2015 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Quarterbacks:

The quarterback position continues to be very deep for fantasy teams. We said it last year but it might ring even more true this year. The quarterback position might be the deepest ever for fantasy teams, causing the dilemma of acting early on an elite option or waiting and getting a solid starter later in your draft. It is a tough call for fantasy teams.

If you want an Andrew Luck or Aaron Rodgers, you'll have to use a pick on a quarterback in the first three or so rounds of your draft. If you want to wait until the later rounds, you likely will get a guy like Tony Romo as your starter, which isn't bad by any means but won't score as much some of the elite guys.

Either way, you will also want to know your scoring system. Every league is different. Some leagues favor quarterbacks a little more while others try to devalue the position some by making passing touchdowns worth less as well as penalizing more for interceptions. So you'll want to know your scoring inside and out before deciding when to take a quarterback.


Updated: 08/23/15
 #1  Andrew Luck$28  Yr: 2014  TDs: 40  Yds: 4761  Int: 16IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Luck faded a bit down the stretch for fantasy teams but still had a breakout season. He led all fantasy quarterbacks in scoring. Luck had 43 total touchdowns to 16 interceptions and threw for more than 4,700 yards. He took his game to a new level, having 10 300-yard games and nine three-touchdown games. His numbers dipped some in the second half but it shouldn't be too big of a concern going forward. Luck is just getting into the prime of his career. He is the centerpiece of the offense. Luck is a cerebral quarterback that is accurate and seems to know his limitations even at a young age. Luck doesn't have a huge arm but it is strong enough to make all the throws. He is limiting mistakes better and has some great weapons to work with in the passing game. The Colts continue to struggle running the ball, giving Luck plenty of chances to air it out.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Luck might have a hard time beating last season but it wouldn't surprise if he did. He is just getting started and will get a ton of chances to throw in this offense. Don't hold his slightly poor finish to the season against him for the coming year. Luck can throw for 5,000 yards with around 40 touchdowns and don't overlook his rushing ability. He can ran for 300 or so yards and a few scores.

 #2  Aaron Rodgers$27  Yr: 2014  TDs: 38  Yds: 4381  Int: 5Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Rodgers had a pretty remarkable season last year, having 40 total touchdowns to just five interceptions. He played at a very high level, maybe the best of his career. He had eight 300-yard games and eight three-touchdown games. He had his worst game of the season in Week 15, which was a huge downer for fantasy owners in the playoffs, but he carried many of those owners to the playoffs, so it was hard to get too mad at him. Rodgers is at the top of his game right now and in the prime of his career. Rodgers also is an underrated runner. He has at least 200-rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns six of the last seven seasons. This part of his game can be overlooked, but is a real asset. Rodgers has a great arm and is extremely accurate. He makes plays with his feet and is normally very durable. The Packers have a great group of receivers and should continue to pass often but are a little more balanced these days than past year.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rodgers is about as good as it gets for fantasy teams at quarterbacks. He was second in fantasy scoring last year and should be near the top of the league once again this year. He does it all - throws for a ton of yards, piles up the touchdowns and even gets decent rushing totals. Plus, he is very consistent throughout the season, which is always a big plus for fantasy teams. Rodgers is in the prime of his career in a great offense for quarterbacks. He'll throw for around 4,500 yards and score around 40 touchdowns while running for 200 or so yards.

 #3  Drew Brees$24  Yr: 2014  TDs: 33  Yds: 4952  Int: 17New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Brees had a down season for his standards. He scored 34 touchdowns but was intercepted 17 times, which was high for him. Brees also finished the season with a dud, having just one touchdown three of the last four games and six interceptions during that stretch. Brees struggled much more than recent seasons, failing to click with his receivers and Jimmy Graham. He still had eight 300-yard games, though, and his overall numbers were that of a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback. Brees just didn't produce near his numbers of the past few years, which is a bit of a concern. You have to wonder if a decline is coming or other teams have caught up to this explosive offense. Brees has seven straight seasons with 33 or more touchdowns. He also has 5,000 yards four of seven seasons. And at age 35, he still looks like he has good years left in the tank. He knows the offense inside and out but could use a little more talent at receiver to maintain his high level of play. Brees is extremely accurate, makes great decisions, and spreads the wealth to a host of options in the offense. The Saints try to have a balanced offense, but remain pass-first with Brees at the helm. He makes the offense tick for the Saints.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brees should be one of the first quarterbacks off your board come draft day - even after last season. He was fourth in quarterback scoring during a down year. He might not even return to his crazy level of production but should be able to at least duplicate last season in this offense. He is a good bet to throw for around 5,000 yards and score 35 touchdowns. He is a consistent factor from week to week, which is another huge plus. He gets his weekly chances to air it out in this offense.

 #4  Peyton Manning$22  Yr: 2014  TDs: 39  Yds: 4727  Int: 15DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Manning didn't have quite the record-breaking season of the previous year, especially after the team committed to running the ball more and he battled a thigh injury. But even with that said, Manning still produced just fine. He had 39 touchdowns to 15 interceptions and threw for nearly 5,000 yards (4.727 yards). He had seven 300-yard games but also two games with fewer than 200-passing yards and four games with a score or less. His season was a little more uneven than past years. But at age 38, it shouldn't be a huge surprise to see his play slip some. Either way, he remains one of the top quarterbacks in the game. Manning is like an offensive coordinator on the field. He knows the offense inside and out. The Broncos might have the top receiving corps in the NFL and a good offensive line, adding up to continued success for Manning. He has eight straight 4,000-yard seasons and nine years with 30-plus touchdowns. He is a model of consistency at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His finish to the season is a bit of a concern but don't get too worked up about it. He can still produce big in this offense - even if the Broncos still run the ball more this year. He can improve on last year as long as he stays healthy, which is a bit of a concern at his age. But if he plays all 16 games, expect around 5,000 yards and 45 touchdowns. Manning remains one of the top fantasy options in the game.

 #5  Matthew Stafford$20  Yr: 2014  TDs: 22  Yds: 4257  Int: 12DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stafford saw a big dip in numbers last season, finishing 15th in quarterback scoring. His numbers were marred by a lack of scores, finishing with 24 touchdowns. He still threw for good yardage totals, though, having more than 4,000 once again. He had just two three-touchdown games, though, and four games without a touchdown. Stafford is in the prime of his career in a good offense. His numbers can rebound next year, throwing to two of the best receivers in the game. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well and is a big, strong kid. He will force some passes, though, and needs to improve his footwork some despite being in the league several seasons. His consistency as an elite NFL quarterback hasn't been there yet but he has shown flashes. The Lions are pass-first team and will continue to put the offense in Stafford's hands. He is their franchise quarterback and starter for the next several seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stafford is a solid No. 1, capable of posting huge numbers. He will rebound from last year and finish with much better fantasy numbers. He is a top-10 fantasy quarterback. Remember, he'll be in his second season in this offense and should benefit from getting more familiar with the plays. Stafford carries a little more risk than your usual fantasy No. 1 but his upside is very big with the talent around him. He can throw for around 5,000 yards and 30-plus touchdowns.

 #6  Matt Ryan$20  Yr: 2014  TDs: 28  Yds: 4694  Int: 14AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Ryan had a nice bounce-back season for the Falcons, producing near his levels of past years. He kind of flew under the radar last season but finished seventh in fantasy quarterback scoring last season. Ryan had 28 touchdowns to 14 interceptions and threw for nearly 4,700 yards. Ryan had scores in all but the last game of the season, showing better consistency for fantasy teams. He also threw for more than 200 yards in every game and had six 300-yard games. The Falcons remain a team that struggles to run the ball and are a pass-first offense. Ryan has some good options to work with in the passing game and is really in the prime years of his career. Ryan has four straight seasons with 4,000-passing yards. He has at least 26 touchdowns five straight seasons. He is an accurate, intelligent quarterback with a strong arm and the ability to fit the ball in tight spaces. Ryan also has a great grasp of what the Falcons are trying to do offensively, which helps his production. And at age 30, Ryan is in the prime of his career. If there is a knock on him, he can flop in the big game and doesn't do well under intense pressure.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ryan is a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback. He is capable of the big game every week and will post consistent fantasy numbers in a pass-first offense. Ryan can get around 5,000 passing yards and 30-plus touchdowns in this offense. He won't go as high as some of the top options but is capable of being a top-five fantasy quarterback before the season is over.

 #7  Eli Manning$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 30  Yds: 4410  Int: 14New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Manning had a huge bounce-back season, thriving in the Giants new offense. He played at a very high level for the Giants, throwing for more than 4,000 yards with 31 total scores to 14 interceptions. It was quite the turnaround from the previous year. Manning played in a quarterback-friendly system that suited his game well. Manning also was helped by rookie Odell Beckham, who stormed onto the scene the second half of the year. The two had a great rapport, leading to many big games for Manning. Expect more of the same this year. Manning has 26 or more touchdowns five of the past six years and 4,000 yards four of five seasons. At age 34, he still has plenty left in the tank. Manning has a good arm and is an accurate quarterback. He still makes some bad decisions but was much better in that area last season. Manning also is durable, playing every game the last 10 seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manning is a reason many wait to draft a quarterback. He went very late in drafts last season and finished ninth overall in quarterback scoring. We expect similar success this season, playing his second season in the offense and with Beckham. Manning will be capable of the big game any given week. Look for Manning to have around 4,500 yards with 35 touchdowns to 15 interceptions.

