Top 40 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for 2024

Breaking down the top 40 quarterbacks in fantasy football, including highlights of the top values and worst reaches in 2024 drafts.
Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a 2024 NFC wild card game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a 2024 NFC wild card game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy football drafts are just around the corner, and the arrival of the summer means it's time to start preparing. That means one word ... rankings!

Here are my initial fantasy football rankings for every position, and now it's time to dig a little bit deeper into each fantasy lineup position.

Quarterback has been a tricky position in fantasy football over the years. It's used to be highly valued until the "late-round quarterback" approach took hold. An influx in rushing production and overall elite play over the last few years has caused yet another shift. So let's take a look at the quarterback rankings, as well as who some of the top values and busts are for 2024.

2024 Quarterback Rankings for Fantasy Football

Rank

Player

Team

Bye Week

1

Jalen Hurts

PHI

5

2

Josh Allen

BUF

12

3

Patrick Mahomes

KC

6

4

Lamar Jackson

BAL

14

5

C.J. Stroud

HOU

14

6

Anthony Richardson

IND

14

7

Joe Burrow

CIN

12

8

Dak Prescott

DAL

7

9

Jordan Love

GB

10

10

Kyler Murray

ARI

11

11

Brock Purdy

SF

9

12

Jayden Daniels

WAS

14

13

Kirk Cousins

ATL

12

14

Jared Goff

DET

5

15

Caleb Williams

CHI

7

16

Trevor Lawrence

JAX

12

17

Tua Tagovailoa

MIA

6

18

Justin Herbert

LAC

5

19

Matthew Stafford

LAR

6

20

Aaron Rodgers

NYJ

12

21

Baker Mayfield

TB

11

22

Deshaun Watson

CLE

10

23

Derek Carr

NO

12

24

Russell Wilson

PIT

9

25

Will Levis

TEN

5

26

Bryce Young

CAR

11

27

Drake Maye

NE

14

28

Geno Smith

SEA

10

29

Daniel Jones

NYG

11

30

J.J. McCarthy

MIN

6

31

Bo Nix

DEN

14

32

Aidan O'Connell

LV

10

33

Justin Fields

PIT

9

34

Gardner Minshew

LV

10

35

Sam Darnold

MIN

6

36

Zach Wilson

DEN

14

37

Sam Howell

SEA

10

38

Jake Browning

CIN

15

39

Michael Penix Jr.

ATL

12

40

Kenny Pickett

PHI

5

Now, let's take a look at the biggest potential quarterback values and risks based on who is ranked significantly ahead or below their current average draft position (ADP) values from FantasyPros.

Biggest Values by ADP

Jayden Daniels (Ranked QB12, ADP QB17)

I have Daniels ranked higher than many other analysts, as his skills as a passer and more importantly, a runner, gives him a high ceiling. Think about what Robert Griffin III did in his rookie campaign. I can see Daniels pushing for those kind of totals, making his current ADP price quite the bargain.

Kirk Cousins (Ranked QB13, ADP QB18)

Cousins is coming off a torn Achilles and is playing in a new offense, one that doesn't include Justin Jefferson. Still, he was on pace to throw for 5,000 yards last year before getting hurt, and the Falcons have some nice young weapons ini the form of Bijan Robinson, Drake London and Kyle Pitts. He should easily retain a spot in the top 15 among quarterbacks, barring any injury-related issues.

Biggest Risks by ADP

Justin Herbert (Ranked QB17, ADP QB13)

Herbert had been a fantasy star earlier in his career, but the loss of Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Gerald Everett won't help his outlook in 2024. Neither will the addition of Greg Roman, who has long built his offenses on the run, as L.A.'s new coordinator. Herbert's stock has fallen.

Caleb Williams (Ranked QB18, ADP QB14)

I'm a fan of Williams, as I can easily see him being pushed into the top 15 among quarterbacks. He is a rookie, though, and he doesn't have the rushing skills of Daniels. I might move the USC product up in future rankings updates, but for now I'm keeping him on the mid-QB2 level in fantasy drafts.


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MICHAEL FABIANO

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on Sports Illustrated and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Formerly of CBS Sports, NFL Network and SirusXM, Michael was the first fantasy analyst to appear on one of the four major TV networks. His work can now be found on SI, Westwood One Radio and the Bleav Podcast Network.