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 Matt Schaub, OAK (Bye: 5)
25
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 239   DOB: 1981-06-25   Age: 33
College: Virginia   Draft: 2004 Round 3 (27)   Experience: 9
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011HOU10178 292 2,479 15 6 15 9 2 196.9 19.7
2012HOU16350 544 4,008 22 12 21 -9 0 287.5 18.0
2013HOU10219 358 2,310 10 14 5 24 0 157.9 15.8
2014 (Projected)OAK 308 513 3,540 22 17 92 46 0 269.6  

Outlook: It took just one season for the Houston Texans to fall the way from vying for the top seed in the AFC playoffs to picking No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. Although the team went through a number of changes, the lack of quality quarterback play seemed to be the biggest problem that the team faced. A horrendous start to the season from Matt Schaub led to the formerly-considered “franchise” quarterback being benched after Week 6. Although Schaub would see some playing time again in a few spot starts, it was clear that his time in Houston had passed and it was time for both parties to go their separate ways. Schaub now finds himself in an equally terrible situation, but this time he will be without his safety blanket Andre Johnson. Instead Schaub will be working with a hodgepodge group of receivers that he has no chemistry with, on a team that is unlikely to be competitive in many games. Schaub may become a bye week fill-in, but he is unlikely to be drafted in most fantasy leagues and should not be trusted until he can prove that his days of touchdown streaks to the opposing team are behind him.


 Josh McCown, TB (Bye: 7)
26
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 213   DOB: 1979-07-04   Age: 35
College: Sam Houston State   Draft: 2002 Round 3 (16)   Experience: 11
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011CHI335 55 414 2 4 12 68 0 35.5 11.8
2013CHI8149 224 1,829 13 1 13 69 1 156.4 19.5
2014 (Projected)TB 231 373 2,759 16 14 27 129 1 220.9  

 Ryan Fitzpatrick, HOU (Bye: 10)
27
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1982-11-24   Age: 31
College: Harvard   Draft: 2005 Round 7 (36)   Experience: 8
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011BUF16353 570 3,832 24 24 56 215 0 309.1 19.3
2012BUF16306 505 3,400 24 16 48 197 1 291.7 18.2
2013TEN11217 350 2,454 14 12 43 225 3 219.2 19.9
2014 (Projected)HOU 206 343 2,365 15 14 46 204 1 204.7  

 Jake Locker, TEN (Bye: 9)
28
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 234   DOB: 1988-06-15   Age: 26
College: Washington   Draft: 2011 Round 1 (8)   Experience: 2
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011TEN534 66 542 4 0 8 56 1 54.7 10.9
2012TEN11177 314 2,176 10 11 41 291 1 183.9 16.7
2013TEN7111 183 1,256 8 4 24 155 2 122.3 17.5
2014 (Projected)TEN 207 357 2,249 11 13 41 262 1 188.7  

Outlook: Since he was drafted as the No. 8 overall pick in 2011, Jake Locker has yet to live up to expectations in the fantasy game or real life. He is slated to begin the 2014 season as the starting quarterback for the third straight year despite not having his option picked up by the team. How is that for confidence? If Locker hopes to get a shiny new deal, first he will have to learn how to stay on the field. Over the past two years he has missed nearly half of the Titans' games (14 of 32) with ailments to his hip, foot and shoulder. So far this offseason Locker has shown that he is mostly over the Lisfranc injury that sidelined him last season. He participated in mini camp last month and is grasping the playbook under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Tennessee has also made an attempt to bolster the offensive line by signing tackle Micheal Oher and drafting Tyler Lewan. Locker should have a good-sized leash as Tennessee opted to not bring in a high-priced veteran to challenge for the starting role. Instead, the team chose to add a career backup in Charlie Whitehurst. Whitehurst has knowledge of the system having served as Phillip Rivers' understudy last year in San Diego and if everything falls into place he could make a Luke McCown-like splash midseason. If Locker is indeed healthy and making good reads in this offense he would still only be an average reserve for fantasy purposes. Should he falter or suffer another injury, the Titans would turn to Whitehurst until rookie Zach Mettenberger is ready. Mettenberger is reportedly doing well in his recovery from an ACL injury that caused him to slide to the sixth round. If he can impress in his first pro season, he would likely be in the mix to start as soon as next year, assuming Locker is not brought back on a new deal.


 Chad Henne, JAC (Bye: 11)
29
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 230   DOB: 1985-07-02   Age: 29
College: Michigan   Draft: 2008 Round 2 (26)   Experience: 4
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011MIA464 112 868 4 4 14 101 1 75.5 18.9
2012JAC10166 308 2,084 11 11 19 64 1 160.6 16.1
2013JAC15305 503 3,241 13 14 26 77 0 221.8 14.8
2014 (Projected)JAC 226 390 2,456 13 11 10 34 0 178.2  

Outlook: If you have ever had to put Chad Henne into your fantasy lineup, you probably did so while crossing your fingers. As he keeps the seat warm for rookie Blake Bortles, Henne is rather boring in the fantasy game. Coming off a career-best 503 passing attempts, Henne barely maintained a 60 percent completion rate en route to a pedestrian 3,241 passing yards. If that wasn't enough to drive away fantasy owners, he made sure to throw more interceptions than touchdowns. In fact, Henne has never thrown more touchdowns than interceptions in a single season during his six-year career. Most of the Jags' receiving corps have been banged up this preseason, not to mention they're inexperienced. At best, Henne will find some level of chemistry with his younger wideouts, keep the chains moving and limit his turnovers to allow the offense to be fantasy relevant. Unless you play in a cavernous league that starts two quarterbacks, you are better off hoping Henne is good enough to make somebody besides Toby Gerhart fantasy relevant before relinquishing the job to Bortles permanently.