 #8  Ben Roethlisberger$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 32  Yds: 4952  Int: 9PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Roethlisberger had arguably the best season of his career. He set a career high in yards, finishing with just less than 5,000-passing yards. He also topped 30-passing touchdowns for the second time in his career. He had 32 touchdowns to just nine interceptions for the entire season. He had nine 300-yard games and eight multiple touchdown games. Roethlisberger had two six-touchdown games, which came in back-to-back weeks. Roethlisberger has 4,000-yard seasons four of his last six. He plays in an offense that is becoming one of the best passing games in all of football. Roethilsberger has a great arm and is an accurate passer. He might be the best quarterback in the game at prolonging a play because of his size and strength. Injuries have slowed him some in recent seasons but he was able to play a full year each of the past two seasons, which is encouraging.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Roethlisberger finished fifth in quarterback scoring last season. He might have a hard time to match last year but should be considered a solid No. 1 for fantasy teams. He has great weapons to work with in the passing game and will get plenty of chances to air it out on a weekly basis. Roethlisberger is a good bet to get around 4,800 yards and 35 total touchdowns in this offense. He is likely to be a good value pick for fantasy teams because he gets overlooked at time.

 #9  Russell Wilson$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 20  Yds: 3475  Int: 7SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Wilson had another big season for the Seahawks, leading the team to the Super Bowl once again. He threw for more than 3,000 yards and had a career-high 849-rushing yards. Wilson ran for more yards than some starting running backs. And Wilson has designed running plays but does a great job of picking and choosing when to run the ball. He also doesn't take many big hits despite all his runs. Wilson had 26 total touchdowns to just seven interceptions all season. He still lacks some top weapons to throw to in the passing game but makes the most of the talent around him. Wilson makes everyone better around him. Wilson isn't a big quarterback but moves around the pocket well and can make all the throws at quarterback. He kind of reminds you of Drew Brees. His arm isn't off the charts but accurate and he does well to find a throwing lane despite his small size. Wilson is a much better runner than Brees, though. He can hurt teams with his legs as much as his arm. Wilson has topped 500-rushing yards each of the past two seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wilson was sixth in quarterback scoring last season, mainly because of his huge rushing totals. It might be a stretch to see him run for that many yards again but don't be surprised if his passing yards go up. Teams are likely going to key on Wilson more, giving him a little more freedom to make plays in the passing game. Wilson is a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. He is just outside that elite group but a consistent starter for fantasy teams. He'll get around 3,500-passing yards, 30 total touchdowns and 600-rushing yards. Wilson is the complete package at quarterback.

 #10  Ryan Tannehill$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 27  Yds: 4045  Int: 12MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Tannehill took a step forward last season, enjoying his best year to date. He topped 4,000-passing yards and had 28 total touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He did a much better job with his decision making, which resulted in his best numbers to date. Tannehill had a couple down games but was really quite consistent for the most part. He had touchdowns all but a game and topped 200-passing yards all but two games. Tannehill knows the offense well and is gaining confidence in the league. Tannehill is a big kid with a strong arm that moves around the pocket well and will make plays with his feet. He is pretty accurate for a young quarterback and continues to improve in reading defenses. The Dolphins are more of a pass-first team, giving Tannehill plenty of chances to throw the ball.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Tannehill is a fantasy player on the rise. It was kind of under the radar, but Tannehill was eighth in quarterback scoring last season, finishing ahead of guys like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers. He can continue to make strides and improve his numbers from the past few years, making him a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. He can top 4,000 yards, score 30-plus touchdowns and run for around 250 yards.

 #11  Cam Newton$18  Yr: 2014  TDs: 18  Yds: 3127  Int: 12CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Newton had an erratic season. He battled injury, missing two games, and posted numbers all over the charts for fantasy teams. He had seven multiple touchdown games but threw for less than 200 yards five times. Newton finished 17th overall in quarterback scoring but did miss two games. Either way, he didn't have quite the season as expected. The Panthers still lack some top options in the passing game, which hurts Newton. He will get better throwing the ball if the Panthers add more weapons around him offensively. Until that happens, he'll continue to be up and down throwing the ball. Newton has a great skillset for the quarterback positon. He has a huge arm and can make big-time plays with his legs. He shows some immaturity at times, especially when dealing with the press, but is making strides in that area. He will force some passes at times but is pretty accurate throwing the ball for the most part. He throws a good deep ball and runs as well as any quarterback in the game. He will continue to be the centerpiece of the Panthers' offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Newton has the potential to be an elite fantasy quarterback but don't draft him as that. Take him as a low-end No. 1 and hope for the best. We expect him to take a step forward this season, especially with his better play late last season. He can throw for around 3,800 yards, rush for 650 or so and get 30 total scores.

 #12  Philip Rivers$17  Yr: 2014  TDs: 31  Yds: 4286  Int: 18San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Rivers had another solid season for the Chargers, topping 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns once again. He had four 300-yard games and nine multiple touchdown games. He did fade down the stretch a little, though, having seven interceptions his last three games, but his overall numbers were solid. Rivers was 11th in quarterback scoring last season. Rivers' arm strength seems to be down some and he struggles with the deep ball a little more than earlier in his career but can still get the job done as the starter for the Chargers. Rivers is accurate and has a quick release. He knows the offense well and does well in the pass-first system. Rivers has six 4,000-yard seasons and four with 30-plus total touchdowns.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rivers isn't in that elite category of starters but just outside that group. He is a consistent producer in a solid offense. He is a good low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. You can't ignore his consistency the last several seasons. Expect a season with around 4,000-passing yards and 30 touchdowns with 15 interceptions.

 #13  Joe Flacco$15  Yr: 2014  TDs: 27  Yds: 3986  Int: 12BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Under the guidance of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, Flacco had maybe his best season to date. He rebounded in a big way from a poor season the year before. Flacco had 29 total touchdowns to 12 interceptions and finished just 14 yards shy of a 4,000-yard season. He set career highs in both touchdowns and passing yards. The bad news is Kubiak is gone, becoming head coach of the Broncos. But the good news is the Ravens hired Marc Trestman to be their offensive coordinator. Trestman is a great offensive mind that has produced a lot of top quarterbacks. Flacco has a top skill set for the position, possessing a strong arm and the ability to move around the pocket well. He lacks some accuracy at times and will make some poor decisions when rushed. Flacco is a top performer in the playoffs but can't always sustain that success in the regular season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Flacco had a great year for his standards and still finished 14th in quarterback scoring. It is hard to count on him as anything more than a spot starter for fantasy teams. He'll produce well again this season and could even top last year but that still doesn't make him a top 10 fantasy quarterback. He'll throw for around 4,000 yards with 30 or so total scores and 14 interceptions.

 #14  Tony Romo$15  Yr: 2014  TDs: 34  Yds: 3705  Int: 9DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Romo enjoyed maybe the best season of his career, playing at an MVP level for the Cowboys. He had 34 touchdowns to just nine interceptions and threw for 3,705 yards. The Cowboys had a much better rushing attack, which seemed to benefit the entire offense, including Romo. He had just two multiple interception games all season and 11 multiple touchdown games. His back injury didn't seem to be an issue, throwing with good velocity much of the year. Romo has at least 26 touchdowns the last seven full seasons he has played. The Cowboys aren't as pass heavy as recent seasons but will still air it out. Romo will continue to get his chances. He has a plus arm and does well making plays on the run. Romo will force some throws and make some bad decisions but has improved in that area the last few years. He is 35 years old so he has a few years left at playing at a high level.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Romo had one of the best seasons of his career last year and was just 13th in quarterback scoring. He is more of a low-end No. 1 than elite option at this point. This is more of a reflection of the rest of the league than on Romo. He can still get it done. Expect a season with around 4,000 yards and 32 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions. He is a good guy to grab later in your draft after the top guys are taken.

 #15  Jay Cutler$14  Yr: 2014  TDs: 28  Yds: 3812  Int: 18ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Cutler had a season to forgot, eventually getting benched late in the season. His overall fantasy numbers weren't terrible but the Bears' offense was a mess and Cutler's play regressed from the previous year. He turned the ball over 24 times on the season, which was a huge disappointment for the Bears. The good news is Cutler scored 30 total touchdowns and threw for nearly 4,000 yards. Cutler will have to learn a new offense this year, though, and isn't guaranteed anything after last year. He'll have to prove he is capable of leading the offense once again. Cuter has just one 4,000-yard season for his career and last season was his first to hit the 30-touchdown mark. He has a huge arm, though, and does a great job of making plays downfield. He can make all the throws. But he will make some poor decisions and force throws, turning the ball over too often for a guy that has played in the league for nine seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cutler is a risk after last season but can be a solid spot starter for fantasy teams if all goes well for him. He is capable of the big game any given week. But please don't count on him as anything more than a spot starter. His track record makes him a shaky fantasy starter. He could get around 3,700 yards and 26 total touchdowns to 15 interceptions for the season.

 #16  Andy Dalton$14  Yr: 2014  TDs: 19  Yds: 3398  Int: 17CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
A bigger commitment to the running game and some injuries at receiver hurt the production of Dalton last season. He was just 18th in fantasy quarterback scoring, failing to reach 20 touchdown passes. Dalton finished with 23 total touchdowns to 17 interceptions. He was more turnover prone, trying to do more with his chances. Dalton doesn't have a huge arm, but he is accurate and does well with hitting his receivers in stride. He is a good fit for the Bengals' offense. Dalton has a good grasp of what the Bengals are trying to do offensively and has a great rapport with receiver A.J. Green. Dalton still needs to show up in the big game to be considered an elite quarterback but the rest of his game looks pretty good.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dalton took a step backwards last season but getting a healthy A.J. Green for a full season should do him wonders. Green makes him a different quarterback. We still don't consider Dalton an elite fantasy quarterback but he can help as a spot starter. Don't forget he posted huge numbers just two years back, finishing third in quarterback scoring. Look for Dalton to rebound this season, throwing for around 4,000 yards with 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

 #17  Tom Brady$14  Yr: 2014  TDs: 33  Yds: 4109  Int: 9New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Brady played much more like the Tom Brady from past years. He still finished 10th in fantasy quarterback scoring but produced good overall numbers. He had 33 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He also topped 4,000-passing yards. Brady had another MVP-type season for the Patriots. He had touchdowns in all but a game. Brady is 38 years old but has shown few signs of slowing down. Brady has seven 4,000-yard seasons for his career and 30-plus scores five of the last seven full seasons. Brady does a great job of distributing the ball to all his options and rarely turns the ball over. He has a strong arm and is extremely accurate. Brady knows the offense well and makes the most of his abilities.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brady isn't the elite fantasy option of past years but still a serviceable No. 1. He is always capable of the big game and should produce good touchdown totals in this offense. Brady can get around 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions. He remains a top-10 option at quarterback.

