2013 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Quarterbacks:

The quarterback position continues to be very deep for fantasy teams. It might be the deepest every for fantasy teams this season with so many guys capable of posting top-five scoring numbers. Either way, having a top quarterback can be a big-time difference maker for fantasy teams. Teams that had Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers made a lot of noise last season as both players posted a ton of points.

You can still wait on a quarterback and get a quality option such as Tony Romo, but getting an elite option will cost you a pick in the first three or four rounds of your draft. And with the way things played out the few seasons, getting one of those top guys isn't a bad idea these days for fantasy teams. We are in a pass-first NFL.

But 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: 02/26/14
 #1  Peyton Manning$23  Yr: 2012  TDs: 37  Yds: 4659  Int: 11DenverBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Manning returned to the NFL and didn't seem to miss a beat, having one of his best seasons as a pro. Manning had 37 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. He had nine three-touchdown games and nine 300-yard games. He had touchdowns in every game and threw for more than 200 yards in every contest. His arm strength still doesn't seem back but Manning made the most of what he currently has left in the tank. He remains very accurate and knows where to put the ball to make plays. Manning is like an offensive coordinator on the field. He knows the offense inside and out. The Broncos have some emerging weapons at receiver and a good offensive line, adding up to continued success for Manning. He has six straight 4,000-yard seasons and seven years with 30-plus touchdowns. He is a model of consistency at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manning was a risk last season but that won't be the case this year. He proved he still has plenty left in the tank. Manning should be able to post similar numbers to last season and could even improve some if he forms a better rapport with his receivers. We think he can near 5,000 yards and throw 35-plus scores. He is a legit No. 1 fantasy quarterbacks that should be among the first quarterbacks taken in your draft.

 #2  Drew Brees$25  Yr: 2012  TDs: 43  Yds: 5177  Int: 19New OrleansBye: 7 
 
Player News:
The Saints had a down season as a team last year but Brees sure didn't. Brees had his second straight 5,000 yard season and scored 44 total touchdowns. Brees did turn the ball over a little more than normal for his standards with 24 total turnovers but it was a three-game stretch late in the season that padded those stats. He was pretty turnover free besides those three games. Brees has five straight seasons with 33 or more touchdowns. He also has 5,000 yards three of five seasons. He is a model of consistency in the Saints' offense. And at age 34, he still has plenty of good years left in the tank. He knows the offense inside and has a great rapport with his receivers. Brees is extremely accurate (completes 66 percent of his passes for career), makes great decisions, and spreads the wealth to a host of talented 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 three quarterbacks off your board come draft day. He is a model of consistency for fantasy teams. You can pretty much pencil him in for 5,000 yards and 40 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. We don't see him slowing down at this point of his career.

 #3  Aaron Rodgers$25  Yr: 2012  TDs: 39  Yds: 4295  Int: 8Green BayBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Rodgers got off to a bit of a slow start last season but his numbers were as good as ever in the end. He topped 4,000 yards once again and scored 41 total touchdowns, giving him two straight seasons with 40-plus scores. He also threw just eight interceptions. Rodgers has been picked off just 14 times the last two years despite throwing the ball more than 1,000 times. Rodgers is at the top of his game right now and his numbers prove that the last few seasons. Rodgers also is an underrated runner. He has at least 200-rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns each of the last five seasons. This part of his game can be overlooked, but is a real asset. Rodgers has a great arm and is extremely accurate (completes 66 percent of his passes for his career). He makes plays with his feet and is durable (missed two games in five years as starter). The Packers have a great group of receivers and should continue to be a pass-first team offensively, especially with their troubles to run the ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rodgers is about as good as it gets for fantasy teams at quarterbacks. 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 - although his numbers to start last season were a little down but he had three tough matchups to start the year (49ers, Bears and Seahawks). Rodgers is in the prime of his career in a great offense for quarterbacks. He'll throw for 4,000-plus yards and score around 40 touchdowns while running for 200 or so yards.

 #4  Matthew Stafford$20  Yr: 2012  TDs: 20  Yds: 4967  Int: 17DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stafford had a down season for his standards, struggling in the red zone and with turnovers. He attempted a career high 727 pass attempts but failed to top 5,000 yards and scored just 20-passing touchdowns. He padded his touchdown totals some, though, as he was able to rush in four scores, giving him 24 total touchdowns. Stafford had nine games with one or fewer touchdowns. The positive was he topped 300 yards eight times. He had the yards but couldn't push the ball in the end zone as much as recent seasons. Another positive was Stafford played a full season for the second straight year, shedding his injury label some. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well and is a big, strong kid. He will force some passes, though, and has 20 or fewer touchdown passes three of four seasons. His consistency as an elite NFL quarterback hasn't been there yet. 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 good buy-low candidate. You know the Lions are going to throw a ton and he has arguably the top receiver in the game catching passes for him. He can post top-five fantasy quarterback numbers. We would expect a season with around 5,000 yards and 35 total touchdowns. He can bounce back from last season. Remember, he is just 25 years old. He'll get better with more seasoning.

 #5  Cam Newton$20  Yr: 2012  TDs: 19  Yds: 3869  Int: 12CarolinaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Newton didn't have quite the season as his rookie year but played well once again. He started very slow but was great the second half of the year, which is encouraging for the coming season. Newton had 15 total touchdowns to just two interceptions his last seven games. He also threw for 230-plus yards all but one of those games. He grew from his early struggles in the season. Newton had 10 interceptions his first nine games of the year, making bad decisions with the football. He continues to grow as an NFL quarterback. He averages 31 total touchdowns per season in two years in the league. He also averages just shy of 4,000-passing yards per year and has topped 700-rushing yards each of his first two seasons. Newton is the complete package at quarterback. He'll post big passing and rushing numbers. He shows some immaturity at times, especially when dealing with the press, but seems to learn from those mistakes. He should get better as a player in 2013, especially if the Panthers add some weapons for him at receiver. Newton has a cannon for an arm and a knack for making the big play. 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 for years to come.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fantasy owners might be down on him some after last season but he finished with good numbers in the end despite his poor start to the year. He is capable of being a top-five fantasy quarterback and is worthy of being one of the first quarterbacks off the board. He has as much upside as any quarterback out there. You can expect a season with around 4,000-passing yards, 700-rushing yards and 30 total scores.

 #6  Andrew Luck$21  Yr: 2012  TDs: 23  Yds: 4374  Int: 18IndianapolisBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Luck had a big rookie season. He was really the focal point of the offense with the Colts having issues running the ball. Luck attempted 627 passes for the season, which is just a huge number. He topped 4,000 yards and scored 28 total touchdowns to 18 interceptions. His numbers didn't look like those of a rookie. Luck played like a veteran many weeks. He had six 300-yard games and 10 multiple touchdown games. He even showed some promise running the ball, rushing for 255 yards and five touchdowns. Luck did struggle at times with his accuracy but should get better with more seasoning. And the Colts are moving to a more West Coast offense this season, which should help his accuracy. This could lead to a few less downfield chances for Luck but he should still throw the ball plenty in this offense. Luck is the centerpiece of the offense for years to come. He 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Luck is only going to get better, which is scary for fantasy teams. He could be one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in the game the next season or two. We like his prospects to continue to improve. We doubt he throws the ball as much as he did last season but will still get his chances in this offense. He can get 4,000 yards and 30-plus touchdowns. We also expect his interception totals to decrease.

 #7  Nick Foles Yr: 2012  TDs: 6  Yds: 1699  Int: 5PhiladelphiaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Foles was the surprise starter for the Eagles much of his rookie season. He started seven games before missing the last one of the season with a broken hand. Foles was up and down but had some good showings along the way. He completed 61 percent of his passes and had seven total touchdowns to five interceptions. He had two 300-yard games. Foles isn't a polished product by any means, though. He had two games with fewer than 200-passing yards and just one game with multiple touchdowns. Foles will be given a shot to compete for the starter's job in Philadelphia but doesn't seem a great fit for the new offense since he isn't a mobile quarterback. Foles is a pocket passer and doesn't move around great in the pocket, which could hurt his chances to start. Foles brings several positives to the table, though. He is a pretty accurate quarterback with a strong arm and throws a good deep ball. His release also is getting quicker.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Foles is someone to watch in training camp and preseason action. If he wins the starting job, he has obvious upside in what looks to be a pretty explosive offense. He could be a low-end No. 1, capable of throwing for about 4,000 yards and 25-plus touchdowns. But nothing is going to be handed to Foles. He'll need to show he is the starter in this offense.

