2014 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 ever 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 Peyton Manning and Drew Brees 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 Philip Rivers, 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 last 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: 08/31/14
 #1  Peyton Manning$28  Yr: 2013  TDs: 55  Yds: 5477  Int: 10DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Manning had a record-break season, throwing 55 touchdown passes. He also threw for nearly 5,500 yards and completed 68 percent of his passes. He was in complete control of the offense and had a monster season, his second with the Broncos. Manning had 11 games with three or more touchdowns. He also had 300-yard games all but four games. Manning also seemed to have more arm strength this season, which was a positive sign going forward. Manning 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 might have the top receiving corps in the NFL and a good offensive line, adding up to continued success for Manning. He has seven straight 4,000-yard seasons and eight years with 30-plus touchdowns. He is a model of consistency at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manning is no longer a risk for fantasy teams. He has proved he is healthy once again and is coming off arguably the best fantasy season ever at quarterback. He is our top rated quarterback for 2014. We doubt he repeats last season but he can near those numbers. We expect 5,000-plus yards and around 50 touchdowns.

 #2  Drew Brees$25  Yr: 2013  TDs: 39  Yds: 5162  Int: 12New OrleansBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Brees had another big season as the starter for the Saints. He topped 40 total touchdowns and had more than 5,000-passing yards. Brees had multiple touchdowns all but three games and six games with three-plus scores. He had big passing games much of the season, throwing for more than 300 yards 11 of 16 games. Brees has six straight seasons with 33 or more touchdowns. He also has 5,000 yards four of six seasons. He is a model of consistency in the Saints' offense. And at age 35, he still looks like he has good years left in the tank. He knows the offense inside and has a great rapport with his receivers. Brees is extremely accurate, 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: 2013  TDs: 17  Yds: 2536  Int: 6Green BayBye: 9 
 
Player News:
A broken collarbone derailed Rodgers much of the season but he had a solid year when playing. He played just eight full games but had 17 touchdowns and four 300-yard games. He did turn the ball over a little more than normal with six interceptions but he was his usual good self much of the season. Rodgers remains at the top of his game right now and his numbers prove that the last several seasons. Rodgers also is an underrated runner. He has at least 200-rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns five of the last six seasons. This part of his game can be overlooked, but is a real asset. Rodgers has a great arm and is extremely accurate. He makes plays with his feet and is normally very durable. The Packers have a great group of receivers and should continue to pass often but are moving to a more balanced attack with an improver rushing game.

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, which is always a big plus for fantasy teams. Rodgers is in the prime of his career in a great offense for quarterbacks. He'll throw for 4,000-plus yards and score around 40 touchdowns while running for 200 or so yards.

 #4  Nick Foles$23  Yr: 2013  TDs: 27  Yds: 2891  Int: 2PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Foles had a breakout season, taking over as the starter for the Eagles and producing as well as any quarterback in the league. He had a remarkable statistical season. Foles had 30 touchdowns to just two interceptions. He had two 400-yard passing games and nine multiple touchdown games. Foles made good decisions with the football and did a great job of taking reigns of the Eagles new offense. Foles also made some plays with his legs, rushing for 225 yards. He'll be the starter from day one for the Eagles this season. Foles has a solid arm, is accurate and takes care of the football. He isn't a speed demon by any means but can make plays with his legs as well. Foles also throws a very good deep ball, which is another positive for him since the Eagles have some speedy receivers that can stretch the ball.

Fantasy Outlook: Hot
Foles won't take anyone by surprise this season. He is the real deal and a top 10 fantasy quarterback. He is going to have a hard time matching last season but you still have to like him as an elite fantasy option in this explosive offense. He will post consistent touchdown and yardage numbers. We like him for around 4,500 yards with 38 total touchdowns and 10 or so interceptions.

 #5  Matthew Stafford$22  Yr: 2013  TDs: 29  Yds: 4650  Int: 19DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stafford had another up and down season for the Lions but his overall numbers were good in the end. He had 31 total touchdowns and threw for more than 4,600 yards. He had 11 games with multiple touchdowns but finished the season with one or fewer score four straight games. And his completion percentage was down some, completing 59 percent of his passes. He gets a fresh start with a new offensive coordinator this season, which might not be a bad thing for Stafford. Stafford has a huge arm, moves around the pocket well and is a big, strong kid. He will force some passes, though, and needs to improve his footwork some despite being in the league several seasons. His consistency as an elite NFL quarterback hasn't been there yet but he has shown flashes. The Lions are pass-first team and will continue to put the offense in Stafford's hands. He is their franchise quarterback and starter for the next several seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stafford is a solid No. 1, capable of posting huge numbers. We wouldn't be surprised if he sees an uptick in production with a new coaching staff in place He is certainly capable of being a big-time fantasy producer. Stafford carries a little more risk than your usual fantasy No. 1 but his upside is very big with the talent around him. He can throw for around 5,000 yards and 30-plus touchdowns.

 #6  Matt Ryan$20  Yr: 2013  TDs: 26  Yds: 4515  Int: 17AtlantaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Ryan didn't have quite the season as expected. The Falcons struggled as a team, though, and Ryan had a down season as a result. It also didn't help that he was without superstar receiver Julio Jones much of the year, which hurt his numbers. Ryan wasn't terrible by any means, though. He did throw for more than 4,500 yards and had 26 touchdowns. He did have more struggles with turnovers, throwing 17 interceptions. Ryan forced a few more throws than usual for him and made poor decisions at times. He seemed to be pressing at times, causing for his erratic play. Ryan still has plenty of talent and a good chance to turn things around this season with a healthy Julio Jones in the mix. Ryan has three straight seasons with 4,000-passing yards. He has at least 26 touchdowns four straight seasons. He is an accurate, intelligent quarterback with a strong arm and the ability to fit the ball in tight spaces. Ryan also has a great grasp of what the Falcons are trying to do offensively, which helps his production. And at age 29, Ryan is in the prime of his career. If there is a knock on him, he can flop in the big game and doesn't do well under intense pressure.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We like him to rebound some after last season. Remember, he had five straight multiple touchdown games to start last season with Jones in the lineup. His numbers went south when Jones got hurt. Ryan remains a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. He can get around 5,000 passing yards and 30-plus touchdowns. He might not be as consistent as some of the other top options but is always capable of the big game.

 #7  Andrew Luck$20  Yr: 2013  TDs: 23  Yds: 3822  Int: 9IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Luck didn't throw for as many yards as his rookie season but he didn't turn the ball over as much and won a lot of games once again despite missing his No. 1 receiver nearly the entire season. Luck played well considering the circumstances. He threw for nearly 4,000 yards and had 27 total touchdowns to just nine interceptions. Luck continues to emerge as a top quarterback in the NFL. He is the centerpiece of the offense. Luck is a cerebral quarterback that is accurate and seems to know his limitations even at a young age. Luck doesn't have a huge arm but it is strong enough to make all the throws. He did a much better job of completing the ball downfield.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Luck should see an uptick in production this season, getting his receivers back healthy and being another year older in the offense. We like his chances for a career seasons. He can throw for more than 4,000 yards and score 30-plus touchdowns. He isn't in the elite group of fantasy quarterbacks but just outside that group.

 #8  Tom Brady$20  Yr: 2013  TDs: 25  Yds: 4343  Int: 11New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Brady had a down season for his standards but did a good job, considering he battled injury at receiver and tight end much of the season. He had an inexperienced group to work with much of the season and still managed to produce some good numbers and win a lot of games for the Patriots. He threw for more than 4,000 yards once again and had 25 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. He had just two games with three or more touchdowns. Brady did have touchdowns in all but a game, though, and six 300-yard games. Brady is 37 years old but has shown few signs of slowing down. Brady has six 4,000-yard seasons for his career and 30-plus scores four of the last six 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. His numbers should improve some as he becomes more accustomed to his receivers and Rob Gronkowski gets healthy.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We like Brady for a bounce-back season. He still has plenty left in the tank and can get back to his elite status at quarterback. Don't give up on him after last season. He had a lot of things go against them. Brady can get around 4,700 yards and 35 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions. He remains a top-10 option at quarterback.

 #9  Andy Dalton$17  Yr: 2013  TDs: 33  Yds: 4293  Int: 20CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Dalton choked in the playoffs once again but had a great regular season - his best to date. Dalton finished with 35 total touchdowns and threw for nearly 4,300 yards. He set career highs across the board. He had 11 multiple touchdown games and five 300-yard passing games. Dalton took his passing numbers to a new level. Dalton has two straight seasons with 30-plus touchdowns. 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 show up in the big game to be considered an elite quarterback but the rest of his game looks pretty good right now.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dalton kind of flew under the radar last season but he was third in fantasy scoring at quarterback in most formats last season. He had a great fantasy season. He might have a hard time matching that feat again this year but he could be a top-five option. Dalton has great weapons to work with at receiver and throws behind a good offensive line. We like him for around 4,400 yards and 35 or so touchdowns.

