10 Best Quarterbacks for Fantasy Football

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With just a few weeks to go before 2022 ends, we are presenting the ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football!

In fantasy football, one can choose real football players from different teams and win points according to the player’s performance each week.

Who are the best quarterbacks for fantasy football, in your opinion? Please stick with us to know whether it matches our ranking.

Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray
Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray (Source: Yahoo! Sports)

As mentioned above, the rankings will change weekly per the player’s performance. Thus, this article looks at the Week 14 quarterback performances in NFL and ranks them accordingly.

So now, without further ado, we present Week 14’s ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football!

Quick Overview

Here is a quick highlight of the quarterbacks and their respective teams in the table below.

Quarterback’s Name Team
10. Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys
9. Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals
8. Kirk Cousins Minnesota Vikings
7. Geno Smith Seattle Seahawks
6. Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers
5. Tua Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins
4. Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
3. Josh Allen Buffalo Bills
2. Joe Burrow Cincinnati Bengals
1. Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles

10 Best Quarterbacks for Fantasy Football

We have prepared our article with ESPN as our primary reference.

10. Dak Prescott

We are starting the list of the ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football with 29 year-old Dak Prescott. The Dallas Cowboys selected him during the 2016 NFL Draft’s fourth round as 135th overall.

Prescott attended Mississippi State, where he played college football and held 38 school records and several honors.

In his debut season in 2016, Prescott was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Similarly, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2018.

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott (Source: Football Outsiders)

The Cowboys quarterback holds the NFL records for the highest passer rating of 104.9 and the highest completion percentage of 67.8% by a rookie quarterback.

After the NFL Draft, he signed a four-year contract with the franchise. In 2021, Prescott signed a four-year contract extension with the Cowboys with the highest signing bonus of $66 million in NFL history.

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9. Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray is in ninth place on the list of the ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football. He is a 25 year-old quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.

In his college year, Murray won the Heisman Trophy as a junior football player. He entered the 2019 NFL Draft, where the Cardinals selected him as their first pick in the first round.

The selection made Murray the shortest quarterback to be drafted in the first round of the league. He signed a four-year rookie contract extended to five years in 2021.

Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray (Source: Burn City Sports)

In his first season in NFL, he won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Similarly, Murray was named to consecutive Pro Bowls in the following two seasons while leading the Cardinals to their first playoff appearance in 2021 since 2015.

Murray is recently on the news because of the knee injury he sustained in a game against the New England Patriots on December 12, 2022.

He had to be carted off the field after just the third play from the scrimmage.

No further news about his health condition have come out yet.

8. Kirk Cousins

The eighth player on our list is Kirk Cousins, a 34 year-old quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Washington Redskins chose him during the 2012 NFL Draft as their 102nd overall pick in the fourth round. From 2012 to 2017, Cousins played for the Redskins and helped the franchise to make its largest comeback win in 2015.

In 2018, Cousins signed a three-year, fully guaranteed contract with the Vikings. It was the league’s first fully guaranteed and highest-paying contract at the time.

Kirk Cousins, Vikings Quarterback
Kirk Cousins, Vikings Quarterback (Source: Wikipedia)

Since his debut in NFL, he has become the NFL completion percentage leader and has been named to three Pro Bowls. Similarly, Cousins has set multiple franchise records for both the Redskins and Vikings.

Cousins has the third-highest all-time completion percentage in NFL, with at least 1,500 pass attempts.

7. Geno Smith

Geno Smith is the seventh quarterback on our ten best quarterbacks for the fantasy football list. The 32 year-old plays for the Seattle Seahawks.

During his college football career, Smith led his team to multiple bowl games while setting numerous records and winning various awards.

Then he entered the 2013 NFL Draft, where the New York Jets selected him in the second round. From 2013 to 2016, he played with the Jets, after which he signed with the New York Giants.

Seahawks Quarterback Geno Smith
Seahawks Quarterback Geno Smith (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

Smith’s final two years with the Jets were plagued by injuries. He signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018, after which he signed with the Seahawks in 2019.

The Seahawks re-signed Smith in 2021, and his career has seen a resurgence as the starting quarterback in the 2022 season. 

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6. Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert is a 24 year-old quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers and in the sixth position on our ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football list.

