2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: QBs 11-20

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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks (Aug. 26):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-35

Other Positions: RB | WR | TE | Top 250

  1. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers. Bye: 4.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Jimmy Garoppolo played much better at Kansas City than he did on Monday night versus the Broncos, but he made some mistakes. Garoppolo began poorly, throwing way behind Dante Pettis on third down and sailing a high pass toward Marquise Goodwin that was nearly intercepted. However, Garoppolo rebounded after that. He made a nice touch throw to Pettis, then completed a great touch throw to Richie James downfield for a gain of 33. He then heaved a tremendous touchdown pass to Matt Breida for 20 yards. Garoppolo made one last error late in the first half when he fired into triple coverage, but this was definitely a major improvement overall. Garoppolo went 14-of-20 for 188 yards and a touchdown despite not having George Kittle at his disposal.

    AUG. 20 UPDATE: Jimmy Garappolo had a rough night at Denver. Garoppolo was picked off on his second pass by cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Garoppolo was under heavy pressure from Bradley Chubb and irresponsibly just heaved up a ball for grabs. Things continued to trend poorly for Garoppolo, as two of his passes were batted on his first couple of drives. He then had a pick-six that was dropped, as Garoppolo was once again rattled by pressure. Garoppolo finished 1-of-6 for zero yards and the interception. His sole completion was a dump-off to Matt Breida. If this were just an isolated situation, I wouldn’t be too concerned, but reports have indicated that Garoppolo has struggled with interceptions in practice. Garoppolo is not being drafted highly, so we can’t call him a potential fantasy draft bust, but it’s going to be difficult to justify using anything more than a very late-round pick on him.

    Jimmy Garoppolo played just three games in 2018, accumulating 718 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Projecting that over 16 games gives you 3,829 yards, 26 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. That said, the development of Dante Pettis and George Kittle should help Garoppolo exceed those projections.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 4,500 passing yards. 30 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 80 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 290.

  2. Josh Allen, QB, Bills. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 17 UPDATE: Josh Allen played a couple of drives against the Panthers and looked tremendous. He had a nice touch pass to tight end Tommy Sweeney for 22 yards in the early going, then made an accurate throw to Sweeney down the same to move inside the 5-yard line. Allen was far more accurate than he was last year, going 9-of-12 for 102 yards. He scrambled just once, but Allen is undoubtedly saving that for real action.

    Josh Allen’s passing was inconsistent at best last year, but he didn’t have any support from his pedestrian receiving corps. However, he was still a solid fantasy option because of his dynamic rushing ability. Allen could be a fantasy QB1 this year, given that he’s now surrounded by better weapons.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 3,400 passing yards. 17 passing TDs. 13 INTs. 700 rushing yards. 7 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 290.

  3. Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 24 UPDATE: Jameis Winston did not perform well in the dress rehearsal. He didn’t have a chance, as he was sacked six times in his first 21 plays. Accuracy was also an issue when Winston had time in the pocket. One glaring example of this was when Winston had Breshad Perriman wide open for a deep touchdown. He launched the pass downfield, but it sailed helplessly out of bounds. Winston finished an underwhelming 9-of-19 for 88 yards. Winston won’t face as much pressure in most games, and he’ll have Mike Evans at his disposal for a change, but I don’t think he’s the clear-cut great option in the double-digit rounds that every single publication makes him out to be.

    Jameis Winston was a big disappointment in 2018, but his outlook much better with Bruce Arians now coaching him. Arians revived Carson Palmer’s career years ago, and he’ll be able to get the most out of Winston.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 4,300 passing yards. 28 passing TDs. 15 INTs. 240 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 290.

  4. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens. Bye: 8.
    MAY 25 UPDATE: Lamar Jackson has been struggling at OTAs, with many of his passes wobbling through the air, per an ESPN report. Jackson reminds me of Vince Young, who began his year on a high note, making the Pro Bowl as a rookie, before flaming out. Jackson has great talent, but he has other limitations that could prevent him from developing as a passer.