 #10  Jay Cutler$17  Yr: 2013  TDs: 19  Yds: 2621  Int: 12ChicagoBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Cutler missed some games with an ankle injury but had a good first season in the Bears new offense. He missed about five games total and threw for a little more than 2,600 yards and had 19 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He was a little more turnover prone but had good touchdown and yardage totals. Cutler had seven multiple touchdown games. Marc Trestman runs a very quarterback-friendly offense, which bodes well for Cutler going forward. The Bears have maybe the best receiver duo in football right now and should continue to have a top passing offense as long as they are healthy. Cuter has just one 4,000-yard season for his career and is yet to hit the 30-touchdown mark. He has a huge arm, though, and does a great job of making plays downfield. He can make all the throws. But he will make some poor decisions and force throws, turning the ball over too often for a guy that has played in the league for eight seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If he can stay healthy this year, you have to like his chances for a career season. He is a player on the rise in this offense. He can top 4,000 yards and score 30-plus touchdowns. He is worth a shot as a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.

 #11  Philip Rivers$16  Yr: 2013  TDs: 32  Yds: 4478  Int: 11San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Rivers had a great rebound season last year, thriving under new head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers had one of his best seasons to date, which is saying something, throwing 32-touchdown passes to just 11 interceptions. He also threw for just less than 4,500 yards. And he did this by using some unknown receivers as his top targets. Rivers didn't force things and took what defenses gave him, which led to a great season for him. Rivers arm strength seems to be down some and he struggles with the deep ball a little more than earlier in his career but rebounded some in both those areas last season, which is encouraging. Rivers is accurate and has a quick release but his arm strength isn't quite what it was in past seasons. Rivers has five 4,000-yard seasons and three with 30-plus total touchdowns.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rivers was a real bargain last year but that won't be the case this season. He seems poised for another good season in an emerging offense. Rivers proved he still has something left in the tank and can still be a big help to fantasy teams. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. He is likely to throw for around 4,500 yards and 30 or so touchdowns.

 #12  Tony Romo$16  Yr: 2013  TDs: 31  Yds: 3828  Int: 10DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Romo had another very good season as the starter for the Cowboys. He didn't have quite the yards as past years but scored 31-passing touchdowns, which tied his second highest career total. Romo had nine multiple touchdown games and scores in every game last season. He also was intercepted just 10 times, giving him just 10 interceptions two of the last three seasons. He has done a much better job of keeping his turnovers low. Romo has at least 26 touchdowns the last six full seasons he has played. The Cowboys aren't as pass heavy as recent season 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 34 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 250 yards and a couple scores each week from Romo. Another season with 4,000-plus yards and around 33 scores is likely for Romo. He is a good guy to grab later in your draft after the top guys are taken.

 #13  Cam Newton$15  Yr: 2013  TDs: 24  Yds: 3379  Int: 13CarolinaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Newton rebounded nicely from a bit of a sophomore slump. He led his team to the playoffs and scored 30 total touchdowns. His passing numbers were a little erratic but he had touchdowns all but two games. Newton did just have one 300-yard passing game, though. The good news was he had multiple touchdowns nine times. He did find the end zone on a pretty regular basis. Newton will get better throwing the ball if the Panthers add more weapons around him offensively. Until that happens, he'll continue to be up and down throwing the ball. Newton is the complete package at quarterback. He'll post good passing numbers and big rushing totals for the quarterback spot. He shows some immaturity at times, especially when dealing with the press, but is making strides in that area. He should get better as a player in 2014, 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Newton is an elite fantasy quarterback. If his passing numbers improved just a tad, he would be a fantasy monster. So the upside is certainly there for huge things from Newton. We think he can get 4,000-passing yards, around 650 rushing and 30 total scores. He is a top-five fantasy quarterback.

 #14  Colin Kaepernick$15  Yr: 2013  TDs: 21  Yds: 3197  Int: 8San FranciscoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Kaepernick failed to take a step forward last season, struggling much of the year as a passer, especially when top target Michael Crabtree was out of the lineup. He did set many career highs but this was his first full season as a starting quarterback. Kaepernick threw for more than 3,000 yards and had 25 total touchdowns to eight interceptions. He did do a good job of taking care of the football and not turning it over much but his passing numbers were mediocre many weeks. He has fewer than 200-passing yards 10 of 16 games. He did run for more than 500 yards, though, making a lot of big plays with his leagues. Kaepernick has a great arm and is a pretty accurate passer. He also runs very well and has breakaway speed, being able to make big plays in the running game. He does struggle some to read defenses, though, and wasn't quite as decisive in the pocket last season. He makes most of his plays outside of the pocket - throwing on the run or running with the football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hot Kaepernick was a bit of a bust last season. He can improve on that, especially with a healthy receiving corps at this disposal, but don't count on huge numbers. He is more of a low-end No. 1 or solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. He'll get 3,300 or so passing yards with around 30 total touchdowns and 500-plus rushing yards. He can carry a team any given week but disappear in others, lacking the consistency of an elite fantasy quarterback.

 #15  Robert Griffin III$15  Yr: 2013  TDs: 16  Yds: 3203  Int: 12WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Griffin didn't live up to the hype of his rookie season and really took a step backwards last season, eventually finding his way on the bench late in the year. The coaching staff claims he was benched for health reasons but it looked to be more performance based than anything. Griffin had 16 touchdowns to 16 turnovers for the season and didn't run for a score despite rushing for 489 yards. Griffin got off to a slow start to the season as he returned from a torn ACL, which seemed to impact him all season. Griffin gets a fresh start this season with a new coaching staff. New head coach Jay Gruden is a good offensive mind that should help the development of Griffin. Griffin is accurate for a young quarterback and throws a great deep ball. He can make all the throws but struggled with his decision making more last season. He looked indecisive at times. His biggest asset might be his legs. Griffin is an elusive runner with game-breaking speed at the quarterback spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Griffin is a bit of a risk after last season but he carries huge upside. We would consider him a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback. He can rebound from last season and should be helped by Gruden, but don't just bank on him returning to his rookie season form. He can throw for around 3,500 yards and score around 28 total touchdowns with 500 or 600-rushing yards. Be prepared for him to miss a game or two because of injury but he can produce the huge game when on the field.

 #16  Ben Roethlisberger$15  Yr: 2013  TDs: 28  Yds: 4261  Int: 14PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Roethlisberger had his best season in a few years, throwing for more than 4,000 yards while scoring 29 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. He scored a touchdown every single game this season. Roethlisberger also had five 300-yard games. He had a solid season in an offense that made strides this season, especially because of an improved rushing attack. Roethlisberger has 4,000-yard seasons three of his last five. Roethilsberger has a great arm and is an accurate passer. He might be the best quarterback in the game at prolonging a play because of his size and strength. Injuries have slowed him some in recent seasons but he was able to play a full year last season, which is encouraging.

Fantasy Outlook:  
He gets overlooked at times but Roethlisberger is a solid starter for fantasy teams. He is a reason many owners wait to grab a quarterback as you can normally nab Roethlisberger later in drafts. We like him to top 4,000 yards once again and score around 30 touchdowns. He won't carry a fantasy team but also won't hurt them by any means.

 #17  Russell Wilson$11  Yr: 2013  TDs: 26  Yds: 3357  Int: 9SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Wilson wasn't quite as productive as his rookie season but he still played well and produced some good numbers. He topped 3,000-passing yards and had 27 total touchdowns to just nine interceptions. Wilson was a little up and down as a passer, though, having fewer than 200-passing yards six times. He did have eight multiple touchdown games, though. Wilson was without two of his top options at receiver (Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin) most of the year, which impacted his production. Wilson has a chance for better production this season with more consistent play at receiver. Wilson isn't a big quarterback but moves around the pocket well and can make all the throws at quarterback. He kind of reminds you of Drew Brees. His arm isn't off the charts but accurate and he does well to find a throwing lane despite his small size. Wilson is a much better runner than Brees, though. He can hurt teams with his legs as much as his arm. Wilson topped 500-rushing yards last season and has five rushing touchdowns in two seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If his passing numbers improved just a little, he would be among the top fantasy quarterbacks in the game. Even with that said, Wilson is a solid No. 1 for fantasy teams - just outside that elite group. Wilson can throw for 3,500-plus yards, score around 30 touchdowns and run for 500 or so yards. Those are pretty solid numbers for a fantasy quarterback.

 #18  Ryan Tannehill$11  Yr: 2013  TDs: 24  Yds: 3913  Int: 17MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Tannehill made strides his second season in the league but still has work to do to take his game to a new level. He did throw for nearly 4,000 yards, though, and scored 25 total touchdowns. Tannehill played behind a poor offensive line much of the year and was hurried often, leading to some of his down games. Plus, the Dolphins couldn't run the ball much of the season, which didn't help matters for Tannehill. But even with that all said, his numbers weren't too bad. He should continue to make strides in this offense and improve his play. 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 defenses pretty well for a young guy.

