Dynasty Rankings: Top 30 Quarterbacks

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During this crazy offseason, we are going to break down the top 30 players at each position for your dynasty teams. Keep in mind that we need to think about a few different things when we rank these players – age, situation, durability, potential, experience, and prior success. Today is all about the quarterback position. This may be the most important position on your team. It’s essential that you bolster this position as strongly as you can. Remember, you could be potentially tied to your quarterback(s) for years to come, but you also have the option to trade the face of your team for assets of your choosing (draft picks, positions of greater needs, etc.). Go ahead and compare these rankings to our 2021 dynasty quarterback rankings. Check out how different these players look now in the updated 2022 version. Be sure to like, share, and comment on what you think.  

 

Tier 1 

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1) JOSH ALLEN – BUFFALO BILLS

Age: 26

Experience: 4

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 63.3 CMP%, 4,407 Yds, 36 TDs, 15 INTs, 92.2 Rating

Future Outlook: For those expecting to see Mahomes here, look at the numbers. Allen has posted back-to-back QB1 fantasy finishes, and he may have a better supporting cast this season. Emmanuel Sanders has departed, but Buffalo has brought in Jamison Crowder, O.J. Howard, and Duke Johnson. They also drafted James Cook and Khalil Shakir. Only 26 years old, Allen is just getting better.

 

2) PATRICK MAHOMES – KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Age: 26

Experience: 5

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 66.3 CMP%, 4,839 Yds, 37 TDs, 13 INTs, 98.5 Rating

Future Outlook: Since his QB1 finish back in 2018, Mahomes has respectively posted QB8, QB4, and QB4 finishes in that order. He’s also only 26, but you can’t deny his greatness. It’s going to be an adjustment without Tyreek Hill, but with Andy Reid as his Head Coach, there’s no question he’ll be dominant for years to come.

 

3) JUSTIN HERBERT – LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 

Age: 24

Experience: 2

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 65.9 CMP%, 5,014 Yds, 38 TDs, 15 INTs, 97.7 Rating

Future Outlook: Herbert rounds out the final spot in Tier 1. He’s not far behind Mahomes after posting a QB2 finish in his second year in the league. The reason why he sits slightly behind him is that Mahomes finished as the QB1 in his second season. There’s reason to believe he can climb the ranks, but for now, he needs to finish ahead of Mahomes one more time to surpass him.

 

Tier 2

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4) KYLER MURRAY – ARIZONA CARDINALS 

Age: 24

Experience: 3

2021 Season Stats: 

14 GP, 69.2 CMP%, 3,787 Yds, 24 TDs, 10 INTs, 100.6 Rating

Future Outlook: After finishing as the QB2 in 2020, Murray digressed and slipped to QB10. There’s no reason why he can’t take the next step. In 2020, he was ahead of Allen as the QB1 between Weeks 9-16. He simply collapsed at the end of the season (fell short of 20 fantasy points in five of his last six games). Last season, he missed Weeks 9, 10, and 11. If you take into account his average fantasy points per game, he finished fourth behind Allen, Herbert, and Tom Brady.

 

5) LAMAR JACKSON – BALTIMORE RAVENS

Age: 25

Experience: 4

2021 Season Stats: 

12 GP, 64.4 CMP%, 2,882 Yds, 16 TDs, 13 INTs, 87.0 Rating

Future Outlook: Like Murray, Jackson missed some time last season. He posted the seventh-most fantasy points per game but finished as the QB15. His rushing upside is impeccable, and that alone slides him into the top-5 here. We are only two seasons removed from his MVP campaign where he easily served as the QB1. Dak Prescott finished second that season with 73 fewer fantasy points. The only thing hurting Jackson is his consistency.

 

6) JOE BURROW – CINCINNATI BENGALS 

Age: 25

Experience: 2

2021 Season Stats: 

16 GP, 70.4 CMP%, 4,611 Yds, 34 TDs, 14 INTs, 108.3 Rating

Future Outlook: Burrow is coming off a very peculiar season. Through Weeks 1-11, he served as the QB13. At one point, he threw three straight interceptions in one game. But in Weeks 12-18, he served as the QB5. He produced back-to-back QB1 finishes in Weeks 16 and 17. With one of the best, young wide receiver rooms in the league, Burrow is set for the future. The only reason why he falls behind Murray and Jackson is because of his lack of rushing abilities.

 

Tier 3 

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7) DAK PRESCOTT – DALLAS COWBOYS

Age: 28

Experience: 6

2021 Season Stats: 

16 GP, 68.8 CMP%, 4,449 Yds, 37 TDs, 10 INTs, 104.2 Rating

Future Outlook: Prescott may be back to his old fantasy form this season. Last year, he was clearly reluctant to run the ball (career lows in rushing yards per game and rushing touchdowns). Recent news indicates that he’ll have more design run opportunities. Prior to his gruesome injury in 2020, he averaged over five rushing touchdowns per season. Without Amari Cooper, the offense will look different, but he’ll be able to count on CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Dalton Schultz for years to come.

 

8) DESHAUN WATSON – CLEVELAND BROWNS 

Age: 26

Experience: 4

2021 Season Stats: N/A

Future Outlook: Watson “may” finally be back on the field this season, but that seems like a long shot at this point. Now a member of the Cleveland Browns, he may digress a tad from his Houston days. Nonetheless, the last time we saw him on the field, he finished as the QB5. He showcases decent rushing abilities, and he’ll have Amari Cooper to count on in the passing game. Keep in mind that Watson is only 26, and if everything gets situated with his lawsuits, he’ll become a top-10 fantasy quarterback once again.

 

9) RUSSELL WILSON – DENVER BRONCOS 

Age: 33

Experience: 10

2021 Season Stats: 

14 GP, 64.8 CMP%, 3,113 Yds, 25 TDs, 6 INTs, 103.1 Rating

Future Outlook: Wilson is coming off one of the worst fantasy seasons of his 10-year career. He’ll now wear different colors, representing the Denver Broncos this season. The change shouldn’t alter his fantasy production. The only reason why he’s this low is that he’s now 33 years old. Nonetheless, he’s finished inside the top 10 in eight of his 10 seasons in the league. With Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, etc., Wilson should have no issue replicating that in 2022 and beyond.

 

10) JALEN HURTS – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 

Age: 23

Experience: 2

2021 Season Stats: 

15 GP, 61.3 CMP%, 3,144 Yds, 16 TDs, 9 INTs, 87.2 Rating

Future Outlook: Helping the Eagles muster their way into the postseason last year should solidify Hurts’ stature as the starting quarterback for Philadelphia for “at least” the next few years. His passing numbers improved from his rookie season, but what makes fantasy managers most excited is his rushing abilities. He ranked first in rushing yards (784) and rushing touchdowns (10) amongst all quarterbacks last season. On top of that, he’ll now have a true WR1 in A.J. Brown. He’s only 23 and not too far from climbing the ranks on this list.

 

11) TREY LANCE – SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 

Age: 22

Experience: 1

2021 Season Stats: 

6 GP, 57.7 CMP%, 603 Yds, 5 TDs, 2 INTs, 97.3 Rating 

Future Outlook: The long-anticipated wait is more than likely over. Lance should serve as the 49ers’ starting quarterback over Jimmy G. this season. We have no clue how his passing stats will look, but every fantasy manager is drooling over his rushing abilities. In his two lone starts last year, he rushed for 120 yards on 24 attempts. Expect a heavy load of rushing yards this season, as the 22-year-old looks to adjust to the NFL game. With Kyle Shanahan as his Head Coach, he’ll likely become a fringe QB1 sooner rather than later.

