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Regular Season, Updated: 9/6/16


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 Josh McCown, CLE (Bye: 13)
37
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 213   DOB: 1979-07-04   Age: 37
College: Sam Houston State   Draft: 2002 Round 3 (16) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013CHI8149 224 1,829 13 1 13 69 1 156.4 19.5
2014TB11184 327 2,206 11 14 25 127 3 185.0 16.8
2015CLE8186 292 2,109 12 4 20 98 1 169.3 21.2
2016 (Projected)CLE 55 91 655 5 3 9 37 0 56.5  

Outlook: McCown is seemingly the anti-RGIII. Quiet and unassuming, the journeyman quarterback entering his 13th season has seen plenty of ups and downs in his career. When healthy last year, McCown was pretty darn effective. He had some tremendous early season games, namely a three-game stretch during Weeks 3, 4 and 5 where he averaged 384 yards and 2 touchdowns a game. The numbers are even more impressive when you consider the receiving talent he was throwing to. Travis Benjamin and Gary Barnidge could very well have been names of servers at the local Applebee’s for anyone outside of Cleveland was concerned, but for a few games in 2015 McCown gave this offense and team a spark they lacked for most of their morbid season. As much of a gamer as McCown is, he just cannot stay healthy and at 37 doesn’t offer anything to Cleveland’s future, and make no mistake, this team is a long way away from being a contender.


 Case Keenum, LAR (Bye: 8)
38
Height: 6’1”   Weight: 205   DOB: 1988-02-17   Age: 28
College: Houston   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013HOU8137 253 1,760 9 6 14 72 1 137.2 17.2
2014HOU245 77 435 2 2 10 35 0 33.3 16.6
2015STL576 125 828 4 1 12 5 0 57.9 11.6
2016 (Projected)LAR 75 127 866 4 3 2 11 0 60.4  

 Colin Kaepernick, SF (Bye: 8)
39
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 230   DOB: 1987-11-03   Age: 28
College: -   Draft: 2011 Round 2 (4) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013SF16243 416 3,197 21 8 95 521 4 320.0 20.0
2014SF16289 479 3,369 19 10 105 641 1 314.6 19.7
2015SF9144 244 1,615 6 5 45 256 1 136.4 15.2
2016 (Projected)SF 39 66 452 2 2 10 52 0 35.8  

Outlook: It’s hard to imagine a player rising and falling more quickly than San Francisco’s $114 Million man, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick not only failed to live up to expectations under his new deal, but he even lost his starting job during the 2015 season. To make matters worse, he lost his job to another player who had previously flopped as a starter, Blaine Gabbert.

Kaepernick’s role now will almost certainly be as the primary backup despite his skill set arguably being more appropriate for the new 49ers offense under head coach Chip Kelly. While there is always the chance for an injury to Gabbert, Kaepernick should not be considered a draftable fantasy option at this time.

One potential thing to keep an eye on is the 49ers dealing Kaepernick to another team that could be dealing with an injury or extremely subpar play at the position prior to the trade deadline. The team reportedly tried to move him during the off-season and was unable to come to an agreement with a suitor, but that doesn’t mean that other teams won’t become more desperate as the season rolls on.


 Geno Smith, NYJ (Bye: 11)
40
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1990-10-10   Age: 25
College: West Virginia   Draft: 2013 Round 2 (8) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013NYJ16247 443 3,046 12 21 72 366 6 272.9 17.1
2014NYJ14219 367 2,525 13 13 59 238 1 208.1 14.9
2015NYJ127 42 265 2 1 2 34 0 24.7 24.7
2016 (Projected)NYJ 27 45 316 2 1 9 22 0 26.0  

 Brian Hoyer, CHI (Bye: 9)
41
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 215   DOB: 1985-10-13   Age: 30
College: Michigan State   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013CLE357 96 615 5 3 6 16 0 52.4 17.5
2014CLE14244 440 3,339 12 13 25 32 0 218.2 15.6
2015HOU11224 369 2,606 19 7 15 44 0 210.7 19.2
2016 (Projected)CHI 23 37 256 2 1 2 6 0 21.4  

 Mark Sanchez, DAL (Bye: 7)
42
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1986-11-11   Age: 29
College: -   Draft: 2009 Round 1 (5) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014PHI9198 309 2,418 14 11 34 87 1 191.6 21.3
2015PHI359 91 616 4 4 6 22 0 49.0 16.3
2016 (Projected)DAL 12 19 135 0 1 1 2 0 7.0  

Outlook: The starting quarterback job in Denver is one of the most highly contested, extremely important training camp battles in the entire league this offseason. The job is primarily expected to be a battle between newcomers Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch, but keep an eye on Trevor Siemian who has already spent a year in the system and has been the recipient of quite a bit of praise from the coaching staff.

