2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Quarterbacks, Part II

Training camps are in full swing, and we finally have game action. After breaking down the Preseason Week 1 film and reviewing all the latest news, here’s my latest QB rankings heading into Week 2 of Preseason Action.


? = guy I’m significantly higher on.

? = guy I’m significantly lower on

↗️ = slight bump up.

↘️ = slight bump down

⬆️ = major bump up.

⬇️ = major bump down

? = health risk

Tier 1 – Unquestioned #1 

1. Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers)

Tier 2 – Challengers for the No.1 Spot

2. ?Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)

3. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers

4.↘️ Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) – Luck falls a spot below Rodgers after numerous reports stating that he’s been rusty in camp.

5. ↗️Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)

Tier 3 – Upside QB1s 

6. ???Tom Brady? (New England Patriots) *Obviously paired with a high-upside QB2 late*

7. ↗️Blake Bortles (Jacksonville Jaguars)

8. ?Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers)

9. Carson Palmer (Arizona Cardinals)

Tier 3.5 – Remaining QB1s (unsexy, but solid)

10. Phillip Rivers (San Diego Chargers)

11. Eli Manning (New York Giants)

Tier 4 – Upside QB2s who I’d love in a committee

12. Derek Carr (Oakland Raiders)

13.? Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Bucanneers)

14. Kirk Cousins (Washington Redskins)

15. Tyrod Taylor (Buffalo Bills)

16. ⬆️?RGIII (Cleveland Browns) – I wrote this before preseason Week 2: “I won’t lie, I’m intrigued by his raw skills, particularly his running ability, in Hue Jackson’s system. If Josh Gordon rebounds, Griffin’s cast is fairly explosive. I wouldn’t be shocked if he exploded.”

Well, after going 6/8 for nearly 100 yards and 2 TDs, plus another 36 on the ground, I think it’s safe to say he could make some waves. I’d love to stash him and see what happens… I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s the late round guy to explode for QB1 numbers by any means.

17. Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys)- Romo joins this tier after reports of a sharp camp thus far.

18.? Ryan Fitzpatrick (New York Jets)

Tier 5 – Lesser halves of a committee


19. Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans)

20. Andy Dalton (Cincinatti Bengals)

21. Ryan Tannehill (Miami Dolphins)

22. Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions)

Tier 6 – Remaining players to consider


23. ?Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)

24. Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens)

25. ↘️Brock Osweiler (Houston Texans)

26. Alex Smith (Kansas City Chiefs)

27. Blaine Gabbert (San Francisco 49ers) – Gabbert does have some athleticism to run the read option. If he’s picking up points with his legs, I can see myself streaming him.


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