The Chargers selected Herbert in the first round as the sixth overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Herbert was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Justin Herbert, Quarterback For The Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert, Quarterback For The Los Angeles Chargers (Source: Wikipedia)

Similarly, Herbert set four different rookie records for most passing touchdowns (31), most passing yards per game (289.1), most completions by a rookie quarterback (396), and most 300 yards per passing game (8).

Since his debut, Herbert has made quite an impact in NFL. He holds many other NFL records by a quarterback and was named to the 2021 Pro Bowl.

Justin and the Chargers upset the Dolphins, 23-17, in what was a dominant performance from the Chargers on December 11, 2022.

Herbert passed for 367 yards and tossed one touchdown in the game.

5. Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa is a 24 year-old quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. The franchise selected him as the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tagovailoa played football in high school and college. He was named the Offensive MVP during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. 

The Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa
The Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (Source: Phin Phanatic)

After the 2020 draft, Tagovailova became the first left-handed quarterback to be drafted since 2010. He and Dolphins signed a four-year rookie contract on May 11, 2020.

In Week 6 of the 2020 season, Tagovailova made his NFL debut against the New York Jets. He began playing as the team’s primary starter at the beginning of the 2021 season.

4. Patrick Mahomes

Number 4 on our ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football list is 27 year-old Patrick Mahomes. He is currently the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mahomes attended Texas Tech, where he initially played college baseball and football. He later quit baseball in his sophomore year to focus on football.

In 2017, the Kansas City Chiefs selected him in the first round as the tenth overall during the NFL Draft. Before the draft, the analysts had projected Mahomes as a first or second-round pick.

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Source: Sports Illustrated)

In 2021, he signed a ten-year contract extension worth $503 million with the Chiefs, the second-largest contract in the sport’s history.

Mahomes holds the NFL record for a career quarterback rating of 106.0 with a minimum of 1,500 attempts.

Some of his most notable highlights include NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Super Bowl champion, among others.

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3. Josh Allen

Josh Allen is a 26 year-old quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. The franchise chose him as their seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

After the draft, Allen signed a four-year, fully guaranteed contract with the Bills. He made his first appearance on September 9, 2018, in a game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Allen was named to the 2020 Pro Bowl and the Second-team All-Pro the same year.

Similarly, he holds the NFL record for the highest passer rating of 14.9 in a single postseason which he set in 2021.

Josh Allen
Quarterback For Buffalo Bills Josh Allen (Source: Wikipedia)

Allen has set multiple franchise records for the Bills and in the league. He is the first quarterback to have a touchdown-scoring drive on every offensive possession of a game in the NFL.

In 2021, the Bills signed Allen on a six-year contract extension worth $258 million.

2. Joe Burrow

The second quarterback on our ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football list is Joe Burrow. He is a 26 year-old quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals.

In his collegiate football career, Burrow won the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship and was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

He was invited to the 2020 NFL Draft. The Bengals selected him as the first overall pick in the first round. On July 31, 2020, he signed a four-year rookie contract with the franchise.

Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow
Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

In his rookie season, Burrow set the NFL record for the most completions in a game by a rookie (37). Similarly, he holds multiple franchise records for passer rating, completion percentage, and single-game passing yards.

In 2021, Burrow won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and the NFL completion percentage Leader.

1. Jalen Hurts

The number 1 quarterback on our ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football list is the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Jalen Hurts.

The 24 year-old made his NFL debut in 2020.

Hurts attended the first three years of college at Alabama and the final at Oklahoma. He won the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship in his final college year.

He entered the 2020 NFL Draft, where the Eagles selected him as the 53rd overall pick in the second round. At the end of his rookie season, Hurts became the starter for the team.

Jalen Hurts The Eagles Quarterback
Jalen Hurts The Eagles Quarterback (Source: Wikipedia)

In 2022 Week 2, Hurts became the first Eagles player to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September since 2017.

Similarly, in Week 5, he became the first quarterback to lead the Eagles to an 8-0 record.

Conclusion

So with this, we would like to conclude our article on the ten best quarterbacks for fantasy football. With a few weeks to go until the 2022 season ends, we expect to see changes in the rankings.

So did your opinion match our ranking? Feel free to let us know!

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