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 Derek Anderson, CAR (Bye: 5)
Height: 6’6”   Weight: 235   DOB: 1983-06-15   Age: 32
College: Oregon State   Draft: 2005 Round 6 (39) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012CAR24 4 58 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 1.5
2013CAR30 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014CAR565 97 701 5 0 8 24 0 57.5 11.5
2015 (Projected)CAR 24 40 281 2 1 2 4 0 22.5  

 Blake Bortles, JAC (Bye: 8)
Height: 6’5”   Weight: 232   DOB: 1991-12-16   Age: 23
College: Central Florida   Draft: 2014 Round 1 (3) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014JAC14280 475 2,907 11 17 56 419 0 231.3 16.5
2015 (Projected)JAC 284 481 3,226 17 14 66 385 1 273.8  

Outlook: Blake Bortles heads into the 2015 season as the undisputed starting quarterback but he will have to show more to convince fantasy owners he can guide them to a championship. The first quarterback selected in the 2014 draft surpassed a modest 250 yards passing in only three of his fourteen games played. His success will be determined by his ability to stay in the pocket and become a better pure passer first and a scrambler only when the play breaks down. The team continued to improve the personnel around Bortles in the off-season adding running back T.J. Yeldon through the draft and former Broncos tight end Julius Thomas in free agency. The continued development of a young receiving corps and backfield under new OC Greg Olsen will need to grow with Bortles for this offense to sustain any kind of worthwhile fantasy production in 2015.

Veteran Chad Henne remains with Jacksonville as the backup quarterback. With the team already expected to lean more heavily on the ground game, Henne would not be a viable option if asked to fill in for Bortles at any point of the season.

 Sam Bradford, PHI (Bye: 8)
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 224   DOB: 1987-11-08   Age: 27
College: Oklahoma   Draft: 2010 Round 1 (1) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012STL16328 551 3,702 21 13 37 127 1 287.8 18.0
2013STL7159 262 1,687 14 4 15 31 0 143.5 20.5
2015 (Projected)PHI 293 466 3,446 22 12 24 78 1 274.1  

Outlook: Bradford missed the entire 2014 NFL season after sustaining his second serious knee injury in five seasons with the Rams. Injuries have proven to be the downfall of the former first overall selection former the University of Oklahoma star. When healthy, Bradford has been a solid fantasy performer as referenced by his 3702 yard, 21 touchdown performance in 2012. Although he finished the season out of the top-12 for fantasy quarterbacks, he did beat out a few big name performers like Jake Cutler and Philip Rivers. The problem is that he has managed to play 16 games only twice in his career and he enters camp this summer still rehabbing the knee injury that forced him to miss all of 2014.

On the plus side, he is joining an excellent offensive scheme that will take advantage of the experience he gained running a similar spread offense as a Sooner. He also is surrounded by the best offensive line and skill position players of his career, and a coach with a history of making subpar players like Nick Foles into fantasy stars. For owners looking for a quarterback ranked outside the top-12 who has the upside of delivering a top-10 season, look no further than Bradford. But be sure to have a viable second option given his injury risk.

 Tom Brady, NE (Bye: 4)
Height: 6’4”   Weight: 225   DOB: 1977-08-03   Age: 38
College: Michigan   Draft: 2000 Round 6 (33) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012NE16401 637 4,827 34 8 23 32 4 404.6 25.3
2013NE16380 628 4,343 25 11 33 18 0 319.0 19.9
2014NE16374 583 4,109 33 9 36 57 0 343.2 21.4
2015 (Projected)NE 364 578 4,101 31 11 19 32 1 338.3  

Outlook: As one would expect, Tom Bradyís fantasy value hinges greatly on the pending outcome of his lawsuit against the National Football League and commissioner Roger Goddelís handling of the deflate gate saga. As of the date of publication, Bradyís four-game suspension has yet to be reduced and second-year QB Jimmy Garappolo is slated to start the first four games of the season. Assuming no change will come from the litigation in the case, Brady is slated to start his season for fantasy owners on October 6 against the Colts on Sunday Night Football. 12 games of Brady and four games replacement play from a backup like Sam Bradford or Carson Palmer could make Brady a nice late pickup in fantasy drafts, especially if you subscribe to the narrative that the Patriots will seek revenge for their perceived poor treatment from the league office by taking it out on other teams on the field with a scorched-earth mentality. Add in the fact that the New England defense appears to have taken a step back from last yearís Super Bowl winning team and could possibly force Brady and the offense to keep pace in high scoring games, and you have the makings for a possible steal for owners who fail to secure a QB until the later stages of the draft.

