Carson Wentz was probably the top fantasy passer in 2017. We’ll never know, as his season was cut short by injury. Russell Wilson ultimately blew everyone else out of the water, while Aaron Rodgers didn’t even hit the field for half the year and Andrew Luck never played at all.
It was an odd year for fantasy production under center, but I still think we can use bit and pieces of what happened last season to project passing numbers in 2018. Of course, a lot has changed, pushing some guys up fantasy player rankings and some guys down.
For me, it’s still A-Rod or bust up top. I don’t see the need to pick a quarterback early in fantasy football, but if you’re going to invest an early round pick in a fantasy passer, Rodgers is the guy. I like Tom Brady as the #2, but there is inherent risk in banking your season on a 40+ year old quarterback.
Risk follows everyone from there, though. Who knows if Carson Wentz will be the same guy after a knee injury, if Russell Wilson will repeat as fantasy football’s top quarterback or if some late-round value will again rise up the ladder.
To aid in the process, I’ve finished my 2018 fantasy football quarterback rankings and included some notes to help you during your draft: