2019 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Our Experts’ Favorites

Sep 01, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
Credit:

Dec Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Deshaun Watson

  • See our experts' latest fantasy football rankings for quarterbacks, featuring their top consensus QBs.

Preparation for the 2019 fantasy football season is in full swing and our experts Sean Koerner, Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon are keeping their rankings up to date so you can draft confidently. You’ll find their consensus top quarterbacks as of August 15 below.

You can also use our Fantasy Football Draft Kit to generate customized cheat sheets featuring the most recent rankings for your league’s settings.


More Rankings: PPRHalf PPR | Standard


2019 Fantasy Football QB Rankings

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Mahomes is coming off an MVP season in which he scored 52 touchdowns (50 passing, two rushing) and is likely to come back down to Earth in 2019.

The real question is: How much?

I have him projected to throw for “only” 36.5 TDs, and he’s still in his own tier atop my QB rankings. He has an elite floor/ceiling combo. Sean Koerner

2. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Despite the difference between Mahomes and Watson in my projections, I think Watson is almost as likely as Mahomes to finish as the QB1.

Watson’s ceiling is much higher than most QBs, and he’ll reach it if he and all three of his main weapons — DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee — can stay healthy. Koerner

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Aaron Rodgers

3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers played the entire 2018 season with an MCL injury he suffered in Week 1. He didn’t look himself, throwing only 25 touchdowns. But with Mike McCarthy gone and new head coach Matt LaFleur in town, expect Rodgers to bounce back in a big way.

Unfortunately, the market is anticipating this as he’s being selected early. Still, it would be real hard to wait on QB if he slips outside the top 75. Koerner

4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Murray is the perfect quarterback to make Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense a fantasy-friendly reality this season.

Some injury luck across the offensive line coupled with continued development from the offense’s playmakers could lead to top-10 fantasy production from Murray in 2019 (and beyond).

And thanks to his dual-threat ability — which has historically produced a rare ceiling/floor combination — I’m more than willing to take him ahead of QBs like Carson Wentz, Russell Wilson and Drew Brees. Ian Hartitz

5. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

Mayfield put together about as good of a rookie season as we’ve seen from a quarterback over the better part of the past two decades. There doesn’t seem to be much in his way for Year 2, especially considering the dizzying number of good to great offensive weapons around him.

Don’t be surprised if he and the rest of the Browns’ skill position players achieve fantasy stardom on a regular basis in 2019. Hartitz


See the rest of our experts’ QB rankings in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


Meet Our Fantasy Football Rankings Experts

Sean Koerner is The Action Network’s Director of Predictive Analytics and was the No. 1 in-season FantasyPros ranker from 2015 to 2017.

Chris Raybon is a Senior Editor at The Action Network and a co-host of “I’ll Take That Bet” on ESPN+. He’s watched every play of every NFL game since 2010.

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of fantasy content for The Action Network and FantasyLabs.

How would you rate this article?
Follow Action Network Staff on Twitter
@ActionNetworkHQ

Top Stories