Fantasy Outlook: Sleeper
Tannehill is getting closer to helping fantasy teams on a full-time basis but we don't trust him just yet. He remains more of a spot starter. He can improve on his numbers from last year, though, and get about 4,000 yards and 28 or so touchdowns. He also provides a little as a runner, getting around 250 or so rushing yards, which is an added bonus. He is a player on the rise but not in that elite category just yet.

 #19  Joe Flacco$11  Yr: 2013  TDs: 19  Yds: 3912  Int: 22BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Flacco wasn't able to capitalize on his Super Bowl win, having maybe his worst season to date last year. He really struggled in an offense that floundered much of the season. Flacco finished with more interceptions (22) than total touchdowns (20). He completed less than 60 percent of his passes and failed to top 4,000 yards. He was without tight end Dennis Pitta most of the season, though, and lost Anquan Boldin before the season. A solid offseason for the Ravens could go a long way to turning things around for Flacco. He certainly has the talent to produce well once again. 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 (as evident last season), which keeps him from being an elite signal caller.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Flacco was a flop last year and is surely to drop in drafts this season. We think he can rebound some this season but he still isn't a great fantasy option. He is a backup more than anything. He can have the huge game on occasion but he'll be too up and down for owners to trust. He can get around 4,000 yards and score around 25 or so touchdowns.

 #20  Eli Manning$9  Yr: 2013  TDs: 18  Yds: 3818  Int: 27New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Manning had a season to forgot, looking more like a rookie than a Super Bowl winning quarterback. He really struggled, throwing 27 interceptions to 18 touchdown passes. You didn't see this type of season coming from Manning after the past few years but a shaky offensive line and injuries at receiver/running back led to the perfect storm for Manning to revert back to play from earlier in his career. Manning is more than capable of turning things around, though. He has a track record of plenty of success, having 26 or more touchdowns four straight seasons before last year and 4,000 yards three of four seasons. A healthy receiving corps and improved offensive line play should help Manning get back to previous form. At age 33, he still has plenty left in the tank. Manning has a good arm and is an accurate quarterback. He still makes some bad decisions and will need to try not to force the ball like last season. Manning also is durable, playing every game the last nine 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 solid No. 2 that could emerge as a low-end No. 1. We like a season with around 4,000-passing yards and 28 touchdowns with 18 interceptions.

 #21  Carson Palmer$9  Yr: 2013  TDs: 24  Yds: 4274  Int: 22ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Palmer started the year a little slow but finished well in his first season with the Cardinals. Palmer had multiple interceptions five of his first season games but had just two more the rest of the season. He finished with 24 touchdowns to 22 interceptions and topped the 4,000-yard mark. Palmer had 300-yard games four of his last seven to end the season. He seemed to gain steam in the offense throughout the season and gained a better rapport with the receivers. Palmer will remain the starter in Arizona this season. Palmer has back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons. Palmer is an accurate passer with decent arm strength. He can make all throws and has always thrown the deep ball pretty well but his arm has slipped some in recent seasons. He will force some throws, though, and make poor decisions. He has three seasons with 20 interceptions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sleeper Palmer isn't a top fantasy option by any means but he'll get you good yardage totals and some decent touchdown numbers. We like him to top 4,000 yards once again and score around 25 touchdowns. Expect some turnovers, though, and some erratic games. He is more backup material than anything.

 #22  Jake Locker$6  Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1256  Int: 4TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Locker had another injury-plagued season, playing just eight games because of a foot injury. He played similar to the last few seasons, enjoying some great showings while failing in others. He has yet to establish himself as a legit starter in the NFL. He certainly has the talent, though, and a new coaching regime could get him going. He will compete for the starter's job this year in Tennessee. If Locker hopes to start, he will need to improve his accuracy and cut down on the turnovers. 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 a real question mark. He could surprise if he wins the job, especially since his new coach normally does well in developing quarterbacks. But he isn't guaranteed the starting job, so you'll need to keep an eye on his progress before the season starts to see if he is worth a draft pick. If starting, we think he can get 3,300-passing yards and 20 or so touchdowns with 350-rushing yards.

 #23  Alex Smith$6  Yr: 2013  TDs: 23  Yds: 3313  Int: 7Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Smith had a solid first season with the Chiefs. He won a lot of games and produced decent numbers. He didn't throw for a ton of yards (just over 3,300) but had 24 total touchdowns to seven interceptions. Smith once again did a great job of managing the game and making the occasional big play in the offense. Smith didn't have a single 300-yard game but had multiple touchdowns five of his last six games, producing more later in the season. The Chiefs are more of a run-first team but Smith could get a few more chances to air it out this season with more weapons at receiver. 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 three seasons). His accuracy is improving and he limits turnovers for the most part. Smith doesn't take a ton of chances downfield, though, and plays a pretty conservative game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sleeper Smith has some touchdown potential but don't expect great yardage totals. He might get a few more yards than last season but he could score 27 or so touchdowns. We think he'll improve on his numbers from last season a little more, making him a spot starter for fantasy teams or solid backup.

 #24  Josh McCown$4  Yr: 2013  TDs: 13  Yds: 1829  Int: 1Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
McCown had the best season of his career. He started five games and played in eight total, throwing for nearly 2,000 yards while scoring 14 total touchdowns to one interception. He played at a very high level, having three 300-yard games. There was even talk in Chicago about McCown keeping the starting job last season even when Jay Cutler got healthy, but the Bears went back to Cutler. McCown was a great fit for the new Bears offense. He turns 35 before the start of this season but showed last year he still has something left in the tank. He signed with the Bucs this offseason and expects to start from day one, holding down the job until a younger option is ready. McCown has a huge arm and seems to make a lot of big plays. He will struggle with turnovers some but did a much better job of protecting the ball last season, which is encouraging.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We think it a long shot to think McCown can repeat last season but he can be a fantasy option in a spot start basis. The Bucs have some potential offensively, especially with an improving receiving corps. McCown has always been capable of the big game, giving him some fantasy upside. Just don't expect consistent production from McCown. He can throw for around 3,500 yards and 25 touchdowns with 100 or so rushing yards.

 #25  EJ Manuel$2  Yr: 2013  TDs: 11  Yds: 1972  Int: 9BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Manuel won the starting job before his rookie season and played well at times. He struggled at other times, though, which isn't a surprise for a rookie quarterback. He also battled some injury issues, which didn't help his progress. Manuel played 10 games and finished with 13 total touchdowns to nine interceptions. He failed to top 300 yards in any game but did throw for more than 240 yards three times. He also did well with his feet, rushing for 186 yards. Manuel isn't a finished product by any means but is the starter for the Bills. Another offseason of work and some new weapons on the passing game should help his development. Manuel is a great athlete that runs well and has a huge arm. He is a bit quarterback that almost looks like a linebacker. Manuel has accuracy issues and tends to hold onto the ball too long in the pocket. He made strides of getting rid of the ball quicker last season but still needs some work in this area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We consider Manuel a bit of a sleeper this season. He has plenty of talent and can do damage running the ball, making him a dual threat. He could surprise some in 2014. We think he can top 3,000-passing yards and score around 26 total touchdowns. He is worth a shot as a fantasy backup, especially if you have an established starter already on your roster. Manuel could turn into trade bait.

 #26  Shaun Hill$2  Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Hill continues to serve as the top backup for the Lions. He didn't attempt a pass last season, though. Hill 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.

 #27  Johnny Manziel$2  ClevelandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Manziel might be the most exciting player taken in this year's draft. He certainly isn't a polished product but seems to have the "it" factor to be a star in this league. Manziel lacks some arm strength but is an accurate quarterback that does a great job of prolonging the play. He won't get away with running around the pocket as much as he did in college, though, so he'll need to have a quicker delivery at times. Manziel is an accurate quarterback on shorter throws and throws a decent deep ball but does need some improvement in that area. He also does a very good job of making plays with his feet as a runner. He is a top athlete. Manziel does lack some size for the position, though, so durability is a concern for him. He will compete with Brian Hoyer for the starting job this season but is the future at the position for the Browns and should be the starter sooner than later for the team.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manziel has the most upside of the rookie quarterbacks because of his gunslinger mentality. He will make a lot of big plays as a passer and runner, and will be capable of the big game every week. We think he is worth a shot because of his big-game ability as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

 #28  Geno Smith$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 3046  Int: 21New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Smith was the starter for the Jets his rookie season and had his struggles. He did throw for more than 3,000 yards but had 21 interceptions and completed just 56 percent of his passes. He had some good showings along the way but was more bad than good most weeks. Smith had just 12 touchdown passes all season. He had eight games with fewer than 200-passing yards. He did do some damage rushing the ball, though, rushing for 366 yards and six touchdowns. He did made plays and win some games for the Jets, which was a positive for Smith. He has some competition for the starting job this season, having Michael Vick as his main competitor for the starting job. At this point, the job seems to be up in the air. Smith is a good athlete that just makes plays. He has a strong arm and can make plenty of plays with his legs. Smith does struggle with accuracy, though, and will miss on some easy throws, especially for a pro. He also needs to do a better job of reading defenses and making better decisions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith can make a jump this season if he wins the starting job but don't expect him to be a huge help for fantasy teams. He should be able to get around 25 total touchdowns with 3,300-passing yards and 400-rushing yards. Smith could be worth some spot starts in the right matchup.

