2016 Dynasty Football Rankings
Updated Tuesday, May 31, 2016Our Dynasty rankings are predicated on a five 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. we factor individual talent, supporting cast, system, injury history/character concerns, and perceived value in the eyes of Dynasty players.
1. Cam Newton, QB, CAR - Age 27
Is there a better QB short-term? Long-term? Maybe. Maybe not. After what Cam did last year with so few weapons, he is a very safe QB1 with only two missed games in five seasons.
2. Andrew Luck, QB, IND - Age 27
Offensive line improvements should go a long way to protect Andrew Luck and build upon what has become a one-dimensional offense. Should be given the benefit of the doubt.
3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB - Age 33
One good, but not great year hurts his value, if only slightly. Age isn't a factor yet either and has shown few signs of slowing down despite his offense's woes.
4. Russell Wilson, QB, SEA - Age 28
The Seahawks opened it up and Russell reaped the benefits. Hopefully the pass-happy attack continues into 2016 and beyond.
5. Blake Bortles, QB, JAX - Age 25
You can cut the difference between Bortles, Mariota, Carr and Winston with a knife. Bortles gets the nod for me because he has the strongest supporting cast with weapons abound.
6. Marcus Mariota, QB, TEN - Age 23
The Titans are rebuilding the right way. Mariota could be much better with a couple legit WRs. Hopefully the light turns on for DGB very soon.
7. Derek Carr, QB, OAK - Age 26
With Amari Cooper in tow, the sky is the limit. We could be talking about one of the all-time great QB to WR combos of all time. This offense feels like they're on the cusp of something special.
8. Jameis Winston, QB, TB - Age 23
There were ups and downs, as there are for all rookies. The so-called strong finish many speak of is being overstated. Take away his five-TD game and he's left with 17 TDs and 15 INTs. I like him, but my foot isn't on the gas.
9. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT - Age 35
As long as Pittsburgh's defense is bad, minor setbacks like the loss of Martavis Bryant don't concern me. Big Ben, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, enough said!
10. Andy Dalton, QB, CIN - Age 29
Don't forget how well Dalton was doing before missing the last games of 2015. Presents great value in startup leagues.
11. Tom Brady, QB, NE - Age 39
We may only have a couple years left, yet Brady remains a must-start every week. Let him come to you, don't reach.
12. Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS - Age 28
The hype, for some, is a little overblown. It's important not to overpay. This is a year though that could push him into the conversation as a legit Fantasy starter.
13. Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA - Age 28
The offensive line is now a strength and the WR corps is loaded, yet something still isn't clicking. Tannehill never has those big, dominating performances.
14. Matt Ryan, QB, ATL - Age 31
His 21 TDs last year was his lowest total since his rookie season, so a modest rebound is in order. Julio keeps him in the low QB1 - high QB2 conversation.
15. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN - Age 24
Bridgewater does not yet have franchise QB status and some notable improvements must come soon regardless of who is playing WR.
16. Tyrod Taylor, QB, BUF - Age 27
The Bills didn't reward Tyrod after his better-than-expected 2015 season. Another good year would solidify him as a top 16 QB.
17. Drew Brees, QB, NO - Age 38
The decline hasn't been as sudden as many anticipated. Huge yardage totals and 30-plus TDs are still attainable. One red flag: Brees is in the final year of his contract.
18. Eli Manning, QB, NYG - Age 36
Swings from year to year are very pronounced. Due to a poor stable of RBs, Manning is forced to pass it often to ODB.
19. Carson Palmer, QB, ARI - Age 37
Two years left on his contract and will be 37 years old at the end of 2016. Great WR depth keeps my interest.
20. Philip Rivers, QB, SD - Age 35
If Keenan Allen were reliably healthy, Rivers could be a couple spots higher here. Still gets the job done very well as a Fantasy backup.
21. Matthew Stafford, QB, DET - Age 29
Threw 32 TDs last year after just 22 in 2014. Losing Calvin Johnson hurts, but a lack of a running game props up his passing stats.
22. Jared Goff, QB, LAR (R) - Age 22
Youth is on his side but not much else. The Rams need to find a WR or two before Goff can legitimately crack the top 20.
23. Brock Osweiler, QB, HOU - Age 26
Make no mistake, the Texans are all-in with Osweiler. D-Hop should keep Osweiler's numbers salvageable.
24. Carson Wentz, QB, PHI (R) - Age 24
May need a year, but ultimately will be worth the wait. QB-satisfied teams should draft Wentz and let him marinade on the bench.
25. Jay Cutler, QB, CHI - Age 33
Never totaled more than 30 TDs. Only topped 4,000 yards once (2008, Denver).