Halpin: 2016 fantasy football (too early) quarterback draft strategy rankings

BY foxsports • May 9, 2016

With the 2016 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror and most NFL free agents with their new squads, here are the FOX Fantasy department's way-too-early 2016 fantasy football draft strategy rankings.

Cam Newton tops the list after his MVP season in 2015. And remember Andrew Luck, the passer who everyone wanted to draft first last year? Assuming a return to health, I've got him back in the top five.

Don't forget about Andy Dalton, who was having a fine campaign before getting hurt in Week 14. Do forget about the rookies, as none of them are in situations conducive to fantasy production.

You can click on the links below to switch between FOX Fantasy experts' draft rankings and positional rankings:

Player Bye Week
1. Cam Newton (Car - QB) 7
2. Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB) 4
3. Russell Wilson (Sea - QB) 5
4. Andrew Luck (Ind - QB) 10
5. Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB) 8
6. Drew Brees (NO - QB) 5
7. Eli Manning (NYG - QB) 8
8. Blake Bortles (Jac - QB) 5
9. Carson Palmer (Ari - QB) 9
10. Andy Dalton (Cin - QB) 9
11. Tony Romo (Dal - QB) 7
12. Tom Brady (NE - QB) 9
13. Jameis Winston (TB - QB) 6
14. Derek Carr (Oak - QB) 10
15. Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB) 8
16. Joe Flacco (Bal - QB) 8
17. Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB) 10
18. Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB) 13
19. Matt Ryan (Atl - QB) 11
20. Alex Smith (KC - QB) 5
21. Kirk Cousins (Was - QB) 9
22. Philip Rivers (SD - QB) 11
23. Matthew Stafford (Det - QB) 10
24. Jay Cutler (Chi - QB) 9
25. Brock Osweiler (Hou - QB) 9
26. Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB) 6
27. Jared Goff (StL - QB) 8
28. Ryan Fitzpatrick (FA - QB) N/A
29. Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB) 8
30. Robert Griffin III (Cle - QB) 13
31. Carson Wentz (Phi - QB) 4
32. Paxton Lynch (Den - QB) 11
33. Mark Sanchez (Den - QB) 11
34. Sam Bradford (Phi - QB) 4
35. Geno Smith (NYJ - QB) 11

Halpin: QB | RB | WR | TE | Fowler | Meyer | Foster


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