 Drew Brees, NO (Bye: 11)
Height: 6’0”   Weight: 209   DOB: 1979-01-15   Age: 36
College: Purdue   Draft: 2001 Round 2 (1) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012NO16422 670 5,177 43 19 15 5 1 437.4 27.3
2013NO16446 650 5,162 39 12 34 54 3 437.5 27.3
2014NO16456 659 4,952 33 17 27 68 1 392.4 24.5
2015 (Projected)NO 388 579 4,226 28 14 19 40 1 333.3  

Outlook: 2015 will mark Drew Breesí 10th season in New Orleans and 15th season in the NFL. Last year, he failed to reach 5,000 passing yards for the first time since 2010. That is also the last time he ďonlyĒ threw 33 touchdown passes. It seems logical to expect Breesí numbers to decline even more this year even before accounting for the losses of Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills on offense. Yet the so-called decline he experienced may simply be the result of what he lost last year. Had Brandin Cooks not been lost to injury, the rookie may have continued to pace all Saints receivers for the rest of the year. Had Graham been healthier, there is a good chance he would have finished with a few more touchdowns and hit all of his usual marks. Was losing Darren Sproles prior to 2014 insignificant? The team brought in C.J. Spiller to infuse that pass-catching threat out of the backfield back into the offense. Cooks is healthy and gaining confidence each week as he proves himself to be amongst the NFLís most dangerous young receivers. A more suitable role for the aging Marques Colston and more respectable rushing attack add further reason for optimism in this offense. He is currently slipping into the fifth round of 12-team redraft leagues and remains a cut above the rest of the pack. Luke McCown returns for his second season with the Saints. He will be the primary backup to Brees, but 2015 third-rounder Garrett Grayson appears to be the teamís choice to develop as the heir to the throne once Brees retires.

 Teddy Bridgewater, MIN (Bye: 5)
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 214   DOB: 1992-11-10   Age: 22
College: Louisville   Draft: 2014 Round 1 (32) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014MIN13259 402 2,919 14 12 47 209 1 228.9 17.6
2015 (Projected)MIN 317 511 3,578 24 13 91 245 1 305.4  

Outlook: It took a few years, but it looks the annual carousel of quarterbacks in Minnesota may have finally landed on a winner! While Teddy Bridgewater looks to be the right captain for the Vikings, is he ready to lead the raids that pillage your fantasy opponents? Although it worked out well, Bridgewater didnít exactly fly out of the gate after his first start in Week 3. It wasnít until his fourth start that he finally threw his first touchdown. But itís not the start of a rookie quarterbackís first season that should be evaluated, but the finish. After a rocky first seven games (3 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 188 yards/game), Bridgewater seemed to get the hang of things after a heartbreaking 3-point loss to the Packers in Week 12. Counting that game, Bridgewater showed definite improvement during the final six , as he amassed a 10-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and averaged 240 yards/game. Over the final five games of the season, Bridgewater also completed over 70% of his passes. Bridgewater not only developed as a passer and playmaker, but he kept his team competitive in games, as five of his seven losses as a starter were by six points or less. So what does the real life development do for his fantasy prospects? Itís just one of several check marks in the upside column.

Joining Bridgewater in the backfield this year is none other than generational running back Adrian Peterson. With the drama of last season in the rear view mirror, Peterson can and will dominate defensive attention, giving Bridgewater a slew of softer coverages to throw against. Running around in that newly created real estate will be a host of potential pass catching options. Veteran Mike Wallace adds a lid busting element to the younger, but supremely talented trio of Charles Johnson, Jarius Wright and Cordarrelle Patterson. If he can stay healthy (IF!), tight end Kyle Rudolph should be able to clean up around the line of scrimmage on curl and in routes, and in the red zone. If you werenít convinced that Bridgewater offers fantasy QB2 upside, just look at the storied history offensive coordinator Norv Turner has with developing passing offenses. Baring a hiccup in Miami, all of Turners teams have demonstrated a significant statistical upgrade during his tenure calling the offense. Not impressed? Heís made these gains with the likes of Heath Shuler, journeyman Doug Flutie, and a very raw Alex Smith as some of his signal callers. Bridgewater has the talent and development edge on those guys, and should end up being a very sneaky QB2 with QB1 upside you can draft late to pair with a stud.