Nevertheless, the man who most believe will start the season behind center for the Broncos is the only player who has played a meaningful NFL snap thus far in his career – Sanchez. A quarterback who once led his Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship appearances, Sanchez has seen quite a fall from grace in recent seasons as he will now be playing for his third NFL team after his runs in Philadelphia and New York fizzled out.

Taking over as the starting quarterback for a team that won the Super Bowl just a few months ago is a daunting task on its own, but replacing arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time, Peyton Manning, is going to be on the mind of whoever ends up winning this job. Sanchez has been in a similar situation when he replaced another one of the all-time greats, Brett Favre, the season after Favre left the Jets.

Of course, Sanchez now steps into a situation where he has much higher expectations, but it’s worth considering that he’s not replacing a prime Manning. He’s replacing the version of Manning who played the worst football of his career, who nearly lost his job to Brock Osweiler, and was statistically speaking one of the worst quarterbacks in recent memory. Manning’s 9-to-17 touchdown-to-interception ratio was humiliatingly bad and quite frankly was one of the main reasons why the Broncos weren’t expected to completely run through the AFC Playoffs on their way to the Super Bowl in 2015. Despite Manning’s terrible play, the Broncos were still able to get the job done where it counted – on the scoreboard. Much of that came from the reality that while Manning was a shell of his physical prime, he was still mentally sharp and was able to get players into the right positions to succeed.

At this point, it would be extremely difficult for Sanchez to be worse than Manning from a statistical standpoint. Sanchez has never been a great fantasy performer in the past, but he also hasn’t often had the type of weapons that he does in Denver. There’s practically no question that the Broncos’ passing game is going to be more efficient than it was a season ago. However, it’s also worth noting that the Broncos likely passed the ball more often in 2015 than head coach Gary Kubiak would have preferred. This could mean better efficiency from the position in terms of touchdowns and turnovers, but it might also mean fewer yards.

Sanchez projects as a QB2 in most formats, but does have the upside to produce QB1 numbers in favorable matchups. The other thing to keep in mind with Sanchez is that while he will likely start the season for the Broncos, that doesn’t mean that he will keep the job all season. If the coaches don’t like what they’re seeing and particularly if the team starts the season with more losses than they expected, Sanchez could be on a short leash. Playmaking rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch is looming behind him on the depth chart and Trevor Siemian knows the playbook the best of the three, meaning that he could be given an opportunity if the wheels really begin to fall off the track.


 Landry Jones, PIT (Bye: 8)
43
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 218   DOB: 1989-04-04   Age: 27
College: Oklahoma   Draft: 2013 Round 4 (18) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015PIT732 55 513 3 4 5 -5 0 37.2 5.3
2016 (Projected)PIT 30 50 346 2 1 2 6 0 25.9  

 Drew Stanton, ARI (Bye: 9)
44
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 243   DOB: 1984-05-07   Age: 32
College: Michigan State   Draft: 2007 Round 2 (11) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014ARI9132 240 1,711 7 5 25 63 0 119.9 13.3
2015ARI611 25 104 0 2 13 -13 0 3.9 0.7
2016 (Projected)ARI 22 33 274 1 0 0 2 0 17.9  

 Shaun Hill, MIN (Bye: 6)
45
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1980-01-09   Age: 36
College: Maryland   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013DET10 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0 -0.2 -0.2
2014STL8145 229 1,657 8 7 10 10 1 121.9 15.2
2015MIN32 7 15 0 0 4 -5 0 0.3 0.1
2016 (Projected)MIN 33 51 386 2 1 1 3 0 27.6  

 AJ McCarron, CIN (Bye: 9)
46
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1990-09-13   Age: 26
College: Alabama   Draft: 2014 Round 5 (24) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015CIN779 119 854 6 2 14 31 0 69.8 10.0
2016 (Projected)CIN 24 39 285 2 0 1 4 0 22.7  

 Matt Cassel, TEN (Bye: 13)
47
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 230   DOB: 1982-05-17   Age: 34
College: -   Draft: 2005 Round 7 (16) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013MIN9153 254 1,807 11 9 18 57 1 146.1 16.2
2014MIN341 71 425 3 4 7 19 0 35.2 11.7
2015DAL8119 205 1,275 5 7 15 78 0 91.6 11.4
2016 (Projected)TEN 29 50 347 1 2 1 3 0 21.7  

 Brandon Weeden, HOU (Bye: 9)
48
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 221   DOB: 1983-10-14   Age: 32
College: Oklahoma State   Draft: 2012 Round 1 (22) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2013CLE8141 267 1,731 9 9 12 44 0 127.0 15.9
2014DAL424 41 303 3 2 6 -6 0 26.6 6.6
2015DAL471 98 739 2 2 9 34 0 48.4 12.1
2016 (Projected)HOU 26 43 286 1 2 0 0 0 18.3