 #18  Carson Palmer$12  Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 1626  Int: 3ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Palmer tore his ACL in Week 10 and was done for the season. Palmer was having a terrific season before the injury, having 11 touchdowns to just three interceptions in six games. He had more than 240-passing yards in every game he played. Palmer should be healthy for the start of next season and regain his spot as the starting quarterback for the Cardinals. Before last season, Palmer had back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons. Palmer is an accurate passer with decent arm strength. He can make all throws and has always thrown the deep ball pretty well but his arm strength has slipped some in recent seasons. He will force some throws, though, and make poor decisions. He has three seasons with 20 interceptions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Palmer might be overlooked because of his torn ACL last season but he has potential in this pass-friendly offense. If he plays a full season last year, Palmer throws for more than 4,300 yards with 29 touchdowns. He can be a top No. 2 or low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. We like him to top 4,000 yards once again and score around 25 touchdowns. He could be slowed some early in the year because of the injury but should be ready to go all out before long.

 #19  Teddy Bridgewater$12  Yr: 2014  TDs: 14  Yds: 2919  Int: 12MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Bridgewater eventually took over as the starter for the Vikings and made good progress throughout the season in a starting role. He started a little slow but had multiple touchdown games four of his last six and finished with more touchdowns (14) than interceptions (12) for the season. He also completed an impressive 64 percent of the passes. He looks the part of an NFL starter and should be for years in Minnesota. The Vikings need to add some more weapons around him offensively for him to reach his potential. Bridgewater is a top competitor and winner. He is a smart quarterback and has a knack for making the big play. He is a dual threat at quarterback, running for more than 200 yards last season. He doesn't have a great arm and could struggle some with the deep ball but excels with the quick hitters and shorter throws.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bridgewater is just going to get better. He isn't a No. 1 fantasy quarterback but certainly worth using as a spot starter. His numbers will get better and the turnovers will decrease. Bridgewater has potential if the Vikings get him some top receivers to work with. For now, expect around 3,500 yards with 25 total touchdown and 15 interceptions. He'll also run for around 350 yards.

 #20  Derek Carr$11  Yr: 2014  TDs: 21  Yds: 3270  Int: 12OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Carr won the starting job his rookie season and played pretty well, especially if you consider the team around him. Carr was the most impressive rookie quarterback for the season, having 21 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He lacked some consistency but did a pretty good job of not turning the football over and moving the offense. He'll get better with more seasoning and improved weapons around him at receiver. Carr is setup to be the franchise quarterback. Carr is a good athlete with an elite arm. He can be inaccurate at times and struggle with the deep ball but should improve in those areas with more seasoning. Carr can make all the throws needed for the pro game. He can make the touch pass as well as threading the needle between defenders. He also reads defenses well for a young player.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Carr is going to make more strides this season. We like him to emerge as a legit No. 2 for fantasy teams, worthy of some spot starts along the way. He has big-game potential. Look for a season with around 3,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 100 or so rushing yards.

 #21  Jameis Winston$9  Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Winston was the first overall pick in the draft, landing with the Bucs. He'll be the franchise quarterback for the team for years to come and should start from day one this year. Winston has a great arm and can make all the throws in the NFL. He is a pretty accurate quarterback for a young player and seems to grasp offenses well. He is a good athlete but more of a pocket passer than scrambler. He won't break many plays with his legs. Winston has some maturity issues too, which will be worth watching as his NFL career progresses.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Winston has some potential in an offense with two great receivers. He'll likely be up and down as a rookie, though, especially since he plays for a poor team with a suspect running game. He could be worth a look as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Winston can throw for around 3,500 yards with 25 total touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

 #22  Sam Bradford$8  PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
For the second straight season, Bradford had his season end because of a torn ACL. It is a concern that he injured the exact same knee as the previous year. Bradford was injured before the start of the season, though, and should be ready to go for the start of this year. He will get a chance to start once again but this time with the Eagles. This is a make or break year for Bradford. Bradford can make all the throws, is extremely accurate, and moves around the pocket well to make plays. Bradford is a better athlete than he is given credit for. He does lock onto a receiver too often, though, and doesn't do a great job of going through his progressions. He also has big-time durability concerns, playing a full season just once the past four seasons. Bradford seems a good fit for the Eagles' offense, though, and could rebound if he can stay healthy. He reunites with the offensive coordinator that produced his Rookie of the Year season.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Bradford is a big injury risk but has plenty of potential if starting and healthy. He finally plays in a top offense and will get his chance to produce big numbers. Bradford is worth a look as a top No. 2 fantasy quarterback if you have a stable option ahead of him on your roster. He could throw for around 4,000 yards with 28 total touchdowns and 14 or so interceptions.

 #23  Colin Kaepernick$8  Yr: 2014  TDs: 19  Yds: 3369  Int: 10San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Kaepernick had another ho-hum season as the starter for the 49ers. He had some big games but also plenty of duds along the way. He finished with just 20 total touchdowns and completed 60 percent of his passes. Kaepernick did set a career high in rushing, though, running for 639 yards. He even had a 100-yard rushing game during the season. Kaepernick hasn't progressed a ton since entering the league. A new offensive coordinator could do him some good this season, playing to his strengths a little more. Kaepernick has a great arm but will struggle with accuracy at times, missing on throws he should make as an NFL starter. He runs very well and has breakaway speed, being able to make big plays in the running game. He does struggle some to read defenses, though, and isn't always decisive in the pocket. He makes most of his big plays outside of the pocket - throwing on the run or running with the football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kaepernick was a bit of a bust last season. He can improve on that but don't count on huge numbers. He is more of a low-end No. 1 or solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. He'll get 3,300 or so passing yards with around 25 total touchdowns and 500-plus rushing yards. He can carry a team any given week but disappear in others, lacking the consistency of an elite fantasy quarterback.

 #24  Marcus Mariota$6  TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
The Titans used the second pick in the NFL draft to take Mariota, hoping to finally solve their issues at quarterback. Mariota should be the starter from day on for the Titans. Mariota has all the tools to succeed as an NFL quarterback. He has good size, a great arm and can make plays on the move. He'll make all the throws in the NFL and will surprise people with his ability to run the ball. Mariota will struggle a little when pressured, though, and could have some issues moving to more of a pro-style offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mariota has a lot of ability and will have some big games, but the Titans lack some playmakers at receiver and not much of a running game. He is going to be hit or miss for fantasy teams, much like many rookie quarterbacks. He'll be a hard guy to trust on a rookie basis. He could throw for around 3,500 yards and score around 20 total touchdowns.

 #25  Nick Foles$6  Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 2163  Int: 10St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Foles was having an up and down season as the starter for the Eagles before breaking his collarbone in Week 9, causing him to miss the rest of the year. He had 13 touchdowns to 10 interceptions before getting hurt. He was a lot more turnover prone from the previous year, having four multiple turnover games. Foles gets a change of scenery this year, heading to the Rams. He will be the starter for St. Louis, managing the Rams run-first offense. Foles has a solid arm and is an accurate passer. He isn't a speed demon by any means but can make plays with his legs as well. Foles also throws a very good deep ball, which is another positive for him because the Rams have some receivers that can stretch the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Foles is a risk after last year but worth a look as a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback. If he is starting and playing well, Foles can do some good things. He can be a top-15 fantasy quarterback but carries more risk than some of your other options. If all goes well for him. He can get around 3,500 yards and 25 total touchdowns with 13 or so interceptions.

 #26  Blake Bortles$5  Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 2908  Int: 17JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Bortles took over the starting role the third game of the season his rookie year and didn't look back. Unfortunately, he had plenty of ups and downs along the way. Bortles had more struggles than good games, though, with 11 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. He forced the issue a lot more than he did in college, struggling some to pick up the speed of the pro game. He did show flashes of some good things, though, and is the franchise quarterback for the Jaguars. He needs to polish up a few things this offseason to get his career back on the right track. He'll start from day one this year for the Jags. The Jaguars don't have too many exciting options in the passing game but are better at receiver than in recent years, having a few more promising young players. Bortles has great size, a plus arm and is a good athlete. He has a very strong arm but his delivery is a bit long at times. He probably needs to quicken things up a bit. He also needs to make his reads quicker to succeed in the NFL. Either way, he has all the intangibles to be a top quarterback in this league for years to come.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bortles wasn't quite as impressive last season as many thought but he still has plenty of fantasy potential. Don't give up on him based on last season. Expect his game to get better this year, throwing for around 3,500 yards with 20 touchdowns to 15 interceptions. And don't overlook his rushing ability. He'll get 500 or so rushing yards, which gives him added value. He is worth a look as a top No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #27  Alex Smith$5  Yr: 2014  TDs: 18  Yds: 3265  Int: 6Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Smith isn't flash but does the job for the Chiefs, especially when it comes to winning games for them. Smith completed 65 percent of his passes and had 19 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He didn't air the ball out much throughout the season but got more chances late in the year, finishing with three straight games of 290-plus passing yards. He missed the last game of the season because of a lacerated spleen but expects to be fine for the coming season. He'll continue to start for the run-first Chiefs. Smith has a big arm, moves around the pocket pretty well and will make plays running the ball (130-plus rushing yards each of last four seasons). His accuracy has improved through the years and he limits turnovers. Smith doesn't take many of chances downfield, though, and plays a pretty conservative game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith is not an exciting fantasy option. Until he has better options to work with in the passing game and takes more chances down the field, don't bother with him on your team. He might be worth a spot start or two but that is about it. Smith will throw for around 3,400 yards with 20 total scores and eight or so interceptions.

