It’s safe to say that the 2012 Fantasy quarterback rankings have never looked as strong as they are this year. It’s very likely that you’re going to see TWO quarterbacks taken in the first round of your draft, and then see three more quarterbacks taken in the second round.
We’re coming off of the most successful rookie season by a quarterback in NFL history. Cam Newton set at least 10 different NFL records — and his counterpart, Andy Dalton, had the seventh-best rookie season by a QB.
Not one, but TWO quarterbacks broke Dan Marino’s 17-year NFL record for passing yards in a season. Heck, FOUR quarterbacks from last season now rank in the top six in NFL history in single-season passing yards. Six different QBs now rank in the top 20 in NFL history in single-season passing yards.
Three quarterbacks threw for MORE than 5,000 yards and three quarterbacks threw for MORE than 40 touchdowns.
This offseason, we saw one of the most anticipated college QB prospects since John Elway get drafted by a team that turned around and released a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback. Peyton Manning, the biggest free agent available on the market since Reggie White in the early ’90s, then signed with the Denver Broncos — where Elway resides as the Vice President of Football Operations.
And finally, one of the most exciting stories in the NFL and Fantasy Football last season, Tim Tebow went from a playoff game-winning QB to a special teams helper in New York.
Needless to say, this position is more exciting than ever. Drafting a QB early isn’t as insane as it once was, but the wealth of talent here also means that you could also do well with a mid-round pick.
My 2012 Fantasy quarterback rankings are for standard non-PPR leagues, scoring four points for a touchdown pass, starting 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 K and 1 DST. These rankings, powered by the folks at Four-Downs.com, will be rolled out over the next week.
2012 Rookies: Top 30 Overall | QB | RB | WR | TE
2012 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings
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