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Regular Season, Updated: 7/17/14
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 Matt Moore, MIA (Bye: 5)
54
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 203   DOB: 1984-08-09   Age: 29
College: Oregon State   Draft: -   Experience: 6
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011MIA13210 347 2,497 16 9 32 65 2 207.4 16.0
2012MIA211 19 131 1 0 5 -3 0 10.3 5.1
2013MIA12 6 53 0 2 0 0 0 2.7 2.7
2014 (Projected)MIA 6 9 66 0 0 0 0 0 3.3  

 Cam Newton, CAR (Bye: 12)
6
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 244   DOB: 1989-05-11   Age: 25
College: Auburn   Draft: 2011 Round 1 (1)   Experience: 3
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011CAR16310 517 4,051 21 17 126 706 14 441.2 27.6
2012CAR16280 485 3,869 19 12 127 741 8 391.6 24.5
2013CAR16292 473 3,379 24 13 111 587 6 359.7 22.5
2014 (Projected)CAR 275 459 3,350 22 13 122 672 7 364.7  

Comment: Newton's ability to run the ball and score TDs on the ground keeps him in the fantasy top ten discussion at QB. ~ Mike Krueger


 Brock Osweiler, DEN (Bye: 4)
53
Height: 6’7”   Weight: 242   DOB: 1990-11-22   Age: 23
College: Arizona State   Draft: 2012 Round 2 (25)   Experience: -
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2012DEN52 4 12 0 0 8 -13 0 -0.7 -0.1
2013DEN211 16 95 0 0 3 2 0 5.0 2.5
2014 (Projected)DEN 7 13 89 0 0 0 0 0 4.5  

 Carson Palmer, ARI (Bye: 4)
20
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 235   DOB: 1979-12-27   Age: 34
College: -   Draft: 2003 Round 1 (1)   Experience: 11
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011OAK10199 328 2,753 13 16 16 20 1 197.7 19.8
2012OAK15345 565 4,018 22 14 18 36 1 298.5 19.9
2013ARI16362 572 4,274 24 22 27 3 0 310.0 19.4
2014 (Projected)ARI 357 576 4,150 23 17 9 17 0 301.2  

Comment: Offense should move forward but Palmer is better as a QB2 with low-end QB1 upside. ~ Mike Krueger


 Philip Rivers, SD (Bye: 10)
14
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 228   DOB: 1981-12-08   Age: 32
College: North Carolina State   Draft: 2004 Round 1 (4)   Experience: 9
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011SD16366 582 4,624 27 20 26 36 1 348.8 21.8
2012SD16338 527 3,606 26 15 27 40 0 288.3 18.0
2013SD16379 545 4,478 32 11 28 72 0 359.1 22.4
2014 (Projected)SD 363 568 4,259 29 14 27 49 0 333.9  

Outlook: Former top-five fantasy quarterback Philip Rivers and his incredible bounce-back 2013 season gave fantasy owners something to look forward to heading into this year. His six games with three or more touchdown passes made him a high reward player, but he was also incredibly consistent, throwing at least one touchdown pass in every game. Rivers' chemistry with rookie wide receiver Keenan Allen creates fantasy excellence, but the lack of high-end pass-catching talent among the rest of the players should concern fantasy owners. The departure of offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could be another reason to be worried, or maybe not, as Rivers has produced in the past without Whisenhunt calling the plays.


 Aaron Rodgers, GB (Bye: 9)
3
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1983-12-02   Age: 30
College: California   Draft: 2005 Round 1 (24)   Experience: 8
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011GB15343 502 4,643 45 6 60 257 3 455.9 30.4
2012GB16371 552 4,295 39 8 54 259 2 408.7 25.5
2013GB9193 290 2,536 17 6 30 120 0 206.8 23.0
2014 (Projected)GB 368 558 4,460 37 11 51 228 2 405.8  

Outlook: It's strange to look at quarterback rankings from 2013 and see a double-digit number next to Aaron Rodgers's name. He still finished tied for fourth in FPts/G. A broken collarbone sunk his stats and nearly the Packers' season before he came back in heroic fashion to save their season in week 17 against Chicago. Rodgers has remained at the top of nearly every important fantasy quarterback stat for the past six years and he's always in the running for first quarterback off the board. Will Rodgers pick right up where he left off and continue to make Green Bay's offense a fantasy factory?