 #8  Philip Rivers$5  Yr: 2012  TDs: 26  Yds: 3606  Int: 15San DiegoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Rivers had a disappointing season, failing to top 4,000 yards for the first time in four seasons. He also had 26 touchdowns, which was his lowest total since 2007. Rivers struggled some without a true No. 1 receiver to work with and a lack of a running game. He turned the ball over 22 times (15 interceptions, seven interceptions). Poor offensive line play didn't help Rivers, either. But Rivers doesn't look quite like the quarterback from a few years back. His arm strength seems to be down some and he struggles with the deep ball more often than not. He still is accurate and had a quick release but his arm strength is a concern. Rivers does get to work in a new offense this year, which could suit him better than the last few years and jump start his career. Rivers has shown in the past he can play at a very high level, having four 4,000-yard seasons and two with 30-plus total touchdowns.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rivers is not a top No. 1 fantasy quarterback at this point. He has the ability to turn it around but we doubt he gets a whole lot better than last season. He could throw for around 4,000 yards and get 30 touchdowns. He is more of a spot starter than anything right now. His arm just doesn't look the same as past seasons. We wonder how much he has left in the tank.

 #9  Andy Dalton$15  Yr: 2012  TDs: 27  Yds: 3669  Int: 16CincinnatiBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Dalton made strides his second season in the league, improving his numbers across the board. He set career highs in completion percentage, yardage and touchdowns. He scored 31 total touchdowns after having 21 his rookie season. Dalton also completed an impressive 62 percent of his passes. Dalton had eight multiple touchdown games and three 300-yard performances. He was a consistent force in the Bengals emerging offense. He should continue to make strides as a quarterback with more seasoning. 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 improve his decision making a little but that should come with time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dalton is a player on the rise. His yardage totals won't be near those of the elite guys but he is going to score some touchdowns and is always capable of that big yardage game. We wouldn't be surprised if he has more career highs this season. Look for a season with around 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 or top backup for fantasy teams.

 #10  Matt Ryan$23  Yr: 2012  TDs: 32  Yds: 4719  Int: 14AtlantaBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Ryan took his game to a new level last season, taking charge of the Falcons new up-tempo, pass-first offense. Ryan set career highs in yardage, completion percentage and touchdowns. He had a monster season, having seven games with three or more scores and seven 300-yard games. This was his second straight season with at least 4,000-passing yards and three touchdowns. Ryan has at least 28 touchdowns three straight seasons. Ryan is an accurate, intelligent quarterback with a strong arm and the ability to fit the ball in tight spaces. He also has a great grasp of what the Falcons are trying to do offensively, which helps his production. And at age 28, Ryan is in the prime of his career. If there is a knock on him, he can flop in the big game but erased some of that last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ryan has become a legit No. 1 fantasy quarterback. His numbers keep getting better and better. He is a top-ten fantasy quarterback, capable of being a top five in this offense. He can at least match last season and maybe get better, getting 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. He has the talent around him to post monster numbers.

 #11  Tom Brady$22  Yr: 2012  TDs: 34  Yds: 4827  Int: 8New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Brady continues to post big numbers in the Patriots pass-first offense. He threw for nearly 5,000 yards and had 38 total touchdowns to just eight interceptions. His interception total is pretty amazing, considering he threw the ball more than 600 times. Brady has been picked off just 24 times the last three seasons. He makes very few mistakes. Brady had eight 300-yard games last season. The Patriots ran the ball more last season but remain pass heavy, which should be the trend once again this season. Brady is 36 years old but has shown few signs of slowing down. Brady has five 4,000-yard seasons for his career and 30-plus scores four of the last five 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:  
The numbers don't lie. Brady is an elite fantasy quarterback. You can make a strong case for him - like every season - to be the top quarterback taken in your draft. You can pencil Brady in for about 5,000 yards and 30-plus touchdowns. His consistency makes him a very safe fantasy quarterback. We have no problem with Brady being taken first overall at the quarterback spot. He is worthy of that spot.

 #12  Robert Griffin III$20  Yr: 2012  TDs: 20  Yds: 3200  Int: 5WashingtonBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Griffin had one of the best rookie season for a quarterback in NFL history. He stormed onto the scene, causing all sorts of havoc for opposing defenses. Unfortunately, he suffered a torn ACL and lateral collateral ligament during the playoffs. He has a long road back but could be ready for the start of 2013. The bigger issue is the health of his knee, which has already endured a previous ACL surgery. This could be an issue going forward. But before the injury, Griffin had a monster regular season. He had 27 total touchdowns to just five interceptions. His low turnover total was remarkable for a rookie. He had more than 4,000 total yards of offense. Griffin did a ton of damage running the ball, rushing for 826 yards. He had five games with 80-plus rushing yards. The Redskins did a great job of tailoring the offense around Griffin. He will be the focal point of the offense for years to come. The issue will be if he can stay healthy, taking as many hits as he does. Griffin is very accurate for a young quarterback and throws a great deep ball. He can make all the throws. He also rarely turns the ball over and reads defense well. He is an elusive runner with game-breaking speed at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Griffin is a bit of a risk as he returns from a major knee injury. Plus, he will be prone to injury with the way he plays the game. But when playing, he is capable of carrying a fantasy team, making him an elite fantasy quarterback. We expect his rushing numbers to dip some this season while his passing stats go up. He can throw for 3,700 or so yards and 25 touchdowns in the offense while rushing for 500 or 600 yards and five touchdowns. Just be prepared for him to miss a game or two along the way.

 #13  Tony Romo$18  Yr: 2012  TDs: 28  Yds: 4903  Int: 19DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Romo set a lot of career highs last season, including completions, attempts and passing yards. He threw often, having more than 600-pass attempts for the first time in his career. He also just missed hitting the 5,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. Romo had nine 300-yard games, posting consistent yardage numbers all season. He did struggle at times in the red zone, especially if you consider all his pass attempts but his numbers were pretty consistent to pass seasons. He has at least 26 touchdowns the last five full seasons he has played. The Cowboys won't be as pass heavy this season, especially if DeMarco Murray can stay healthy, but they remain a pass-first offense. 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 33 years old so he has a few years left at playing at a high level.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Romo is an elite fantasy option. He isn't in the same category as Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers but just outside that group. He'll post consistent weekly numbers in a good offense. You can expect around 270 yards and a couple scores each week from Romo. Another season with 4,000-plus yards and around 35 scores is likely for Romo. We actually think his touchdown numbers will improve if the Cowboys find more consistency running the ball, opening up more chances for the big play in the passing game. Romo is a good guy to grab later in your draft after the top guys are taken.

 #14  Jay Cutler$7  Yr: 2012  TDs: 19  Yds: 3033  Int: 14ChicagoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Getting Brandon Marshall back as his No. 1 receiver was a good thing for Cutler, but it didn't translate into a bump in production. He had another very mediocre season. He failed to score 20 touchdowns and finished with just more than 3,000-passing yards. He had eight games with fewer than 200-passing yards and just four multiple touchdown games. He had very few big performances. Cutler has been pretty ordinary since joining the Bears, averaging 24 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in his three full seasons with the team. He has just one 4,000-yard season for his career and is yet to hit the 30-touchdown mark. Cutler has a huge arm 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 seven seasons. The Bears are changing offense this season, which could be good or bad for Cutler, depending on how quickly he adjusts.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His numbers could improve but he still isn't a No. 1 for fantasy teams. He is a decent No. 2 worthy of the occasional spot start. His touchdown and yardage totals won't be good enough to use on a weekly basis for fantasy teams. He can get around 3,500 yards and 25 scores in this offense.

 #15  Russell Wilson$18  Yr: 2012  TDs: 26  Yds: 3118  Int: 10SeattleBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Wilson was the surprise rookie quarterback last season, posting huge numbers in a starting role from day one for the Seahawks. He is going to be their starter for years to come. Wilson started his season a little slow but finished well and kept getting better from week to week. Wilson had 30 total touchdowns to just 10 interceptions - pretty amazing numbers for a rookie quarterback. He topped 3,000-passing yards and ran for nearly 500 yards. 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. The Seahawks will continue to give Wilson more freedom going forward and start to cater the offense around his abilities.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wilson gets overlooked a little because of Robert Griffin and Andrew Luck having huge seasons but Wilson was just as good or maybe even better than those two last season. He can be a solid No. 1 for fantasy teams. He is a consistent threat in an emerging offense. We think a season with around 3,500-passing yards, 35 total touchdowns and 500-rushing yards seems about right for Wilson in 2013. He is worth a starting spot for fantasy teams.

 #16  Colin Kaepernick$19  Yr: 2012  TDs: 10  Yds: 1814  Int: 3San FranciscoBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Kaepernick got his chance to start because of injury and kept the job, never looking back after finding his way into the lineup. Kaepernick scored 15 touchdowns the last seven games of the season. He even had a four-touchdown performance in Week 15. Kaepernick was a top dual threat for the 49ers. He finished the season with 415-rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. He also just seemed to get better every week in the lineup. He had just three interceptions for the season and completed 62 percent of his passes. He seems entrenched as the starter in San Francisco for years to come. He is the complete package at quarterback. Kaepernick has a great arm and is very accurate. He also runs well and has breakaway speed, being able to make big plays in the running game. The 49ers are catering the offense around the abilities of Kaepernick, giving him the chance to make plays with his arm and legs. He should only get better with more seasoning going forward.

Fantasy Outlook: Hot
Kaepernick is an exciting fantasy option. We consider him a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback. He is another top dual threat capable of posting big weekly fantasy numbers. His passing numbers might be down some weeks but his running ability should help his consistency for fantasy teams. Plus, Kaepernick does well in avoiding the big hit, which bodes well for him staying healthy. He has a little more size than many of the mobile quarterbacks. We think a season with 3,500 or so passing yards and around 35 total touchdowns is realistic for Kaepernick. He also could run for 600 yards

 #17  Ryan Tannehill$3  Yr: 2012  TDs: 12  Yds: 3294  Int: 13MiamiBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Tannehill had a pretty solid rookie year, especially if you consider his surrounding talent. He didn't produce as big of numbers as some of the other rookie quarterbacks but still played well overall. He had just 13 interceptions and scored 14 total touchdowns. He topped 3,000-passing yards and completed 58 percent of his passes. He had just one game that he went over 300 yards and that was a huge performance, throwing for 431 yards in Week 4. He didn't produce big numbers most weeks, though, having seven games with less than 200 yards. But as mentioned, the Dolphins lacked a lot of talent at receiver, which didn't help Tannehill's chances to make plays in the passing. He'll get betters as the Dolphins improve the talent around him. He certainly has the talent and looks to be the franchise quarterback in Miami for years to come. Remember, he didn't start many games in college, either, so his rapid development is encouraging for his future. 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 reads defense a little better than expected.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Tannehill is worth a shot as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. He has upside in an improving offense. We like his chances to take a pretty good jump this season. We think he could throw for around 3,600 yards and 25 or so touchdowns. He could be a surprise when it is all said and done

 #18  Ben Roethlisberger$12  Yr: 2012  TDs: 26  Yds: 3265  Int: 8PittsburghBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Despite missing three full games because of injury, Roethlisberger posted good numbers in the Steelers new offense. He had 26 touchdowns to just eight interceptions in 13 games. His touchdown total was highest since 2009 and second highest total of his career. The Steelers are a much more pass-first team these days, which helps Roethlisberger's production. He had eight games with multiple touchdowns and three 300-yard games last season. He has 4,000-yard seasons two of the last four. Roethlisberger 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 are starting to become a concern, though, as he has missed games each of the last four seasons.

Fantasy Outlook: Cold
He isn't an elite fantasy option but just outside that group. Consider him a low-end No. 1. The concern is him making it through the season healthy. If that happens, he can top 4,000-passing yards and score around 35 touchdowns. If you draft him, we would suggest getting a solid backup to prepare for the few games Roethlisberger is likely to miss throughout the season.

 #19  Joe Flacco$11  Yr: 2012  TDs: 22  Yds: 3817  Int: 10BaltimoreBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Flacco enjoyed another up and down season, looking like an All Pro at times and a run of the mill starter the next week. He had seven games with multiple touchdowns and nine with one or fewer scores. He was all over the place. He did set a career high in passing yards but once again has failed to top 4,000 yards. The good news for Flacco was a great playoff run, earning Super Bowl MVP honors for his play. He had 11 touchdowns without an interception during the playoffs. Flacco has four straight seasons with eerily similar numbers, averaging 3,666 yards and 23 total touchdowns. 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. And he seems to lack that "special" quality, though, which keeps him from being an elite signal caller.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We aren't sure his great run in the playoffs carries over to the season. He has upside, though, especially as he gains more and more confidence. Flacco is pretty steady when it comes to his overall production but is all over the place from week to week. Because of this, he is more of a spot starter for fantasy teams. He'll have that big game but lay an egg at other times. We look for a season with around 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns. He is a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.

 #20  Eli Manning$16  Yr: 2012  TDs: 26  Yds: 3948  Int: 15New York GiantsBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Manning had his worst season since 2008. He had three straight seasons of 4,000-plus passing yards before last year. He also had two straight with 30 or more touchdowns, averaging 29 touchdowns per season during that three-year stretch. But injuries at receiver seemed to impact Manning's play last season. He had 10 games with one or fewer touchdowns. A five-touchdown game really padded his stats to end the year, so he really struggled for fantasy teams much of the year. He had few multiple touchdown games and just three 300-yard games. But a healthy receiving corps and improved offensive line play should help Manning get back to previous form. At age 32, he is in the prime of his career. Manning has a good arm and is an accurate quarterback. He still makes some bad decisions but has improved in that area the last few years. Manning also is durable, playing every game the last eight seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We like Manning for a rebound year. This offense is too good to struggle again like last season. Manning has the tools to turn it around. Consider him a low-end No. 1. We like a season with around 4,500-passing yards and 30 touchdowns with 15 interceptions.

 #21  Carson Palmer$7  Yr: 2012  TDs: 22  Yds: 4018  Int: 14ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Palmer missed the last game of the season because of rib and lung injuries but played pretty much the entire fantasy season. He wasn't a huge factor, though. Palmer did top 4,000-passing yards but had 23 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. His yardage numbers were fine but he didn't do a great job of producing in the red zone. Palmer had seven games with one or fewer scores. He did have six 300-yard games, though, so the yards were just fine. This was his first 4,000-yard season since 2007. Palmer has 23 or more touchdowns six of nine seasons. Palmer heads to Arizona this season to take over their starting duties. The Cardinals should have a pass-first offense that likes to push the ball downfield. Palmer should get plenty of chances to throw the ball. Palmer is an accurate passer with decent arm strength. He can make all throws and has always thrown the deep ball pretty well. He will force some throws, though, and make poor decisions. He has two seasons with 20 interceptions and has 30 interceptions in two seasons with the Raiders.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Palmer could see a spike in production this year in a pass-first offense with decent options at receiver. He still isn't a No. 1 but could be a solid No.2 for fantasy teams. We think he'll get around 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns.

 #22  Sam Bradford$5  Yr: 2012  TDs: 21  Yds: 3702  Int: 13St LouisBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Bradford enjoyed his best statistically season as a pro. He had career highs in passing yards, touchdowns and rushing yards. He also completed 60 percent of his passes, which tied his career high of his rookie season. Bradford didn't have big statistically season by any means but was pretty consistent, normally getting around 200 yards and a few scores each week. He had seven multiple touchdown games and three 300-yard games. He still struggled at times, though, holding the ball too long and taking a lot of sacks once again. He looks indecisive at times and takes few chances. Bradford needs his receivers to step up, though. If the Rams get some better options for him, Bradford can improve even more. And he will be in the same offense for the second straight season for the first time in his career, which is a big plus for Bradford. He 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.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Bradford can improve on last season. He still isn't a great fantasy option but a decent backup. We think he can get around 3,500 yards and 25 touchdowns. The talent is there for Bradford to take another step forward this season. We just aren't sure he'll ever be that elite guy for fantasy teams as many first thought.

 #23  Johnny Manziel ---Bye:  
 
 #24  Alex Smith$10  Yr: 2012  TDs: 13  Yds: 1737  Int: 5Kansas CityBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Smith was having another decent season before getting hurt and watching Colin Kaepernick take over as the starter for the 49ers. Smith was benched the rest of the year even when he was healthy enough to play, serving as the top backup. Smith had 13 touchdowns to five interceptions in nine games before the injury/benching. He completed 70 percent of his passes but didn't do a great job of making plays downfield. He had fewer than 150-passing yards two games. Smith can still be a starter in this league, though. He has the track record of success and winning games in the NFL. He still doesn't have a 20-touchdown season as a pro but did break 3,000-passing yards in 2011. 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 two seasons). His accuracy is improving, though, and he limits turnovers for the most part. Smith heads to Kansas City to take over their offense, an offense that should throw the ball plenty. He could be setup for a career season.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Smith is an intriguing fantasy option. Andy Reid has a history of producing good fantasy numbers for quarterbacks. Smith has never produced big numbers in a starting role but that could change this year. If all goes well for him, he could get around 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, making him a low-end No. 1 or top backup for fantasy teams.

 #25  Mike Glennon Tampa BayBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Glennon seems a good fit for the Bucs' offense. He 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, which is a strength of the Bucs' offense. He is more of a pure pocket passer. 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. He seems to have an NFL build, though, and could grow into a starting role. He was brought in to push Josh Freeman. Glennon might be the future at quarterback for the Bucs if Freeman shows more struggles and inconsistency this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Glennon probably isn't worth a draft pick outside of dynasty leagues but is a player to watch. He could get some chances before the season is out if Freeman has any struggles. Glennon has big-game ability in this offense, giving him plenty of fantasy upside in a starting role.

 #26  Jake Locker$2  Yr: 2012  TDs: 10  Yds: 2176  Int: 11TennesseeBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Locker had a rocky season. He was the starter when healthy but missed five games with a shoulder injury and didn't light it up when playing. There are some doubts as to if he is the franchise quarterback of the Titans. Locker had 11 touchdowns to 11 interceptions and completed just 56 percent of his passes. He did have two 300-yard games but had less than 200 yards five times. He had more mediocre showings than good ones. Locker has ability but hasn't made huge strides in two seasons. He still struggles with accuracy and turns the ball over too much. He does have a great arm, though, and will make plays with his legs. He is very athletic at the quarterback spot and certainly looks the part of a premier NFL quarterback. This season looks to be a make or break year for Locker. He is running out of time to make his mark in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Locker is worth a look as a backup, especially if you have a starter you are comfortable. He has all sorts of fantasy upside but hasn't put it together just yet. Could this be the year? Sure, but we would still count on some rocky games along the way based off past performances. We think he can get 3,500 yards and 20 or so touchdowns with around 350-rushing yards.

 #27  EJ Manuel$2  BuffaloBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Manuel was the first quarterback drafted in this year's draft, which was a bit of a surprise. But he certainly has plenty of upside because of his ability. He isn't polished but a great athlete that runs well and has a huge arm. Manuel is a huge quarterback that almost looks like a linebacker. He is raw, though, and needs a lot of seasoning. He has accuracy issues and tends to hold onto the ball too long in the pocket. He needs to get rid of the ball much quicker if he hopes to succeed in the NFL. Manuel will challenge for the starting job in Buffalo and will have a legit shot to start from day one if he plays well in camp and preseason action.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manuel is an exciting fantasy talent because of his throwing and running ability, but he probably won't be a fantasy factor for a few seasons. He is really raw and the comparisons of Blaine Gabbert aren't favorable for Manuel right now if you consider how Gabbert has started his fantasy career. Manuel might be worth a spot start or two this season but don't expect much more than that. He isn't even guaranteed to start from day.

 #28  Michael Vick$13  Yr: 2012  TDs: 12  Yds: 2362  Int: 10New York JetsBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Vick found his way to the bench last season because of injury and erratic play. His career seems to be going in the wrong direction after a huge season in 2010. Vick has 24 interceptions in 23 games the last two seasons, turning the ball over way too much. He is capable of the big play because of his legs and huge arm but those big games have been fewer lately, maybe because of signs of decline at age 33. He gets another chance to start this season, though, competing for the starting job in Philly with Nick Foles and Dennis Dixon. Vick seems a good fit for the new offense, an up-tempo offense that utilizes a mobile quarterback. He has a chance to excel in this offense if all goes well for him. Vick still has the ability to be a starter in this league if he improves his decision making. Vick is always an injury risk but certainly has plenty of talent. He is a gifted runner with a rocket for an arm. His accuracy has improved through the years but his decision making can still come into questions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
At this point, you can't draft him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback but he is worth a shot as a top backup. He has high upside if his game is right and he picks up this new offense well. You can expect him to miss a few games along the way but if he is playing well, he can get you around 3,000-passing yards, 600-rushing yards and 25 total touchdowns. He'll be boom or bust for fantasy teams.

 #29  Geno Smith New York JetsBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Smith fell in the draft some but landed in a spot where he will compete for the starting job his rookie season. Smith certainly has plenty of positives working for him. He 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 will need to show he can read defenses and get up to speed in the NFL game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even if he wins the starting job, Smith doesn't have much fantasy upside. He plays in an offense that is run first and with few playmakers at receiver. Smith might be worth a look as a low-end No. 2 or 3 but don't expect much. He might get 2,500 yards and 15 scores with 13 interceptions.

 #30  Chad Henne Yr: 2012  TDs: 11  Yds: 2084  Int: 11JacksonvilleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Henne found his way into the starting lineup for pretty much the second half of the season. He had some big games but also some stinkers along the way. He finished with 12 total touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He had two 300-yard games, though, and another with 298-passing yards. Henne provided a spark for the Jaguars passing game. Unfortunately, he also struggled with interceptions and accuracy, completing just 54 percent of his passes. Henne did enough to at least get a chance to compete for the starting job in 2013. Henne was a starter for two seasons with the Dolphins but didn't do much to distinguish himself. He has more interceptions (48) than touchdowns (45) for his career and topped 3,000 yards just once. Henne needs to make more strides in the offseason to be the starter from day one. He is young enough (28) to get it going but might be running out of time. This season could be his last chance to start. 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 has the talent to breakout in the NFL but don't count on it. He just seems to lack the "it" factor to be a top starter. He might be worth a waiver-wire grab if he ends up starting but we wouldn't use a draft pick on him unless you are in a deeper format.

 #31  Brian Hoyer Yr: 2012  TDs: 1  Yds: 330  Int: 2ClevelandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hoyer started the last game of the season for the Cardinals last year and didn't do too badly, completing 19-of-34 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Hoyer wasn't even on an active roster much of the season but the desperate Cardinals gave him a shot at quarterback. Hoyer probably showed enough to win a backup job in 2013 as a No. 2 or 3 quarterback. Hoyer has been alright with his chances over the years, completing 59 percent of his passes with three total touchdowns and three interceptions. Hoyer has pretty good size and a decent arm.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hoyer probably got his best chance to start last season with the Cardinals. We wouldn't expect another chance like this unless injury occurs.

 #32  Terrelle Pryor Yr: 2012  TDs: 2  Yds: 155  Int: 1OaklandBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Pryor finally found his way to the field, playing a couple games last season while getting a chance to start the last game of the year. He wasn't great throwing but made plays, scoring three touchdowns in the game. He threw for two scores and ran in another. Pryor could be given a chance to start from day one this season, competing with Matt Flynn for the starter's job in Oakland. He needs to improve his throwing in a hurry to win that starter's job but there is a chance. He has some playmaking ability. Pryor has a plus arm and can make plenty of plays with his legs. He has very good speed at the quarterback spot. He struggles with accuracy, though, and needs work reading defenses. He'll make mistakes when pressured.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We doubt Pryor wins the starting job but if he does, he is worth a look as a fantasy backup. He has upside because of his ability to run the ball. But expect his passing numbers to be erratic from week to week, causing his fantasy numbers to be all over the place.

 #33  Teddy Bridgewater ---Bye:  
 
 #34  Josh McCown Tampa BayBye: 5 
 
Player News:
McCown was the No. 3 quarterback for the Bears most of the season, failing to get any game action. McCown has some past starting experience and a little success in a starting role, but his resume points towards backup material than starter. He is capable of the big game but his mistakes always seem to be his downfall (44 interceptions to 37 touchdown passes). But he has a huge arm and seems to make big plays. He'll be 34 when the season starts, so his days of breaking through as an every-week starter seem about over. He can help in a backup role, though.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCown has a little fantasy value if forced into a starting role. He is capable of the big game because he takes chances downfield and makes some plays with his legs. But he doesn't have a great chance to find much playing time in 2013, so stay away.

 #35  Mark Sanchez Yr: 2012  TDs: 13  Yds: 2883  Int: 18PhiladelphiaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Despite being pretty horrific much of the season, Sanchez remained the starter for the Jets about the entire year. He finished with his worst year as a pro. Sanchez completed just 55 percent of his passes and had 13 touchdowns to 18 interceptions in 15 games. H even threw for less than 3,000 yards for the first time since his rookie season. He isn't going to be handed the starter's job this week. He'll have to earn it. Sanchez has more interceptions than touchdowns two of four seasons and completes just 55 percent of his passes for his career. He has enjoyed some success, though, especially when it comes to winning. The problem is Sanchez 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 has more interceptions than touchdown passes for his career. He does have a plus arm, though, and does well in pushing the ball downfield and trying to make the big play. The Jets do lack top options at receiver, which doesn't help Sanchez. New York is a run-first offense, wanting Sanchez to manage the game more than be the deciding factor.

Fantasy Outlook: Cold
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. We don't see that changing this season. He could get around 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns if all goes well - that won't help many fantasy teams.

 #36  Christian Ponder$2  Yr: 2012  TDs: 18  Yds: 2935  Int: 12MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ponder was all over the place last season. He had some big games but also some terrible showings. Ponder actually had three games with less than 100-passing yards. He also had six multiple touchdown games, showing his ability to make plays in the passing game. He failed to throw for 3,000 yards for the season, though, and scored 20 total touchdowns. But in fairness to Ponder, the Vikings had a lack of weapons in the passing game much of the year. An upgrade at receiver should help Ponder's production and growth. Ponder brings some positives to the table as a starter. Ponder doesn't have a big arm, but is 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 472 yards in two seasons. Ponder won't be handed the starting job this season, competing with Matt Cassel, but the job seems to be his to lose.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ponder is a middle of the road No. 2 for fantasy teams. He has some touchdown potential but plays in a run-first offense that lacks some weapons at receiver. He could see an uptick in yards and touchdowns this season but don't expect a big improvement. He could get around 3,300 yards and 25 touchdowns if all goes well for him.

 #37  Matt Schaub$7  Yr: 2012  TDs: 22  Yds: 4008  Int: 12OaklandBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Schaub threw for a lot of yards last season but his touchdown totals were down a bit with the Texans doing much of their damage on the ground when it came to scoring. Schaub topped 4,000-passing yards but had just 22 touchdown passes. He did have two games with four or more scores but had five others without a score. In his last three full seasons, Schaub has topped 4,000-passing yards in all of those and averages 25 touchdowns per season. Schaub has a strong arm and is very accurate (completed at least 61 percent of his passes seven straight years). He throws a great deep ball, which is important with a guy like Andre Johnson on his team. Schaub does have some injury concerns, missing games three of the last six seasons. The Texans are more of a run-first team these days but they will still take chances in the passing game. Schaub is always capable of the big game in this offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Schaub isn't an elite fantasy option but low-end No. 1 or top backup. He'll have some big games in this offense and is capable of carrying a fantasy team any given week. But the Texans are run first, so Schaub is more hit or miss these days. We think his touchdown totals could rise a little this season to around 25 or so but don't expect a spike in yardage production. He'll be around 4,000 once again.

 #38  Kirk Cousins Yr: 2012  TDs: 4  Yds: 466  Int: 3WashingtonBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Cousins won the top backup job his rookie season and played well with his chances, showing he could be a good starter in this league. He had a big game in his only start of the season Week 15, going 26-of-37 for 329 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. He finished the season with four touchdowns to three interceptions and completed 69 percent of his passes. Unfortunately, Cousins is stuck behind Robert Griffin, who is going to be the starter in Washington for years to come. Cousins might have to wait until his rookie contract runs out to find a starter's job. But Griffin is coming off a major knee injury, so Cousins might end up starting early this season if Griffin is slow to recover. Cousins isn't a flashy quarterback but a productive pocket passer. He doesn't have a huge arm but is accurate and makes smart decisions with the football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cousins is worth a late-round look in deeper leagues. Griffin is an injury risk and returning from major injury, so Cousins might get some chances this season. He has some potential in a starting role as he showed last season. The upside is there for Cousins.

 #39  Josh Freeman$10  Yr: 2012  TDs: 27  Yds: 4065  Int: 17New York GiantsBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Freeman had arguably his best season as a pro. He was a little erratic at times but his overall numbers looked good in the end. He topped 4,000 yards for the first time in his career and had a career-high 27 touchdowns. Freeman was pretty consistent at finding the end zone, having nine multiple touchdown games. He actually had a stretch of six straight multiple touchdown games, showing some nice consistency. Freeman did struggle with accuracy more last season, though, completing just 55 percent of his passes. It was really his first season struggling with accuracy, which is a bit of a concern at this stage of his career. His inconsistency could make this a make or break season for him in Tampa. He certainly has the intangibles to be a top quarterback, though. Freeman has a great arm, can make plays with his feet and has the size and strength of Ben Roethlisberger. He can be erratic at times, but has shown in the past he can improve on that area of his game. The Bucs have improving weapons at receiver but are more of a run-first offense, which can limit Freeman at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Freeman is a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback. We still aren't giving up hope on him to be a top fantasy option. He has the skill set to produce big numbers. He can get 4,000 yards and around 30 touchdowns. And don't forget he'll get some rushing yards, getting around 200 or so, which is a plus. Freeman is a good quarterback to platoon with a similar player as your No. 1 quarterback.

 #40  Ryan Fitzpatrick Yr: 2012  TDs: 24  Yds: 3400  Int: 16HoustonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Fitzpatrick had a typical erratic season for his standards, playing well one week while struggling the next. He had three-touchdown games three of his first four to start the season but didn't have another after that point. The big games weren't quite as numerous after his hot start to the year. Fitzpatrick also turned the ball over 22 times. Fitzpatrick has three straight 3,000-yard seasons with at least 23 touchdowns. His numbers aren't off the charts but consistent. The issue is turnovers for Fitzpatrick, having at least 15 interceptions three straight years. He continues to make poor decisions with the ball, forcing too many passes. His inconsistent play lands him a backup role this season with the Titans. Fitzpatrick doesn't have a great arm, but runs well for a quarterback and has a knack for making plays. He has at least 197 or more rushing yards four of five 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. He could get some chances to start for the Titans, though, with Jake Locker no sure thing at quarterback for the team.

 #41  Blake Bortles ---Bye:  
 
 #42  Matt Flynn Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 68  Int: 0Green BayBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Flynn was expected to become the starter in Seattle but rookie Russell Wilson stormed onto the scene and grabbed the starter's job before the season and never looked back. Flynn served as the backup all season to Wilson. Flynn attempted 10 passes all season for the Seahawks. He has completed 61 percent of his passes for his career with 10 total touchdowns to just five interceptions. Flynn has good size and is a pretty accurate quarterback. His arm isn't overwhelming, but gets the job done. Flynn also doesn't run too badly as evident by his 26-rushing yards in 2010. He is 28 years old, so this could be a make or break season for Flynn. He will get another chance to start, getting traded to the Raiders this offseason. He'll compete with Terrelle Pryor for the starting job and might have the edge for the job because of his past experience and track record.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We like his upside if starting. He brings some good things to the table and looked good in the Seahawks preseason last year. Wilson was just really good so it wasn't like Flynn bombed at his chance last year. If starting, we think he can be a decent fantasy backup, worthy of some spot starts. He has some big-game ability. He could throw for 3,500 or so yards and 20-plus touchdowns in a starting role for the Raiders.

 #43  Blaine Gabbert$1  Yr: 2012  TDs: 9  Yds: 1662  Int: 6San FranciscoBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Gabbert continues to make little progress at quarterback. He looked much like the quarterback from his rookie season last year. He still struggled with accuracy and decision making, eventually getting benched late in the season. He was hurt and placed on Injured Reserve but could have returned before the season was over, making it more of a benching than anything. Gabbert improved his accuracy last season, completing 58 percent of his passes but threw for less than 200 yards six of 10 games. He just doesn't make many big plays when needed. He is indecisive in the pocket and holds the ball too long. Gabbert is going to compete for a starting job this season. He won't be handed anything. It could be a make or break year for him as an NFL quarterback. Gabbert certainly looks the part of an NFL quarterback, though. He has a great arm, moves around the pocket well and has the size to succeed in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gabbert is a reach for fantasy teams -even if he wins the starting job. He has made little progress in two seasons, and we don't see a big jump for this season. He just lacks something to be a consistent NFL starter. We would go with better options. His upside is limited.

 #44  Drew Stanton ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stanton was the top backup to Andrew Luck last season. He didn't attempt a pass or get in a game, though. He hasn't attempted a pass in the NFL since 2010. In 12 career games, Stanton has completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,158 yards and has seven total touchdowns to nine interceptions. Stanton has been around long enough and had enough success to be a decent NFL backup, a role he should serve with the Cardinals this season. He 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 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 with the Cardinals, Stanton is likely a reach for fantasy teams.

 #45  Matt Moore Yr: 2012  TDs: 1  Yds: 131  Int: 0MiamiBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Moore was unable to beat out rookie Ryan Tannehill for the starter's job and served as the top backup all season. He got in two games and attempted 11 passes. Moore has enjoyed some success as a starter but hasn't been able to keep the job long term. Last season might have been his best chance to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Moore has 35 total touchdowns to 26 interceptions and completes 59 percent of his passes for his career. Moore is a big kid with a decent arm. His accuracy continues to improve as well as his ability to read defenses. He has made a lot of strides in that area since entering the league.

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.

 #46  Matt Hasselbeck Yr: 2012  TDs: 7  Yds: 1367  Int: 5IndianapolisBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Hasselbeck started several games for the Titans last season because of an injury to Jake Locker. Hasselbeck probably outplayed Locker for the season but was the backup when Locker was healthy. In eight games, Hasselbeck completed 62 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns to five interceptions. He has five games with 200-plus yards. He did well in his role as top backup for the team. At this point of his career, Hassebeck probably is more backup material than anything. He turns 38 shortly after the season starts and hasn't been able to stay healthy when starting the last few seasons. He is a great mentor, though, 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, though, at this stage of his career.

 #47  Brandon Weeden$1  Yr: 2012  TDs: 14  Yds: 3385  Int: 17DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Weeden is another rookie quarterback that started last season and played pretty well considering the circumstances. He did have more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (14) but threw for nearly 3,400 yards and completed 57 percent of his passes. Like many young quarterbacks, he was up and down in his first stint as starter. Weeden didn't exactly prove he is the franchise quarterback for the Browns, though, and with a new coaching staff in place, his days as starter could be numbered. He'll need to prove to the new coaches he is the man for the job. Weeden brings some positives to the table. He is an accurate quarterback with a strong arm and quick release. Weeden is capable of the big game, having three 300-yard games last season. He does struggle reading defenses some, though, and turns the ball over too much right now. Plus, he struggled in the red zone at times last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Weeden isn't guaranteed anything when it comes to starting so he is a risk for fantasy teams. But if he wins that starting job, he has some upside in what should be a better offense. His new coaches have a history of producing solid fantasy quarterbacks. So if starting, we think Weeden can produce well in a backup role for fantasy teams. He could get 3,700 yards and 24 or so touchdowns.

 #48  Matt Cassel Yr: 2012  TDs: 6  Yds: 1796  Int: 12MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Cassel was benched in Week 11 and didn't get on the field after that point. He was having an awful season before the benching with seven touchdowns to 12 interceptions in nine games. Cassel had a great season in 2009 with the Chiefs but been pretty bad the last two seasons. He has 17 touchdowns to 21 interceptions the past two seasons. Cassel seems more backup material than anything after struggling most of his career as a starter. He'll get a chance to compete for the starting job this season with the Vikings but seems likely to be the top backup. Cassel doesn't have a great arm and takes few chances downfield. He struggles with accuracy at times and turnovers. He has enjoyed some success as a starter, though, but seems to lack confidence at this stage of his career. He looks more like backup material going forward.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even if starting again, Cassel isn't very exciting for fantasy teams. He'll be more bad than good based on past experiences. We wouldn't bother with him on our fantasy teams. Cassel isn't worth the headache.

 #49  Kyle Orton Yr: 2012  TDs: 1  Yds: 89  Int: 0DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Orton got in a game last season and played very well, going 9-of-10 for 89 yards and a touchdown. He was the top backup for the Cowboys and served the role well. Orton is just 30 years old so his best years aren't behind him. He can be an effective starter in this league if given the chance but seems destined for backup material at this stage of his career. 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 year. 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 57 interceptions to 81 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?

 #50  Colt McCoy Yr: 2012  TDs: 1  Yds: 79  Int: 0WashingtonBye: 5 
 
Player News:
McCoy played in just a handful of games last season, attempting 17 passes in three games. He was the top backup for the Browns and watched Brandon Weeden much of the season. But a new coaching regime is in town, which could be a positive for McCoy. He could get a chance to compete for the starter's job once again and might even be a better fit for the quick-hitting offense. 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 363 yards in three seasons. At age 27 (when the season starts), McCoy still has plenty of time to get his career going but this could be a make or break year for him.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCoy hasn't been awful in a starting role but not great, either. This season could be his last chance to really grab a starting job. If he does get that starting job, we think he is worth a shot as a fantasy backup in an offense that should be a lot more quarterback friendly. He could get 3,300 or so yards and 20-plus touchdowns in a starting role. Keep an eye on his progress in preseason and training camp, though, before considering using a draft pick on him.

 #51  Matt Barkley PhiladelphiaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Barkley saw his stock take a hit after a mediocre senior season in college. He went to the Eagles in the fourth round of the draft and will likely be their No. 3 quarterback his rookie season. He could develop into the starter at some point, though. Barkley is an NFL ready quarterback for a rookie. He played in a pro style offense in college and had much success. He reads defenses well and gets the ball out quickly. Barkley is an accurate quarterback that can make plays on the run. Barkley doesn't have a great arm, though, and might struggle some trying to push the ball down the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Barkley has some talent and upside going forward but little value for this season. He is pretty low on the depth chart for now but could move up in time. He is worth a dash in dynasty formats if you have the space.

 #52  Jason Campbell Yr: 2012  TDs: 2  Yds: 265  Int: 2CincinnatiBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Campbell served as the top backup for the Bears last season and even got a start but wasn't overly impressive with his work. He threw for just 107 yards in his start and had two touchdowns to two interceptions for the season. His most impressive stat was a 63 percent completion percentage on 57 passes. Campbell has plenty of starting experience but hasn't really excelled when given the chance, making him more backup material than anything. He is expected to serve a backup role once again in Cleveland this season. In seven 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 worth a few spot starts if he is the starting quarterback, but don't use him past that. It would surprise to see him get a few starts for the Browns since Brandon Weeden isn't a sure thing. But even if he finds himself in a starting role for some reason, Campbell's career numbers don't suggest a sudden breakout.

 #53  Shaun Hill Yr: 2012  TDs: 2  Yds: 172  Int: 0St LouisBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hill played extensively just one game last season, an impressive Week 3 performance against the Titans. He was 10-of-13 for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Hill just seems to produce when he gets a chance to play. He remains an elite NFL backup quarterback. Hill has completed 62 percent of his passes for his career and has an 85.9 passer rating. 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 because of injury. He has big-game potential and been helpful to fantasy teams in past seasons.

 #54  Ryan Mallett Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 17  Int: 1New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Mallett attempted four passes in garbage time for the Patriots last season but was the top backup for the team, earning that spot before the season. He should continue to serve that role with the Patriots this season. Mallett has progressed since joining the league and could have a future in the league as a starter. He has a great quarterback to learn from in Tom Brady. Mallett is a talented player. He 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mallett isn't a guy to draft just yet. He might be the future at the position for the Patriots but that won't be until Tom Brady retires, which is likely several years away. But if Brady gets hurt, we would give Mallett a chance. He has definite upside in a great offense.

 #55  Derek Carr ---Bye:  
 
 #56  Jeff Tuel BuffaloBye: 12 
 
 #57  Chase Daniel Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 10  Int: 0Kansas CityBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Daniel attempted one pass last season as the top backup for the Saints. Daniel has attempted nine passes in four seasons. He heads to Kansas City this season to serve as their backup. Daniel signed a pretty hefty contract for a backup and could be getting groomed to eventually become the starter. 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 doesn't have much upside in a backup role but could be worth a look down the road. He has some potential in a new offense and could produce for fantasy teams if starting. But until that happens, don't bother with Daniel on your team.

 #58  Jimmy Garoppolo ---Bye:  
 
 #59  Landry Jones PittsburghBye: 5 
 
Player News:
The Steelers finally took a young quarterback to groom as the top backup for Ben Roethlisberger. Jones will battle for that No. 2 job this season with the Steelers. Jones is 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. He will struggle some when pressured and isn't a great athlete for the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Jones doesn't have much fantasy value at this point but could be a factor in a few years. He seems to have the makeup to start in this league at some point.

 #60  Brock Osweiler Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 12  Int: 0DenverBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Osweiler won the top backup job behind Peyton Manning before last season and got in a handful of games, attempting his first four passes of his career the last game of the season. The Broncos are pretty high on Osweiler and likely grooming him to replace Manning once he hangs it up. 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 dynasty leagues. He seems to have a feature in this league.

 #61  A.J. McCarron ---Bye:  
 
 #62  T.J. Yates Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 38  Int: 1HoustonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Yates didn't find his way into the starting lineup last season, attempting 10 passes in four games. He served as the top backup for the Texans, a role he should serve again this coming season. Yates got some valuable starting experience as a rookie, which helped his development as a quarterback. In six games his rookie season, he completed 61 percent of his passes and had three touchdowns to three interceptions. He even had a 300-yard game. Yates is far from a polished product but proved he could start in this league. Yates moves around the pocket well and does a good job of making plays on the move. 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 wasn't a great fantasy play when starting his rookie season but is a young player that will get better. He still isn't a guy to draft but could be worth a spot start at this stage of his career if he is forced into a starting role. He has some upside because he is a playmaker.