 #28  Josh McCown$4  Yr: 2014  TDs: 11  Yds: 2206  Int: 14ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
McCown didn't follow up his career year as expected. He opened as starter for the Bucs but was erratic in that role. He also missed time because of injury and ineffective play. McCown finished with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 11 games. He also completed just 56 percent of his passes. He proved he is more of a backup and spot starter than surefire NFL starter. McCown should move to a backup role this season. McCown has a huge arm and seems to make a lot of big plays. He will struggle with turnovers some and his accuracy can be an issue.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCown is always capable of the big game but don't use him unless he has the right matchup in a starting role. He isn't draft material for 2015. McCown might be worth a look on the waiver wire if he is starting.

 #29  Robert Griffin III$4  Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 1694  Int: 6WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Griffin had another erratic season, finding his way in and out of the starting lineup. He had just five touchdowns to six interceptions for the season. Griffin was clearly in new coach Jay Gruden's dog house, which doesn't bode well for his future. He'll get his shot to start this season but nothing is going to be handed to him. Griffin is going to have to make big strides this offseason and do a much better job of being a leader for the Redskins. Griffin hasn't been the same player since tearing his ACL. He seemed on his way to a stellar career after a huge rookie season but things have gone south since that point. Griffin is an accurate quarterback that throws a good deep ball. He can make all the throws but struggles with his decision making. He looks indecisive at times, especially when he stays in the pocket. At this point, his biggest asset might be his legs, but Griffin isn't running as much as he did early in his career. Griffin can be an elusive runner with game-breaking speed at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Griffin is a big risk but carries plenty of potential if he gets it all together. He is worth a look as a backup for fantasy teams, especially if you grab a solid starter early in your draft. For now, expect a season with around 3,000 yards and 20 total touchdowns with 450 or so rushing yards. Just remember that Griffin is about as big of a risk as any fantasy quarterback in the game.

 #30  Matt Cassel$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 425  Int: 4BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Cassel opened the season as the starter for the Vikings but broke his foot three games into the season, missing the rest of the year. Cassel wasn't off to a great start before the injury, though, having three touchdowns to four interceptions while completing 58 percent of his passes. Cassel has started plenty throughout his career and will get another chance this season with the Bills. He should have first shot to start with his new team. Cassel doesn't have a great arm and takes few chances downfield. He struggles with accuracy at times and turnovers. He does have a track record of some success, though. Remember, he had some big showings with the Patriots and Chiefs, so the track record is there for him as an NFL starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even if he is starting, Cassel isn't a very exciting fantasy option. He'll be up and down in a starting role. He is capable of the big game, though, especially in what should be a decent offense. He could be worth some spot starts throughout the season.

 #31  Geno Smith$1  Yr: 2014  TDs: 13  Yds: 2525  Int: 13New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Smith was in and out of the starting lineup last season, having his struggles along the way. He had his best game of the season the last week of the year, throwing for 358 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. But if you take away that game, Smith had 11 touchdowns to 13 interceptions and completed just 58 percent of his passes. Smith didn't take a step forward last season, which is a concern for his career path. He'll get his chance to compete for the starting job this season but is likely to be the No. 2 for the Jets. Smith is a good athlete that just makes plays. He has a strong arm and can make plenty of plays with his legs. Smith does struggle with accuracy, though, and will miss on some easy throws, especially for a pro. He also needs to do a better job of reading defenses and making better decisions.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Smith is a question mark for the coming year. Even if he wins the starting job, he doesn't bring much value to fantasy teams. He'll be too up and down to trust. He might be worth a spot start in the right matchup but that is about it.

 #32  Mark Sanchez Yr: 2014  TDs: 14  Yds: 2418  Int: 11PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Sanchez opened the season as the top backup for the Eagles but found his way into the starting lineup because of injury. And in typical Mark Sanchez fashion, he played at a Pro Bowl level at times but looked like an NFL rookie at other times. He was all over the map in a starting role. Sanchez had seven multiple touchdown games but four games with multiple interceptions. He proved he can start in the league again but still isn't a sure thing when in the starting lineup. The problem with Sanchez is he hasn't progressed much since his rookie season. He still forces too many passes and does a poor job of taking care of the ball. He does have a plus arm, though, and does well in pushing the ball downfield and trying to make the big play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sanchez always has some touchdown potential when starting but his yardage and high turnovers make him a big weekly risk for fantasy teams. He is just too erratic to trust. But he showed last season that he can still help fantasy teams, so he is worth a look if starting.

 #33  Ryan Fitzpatrick Yr: 2014  TDs: 17  Yds: 2483  Int: 8New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Fitzpatrick was the starter for the Texans most of the season before breaking his leg late in the year. He played his usual football with the Texans, having good games and bad. He completed a solid 63 percent of his passes while scoring 19 total touchdowns to eight interceptions. Fitzpatrick was a pretty good fit for the Texans' offense, serving as a good stopgap for the Texans. Fitzpatrick has plenty of starting experience and should get another shot this season with the Jets. Fitzpatrick doesn't have a great arm, but runs well for a quarterback and has a knack for making plays. He has at least 184 or more rushing yards six of seven seasons. Fitzpatrick doesn't throw a great deep ball and will force some throws, but does a good job of hitting his receivers in stride.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If he is starting, Fitzpatrick is worth some spot starts in the right matchup but he isn't a No. 1 fantasy quarterback. He is too inconsistent for fantasy teams. Fitzpatrick has been plenty turnover prone through the years.

 #34  Johnny Manziel Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 175  Int: 2ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Manziel couldn't win the starting job out of training camp but eventually found his way into the starting lineup, which wasn't a good thing for Manziel. He was a huge flop with his chances, looking lost at times while playing. He didn't throw a touchdown pass and had two interceptions to go with a 51 percent completion percentage. Manziel made too many mistakes and the speed of the pro game seemed to be too much for him. He has a long way to go to be a top starter in this league. He'll have a shot to start this coming season but will need to make big strides this offseason. He remains the future at the position for the Browns but won't be handed anything. Manziel lacks some arm strength but throws the ball with decent accuracy and does a great job of prolonging the play. He showed last season, though, that he won't get away with running around the pocket as much as he did in college. He needs to have a quicker delivery. Manziel is an accurate quarterback on shorter throws and throws a decent deep ball but needs some improvement in that area. He also does a very good job of making plays with his feet as a runner. He is a top athlete. Manziel does lack some size for the position, though, so durability is a concern for him.

Fantasy Outlook:  
He still has fantasy potential despite last season. He is a playmaker and always capable of the big game. Please don't count on him as your No. 1 starter, though, if he wins the starting job. For now, take him as a low-end No. 2 quarterback and hope for the best. If he wins the starting job, expect around 3,000-passing yards with 20 touchdowns to 15 interceptions and 500 or so rushing yards.

 #35  EJ Manuel Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 838  Int: 3BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Manuel played four games before getting benched for veteran Kyle Orton. It wasn't the breakout season for Manuel, who is just fighting for his NFL life right now. Manuel completed just 58 percent of his passes and didn't seem to get any better than his rookie year. Manuel has accuracy issues and holds onto the ball too long. He also struggles to read defenses. He has great size for the position, though, and a top-notch arm. The ability is there but Manuel is yet to put it together. He'll compete for the starting job this season but likely will be the top backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manuel still has time to turn it around but isn't a guy fantasy teams should draft. He isn't worth the risk until he starts producing on the field. If that happens, grab him off waivers.

 #36  Kirk Cousins Yr: 2014  TDs: 10  Yds: 1710  Int: 9WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Cousins got some starts last year but was also inactive for several games, falling down the depth chart late in the year. Needless to say, it was an erratic season for Cousins. He had 10 touchdowns to nine interceptions, but had two games with three or more interceptions. Cousins hasn't shown enough consistency to be an every-week starter in the NFL. He looks like backup material at this point in his career but is young enough to move into a starting role if he improves his play. Cousins isn't a flashy quarterback but a productive pocket passer. He doesn't have a huge arm but is normally accurate and usually makes smart decisions with the football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cousins still has some potential. He has done some good things as a starter but until he shows more consistency, he can't be trusted by fantasy teams.

 #37  Zach Mettenberger Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1412  Int: 7TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Mettenberger started his rookie season third on the depth chart but found his way into the starting lineup about halfway through the season. He hurt his shoulder late in the year, though, finding his way to the bench. Mettenberger did some good things during his time as starter, but heads to a backup role this season with Marcus Mariota now on board for the Titans. Mettenberger had six starts and had 299-plus yards two of those starts and finished with more touchdowns (8) than interceptions (7) for the season. He was a little careless with the football at times, forcing some passes. He made plays downfield, though, and scored points offensively. Mettenberger is a pocket passer with a great arm. He can make all the throws necessary at quarterback. He also is a pretty accurate quarterback - even on the deep ball. Mettenberger has a slow delivery, though, and tends to struggle some under pressure.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mettenberger has some potential because of his ability to push the ball down the field. He could be worth a look for fantasy teams if he starts some games but until that happens, don't bother with him on your fantasy team.