Let's not be silly, if Rodgers is your starting quarterback, your roster will be in great hands. Coaches and players lie, but numbers usually don't. If Rodgers had played the full season, he would have finished 2013 with roughly 4,500 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Those numbers would have put him in the low end of the top 10 and approached his career starter lows.

There are a few factors to consider before making that all-important quarterback selection, though. First, the emergence of Eddie Lacy. The rookie runner carried the ball 285 times and 11 scores last year and proved to be the reliable and efficient running back the Packers have been looking for since Ryan Grant in 2009. Grant's numbers from that year are eerily similar to those of Lacy last year: 1,100 yards with 11 touchdowns. Rodgers in 2009: 4,400-30-7, very close to his 16-game projection for 2013. Another factor to consider is the change in player personnel. In consecutive offseasons Rodgers has lost familiar veteran pass catchers in Greg Jennings, James Jones and Jermichael Finley. Their talent will be easy to replace, as Rodgers makes the players around him better. Working with younger receivers in Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin and a potential rookie tight end could affect his consistency, especially early in the year. The bottom line here is that Rodgers is one of the league's best, but baring major injury to the running back corps, he won't be asked to carry this team like in 2011 and 2012. Expect numbers to be closer to that of mere mortals, but still good enough to make him a top QB1 selection.

Comment: With a healthy running game, a return to the fantasy top five is in the cards for Rodgers. ~ Mike Krueger


 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (Bye: 12)
16
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 241   DOB: 1982-03-02   Age: 32
College: -   Draft: 2004 Round 1 (11)   Experience: 9
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011PIT15324 513 4,077 21 14 31 70 0 294.9 19.7
2012PIT13284 449 3,265 26 8 26 92 0 276.5 21.3
2013PIT16375 584 4,261 28 14 26 99 1 341.0 21.3
2014 (Projected)PIT 366 581 4,182 26 13 27 84 1 327.5  

 Tony Romo, DAL (Bye: 11)
13
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 228   DOB: 1980-04-21   Age: 34
College: Eastern Illinois   Draft: -   Experience: 9
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011DAL16346 522 4,184 31 10 22 46 1 343.8 21.5
2012DAL16425 648 4,903 28 19 30 49 1 368.1 23.0
2013DAL15342 535 3,842 31 10 20 38 0 319.9 21.3
2014 (Projected)DAL 362 566 4,129 29 14 24 50 1 333.5  

Outlook: Tony Romo underwent back surgery to repair a herniated disc in December, but is expected to be 100 percent by the start of training camp. Head Coach Jason Garrett believes Romo is in the prime of his career, but considering the quarterback is now 34 years old, that statement is likely May/June “coach speak.” On the plus side, the Cowboys have hired Scott Linehan as their new passing-game coordinator, a move the veteran Romo is reported to be thrilled with. Under Linehan, the Lions' Matthew Stafford averaged 4,885 passing yards over the last three seasons, and he never attempted fewer than 630 passes. Contrast that with Romo, who has only surpassed 550 attempts once in his career. Romo is perpetually underrated in fantasy circles and should prove to once again be a boon for owners who wait on drafting a QB. In four of his eight seasons as an NFL starter, he has topped 4,000 yards in passing, and he threw for 3,828 yards with 31 TDs in 15 games last season. If his attempts were to rise significantly under Linehan, Romo could put up a career year even at 34 years of age.

