Dynasty Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers, 2024

Throughout May, we will be layering in some additional context to go along with the player ranking tables.

After laying the groundwork this offseason with full dynasty player rankings, we are going to break that linear list down a bit into tiers with some added flavor.

You can also check out my full dynasty rookie rankings for those with rookie-only drafts on the horizon, and I have already published tiers for running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Tiers:

Some really quick methodology here if you are new to how I do fantasy tiers.

I make my dynasty tiers based on a blend of age, fantasy performance, career arc, team situation, and fantasy archetype.

There is some overlap to actual player rankings, but these tiers do not specifically follow the rankings, instead following those archetypes.

The purpose of tiers is not to be a carbon copy of player rankings.

The purpose is to spot a potential arbitrage situation and shop in different buckets based on how you are constructing your team in startups as well as looking for trade opportunities.

A veteran starter who can accrue points immediately could be more valuable for a roster ready to win now, and at other times it might make sense to chase more youth and upside for the future.

The quarterback position has the smallest amount of age influence among the positions since we are now getting passers regularly pushing well into their late 30s.

We also have seen a shift in gamers’ understanding of what archetype of quarterback truly carries the best yearly odds of pacing the position in points scored. We are looking for passers that come with both passing and rushing upside and then working through the position using that lens.

Even in 1QB leagues, these players can provide positional leverage.

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*Player Age = Age on 9/1/2024

Tier 1 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Josh Allen (Age: 28.3)
  • Patrick Mahomes (28.9)
  • Jalen Hurts (26.1)
  • Lamar Jackson (27.7)

We are kicking things off with the passers that have carried the most upside open in their careers.

The crux of this tier does fit that mold of having the best passing and rushing upside paired together.

The one exception you can make here is Patrick Mahomes not being as good as a rusher as the others, which impacted his fantasy floor in 2023.

Mahomes did rush for a career-high 24.3 yards per game last season, but he also ran for zero touchdowns.

Averaging a career-low 15.5 passing points per game last season (10th among quarterbacks), Mahomes was the QB14 in points per game overall.

What happened to Mahomes last season was a testament to something that I have echoed throughout the fantasy halls about the fragility of quarterbacks who have been reliant on passing first production to anchor their ability to contend for the top spot at the position.

Those passers have to walk a fine line in being forced to be ELITE passers to compete with the passers that have higher rushing floors.

Mahomes ran into his weakest passing season and he was just a regular fantasy option.

If you want to call me a hypocrite out of the box, you would not be wrong.

I believe there is a strong case to be made that from a true archetype stance, he belongs in the next tier.

But I am admittedly a coward based on his full body of work to this point and still believe that he is the best player in the NFL.

Before last season, Mahomes had been a top-six quarterback in points per game in each of the five previous seasons. The additions of Marquise Brown and Xavier Worthy should provide a shot of explosive playmaking this offense has lacked since Tyreek Hill left. I am still betting on Mahomes having more front-end QB1 seasons than not over his career.

While defending Mahomes’ inclusion into this tier is based on fear that he is just the best player in the league, the rest of this group is largely clear-cut from a fantasy stance.

Josh Allen has been the QB3, QB1, QB2, and QB1 in points per game in each of the past four seasons.

Unlike Mahomes, Allen still led all quarterbacks in scoring per game despite a lackluster passing season compared to his previous standards. Allen’s 14.8 passing points per game were his fewest in a season since 2019, but he rushed for a career-high 15 touchdowns to make up the ground.

That was also the story for Jalen Hurts last season.

Hurts has ended his three seasons as a starter as QB6, QB1, and QB2 in points per game.

After breaking out as a passer in 2022, Hurts came back to the pack in the department.

He averaged 12.7 passing points per game (QB22) after 14.9 passing points per game (QB10) the previous season.

But Hurts rushed for 15 touchdowns, giving him double-digit rushing touchdowns in each of the past three seasons.