 Derek Carr, OAK (Bye: 6)
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 214   DOB: 1991-03-28   Age: 24
College: Fresno State   Draft: 2014 Round 2 (4) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014OAK16348 599 3,270 21 12 30 87 0 256.2 16.0
2015 (Projected)OAK 314 524 3,560 23 14 23 79 1 283.9  

Outlook: One of the true upside quarterbacks to target late in redraft leagues this season, Oaklandís Derek Carr also makes a strong case to be one of the more highly sought-after passers in dynasty leagues. Most rookies donít step right into fantasy success, but the surprisingly low number of bad performances that Carr had in 2014 bodes well for his chances going forward, especially now that the team has made serious strides to improve his weapons. Carr finished as the No. 20 fantasy quarterback last season despite playing for a 3-13 team with few quality targets in the passing game. He scored double-digit fantasy points in 11 of his 16 starts, including six games where he finished with 20 or more. With receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree now rostered and expected to start immediately, Carr will need to develop chemistry with his new weapons, but should have an increased ceiling, especially later in the season.

Although he does not possess much in the way of running ability as he rushed for fewer than 100 yards on the season in 2015, Carr possesses a big, accurate arm when he has time to throw. Without any major improvements to the offensive line, Carr himself will need to get the ball out sooner if the Raiders hope to improve this season. Thankfully, Cooper and Crabtree are both high-quality, physical possession receivers who should give Carr big, reliable targets on short and intermediate throws. Targeting Carr as a QB2 late in drafts is a good option, especially for those lucky enough to land a reliable QB1. Donít expect huge numbers, but roughly 4,000 yards and high-20ís to low-30ís in touchdowns is not out of the question. That should make him a prime candidate to stream on bye weeks.

 Jimmy Clausen, CHI (Bye: 7)
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 222   DOB: 1987-09-21   Age: 28
College: Notre Dame   Draft: 2010 Round 2 (16) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2014CHI426 48 223 2 1 3 9 0 20.1 5.0
2015 (Projected)CHI 12 21 145 1 0 0 1 0 11.4  

 Kellen Clemens, SD (Bye: 10)
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1983-06-07   Age: 32
College: Oregon   Draft: 2006 Round 2 (17) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012STL21 3 39 0 1 2 5 0 2.5 1.2
2013STL10142 242 1,673 8 7 23 64 0 122.1 12.2
2014SD11 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0.5
2015 (Projected)SD 4 7 45 0 0 0 0 0 2.3  

 Kirk Cousins, WAS (Bye: 8)
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 214   DOB: 1988-08-19   Age: 27
College: Michigan State   Draft: 2012 Round 4 (7) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012WAS333 48 466 4 3 3 22 0 41.5 13.8
2013WAS581 155 854 4 7 4 14 0 60.1 12.0
2014WAS6126 204 1,710 10 9 7 20 0 127.5 21.3
2015 (Projected)WAS 245 395 2,885 15 10 10 35 0 207.8  

 Jay Cutler, CHI (Bye: 7)
Height: 6’3”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1983-04-29   Age: 32
College: Vanderbilt   Draft: 2006 Round 1 (11) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012CHI15255 434 3,033 19 14 41 233 0 251.0 16.7
2013CHI11225 356 2,619 19 12 23 118 0 218.8 19.9
2014CHI15370 561 3,812 28 18 38 198 2 334.4 22.3
2015 (Projected)CHI 350 564 3,950 25 16 40 167 1 320.2  

Outlook: Last offseason Cutler was the talk of Chicago after securing a long term extension to be the triggerman for Marc Trestmanís voluminous passing game. Just a year later Trestman is gone, the Bears are in rebuilding mode, and Cutlerís perpetual scowl might as well be on kitschy wanted posters on the streets of Michigan Avenue. As Cutlerís struggles as a decision maker and field general are well documented, missed in the shuffle of Chicagoís lost season last year was the fact he had perhaps the finest fantasy season of his career, and that folks, is what weíre here for!

