ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: 2017 Fantasy Football QB Rankings

Another year, another list of familiar names sitting atop the rankings of the best fantasy football quarterbacks heading into 2017.

However, this season is setting up for a potential changing of the guard with several young play callers lurking in the lower half of the QB1 tier.

We know the usual suspects aren’t getting any younger, but let’s look at the breakdown of what’s available to work with in your draft:

Rank Player Team Bye
1 Aaron Rodgers GB 8
2 Tom Brady NE 9
3 Drew Brees NO 5
4 Andrew Luck IND 11
5 Matt Ryan ATL 5
6 Russell Wilson SEA 6
7 Jameis Winston TB 11
8 Kirk Cousins WAS 5
9 Cam Newton CAR 11
10 Derek Carr OAK 10
11 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 9
12 Marcus Mariota TEN 8

Rodgers, Brady, Brees, and Luck. If you want consistency, here is the pack to go with. Rodgers has been a top two QB seven of the last nine seasons, Brady has been a top five option in five of the last seven, Brees a top three signal caller in seven of the last 11 seasons and Luck a top four producer in three of the past four seasons.

Of course, age and injuries plague three of these elite players and if there’s a year to take a risk on waiting – this is probably it.

Winson, Carr, and Mariota all have a case to potentially make the leap into the top five this season, as each enters the year with an improved supporting cast to make it happen.

Rank Player Team Bye
13 Dak Prescott DAL 6
14 Philip Rivers LAC 9
15 Matthew Stafford DET 7
16 Andy Dalton CIN 6
17 Eli Manning NYG 8
18 Carson Wentz PHI 10
19 Tyrod Taylor BUF 6
20 Carson Palmer ARI 8
21 Jay Cutler MIA 11
22 Blake Bortles JAC 8
23 Joe Flacco BAL 10
24 Alex Smith KC 10

Entering the QB2 tier, the inconsistent veterans take hold with the exception of the #13 QB, Dak Prescott who enters his sophomore season without his top offensive weapon Ezekiel Elliott for six games.

The pressure will be felt on the Dallas QB, but he showed he can hold his own – can he do it with Darren McFadden carrying the rock to kick off the season is the question.

Look for Wentz to potentially make a jump into the top 10 this season as well. After a hot start to his rookie year, he cooled off quickly. The additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith make him an intriguing backup in all leagues.

Rank Player Team Bye
25 Jared Goff LAR 8
26 Mike Glennon CHI 9
27 Brian Hoyer SF 11
28 Trevor Siemian DEN 5
29 Paxton Lynch DEN 5
30 Deshaun Watson HOU 7
31 Tom Savage HOU 7
32 Brock Osweiler CLE 9
33 DeShone Kizer CLE 9
34 Josh McCown NYJ 11
35 Christian Hackenberg NYJ 11
36 Jimmy Garoppolo NE 9
37 Teddy Bridgewater MIN 9
38 Mitchell Trubisky CHI 9

May God have mercy on your soul if you must enter this spectrum of quarterbacks.

Yes, we are a Chicago sports blog, and yes, we saw Trubisky’s performance against Denver. The potential is there for him to move up a few slots on the list over the coming weeks – the same can be said for Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer.

Check out the next ChiCity Fantasy Review on Tuesday as we break down the 2017 Running Back Rankings.

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