Comment: Romo (back) will be watched closely during training camp. He'll be moving up the rankings as his progress improves. ~ Mike Krueger


 Matt Ryan, ATL (Bye: 9)
7
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1985-05-17   Age: 29
College: Boston College   Draft: 2008 Round 1 (3)   Experience: 5
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011ATL16347 565 4,177 29 12 37 84 2 345.3 21.6
2012ATL16422 615 4,719 32 14 34 141 1 384.1 24.0
2013ATL16439 651 4,515 26 17 17 55 0 335.3 21.0
2014 (Projected)ATL 415 629 4,720 27 16 22 76 1 357.6  

Outlook: Atlanta continued its transition to a more open passing offense in 2013 as Matt Ryan set career highs in pass attempts, completions and interceptions. Expect more of the same from the veteran signal caller in 2014. In fact, he might be even better, considering the 26 TDs he threw last year were his lowest total since 2009. If Ryan is to be a top-five fantasy quarterback this year it will start with a healthier offensive line. First-round draft pick Jake Matthews will be plugged in at right tackle, while Sam Baker returns from a knee injury on the left side. Additionally, Jon Asamoah was brought in from Kansas City to help inside, and the whole group will be coached up by Mike Tice. New faces do not always translate into success, but Atlanta has definitely upgraded its talent level across the line, which should translate into less sacks and more time for Atlanta’s offense to work downfield. Add the healthy return of Julio Jones' dynamic playmaking ability, along with the steadiness of Roddy White, and Matt Ryan is likely to see his stock rise back to where it was before injuries derailed the offense. It also doesn't hurt to have a pair of running backs who could combine to catch 100 balls in Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers. Surrounded by playmakers, Ryan has a good shot at posting his second career 30-TD season and should be taken after Brees, Rodgers and Manning are called on draft day.

Comment: The Falcons threw the ball more than any other team last season, yet Ryan's fantasy numbers dipped. A healthy Julio Jones and Roddy White will go along way in making Atlanta's QB a fantasy force once again. ~ Mike Krueger


 Mark Sanchez, PHI (Bye: 7)
43
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1986-11-11   Age: 27
College: -   Draft: 2009 Round 1 (5)   Experience: 4
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011NYJ16308 542 3,474 26 18 37 103 6 324.0 20.3
2012NYJ15246 453 2,883 13 18 22 28 0 199.0 13.3
2014 (Projected)PHI 19 31 214 0 0 1 2 0 10.9  

 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.


 Alex Smith, KC (Bye: 6)
17
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 217   DOB: 1984-05-07   Age: 30
College: Utah   Draft: 2005 Round 1 (1)   Experience: 8
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFFPtsFFPts/G
2011SF16273 445 3,144 17 5 52 179 2 255.1 15.9
2012SF10153 218 1,737 13 5 31 132 0 152.1 15.2
2013KC15308 509 3,313 23 8 75 432 1 306.9 20.5
2014 (Projected)KC 316 526 3,579 25 10 83 389 1 323.9  

Outlook: Former No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith proved that the success he enjoyed during his final years in San Francisco was more than just a product of being on a great team, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to the best record in the league through the first half of the 2013 season. Unfortunately, he and the Chiefs were unable to hold off the eventual AFC champion Denver Broncos in the division, but fantasy owners were pleased at the production they got from their quarterback over the second half of the schedule. Despite the team struggling in the wins column and sitting its starters in Week 17, Smith was able to contribute a total of 17 touchdown passes from Week 11 through Week 16, and whereas previously in his career he had never thrown more than 20 touchdown passes for an entire season, he was able to finish 2013 with a total of 23. His 431 rushing yards were also sixth best among all quarterbacks, making him an underappreciated fantasy asset in the running game. With a more difficult schedule on the horizon in 2014, Kansas City is unlikely to replicate the kind of success it had in 2013, which could mean less wins for the team but perhaps more passing opportunities for Smith, particularly late in games. A reduction in efficiency should also be expected due to the Chiefs strength of schedule, but the potential for more total pass attempts could make Smith a high-end QB2 option with low-end QB1 upside.

Comment: Smith's running ability and second-half success in 2013 are positivies but a tougher schedule (NFC West) keeps him in QB2 territory. ~ Mike Krueger