2014 Dynasty League Rankings
Updated Tuesday, August 5, 2014My Dynasty rankings are predicated on a three year window. To project six seasons long term is unrealistic and not feasible considering the flux of free agency and the injury impact of the NFL. Along with different Dynasty league formatting. I factor individual talent, supporting cast, system, injury history/character concerns, and perceived value in the eyes of Dynasty players.
1. Andrew Luck, QB, IND - Age 26
A bit of a projection because the stats to date don't justify this ranking, but there's nobody I'd rather have.
2. Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB - Age 31
Great combination of longevity and upside.
3. Cam Newton, QB, CAR - Age 26
Still rough around the edges as a passer, but he does a lot of damage with his legs.
4. Drew Brees, QB, NO - Age 36
Elite passer should have some good years left.
5. Matthew Stafford, QB, DET - Age 27
Not the most efficient QB. He has great weapons at his disposal though and typically passes a lot.
6. Nick Foles, QB, STL - Age 26
Dominant in 2013 once he took over. Was that an aberration or a sign of things to come? This ranking is a compromise between those two outcomes.
7. Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS - Age 25
Looking to bounce back after a huge sophomore slump. He's a good passer, but his running ability is what made him special. I don't know if that style is sustainable for him.
8. Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF - Age 27
Just an average passer, but he compensates with his running ability. Should fare better in 2014 with Crabtree back and Stevie Johnson in the mix.
9. Russell Wilson, QB, SEA - Age 26
Nice efficiency stats. Value held in check by conservative run-first offense. You have to hope that they lean on him more in future seasons.
10. Peyton Manning, QB, DEN - Age 39
The ideal short-term play due to his almost unrivaled ppg potential. Won't be around for much longer though.
11. Matt Ryan, QB, ATL - Age 30
Solid, but nothing special. Getting Julio back should help him a little bit.
12. Tom Brady, QB, NE - Age 38
It seems like his best days are behind him and he's regressing back to mediocrity.
13. Philip Rivers, QB, SD - Age 33
An underrated player who has put together a very solid career. Not a front-line QB1, but a decent candidate if you want a cheap solution who will keep you in games.
14. Tony Romo, QB, DAL - Age 35
Has top 8-12 potential if his back doesn't give him any problems. Not young anymore though.
15. Jay Cutler, QB, CHI - Age 32
Inconsistent and injury prone. Should still be a solid fringe QB1 when healthy. Benefits from the Marshall/Jeffery duo.
16. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT - Age 33
Similar to Rivers and Romo. A cheap solution with decent, but not great upside.
17. Blake Bortles, QB, JAX (R) - Age 23
Good chance to develop into a solid starter. Not sure if the elite upside is there, but maybe.
18. Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE (R) - Age 22
Running ability will be restricted in the NFL and he's not built to take the beating. Could be dynamic in spurts. I seem him as a Jeff Garcia type.
19. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN (R) - Age 22
Worth a shot here. Profiles as more of a game manager than real dynamic talent.
20. Sam Bradford, QB, PHI - Age 27
Rocky start to his NFL career so far. Talented passer though and may yet pan out.
21. Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA - Age 27
I doubt he'll ever rise above the Flacco/Palmer level.
22. Andy Dalton, QB, CIN - Age 27
Just a mediocre player. He has great weapons, but at the end of the day he's not good enough.
23. Joe Flacco, QB, BAL - Age 30
Really just a backup FF QB at this point.
24. E.J. Manuel, QB, BUF - Age 25
May be a little underrated given how high he went in the draft and that he's still developing. On the other hand, nothing about him really screams greatness. Worth a shot as a high-upside backup.
25. Eli Manning, QB, NYG - Age 34
Horrendous in 2013. May return to a useful level, but basically just a lesser version of a Rivers/Roethlisberger type.