss him badly. They added JuJu Smith-Schuster and Skyy Moore, but neither will take the tops off defenses like Tyreek did.
- Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
With the best arsenal of weapons in the league at his disposal, Joe Burrow will eat this season. His lack of rushing ability hinders his fantasy impact, but his passing numbers will be huge.
- Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Wilson is finally out of that run-happy Seahawks offense. Nathaniel Hackett’s scheme along with the Broncos’ receiving talent will allow Russ to cook.
- Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Prescott was a bit of a fantasy disappointment last season, and I don’t expect him to reach the heights that he reached at the beginning of the 2020 season. The Cowboys’ OLine is aging, their receiving group is somewhat depleted (although they still have a stud in CeeDee Lamb), and Ezekiel Elliott just doesn’t pack the same punch that he used to. Dak isn’t someone I’m high on at this point, but he should get the job done week to week.
- Matthew Stafford
Coming off a Super Bowl win, Matt Stafford is playing some of the best football of his life. The Rams added Allen Robinson II in free agency, and they still have the reigning receiving champ, Cooper Kupp.
- Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
14. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
15. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears