2016 QB Rankings Standard League

2016 QB Rankings Standard League by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

2016 QB Rankings Standard League- Top 50 NFL Quarterbacks

Tier One QBs

1. QB Cam Newton Carolina Panthers
2. QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
3. QB Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts
4. QB Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

Tier Two QBs

5. QB Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars
6. QB Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
7. QB Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
8. QB Carson Palmer Arizona Cardinals
9. QB Kirk Cousins Washington
10. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick New York Jets
11. QB Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
12. QB Eli Manning New York Giants
13. QB Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions
14. QB Derek Carr Oakland Raiders
15. QB Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons

Tier Three QBs

16. QB Tom Brady New England Patriots****Suspended 1st 4 games- Week 5 Bye
17. QB Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneer
18. QB Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals
19. QB Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens
20. QB Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans
21. QB Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins
22. QB Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
23. QB Brock Osweiler Houston Texans
24. QB Robert Griffin III Cleveland Browns

Tier Four QBs

25. QB Tyrod Taylor Buffalo Bills
26. QB Sam Bradford Philadelphia Eagles
27. QB Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs
28. QB Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys
29. QB Blaine Gabbert San Francisco 49ers
30. QB Shaun Hill Minnesota Vikings
31. QB Trevor Siemian Denver Broncos
32. QB Case Keenum Los Angeles Rams

Tier Five QBs

33. QB Jimmy Garoppolo New England Patriots
34. QB Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys- OUT UNTIL WEEK 9-10
35. QB Paxton Lynch Denver Broncos
36. QB Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers
37. QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams
38. QB Brian Hoyer Houston Texans
39. QB A.J. McCarron Cincinnati Bengals
40. QB Nick Foles Kansas City
41. QB Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles
42. QB Josh McCown Cleveland Browns
43. QB Geno Smith QB New York Jets
44. QB  Ryan Mallett Baltimore Ravens
45. QB Drew Stanton Arizona Cardinals
46. QB Nick Foles Los Angeles Rams
47. QB Matt Cassel Tennessee Titans
48. QB Kellen Moore Dallas Cowboys
49. QB Colt McCoy Washington
50. QB Scott Tolzien Indianapolis Colts
51. QB E.J. Manuel Buffalo Bills

52. QB Mark Sanchez Denver Broncos
53. QB Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings- OUT FOR THE SEASON

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2016 WR RANKINGS STANDARD LEAGUE
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2016 QB Cheat Sheet Standard League

2016 QB Cheat Sheet Standard League by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

2016 QB Cheat Sheet Standard League- Top 50 NFL Quarterbacks

Tier One QBs

1. QB Cam Newton Carolina Panthers
2. QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
3. QB Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts
4. QB Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks
5. QB Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars
6. QB Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
7. QB Drew Brees New Orleans Saints

Tier Two QBs

8. QB Eli Manning New York Giants
9. QB Kirk Cousins Washington
10. QB Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys
11. QB Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
12. QB Carson Palmer Arizona Cardinals
13. QB Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions
14. QB Tom Brady New England Patriots
15. QB Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons

Tier Three QBs

16. QB Derek Carr Oakland Raiders
17. QB Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18. QB Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
19. QB Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens
20. QB Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals
21. QB Brock Osweiler Houston Texans
22. QB Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins
23. QB Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans
24. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick New York Jets ***

Tier Four QBs

25. QB Tyrod Taylor Buffalo Bills
26. QB Sam Bradford Philadelphia Eagles
27. QB Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs
28. QB Robert Griffin III Cleveland Browns
29. QB Blaine Gabbert San Francisco 49ers
30. QB Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings
31. QB Mark Sanchez Denver Broncos
32. QB Case Keenum Los Angeles Rams

Tier Five QBs

33. QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams
34. QB Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers
35. QB Paxton Lynch Denver Broncos
36. QB Brian Hoyer Houston Texans
37. QB Jimmy Garoppolo New England Patriots
38. QB Bruce Gradkowski Pittsburgh Steelers
39. QB A.J. McCarron Cincinnati Bengals
40. QB Kellen Moore Dallas Cowboys
41. QB Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles
42. QB Josh McCown Cleveland Browns
43. QB Geno Smith QB New York Jets
44. QB  Ryan Mallett Baltimore Ravens
45. QB Drew Stanton Arizona Cardinals
46. QB Nick Foles Los Angeles Rams
47. QB Colt McCoy Washington
48. QB E.J. Manuel Buffalo Bills
49. QB Matt Cassel Tennessee Titans
50. QB Scott Tolzien Indianapolis Colts

The Curse of the Heisman Trophy

The Curse of the Heisman Trophy by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug “Believer in Curses” Bowles

The Friday before “Super Bowl Weekend” can be a bit depressing. It means that the NFL season is almost over, and even staring at a couple new fantasy football trophies on my mantle doesn’t help.

