Fantasy Football: The Top 10 Quarterbacks You Should Target

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Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback

Matthew Stafford

(9) throws during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

2) Matthew Stafford, Detroit. Remember, this is fantasy. Stafford has almost no support from his running game, and the Lions air it out as much as anyone in the league. He has averaged 5,000 yards the last two seasons, and he has maybe the top wide receiver in the game in Calvin Johnson. His dip in touchdowns from 41 in 2011 to 28 in 2012 may cause you to think twice, but don’t. The great thing about Stafford is that he will probably be available in the second round after some of the bigger names are gone. If your draft position is in the lower half in your league, grab the best running back available in the first round, and be thrilled when you snap up Stafford in the second. The Lions are going to pass no matter what without a pesky running game to get in the way. Stafford has thrown 1,370 passes in the last two seasons – in fantasy, he is money.