With summer heating up and training camps approaching, it is time to start rollin’ out some fantasy football rankings. Check back every week for the Wednesday Top-10 (WTT), which will include updated player rankings, movers and shakers, a sleeper or two, and some in-depth player/team analysis.
WTT for June 20, 2007: Quarterbacks
Peter King of SI.com provided the inspiration for this week’s edition of WTT.
- Peyton Manning, Colts – Duh! Manning is a perennial first-round pick in the Haze league and many other fantasy leagues. He can single-handedly win fantasy match-ups every week and is in the prime of his career.
- Tom Brady, Patriots – The Pats upgraded the receiving corps with the additions of Randy Moss and Donte’ Stallworth. Brady’s numbers could be better than ever.
- Carson Palmer, Bengals – Hard to tell right now if Chris Henry’s absence will affect the offense, but with Chad Johnson and Rudi Johnson in place, Palmer still works on a good offense.
- Drew Brees, Saints – Brees could be No. 3 on this list, but the departure of Joe Horn leaves a tiny question mark at No. 2 wide receiver for the Saints. If Devery Henderson becomes reliable in that slot, Brees will have a(nother) career season.
- Marc Bulger, Rams – Steven Jackson, Torry Holt and Drew Bennett, oh my! Bulger continues to improve as a decision-maker and the Rams’ offense is as potent as ever.
- Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks – He might slip down this list in the near future. The Seahawks lost top receiver Darrell Jackson and replaced him with … no one. Deion Branch, Bobby Engram and DJ Hackett now are the top WR’s in Seattle, but are they good enough to support Hasselbeck?
- Donovan McNabb, Eagles – If McNabb is healthy for week one, he could move up a few spots.
- Jon Kitna, Lions – Kitna has the weapons on offense (Roy Williams, Calvin Johnson, Mike Furrey, Tatum Bell). If he can limit turnovers, he should enjoy a successful 2007 campaign.
- Tony Romo, Cowboys – Romo showed a lot of promise last season with a few big fantasy weeks. Throw the ball to T.O. enough and Romo should end up a top-10 fantasy QB.
- Phillip Rivers, Chargers – Rivers plays on a great offense led by All-Everything runningback LaDainian Tomlinson. If someone can step up at wide receiver for San Diego, Rivers will continue to improve.