 #38  Mike Glennon Yr: 2014  TDs: 10  Yds: 1417  Int: 6Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Glennon didn't open the season as starter but got the job back at one point before losing it once again. Glennon played alright in a starting role but did struggle some with his accuracy, completing 58 percent of his passes. He also turned the ball over a little more than the Bucs would like, having six interceptions in six games. On a positive note, Glennon made plays and scored 10 touchdowns in limited action. He had four multiple touchdown games. Glennon moves to a top backup role this season most likely, sitting behind franchise quarterback Jameis Winston. Glennon is a big quarterback and pocket passer. He does well in pushing the ball down the field and making big plays in the passing game. Glennon does struggle with accuracy at times and will be indecisive in the pocket. He tends to hold onto the ball a tad long at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Glennon has big potential if starting, especially if you consider the chances he takes down the field. But unless he is starting, Glennon isn't worth a roster spot. He is going to have a hard time finding the field this season.

 #39  Brian Hoyer Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 3326  Int: 13HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Hoyer had a good start to his year but really regressed late in the year, eventually finding his way on the bench for rookie Johnny Manziel. Hoyer had seven interceptions without a touchdown pass three straight games, getting benched for Week 15. Hoyer finished the year with 12 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. He did some good things at times but also played poorly at other times. Hoyer proved he is capable of starting in this league but needs more seasoning. He hasn't played much during his career, so it is hard to give up on him as a starter at this point. But either way, Hoyer seems destined for backup work. Hoyer has pretty good size and a decent arm. His accuracy has improved some and he has a knack for making big plays. Hoyer also moves around pretty well. He does need to cut down on his mistakes, though, if he hopes to be a starter once again.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hoyer didn't show much for fantasy teams in a starting role. Don't expect much if he is forced to start again this year. Go with better options.

 #40  Shaun Hill Yr: 2014  TDs: 8  Yds: 1657  Int: 7MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Hill found his way back into a starting lineup after failing to get in a game the last few seasons. Hill didn't do too badly, considering the circumstances. He had nine touchdowns to seven interceptions and completed a solid 63 percent of his passes with the Rams. Hill remains backup material, though, a role he serves pretty well. He is expected to serve as the top backup for the Vikings this season. Hill has shown he can move an offense if given the chance to start. Hill doesn't have a great arm, but is accurate and does a good job of hitting his receivers in stride. He knows his abilities and makes the most of them. He will force some throws and is just so-so with the deep ball, though.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hill can help if starting. He isn't draft material but worth a pickup on waivers if he finds his way into the starting lineup for the Vikings because of injury. He has big-game potential and been helpful to fantasy teams in past seasons.

 #41  Ryan Mallett Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 400  Int: 2HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Texans picked up Mallett with the hopes of him becoming a serviceable starter for the team. Mallett got his chance to start for the first time in his career but lasted all of two games because of a pectoral injury. He played just alright in those two games, completing 55 percent of his passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Mallett will get a chance to compete for a top backup job this season but doesn't seem setup to get a chance to start. Mallett doesn't move around well at all, but has a great arm and is accurate. He has a pro body and the makeup to succeed in this league. But he proved last season he still needs a lot of work at the position and isn't quite ready to be a full-time NFL starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mallett has some potential if starting because he is capable of the big game but is a hard guy to trust. He'll turn the ball over and his overall numbers should be erratic if starting. He might be worth a waiver-wire pickup if he gets some starts but don't expect much.

 #42  Ryan Lindley Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 562  Int: 4New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Lindley was forced into the lineup late in the season, playing the last three regular season games and the Cardinals lone playoff game. Lindley wasn't great as the starter, completing less than 50 percent of his passes while scoring two touchdowns to four interceptions. But in fairness to Lindley, he faced three of the best defenses (Rams, Seahawks, 49ers). Either way, Lindley continues to prove he is backup material. He started some games his rookie season but struggled with those chances. He didn't have a touchdown pass and was intercepted seven times in six games. Lindley has a plus arm and is an athletic quarterback that can make plays on the run with both his arm and legs. He struggles with accuracy, though, and has consistency issues. The speed of the pro game seems a little too much for him. He'll battle for a top backup job this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lindley found his way into the starting lineup again but didn't make the most of it. He'll be a long shot to find the field this season.

 #43  Chad Henne Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 492  Int: 1JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Henne was benched the third week of last season and didn't attempt a pass the rest of the year. Henne completed just 54 percent of his passes in three games, struggling with accuracy. On a positive note, he did have three touchdowns to one interception. Henne failed to move the offense with regularity, though, and found his way to the bench. Henne is setup to serve as a backup going forward. Henne has more interceptions (63) than touchdowns (61) for his career and topped 3,000 yards just twice. Henne doesn't read defenses too well and makes a lot of poor decisions. He has a strong arm and can make all the throws needed in the NFL, but will struggle with his accuracy and force passes.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Henne is capable of the big game in a starting role but he'll be erratic and more bad than good most weeks. He might be worth a spot start in a pinch (if starting) but don't expect a sudden breakout season from Henne. He hasn't showed much with his past chances.

 #44  Michael Vick Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 604  Int: 2PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Vick got his chance to start once again but didn't make the most of that opportunity. He even claimed he wasn't ready to play in his first action of the year, which isn't a good thing to admit for him. Vick completed just 53 percent of his passes, struggling with accuracy once again. He also scored just three touchdowns in seven games played. On a positive note, he did run the ball well, rushing for 153 yards. This might have been his last chance to start, though. Vick could be about done in the NFL. He'll look for a backup job this season. Vick still has plenty of ability but he needs to shore up his decision making and accuracy. Vick is always an injury risk because of his style of play. He is a gifted runner with a rocket for an arm.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Vick proved last season that he isn't going to help many fantasy teams in a starting role. We wouldn't bother with him - even if he is forced to start once again. Vick isn't worth the risk.

 #45  Matt Schaub Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 57  Int: 2BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The Raiders singed Schaub to be a stopgap at quarterback until Derek Carr was ready, but Schaub watching Carr from the sidelines all season. Schaub attempted 10 passes all season and was intercepted twice. He heads to Baltimore this season to take over the backup duties for the Ravens. Schaub had some great seasons throughout his career but those seem a thing of the past. Schaub has lost some arm strength in recent seasons and doesn't make as many good decisions. He still remains accurate, though, and throws a good deep ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Schaub has a little big-game potential if starting but he seems a long shot to find the field this season. His best days are clearly behind him.

 #46  Christian Ponder Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 222  Int: 2OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Ponder was third on the depth chart for the Vikings last season and got in one game, throwing for 222 yards with two interceptions and a rushing touchdown. Ponder has received plenty of starts but hasn't shown a lot in four seasons with the Vikings. He has shown he might be more backup material than anything, a role he'll serve this season with the Raiders. Ponder doesn't have a big arm, but is fairly accurate and intelligent. He takes few chances downfield, though, and normally dinks and dunks throughout the game. If he hopes to make strides as a quarterback, he'll need to improve on making plays down the field. Ponder will make plays with his legs, rushing for 639 yards in four seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ponder doesn't bring much to the table for fantasy teams if he is in a starting role. He has some touchdown potential because of his rushing ability but his yardage totals won't be great and he doesn't have much big-play ability.

 #47  Matt Flynn Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 66  Int: 1New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Flynn was the top backup for the Packers and had 18 pass attempts, mainly in garbage time for the team. He fills this role well with the Packers. He knows the offense and can make plays when given the chance. Flynn has played his best football with the Packers, so playing a backup role with Green Bay is his best bet for success. Flynn has failed in his other stops. He has good size and is a pretty accurate quarterback. His arm isn't overwhelming and probably isn't up to NFL standards, but gets the job done. Flynn also doesn't run too badly as evident by his 65-rushing yards in 2013.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Flynn could be worth a spot start or two if forced into a starting role but he isn't much of a fantasy threat. His past numbers suggest he'll be just ho hum when given a chance to start.

 #48  Blaine Gabbert Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 38  Int: 0San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gabbert won the top backup job with the 49ers and attempted seven passes in a game. He got very little action in a backup role, a role he should serve again this season. Gabbert certainly looks the part of an NFL quarterback. He has a great arm, moves around the pocket well and has the size to succeed in this league. Gabbert struggles with accuracy, reading defenses and confidence, though. He tends to hold onto the ball too long and lock on a receiver too often. If he doesn't make more progress this season, he could be out of the league before long.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gabbert is a big reach for fantasy teams -even if he happens to start. He has made little progress in four seasons, and we don't see the light suddenly coming on for him. He just lacks something to be a consistent NFL starter.

 #49  Brandon Weeden Yr: 2014  TDs: 3  Yds: 303  Int: 2DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Weeden got one start last season and played in a few more games. He wasn't great with his playing time, though. In his only start, he completed just 18-of-33 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Weeden fills the backup role well, though. He has plenty of starting experience and is capable of the big game. Weeden has a strong arm and quick release. Weeden is capable of the big game but struggles reading defenses and turns the ball over too much. Plus, he has struggled in the red zone throughout his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Weeden might be worth a look on waivers if he finds his way into the starting lineup but don't count on that happening.

 #50  Drew Stanton Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 1711  Int: 5ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stanton got his chance to start because of injury but got himself hurt two different times, causing him to miss plenty of time. He would have started for the Cardinals in the playoffs but a knee injury kept him out the last three games for the Cardinals. Stanton didn't play too badly as a starter for the Cardinals, though. He moved the offense and won some games. Stanton had seven touchdowns to five interceptions in nine games. He had 239 or more passing yards four games. Stanton did struggle with his accuracy, though, completing 55 percent of his passes. Stanton is best suited for backup duty. Stanton has a good arm and can scramble around well, but lacks some accuracy and decision-making ability. He has made some strides since entering the league, though, showing improvement each season but time has likely run out for him to ever be a full-time starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stanton has shown some glimpses in the past but isn't expected to have a breakthrough season at this stage of his career. Even if forced into action, Stanton is likely a reach for fantasy teams, proving that last season with his mediocre fantasy numbers.