 Kirk Cousins, WAS (Bye: 10)
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Height: 6’3”   Weight: 214   DOB: 1988-08-19   Age: 25
College: Michigan State   Draft: 2012 Round 4 (7)   Experience: -
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2012WAS333 48 466 4 3 3 22 0 41.5 13.8
2013WAS581 155 854 4 7 4 14 0 60.1 12.0
2014 (Projected)WAS 36 56 449 3 2 4 15 0 36.0  

 Matt Cassel, MIN (Bye: 10)
31
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 230   DOB: 1982-05-17   Age: 32
College: -   Draft: 2005 Round 7 (16)   Experience: 8
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011KC9160 269 1,713 10 9 25 99 0 135.6 15.1
2012KC9161 277 1,796 6 12 27 145 1 134.3 14.9
2013MIN9153 254 1,807 11 9 18 57 1 146.1 16.2
2014 (Projected)MIN 181 306 2,145 15 12 26 81 0 175.4  

Outlook: There is perhaps no more schizophrenic position in the NFL than quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Since 2000, the Vikings have had a whopping 15 different players make a start at quarterback. 2013 was no different, as three players, Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman took rides on the quarterback merry-go-round. The result? An ugly 6-10 record, an 18-19 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a yet another attempt at a long-term answer by drafting Teddy Bridgewater late in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Because there is a great chance that more than one quarterback will be under center again in 2014, until one guy emerges by playing well and winning, this is a fantasy situation to avoid. But watch closely, as there are a few reasons why the quarterback position in Minnesota won't be a total black hole and may actually provide some solid QB2 possibilities.

With the re-signing of Cassel and the drafting of Bridgewater, the Vikings have seemed to move on from their last first-round quarterback, Ponder. Despite starting 16 games in 2012 and “leading” his team to the playoffs, Ponder has neither shown the physical tools or technical savvy to be anything more than a decent back-up. With Ponder relegated to No. 3 duties or perhaps off the team altogether by the start the season, put your focus on Cassel and Bridgewater. The skill position talent in running back Adrian Peterson and pass catchers Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Kyle Rudolph, combined with the offensive coaching philosophy and pedigree of new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, are enough to make Cassel and Bridgewater intriguing options. Based on offseason work, it seems Cassel will open the season as the starter. Cassel has experience and the support of his coaches and teammates and will have a legitimate chance to hold off Bridgewater if he plays well. Unfortunately for him, that's a giant-sized IF. New lava-tempered head coach Mike Zimmer will look to make his mark and won't drag his feet before making a change at the position like former Head Coach Lesile Frasier was guilty of doing. Bridgewater went from darling to dud in the offseason, falling all the way to the end of the first round in the draft. He has the leadership and decision-making to be successful, but the biggest knocks on Bridgewater were physical; he doesn't offer much more than Cassel. Also, the Vikings will play all home games outside for the next two years, further limiting any late-season upside from Bridgewater in 2014. Only super desperate 12-team leagues will have to consider a Vikings quarterback this season, but in deeper leagues some QB2 value could be unearthed from this icy Minnesota wasteland.


 Geno Smith, NYJ (Bye: 11)
32
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1990-10-10   Age: 23
College: West Virginia   Draft: 2013 Round 2 (8)   Experience: 1
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2013NYJ16247 443 3,046 12 21 72 366 6 272.9 17.1
2014 (Projected)NYJ 160 281 1,910 11 12 51 241 2 175.6  

Comment: Smith is penciled in as the Jets starter but smart money is on Vick getting a crack at the starting job at some point during the season. ~ Mike Krueger


 Brian Hoyer, CLE (Bye: 4)
33
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 215   DOB: 1985-10-13   Age: 28
College: Michigan State   Draft: -   Experience: 5
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011NE31 1 22 0 0 4 -3 0 0.8 0.3
2012ARI230 53 330 1 2 1 6 0 21.1 10.6
2013CLE357 96 615 5 3 6 16 0 52.4 17.5
2014 (Projected)CLE 182 308 2,125 11 7 44 88 0 159.1  

Comment: Hoyer begins camp as the starter but expect Manziel to be the starter at some point during the season. ~ Mike Krueger


 Michael Vick, NYJ (Bye: 11)
34
Height: 6’0”   Weight: 215   DOB: 1980-06-26   Age: 34
College: Virginia Tech   Draft: 2001 Round 1 (1)   Experience: 11
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011PHI13253 423 3,303 18 14 76 589 1 302.1 23.2
2012PHI10204 351 2,362 12 10 62 332 1 205.3 20.5
2013PHI778 142 1,216 5 3 38 291 2 121.9 17.4
2014 (Projected)NYJ 128 217 1,475 6 4 44 276 1 131.4  

 Johnny Manziel, CLE (Bye: 4)
35
Height: 5’11”   Weight: 207   DOB: 1992-12-06   Age: 21
College: Texas A&M   Draft: 2014 Round 1 (22)   Experience: R
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2014 (Projected)CLE 143 235 1,644 8 7 73 313 1 151.5  

 Matt Flynn, GB (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1985-06-20   Age: 29
College: -   Draft: 2008 Round 7 (2)   Experience: 5
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011GB533 49 518 6 2 13 -6 1 55.3 11.1
2012SEA25 9 68 0 0 4 -5 0 2.9 1.5
2013OAK7124 200 1,392 8 5 20 65 0 108.1 15.4
2014 (Projected)GB 9 15 104 0 1 0 0 0 5.2