My wife is an Alabama alumni, so watching Crimson Tide games is mandatory ( but I’d watch them anyways, no matter who I was married to!) As you might know, there are many Saban stars currently in the NFL. Julio Jones, Eddie Lacy, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CJ Mosley, AJ McCarron, Dont’a Hightower and Mark Ingram to name a few.

The New Year however, did offer a couple of interesting college bowl games, which helped take my mind off of the end of another fantasy season. I particularly wanted to see the Cotton Bowl (Alabama vs Michigan State) and later the BCS National Championship ( (Alabama vs Clemson) so that I could get another good look at Heisman Trophy winner running back Derrick Henry.

During Alabama’s victory over Clemson, Henry rushed for 158 yards on 36 carries with three touchdowns. During the game, he also broke Shaun Alexander’s record for most career rushing yards in Alabama history. As a true freshman in 2013, Henry rushed for 382 yards on 36 carries with three touchdowns. During the 2014 Sugar Bowl, he rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and had a 61-yard touchdown reception. Sharing time with T J Yeldon his sophomore year in 2014, Henry rushed for 990 yards on 172 carries with 11 touchdowns. TJ Yeldon entered the NFL Draft in 2015, so Henry took over as the starting running back as a junior. Playing in all 15 games, he rushed for SEC records 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns on 395 carries.

I don’t know what it is about the Heisman, but like the Madden Cover, the success rate of anyone getting on the Heisman Award, is not good.

Here’s 15 years worth….

2000- QB Chris Weinke…..In 2001, he was the starter when the Panthers finished with a 1-15 record. Back up QB the rest of his career. Out in 2007

2001- QB Eric Crouch…..Drafted by St. Louis, but seen by the NFL as too short to play QB and better suited for playing wide out. Because of the injury, Crouch left the team before playing a single game

2002- QB Carson Palmer…..successful as the starting QB in Cincinnati and Arizona, but injuries have limited what Palmer might have been able to accomplish

2003- QB Jason White…..Despite a strong college career, White was not selected in the 2005 NFL Draft and did not receive a tryout from any NFL team

2004- QB Matt Leinart…..famous for his rookie season “hold-out”, Leinart spent four seasons with the Cardinals, primarily as backup for Kurt Warner

2005- ( RB Reggie Bush- Trophy & Award Forfeited )

2006- QB Troy Smith…..In the NFL from 2007 to 2009. Smith wasn’t drafted until Day 2, and was finally selected at the end of the fifth round by the Baltimore Ravens.

2007- QB T Tebow….He began the 2011 season as the Denver backup QB, behind Kyle Orton. Traded to the Jets in 2012 and a short stint with the Patriots, he was out of the NFL by 2013.

2008- QB Sam Bradford…..Drafted in 2010 by St. Louis. Expectations have been high for often-injured Bradford. In 2011, he went 4-0 in the preseason, but the Rams finished a dismal 2-14

2009- RB Mark Ingram….. Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 NFL Draft. Ingram’s best season so far is 2014. In prior seasons, Ingram never topped 602 yards or 5 TDs.

2010- QB Cam Newton…..most successful of Heisman trophy winners since 2000. Starter for the Carolina Panthers since 2011. 82 TDs vs 54 INTs

2011- QB Robert Griffin III…..has only 12 wins since starting in 2012

2012- QB J Manziel…..After a disastrous 2 seasons on the Cleveland roster, Manziel is said to be released by the Browns in March 2016.

2013- QB Jameis Winston

2014- QB Marcus Mariota

2015- RB Derrick Henry…..won the Heisman Trophy, beating out finalists Christian McCaffrey and Deshaun Watson.

The end of the regular NFL season is pretty darn depressing, but perhaps not as depressing as this pitiful list…but it seems to be getting better. 2010 Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton not only had an MVP regular season, but is headed for the Super Bowl on February 7th. Rookie QBs Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota had very good 1st years in the NFL, for rookie quarterbacks. (Perhaps the most demanding position in sports, to be thrown into right away. ) Now… can Derrick Henry keep the positive streak of the Heisman going, or will he start a new streak of players with the trophy who are unsuccessful in the NFL?

After watching RB Henry quite a bit over the past couple years, I am afraid that he is a product of a very good Alabama system, rather than being a very good running back. Remember, RB Trent Richardson was also a star running back from Alabama, a powerful, straight ahead runner like Henry, who failed miserably in the NFL. Jacksonville’s TJ Yeldon is out that same mold as well, and he didn’t exactly set the NFL on fire with his talent in 2015 ( 740 yards on 182 carries- 2 TDs).

A more talented back out of Alabama is Eddie “when he’s 30 pounds lighter” Lacy. I am hoping that Henry turns out to be more “Lacy” than “Richardson”, but until we know…..let everyone else draft him high next September.