    Lamar Jackson struggles to throw the ball, but he rushed for 556 yards in seven starts when he took over for an injured Joe Flacco. This translates to 1,270 rushing yards, which is just absurd. I don’t know if he can handle such a beating over a long span, but he’ll be worth starting in the meantime.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 2,675 passing yards. 14 passing TDs. 11 INTs. 980 rushing yards. 8 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 287.

  5. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears. Bye: 6.
    Mitchell Trubisky was guilty of throwing off his back foot too many times in some games, resulting in multi-interception outputs. However, Trubisky ran a ton, making him a viable fantasy QB1. We should see more of the same in 2019, and perhaps Matt Nagy will fix Trubisky’s mechanics.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 3,600 passing yards. 26 passing TDs. 12 INTs. 440 rushing yards. 3 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 286.

  6. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers. Bye: 7.
    Ben Roethlisberger was a top-three fantasy quarterback last year, but he turned 37 in March and lost Antonio Brown, which is a huge deal for his fantasy outlook going forward. Roethlisberger still has JuJu Smith-Schuster, so his 2019 season will hinge on how well second-year James Washington develops.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 4,480 passing yards. 30 passing TDs. 13 INTs. 30 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 282.

  7. Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals. Bye: 12.
    AUG. 16 UPDATE: Kyler Murray failed to complete half of his attempts against the Raiders, going 3-of-8 for only 12 yards. He began by throwing behind Larry Fitzgerald, though he was chased by Clelin Ferrell at the time. He overshot Christian Kirk. He then sailed a pass over Fitzgerald’s head and followed that up by doing the same to Kirk once again. Murray finally made a nice connection on a back-shoulder throw to KeeSean Johnson, but Johnson was flagged for offensive pass interference. Murray finished his night by taking a safety on a blitz from Lamarcus Joyner. Murray didn’t see him. Murray was far worse in this game than he was in his debut. It didn’t look like he was prepared for the blitz.

    Kyler Murray is viable as a fantasy option as a rookie because of his rushing ability. I don’t think you’ll want him as your starter to begin the year, but he’s a high-end QB2 with tremendous upside, especially for the long haul.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 3,250 passing yards. 22 passing TDs. 17 INTs. 670 rushing yards. 5 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 281.

  8. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys. Bye: 8.
    Dak Prescott’s numbers improved when Amari Cooper was dealt to them, but Cooper is likely to regress. Also, the Cowboys were still very run-heavy, so Prescott still didn’t quite qualify as a QB1.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 3,800 passing yards. 22 passing TDs. 10 INTs. 310 rushing yards. 5 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 281.

  9. Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings. Bye: 12.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Kirk Cousins – not Kyler Murray – was the quarterback who looked like a rookie in the preseason dress rehearsal. Cousins had an abysmal showing, beginning 1-of-6 for minus-1 yards. He overshot Stefon Diggs on a deep pass and was nearly intercepted on a screen attempt. He was sacked twice. Diggs eventually dropped a pass, and Adam Thielen didn’t play, but that doesn’t excuse Cousins’ poor performance, which ended 3-of-13 for 35 yards in exactly one half of action. Cousins will once again hold his team back, especially in big games.

    Kirk Cousins can do two things: Choke in big games and light up horrible defenses. He did both in his first season in Minnesota, accumulating 4,298 yards and 30 touchdowns and then gagging in Week 17. With a great receiving corps, Cousins should be able to match those numbers. He could improve statistically with a better offensive line, as new center Garrett Bradbury should help.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 4,350 passing yards. 30 passing TDs. 14 INTs. 120 rushing yards. 2 rushing TDs.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 280.

  10. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots. Bye: 10.
    Tom Brady turns 42 in August. He threw for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2018, though he barely had anyone who could get open. An improved supporting cast – namely N’Keal Harry – should provide a big boost for Brady, but he could decline because of his age.

    Projected 2019 Fantasy Stats: 4,250 passing yards. 29 passing TDs. 10 INTs. 30 rushing yards. 1 rushing TD.
    Projected 2019 Fantasy Points (ESPN Scoring): 275.

2019 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks (Aug. 26):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-35

Other Positions: RB | WR | TE | Top 250

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