Both Allen and Hurts were boosted by their ability to convert the “tush push” at the highest rates in the league, but one thing to note with each of them is that they did run less overall in 2024 outside of that touchdown production.

Allen rushed 4.7 times per game, his fewest in a season since 2020. In the previous two seasons, Allen rushed 6.3 and 6.1 times per game.

His 30.8 rushing yards per game were his fewest since that 2020 season after 44.9 and 47.6 yards per game the previous two seasons.

After rushing for 52.3 yards and 50.7 yards per game during his first two seasons as a starter, Hurts rushed for only 35.6 yards per game last season.

He suffered a knee injury in Week 6 that impacted his bottom line as a runner, but Hurts was only averaging 41.2 yards rushing per game before that injury.

Lastly, Lamar Jackson rounds out this tier.

After back-to-back seasons in which he was hampered by injuries, Jackson was able to stay on the field for the full season and closed as the QB4 in overall scoring and the QB3 in points per game for fantasy.

Since taking over as the starter in 2019, Jackson has been inside of the top 10 in points per game in each of those five seasons.

Tier 2 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • C.J. Stroud (Age: 22.9)
  • Joe Burrow (27.7)
  • Justin Herbert (26.5)
  • Trevor Lawrence (24.9)

This next subset of quarterbacks is more passing-driven for their fantasy production.

These quarterbacks are not zeros in the rushing department, but they HAVE to live on front-end passing numbers to hit their ceilings for fantasy while the bulk of the opening tier does not.

More often than not, this tier of quarterback is going to be able to be arbitraged by gamers running a platoon at the position when they fail to hit those elite passing seasons.

Any “regular” passing season allows them to be run down by a platoon or player punching above their class like Baker Mayfield or Jared Goff last season.

While this showcases fragility that suggests that this tier is overpriced, the one thing that this tier has going for it from a dynasty stance is safety based on longevity. That latter point is emphasized more in formats that start multiple quarterbacks.

These guys may be vulnerable yearly to the field, but they also project to stay starters in the NFL for another decade or longer. In Dynasty formats, positional safety does carry added value, and why these players are valued highly.

Not only did C.J. Stroud have a great season in the context of rookie quarterbacks, but he had a great season in the context of all quarterbacks in the league in 2023.

Stroud threw for 8.2 yards per pass attempt (third in the NFL) with a league-best 4.6 TD-to-INT ratio.

Some may look at Stroud’s rookie season paired with the addition of Stefon Diggs and wonder why he is not in the opening tier already.

That is fair if he can string together a run like Mahomes had to start his career, but Stroud was only a top-six scorer in two weeks last season since he averaged 2.3 rushing points per game (QB26).

He is one of the larger examples of how a passer who is even performing with a high bar of efficiency can still be run down by the field for fantasy if they are not providing that rushing component regularly.

Joe Burrow’s 2023 season was all but completely lost for the second time over his early career.

Burrow opened the season with a calf injury that limited the opening month of the season. Then in the first half of Week 11, right as he started to get back to form, Burrow tore a ligament in his throwing wrist that forced him to miss the remainder of the season.

Over the opening four weeks, Burrow was dead last in the NFL with 4.8 yards per pass attempt and had completed only 57.6% of his passes (32nd) with two touchdowns.

Getting on track, the Bengals won four of their next five games.

During that run, Burrow completed a league-high 74.1% of his passes for 7.5 Y/A (10th) with 12 touchdowns.

We are now four years into Burrow’s career, and he has been inside of the top 10 in fantasy points per game for just one of those seasons.

It also does not help Burrow that the AFC North has been a bar tavern brawl of a division. Burrow’s success against the Browns and Ravens, in particular, has been fleeting (at least Mike Macdonald is out of Baltimore).

In 18 career games against division opponents so far, Burrow has posted a 33.3% QB1 scoring rate and a 22.2% rate of top-six scoring weeks.

In 34 other starts outside of the division games, Burrow has averaged 19.8 points per game with a 55.9% QB1 scoring rate and 26.5% rate of top-six scoring weeks.

Justin Herbert is coming off a 2023 season that ended on a sour note. He missed the final four games of the season due to a finger injury.

After opening the first two seasons of his career as QB8 and QB2 in points per game, Herbert has finished as the QB17 and QB12 in points per game the past two seasons.

Herbert has been greatly impacted by who the Chargers have been able to get on the field alongside him the past two seasons, That becomes a question mark in 2024 paired with the top-down changes coming from the hiring of Jim Harbaugh.

The Chargers have gotten rid of all of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler, and Gerald Everett this offseason.

While the new regime does come with concerns based on surrounding talent and reducing passing volume, it would not be surprising to see Herbert have a bounce back in multiple efficiency-based departments due to the nature of this offense.

We have seen a lot worse quarterbacks in terms of talent compared to Herbert putting up hyper-efficient passing production paired with Harbaugh and Greg Roman at their various stops in college and the pros.

After it appeared as if Trevor Lawrence was ready to make the jump after the way he closed the 2022 season, things took a step back from him last season.

Lawrence ended the season 22nd in the league in EPA per dropback (-0.03), completing 65.6% of his passes (14th) for 7.1 yards per pass attempt (16th) with a 3.7% touchdown rate (22nd) and a 2.5% interception rate (25th).

Lawrence had a career-high 12.4% inaccurate throw rate, which also coincided with a career-high 8.2 air yards per pass attempt.

For fantasy, Lawrence has now opened his career as QB37, QB13, and QB17 in points per game.

Tier 3 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Caleb Williams (Age: 22.8)
  • Anthony Richardson (22.3)
  • Jayden Daniels (23.7)

This mini tier of quarterbacks does not come with the multi-contract insulation of the previous tier.

The question from a dynasty stance is which bucket these players end up in when it is time for that second deal.

No matter how good of a runner you are, you have to win as a passer in the NFL to sustain a long-term starting job.

We just lived through the downside angle with Justin Fields, so there is some pause in playing things with slight caution, but you can make a case for playing the upside angle for each of these young players.

The good news is that we will have multiple years with each of these guys still on their rookie contracts, giving us a runway for fantasy points in the short term.

Caleb Williams is the “safest” of these quarterbacks, but it is fair to ask if Williams can completely compete with the opening tier.

Williams is going to run more than Stroud, Burrow, and Herbert, but he does not project to be a runner in the same ilk as Richardson and Daniels, guys who can compete on LamarJackson-levels of rushing acumen.

He will be more touchdown-dependent in that regard than an outright scrambler, but he can be used in the read-option game as well as near the goal line.

Paired with his passing profile, Williams could be in the bucket of what we had in early-career Deshaun Watson from a fantasy-lens as an apex outcome.

Williams has that scoring ability on the ground paired with the best passing production and layout among these quarterbacks.

Not only did Williams rank in the 92nd percentile in yards per pass attempt 9.2 Y/A and in the 96th percentile in touchdown touchdown-to-interception ratio (6.6:1) in college, he enters the NFL in one of the best situations for a No. 1 draft pick ever.

Williams will hit the ground throwing to D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen, and Rome Odunze while having viable players such as Cole Kmet and D’Andre Swift as part of the offense.

We only had a brief sample of Anthony Richardson as a rookie, but it was everything we expected.

Entering the league with one of the worst passing profiles for a prospect ever, Richardson completed 7.7% fewer of his passes than his expected rate, which was the lowest in the league at the time of his injury.

His 59.5% completion rate before the injury was 32nd out of 33 quarterbacks at the time.

He was 21st in the league over that small sample in yards per pass attempt (6.9 Y/A).

That said, we also did get to see the electricity that Richardson provided as an athlete.

In his two full games played, Richardson was the QB4 and QB2 in weekly scoring.

We have already highlighted that Stroud only had two top-six scoring weeks as a rookie over his 15 starts.

Richardson averaged 0.73 fantasy points per dropback.

Josh Allen led the league over a full season with 0.63 points per dropback.

