Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Top 15 To Target In 2016

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports /
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Quarterbacks tend to be the highest scoring players in Fantasy Football.  However, getting stuck with the wrong quarterback can set your team back.  So which are the top options to target in 2016?

There are multiple ways to build a roster in Fantasy Football, but one of the more popular ways is to take a quarterback in the first four to five rounds to compliment your other weapons.  However, getting the wrong guy at the quarterback spot can cripple your team and leave you staring up at the rest of your league.

In the past, guys like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers have been popular targets in the first couple of rounds.  However, after those top names, drafting a quarterback could become a little tricky.  There are still top quarterbacks worth the early pick, but today’s Fantasy Football leagues are more about value than anything.

Be on the lookout for the quarterbacks who can give you the best bang for your buck.  That doesn’t always mean drafting a big name guy, as they can often fall well short of expectations.  Here are the Top 15 quarterbacks you should be looking at in your upcoming draft.

2016 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Honorable Mention – Tom Brady, New England Patriots 

Plain and simple, this is a result of Tom Brady’s current suspension.  Brady is coming off of a fantastic season for the Patriots and his fantasy owners, but missing four games early in the season (plus a bye week) will put just about anybody who is rolling with him in a deep hole.  However, having Brady after his suspension is up isn’t a bad idea for a savvy owner.  We’re going to get “Angry Tom” this year, and “Angry Tom” can put up some points.

Draft Value – 8th Round:  Once you have loaded up on your receivers and backs, grabbing Brady this late is an easy move.  You will need to be sure to grab your other starter shortly after this pick, but that shouldn’t be too difficult.

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