By: Jesse Jordan
I was attempting to write a big intro about how summer is going to go by too fast and most likely you will forget to do your own fantasy football research but at the rate I was going with it summer literally would have been over before I got the list posted, so I’ve decided to cut the intro and just roll with the rankings. Here they are, my own personal Dynasty Rankings.
When thinking about dynasty fantasy football there is always two things to consider: 1) Do I want to win now, 2) Do I want to win later. With that being said I believe the five guys that are on the list give you the best option of winning this year and three years down the road. We will be talking about our rankings on The Winter Brew podcast so I am just going to write about the players I love that are outside of the top 5 below.
Click the image below for a look at the 2013 Season stats.
1. Andrew Luck IND 24 22
2. Aaron Rodgers GB 30 25
3. Drew Brees NO 35 35
4. Cam Newton CAR 25 43
5. Matthew Stafford DET 26 39
*ADP’s are according to http://dynastyleaguefootball.com/*
Jesse's Value Picks
Andy Dalton (ADP outside top 100) – Age 26 - 363/586 for 61.9%, 4,296 yards, 33/20 TD/INT. Those of you who have had the privilege of playing fantasy football with me already know my secret love affair with Andy Dalton. Dalton is my favorite red head (besides Jason Trainer himself). The guy takes a lot of heat for his inconsistency and his tendency to throw the INT but he has some serious upside throwing the ball to A.J. Green. To show you why I’m high on Dalton more then most people I’m going to show you two different stat lines over the pass three seasons and show you how close the numbers are.
E.J. Manuel (ADP Outside top 100) – Age 24 – 1,972 yards, 11/9 TD/INT. I’ll wait until you are done laughing before I continue. This one is more of a gut feeling than anything. I’ll admit I had the same feeling last year. After throwing for 689 yards, 4 TD’s, and only 1 int over his first 3 games of his rookie season I was already preparing my I told you so letters. It didn’t take long for things to turn south after that and some injuries kept him out of six games in the 2013 season, but I’m not ready to give up on the 6’5 237 lb. QB out of Florida State. I really like EJ’s potential in the upcoming season, especially now that the Bills have added the big playmaking potential of Sammy Watkins. I’m not comfortable with drafting Manuel to be my QB1 but think he would be a solid Qb2 and/or backup QB in deeper leagues. Feel free to draft Manuel late in the draft to avoid having to spend your FAAB budget when Watkins and him blow up.