Fantasy Football Rankings: Aug. 1 QB Rankings

As fantasy owners, quarterback has seen a large amount of moves and transitions. This should lead you to want to lock up one of the quarterbacks who is comfortable within his offense and has been with the same team through the lockout. These quarterbacks should be a sure thing and won't cause you too much of a headache. The teams that have changed quarterbacks will have a month to put things in place and those new quarterbacks may get off to a slow start for the first month or two of the season. Let's get to the rankings.

Tier 1

1. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers

I give Rodgers the edge over Vick as this will be his fourth season as the Packers starting QB and he has missed only 1 game in the last 3 years as a starter. The offense should be just as dynamic this season with TE Jermichael Finley back.

2. Michael Vick - Philadelphia Eagles

Vick surprised many with his amazing season. He was not a one dimensional threat either but put up big numbers with his arm and legs. His injury history is cause for concern.

3. Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts

The neck surgery is a red flag. But with a healthy group of receivers, Manning should once again be one of the first QB's off the board.

4. Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers

Rivers has become the focal point of the Chargers offense. With Jackson and Gates available for more than half a season, Rivers will have big numbers once again.

 Tier 2

5. Tom Brady - New England Patriots

He is still a very solid choice as a QB. The Patriots system should once again put Brady near the top of football's passers.

6. Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

Brees is still in his prime and will continue to produce great fantasy numbers. The Saints should keep defenses honest this season with a better running game.

7. Matt Schaub - Houston Texans

He has developed into a really good starting fantasy QB. Schaub also has some great receiving targets like Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels.

Tier 3

8. Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys

Romo should bounce back with a nice season after playing in only 5 games in 2010. The Cowboys have the weapons to really light up the scoreboard.

9. Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers QB performed quite well despite being suspended to start the 2010 season. Big Ben is just entering his prime and hopefully will continue to show more maturity off the field.

10. Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan is developing into a great fantasy QB. The Falcons are doing their part by grabbing key pieces in the passing game needed for continued success.

11. Josh Freeman - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He made a believer out of quite a few people last season. The surprising thing is that despite his great numbers, he failed to have a 300 yard passing game.

12. Eli Manning - New York Giants

Eli may not be the first Manning off the draft board but he has closed the gap on his brother. The big concern is his ballooning INT total, which reached 25 in 2010.

13. Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens like to have a very balanced offense which holds back Flacco's stats. He should be a good value as he starts his fourth season.

14. Jay Cutler - Chicago Bears

Cutler has received a lot of abuse on and off the field. He was sacked 52 times in 2010. It will be interesting to see if he can continue to improve his numbers and take it to the next level.

Tier 4

15. Sam Bradford - St. Louis Rams

His rookie season was very good, even though his receiving corps was lacking. The Rams have not done much to give him more to work with.

16. Matt Cassel - Kansas City Chiefs

Cassel will probably not improve upon his 2010 numbers. He is more of a reliable fantasy backup than an every week starter.

17. Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

The Lions have quickly put together a very potent offense.Stafford has not been able to stay healthy enough to use Megatron and company. He is a huge risk/reward pick.

18. Kyle Orton - Denver Broncos

Orton appears to be the No. 1 QB in Denver at the moment. Although the Dolphins seem still have an interest in acquiring him.   

19. Carson Palmer - Cincinnati Bengals

He continued to prepare to play during the off-season and has not filed for retirement yet. We'll see if anything changes in the next week or so.

20. Mark Sanchez - New York Jets

Sanchez improved over his rookie year and threw more TD than INT in 2010. With the Jets strong running game though, Sanchez is still a work in progress.

21. Tim Tebow - Denver Broncos

If Orton isn't traded, Tebow will have to win the starting job during the pre-season. He put up some impressive fantasy numbers but still needs to improve as a quarterback. 

22. David Garrard - Jacksonville Jaguars

Garrard had a pretty good season last year but the Jaguars drafted Blaine Gabbert which is a concern. If he can stay healthy and remain consistent, Garrard should be a great fantasy backup.

23. Ryan Fitzpatrick - Buffalo Bills

The Bills did not draft a quarterback which shows their confidence in the Harvard product. It would be nice if the Bills gave him more to work with but he shouldn't regress too much from the numbers he put up last season.

24. Donovan McNabb - Minnesota Vikings

McNabb moves into a much better situation than he had last year. Christian Ponder has not had the time to work with the offense, so McNabb should have the job for most of the season.

25. Colt McCoy - Cleveland Browns

He shows promise as a starting NFL quarterback but doesn't really have the weapons to star. It will be interesting to continue to watch his development.

26. Jason Campbell - Oakland Raiders

Campbell is the quarterback for a team with a strong running game. He needs to be viewed as a fantasy backup.

27. Matt Hasselbeck - Tennessee Titans

Another quarterback on a team that is run-heavy is Hasselbeck. He is getting older and his stats are no where near his prime fantasy years.

28. Chad Henne - Miami Dolphins

Henne seems to have lost the confidence of the Dolphins front office. It will be interesting to see if he can keep the starting job.

29. Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers

The top pick in the draft has a lot of potential and could start in Week 1. He is a good prospect and definitely one to watch but will struggle with the faster NFL defenses.

30. Kevin Kolb - Arizona Cardinals

Kolb has a fresh start in Arizona but how long will it take for him to grow into the offense. The Cardinals have provided some weapons, so Kolb will probably be moving up this list.

31. Alex Smith - San Francisco 49ers

He is just holding the spot while Colin Kaepernick learns the ropes. Smith might be a good fantasy backup with the receivers the 49ers have.

32. Vince Young - Philadelphia Eagles

Young has dropped into a great fantasy situation. If Vick goes down, he should put up some great numbers.

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