 #29  Derek Carr$1  OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Carr was taking at the start of the second round in this year's round with the hopes of becoming the quarterback of the future for the Raiders. And that future could even start this season if he plays well in camp and preseason action. Matt Schaub is likely to start for the Raiders but don't discount Carr, especially if Schaub struggles some like he did last season. Carr is a good athlete with an elite arm. He can be inaccurate at times and struggle with the deep ball but should improve in those areas with more seasoning. Carr can make all the throws needed for the pro game. He can make the touch pass as well as threading the needle between defenders.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Carr is an exciting talent but likely takes a backseat to Schaub for much of this season. His fantasy value will be much higher in a season or two. He might get a few starts this season but isn't likely to be a huge help for fantasy teams just yet.

 #30  Ryan Fitzpatrick$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 14  Yds: 2454  Int: 12HoustonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Injury forced Fitzpatrick into the starting lineup and he played pretty well in his first season with the Titans. He had 17 touchdowns to 12 interceptions in 11 games. He had two 300-yard games and five multiple touchdown games. He still had some turnover issues but also had some big games and led the team to some wins in a backup role. He probably isn't suited to be a full-time starter at this stage of his career but Fitzpatrick could get a shot to start again this year with the Texans. He has plenty of starting experience and success in the NFL. 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 five of six seasons. Fitzpatrick doesn't throw a great deep ball and will force some throws, but does a good job of hitting his receivers in stride.

Fantasy Outlook:  
If he is starting, Fitzpatrick is worth some spot starts in the right matchup but he isn't a No. 1 fantasy quarterback. He is too inconsistent for fantasy teams. Fitzpatrick has been plenty turnover prone through the years. If he holds onto the starting job for the entire season, he could throw for around 3,600 yards and 25 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. He does run the ball well, though, and helps in that area for fantasy teams. He can run for 300 or so yards.

 #31  Matt Cassel$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 11  Yds: 1807  Int: 9MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
It took some time but Cassel eventually took over the starting job in Minnesota, starting the last five games of the season. And Cassel played well for the most part, finishing the season with 12 total touchdowns to nine interceptions. He topped 240-passing yards five of nine games. Cassel provided a spark for the passing game and will get a chance to compete for the starting job in Minnesota this season. Cassel rebounded well after a few down seasons and looks to have his career back on the right path. Cassel doesn't have a great arm and takes few chances downfield. He struggles with accuracy at times and turnovers. He does have a track record of some success, though, and looked to regain some lost confidence last season. Remember, he had some big showings with the Patriots and Chiefs, so the track record is there for him as a legit NFL starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even if he is starting, Cassel isn't a very exciting fantasy option. He'll be up and down in a starting role. He is capable of the big game, making him spot start material if he is starting for the Vikings.

 #32  Blake Bortles JacksonvilleBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The Jaguars hope to have finally found their franchise quarterback, taking Bortles with the third overall pick in this year's draft. He won't be handed the starting job this season but will compete for the job with Chad Henne. And even if he doesn't start to open the season, Bortles should take over at some point his rookie year. Bortles looks the part of an NFL quarterback. He has great size, a plus arm and is a good athlete. He has a very strong arm but his delivery is a bit long at times. He probably needs to quicken things up a bit. He also needs to make his reads quicker to succeed at the next level. He has all the intangibles to be a top quarterback in this league for years to come.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bortles isn't a guy to draft this season but could be a solid fantasy option in another season or two. We don't see him getting a ton of playing time as a rookie. And even when he plays, Bortles will be up and down with his play.

 #33  Chad Henne Yr: 2013  TDs: 13  Yds: 3241  Int: 14JacksonvilleBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Henne didn't open the year as the starter for the Jags but took over shortly after the season started and kept the job. He finished the year well but was pretty poor early in the season. Henne had 13 touchdowns to 14 interceptions for the year but was able to top 3,200-passing yards. He did have two touchdowns five of his last six games, though, showing some progress as the starter. He'll compete for the starting job once again this season but is just going to keep the set warm for Blake Bortles. Henne has more interceptions (62) than touchdowns (58) for his career and topped 3,000 yards just twice. Henne needs to capitalize on his strong finish and make more strides in the offseason to be the starter from day one. He is young enough (29) to get it going but might be running out of time. This season could be his last chance. Henne doesn't read defenses too well and makes a lot of poor decisions. He has a strong arm and can make all the throws needed in the NFL, but will struggle with his accuracy and force passes.

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

 #34  Michael Vick Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 1215  Int: 3New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Vick opened the year as the starter for the Eagles but got hurt once again and took a backseat to Nick Foles, who grabbed the starter's job and never looked back. Vick played just six games last season. He had seven total touchdowns to three interceptions. He topped 300 yards just once, though, and really struggled with his accuracy, completing just 55 percent of his passes. At this stage of his career, Vick might be better suited as a top backup than a starter but will get a chance to compete for a starting job one more time. Vick heads to the Jets this season to compete with Geno Smith for the starting job. Vick still has plenty of ability but he needs to shore up his decision making and accuracy. Vick is always an injury risk because of his style of play. He is a gifted runner with a rocket for an arm.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Vick is a boom or bust player for fantasy teams. We would just shy away from him at this point and let someone else deal with him, especially since he moves to an offense that isn't very exciting. He isn't worth the risk - even if starting. He hasn't produced big enough numbers in recent seasons to make him a top fantasy player. Those days are behind him. If starting, he might throw for around 2,500 yards and 20 or so total touchdowns with 400-rushing yards.

 #35  Brian Hoyer Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 615  Int: 3ClevelandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Hoyer emerged into the starting lineup for the Browns early in the season and sparked the offense. In his first two starts, he threw for 590 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in this third start, which was Week 5 of the season. Hoyer was hurt early in the season and should be ready for the start of training camp this coming year. Hoyer will compete for the starting job in Cleveland with rookie Johnny Manziel. Hoyer has played pretty well with his past chances. He has pretty good size and a decent arm. His accuracy is improving and he has a knack for making big plays. Hoyer also moves around pretty well. He does need to cut down on his mistakes, though, if he hopes to be a full-time NFL starter.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hoyer is a little intriguing. He produced a few big games last season, showing some fantasy potential. We would expect him to be pretty boom or bust, though, if he lands the starting job in Cleveland. He'll be far from consistent in that offense.

 #36  Teddy Bridgewater MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The Vikings hope to have found their franchise quarterback in Bridgewater, taking him at the end of the first round of this year's draft. Bridgewater is a top competitor and winner. He is very smart for the position and has a knack for making the big play. He is a dual threat at quarterback. He doesn't have a great arm and could struggle some with the deep ball but excels with the quick hitters and shorter throws. Bridgewater will compete with Matt Cassel for the starter's job this season. He might not open the season as the starter but likely will get meaningful playing time at some point.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We like his upside as a fantasy option because he can make things happen on the ground as well as the air. He isn't likely to make a big impact as a rookie, though, getting sporadic work in a run-first offense. He might be worth a spot start in the right matchup but that is about it.

 #37  Matt Schaub Yr: 2013  TDs: 10  Yds: 2310  Int: 14OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Schaub had a rough season with the Texans, eventually getting benched. He really struggled with turnovers, many of which resulted in touchdowns for the opposition. He was the king of the pick sixes last season. Schaub had more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (10). Schaub had some great seasons throughout his career, though, and gets another chance to be a full-time starter with the Raiders. Schaub has lost some arm strength in recent seasons and doesn't make as many good decisions. He still remains accurate, though, and throws a good deep ball.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Schaub will have some big games in this offense but consider him a No. 2 for fantasy teams. He is going to be inconsistent, especially if last season is any indication. Schaub can throw for around 3,700 yards and 24 touchdowns with 16 or so interceptions.

 #38  Mike Glennon Yr: 2013  TDs: 19  Yds: 2608  Int: 9Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Glennon didn't open his rookie season as the starter but took over in Week 4 and didn't look back. He started the rest of the way and played pretty well for a rookie. He didn't throw for many yards in the Bucs conservative offense but had 19 touchdowns to nine interceptions, which is a good ratio for a young quarterback. Glennon didn't have a 300-yard game, though, and less than 200-passing yards seven times. He is expected to open this season on the bench this year, though, with the Bucs bringing in Josh McCown to start. Glennon could move up the depth chart with a strong showing in camp and preseason action but seems destined to open the year as the top backup. Glennon is a big quarterback and pocket passer. He does well in pushing the ball down the field and making big plays in the passing game. Glennon does struggle with accuracy at times and will be indecisive in the pocket. He tends to hold onto the ball a tad long at times but improved on that throughout last season. He also does a good job of making good decisions. He didn't force a ton of throws as a rookie.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The addition of McCown clouds Glennon's future. It wouldn't surprise to see him start some games before the season is over but he isn't a guy to draft right now. Until he is starting, don't bother. But if starting, he'll be capable of some big games in this offense, making him worth a look for fantasy teams. Expect around 800-passing yards and six touchdowns to three interceptions.

