Much has changed since the first release of the 2013 Fantasy PPR Quarterback Rankings–the NFL Draft has come and gone, NFL Free Agency has mostly concluded and most significant player movement has already happened. There will be a few signings here and there but at this point, the impact moves have been made.
Now that we have a pretty good idea of what 2013 NFL rosters are going to look like, it’s a perfect time to re-evaluate our fantasy rankings for the 2013 NFL season and today we are kicking it off with the quarterbacks.
One thing I quickly noticed as I was putting together these rankings, is just how deep this year’s quarterbacks group has become. Waiting to draft a quarterback has always been a solid drafting strategy in fantasy football but this year will take that philosophy to new heights as there is an abundance of starting caliber fantasy quarterbacks available.
Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees are still the four elite fantasy passers but dual-threat quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III are on the cusp of breaking into the elite class. The rise of the running quarterbacks as well as the emergence of Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan and Andrew Luck as legit fantasy options over the past couple seasons has made the quarterback position unbelievably strong.
But that topic will be better explained further on another day. For now let’s get to the rankings–here are my top 25 quarterbacks for the 2013 season:
1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
2. Drew Brees, QB, Saints
3. Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos
4. Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
5. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
6. Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers
7. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
8. RG3, QB, Redskins
9. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
10. Matt Stafford, QB, Lions
11. Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
12. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
13. Eli Manning, QB, Giants
14. Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals
15. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
16. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
17. Matt Schaub, QB, Texans
18. Josh Freeman, QB, Bucs
19. Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
20. Sam Bradford, QB, Rams
21. Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals
22. Jay Cutler, QB, Bears
23. Michael Vick, QB, Eagles
24. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins
25. Alex Smith, QB, Chiefs