Fantasy Football: The Top 10 Quarterbacks You Should Target

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10) Eli Manning, New York Giants. Manning is a personal favorite of mine, when he is hot. In the past, I have waited to take a quarterback until the 4th,  5th or 6th round. Manning is usually available then. When he is hot, there are few better, like in 2011 when he racked up over 4,900 yards and 25 touchdowns. Then there was 2012, when he had weeks at a time where he didn’t produce squat. He finished with over 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, but he was inconsistent for much of the year. I love his receivers and his running game isn’t great, which provides an atmosphere that is well suited for for his gunslinger style. I feel he resembles Brett Favre in his style much more than he does his brother Peyton. When he is playing well, he can put up some awesome stats. If he is making poor decisions and poor throws, he will cost you. He won me a couple of leagues in 2011; he cost me a couple leagues last year. Those are the chances you take. He is probably the biggest risk/reward quarterback out there. Don’t take him too early – the 4th or 5rth round would be a great time to grab him if you don’t take a quarterback earlier.