Pre-Preseason CFB Fantasy Ranks: QBs
Jim Harbaugh is gone, but Andrew Luck and the Stanford offense should be fine.
By: Steven Lassan | 1/31/11, 10:29 AM EST
Fantasy owners didn’t have much debate atop the quarterback rankings last season, but 2011 will be a different adventure. Houston’s Case Keenum was the heavy favorite at No. 1 last year, but a torn ACL against UCLA in Week 3 ended his season and burned the title hopes of many fantasy owners. Keenum was granted an extra year of eligibility, but the injury certainly raises question marks about his value atop the draft board going into next season.
Geno Smith, West Virginia – New coordinator Dana Holgorsen should bring immediate improvement to West Virginia’s offense in 2011. Holgorsen was a big reason why Oklahoma State finished No. 3 in the NCAA in scoring offense in 2010, and quarterback Brandon Weeden ended the year No. 20 among fantasy passers. Smith needs to stay healthy, but with Holgorsen’s coaching, should emerge as a solid QB2 in 120 formats.
Athlon's Pre-Preseason Top 55 Fantasy Quarterbacks for 2011
Expect many changes as throughout the offseason, but here's an early look at the 2011 big board for quarterbacks.
|Rank||Player||Team||Year||2010 Fantasy Points|
|2||Dominique Davis||East Carolina||SR||349.7|
|7||Ryan Aplin||Arkansas State||JR||304.3|
|10||Alex Carder||Western Michigan||JR||296.6|
|11||Brandon Weeden||Oklahoma State||SR||276.6|
|16||Russell Wilson||NC State||SR||316.6|
|17||Austin Davis||Southern Miss||SR||286.2|
|18||Kellen Moore||Boise State||SR||280.8|
|24||Kolton Browning||UL Monroe||SO||231.9|
|25||Geno Smith||West Virginia||JR||205.1|
|26||Dayne Crist||Notre Dame||JR||166.1|
|27||Chris Relf||Mississippi State||SR||179.1|
|29||Seth Doege||Texas Tech||JR||2.3|
|30||Chandler Harnish||Northern Illinois||SR||270.6|
|31||Tim Jefferson||Air Force||SR||251.6|
|32||Terrelle Pryor||Ohio State||SR||292.1|
|37||Ryan Lindley||San Diego State||SR||233.6|
|38||Ryan Tannehill||Texas A&M||SR||134.4|
|41||Stephen Garcia||South Carolina||SR||238.4|
|42||Zac Dysert||Miami, Ohio||JR||147.2|
|44||Ryan Radcliff||Central Michigan||JR||193.8|
|47||EJ Manuel||Florida State||JR||57.5|
|48||Tevin Washington||Georgia Tech||JR||80.6|
|49||Derek Carr||Fresno State||SO||0|
|50||Kirk Cousins||Michigan State||SR||187.6|
Scoring system rankings based upon -
Passing TD = 4 points
Rushing/Receiving TD = 4 points
25 passing yards = 1 point
10 rushing/receiving yards = 1 point
Interceptions = -1 point
Fumbles lost = -1 point
2 point conversions = 2 points
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