- Aaron Rodgers | ADP: 17.8
Supporting Cast (+++): Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Martellus Bennett. He also has an up and coming running game that can also catch out of the backfield.
Offensive Line (++): A talented unit, especially at the tackle position but was hit with the injury bug in 2016.
Division (++): Chicago and Detroit are not good at defending the pass.
Strength of Schedule for QBs: 11/32
- Tom Brady | ADP: 19.6
Supporting Cast (+++): Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski are all dangerous threats. All of his running backs are excellent pass catchers and heavily involved there.
Offensive Line (++): The unit as a whole is underrated and isn’t much of a factor when Brady gets the ball off so quickly.
Division (+++): Arguably the worst division in football. Brady owns the division and each defense against the pass are very poor.
Strength of Schedule for QBs: 19/32
- Matt Ryan | ADP: 38.1
Supporting Cast (++): Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel and Austin Hooper. Ryan also loves to throw it to his running backs, who are both great pass catchers and very involved.
Offensive Line (++): Not an excellent unit, but they performed well enough in 2016.
Division (+++): Tampa Bay, Carolina and New Orleans all have trouble defending the pass.
Strength of Schedule for QBs: 7/32
- Drew Brees | ADP: 36.3
Supporting Cast (++): Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Willie Snead and Coby Fleener. Peterson and Ingram aren’t pass catchers but rookie Alvin Kamara is.
Offensive Line (+): Not a very good unit, but young. Brees gets the ball out quick and will adjust.
Division (+++) The falcons were 28th against the pass in 2016 but were without their number one cornerback for a while. Jalen Collins is suspended. Until further notice, they can be passed on.
Strength of Schedule for QBs: 1/32
- Andrew Luck + | ADP: 68.7 ** May not play week one
Supporting Cast (+++): TY Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Kamar Aiken and Jack Doyle. Adding Aiken was huge for Indy. Frank Gore is actually a good pass catcher and Luck will have some really good options.
Offensive Line (+++): The right side is a bit shaky, but I actually really like this offensive line this year.
Division (+): Usually the soft division, but the Jaguars and Titans have really improved defensively. JJ Watt is back in action and the Texans always have a good defense.
Strength of Schedule for QBs: 24/32
6. Kirk Cousins | ADP: 88.4 | SoS: 31/32
7. Russell Wilson | ADP: 61.4 | SoS: 9/32
8. Marcus Mariota | ADP: 106.8 | SoS: 16/32
9. Derek Carr | ADP: 73.0 | SoS: 32/32
10. Jameis Winston | ADP: 91.3 | 5/32
(+++) 3/3 – Very strong, excellent, strong confidence
(++) 2/3 – Good, not great. Satisfactory, not to be concerned with
(+) 1/3 – Worrisome, may cause issue for the player, caution
ADP: Average Drafted Position
Strength of Schedule (SoS): 1 – Least Difficult, 32nd – Most Difficult
What is fantasy Strength of Schedule? (From FantasyPros.com)
Each team’s Strength of Schedule (SOS) displays the relative ease or difficulty of their matchups for the season. SOS is measured by calculating the fantasy points allowed by each team’s opponents to determine who has the easiest and most difficult fantasy schedules. Teams with the easiest schedules face opponents with the highest fantasy points allowed.
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