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 Philip Rivers, SD (Bye: 10)
10
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 228   DOB: 1981-12-08   Age: 33
College: North Carolina State   Draft: 2004 Round 1 (4) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014SD16379 570 4,286 31 18 38 104 0 348.7 21.8
2015 (Projected)SD 373 565 4,240 29 14 46 83 0 336.3  

Outlook: It's never a good thing when the biggest story surrounding an NFL franchise isn't the team's draft from April and isn't the potential of a deep playoff run in the upcoming season. What's worse is when the story involves the franchise potentially being relocated, especially when the franchise quarterback has made it clear that he has little to no interest in remaining with the team if the move does happen. That kind of frustration and general apathy toward the team rarely breeds fantasy success, but it's the exact scenario that is playing out in San Diego right now with quarterback Philip Rivers.

Rivers, who has not missed a start since becoming the team's top signal caller back in 2006, enters the 2015 season with a whirlwind of speculation surrounding the team and must somehow figure out a way to match, if not exceed his 2014 output if he wants to be a top 10 fantasy option.

Although he is coming off of back-to-back seasons where he exceeded the 30-touchdown mark, Rivers also threw an uncharacteristic 18 interceptions this past season – the second-highest total of his career. Much of this was due to inconsistencies in the offense, injuries across the board and a general lack of blocking from his offensive line. The team did make moves to address the offensive line by bringing in free agents Orlando Franklin and Joe Barksdale. While both players should be positives in the running game, Barksdale was atrocious as a pass protector for the Rams in 2014. If Barksdale doesn't make major improvements to his game, Rivers could be seeing plenty of pressure from the right side of the offensive line which could again translate into an abnormally high number of turnovers.

Still, Rivers remains the most important piece of the puzzle in San Diego. The team should have a more consistent, if not more productive running game this season which should give the team more opportunities to score. With a plethora of decent receiving options but no one elite, Rivers could be the one player who provides consistent, high-quality fantasy production in this offense.


 Aaron Rodgers, GB (Bye: 7)
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Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1983-12-02   Age: 31
College: California   Draft: 2005 Round 1 (24) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014GB16341 520 4,381 38 5 43 269 2 410.0 25.6
2015 (Projected)GB 356 539 4,420 37 7 57 255 2 406.5  

Outlook: After a shoulder injury limited him to just nine games in 2013, Rodgers roared back in 2014, planting his flag on the pinnacle of the fantasy quarterback mountain. Rodgers nabbed his second NFL MVP award and finished with 33 more touchdowns than interceptions (30+ four times in the last five seasons). With the re-signing of the electric Randall Cobb, the assumed health of Jordy Nelson, and the development of young pass catchers Devante Adams, Jeff Janis, and Richard Rodgers, A-Rod helms the league’s most potent passing attack, making him an elite QB1.

Most of the offseason buzz surrounding the Packers concerns the growth of Adams and Janis, two players who should provide Rodgers with a veritable barrage of weapons to deploy against NFL defenses. It will also be interesting to see how a change in play callers will affect the Packer’s offensive aggressiveness, as Mike McCarthy gives way to Tom Clements. With nearly unrivaled offensive weaponry, a consistent offensive system, and a need to score points to protect an inconsistent defense, Rodgers yearly domination is one of the surer things in fantasy football. But if you look deeply enough through the roses and buttercups, some ugly spots lurk in the background that could foil the best laid plans.

After several injuries early in his career slapped him with an “injury prone” label, Rodgers has been a 16 game starter in six of the last seven seasons. But the last two seasons haven’t ended well from a health perspective. The severe calf injury to close out the 2014 didn’t cause him to miss games, but it severely limited what he could do outside the pocket, and may have revealed the start of a potential physical breakdown. Combine his age (31) with the fact that the NFC North defenses should be collectively better in 2015 than they were last year, means there could be a few more bumps in the road than normal.

Every princess has a wart somewhere, but that doesn’t mean you don’t take them to the ball. Rodgers should be battling Andrew Luck for QB1A supremacy, so consider yourself at a distinct advantage with Aaron leading your squad.


 Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (Bye: 11)
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Height: 6’5”   Weight: 241   DOB: 1982-03-02   Age: 33
College: -   Draft: 2004 Round 1 (11) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014PIT16408 608 4,952 32 9 32 27 0 378.3 23.6
2015 (Projected)PIT 374 585 4,444 29 12 19 59 0 344.1  

 Tony Romo, DAL (Bye: 6)
11
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 228   DOB: 1980-04-21   Age: 35
College: Eastern Illinois   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014DAL15304 435 3,705 34 9 25 61 0 327.4 21.8
2015 (Projected)DAL 342 526 3,894 32 12 21 45 0 327.2  

 Matt Ryan, ATL (Bye: 10)
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Height: 6’4”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1985-05-17   Age: 30
College: Boston College   Draft: 2008 Round 1 (3) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014ATL16415 628 4,694 28 14 29 145 0 361.2 22.6
2015 (Projected)ATL 421 638 4,720 27 15 26 89 1 358.9  

 Mark Sanchez, PHI (Bye: 8)
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Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1986-11-11   Age: 28
College: -   Draft: 2009 Round 1 (5) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012NYJ15246 453 2,883 13 18 22 28 0 199.0 13.3
2014PHI9198 309 2,418 14 11 34 87 1 191.6 21.3
2015 (Projected)PHI 124 199 1,456 10 8 23 64 0 119.2  

 Matt Schaub, BAL (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’5”   Weight: 239   DOB: 1981-06-25   Age: 34
College: Virginia   Draft: 2004 Round 3 (27) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014OAK25 10 57 0 2 0 0 0 2.9 1.4
2015 (Projected)BAL 5 8 56 0 0 4 2 0 3.0  

 Alex Smith, KC (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’4”   Weight: 217   DOB: 1984-05-07   Age: 31
College: Utah   Draft: 2005 Round 1 (1) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
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
2014KC15302 463 3,268 18 6 50 254 1 266.8 17.8
2015 (Projected)KC 300 476 3,427 20 10 61 289 1 286.3  

 Geno Smith, NYJ (Bye: 5)
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Height: 6’3”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1990-10-10   Age: 24
College: West Virginia   Draft: 2013 Round 2 (8) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013NYJ16247 443 3,046 12 21 72 366 6 272.9 17.1
2014NYJ14219 367 2,525 13 13 59 238 1 208.1 14.9
2015 (Projected)NYJ 99 168 1,145 7 6 33 155 1 106.8  

Outlook: Geno Smith enters the 2015 as the starter for the New York Jets in what could be a make-or-break season for the former first round pick from West Virginia. In his first two years in the NFL, Smith has yet to complete more that 60 percent of his passes or reach 15 or more passing touchdowns in a season. From a fantasy perspective, Smith appeared to have some value as a rookie when he rushed for 366 yards and six touchdowns. However, that added value from points on the ground evaporated last year when he managed just one rushing touchdown on 59 attempts. In his rookie season with the team, Smith had a subpar supporting cast of wide receivers and skill position players that undoubtedly made his transition to the NFL difficult. With the addition of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall in the off-season to go along with Eric Decker and tight end Jace Amaro, Smith has all the pieces in place to be successful. Now he must prove that he is the quarterback of the future and not another early-round quarterback bust for the Jets.


 Matthew Stafford, DET (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’2”   Weight: 232   DOB: 1988-02-07   Age: 27
College: Georgia   Draft: 2009 Round 1 (1) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012DET16435 727 4,967 20 17 35 126 4 365.0 22.8
2013DET16371 634 4,647 29 19 36 74 2 367.8 23.0
2014DET16363 602 4,247 22 12 43 93 2 321.7 20.1
2015 (Projected)DET 360 600 4,260 25 14 28 83 2 333.3  

Outlook: To say Matthew Stafford had a regression in 2014 is akin to calling water wet. It was obvious to every disappointed Stafford owner last year, as he finished outside the QB1 threshold after finishing in the top-5 the previous year. Those in Stafford’s corner will say it was his first year in a complicated system, and he was without Calvin Johnson for a good chunk of the season. Despite the low touchdown total (22), he completed over 60% of his passes for only the second time in his career, and threw a career low 12 interceptions. He finished 2014 by leading his team to the playoffs, and posting a strong 8-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio to go along with two 300-plus-yard games over the last five games of the season.

If you believe the final five games of the 2014 season are a precursor to 2015 success I might wait to buy a ticket on the Stafford hype train. Being a former long-time Detroit area resident, I’ve watched Stafford play extensively over the years, and I’ve come to conclusion that he’s a mediocre quarterback. Sure his arm talent is nearly unrivaled, but during a game you are as likely to say “wow, how the heck did he make that throw?”, as you are to say “why the heck did he make that throw!”. After six years in the league he still hasn’t developed a consistent ability to put touch on the ball, and his fantasy stats have been largely influenced by a ridiculous number of pass attempts. He fails to elevate the players around him, and struggles mightily when any of them miss time. Some games he throws darts all over the field for four quarters, and in others can’t hit a car dealership in suburban Detroit! (it’s a Michigan thing, just trust me). With the Lions publically stating a desire to commit more to the running game (their first two draft picks support this idea), Stafford’s pass attempts should be the lowest since his rookie year. The health of Calvin Johnson and development of Eric Ebron will go a long way in helping his Ryan Fitzpatrickian sub 50% completion percentage in the red zone. Stafford is a great option for owners looking to add their starting quarterback later in the draft as he provides a fairly high floor, and ceiling, but don’t rush out to build your roster around the former Bulldog. Think low end QB1 with 30+ touchdown upside.


 Drew Stanton, ARI (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’3”   Weight: 243   DOB: 1984-05-07   Age: 31
College: Michigan State   Draft: 2007 Round 2 (11) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014ARI9132 240 1,711 7 5 25 63 0 119.9 13.3
2015 (Projected)ARI 17 26 187 1 1 0 0 0 13.4  

 Ryan Tannehill, MIA (Bye: 5)
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Height: 6’4”   Weight: 221   DOB: 1988-07-27   Age: 26
College: Texas A&M   Draft: 2012 Round 1 (8) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012MIA16282 484 3,294 12 13 49 211 2 245.8 15.4
2013MIA16355 588 3,913 24 17 39 238 1 321.5 20.1
2014MIA16392 590 4,045 27 12 55 317 1 348.0 21.7
2015 (Projected)MIA 359 561 3,928 26 14 54 256 1 332.0  

Outlook: Tannehill posted career highs in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completion percentage, and rushing yards in route to finishing as the No.10 fantasy quarterback in 2014. With a new $77 mil, 4-year contract extension inked in the offseason and four new offensive weapons in Kenny Stills, Greg Jennings, Jordan Cameron, and first round pick DeVante Parker, Tannehill looks primed to take another big step forward up the fantasy rankings. Stills will help provide a deep threat to stretch the field, while Cameron and Jennings will attack the middle in short and intermediate routes. If Parker (foot) can get healthy and live up to the hype that earned him the 14th selection in the 2015 draft, there is an excellent chance that Tannehill will continue to improve on his numbers from last season and will be a solid QB1 in all formats.