If Richardson makes any step forward as a passer that grants him stability in the league as a franchise quarterback, he is going to push being a front-end dynasty asset.

Jayden Daniels is a potential blend of the best of Williams and Richardson. Williams is unlikely to run as much as Daniels while Daniels has a much stronger passing profile entering the NFL than Richardson.

As a 19-year-old freshman at Arizona State, Daniels averaged 8.7 yards per pass attempt while throwing 17 touchdowns to just two interceptions.

He is coming off a season in which he just put up video game output, throwing for 11.7 Y/A with 40 touchdowns to just four interceptions through the air to go along with those gaudy rushing stats we highlighted.

Daniels rushed for 60.1 yards per game over his collegiate career with 34 touchdowns, registering a 96th-percentile career rushing score on my end.

Daniels could have a rookie-season impact on the Robert Griffin spectrum in his range of outcomes, which is ironic given his landing spot in the NFL.

That year one landing spot also provides some upside.

Working with Kliff Kingsbury as a rookie in 2019, Kyler Murray was the QB8 in overall scoring and the QB12 in points per game.

You can make a case that Daniels provides a higher floor of rushing.

Murray ran 93 times for 544 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.

If Daniels approaches 90-plus rushes, he should clear that yardage that Murray produced.

As a passer, Murray was throwing to 36-year-old Larry Fitzgerald as his lead wideout.

Washington has more initially on the table for Daniels to distribute passes to, with Terry McLaurin, and Jahan Dotson as wideouts, and having veteran safety valves in Austin Ekeler and Zach Ertz.

Tier 4 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Kyler Murray (Age: 27.1)
  • Brock Purdy (24.7)
  • Jordan Love (25.8)
  • Tua Tagovailoa (26.5)

This is arguably the best bang for your buck tier of players at the position.

All of these quarterbacks have weekly QB1 production ability and have a lot of meat remaining on the bone for their careers to incorporate their age as a bonus.

They are cheaper than the Tier 2 options because of perceived NFL talent discrepancies or being inflated by their current surroundings.

You can make a case that Kyler Murray should outright belong higher than all of those Tier 2 quarterbacks for fantasy. I would contend he is also the best current value at the position. But he also has never had a season yet inside of the top-10 in passing points per game, which has hampered his overall ceiling reaching the premier heights as the Tier 1 dual threat players.

Since entering the NFL, Murray has finished as QB12, QB5, QB4, QB9, and QB10 in fantasy points per game.

Even returning last season after a torn ACL with Greg Dortch as his best wide receiver (props to Trey McBride, though), Murray posted six top-12 scoring weeks over his eight starts.

Murray has come with some warts as a passer, but the best stretch of his early career came attached to an alpha wideout in DeAndre Hopkins.

With the selection of Marvin Harrison Jr, Murray has his best weapon and security blanket since Hopkins.

Say what you will about how much credit you are willing to give to Brock Purdy on his own merit, but he still has been the best quarterback in this system since Kyle Shanahan has been in San Francisco.

For the short-term, Purdy also still has that attachment to elite weaponry in a Shanahan offense. Even if you are suggesting that is what is elevating his performance, there are no signs his situation is about to worsen significantly for the rest of his rookie contract.

Purdy not only repeated his late-season success as a rookie, but he exceeded it last season.

He was among the league leaders in almost every passing metric in his first full season as a starter.

He led all passers in rating (113.0), yards per pass attempt (9.6 Y/A), EPA per dropback (0.26), success rate (53.0%), touchdown rate (7.0%), and the rate of pass attempts to result in a first down or touchdown (43.2%).

Purdy has made 21 starts, averaging 18.4 fantasy points per game in those weeks.

He has 13 QB1 scoring weeks and eight top-six scoring weeks over that sample.

Jordan Love was the QB6 in points per game in his first season as a starter, throwing to a revolving door of available options on the Green Bay offense.

No matter who was available in the offense or what style of offense the Packers ran last season, Love held a high fantasy floor. He only finished lower than QB16 in three weeks last season.

He was at his best to close last year, something that has gamers excited about building on entering the 2024 season.

Love was the QB2 in fantasy scoring from Week 11 on.

Playing the first full season of his career, Tua Tagovailoa led the NFL in passing yards (4,624) in 2023.

In the past two seasons with Mike McDaniel (and Tyreek Hill), Tagovailoa has posted touchdown rates of 6.3% (first in the league) and 5.2% (seventh).

While Tua has posted hyper-efficient numbers under McDaniel in total, he has been a more boom-or-bust fantasy option than the others here.

Tagovailoa has seven weeks as a top-four scorer over the past two seasons but just five other weeks as a QB1 scorer.

He has been the QB17 or lower in 16 of his 30 starts including 11 as the QB20 or lower.

He has had eight games throwing three or more passing touchdowns but also 14 throwing one or fewer.

Tier 5 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Dak Prescott (Age: 31.1)
  • Deshaun Watson (28.9)
  • Jared Goff (29.9)
  • Baker Mayfield (29.4)

Dak Prescott had arguably the best season of his career in 2023.

Prescott led the NFL in completions (410) and touchdown passes (36).

His 69.5% completion rate was the highest of his career.

Prescott was second in the NFL in EPA per dropback (0.18) and third in success rate (48.5%). Both marks were the second-highest rates in those areas for his career.

He also had a 1.5% interception rate, his lowest in a season since 2018.

All of that led to Prescott finishing second in MVP voting.

Prescott still has plenty of meat left on the bone and is lined up for another big payday.

Deshaun Watson is one of the tougher players at this point.

It is getting harder to be bullish on him regaining his early-career upside, but he will be given multiple more chances to fail.

2023 was another mixed sample from Watson.

Watson only started six games with one of those being a game in which he played 12 snaps before exiting.

Watson sustained a rotator cuff injury in Week 3 that did not allow him to return in full until Week 9.

In Week 10, he suffered a broken bone in his throwing shoulder that required surgery and sidelined him for the remainder of the year.

Watson has now made 12 starts since the 2020 season.

Since the 2020 season, Watson has thrown 14 total touchdown passes.

Out of 48 quarterbacks to throw 100 or more passes last season, Watson ranked 39th of that group in EPA per dropback (-0.16) and 35th in success rate (39.3%).

On that same list, Watson ranked 38th in completion rate (61.4%), 31st in yards per pass attempt (6.5 Y/A), 24th in touchdown rate (4.1%), and 24th in interception rate (2.3%).

In Watson’s final game of the season in Week 10, Cleveland beat Baltimore 33-31 on the road in a game in which Watson completed all 14 of his passes in the second half for 9.6 yards per pass attempt just to tease us that something is still here.

For fantasy, Watson was also not nearly as bad as his passing numbers because he can still use his legs.

Over his five full games, Watson averaged 17.7 fantasy points per game with three top-10 scoring weeks.

Jared Goff is coming off a strong 2023 season.

He completed 67.3% of his passes, the highest rate of his career.

He posted a 5.0% touchdown rate, his highest since 2018.

Goff was seventh in EPA per dropback (0.11) and seventh in success rate (45.9%) among passers last season.

The marriage of Goff and offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is a good one.

He has been the QB10 and QB7 in overall scoring the past two seasons, closing those years as the QB15 and QB16 in points per game.

We have seen over Goff’s career that if there is insulation around him in terms of talent and a functional play-caller, he can succeed. It is when things are forced to go off-road for Goff when his limitations prop up.

Baker Mayfield had a career season with Tampa Bay in 2023.

Mayfield set career highs in completion percentage (64.3%), passing yards (4,044), and passing touchdowns (28).

As a result, Tampa Bay rewarded Mayfield with a three-year contract this offseason worth up to $100 million.

That buys Mayfield some runway for dynasty gamers, but the loss of Dave Canales could have rippling effects here.

