FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins hands the ball off during a game with the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
In continuing our most recent front page theme, the "Way Too Early To Talk About This, But We're Going To Anyway" theme, we get to take a look today at fantasy football rankings for quarterbacks heading into the 2012 season. The guys over at Fake Teams, the SB Nation fantasy sports blog, have ranked the NFL's top 36 passers for next year.
The Miami Dolphins take two of those spots, but neither spot is all that impressive. The combination of Matt Moore and David Garrard show up on the list at 32, while rookie Ryan Tannehill holds the 35th spot.
The interesting thing about the Moore/Garrard position is it's one spot below New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, and one spot head of Jets starter Mark Sanchez. Yes, you read that correctly. Tebow is 31st, Moore/Garrard is 32nd, and Sanchez is 33rd.
About the rankings for Moore/Garrard, the article states:
"The Dolphins' aerial attack is hurting a little bit with Brandon Marshall now in the Second City. Their current starting receivers are Brian Hartline and Devone Bess. Maybe Snowflake can play some flanker."
And, for Tannehill, they add:
"He could become the starter, but as state [sic] above, there's not much upside."
Just to give you a run down of the rest of the AFC East quarterbacks:
|2||Tom Brady||New England Patriots||He gets Brandon Lloyd and Josh McDaniels (same coordinator the year he had the 50-TD year) to go along with his dynamic duo at TE and Wes Welker. He should have a big year and will be off the board in the first round in almost any league.|
|23||Ryan Fitzpatrick||Buffalo Bills||Fitz led the league in picks last year and really fizzled after his hot start. Buffalo's defense figures to be a heck of a lot better with the additions ofMario Williams and Mark Anderson on the edge with first-round pick Stephen Gilmore helping in the secondary. Buffalo is also likely to run the ball more with the emergence of C.J. Spiller to complement Fred Jackson.|
|32||Tim Tebow||New York Jets||My prediction is that Tebow takes the reins to the O by Week 6.|
|34||Mark Sanchez||New York Jets||The Jets signing him to an extension did make some sense since he'll come cheaper for the next three years. However, the Jets have said that Tebow will get 20 snaps per game and chances are those snaps will come predominantly in the red zone. No thanks.|
Given that these are fantasy football projections for the season, what do you think?