 

12) JUSTIN FIELDS – CHICAGO BEARS 

Age: 23

Experience: 1

2021 Season Stats:

12 GP, 58.9 CMP%, 1,870 Yds, 7 TDs, 10 INTs, 73.2 Rating  

Future Outlook: Fields has a similar future outlook as Lance does. He’s able to compile fantasy points with his legs, and he needs to work on his passing mechanics. Under Matt Nagy, he looked rough at times but ultimately found a way to finish as the QB10 or better in four of his final five starts. He also managed to produce the fifth-most rushing yards per game amongst all quarterbacks in 2021. With a more disciplined head coach, his numbers should only improve over time.

 

Tier 5

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13) TREVOR LAWRENCE – JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 

Age: 22

Experience: 1

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 59.6 CMP%, 3,641 Yds, 12 TDs, 17 INTs, 71.9 Rating

Future Outlook: In Lawrence’s defense, he had too much noise distracting him and his team during his rookie season. We won’t get into that, but what we will get into is how “off” the former No. 1 pick looked all season. There’s obviously still hope, but his QB22 finish was pretty lackluster. Many terrific quarterbacks have put together atrocious rookie campaigns. Expect the 22-year-old to bounce back, but he still falls short of others in his draft class because of his surrounding talent and lack of elite mobility.

 

14) MATTHEW STAFFORD – LOS ANGELES RAMS 

Age: 34

Experience: 13

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 67.2 CMP%, 4,886 Yds, 41 TDs, 17 INTs, 102.9 Rating

Future Outlook: What a bounce-back season. A change of scenery sure goes a long way, but it helps that Stafford is now playing under an offensive guru in Sean McVay. He’ll likely put together another four or five strong seasons, but we have to keep in mind that he’s already 34 years old. There is a ton of young talent in the league nowadays. But his QB5 finish sure looked intriguing for dynasty managers. He’s a safe quarterback, but if you can manage to roster him as your QB2, you should be set for the future.

 

15) AARON RODGERS – GREEN BAY PACKERS 

Age: 38

Experience: 17

2021 Season Stats: 

16 GP, 68.9 CMP%, 4,115 Yds, 37 TDs, 4 INTs, 111.9 Rating

Future Outlook: How many more years is Rodgers going to threaten retirement? He’s put together back-to-back regular-season MVP outings, but will he be able to replicate that success as long as Brady has? He’s finished as the QB6 or better two seasons in a row, but he’ll now have a “less than stellar” receiving group. Allen Lazard and Sammy Watkins project as his top two receivers this season. To make matters worse, the only receivers contracted past the 2022 season are Christian Watson, Amari Rodgers, Romeo Doubs, Danny Davis, and Samori Toure. Who?

 

16) DEREK CARR – LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 

Age: 31

Experience: 8

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 68.4 CMP%, 4,804 Yds, 23 TDs, 14 INTs, 94.0 Rating

Future Outlook: Carr has never been exciting when it comes to fantasy. During his eight seasons in the league, his average finish is as the QB15. He’s a solid QB2 for your dynasty teams. Even with Davante Adams now as his WR1, he’ll likely be a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 in 2022. As mentioned above, there’s too much young talent in the league right now. Your best option is to take a chance on Lance, Fields, or Lawrence over him because of their potential and youth.

 

Tier 6

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17) TUA TAGOVAILOA – MIAMI DOLPHINS 

Age: 24

Experience: 2

2021 Season Stats: 

13 GP, 67.8 CMP%, 2,653 Yds, 16 TDs, 10 INTs, 90.1 Rating

Future Outlook: The Dolphins are doing everything they can to put Tua in the best situation to succeed. This offseason, they have brought in Tyreek Hill, Cedrick Wilson, Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Sony Michel, franchise-tagged Mike Gesicki, and drafted Erik Ezukanma. He’s now entering his third season in the league with his second Head Coach, Mike McDaniel. The time is ticking for the former Alabama stand-out. His youth is intriguing, but he needs to take the next step. Last season, he was simply a solid streaming option. He now needs to become a solid QB2 on a consistent basis.