Geno Smith immediately took a step back after Canales left Seattle,

The loss of Canales also keeps a streak Mayfield wishes were not true.

Mayfield has had the same offensive coordinator in back-to-back seasons just once in his career.

The positive news is that Mayfield did work with new offensive coordinator Liam Coen a couple of years ago when Coen was the coordinator for the Rams in 2022.

Mayfield made a pit stop there to close that season, starting four games and completing 63.6% of his passes for 6.6 yards per pass attempt with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Tier 6 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • J.J. McCarthy (Age: 21.6)
  • Drake Maye (22.0)
  • Bo Nix (24.5)
  • Bryce Young (23.1)
  • Michael Penix (24.5)

We are hitting our second pocket of young passers that come with the contractual runway as rookies.

While the draft investment for these quarterbacks will buy them opportunities to fail, we have seen in recent seasons that the leash for performing early on has gotten shorter across the league.

There were six quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2021 and 2022 drafts. Only Trevor Lawrence is a locked-in starter for 2024 among that group while only Justin Fields is even drawing live to start among the rest.

This group of young passers also comes with the potential limitations that they cannot clear the players in Tier 2 as a ceiling outcome even if they do succeed since none of them come with front-end rushing ability.

Even if we do have some hits here, we are likely working on the Brock Purdy/Jordan Love spectrum as fantasy assets with them joining Tier 2 as an apex outcome.

That is more than fine if we do land on those results (especially in 2QB formats), but it is also the reason why none of these passers are held in regard as highly as the options available in Tier 3.

I already took an immediate look at the players selected in the first round this season and their initial landing spots.

You can find writeups on J.J. McCarthy, Drake Maye, Bo Nix, and Michael Penix in the first-round fallout.

The Panthers are doing all that they can with available resources to allow Bryce Young to bounce back in his second season in the NFL.

Young finished 32nd in the league in passer rating (73.7).

Young was dead last among qualifying passers with 5.5 yards per pass attempt.

Since 2000, there have been 63 quarterbacks that have qualified for league passer rating as rookies. Young’s yards per pass attempt ranks 56th on that list.

Young’s 2.1% touchdown rate was ahead of only Kenny Pickett (1.9%) among qualifying passers.

Young completed a league-low 39.3% of his passes on throws 10 yards or further downfield.

He was sacked on a league-high 26.8% of his pressures.

From his offensive line, surrounding pass catchers, his year-one coaching staff getting fired during the season, and having an early-season ankle injury, there is no shortage of excuse-making options on the table for Young if you are looking for them.

The bottom line is that Young has to play better in his second season than he did as a rookie.

The Panthers are committed to Young short-term and Carolina has done what they could at the start of this offseason in terms of adding bodies to the interior offensive line and Diontae Johnson this offseason while selecting Xavier Legette, Ja’Tavion Sanders, and Jonathon Brooks during the draft.

But their best acquisition under the premise of turning things around immediately for Young comes from the hire of Dave Canales as head coach.

Canales has been attached to the resurrection of both Geno Smith and Baker Mayfield in the past two seasons when he was the Seattle quarterbacks coach in 2022 and the offensive coordinator for Tampa Bay last season.

Tier 7 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Kirk Cousins (Age: 36.0)
  • Matthew Stafford (36.6)
  • Aaron Rodgers (40.7)
  • Derek Carr (33.9)
  • Geno Smith (33.9)

The golden oldies.

This is our tier of veteran quarterbacks who are older than the field we have covered to this stage.

You can make a case that any of these quarterbacks will not be starting in 2025 based on potential retirement or surrounding situations.

Kirk Cousins (at least somewhere), Aaron Rodgers, and Matthew Stafford will start as long as they keep playing.

While playing, any of those passers are capable of moonlighting as QB1 performers.

Cousins was having one of the best seasons of his career last year before suffering an Achilles injury. He was the QB7 in points per game before his season ended.

He now gets to work with an exciting core of Bijan Robinson, Drake London, and Kyle Pitts, playing in an offensive system he already has familiarity with.

