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Fantasy Football: Fantasy Quarterback Rankings 31-48

This list of rankings continues on from the Top 30 that was posted last week. When you're in dynasty and keeper leagues, it is important to draft or pick up and stash players for the future. At other times you want to handcuff your starter, so that you're prepared in case of injury or suspension. I know that some of these players are not even guaranteed the backup job but they will probably see the field at one point or another this season.  Let's look at the next 18 quarterbacks.

31. John Skelton- Arizona Cardinals

Bye Week 6

Skelton has a strong arm and is pretty accurate with his passes. It will take some time for him to adjust to NFL defenses but he should eventually get a shot at the starting job. He's tall and has a quarterback's build.

Projection: 3-6 ATT, 9 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

32. Jake Delhomme- Cleveland Browns

Bye Week 8

He is being paid like a starter by the Browns, which likely means he'll have every opportunity to be the starter. Delhomme's new supporting cast is not as talented as the one he left behind in Carolina. As long as he stays healthy, Delhomme should stick as their quarterback for the balance of the season.

Projection: 189-350 ATT, 2100 yards, 175/game, 7 TD, 20 INT, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TD

33. Jimmy Clausen- Carolina Panthers

Bye Week 6

Clausen dropped in the NFL draft but that could be a blessing in disguise. He won't have the pressure to start immediately and probably wouldn't have anyway with Matt Moore ahead of him. He can make all the NFL throws but lacks a strong arm.

Projection: 80-150 ATT, 900 yards, 112.5/game, 3 TD, 6 INT

34. Michael Vick- Philadelphia Eagles

Bye Week 8

He has never been the prototypical quarterback, very athletic and fast but lacks touch and accuracy. The Eagles will probably use Vick to run a variation of the Wildcat and as insurance in case Kevin Kolb goes down. He will probably get twice as many touches this season than last.

Projection: 14-30 ATT, 300 yards, 18.8/game, 3 TD, O INT, 200 rush yards, 4 rush TD

35. Charlie Whitehurst- Seattle Seahawks

Bye Week 5

Whitehurst has never thrown a pass in a regular season game and has never really been on fire in the pre-season. Pete Carroll might be thinking differently, otherwise why would he have traded a second round pick this year and a third round pick next year for him. Hasselbeck has been frequently injured the last few seasons, which could result in Whitehurst starting sooner than later.

Projection: 79-150 ATT, 900 yards, 150/game, 3 TD, 6 INT

36. Trent Edwards- Buffalo Bills

He looked very promising entering last season but it turned out to be a lie. Edwards earned a new nickname, "Captain Checkdown," which really says it all. Hopefully, new head coach Chan Gailey can work miracles and make Edwards relevant again.

Projection: 213-360 ATT, 1200 yards, 92.3/game, 6 TD, 15 INT, 100 rush yards, 1 rush TD

37. Sage Rosenfels- Minnesota Vikings

Bye Week 4

Rosenfels would have been a descent starter had Brett Favre not shown up. It will be interesting to see if he gets moved in the next few weeks to a team needing more experience at quarterback. If not, we'll always remember the helicopter.

Projection: 3-6 ATT, 30 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT 

38. Jonathan Crompton- San Diego Chargers

He made a major jump in his senior season and became relevant in the NFL draft. Crompton didn't go as high as projected but should develop and has the right stuff to be a future NFL starter. He has shown a nice ability to throw on the move.

Projection: 2-3 ATT, 15 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

39. Seneca Wallace- Cleveland Browns

Bye Week 8

Wallace should take over at some point this season, I just don't see Delhomme lasting all 16 games. He is mobile and doesn't have much wear on his arm or legs. Look for Wallace to take care of the football and the offense.

Projection: 155-240 ATT, 1200 yards, 150/game, 5 TD, 4 INT 

40. Dennis Dixon- Pittsburgh Steelers

Bye Week 5

It was very intriguing to watch Dixon face the Ravens on Sunday Night last season. I was very impressed with how he handled himself, going against such a strong defense. He would be my pick to start the first month of the season.

Projection: 47-100 ATT, 300 yards, 50/game, 0 TD, 4 INT, 100 rush yards, 1 rush TD

41. Brady Quinn- Denver Broncos

Bye Week 9

Quinn will no doubt be the real backup to Kyle Orton this season. He never seemed to really get a chance to prove himself with Cleveland. He has more talent around him with the Broncos and could surprise.

Projection: 45-85 ATT, 446 yards, 44.6/game, 0 TD, 1 INT

42. Derek Anderson- Arizona Cardinals

Bye Week 6

He took the league by surprise in 2007 with his Pro Bowl season of 29 TD and 3787 yards. The last two seasons for Anderson have been a real struggle and he seemed to be forcing his throws. The offense around him in Arizona is top notch, which should boost his game.

Projection: 27-61 ATT, 296 yards, 59.2/game, 3 INT, 1 rush TD

43. Marc Bulger- Baltimore Ravens

Bye Week 8

Bulger should enjoy his time in Baltimore, more than the last few seasons with the Rams. He is still a capable quarterback and would help the offense score points. The main reason would be his surrounding cast with a great O-line and terrific backs and receivers.

Projection: 6-27 ATT, 81 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

44. Ryan Fitzpatrick- Buffalo Bills

Bye Week 6

He was the best Bills quarterback last season but that's like being the hockey player with the nicest smile. Fitzpatrick did lead the team to five of their six wins but doesn't have a strong arm. Surprisingly, he threw nearly three times as many touchdowns as Edwards did last year.

Projection: 44-76 ATT, 474 yards, 59.3/game, 0 TD, 3 INT, 1 rush TD

45. Tarvaris Jackson- Minnesota Vikings

Bye Week 4

Jackson is still a young quarterback and it seems as if he has been learning a few pointers from Brett Favre. If called on, the offense has improved since his last start in the 2008 playoffs. His mobility is a real plus and could add some valuable points.

Projection: 12-18 ATT, 180 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

46. Curtis Painter- Indianapolis Colts

Bye Week 7

He is now officially the backup to Peyton Manning in Indy but probably won't see time unless they lock up an early playoff spot. Painter was to blame for the loss of their perfect season, which isn't fair since he was only a rookie. If he ever gets the keys to the Colts offense, he could make something happen.

Projection: 6-27 ATT, 60 yards, 30/game, 0 TD, 0 INT 

47. Byron Leftwich- Pittsburgh Steelers

Leftwich is no stranger to the Steelers, he played for them two years ago. That will help his comfort level and the offense, if he begins the season as the starter. He played well in Tampa without much support, so the Steel City will seem like paradise.

Projection: 57-105 ATT, 210 yards, 52.5/game, 3 TD, 0 INT

48. Kevin O'Connell- New York Jets

Bye Week 7

He might never get the chance to take the starting job in New York but the Patriots and Jets have seen something in him. He has the build for an NFL quarterback but needs more experience. He'll probably earn the third string job for the Jets.

Projection: 3-15 ATT, 21 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT