The WAY early top 12 2009 Quarterback Fantasy Football Rankings
By Russ Bliss

Its always fun to think about early season 2009 fantasy football quarterback rankings and with that I bring you a way early look at 2009:

1) Drew Brees: Hard to argue with how well Brees has done the past three years in New Orleans. Has averaged 4,636 yards and 29 TD’s per season in that time. Brees is just a fantasy monster.

2) Peyton Manning: Hard to turn down the surest thing next to the sun rising the next day. 11 seasons without missing a start, at least 26 passing TD’s in every season, and over 4,000 yards passing in 9 seasons make Manning the safest pick in fantasy football drafts every season.

3) Kurt Warner: A lot of off-season to play out but just can’t see Warner leaving the desert after a near MVP season

4) Aaron Rodgers: 4,000 yards and 28 TD’s in first year as Packers QB bode well for the future. Also proved to be a much better runner than anticipated adding 200 yards and 4 TD’s on the ground.

5) Tony Romo: 3,448 yards and 26 TD’s in 13 games projects out to over 4,000 and 32 TD’s if he had stayed healthy for all 16.

6) Phillip Rivers: After 4,000 yards and 34 TD’s in 2008 look for the Chargers to become even more pass oriented in 2009 as LaDainian Tomlinson’s career winds down.

7) Jay Cutler: New head coach Josh McDaniels will continue the development of Cutler into one of the top QB’s in the 2009 fantasy football rankings. Consistency and bringing down the turnovers is all Cutler needs to be amongst the elite.

8) Ben Roethlisberger: Disappointing stats in 2008 but played injured almost the entire season. Will bounce back as a healthy QB in 2009.

9) Donovan McNabb: Likely to remain in Philadelphia and as his WR corps matures, McNabb’s stats in the Eagles pass happy system could be even better than his 3,916 yards and 23 TD’s from 2008.

10) Eli Manning: A force in the first half of seasons but tends to get very mediocre after the halfway point. If he can develop consistency, and if Plaxico Burress stays out of jail and in New York, Manning will finish higher than this.

11) Matt Hasselbeck: Back injury made 2008 a season to forget for Hasselbeck, but providing he comes back healthy and gets some better WR weapons, he will reclaim a starting fantasy football QB spot in 2009.

12) Tom Brady: Will he be ready for the start of the 2009 season? If he is, Brady will soar back up fantasy football cheat sheets by August. If Matt Cassel remains in New England, he will be a must handcuff to Brady. If Cassel leaves, look for Cassel to be a prime 2009 fantasy football sleeper.

Stay in touch with us during the off season as I do my best to update our community with what I think will be good 2009 fantasy football picks.