The rub is that the selection of Michael Penix clouds how much runway Cousins gets in Atlanta. While on the surface it appears that he will get at least through the 2025 season, the Falcons could surely find a suitor in moving Cousins after this season should they want to.

The two largest question marks here are Derek Carr and Geno Smith.

Both are viable options that can be value options, but both have limited ceilings paired with fragile outcomes.

Either could end up as a fringe QB1 or be benched at some point in 2024, and nobody would blink at either conclusion.

Tier 8 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Will Levis (Age: 25.2)
  • Daniel Jones (27.2)
  • Justin Fields (25.5)
  • Russell Wilson (35.8)
  • Aidan O’Connell (26.0)
  • Gardner Minshew (28.3)

We know the passers here are good bets to start games this season.

That alone gives them a pulse for 2QB formats while you can make an upside case for multiple players here.

The questions surrounding them are how many starts do we get for this upcoming season, and are any of these players starting for a team in 2025?

The most intriguing player here for fantasy remains Justin Fields, solely because of his legs.

He could outright win a competition with Russell Wilson this season in Pittsburgh. He could also fail to win the job and then have to compete for a new job somewhere in 2025.

But no matter when Fields suits up, he will immediately be a viable candidate for fantasy points once he gets on the field, finishing as the QB6 and QB13 in points per game the past two seasons. Fields was fifth among quarterbacks in fantasy points per dropback in 2023.

Based on recent outcomes for non-first-rounders given a chance in year two, Will Levis is drawing lower odds to hit. It is more likely we see Levis go the route of Davis Mills, Desmond Ridder, or Drew Lock before he hits like Jalen Hurts, but at least the Titans have given Levis a good amount to work with.

This is a complete offensive overhaul for the Titans in terms of the scheme and players added that I broke down in larger detail here.

Levis may be drawing low odds to hit, but he comes with low risk.

We have likely seen enough from Daniel Jones to know that he is not a franchise quarterback, but we have seen him produce from a fantasy stance. He was the QB16 in points per game in 2019 as a rookie and was QB10 in points per game in 2022.

Jones has never played with a wide receiver above replacement level in the NFL, so the addition of Malik Nabers gives him an added out to be a potentially useful QB2 with upside.

Tier 9 Quarterbacks, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Sam Howell (Age: 24.0)
  • Sam Darnold (27.2)
  • Mac Jones (26.0)
  • Kenny Pickett (26.2)
  • Trey Lance (24.3)
  • Hendon Hooker (26.6)
  • Spencer Rattler (23.9)
  • Desmond Ridder (25.0)
  • Jameis Winston (30.7)
  • Jake Browning (28.4)
  • Joshua Dobbs (29.6)
  • Jacoby Brissett (31.7)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (32.8)
  • Ryan Tannehill (36.1)
  • Carson Wentz (31.7)
  • Andy Dalton (36.8)

Rounding things out with the pure backups, but we will surely see a handful of these guys make starts in 2024.

Since the NFL went to a 17-week season, we have seen 67, 71, and 62 different quarterbacks start games while only nine, eight, and 11 quarterbacks started all 17 games in those seasons.

These will be the backups that are on the most rosters in 2QB leagues.

Guys like Sam Darnold and Jacoby Brissett could draw early-season starts as they bridge things over to rookie quarterbacks, but there is little to no reason for J.J. McCarthy or Drake Maye to sit out many snaps. It is doubtful either of those teams will be good enough to keep those rookies off the field long even if they do not start Week 1.

The Seahawks traded for Sam Howell, and this coaching staff does not have ties to Geno Smith. Howell could create a competition this summer in which he wins the job outright, or Smith could keep the door open for Howell to play in-season.

From a longer outlook, Jake Browning showed enough last season in relief of Joe Burrow that he could draw some intrigue on the open market next offseason when he is an unrestricted free agent. His offensive coordinator from a year ago currently is only attached to Will Levis.

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