 #63  Bruce Gradkowski Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 65  Int: 0PittsburghBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Gradkowski got playing time the last game of the season with the Bengals playing for nothing. He was 5-of-11 for 65 yards in that game. He continues to serve as the top backup for Bengals and fits that role pretty well. 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. He should be the top backup for the Steelers this season, playing behind Ben Roethlisberger. 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 30.

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. He also has some past injury issues, which is a concern if forced into a starting role.

 #64  Rex Grossman WashingtonBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Grossman was unable to beat out two rookies and served as the No. 3 quarterback for the Redskins. He didn't attempt a pass or get in a game last season. He has plenty of past starting experience but seems best suited for backup material at this stage of his career. He has been uneven as a starter. He has more interceptions (60) than touchdown passes (56) and completes 55 percent of his passes for his career. Grossman is boom or bust. He has that gunslinger mentality, taking a lot of chances but making too many mistakes. Grossman does have two 3,000-yard seasons but also has two seasons with 20 interceptions. He can be a decent starter in this league but seems best suited as a No. 2. Grossman needs to value the ball more to be an effective starter in this league. Until that happens and his accuracy improves, he'll continue to be erratic.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Grossman has some big-game potential in a starting role, but he isn't too dependable because you never know what you'll get with him. Consider him waiver-wire material if he happens to start once again. He is worthy of using in a few games against the right opponent. He is a reach to count on as much more than that, though.

 #65  Curtis Painter New York GiantsBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Painter was cut by the Ravens before the season and wasn't on a roster all season. The Giants signed him after the season for a chance to compete for the No. 2 or 3 job in 2013. Painter got a chance to start in 2011 but was a bit of a bust with those chances, which is likely why he wasn't on a team last season. He has to show a lot more going forward. Painter has a pro arm, but needs to improve his accuracy. He had a tendency to struggle under pressure, making poor decisions. He needs to cut down on his forced throws and make the smarter play.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Painter is just fighting for his NFL life, so don't bother with him on your fantasy team. He can't be trusted after his failures in Indianapolis.

 #66  Derek Anderson Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 58  Int: 0CarolinaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Anderson attempted four passes in two games as the top backup for the Panthers last season. He has plenty of starting experience but seems destined to be a backup after flopping in a starting role his last few chances. Anderson had a Pro Bowl season in 2007 but hasn't come near that level of play the last several years. He continues to struggle with accuracy and decision making. For his career, Anderson completes just 53 percent of his passes and has 53-touchdown passes to 55 interceptions.

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.

 #67  John Skelton Yr: 2012  TDs: 2  Yds: 1132  Int: 9TennesseeBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Skelton was in and out of the starting lineup for the Cardinals but did nothing to show he is a legit NFL starter. Skelton had nine interceptions to just two touchdowns. He was a turnover machine and couldn't get it done in the red zone. Skelton has started some each of his first three seasons in the league but has done little to seize that starting job. He has more interceptions (25) to touchdowns (15) for his career. Skelton just makes too many mistakes and isn't accurate enough (53 percent completion percentage). He has an NFL arm but lacks accuracy and decision making. Skelton also has the size for the position but isn't too mobile compared to most NFL starters these days. He looks like backup material more than anything. The chances of him grabbing a starting job seem slim. He'll compete for the top backup job in Cincinnati this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Skelton is making little progress and we don't see a breakthrough this season. Go with better options come draft day.

 #68  Tyrod Taylor Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 179  Int: 1BaltimoreBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Taylor won the top backup job his rookie season and got in a few games but played extensively the last game of the season with the Ravens having little to play for. Taylor played pretty well in that game, going 15-of-25 for 149 yards with an interception. He did most of his damage on the ground, rushing nine times for 65 yards and a touchdown. 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 injury occurs, we like Taylor 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.

 #69  Josh Johnson Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0CincinnatiBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Johnson signed with the Browns late in the season to serve a reserve role at quarterback. He didn't attempt a pass in a game, though. Johnson has played little since his rookie season when he got some starts in Tampa. Johnson has attempted 52 passes the last three 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 is running out of time. He 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.

 #70  Charlie Whitehurst TennesseeBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Whitehurst returned to the Chargers last season and served as the top backup. He didn't get in a game or attempt a pass in his backup role. Whitehurst has attempted 155 passes in seven years. 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Whitehurst is about out of time to be a starter in this league. He has done very little to show he can be a dependable fantasy option in a starting role. So even if pressed into action, we wouldn't bother. He is a mess when in the game.

 #71  Ryan Lindley Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 752  Int: 7ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Lindley was a surprise starter his rookie season, getting his chance in several games. He proved he needs a lot of work, though. He didn't have a touchdown pass and was intercepted seven times in six games. He completed just 52 percent of his passes and his season high in yards was 312, but he had more than 115 yards just one game. Lindley likely isn't going to start this season but could be the top backup if he has a strong offseason of work and looks good in preseason action for the new coaching staff. 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 seemed too much for him last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lindley probably won't get as much game action this year as he did last season, so we wouldn't bother with him. And last year showed he needs a ton of work to help a fantasy teams.

 #72  Ricky Stanzi JacksonvilleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Despite the Chiefs having all sorts of issues at quarterback last season, Stanzi never found the field. This doesn't bode well for his future going forward. If he were ever going to get a chance to start, it seemed last season was the year. Stanzi remains a project. He 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. He'll battle for the top backup job this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't expect much from Stanzi - even if he happens to win the top backup job. He is a reach even in a starting role. He has a lot of work to do to be a top fantasy performer.

 #73  Tarvaris Jackson SeattleBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Jackson was traded to the Bills before the start of last season but didn't get in a game. He was third on the depth chart. It was quite a drop for Jackson after starting about every game in 2011 for the Seahawks. His career as a starter isn't over yet, though. He still has time to earn a starting job once again at age 30. Jackson has plenty of starting experience and past success. He probably is a better backup than starter, though. 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 38 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. He won't be worth using unless in a really good matchup.

 #74  Ryan Nassib New York GiantsBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Nassib is a big, strong kid that has the ability to start in the NFL some day. He has a great quarterback to learn from in Eli Manning. Nassib has a good chance to be the top backup for the Giants from day one this season. 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:  
Nassib didn't land in a great spot for his fantasy value. Manning rarely misses a game. But if he does get hurt, Nassib has obvious value in a great offense. He could succeed if given the chance, even as a rookie.

 #75  Zac Dysert DenverBye: 9 
 
 #76  Charlie Batch Yr: 2012  TDs: 1  Yds: 475  Int: 4PittsburghBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Batch got a couple starts despite being No. 3 on the Steelers depth chart. Injury occurred and he was forced into action. He was intercepted three times his first start but rebounded with a nice showing his next time out, throwing for 276 yards and a touchdown. Batch proved he could still help in a pinch but remains backup material more than anything. Batch has been a backup in Pittsburgh since 2003 but has gotten little work in this role. His season high in pass attempts with the Steelers is 72, which happened last season. At age 38, Batch is a decent backup because of his experience but isn't an every-week starter and could be nearing the end of his career. He has some past starting experience and the knack for the occasional big game. Batch still has a good arm and can make plays on the run. He has never been the most accurate quarterback, though, and will force some throws.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Batch isn't likely to help fantasy teams this season. He proved last season that he can't be trusted. He is a stretch to even find the field at this stage of his career.

 #77  Brad Sorensen San DiegoBye: 8 
 
 #78  Luke McCown Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0New OrleansBye: 7 
 
Player News:
McCown was the top backup for the Falcons last season and got in two games but didn't attempt a pass. 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 31, he is running out of time. He'll be a backup again this season, likely serving as the top backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans.

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

 #79  B.J. Daniels SeattleBye: 12 
 
 #80  Tyler Wilson TennesseeBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Wilson heads to the Raiders and could be the future at quarterback for the team. He isn't likely to start from day one but could get some chances before the season is out. Wilson is likely to be groomed as the starter if he shows progress in camp and preseason action. Wilson is a pocket passer with a solid arm and pretty good accuracy, especially on shorter throws. He gets rid of the ball quickly and does a good job of standing tall in the pocket. Wilson is a good leader. He does struggle on accuracy on deep throws and can make poor decisions with the football, forcing throws.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wilson isn't worth drafting but might be worth a wavier-wire add if he finds his way into the starting lineup, which is possible. He has some big-game ability.