 #51  Matt Moore Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 21  Int: 0MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Moore just played a game last season as the top backup for the Dolphins. He attempted four passes all season. Moore does a solid job as a backup, though. Moore has enjoyed some success as a starter but hasn't been able to keep the job long term. He has 35 total touchdowns to 28 interceptions and completes 59 percent of his passes for his career. Moore is a big kid with a decent arm. His accuracy has improved through the year as well as his ability to read defenses. He has made a lot of strides since entering the league but looks more like backup material than a starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Moore has shown he can start in this league but likely isn't going to be a full-time starter unless injury hits. If he gets some chances to start, he is worth a look for fantasy teams. He is capable of the big game as he will take some chances down the field. But he isn't a guy worth drafting for fantasy teams.

 #52  Tom Savage Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 127  Int: 1HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Savage played a game his rookie season, coming in relief of a game in Week 15. He hurt his knee in the game, though, and didn't find the field the rest of the season. This was a bad break for Savage because he likely starts the last two games of the year if healthy. Savage was kind of shaky in his only game played, going 10-of-19 for 127 yards with an interception. He has some promise, though, and could emerge as the top backup for the Texans this season. Savage is a big kid with a great arm. He has as good of an arm as any young quarterback. Savage lacks some accuracy, though, and tends to hold onto the ball too long. He needs to get up to the speed of the pro game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Savage probably isn't the long term starter for the Texans, but could be the top backup for the team. This doesn't give him much fantasy value but he might be worth a look if he gets a spot start because of injury. He has some big-game potential because of his strong arm.

 #53  Bryce Petty New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Petty lands in a good spot for a chance to play his rookie season. He will get a legit shot to start for the Jets if he can get up to speed in a hurry. Petty has all the tools to be a solid NFL starter. He has good size for the position, was a top leader in college, and has a quick release. Petty played in a spread offense in college, though, so he could take some time to adjust to the pro game. Petty had some issues when pressured and didn't do great after making his first read. It could take him a little time to be ready for the pro game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It wouldn't surprise to see Petty take over as starter for the Jets at some point his rookie season. But don't forget he plays for the Jets, a team that isn't going to be explosive offensively. So even if starting, Petty won't be a top fantasy option.

 #54  Matt Hasselbeck Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 301  Int: 0IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hasselbeck served as the top backup for the Colts for the second straight season. He played the last two games of the year and did well with his chances. He completed 68 percent of his passes for 301 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He is a top backup at this stage of his career, though. He has been a top starter in this league and can do well if called on to play. Hasselbeck turns 40 shortly after the season starts. He hasn't been able to stay healthy when starting the last few years, making him a good NFL backup. He is a great mentor because of his past success and abilities. Hasselbeck never had a huge arm, but has above-average accuracy and does a good job of managing the offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hasselbeck might be worth some spot starts for fantasy teams if he finds his way in the starting lineup but that is about it. He isn't worth a draft spot at this stage of his career.

 #55  Colt McCoy Yr: 2014  TDs: 4  Yds: 1057  Int: 3WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
McCoy moved his way into the starting lineup and seemed to win the job for the Redskins but had his season cut short because of a neck injury. McCoy might have enjoyed the most success out of the Redskins three quarterbacks last season, completing an impressive 71 percent of his passes with five total touchdowns to three interceptions. McCoy might have played his best football last season but is setup for backup material this season. McCoy is a pretty accurate quarterback with a quick release. He struggles on his deep throws more than anything and doesn't make many big plays because of this. McCoy moves around the pocket well and can make plays with his feet, rushing for nearly 400 yards for his career. McCoy will be 29 when the season starts and is best suited as a top backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCoy was a surprise last season, posting pretty good numbers in a starting role. Don't get too excited about him, though. Remember, his track record isn't too impressive. He might be worth a shot if he lands a starting job again but expect his numbers to be erratic in that role. He is prone to turnovers.

 #56  Matt Barkley Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Barkley opened the season as the third-string quarterback for the Eagles and moved up to the top backup after injury occurred. He attempted just one pass all season. Barkley hasn't progressed as expected for the Eagles and might be running out of time to make an impact. He doesn't seem a great fit for the offense. He'll compete for a backup job this season. Barkley reads defenses well and gets the ball out quickly. He is an accurate quarterback that can make plays on the run. Barkley doesn't have a great arm, though, and struggles some trying to push the ball down the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Barkley is running out of time to make an impact. Don't bother with him on your fantasy team.

 #57  Jeff Tuel JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Tuel was on the practice squad for the Bills last season and will compete for a roster spot this coming year. He could get a shot to be the team's top backup. Tuel actually got some playing time his rookie season but didn't do much with those chances, completing 44 percent of his passes with three interceptions to a touchdown in two games. Tuel has good size for the position. He has a strong arm but struggles with accuracy and reading defenses. He is young enough to improve in those areas. He could eventually be a solid NFL backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tuel doesn't have much potential going forward. He might be the top backup this year but that gives him little value in this offense.

 #58  Chase Daniel Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 157  Int: 0Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Daniel was once again the top backup for the Chiefs and found his way into the starting lineup the last game of the season because of an injury to Alex Smith. Daniel didn't produce great numbers in his start but led his team to victory, going 16-of-27 for 157 yards without a touchdown or an interception. He serves his role well as a top backup. Daniel is a small quarterback, but is very accurate and has a decent arm. He also runs the ball well. Daniel is a competitor and just seems to make plays.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Daniel could be an intriguing fantasy play if he ever finds the starting lineup, but until that happens, don't bother with him.

 #59  Jimmy Garoppolo Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 182  Int: 0New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Garoppolo won the top backup job for the Patriots before his rookie season and got in a few games, attempting 27 passes. He got his most work the last game of the year with the Patriots resting their starters. Garoppolo was 10-of-17 for 90 yards in Week 17. Garoppolo is likely being groomed to be the eventual replacement for Tom Brady. Garoppolo is a talented young player. He has a very quick release and a good arm. He is accurate on underneath throws but could use some work on his deeper throws. Garoppolo also isn't the biggest quarterback, so durability is a slight concern..

Fantasy Outlook:  
Garoppolo is a must add if Brady gets hurt. But until that happens, he isn't worth a roster spot.

 #60  Landry Jones PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Jones didn't attempt a pass as the No. 3 quarterback for the Steelers, a role he has served the past two years with the team. He'll try to move up the depth chart this year and win the top backup job. Jones is more of a pocket passer. He has a plus arm and can make all the throws in the pro game. He also has pretty good accuracy for a young quarterback. But he will struggle some when pressured and isn't a great athlete for the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jones seems to be trying to just stay on an NFL roster, so this could be a make or break year for him. Don't expect him to be a help for fantasy teams.

 #61  Brock Osweiler Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 52  Int: 0DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Osweiler attempted 10 passes as the top backup for the Broncos last season. He is waiting in the wings to take over as the starting quarterback for the team once Peyton Manning retires. Osweiler is a huge quarterback with a big-time arm. He can make all the throws for an NFL quarterback. He does lack a little accuracy, though, and could improve his decision making, which should come with more seasoning and practice.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Unless Manning goes down, don't bother with Osweiler. But he is someone to consider in deep dynasty leagues. He could be starting in this high-powered offense in a season or two.

 #62  T.J. Yates Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 64  Int: 1AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Yates moved to Atlanta last season and won the top backup job. He got in a game, going 3-of-4 for 64 yards with an interception. Yates will battle for a top backup job again this season. Despite being in the league a few and getting some playing time, Yates is far from a polished product. Yates moves around the pocket well and does a good job of making plays on the run. Yates is a pretty accurate quarterback that makes good decisions. He will struggle with throws downfield, though, and doesn't have an ideal arm for the pro game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Yates might be worth a look if he finds his way onto the field but even that might be a stretch. He has been erratic when starting in past years.

 #63  Bruce Gradkowski Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Gradkowski was once again the top backup for the Steelers. He didn't attempt a pass until the post season, getting in a little action while Ben Roethlisberger was hurt. Gradkowski is a solid NFL backup. Gradkowski has starting experience but limited success in a starting role. Accuracy has plagued Gradkowski throughout his career. His career high completion percentage is 55 and his career percentage is 53 percent. Gradkowski has a knack for making plays, though, which is why he is a solid NFL backup. He can provide a lift in a pinch. Gradkowski has a decent arm and runs pretty well for a quarterback (100-plus rushing yards two seasons). He does have some accuracy issues, though, as noted. He'll need to improve his accuracy issues if he ever hopes to be an every-week NFL starter, which isn't likely at age 32.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gradkowski is a reach even in a starting role. His production is up and down. He might be worth a spot start in a pinch if he is in the starting lineup, but don't expect big numbers.

 #64  Derek Anderson Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 701  Int: 0CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Anderson got a couple starts because of injury last season and did very well as the starter for the Panthers. He had five touchdowns without an interception and completed 67 percent of his passes. He had a great showing but still seems destined for backup work, a role he is filling nicely these days. He has plenty of starting experience but has mostly flopped in a starting role. Anderson had a Pro Bowl season in 2007 but hasn't come near that level of play the last several years. He struggles with accuracy and decision making.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Anderson has big-game potential because he takes chances and has a big arm, but you never know when those games will come. He is too hit or miss for fantasy teams even if he happens to get some starts.

 #65  Sean Mannion St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
The Rams addressed the quarterback spot in the draft, taking Mannion in the third round. He could be groomed to be the starter before long but will be the No. 2 or 3 for the Rams this season. Mannion is more of a pocket passer, which is rare these days. He has a great arm and can make all the throws from the pocket. Mannion has great size for the possession and certainly looks the part of an NFL quarterback. He will struggle when pressured, though, and makes a lot of mistakes when his line doesn't protect for him.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mannion seems a long shot to play his rookie season but could find the field at some point. If that happens, he might be worth a look as a spot starter in the right matchup.