 

18) KIRK COUSINS – MINNESOTA VIKINGS 

Age: 33

Experience: 10

2021 Season Stats: 

16 GP, 66.3%, 4,221 Yds, 33 TDs, 7 INTs, 103.1 Rating

Future Outlook: Cousins is coming off back-to-back QB11 finishes, but many Vikings fans are getting tired of going nowhere year after year. He’s a fringe low-end QB1 who never takes the next step. He’s already 33, and for dynasty purposes, he slips on this list because he’s outside of his prime. Why should we be excited about Cousins when he can’t crack the top 10 with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen as his top-two receivers? Expect a couple more seasons finishing around that QB11 spot but eventually slipping into irrelevance, as the younger quarterbacks in the league surpass him.

 

19) ZACH WILSON – NEW YORK JETS 

Age: 22

Experience: 1

2021 Season Stats: 

13 GP, 55.6 CMP%, 2,334 Yds, 9 TDs, 11 INTs, 69.7 Rating

Future Outlook: Like Tua above, the Jets are doing a lot to put Wilson in a great situation to succeed. They’ve brought in C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, re-signed Braxton Berrios, and drafted Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, and Jeremy Ruckert. His fantasy numbers weren’t eye-popping by any means last season, but he showed glimpses of why he deserved to be selected second overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. He may not turn into anything special for fantasy, but he projects as a solid QB2 for years to come.

 

20) KENNY PICKETT – PITTSBURGH STEELERS 

Age: 24

Experience: Rookie

Future Outlook: The big question surrounding Pickett is, “why did he take so long to pop during college?” Mitchell Trubiksy may start this season as the QB1 for Pittsburgh, but we all know that won’t last long. Pickett has a great supporting cast (Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens, Calvin Austin III, Pat Freiermuth, etc.), but it’s hard to project his dynasty outlook right now. He’s already 24, and so many young quarterbacks in the league are climbing the ranks. For now, Pickett sits in the middle of the pack.

 

21) MAC JONES – NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 

Age: 23

Experience: 1

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 67.6 CMP%, 3,801 Yds, 22 TDs, 13 INTs, 92.5 Rating

Future Outlook: There’s no question Jones outperformed during his rookie season. He put together a very efficient rookie campaign, but it’s going to be hard for him to leap into fantasy relevance. In the 17 games he played last season, he topped 20 fantasy points just three times. The Bill Belichick way will not require Jones to produce elite fantasy numbers. He’ll likely be in the league for a long time, but he may not ever become a QB1.

 

22) RYAN TANNEHILL – TENNESSEE TITANS 

Age: 33

Experience: 9

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 67.2 CMP%, 3,734 Yds, 21 TDs, 14 INTs, 89.6 Rating

Future Outlook: Tannehill’s days serving as a QB1 may be diminishing. He did finish as the QB12 last season, but he’s entering his 10th season as a pro, and the team decided to draft Malik Willis in this year’s draft. Willis projects as a project piece, and the starting spot may be Tannehill’s to lose for the next couple of years. But something needs to change with Tennessee. Derrick Henry is getting older and more injury-prone, and that alone sets Tannehill up for a decline in production. He’s also going into this season without A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, and Anthony Firkser. The future looks murky (at best) for the veteran signal-caller.

 

Tier 7

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23) JAMEIS WINSTON – NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 

Age: 28

Experience: 7

2021 Season Stats: 

7 GP, 59.0 CMP%, 1,170 Yds, 14 TDs, 3 INTs, 102.8 Rating

Future Outlook: Before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 8, Winston was the QB20. He hasn’t had much time as the “for sure” starting quarterback for the Saints, but we all know what he’s capable of doing. Although he tossed 30 interceptions in 2019, he still managed to finish as the QB3. Since then, he’s averaged 17.2 fantasy points per game. He’s only 28 years old, and he should serve as the starting quarterback for the Saints for the next couple of seasons. Who knows; he may showcase why he was drafted first overall back in 2015.

