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It’s FANTASY FOOTBALL TIME and I am so excited that we’re less than a month away from the preseason. With training camps starting up soon, it’s time to start doing our fantasy scouting. Being that so many top players in recent past has suffered big injuries during practice and preseason games, you’re probably not going to see too many star players playing till the final week of the preseason. So let’s get started with my top five preseason rankings for the quarterback position.
1.) Tom Brady/New England Patriots – The talent built around Brady is unreal. With Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, James White, Dion Lewis and Malcolm Mitchell already on board, now you add former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks and former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen to the mix. Brady is destined to fantasy greatness. He should be the first quarterback taken in drafts and wouldn’t surprise me if he’s selected late in the first round.
2.) Aaron Rodgers/Green Bay Packers – It was another great fantasy season for Rodgers (4,428 yards, 40 touchdowns and seven interceptions) including setting a career high in pass attempts for the second straight season. With the running game still not dominant, look for Rodgers to throw the same amount of passes this season to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, DeVante Adams and newest acquisition Martellus Bennett.
3.) Drew Brees/New Orleans Saints – Here’s an interesting fact: Brees has finished 11 straight seasons as a top six fantasy quarterback. Losing Brandin Cooks to the Patriots will hurt but he added the deep threat speedster Ted Ginn Jr to compliment Michael Thomas.
4.) Matt Ryan/Atlanta Falcons – In one of my drafts last year, Ryan was someone’s last pick (Round 15) and look at him now!! The talent around him hasn’t changed much (Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel, Mohamed Sanu, DeVonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman) and second year tight end Austin Hooper should help in the red zone which makes “Matty Ice” a solid fantasy option this season.
5.) Andrew Luck/Indianapolis Colts – This was a tough decision due to his shoulder injury but if he participates in training camp, draft him with confidence as the fifth best quarterback off the board. He still has the same weapons (T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Jack Doyle and free agent pickup Kamar Aiken) so he should be primed for another good fantasy season after throwing for 4,000 plus yards with 31 touchdowns last year.