Far and away the best quarterback over the last half decade and more, there is no reason, barring injury, that shouldn’t continue into next season. Brees now has a stable full of young talented weapons and should provide a plethora of productive fantasy weeks. Coby Fleener gives Brees that big target over the middle that he was missing last year. Brees always drops lower in the draft than he should, so you will get a top QB and double value to boot.
There are three words and three numbers to explain why Stafford should be ranked this high. “Jim Bob Cooter and 2,179, 19, 2.” One is the Coach that took over as the Lions Offensive Coordinator in the 2nd half of the season. The rest are the passing yards, touchdowns, and interceptions Stafford threw after Cooter implemented his offense. Multiply those stats by two and you have yourself a great season. Sprinkle in a full offseason of “Cooter Magic” and the sky is the limit for your team. An added benefit, is the fact that you should be able to steal him late in the draft.
Manning’s return to elite status runs hand in hand with Odell Beckham Jr’s career. He used to be seen as a plug and play option because of his consistency. Now it appears that that stability may just be accompanied by some massive numbers. Throw in the versatility of new addition, Sterling Shepard, and Manning’s stats could be downright ridiculous. He is another QB that will drop in the draft and should give you great value for your team.
Even in an off year, Rodgers put up decent fantasy numbers, especially in leagues that penalize for interceptions. With most quarterbacks that would mean a drop in draft position. A-Rod is still flying off fantasy boards as high as the number one overall pick. You may have to reach a bit to get him, but with Jordy Nelson back, Jerad Cook on board, and a sideline full of young talent waiting in the wings, there is a good chance that reward, will greatly outway the risk for a quarterback looking to make a statement in 2016.
The Jaguars weren’t shy about choosing Blake Bortles as their man, with the 3rd over pick in the draft 2 years ago. He rewarded that confidence and then some with a huge sophomore season. After watching Jacksonville rebuild their offensive line and add running back, Chris Ivory, to help take the pressure off of Bortles, you shouldn’t be shy about selecting him either, as his passing yardage and touchdowns should increase, and his interceptions should go down. The good news is you shouldn’t have to spend nearly what they did to get him, and he should offer you the same type of success.