 

24) MALIK WILLIS – TENNESSEE TITANS 

Age: 23

Experience: Rookie

Future Outlook: The rookie quarterback with the most upside out of this class should serve as a backup for now. Tannehill won’t lose his starting job after helping the Titans secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC this past season. But you can’t deny Willis’ potential. Sure, he needs a lot of work to become a prolific passer in this league, but his rushing abilities are off the chart. It’s only a matter of time when the Titans make the transition from Tannehill to Willis.

 

25) DESMOND RIDDER – ATLANTA FALCONS 

Age: 22

Experience: Rookie

Future Outlook: Ridder finds himself in a great situation. The Falcons are bad, Marcus Mariota isn’t much better, and he may see the field sooner rather than later. The 22-year-old brings a decent amount of upside, as he looks pro-ready as a passer but also showcases decent talent with his legs. We don’t know if he’ll pan out, but his youth and opportunity give him the edge over those below him on this list.

 

26) DAVIS MILLS – HOUSTON TEXANS 

Age: 23

Experience: 1

2021 Season Stats: 

13 GP, 66.8 CMP%, 2,664 Yds, 16 TDs, 10 INTs, 88.8 Rating

Future Outlook: Davis Mills above Tom Brady?!? I know it looks weird, but it makes total sense. Mills is entering his second season at 23 years old. Many didn’t believe he could become the successor after Watson. But here we are. Lovie Smith is the new Head Coach, and there have been all indications from him and the Texans’ organization that they’re all in on Mills now.

 

27) TOM BRADY – TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Age: 44

Experience: 22

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 67.5 CMP%, 5,316 Yds, 43 TDs, 12 INTs, 102.1 Rating

Future Outlook: We have to act like this is Brady’s last season. He already retired for a short stint. Rob Gronkowski retired for the second time now. And he’s 44 YEARS OLD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! There’s no doubt he’s a top-10 fantasy quarterback in redraft leagues. But in dynasty leagues, you have to know he may be a one-year rental.

 

28) DANIEL JONES – NEW YORK GIANTS 

Age: 25

Experience: 3

2021 Season Stats: 

11 GP, 64.3 CMP%, 2,428 Yds, 10 TDs, 7 INTs, 84.8 Rating

Future Outlook: This is Jones’ final season to prove himself. His best finish came during his rookie season when he served as the QB23. On top of that, he has more turnovers (combined interceptions and fumbles) than touchdowns (passing and rushing) during his three-year career (65-50). The only reason why he’s higher than the names below is because of his age. After all, the 25-year-old could be a late bloomer.

 

29) CARSON WENTZ – WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 

Age: 29

Experience: 6

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 62.4 CMP%, 3,563 Yds, 27 TDs, 7 INTs, 94.6 Rating

Future Outlook: Wentz is so hard to evaluate at this point in his career. Can you believe he was the “hands-on” favorite to win the regular-season MVP before suffering a season-ending injury back in 2017? Since then, he has posted QB23, QB9, QB22, and QB15 finishes (in that order). Now on his third team in as many years, Wentz will look to turn his career around with Washington. We’ll see, but with all the young talent in the league now, it’s hard to be too optimistic for the 29-year-old.

 

30) MATT RYAN – INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 

Age: 37

Experience: 14

2021 Season Stats: 

17 GP, 67.0 CMP%, 3,968 Yds, 20 TDs, 12 INTs, 90.4 Rating

Future Outlook: Is there any juice left in the tank? A fresh start may be exactly what Ryan needs after being traded to the Colts this offseason. He’s already 37 years old, and he may have a few more years left in him. But how many productive years does he have left? After all, he hasn’t cracked the top-10 since 2018 when he finished as the QB2. For now, he gets the edge over the “other notables” below, but not by much.

 

Other Notables: Baker Mayfield (Browns), Jared Goff (Lions), Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers), Matt Corral (Panthers), Mitchell Trubisky (Steelers)

Did you enjoy this article and want more fantasy content? Make sure to check out my recent posts, and stay tuned for other positional rankings in the future. You can also follow me on Twitter @dirrim23, where I love talking about all things fantasy football!

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