 #39  Terrelle Pryor Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 1798  Int: 11SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Pryor opened the year as the starter but found his way on the bench about halfway through the season before getting one more start the last game of the year. Pryor had his moments as the starter but wasn't consistent by any means. He finished with more interceptions (11) than touchdowns (nine). He failed to throw for 300 yards in any game and completed 58 percent of his passes. Pryor did much of his damage as a runner, rushing for an impressive 576 yards in 11 games. His rushing ability makes him a threat at quarterback even if he can't throw the ball very effective. But if he ever hopes to be a full-time starter, Pryor will need to improve as a passer. Pryor has playmaking ability. He 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 and turn the ball over too much. Pryor was traded to the Seahawks and will compete for their top backup job this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Pryor can help fantasy teams if starting because of his rushing ability. But he won't do much as a passer and is turnover prone. He is a spot starter for fantasy teams in the right matchup but that is only if he is starting. We wouldn't expect many chances with Russell Wilson starting ahead of him.

 #40  Mark Sanchez PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Sanchez didn't play at all last season, having season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. He is expected to be ready for training camp and the start of the season but is going to have to prove his arm is back to full strength if he hopes to win the top backup job in Philadelphia. 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. He is looking at a backup job this season but could work his way back into the starting lineup at some point during his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sanchez always has some touchdown potential when starting but his yardage and high turnovers make him a big weekly risk for fantasy teams. He is just too erratic to trust. Sanchez could be a guy to watch, though, because a change of scenery could help jumpstart his career in the right direction if he starts some games because of injury. Don't totally give up on him just yet.

 #41  Christian Ponder Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 1648  Int: 9MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Ponder opened the season as the starter for the Vikings, got benched and fell all the way to third string on the depth chart before going back in the starting lineup. Needless to say, he had a rocky season with the Vikings. Ponder didn't do much to cement his spot in the Vikings starting lineup, though. He did complete 64 percent of his passes but had more interceptions (nine) than touchdown passes (7) and his high passing yardage total of the season was 236. Ponder hasn't shown a lot in three seasons with the Vikings. He has shown he might be more backup material than anything. 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 623 yards in three seasons.

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

 #42  Kirk Cousins Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 854  Int: 7WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Cousins got his chance to start late in the year with the Redskins "resting" Robert Griffin but Cousins didn't do much with those chances. In fact, he probably hurt his stock with his poor play the last two games of the year. He really struggled, throwing five interceptions the last three games of the year. He also completed just 52 percent of his passes for the season. Cousins had a much better showing his rookie season. He likely will remain a backup for this season but could move into a starting role at some point during his career. Cousins isn't a flashy quarterback but a productive pocket passer. He doesn't have a huge arm but is normally accurate and usually makes smart decisions with the football.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His value took a hit last season, struggling down the stretch in a starting role. He has enjoyed some big games while starting but is more of a risk than anything if forced into a starting role. You just don't know what you'll get with him.

 #43  Josh Freeman Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 761  Int: 4New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Freeman had a disastrous season, hurting his chances to grab a starting job in the future. He started the season for the Bucs but struggled and landed on the Vikings with the hope of him grabbing the starting job there. But Freeman never picked up the playbook for Vikings and couldn't beat out a bunch of below-average options to start for the Vikings. Freeman played five games and completed just 43 percent of his passes while scoring two touchdowns to four interceptions. There were reports of Freeman showing up late to meetings and failing to win teammates over. He might need to get things together during the offseason if he ever hopes to land another meaningful job in the NFL. Freeman does have some talent and past success, so you can't discount him. 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, though, and really struggles with accuracy. He'll compete for a backup job this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Freeman isn't worth a draft pick this season. He was a mess last year and we aren't sure he ever rebounds. He might be worth a look if he happens to start again but until that happens, please don't bother with Freeman.

 #44  Matt Flynn Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1392  Int: 5Green BayBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Flynn caught on with the Packers about halfway through last season and emerged as the starter because of injury to Aaron Rodgers. Flynn made a good decision heading back to Green Bay, playing his best football in several seasons. Flynn did a more than admirable job with the Packers, completing 62 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and five interceptions in seven games. He even had a four-touchdown game in Week 15 against the Cowboys. Flynn has played his best football with the Packers, so playing a backup role with Green Bay is his best bet for success. Flynn has failed in his other stops. He has good size and is a pretty accurate quarterback. His arm isn't overwhelming and probably isn't up to NFL standards, but gets the job done. Flynn also doesn't run too badly as evident by his 65-rushing yards last season with the Packers.

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

 #45  Blaine Gabbert Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 481  Int: 7San FranciscoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Gabbert had another season with plenty of struggles, which eventually led him to the bench for the rest of the season, losing the starter's job to Chad Henne. Gabbert played just three games last season and had seven interceptions to just one touchdown. He also completed less than 50 percent of his passes. Gabbert has made little to no progress since entering the league. He moves to a backup role with the 49ers this season. A change of teams could do him good, especially moving to a winning franchise. Gabbert certainly looks the part of an NFL quarterback. He has a great arm, moves around the pocket well and has the size to succeed in this league. Gabbert struggles with accuracy, reading defenses and confidence, though. He tends to hold onto the ball too long and lock on a receiver too often. If he doesn't make progress this season, he could be out of the league before long.

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

 #46  Brandon Weeden Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1731  Int: 9DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Weeden was in and out of the starting lineup last year because of poor play and injury. He didn't do much to show he is the future at the position for the Browns. Weeden completed just 53 percent of his passes and had nine touchdowns to nine interceptions. He did have the flare for some big plays but missed on too many chances and turned the ball over too much. Weeden hasn't shown much in two NFL seasons, looking more like a backup than NFL starter. He'll play that backup role with the Cowboys this season, likely serving as the No. 2 behind Tony Romo. Weeden brings some positives to the table. He has a strong arm and quick release. Weeden is capable of the big game but struggles reading defenses and turns the ball over too much. Plus, he struggled in the red zone throughout his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Weeden is another quarterback that started last season but heads to a backup role this season. His stock is going down. He might be worth a look on waivers if he finds his way into the starting lineup but don't count on that happening.

 #47  Drew Stanton ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Stanton served as the top backup to Carson Palmer last season and didn't attempt a pass. 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 again 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, Stanton is likely a reach for fantasy teams.

 #48  Matt Moore Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 53  Int: 2MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Moore played just one game last season and struggled in that game, going 2-of-6 for 53 yards and two interceptions. Moore is the top backup for the Dolphins, though, and a solid NFL backup. Moore has enjoyed some success as a starter but hasn't been able to keep the job long term. He has 35 total touchdowns to 28 interceptions and completes 59 percent of his passes for his career. Moore is a big kid with a decent arm. His accuracy continues to improve as well as his ability to read defenses. He has made a lot of strides since entering the league but looks more like backup material than a starter.

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

 #49  Matt Hasselbeck Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 130  Int: 1IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hasselbeck got in a handful of games his first season as the top backup for the Colts. He attempted just 12 passes for the season. He is a top backup at this stage of his career, though. He has been a top starter in this league and can do well if called on to play. Hasselbeck turns 39 shortly after the season starts. He hasn't been able to stay healthy when starting the last few seasons, making him a good NFL backup. He is a great mentor because of his past success and abilities. Hasselbeck never had a huge arm, but has above-average accuracy and does a good job of managing the offense.

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

 #50  Kyle Orton Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 398  Int: 2BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Orton started the last game of the season for the Cowboys in a must-win game and produced, going 33-of-51 for 358 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. He proved he can still start in this league and make some plays. Orton hasn't played much in recent seasons but at age 31, he still has some time left to make an impact in this league. He can be an effective starter 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 years. Although Orton doesn't wow you with his ability, he seems to have a knack for making big plays. He can be a little turnover prone, though, having 59 interceptions to 83 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?

 #51  Colt McCoy Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 13  Int: 0WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
McCoy was the top backup for the 49ers last season and attempted two passes in that role. He fits the role of a top backup well, though. McCoy is a pretty accurate quarterback with a quick release. He struggles on his deep throws more than anything and doesn't make many big plays because of this. McCoy moves around the pocket well and can make plays with his feet, rushing for nearly 400 yards for his career. At age 28 (when the season starts), McCoy's day of becoming a full-time starter seem over but he can still serve a role as a backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCoy has next to no value in a backup role. And even if he is pressed to start, his fantasy value is very limited. He has never been much of a help to fantasy teams.

 #52  Matt Barkley Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 300  Int: 4PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Barkley actually was forced into a few games his rookie season despite being third on the depth chart. He struggled with his playing time, having four interceptions without a touchdown in three games. He did complete 61 percent of his passes, though, which was a positive. He'll have a chance to serve as the top backup this season for the Eagles. Barkley reads defenses well and gets the ball out quickly. He is an accurate quarterback that can make plays on the run. Barkley doesn't have a great arm, though, and struggles some trying to push the ball down the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Barkley has some talent and upside but he seems a few years away from helping fantasy teams. He is stuck in a backup role for now.

