2013 Fantasy Football: Top 5 QBs

My 2013 fantasy football top five quarterbacks are:

1) Aaron Rodgers

  • Consistency is key for Rodgers
  • Finished second in fantasy points per game in 2012 (26.2)
  • Averaged over 4,400 passing yards, 42 TDs, 7 INTs past two seasons
  • Was sacked a league-high 51 times
  • No Greg Jennings – no problem – Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and James Jones will step up in the passing game

2) Drew Brees

  • Led all quarterbacks in fantasy points in 2012 (26.9 FPPG)
  • Threw 19 interceptions last season – second-most in career for single-season
  • He’ll be good for 5,000 passing yards and 40 touchdowns in 2013
  • Sean Payton returns – helps create stability in Saints’ offense

3) Peyton Manning

  • Finished 4th in scoring among fantasy quarterbacks (23.9 FPPG)
  • Had more touchdowns and fewer interceptions than final full season in Indianapolis (37 / 11 vs. 33 / 17)
  • Remember Manning made chicken soup out of chicken droppings with Colts’ slot receivers (remember Blair White, Austin Collie) – this opens the door for Wes Welker to have monster year

4) Colin Kaepernick

  • Finished with 1,800 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and averaged 6.6 yards per rush with five touchdowns last season
  • Lost Michael Crabtree, but did start to gel with Vernon Davis in the final two games of the playoffs
  • Anquan Boldin becomes security blanket in passing game

5) Matt Ryan

  • Finished 5th in scoring quarterbacks (24.1 FPPG)
  • Two of his wide receivers finished in the Top 10 in scoring
  • Tony Gonzalez finished third in fantasy scoring among tight ends
  • In our first mock draft, Ryan fell to the sixth round.  Will be overlooked in favor of Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and, perhaps, RG3.

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