 #81  Case Keenum HoustonBye: 8 
 
 #82  Matt McGloin OaklandBye: 7 
 
 #83  Brady Quinn Yr: 2012  TDs: 2  Yds: 1141  Int: 8St LouisBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Quinn actually found his way back into the starting lineup last season but didn't do much with those chances. In 10 games, he topped 200-passing yards just once and had two touchdowns to eight interceptions. Needless to say, this likely was his last chance to start in the NFL. He has done little to show he is a legit starter in this league. He can be a solid backup, though, because he has starting experience and is just 28 years old. He is expected to serve that backup role this season with the Seahawks. In six seasons, Quinn has completed 54 percent of his passes and has 13 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. Quinn has good mechanics throwing the ball, but needs to improve his accuracy and take more chances downfield. He tends to dink and dunk a lot. He hasn't made a ton of progress since entering the league, which doesn't help his chances going forward.

Fantasy Outlook:  
It is time to give up on Quinn as a starter in this league. He looks the part but just hasn't produced on the field and doesn't seem likely to get another chance in the near future. Even if forced into action, last season proved Quinn isn't worth much of a look for fantasy teams.

 #84  Vince Young Green BayBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Young was with the Bills during training camp and preseason but released before the start of the year. He didn't catch on with another team all season, which is pretty telling about the state of his career right now. Young is really in a crossroads, fighting for his NFL life. He has shown little with his chances the last few seasons. At this point, he is backup material more than anything. For his career, Young's highest passing yardage total is 2,546 and his career high in touchdowns is 19. He will help running the ball, though, having 1,459-rushing yards for his career. Young can run, but he also has a strong arm and does a good job of throwing on the go. He still doesn't read defenses well and struggles with some decision making.

Fantasy Outlook: Cold
Don't bother with Young. He is about done in the NFL. Young was once considered an intriguing fantasy prospect but those days are long gone.

 #85  Dominique Davis AtlantaBye: 6 
 
 #86  Chandler Harnish IndianapolisBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Harnish spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad. He didn't get in a game. Harnish will challenge for a backup role this season with the Colts. Harnish was pretty solid in preseason action last year, so he has some upside. He 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. Harnish has a chance to be the top backup in Indy if he makes strides this offseason and preseason.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If he wins the backup job, Harnish has some value but it is far from a sure thing that he wins that job.

 #87  Matt Simms New York JetsBye: 10 
 
 #88  Caleb Hanie ClevelandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hanie was inactive most of the season for the Broncos, serving as the No. 3 quarterback in his first season with the team. This doesn't bode well for his future, losing out to a rookie for the top backup job. Hanie is likely fighting for his NFL life in 2013, competing for a roster spot with the Ravens. Hanie has started some with the Bears a few years back but wasn't too impressive. He completes just 51 percent of his passes for his career and has three touchdowns to nine interceptions. Hanie is a good athlete that moves around the pocket well and can make plays on the run. He really struggles with accuracy and decisions making, though. He needs a lot more seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hanie probably started his last game in the NFL in 2011. Don't bother with him on your fantasy roster.

 #89  Trent Edwards Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 14  Int: 0OaklandBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Edwards was the No. 3 quarterback for the Eagles last season and attempted two passes the last game of the season. He lost out on the top backup job to Nick Foles, which doesn't speak well for Edwards at this stage of his career. Edwards has plenty of starting experience in the NFL but hasn't lived up to his high draft slot. For his career, Edwards has more interceptions (30) than touchdown passes (26), which isn't very encouraging. He is 29 years old, so his career isn't over but his chances to start seem to be about over. Edwards does have a career 61 percent completion percentage, but that number is high because he doesn't take many chances downfield. Until he starts making plays downfield and limiting turnovers, Edwards won't be an NFL starter. Edwards is a big kid with good technique and a strong arm. He also isn't very fast, but can make some plays with his feet. Edwards has the tools to be an NFL quarterback, but seems to lack the intangibles.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Edwards has gotten plenty of chances, but never seized those chances. We don't see a turnaround this season. Don't bother with him on your fantasy team.

 #90  Scott Tolzien Green BayBye: 4 
 
 #91  Thaddeus Lewis Yr: 2012  TDs: 1  Yds: 204  Int: 1BuffaloBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Lewis got the first start of his NFL career the last game of the season, going 22-of-32 for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception. It was a decent showing for his first career start, though. Lewis showed some progress. If Lewis keeps making strides, he could challenge for the top backup job this season after serving as a No. 3 most of last year. Lewis has a pretty good arm, moves around the pocket well and is an accurate quarterback. He has little experience, though, and doesn't have a huge arm to push the ball downfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lewis seems a long shot to get another start this season. He has some ability but just doesn't look the part to be an NFL starter.

 #92  Tim Tebow Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 39  Int: 0New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Things didn't play out quite as Tebow hoped in New York. He barely saw the field and couldn't even get a chance to start even with Mark Sanchez playing awful. He was bypassed for Greg McElroy, who had much less experience than Tebow. His time in New York was a huge failure. He attempted just eight passes and ran 32 times for 102 yards. He failed to score a touchdown the entire season. A change of scenery should help Tebow but nothing is certain with his future. Tebow heads to New England to become their No. 3 quarterback and might get some chances at tight end. 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 getting much playing time. He is a great runner, though, and plays more like a fullback than a quarterback. He'll make plays in crunch time, helping his chances to play.

Fantasy Outlook: Cold
Tebow has potential if starting because of his running ability but is a risk because of his inability to make consistent plays in the passing game. He could be worth some spot starts or a look as a backup if he starts getting some consistent worth with the Patriots but we don't see that happening with Tom Brady around.

 #93  Rusty Smith Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 34  Int: 0TennesseeBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Smith played a game last season, going 3-of-5 for 34 yards. He was the No. 3 quarterback for the Titans, playing behind Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck. Smith will compete for the top backup job this season. He has a chance to move up with a strong showing in camp and preseason action. Smith still has work to do to be a competent NFL quarterback, but he has some ability. Smith has good size for the position and a plus arm. He needs to improve his accuracy and learn to read defenses much better if he ever hopes to be an NFL starter, which doesn't seem likely.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith is a reach for fantasy teams. Even if he wins the backup job, the chances of him helping fantasy teams if forced into action seem pretty slim.

 #94  Dan Orlovsky Yr: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 51  Int: 0DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Orlovsky was the top backup for the Bucs last season and got in a game, going 4-of-7 for 51 yards. He should continue to play a backup role, a role he plays well. 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: 2012  TDs: 0  Yds: 39  Int: 1San DiegoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Clemens attempted three passes as the top backup for the Rams last season. He didn't get much action with Sam Bradford able to stay healthy. He'll compete for a top backup job again this season but nothing is guaranteed for him. He hasn't been too impressive with his past chances. 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 (13 interceptions to 10 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. He won't be much of a help for fantasy teams.

 #96  Kevin Kolb Yr: 2012  TDs: 8  Yds: 1169  Int: 3BuffaloBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Kolb was part of the musical chairs at quarterback for the Cardinals last season before eventually having his season cut short because of injury. He was the most effective starter for the Cardinals when playing last year, having nine total touchdowns to three interceptions. He had 220-plus yards three of six games. He had some down showings, though, having fewer than 150 yards his other three games. He was up and down, much like his previous season with the Cardinals. Kolb hasn't done a whole lot to distinguish himself as a legit NFL starter. He has showed flashes at times but remains inconsistent. Kolb is an accurate passer with a strong arm. He can make the tough pass in traffic, but still needs work on the deep ball. He also needs to cut down on his turnovers and make better overall decisions in the passing game. At times, he just looks indecisive with the ball, causing him to be late on many throws. This could be a make or break season for him as a quarterback as he competes for the starting job in Buffalo.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Kolb is running out of time. He has some ability but lacks consistency. We don't see him taking a huge step forward this season even if he wins the starting job in Buffalo. He might have a few good showings in a starting role but past history shows he'll be inconsistent and struggle with turnovers at times. We wouldn't bother with him come draft day.

 #97  David Garrard New York JetsBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Garrard was in the mix to start for the Dolphins last season but a knee injury before the season ended his year before it started. He got healthy but still wasn't able to find work. He hoped to compete for the starting job with the Jets this year but his knee issues ended those hopes. His career is likely over.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even when he was the starter for the Jags, Garrard wasn't much of a fantasy play. He had a solid career but was never a huge fantasy producer.


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