 #53  Jason Campbell Yr: 2013  TDs: 11  Yds: 2015  Int: 8CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Campbell found his way back into the starting lineup last season with the Browns, starting pretty much the second half of the season. He played pretty well considering, throwing 11 touchdowns to eight interceptions while throwing for just more than 2,000 yards. He did struggle with his accuracy at times, though, completing 57 percent of his passes. He played well enough to prove he could still be an effective starter in this league but is setup to be the top backup for the Bengals this season. In eight 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. He did play better at times last season but his track record suggests he won't be much of a fantasy factor if he is starting. You can do better if Andy Dalton were to get hurt.

 #54  Ryan Mallett HoustonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Mallett was the top backup for the Patriots last season but didn't attempt a pass in that role, watching Tom Brady play at a high level once again. Mallett could be the future at the position for the Patriots once Brady decides to hang them up. This isn't likely to happen for a few more seasons but is a possibility for Mallett. The Patriots like his skill set. Mallett doesn't move around well at all, but has a great arm and is accurate. He has a pro body and the makeup to succeed in this league. He also has a great quarterback to learn from in Brady.

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 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  Jeff Tuel Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 309  Int: 3BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Tuel won a roster spot his rookie season and served as the No. 3 quarterback for the Bills. He was forced into the lineup because of injury, though. Tuel did struggle with his chances, completing 44 percent of his passes with three interceptions to a touchdown in two games. Tuel will compete for the top backup job with the Bills this season. He has a decent NFL makeup. He has good size for the position. Tuel has a strong arm but struggles with accuracy and reading defenses. He is young enough to improve in those areas. He could eventually be a solid NFL backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tuel can improve on last season but don't expect him to make a big jump if forced into a starting role once again. He isn't worth using just yet but could be a help a few years down the road.

 #56  Chase Daniel Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 248  Int: 1Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Daniel served as the top backup to Alex Smith last season and got his first NFL start the last game of the season. With the Chiefs having nothing to play for, Daniel started the game and played well in his first start. He was 21-of-30 for 200 yards and a touchdown without an interception. He also ran for 59 yards, showing his ability to make plays with his legs. And he did this with a bunch of backups against a team fighting for a playoff spot. Daniel showed he might have the makeup to be an effective starter in this league. He will remain the backup in Kansas City, though. Daniel is a small quarterback, but is very accurate and has a decent arm. He also runs the ball well. Daniel is a competitor and just seems to make plays.

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

 #57  Jimmy Garoppolo New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Garoppolo landed in a good spot for his development but might not see the field for a while. He is behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett on the depth chart. He probably will be groomed to be the eventually starter but that might not come for a few more seasons. Garoppolo is a talented young player. He has a very quick release and a good arm. He is accurate on underneath throws but could use some work on his deeper throws. He comes from a spread offense in college, so he could have some growing pains as he heads to the pro game. Garoppolo also isn't the biggest quarterback, so durability is a slight concern. He is likely No. 3 on the depth chart this season for the Patriots.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Garoppolo is more of a target in dynasty leagues. He isn't going to find the field in New England for a few more seasons. He'll compete with Mallett to be the eventually successor to Brady.

 #58  Landry Jones PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Jones served as the No. 3 quarterback for the Steelers his rookie season. He'll try to move up the depth chart this year and win the top backup job. Jones is more of a pocket passer. He has a plus arm and can make all the throws in the pro game. He also has pretty good accuracy for a young quarterback. 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 help in a backup role for NFL teams.

 #59  Brock Osweiler Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 95  Int: 0DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Osweiler was the top backup for the Broncos last season, getting few chances in that role. He got his most action the last game of the season, going 9-of-13 for 85 yards. He should continue to serve his backup role this season. The Broncos are remain pretty high on Osweiler and could be 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 deep dynasty leagues. He could be starting in this high-powered offense in a season or two.

 #60  T.J. Yates Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 113  Int: 2AtlantaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Yates got a shot last season to play but struggled and fell to No. 3 on the depth chart, which doesn't bode well for his future. He is likely battling for a roster spot this season. Despite being in the league a couple seasons and getting some playing time, Yates is far from a polished product. Yates moves around the pocket well and does a good job of making plays on the 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 seemed to take a step backwards last season, so don't bother with him on your roster although a move to the Falcons could help his career. He could make some strides this season since he is young enough but don't count on much. He wasn't much of a help for fantasy teams even when starting his rookie season.

 #61  Bruce Gradkowski PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Gradkowski was the top backup for the Steelers last season but didn't attempt a pass. He should serve the No. 2 role again with the Steelers this season. He is a solid backup. Gradkowski has starting experience but limited success in a starting role. Accuracy has plagued Gradkowski throughout his career. His career high completion percentage is 55 and his career percentage is 53 percent. Gradkowski has a knack for making plays, though, which is why he is a solid NFL backup. He can provide a lift in a pinch. Gradkowski has a decent arm and runs pretty well for a quarterback (100-plus rushing yards two seasons). He does have some accuracy issues, though, as noted. He'll need to improve his accuracy issues if he ever hopes to be an every-week NFL starter, which isn't likely at age 31.

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.

 #62  Rex Grossman ClevelandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Grossman was the No. 3 quarterback for the Redskins about all season and didn't get in a game. He has served this role two straight seasons, so a third isn't out of the question. Grossman 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 or 3. 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, which doesn't seem likely.

 #63  Curtis Painter Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 57  Int: 2New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Painter was the top backup for the Giants and got in a handful of games in this role. He attempted 16 passes and was intercepted twice without scoring a touchdown. Painter will compete for the backup job again this season but isn't guaranteed anything. Painter got a chance to start in 2011 but was a bit of a bust with those chances. Painter has a pro arm, but needs to improve his accuracy. He has a tendency to struggle under pressure, making poor decisions. He needs to cut down on his forced throws and make the smarter play. He does move around the pocket pretty well, though, and will make some plays.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Painter has done next to nothing with his chances so even if forced into a starting role, his value is very limited for fantasy teams. We wouldn't bother with him.

 #64  Derek Anderson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0CarolinaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Anderson was the top backup for the Panthers once again last season. He didn't attempt a pass with them, though, and has attempted four passes in the last two seasons with the Panthers. 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.

 #65  John Skelton TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Skelton was on the Titans and 49ers roster last season but didn't last long with either team. He will try to win a roster spot this season. Skelton has starting experience but didn't do well with those chances. Skelton has started some each of his first three seasons in the league. 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Skelton is making little progress and we don't see a breakthrough this season. He'll be fortunate to keep a roster spot.

 #66  Tyrod Taylor Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 2  Int: 1BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Taylor served as the top backup for the Ravens once again last season. He attempted five passes in a handful of games with the Ravens. The Ravens are high on him, though, and like him as the top backup to Joe Flacco. 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. But until an injury happens, don't bother with him.

 #67  Josh Johnson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0San FranciscoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Johnson had some rush attempts last season as the top backup for the Bengals but didn't attempt a pass. The good news was he won the No. 2 quarterback job and has a shot to win that job once again this season. 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 has some ability and made some plays in the past but you just don't know what he is capable of at this point of his career. Don't bother using a roster spot on him until he starts getting consistent work.

 #68  Charlie Whitehurst Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Whitehurst remained the top backup for the Chargers last season and didn't attempt a pass for the second straight season in that role. Whitehurst has attempted 155 passes in eight 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. He is a good fit for a backup role.

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. But he can be a serviceable backup, providing little for fantasy teams.

 #69  Ryan Lindley ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
After getting in some games his rookie season, Lindley fell to third on the depth chart last season with the Cardinals. He'll try to move up the depth chart this season to serve as the top backup. As mentioned, Lindley did start some games his rookie season but struggled with those chances. He didn't have a touchdown pass and was intercepted seven times in six games. 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 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 his rookie year.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lindley might have had his best chance his rookie season. His career seems to be going the wrong way. He'll just hope to keep a roster spot this year.

 #70  Ricky Stanzi JacksonvilleBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Stanzi was released by the Chiefs before the start of last season and claimed by the Jaguars to serve as their No. 3 quarterback. He didn't get in a game with the Jaguars. Stanzi has yet to play in the NFL. He remains a bit of a project. Stanzi has some talent and positive intangibles but needs a lot of seasoning. Stanzi does well making plays on the run and is accurate on shorter throws. He does struggle with accuracy some on his longer throws and has a tendency to lock onto receivers. Stanzi also doesn't have much of an arm, which is another concern. He'll battle for a backup job this season.

