NFL
August 28, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Fantasy Football Tiers: Quarterbacks

It might not feel like it without the preseason, but the NFL season is almost here. And with the NFL season, comes fantasy football drafting season. 

Your fantasy football draft is probably taking place pretty soon, and to get you ready to win bragging rights — and hopefully money — we've ranked the top 41 quarterbacks by tiers. 

Whether you're in a superflex league that values quarterbacks or a one-QB league, you'll want to use these tiers to draft a winning team. 

Fantasy Football Tiers:

  1.  Running Backs
  2. Wide Receivers
  3. Tight Ends

Tier 1 — The MVPs

  • Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Tier 2 — The Next Best Thing

  • Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
  • Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
  • Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Tier 3 — Potential Top-5 QBs

  • Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
  • Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
  • Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Cam Newton, New England Patriots
  • Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Tier 4 — Dark-Horse QB1s

  • Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
  • Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Tier 5 — Not getting any younger

  • Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Tier 6 — Young QBs With Upside

  • Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
  • Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
  • Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
  • Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars

Tier 7 — Low-Volume Spot Starters

  • Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers
  • Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
  • Sam Darnold, New York Jets
  • Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts
  • Drew Lock, Denver Broncos

Tier 8 — Starters... for now

  • Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Tyrod Taylor, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins

Tier 9 — Top-Ten Rookies 

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
  • Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Tier 10 — Valuable Backups 

  • Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys
  • Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
  • Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
  • Marcus Mariota, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jarrett Stidham, New England Patriots

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