 #66  Tyrod Taylor Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Taylor had one pass attempt for the Ravens last season, serving as the top backup for the team. He has served this role the last few seasons. He signed with the Bills this offense, though, and will compete for a role with his new team. He could be anything from the starter to the No. 3 quarterback. His ability to make plays on the ground is what makes him an intriguing prospect. He still needs a lot of work throwing the ball but has a plus arm and quick release. He needs to work on his reads and accuracy. He is a top athlete that should continue to serve as the top backup for the Ravens and get in the occasional game to utilize his running ability at quarterback.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If Taylor finds his way into the starting lineup, we like him as a spot starter for fantasy teams. He has some upside in a starting role because of his ability to run the ball. He is a dual fantasy threat. But until he is starting, don't bother with him.

 #67  Josh Johnson New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Johnson didn't win the top backup job for the 49ers but kept his roster spot, serving as a No. 3 for the 49ers. He didn't attempt a pass in that role. He'll challenge for a top backup job this season but nothing is guaranteed. Johnson has played little since his rookie season when he got some starts in Tampa. Johnson has attempted 52 passes the last four seasons. At this point, he is just fighting to keep an NFL roster spot. Johnson is a very good athlete that does a good job of making plays on the run. He still needs some work on his accuracy and decision making but needs to play in actual games to get better in those areas.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Johnson has some ability and made some plays in the past but you just don't know what he is capable of at this point of his career. Don't bother using a roster spot on him until he starts getting consistent work.

 #68  Charlie Whitehurst Yr: 2014  TDs: 7  Yds: 1326  Int: 2TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Whitehurst found his way into the starting lineup two different times last season with the Titans. He did alright in a starting role. He had seven touchdowns to just two interceptions in seven games. On the downside, Whitehurst completed just 57 percent of his passes and had fewer than 200-passing yards four times. Whitehurst remains a capable backup but isn't starter material. He has never gained a starting role but has been a decent backup. His best chance to start was in Seattle a few years back, but he didn't seize that chance. Whitehurst brings some intangibles to the table, though. He has a strong arm, can make all the throws and will make plays on the run. He still has a slow delivery, though, and has done little with past chances. He is a good fit for a backup role.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Whitehurst is a long shot to get as much playing time as he did last season. And even if he does, he proved he won't be a help to fantasy teams.

 #69  Ricky Stanzi New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Stanzi wasn't on a roster to start last season but spent some time on the Texans practice squad. He signed with the Giants this offseason and will try to win a roster spot with the team. Stanzi has yet to play in the NFL. He remains a bit of a project. Stanzi has some talent and positive intangibles but needs a lot of seasoning. Stanzi does well making plays on the run and is accurate on shorter throws. He does struggle with accuracy some on his longer throws and has a tendency to lock onto receivers. Stanzi also doesn't have much of an arm, which is another concern.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stanzi is not fantasy relevant. He has a very poor arm and just doesn't seem a great fit for an NFL starting job.

 #70  Tarvaris Jackson Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Jackson was the top backup for the Seahawks once again and attempted a pass all season. He serves his role well as a No. 2. Jackson has starting experience and past success in that role. Jackson is a good athlete. He has a plus arm and does a good job making plays on the move. The big knocks on Jackson are he lacks accuracy and makes poor decisions (35 interceptions to 39 touchdown passes). He also doesn't throw a great deep ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even when starting, Jackson isn't a great fantasy threat. His past numbers have never been great. He is a little bit of a dual threat, which helps, but don't expect much if he gets a chance to start. His numbers will be mediocre.

 #71  Garrett Grayson New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The Saints took Grayson during the draft, hoping to find the eventual replacement for Drew Brees. Grayson will have a great mentor to learn from in New Orleans. Grayson was a prolific passer in college, posting big numbers. He does a great job of making the big play, especially when it comes to throwing the deep ball. He doesn't have a huge arm but it is strong enough to make all the throws. Grayson doesn't have a quick release, though, and will need to shorten his delivery to succeed in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Grayson has some potential down the road but isn't going to find the field this season unless injury occurs.

 #72  A.J. McCarron CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
McCarron hasn't moved up the depth chart much since entering the league but should get his shot to be a No. 2 for the Bengals this season after serving as the No. 3 the past few seasons. McCarron doesn't have a huge arm but can make all the throws. He is a fairly accurate quarterback but does struggle some with the deep ball. He isn't a top athlete like some of the other young quarterbacks and will struggle with decision making at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The Bengals seem to like McCarron a little so don't count him out to be the top backup. But that role gives him little fantasy value with starter Andy Dalton rarely missing any time.

 #73  Ryan Nassib Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 60  Int: 0New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Nassib was a bit of a surprise last season, winning the top backup job for the Giants before the start of the year. He held that role all season and attempted six passes. Nassib should be the top backup for the team once again. Nassib is a big, strong kid that might have the ability to start in the NFL some day. Nassib is a strong quarterback but has good mobility and a plus arm. He is a gamer. Nassib will make some poor decisions, though, forcing throws because of his strong arm. He tries to make throws that he shouldn't.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Eli Manning rarely misses a game, so Nassib is a long shot to find the field this season.

 #74  Zac Dysert DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Dysert was on the practice squad for the Broncos last season and will try to win a roster spot with the team this season. He has a lot of good competition ahead of him on the depth chart right now, which doesn't bode well for him. He probably won't make an impact with the team until Peyton Manning retires.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dysert is expected to spend another season on the sidelines this year.

 #75  Brad Sorensen San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Sorenson was on the practice squad for both the Titans and Chargers last season. He signed with the Chargers after the season and will compete for a roster spot with the team. Sorenson could move up the depth chart with a strong offseason of work. He'll compete for the top backup job with the team

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sorensen has a chance to serve as the top backup for the Chargers this season but that still gives him little value with Philip Rivers rarely missing any action.

 #76  Brett Hundley Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
The Packers took Hundley during the draft with the hopes of upgrading their backup quarterback spot. Hundley should be able to fill that role well. He is a big-time athlete that can make plays throwing and runner. He can be a top playmaker with the ball in his hands, especially with his legs. He is a bit raw, though, and has plenty of growing to do as a quarterback. He doesn't read defense well and will lock onto receivers. He is a bit of a project at this stage of his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hundley can grow into a solid NFL starter but isn't going to find the field unless on a gimmick play for the Packers. He gets to play behind one of the best quarterbacks in the game but that won't help his fantasy value at the moment.

 #77  Aaron Murray Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Murray was third on the depth chart his rookie season and didn't get a pass attempt. He is being groomed to be the top backup for the Chiefs but might not hold that role for another season or two. Murray had plenty of success in college. He isn't a big quarterback but has a quick release and good accuracy on shorter throws. He isn't great on the deep ball, though, and his lack of size is a concern for playing in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Murray is too low on the depth chart to help fantasy teams right now.

 #78  Luke McCown Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
McCown served as the top backup for the Saints for the second straight season. He attempted just a pass, playing behind Drew Brees. McCown likely will serve a similar role this season. McCown has attempted more than 100 passes just once in his career, serving as a No. 2 or 3 most of the time. McCown has started some games in the NFL but hasn't done much with those chances, having nine touchdowns to 14 interceptions. McCown is a big kid with a plus arm. He likes to push the ball downfield. McCown's biggest knock had been accuracy and decision making. He has the size and arm strength to be an NFL starter, but at age 33, he is running out of time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCown has proven in past seasons he isn't a starter in this league. But if he is forced into action, he is worth a shot because of his potential for the big game. But don't bother with a roster spot for him until that happens.

 #79  Logan Thomas Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 81  Int: 0ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Thomas got in a couple games his rookie season, but struggled mightily. He was just 1-of-9 with his one completion going for an 81-yard touchdown. He was third on the depth chart for the Cardinals most of the season. He'll try to win the No. 2 job this season for the Cardinals but nothing is certain right now. Thomas can make all the throws and probably has one of the best arms in all the game. He also is a good athlete. Thomas was inconsistent in college, though, and needs to work on his accuracy as a thrower, which was evident last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas is a long shot to find the field his second season. He remains pretty raw and needs a lot of work to be an NFL starter.

 #80  David Fales ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Fales didn't get in a game last season and served as the No. 3 for the Bears most of the season. Fales doesn't have a great arm but is accurate on shorter throws and does the little things well at the quarterback position. He had a lot of success in college because of his poise and intelligence. He might not have a strong enough arm to be a starter in the NFL, though. He also lacks a little size for the position. Fales seems to have the makeup of a top backup, a position he'll compete for this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fales doesn't have a lot of fantasy potential even if he finds his way onto the field, which doesn't seem likely.

 #81  Tim Tebow PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Tebow didn't make an NFL roster last season and served as a broadcaster during the season. He has found work this year in the NFL, though, signing with the Eagles. He has a crowded depth chart to compete with and will try to win the No. 3 job with his new team. He might be a decent fit for the Eagles' up-tempo offense. Tebow is a playmaker but struggles as a passer. He completes just 48 percent of his passes for his career, which isn't good enough to start in this league. Unless that changes, he is going to have a hard time making a roster. He is a great runner, though, and plays more like a fullback than a quarterback. He'll make plays in crunch time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tebow is a long shot to just make a roster, so don't bother with him on your fantasy team. But if he makes the Eagles and happens to find his way into the lineup, which seems very unlikely, he'll have fantasy value because of his ability to run the ball.

