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2017 Fantasy Football Rankings – Quarterbacks

A list of the top quarterbacks to draft for the 2017 fantasy football season.

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1. Aaron Rodgers (GB)

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Year Att Yds TD Int Avg Att Yds TD Avg
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The first half of last season looked like Rodgers had carried over his struggles from 2015 when he posted career lows for completion percentage and yards per attempt. Through the first nine games, Rodgers had a 63.1 percent completion rate (18th) and 6.53 YPA (26th), and while he had 22 touchdowns, he also had seven interceptions. Then in Week 11, vintage Rodgers emerged and for the next seven games he completed 69.7 percent of his passes (4th) with 8.37 YPA (4th) and, perhaps most impressive, 18 TDs and no picks. Opinions vary on cause and effect, but there's no denying Rodgers' accuracy on deep balls improved markedly. During his slide, he completed 20 percent (8 of 40) of passes of more than 20 yards for 6.7 YPA. During his rebound, he bumped those numbers to 42.8 percent (15 of 35) with 15.1 YPA. The addition of 6-6 TE Martellus Bennett gives Rodgers another weapon, creating mismatches up the seam and in the red zone. And another year removed from ACL surgery will only help Jordy Nelson, who leads perhaps the league's best receiving corps. Eddie Lacy left, but the Packers are deeper at running back, and it only helps Rodgers' case that the projected starter, Ty Montgomery, is a converted wide receiver who excels in the passing game.

2. Tom Brady (NE)

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Brady was suspended the first four games last year and played with Rob Gronkowski for only six games and yet still had one of his best seasons ever. He posted his highest YPA since 2011 and his highest completion percentage since 2007, also setting NFL records for lowest interception rate at 0.5 percent (min. 250 attempts) and highest TD:INT ratio (14.0). And he won his fifth Super Bowl. A four-year high 10.0 percent of his attempts came on passes of 21-plus yards, where he ranked fifth the league in passer rating (117.0). He also dominated in the red zone (even without Gronk), posting a league-leading 69.4 completion rate with 20 TDs. He will be 40 when this season starts, but why would that slow him? He gets rid of the ball so fast in the Patriots' quickstrike passing game that he doesn't get hit much -- third-fewest sacks per dropback last season and just three non-sack knockdowns per game -- though his wife let it slip in May that he had a concussion last year. But the veracity of that is uncertain. This season he has his best downfield threat since Randy Moss with the trade for speedster Brandin Cooks, who should also ensure more single coverage for Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. The Patriots signed Dwayne Allen as Gronk insurance and built a backfield full of capable receivers. Brady looks prepped for an even bigger year.

3. Andrew Luck (IND)

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Luck bounced back last season from an injury-shortened 2015 to surpass 4,000 yards passing for the third time in his career and 30 touchdowns for the second time. His completion percentage and YPA were each a tick better than his career year in 2014, but he didn't get as many attempts, missing one game with a concussion. He also faced much more pressure last season, as he was sacked 41 times (2nd) while the Colts' offensive line, which featured three rookies, allowed 123 knockdowns (3rd) and 128 hurries (3rd). Luck was sacked on 7.0 percent of dropbacks (3rd); in 2014, it was only 4.2 percent (26th). At 6-4, 240, Luck has the size and mobility to make plays on the run (7th in QB rushing), and with a strong arm and a league-leading 50.0 completion percentage (29 of 58) on attempts of 21-plus yards, he needs only a good bit of health this year to again challenge for the top spot among quarterbacks. Luck had surgery in January on a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, which he initially hurt in 2015. Recovery was expected to take 4-6 months, giving him enough time to be ready for training camp. A healthy year from Donte Moncrief and continued development from Phillip Dorsett in his third year would complement the dynamic T.Y. Hilton in the wideout corps, while 6-6 tight end Jack Doyle is an effective red-zone target.

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