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

 #71  Tarvaris Jackson Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 151  Int: 0SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Jackson returned to the Seahawks last season and served as the top backup to Russell Wilson. Jackson got in a few games and actually played really well with his chances, going 10-of-13 for 151 yards and two total touchdowns. Jackson is a top NFL backup. He has starting experience and past success in that role. Jackson is a good athlete. He has a plus arm and does a good job making plays on the move. The big knocks on Jackson are he lacks accuracy and makes poor decisions (35 interceptions to 39 touchdown passes). He also doesn't throw a great deep ball.

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

 #72  A.J. McCarron CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
McCarron was drafted by the Bengals and could push Andy Dalton in a few seasons for the starting job. The Bengals still don't seem total sold on Dalton, which is why they used this pick on McCarron, who brings some good things to the table. McCarron comes from a pro-style offense and had much success in college. He won a lot of games and did have some big games at quarterback along the way. McCarron doesn't have a huge arm but can make all the throws. He is a fairly accurate quarterback but does struggle some with the deep ball. He isn't a top athlete like some of the other young quarterbacks and will struggle with decision making at times. He is likely to compete with Jason Campbell for the top backup job this season and could serve as the No. 3 for the Bengals.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCarron is a long shot to find the field this season but could be a factor in a few more seasons, especially if Dalton continues to stink it up in the playoffs.

 #73  Ryan Nassib New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Nassib was third on the depth chart his rookie season and didn't get in a game. He has a chance to move up with a strong offseason of work, though. Nassib is a big, strong kid that might have the ability to start in the NFL some day. Nassib is a strong quarterback but has good mobility and a plus arm. He is a gamer. Nassib will make some poor decisions, though, forcing throws because of his strong arm. He tries to make throws that he shouldn't. He'll compete for the top backup job with the Giants this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Manning rarely misses a game so even if he wins the backup job, Nassib is a long shot to play.

 #74  Zac Dysert DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Dysert was third on the depth chart his rookie season and likely to keep that spot his second season in the league. He has too much good competition ahead of him on the depth chart right now. He is stuck for a few more seasons until Peyton Manning retires.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dysert is an extreme long shot to play this season.

 #75  Charlie Batch PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Batch wasn't on an NFL roster last season but doesn't plan to retire just yet. He hopes to win a roster spot before the season. At age 39, Batch doesn't seem to have a whole lot left but is a decent backup because of his experience. 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 needs to make a roster before he can help a fantasy teams. We think both are a stretch for this season.

 #76  Brad Sorensen TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Sorensen served as the No. 3 quarterback his rookie season with the Chargers and was inactive most weeks. He didn't get in a game. He has a chance to move up the depth chart this season, though, and serve as the No. 2 with a strong offseason.

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

 #77  Aaron Murray Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Murray could be groomed to be the top backup for the Chiefs in a few seasons. But for now, he'll compete for the No. 3 job. Murray had plenty of success in college. He isn't a big quarterback but has a quick release and good accuracy on shorter throws. He isn't great on the deep ball, though, and his lack of size is a concern for playing in the NFL.

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

 #78  Luke McCown Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0New OrleansBye: 6 
 
Player News:
McCown took over the top backup duties for the Saints last season and attempted a pass. Needless to say, he got few chances behind the durable Drew Brees. McCown likely will serve a similar role this season. McCown has attempted more than 100 passes just once in his career, serving as a No. 2 or 3 most of the time. McCown has started some games in the NFL but hasn't done much with those chances, having nine touchdowns to 14 interceptions. McCown is a big kid with a plus arm. He likes to push the ball downfield. McCown's biggest knock had been accuracy and decision making. He has the size and arm strength to be an NFL starter, but at age 32, he is running out of time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McCown has proven in past seasons he isn't a starter in this league. But if he is forced into action 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  Zach Mettenberger TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Mettenberger was expected to go much higher in the draft but fell all the way to the sixth round because of some apparent medical concerns. The Titans took him as insurance for Jake Locker, who has yet to blossom since entering the league. Mettenberger could be his successor. He is a pocket passer with a great arm. He can make all the throws necessary at quarterback. He also is an accurate quarterback - even on the deep ball. Mettenberger has a slow delivery, though, and tends to struggle some under pressure. He could challenge for the top backup job this season but likely will be the No. 3 as he gets his feet wet in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Mettenberger could be the starter for the Titans before long. We don't see it this season but maybe in another year or two. He has a good quarterback guru to learn from and all the tools to succeed in this league.

 #80  Logan Thomas ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Thomas is an intriguing prospect. He is a huge quarterback with a rocket for an arm. He remains a bit raw, though, as he is a converted tight end. Thomas has many of the tools to succeed as an NFL starter, though. He can make all the throws and probably has one of the best arms in all the game right now. He also is a good athlete. Thomas was inconsistent in college, though, and needs to work on his accuracy as a thrower, especially on the deep ball. He'll likely be the No. 3 for the Cardinals this season but could be the top backup before long.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas is a long shot to find the field as a rookie but has some value in dynasty leagues. He could be the starter for Arizona in a few seasons if his development goes well. He has some potential.

 #81  David Fales ChicagoBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Fales doesn't have a great arm but is accurate on shorter throws and does the little things well at the quarterback position. He had a lot of success in college because of his poise and intelligence. He might not have a strong enough arm to be a starter in the NFL, though. He also lacks a little size for the position. Fales seems to have the makeup of a top backup, a position he'll compete for this season with the Bears.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fales isn't likely to play this season. He doesn't have a huge ceiling at the position but could be a top backup before long.

 #82  Joe Webb Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0CarolinaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Webb moved to receiver full time last season and caught five passes in 16 games. He got very little playing time. Webb signed with the Panthers during the offseason and will move back to quarterback this season, looking to win a roster spot back in that role. Webb has ability but more so as a runner than a thrower. He has five interceptions to three touchdown passes for his career. He has rushed for 273 yards and four touchdowns, though. He is a top athlete but struggles with accuracy and decision making. He does a poor job of reading defense and hasn't made a whole lot of strides in that department since early in this career.

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

 #83  Tajh Boyd New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Boyd is an athletic quarterback with a strong arm. He does well pushing the ball downfield and making big plays. He also can make plenty of big plays with his feet. Boyd isn't that accurate, though, and his height is a bit of a concern for the position (around six feet tall). Boyd is stuck behind two quarterbacks in New York right now and likely will be the No. 3 this season but could be the top backup in another few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Boyd is a little intriguing for fantasy purposes because he is a dual threat that does well in making the big play. But his chances of finding the field as a rookie are pretty remote.

 #84  B.J. Daniels SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Daniels was released by the 49ers shortly after the season started and signed by the Seahawks to serve as their No. 3 quarterback his rookie season. But he didn't last long with the Seahawks and was released shortly after signing. The good news is he is young and has some talent, so he still has time to catch on with another team and try to land a No. 3 quarterback spot.

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

 #85  Tom Savage HoustonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Savage heads to Houston in hopes of being the starter someday. He still needs plenty of seasoning but has the ability to start in this league. Savage is a big kid with a great arm. He has as good of an arm as any young quarterback. Savage lacks some accuracy, though, and tends to hold onto the ball too long. He is a bit of a project and likely to serve as the No. 2 or 3 for the Texans this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Savage might find the field if the Texans have some struggles but isn't a guy fantasy teams should draft. He might be worth a waiver-wire grab if he is starting and in the right matchup. Savage does have some big-game potential.

 #86  Keith Wenning BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
The Ravens drafted Wenning to bring in some competition for backup Tyrod Taylor. Wenning doesn't have a great arm but does well on the short and intermediate throws. He also is a great competitor, which helps his chances to succeed in the NFL. He lacks some arm strength, though, and isn't a great athlete compared to some of the other quarterbacks taken in the draft this year. He'll likely be the No. 3 quarterback for the Ravens this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Wenning has some potential in a few years but isn't a guy to bother with right now. He is not likely to find the field as a rookie.

 #87  Tyler Wilson CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Wilson struggled in camp and preseason action with the Raiders, leading to his release shortly after the season started. He was a fourth-round pick, so getting released shows he really struggled. Wilson did catch on with the Titans, though. He was the No. 3 quarterback for the Titans the rest of the season and will look to keep his roster spot this offseason. Wilson has some talent but needs to get things going in the right direction. 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 was a huge bust last year, losing a roster spot to an undrafted rookie. He has time to get it going in just his second season in the league but is a long shot to find the field this season.

 #88  Garrett Gilbert St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
The Rams hope Gilbert can emerge as a legit top backup for the team in a few years. He'll be given a shot to develop into that role. Gilbert has a good arm, quick release and had a lot of success in a spread offense last season. He has a strong enough arm but does struggle some on the deeper throws. He also could struggle some to adjust to the pro game after playing in a pass-friendly system. Gilbert likely will be the No. 3 for the Rams this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gilbert isn't going to find the field this season for the Rams. He is a developmental prospect.