Cutler set a career high with 30 total touchdowns and a 66.0 completion percentage with a personal second best 3,812 yards passing. Sure he turned the ball over way too many times (28) but thatís who heís always been. Heís also always been a borderline QB1 when healthy, and thatís exactly what he finished as last year. He was a fairly consistent fantasy scorer in 2014 (only two games below 15 fantasy points) and probably was a decent stop-gap starter for the teams that needed him. So while his play should continue to make him a decent fantasy option, the thing that worries me are the loss of Trestmanís pass-first schemes, and Brandon Marshall. Although their bromance soured last year, Marshall was Cutlerís security blanket, especially in the red zone. Replacing Marshall is the amazingly gifted rookie Kevin White from West Virginia (more on White below). Rookie being the key word, as Marshall was a smart veteran versed in getting open and manipulating defenders. Luckily Cutler still has the giant mitts of Alshon Jeffrey, the seam skills of Martellus Bennett, and the always reliable Matt Forte. Trestmanís pass offense is gone, replaced by the capable Adam Gase from Denver. But in comes conservative head coach John Fox who will work to make the running game a bigger staple of the offense to help hide a terrible defense that also led to Cutlerís passing attempts being inflated. Overall I see a fairly noticeable drop in attempts for Cutler in an attempt to mitigate his mistakes, and keep Chicagoís offense more vanilla. Cutler still has the arm talent, attitude, and weapons to be a fantasy asset, just nothing more thanÖ you guessed it, a borderline QB1 in 12-14 team leagues.

 Andy Dalton, CIN (Bye: 7)
Height: 6’2”   Weight: 220   DOB: 1987-10-29   Age: 27
College: -   Draft: 2011 Round 2 (3) 
SeasonTeamGameComp Att Yard TD INTAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2012CIN16329 528 3,669 27 16 47 120 4 327.5 20.5
2013CIN16363 586 4,296 33 20 61 183 2 377.1 23.6
2014CIN16310 483 3,398 19 17 60 169 4 286.8 17.9
2015 (Projected)CIN 328 530 3,655 24 15 56 175 1 302.3  

Outlook: Listen, Andy Dalton was an unmitigated disaster last year. Coming off a monster 2013 where he finished with 33 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards passing, the fantasy world knew there would be some regression in 2014. A change in offensive philosophy combined with serious injuries to top pass catchers Tyler Eifert, Marvin Jones, and A.J. Green, led to the near total collapse of Daltonís fantasy value. His 2014 season went up in flames and ended in yet another playoff disaster, but there is reason to believe Dalton can make like a phoenix-like rise from the ashes to become a value QB1 again.

Make no mistake - Dalton is not an elite talent. He turns the ball over too much and is prone to some catastrophic games, but heís big and strong, possesses a mediocre but accurate arm (64% completion percentage). He also takes a beating, and is a team leader. Heís one of the many quarterbacks that are dependent on the talent around them. Luckily for Dalton, heís surrounded by some of the best skill position players in the NFL. Bernard and Hill provide a deadly 1-2 punch from the backfield, and when healthy, Green, Jones, Sanu and Eifert have the potential to form one of the leaguesí most talented and explosive pass catching assemblies. With Green back fully healthy, and Eifert and Jones back from seasonís long injuries, Dalton has the stable of pass catchers that came with his elite 2013 season. Dalton had 66 total touchdowns in 2012 and 2013 combined, so a return to relevance isnít out of the realm of reason. With offensive coordinator Hue Jackson stating his desire to open up the offense this season, look for Daltonís pass attempts to go back over 500, after dipping to a career low 483 last year. Dalton has the weapons and confidence of his coaches to return to top-10 status. With the questionable secondaries of Baltimore and Pittsburgh on the schedule for a quarter of the season, Dalton is a sneaky QB2 value pick that could make for a fantastic streamer in weekly leagues.