Is Patrick Mahomes a slam dunk as the No. 1 quarterback in a dynasty league? Nowadays, the decision isn’t looking quite so easy. There are others who also make sense in that spot.
Mahomes is great, of course, but his numbers haven’t been as transcendent this year. And how long can they keep it going? Travis Kelce is 32. Tyreek Hill is 27, and his game is built around having the most explosive speed in the game. How long can they keep that duo of pass catchers together? And what does Mahomes look like when one of them is removed?
Justin Herbert is two and half years younger, and he’s balling pretty good right now. With the Chargers having a fine young coaching staff in place, I think it can be argued to select Herbert before Mahomes.
And Josh Allen would be the No. 1 quarterback in some people’s eyes. He’s a better runner, consistently scoring touchdowns on his own. He’s not quite as smooth and accurate, and I worry a little bit about what he’ll look like in 2022 if Brian Daboll isn’t around. Will Allen revert to more of the brain fart plays? I saw one of those against KC on Sunday, where he held the ball way too long, retreating and eventually taking a huge loss on a play that should have been a simple throwaway.
For the short term, Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson are in the discussion. These guys are putting up huge numbers right now. But the success of those players is heavily tied to their mobility, and I don’t know how long that can last. They’re more likely to get injured, and I don’t know if they can still play with that style into their 30s. So I’m slotting them behind not only those initial three, but also Dak Prescott.
My overall top 50 is below. On these rankings, I’m assuming standard scoring and a true dynasty format, with teams allowed to hold onto players indefinitely. In general, I’m thinking there are about 12 teams in the league, with each holding about three quarterbacks. (So when you get into the teens, it’s reasonable to start thinking about youngsters like Trey Lance and Justin Fields, who aren’t viable right now but might ride their mobility to top-10 production in the near future.)
Rookies are tagged with black dots.
I turn my attention to dynasty leagues every Saturday, rotating between the four notable positions. To access previous lists, use the “past issues” navigation box.
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Next week: Running backs.
|DYNASTY LEAGUE QUARTERBACKS|
|8.||JAC||• Trevor Lawrence||22|
|15.||SF||• Trey Lance||21|
|19.||CHI||• Justin Fields||22|
|20.||NE||• Mac Jones||23|
|25.||NYJ||• Zach Wilson||22|
|36.||HOU||• Davis Mills||23|
|46.||MIN||• Kellen Mond||22|