 #89  Case Keenum Yr: 2013  TDs: 9  Yds: 1760  Int: 6St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Keenum found his way into the starting lineup for the Texans and didn't do too badly considering having never started in NFL game. Keenum finished with respectable numbers, throwing for nearly 1,800 yards with 10 total touchdowns to six interceptions. He started out well in his first few starts, having three-touchdown games two of his first three starts, but his numbers really tailed off after that. He didn't have a multiple touchdown game each of his last five starts. He also struggled with accuracy, completing just 54 percent of his passes. Keenum is likely to challenge for the top backup job in Houston this season. He did enough last season to prove he can do well in this role. Keenum moves around the pocket pretty well and has a good arm. He has accuracy issues, though, and needs to do a better job of reading defenses. He forced too many throws last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Keenum looks like a boom or bust guy in a starting role. He has some big-game ability but also struggles with turnovers and accuracy. We don't see him getting the chances of last season, making him a guy to avoid come draft day.

 #90  Matt McGloin Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1547  Int: 8OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
McGloin was a big surprise for the Raiders. He was an undrafted rookie that won a roster spot and the No. 2 quarterback job before the start of last season. He eventually got some starts. He was a little shaky in a starting role, though. He had eight touchdowns to eight interceptions and completed 56 percent of his passes in eight games. He did have some decent yardage totals, throwing for 245 or more yards four times. McGloin is more of a pocket passer. He has a strong arm and good size for the position. McGloin needs to improve his accuracy, though, and get up to speed with the pro game if he hopes to start again in the NFL. At this point, we would expect him to compete for a backup job.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McGloin isn't likely to get the amount of playing time that he had his rookie season. We wouldn't expect him to play much at all. He still needs a lot of seasoning and wasn't much of a fantasy factor when playing last season, so don't expect much to change this year.

 #91  Brady Quinn MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Quinn opened last season with the Jets but was released shortly after the start of the year. He caught on with the Rams but was hurt shortly after signing with them, missing the rest of the season. Quinn needed microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery performed. He should be healthy enough to play this coming year but nothing is certain with his career right now. In seven 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:  
Quinn has been a pretty big bust since entering the league. We don't see a turnaround. His career could be about over.

 #92  Chandler Harnish MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Harnish spent his second straight season on the Colts practice squad. Harnish will challenge for a backup role this season with the Colts but will need to show some progress this offseason. Harnish was pretty solid in preseason action the last few seasons, 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.

 #93  Matt Simms Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 156  Int: 1New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Simms was the top backup for the Jets last season and got some spot playing time with Geno Smith playing up and down his rookie season. In limited action, Simms was 16-of-32 for 156 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Simms seems to have a good chance to remain the top backup for the Jets, though. Simms is a big kid but has some mobility and a strong arm. His accuracy needs some work as well as his decision making but he is making strides. Simms seems to have the makeup of a decent NFL backup.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Simms doesn't have a whole lot of value as a backup in this offense. Even if he is forced into action, the chances of him helping fantasy teams are slim to none.

 #94  Caleb Hanie DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hanie caught on with the Browns late in the season and actually served as the top backup for the team the last few games. He didn't get in any game action, though. 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. He'll compete for a roster spot this coming season.

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

 #95  Trent Edwards OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Edwards wasn't on a team last season but signed with the Raiders after the season was over. He'll compete for a roster spot with his new team this season, likely trying to win the No. 3 job. 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 30 0years 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 much of a factor in the NFL. 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.

 #96  Scott Tolzien Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 717  Int: 5Green BayBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Tolzien got his chance to start last season but didn't do much with that chance. He eventually lost the starting job to Matt Flynn, who was signed off the street by the Packer. Tolzien played three games last season and was intercepted five times while throwing one touchdown pass. He did do some things well, though, completing 61 percent of his passes while throwing for 280 or more yards two times. Tolzien does some things well. He doesn't have a great arm but is accurate and moves around the pocket pretty well. He will force some throws, though, and needs to do a better job of reading defenses. Tolzien will compete for a No. 2 or 3 quarterback spot this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We don't see Tolzien getting the amount of work he got last season. He is probably a long shot to get another start in the NFL.

 #97  Thaddeus Lewis Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 1092  Int: 3BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Lewis found his way into the starting lineup because of injury and performed alright in that role. He started five games and threw for more than 1,000 yards and scored five total touchdowns to three interceptions. He injured his ribs, though, and was knocked out of the starting lineup. He did show enough to prove he is a more than competent No. 2 quarterback. Lewis can make plays if forced into the starting lineup, showing positive things the last few seasons with his chances. Lewis has a pretty good arm, moves around the pocket well and is an accurate quarterback. He doesn't have a huge arm to push the ball downfield, though. He'll challenge for a top backup job this coming season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lewis wasn't a huge help for fantasy teams when forced into action last year but wasn't a bust by any means. He could be worth a spot start for fantasy teams if he gets some starts again this year.

 #98  Tim Tebow New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Tebow didn't make an NFL roster last season and signed a broadcasting deal after the season. Tebow claims he isn't giving up his dream of starting in the NFL but it doesn't look good right now. The chances seem pretty slim for him to make an NFL roster in 2014. Most teams just don't want to deal with the media circus that will surround him. Tebow is a playmaker but struggles as a passer. He completes just 48 percent of his passes for his career, which isn't good enough to start in this league. Unless that changes, he is going to have a hard time making a roster. He is a great runner, though, and plays more like a fullback than a quarterback. He'll make plays in crunch time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tebow might be best served to change positions but it doesn't seem he wants to do that.

 #99  Rusty Smith New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Smith was on the practice squad some of the season before moving up to No. 2 on the depth chart because of an injury to Jake Locker. Smith didn't get in a game, though. He has been No. 3 on the depth chart for the Titans much of his career. 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.

 #100  Dan Orlovsky Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Int: 0DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Orlovsky started the season as the No. 3 quarterback for the Bucs but moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart after Josh Freeman was released. He didn't attempt a pass, though, and has attempted seven in two seasons with the Bucs. Orlovsky isn't a bad fit for a top backup. He has starting experience in the past and some success in that role. He has thrown for more than 1,000 yards in a season twice and has 14 touchdowns in 21 games. He completes a solid 59 percent of his passes for his career. Orlovsky is athletic, moves around the pocket well and has a plus arm. He has struggled with accuracy and decision making, but made progress in those areas the last few seasons, which is encouraging.

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

 #101  Kellen Clemens Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 1673  Int: 7San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Clemens started about half the games for the Rams last season after Sam Bradford went down with a season-ending knee injury. Clemens didn't post big numbers but won some games and did a good job of managing the offense. Clemens went over 200-passing yards just three of 10 games but had eight touchdowns to seven interceptions and completed 59 percent of his passes. Clemens remains a competent NFL backup. Clemens is fairly mobile and has a decent arm with a quick release. He also is very cerebral, but tends to make too many mistakes despite knowing the offense and what the opponents are giving him (20 interceptions to 18 total touchdowns for his career).

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

 #102  Kevin Kolb BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Kolb suffered a concussion before last season and was placed on Injured Reserve, missing the entire season. He has a history of concussions and this latest could hurt his chances to play in the NFL once again. 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.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Injury Concern Kolb might not even resume his playing career, so don't waste a roster spot on him. Go with better options.

 #103  Dominique Davis Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 34  Int: 0IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Davis won the top backup job for the Falcons last season and got in a game, going 5-of-7 for 34 yards. Davis has good size for the position but is athletic and can make plays with his legs. He also has a strong arm and can make all throws in the pro game. Davis needs to improve his accuracy, though, and will need a lot more seasoning before he is ready to a starter in this league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis is just looking to keep a roster spot right now. His career is trending the wrong way.

 #104  David Garrard New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Garrard didn't get in a game as the No. 3 quarterback for the Jets last season. It isn't certain if he will continue his playing career. He has battled injury the last few seasons. Garrard can still help as a backup when healthy, though. He has past success as a starter and has played decent with his chances the last few seasons. Garrard has a strong arm, moves around the pocket pretty well and is fairly accurate. He doesn't move quite as well as he used to, though.

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.

 #105  Sam Bradford Yr: 2013  TDs: 14  Yds: 1687  Int: 4St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Bradford had his season cut short because of a torn ACL. He was having maybe his best season to date before getting injured, though. Bradford had 14 touchdowns to just four interceptions in seven games before going down. He has a long road back but should be ready for the start of the season and most of training camp. Bradford remains the starter in St. Louis but this could be a make or break year for Bradford. The Rams were more of a run-first team after Bradford went out, though, and should employ a similar approach since they had much success with this scheme. So Bradford might get a few less chances this season with the Rams running the ball more. Bradford can make all the throws, is extremely accurate, and moves around the pocket well to make plays. Bradford is a better athlete than he is given credit for. He does lock onto a receiver too often, though, and doesn't do a great job of going through his progressions. He still isn't a polished product.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Sleeper Bradford tore his ACL once again during the preseason and is done for the year.

 #106  Vince Young ClevelandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Young was released by the Packers before the start of last season and didn't catch on with another team. His career could be about over in the NFL. He hasn't seen the field in several seasons. Young has shown little with his recent chances in the NFL. 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 decision making.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Young is going to have a hard time just making an NFL team. Please don't waste a fantasy roster spot on him.


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