Fantasy football QB rankings and target round recommendations – The Daily Gazette

A fantasy football draft just around the corner?

We’ve got you covered, because it’s time for me to put on the “Guru” hat and begin my series of fantasy football level rankings starting with the quarterback position.

LEVEL 1

Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes

Recommended target range: Rounds 4-5

These are the only three quarterbacks I’m willing to spend any of my top five picks on single quarterback formats. Allen offers the best passing and rushing mix of any quarterback, and Herbert and Mahomes have established themselves as elite passers capable of throwing over 5,000 yards. They should go in the top three picks in superflex sizes.

LEVEL 2

Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts

Recommended target range: Rounds 6-8

This next tier includes guys who are capable of reaching higher tier status, but aren’t quite as sure. Burrow is an elite passer who doesn’t offer much with his legs, while Jackson, Murray and Hurts offer elite running ability to make up for their shortcomings in throwing the ball. All four are capable of taking the next step and delivering value in the middle rounds.

LEVEL 3

Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers

Recommended target range: Rounds 7-10

All of these guys are seasoned veterans and have established themselves as trustworthy quarterback options for fantasy managers. However, they don’t offer as many benefits as the guys above and are getting older. Prescott and Wilson seem like the safest options in the bunch, but Brady is still on a high despite turning 45 this year. Stafford and Rodgers are the riskiest since Stafford’s elbow tendonitis, and Rodgers has lost his best weapon to Davante Adams.

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LEVEL 4

Trey Lance, Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa

Recommended target range: Rounds 10-12

Lance finds himself as the go-to sleeper quarterback for fantasy managers, and he offers some serious upside in the double-digit rounds as someone who could be the next elite mobile QB. Carr and Cousins ​​are also quality options since Carr now has Adams and Cousins ​​has a pass-first head coach in Kevin O’Connell. Lawrence and Tagovaioa are also in better situations, so it might be worth waiting to select one of those guys rather than spending an early pick on a top QB.

LEVEL 5

Jameis Winston, Justin Fields, Matt Ryan, MacJones, Zach Wilson, Ryan Tannehill

Recommended target range: Round 12 or later

These are the quarterbacks who could be league winners in superflex formats, as they tend to slip into later rounds and have enough upside to potentially outplay some of the elite quarterbacks. Winston and Fields are the most intriguing and could also be valuable in single quarterback leagues, but they’re probably not worth drafting into those because there are so many options at that position. .

The best of the rest: Daniel Jones, Carson Wentz, Davis Mills, Jared Goff, Baker Mayfield, Mitch Trubisky, Marcus Mariota, Deshaun Watson (value may change depending on suspension length)

Spencer ‘the Guru’ Urquhart (@spencertheguru) has been a fantasy football analyst since 2014, building a community of over 6,000 followers on Instagram

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