Fantasy: Tiers of a clown — QBs

Quarterbacks may be the make-or-break assets of fantasy football, but they’re not all created equal.

To wit, here’s an updated look at my six classifications of QBs for draft day:

Tier 1 (4,700 total yards and/or 30 TDs)

Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford

Tier 2 (4,400 total yards and/or 27 TDs)

Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton

Tier 3 (4,100 total yards and/or 25 TDs)

Josh Freeman, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Schaub, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco


Tier 4 (3,700 total yards and/or 21 TDs)

Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, Ryan Tannehill, Michael Vick, Brandon Weeden, Jake Locker, Christian Ponder

Tier 5 (2,800 total yards and/or 14 TDs)

Terrelle Pryor, Geno Smith, Blaine Gabbert, E.J. Manuel

Tier 6 (Preferred-Backup Status)

Nick Foles, Matt Cassel, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Hasselbeck, Mark Sanchez, Chad Henne, Matt Moore, Kirk Cousins, Chase Daniel, Matt Flynn,, Tyler Wilson, Jason Campbell, Brock Osweiler, Shaun Hill, Vince Young, T.J. Yates, Mike Glennon, Tarvaris Jackson, Colt McCoy


Radio Daze

The process of prepping for the 2013 season goes deeper than reading The Fantasy Fox blog every day and mock drafting online at least twice per week.

Radio podcasts can be extremely helpful during the dog days of training camp … and through the slate of Week 16 games before Christmas.

Here are four podcasts I particularly lean on during the summer and fall months:

1. ESPN — Fantasy Focus with Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz

2. CBSSports.com — Fantasy Football with Dave Richard, Nathan Zegura and Jamey Eisneberg

3. KFAN in Minneapolis — Fantasy Football Weekly with Paul Charchian

4. MyFoxDetroit.com — Fantasy Sports Geekly with Sean Baligian and Scott Bischoff


Jay Clemons
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