 #82  Joe Webb Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Webb was the No. 3 quarterback for the Panthers last season and didn't attempt a pass in that role. He did have a reception as a receiver, though, getting in some game action because of his versatility. Webb has bounced from quarterback to receiver to quarterback the past few seasons. Webb is likely to stick at quarterback this season but nothing is certain right now. Webb has ability but more so as a runner than a thrower. He has five interceptions to three touchdown passes for his career. He has rushed for 273 yards and four touchdowns, though. He is a top athlete but struggles with accuracy and decision making. He does a poor job of reading defense and hasn't made a whole lot of strides in that department since early in this career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Webb has fantasy upside if starting because of his playmaking ability, mostly as a rusher, but we don't like his chances of finding that starting job. He might have a hard time even winning a roster spot. He has made little progress as a quarterback since entering the league.

 #83  B.J. Daniels SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Daniels was the No. 3 quarterback for the Seahawks, failing to attempt a pass in that role. Daniels is just trying to keep a roster spot at this point. If he can't make more strides this offseason, he might be out of the NFL. But the good news is he has some talent and the Seahawks have kept him around the past few seasons. He could move up their depth chart if all goes well this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Daniels is a reach. He needs a secure NFL roster spot before he deserves a fantasy roster spot.

 #84  Garrett Gilbert DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Gilbert was drafted by the Rams last season but didn't last the entire season with the team. He failed to win a roster spot out of camp and opened the season on their practice squad before getting cut. Gilbert ended up on the Patriots practice squad but was released by the Patriots during the offseason. He was picked up by the Lions and will compete for a roster spot with his new team. Gilbert has a good arm, quick release and had a lot of success in a spread offense during his college days. He has a strong enough arm but does struggle some on the deeper throws. It wasn't a good sign that Gilbert couldn't stick with the quarterback-needy Rams last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gilbert will have a hard time just making an NFL roster. Go with other options.

 #85  Case Keenum Yr: 2014  TDs: 2  Yds: 435  Int: 2St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Keenum was floundering around on the Rams practice squad last season before getting signed by the Texans late in the year. Houston needed big help at quarterback and gave Keenum starts the last two games of the years. Keenum played pretty well, considering the circumstances. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 435 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Keenum made some plays and moved the offense. Keenum has a good number of starts under his belt but seems best suited for backup duty, a job he'll try to win this season. Keenum moves around the pocket pretty well and has a good arm. He has accuracy issues, though, and needs to do a better job of reading defenses.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Keenum has produced a little for fantasy teams when starting but isn't a very exciting option in that role. He has some big-game ability but also struggles with turnovers and accuracy.

 #86  Matt McGloin Yr: 2014  TDs: 1  Yds: 129  Int: 2OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
McGloin didn't play nearly as much as his rookie season but did get a little game action for the Raiders as their top backup. He was 13-of-20 for 129 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He seems poised to be the No. 2 for the Raiders again this season. McGloin is more of a pocket passer. He has a strong arm and good size for the position. McGloin needs to improve his accuracy, though, and get up to speed with the pro game if he hopes to start again in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McGloin might get a little game action but isn't fantasy relevant. He probably needs a new team to find his way into a starting lineup once again.

 #87  Trevor Siemian DenverBye: 7 
 
 #88  Austin Davis Yr: 2014  TDs: 12  Yds: 2001  Int: 9St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Davis barely made the roster for the Rams last year but ended up starting eight games for the team. He was forced into the first game of the year because of injury and played pretty well, getting him several more starts. He started to struggle as he get exposed to the rest of the league, though, finding his way to the bench for the Rams. Davis had decent overall numbers, throwing for more than 2,000 yards with 12 touchdowns to nine interceptions. He is likely to challenge for a backup role this year, though, and will have a hard time finding the field with the Rams looking for their franchise quarterback. Davis doesn't have a great arm and will force some passers, but does well on the shorter throws and isn't afraid to take some chances to make big plays.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis probably won't ever start as many games as he did last year. It would be a big surprise to see him find the field this season, making him a guy to avoid for fantasy teams.

 #89  Chandler Harnish ---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Harnish found his way onto the Vikings practice squad last season and was on the active roster for a handful of games but didn't find the field. He is just fighting for his NFL life right now, hoping to win a No. 2 or 3 job for this season. Harnish is an athletic quarterback with a plus arm. He can make all the throws necessary for the pro game. Harnish needs to improve his accuracy, though, and get up to speed with the pro game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Until he does something on the field, don't bother with Harnish. He is an unknown.

 #90  Matt Simms Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 39  Int: 0BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Simms was third on the depth chart for the Jets last season, getting in one game. He was 3-of-8 for 39 yards. The Jets were a mess at quarterback but Simms couldn't find his way onto the field, which isn't a good sign for his future. Simms is a big kid but has some mobility and a strong arm. His accuracy needs some work as well as his decision making. Simms seems to have the makeup of an NFL backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Simms has next to no fantasy value. He has done little with past chances.

 #91  Connor Shaw Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 177  Int: 1ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The undrafted rookie was a surprise for the Browns, moving his way up the depth chart until he found his way into the starting lineup the last game of the season. Shaw played alright in that start, going 14-of-28 for 177 yards with an interception. Shaw can make plays and will challenge for a backup role this season. Shaw doesn't have a great arm but is pretty accurate and won't make a ton of mistakes. He might lack ideal arm strength to be a starter in the NFL, though, and isn't a top athlete like some of the other young quarterbacks these days.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Shaw doesn't have a ton of ability and likely won't be a legit fantasy producer if forced to start.

 #92  Scott Tolzien Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Tolzien was the No. 3 quarterback for the Packers last season. He didn't get in a game. Tolzien has started a handful of games in his career but is best suited for backup duty. Tolzien does some things well. He doesn't have a great arm but is accurate and moves around the pocket pretty well. He will force some throws, though, and needs to do a better job of reading defenses. Tolzien will compete for a No. 2 or 3 quarterback spot this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tolzien is probably a long shot to get another start in the NFL.

 #93  Thaddeus Lewis ClevelandBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Lewis signed with the Texans after the start of the season and served as the No. 3 quarterback much of the year. He had a chance to find his way into the starting lineup but lost out on the chance to start Case Keenum, which isn't a good sign for Lewis. Lewis has some starting experience, though, and has made some plays in that role. Lewis has a pretty good arm, moves around the pocket well and is an accurate quarterback. He doesn't have a huge arm to push the ball downfield, though. He'll challenge for a backup job this coming season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lewis wasn't a huge help for fantasy teams when forced into action a few seasons back but wasn't a bust by any means. He could be worth a spot start for fantasy teams if he gets some starts again but that doesn't seem too likely to happen.

 #94  Dan Orlovsky DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Orlovsky won the top backup job for the Lions last season but didn't find his way into a game. He'll challenge for a top backup job again this season. Orlovsky isn't a bad fit for a top backup. He has starting experience in the past and some success in that role. He has thrown for more than 1,000 yards in a season twice and has 14 touchdowns in 21 games. He completes a solid 59 percent of his passes for his career. Orlovsky is athletic, moves around the pocket well and has a plus arm. He has struggled with accuracy and decision making, but made progress in those areas the last few seasons, which is encouraging.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If he is forced into a starting role, Orlovsky has some value as he had some success with the Colts as a starter. He could help fantasy teams in a pinch if he gets some starts.

 #95  Kellen Clemens Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 10  Int: 0San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Clemens had three pass attempts as the top backup for the Chargers last season. Clemens remains a competent NFL backup. Clemens is fairly mobile and has a decent arm with a quick release. He also is very cerebral, but tends to make too many mistakes despite knowing the offense and what the opponents are giving him (20 interceptions to 18 total touchdowns for his career).

Fantasy Outlook:  
Clemens has never shown much when given the chance to start, so don't bother with him even if forced into a starting role once again. He won't be much of a help for fantasy teams.

 #96  Jake Locker Yr: 2014  TDs: 5  Yds: 993  Int: 7TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Once again injuries cut short the season of Locker, battling thumb and shoulder injuries this time. He played seven games for the second straight season. Locker didn't progress much when playing, having six touchdowns to seven interceptions while completing just 59 percent of his passes. He was supposed to take a step forward with Ken Whisenhunt leading him last season, but Whisenhunt couldn't work his magic on Locker. And Locker decided to retire this offseason, hanging it up despite being just 26 years old.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Take Locker off your draft boards for good. He has decided to retire.

 #97  Kyle Orton Yr: 2014  TDs: 18  Yds: 3018  Int: 10BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Orton took over the starting role for the Bills in Week 5 and kept the job all season. He posted pretty good numbers, topping 3,000-passing yards while scoring 19 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. Orton had three 300-yard games and scores all but two games. He did have a few stinker games, though, having two interceptions three of the last five games of the season. Orton cooled a little down the stretch. Orton got a lot of playing time last season after doing little the previous few years. He seems setup to be a top backup more than a full-time starter, though. He is 32 years old with plenty of starting experience and some past success. Orton doesn't have a great arm, but gets rid of the ball quickly and does a good job of hitting his receivers in stride. Orton doesn't throw a great deep ball, but has improved on that some through the years. Although Orton doesn't wow you with his ability, he seems to have a knack for making big plays. He can be a little turnover prone, though, having 69 interceptions to 101 touchdown passes for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Orton is capable of that big game. He isn't flashy but can help fantasy teams when in a starting role. His numbers aren't elite but when starting for a full season, he can get you 20 scores and around 3,500-passing yards, making him worth some spot starts. But he has to be starting first, right?

 #98  Jason Campbell Yr: 2014  TDs: 0  Yds: 74  Int: 0---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Campbell got in a few games as the top backup for the Bengals but had just 18 pass attempts for the season. Campbell played well enough in the past to be a top NFL backup, a role he should serve this season. In nine seasons - many as a starter - Campbell has one year with more than 20 touchdowns and two 3,000-yard seasons. Campbell has ability (strong arm, moves around well in pocket) but still turns the ball over too much and struggles with the deep ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Campbell is retiring this offseason. Go with other options.


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