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Fantasy Football 2010 Rankings: Quarterbacks 164

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • August 10, 2010, 4:12 PM


Three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks were in the running for Number 1 in our rankings. But all three came up short of the top spot. Read on to see who ranks first in our Top 10 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings...

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Rodgers was second in the NFL in total yards (4,434 passing yards, 316 rushing yards) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (30 TDs, 7 INTs). So why is he now Number 1? Because the Packers’ play one of the NFL’s softest schedules when it comes to opposing pass defenses. He’s also one of the best running quartebacks in the NFL. 

2. Drew Brees, Saints
Obviously, Brees isn’t far behind Rodgers. No one has thrown for more yards (9,457) or touchdowns (68) over the past two seasons. Though the fact that Brees and the Saints will now wear a “bulls-eye” as Super Bowl champs is slightly worrisome.

3. Peyton Manning, Colts
Manning should be right up there with Rodgers and Brees. He’s thrown for 4,000 yards or more in 10 of the past 11 seasons, and 30 or more touchdowns in three of the past four years.

4. Tom Brady, Patriots
Brady looked great, but not quite his old amazing self, in his first season back from a major knee injury. He should be healthier this season. If his favorite receiver Wes Welker proves he’s all the way back from his knee injury (we’re not so sure that will happen, though), Brady could end up Number 1 on this list.

5. Tony Romo, Cowboys
Romo has plenty of weapons, from breakout speedster Miles Austin and super rookie Dez Bryant at wide receiver, to Jason Witten, one of the best pass-catching tight ends in football. Romo is set up for a career year, but the Cowboys’ shaky offensive line has to give him enough protection. First-year starter Doug Free is set to start at left tackle, the most important spot on the o-line.

6. Matt Schaub, Texans
Schaub finally stayed healthy for a full season in 2009 and delivered huge statitstics. He led the NFL in passing yards (4,770) and should be up there again as he throws to superstar receiver Andre Johnson. The only thing standing in Schaub’s way is the risk of injury.

7. Jay Cutler, Bears
Cutler had a nightmarish first season in Chicago, throwing an NFL-worst 26 interceptions. He’ll have a chance to improve this season under new offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Martz was the brains behind the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” offense of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. His teams always rank among the league leaders in passing yards.

8. Kevin Kolb, Eagles
Kolb takes over for Donovan McNabb in Philly. While he doesn’t have D-Nabb’s arm strength, Kolb is one of the most accurate passers in the NFL. And with receivers like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, who can take a short pass and turn it into a huge gain, Kolb has a chance to pile up big-time yardage.

9. Philip Rivers, Chargers
If the Chargers were at full strength, Rivers would be higher on this list. But top wide receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill, the most important pass protector on the offensive line, are both threatening to hold out this season. It would make Rivers much less of a sure thing going into the year.

10. Carson Palmer, Bengals
His elbow should be a little healthier this year than it was last season, and the Bengals loaded up with weapons in the offseason. In addition to Chad Ochocinco, Palmer will now have Terrell Owens as a possession receiver and Antonio Bryant as another deep threat. With an improving running game led by Cedric Benson, teams won’t know how to stop this Cincy offense.

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164 Comments

hows Carson Palmer in the list.
here's my rankings
1.Drew Brees
2.Peyton Manning
3.Aaron Rodgers(this is how u spell Rodgers)
4.Brett Favre
5.Tom Brady
6.Philip Rivers
7.Donovan McNabb(this also how u spell his name)
8.Matt Schaub
9.Eli Manning
10.Mark Sanchez

tom brady should be 3rd after brett favre and brees

Sorry that was a little harsh.

O.K, (1) You've never seen Donovan Mcnabb on the skins last night, and he didn't do the best. He belongs at number 15, at least (2) Brett Farve? He just got back from retiring, and how do we know he's supposed to do well (3) This is fantasy. Not reality, meaning that this is also based on schedules, and dumb stuff like that.

Peyton manning will go all the way this season he lead hid team to super bowl 2 times and he did pretty good in the preseason game even though they lost but that was their 2nd string and 3rd string

Kevin Kolb? seriously?

KK and Jay Cutler should not be on this list but Joe Flacco should

I think alot of teams are getting way to easy schedules. It's pathetic.

Seriously?! No Brett Favre? C'mon he's better then over half these guys!

tom brady is the best and he has some good recivers to help him. go pats!!!!!!!!!!!!

brady gonna win mvp

Tom Brady is horrible put josh freeman #1

Go Pats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hopefully welkers back

ya i hope

AAron rodgers are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! theres no way hes better then manning brees or brady

Aoron rodgers should be #11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he's WAY better than all 3 of them COMBINED!!!!!!!!

He's much better than all 3 of them combined!!!!!!!!!

I think Drew Brees will not be very good this season because of the Madden cover curse. Although two guys (Ray Lewis and Brett Favre)have survived the curse, the rest, like Daunte Culpepper and Michael Vick, have really gone downhill. Daunte was a great passer and runner, then after the cover, NEEEEEOWWWWWWBOOF, and we all know what happened to Vick.
Now I start to wonder why Peyton Manning and Tom Brady haven't been on one...

1. p. manning

Kolb shouldn't be on this list... yet. He has to prove himself to get in the top 10. Same with Cutler. He had a great 08 but a terrible 09. He has to show that he can get back to his 08 form.

My rankings are:
1.Drew Brees
2.Peyton Manning
3.Tom Brady
4.Aaron Rodgers
5.Brett Favre (He WILL play!!!)
6.Phillip Rivers
7.Carson Palmer
8.Matt Schaub
9.Eli Manning
10.Joe Flacco

Switch up Aaron Rogers and Favre!

Vince Young isn't bad.

Kevin kolb shouldn't be on th list. Jay cutler had a terrible year and shouldn't be here either. I don't think cutler will have a better season this year. Even though Aaron Rodgers is my favorite QB, I don't think he should be rated so highly. I agree with Brett favre being in the seventh spot. I think that carson palmer will have a great year because of all the talent around him. Palmer should be rated higher. Where is Donovan McNabb and Ben Roethlisberger?

u will see he will do good

good point

bills fans waiting for a GOOD QB. I'm a bills fan I hope chan gailey makes them better.

Hoping for Jake Locker next year's draft

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