Every year there are a few players that break out and kill it in fantasy land. I'm going to write on which QB's I think will be gems in your fantasy drafts!The First QB is:
Last years stats: 10 Games, 2,319 yards, 13 TD's, 7 INT's, 55 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD
Total Points: 162.26
Where to expect Cutler available: Pick 99.8, round 9.04 (12 teams)
Last year Jay Cutler had a pourous line, not to mention arrogant Mike Martz. Martz refuses to change up his scheme whether or not its working. It was one of the reasons of the demise of the GSOT, and the struggles of the Bears offense. Jay Cutler got beat up all year. He got sacked 23 times, which compared to 2010 was amazing (52 sacks in 2010). Cutler had some decent weapons in Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, Earl Bennett, and Roy Williams. He also had an amazing RB in Matt Forte. He ultimately couldn't finish the season.
Reason For Optimism: I still don't think the offensive line is good, but it will be better. They get 2nd year RT Gabe Carimi back from the IR. That allows several players to get back into position, improving 2 positions. Cutler also has a healthy Matt Forte and a new addition in Michael Bush. The biggest reason for optimism is the addition of pro bowl WR Brandon Marshall. Marshall and Cutler had a great chemistry in their time with the Broncos. Cutlers last year with Marshall in Denver he amassed 4,526 yards, 27 TD's, and 18 INT's. Cutler has a bit of a turnover problem, but that can be tolerated. He also gets Earl Bennett healthy for the entire year. He makes a great weapon in the slot. Last but not least, Cutler gets 2nd round WR Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery is 6'4, like Marshall. Jeffery is a big, strong, and physical possession WR, much like Marshall. He can go deep, run all the routes, and locate and win jump balls. Cutler is going to have two 6'4 outside WR's, to pair with Bennett and Sanzenbacher in the slot. Quietly one of the best WR corps in the NFL.
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
Last years stats: 16 Games, 4,177 yards, 29 TD's, 12 INT's, 84 rushing yards, 2 rushing TD's
Total Points: 331.48
Where to expect Ryan available: Pick 77, round 7.05 (12 teams)
Ryan quietly had one of the best years for a QB. He's solid all around and has many weapons. His line had their struggles last year with starting LT Sam Baker being benched for swing tackle Will Svitek. One of his top weapons in Julio Jones also got injured and only appeared in 13 games.
Reason for optimism: Matt Ryan has premier weapons all around him. He gets to throw the ball around to pro bowl WR Roddy White, the best TE to ever play in Tony Gonzalez, and one of the best young WR's in the game in Julio Jones. Jones is going to break out this year. He's dangerously fast, and tall at 6'3. Physical, strong, quick, and tough. Plays across possession WR in Roddy White. They are the best starting duo in the NFL (arguable). Tony Gonzalez in the slot is still a consistent producer. The Falcons also retained slot WR Harry Douglas. With options like White, Jones, and Gonzalez, any QB should be able to produce. The Falcons OC has come out and said that Michael Turner will have the ball less as well. He said they feel comfortable with Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers handling the ball more often. Whats the positive you ask? Both those RB's are fantastic at catching the ball out of the backfield.
Last but not least is:
Last years stats: 16 games, 4,933 yards, 29 TD's, 16 INT's, 15 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD
Total Points: 338.82
Where to expect Manning available: Pick 66.7, round 6.07 (12 teams)
Manning had a solid year even with the 16 INT's he threw. He had plenty of weapons and decent protection. He needs to make better decisions at times. Manning is ELIte, and can be a top 5 fantasy QB in my mind. He can be a steal, and can lead you to a championship.
Reason for optimism: Eli Manning has some of the best WR's in the game today. He's got 2 WR's who killed it with him last season in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Cruz developed into a top 3 slot WR in the NFL after last years impressive campaign. Nicks is a solid and consistent big target outside of the numbers. Both WR's can take it to the house at any time. I think there are two more WR's on this team that may not be very known that will take Eli to the next level. They are rookie from LSU Rueben Randle (6'3) and 2nd year slot WR Jerrel Jernigan. I think Randle is better than Manningham and has a lot more to prove. Not to mention he will have all the space on earth to operate with Cruz being double teamed, as well as Nicks. The addition of rookie RB David Wilson is also large. He has the ability to take it to the house at any time.
Thats all for now! If you want me to do another position, hit me up!