Poll: Which NFC East QB will score the most fantasy points in 2016?
In other words, you could make a case for any of the three to outscore the others.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning finished as a top-10 quarterback for the second consecutive season and he's my highest-ranked NFC East quarterback (currently 11th). In each of the past two seasons, Manning threw 600-plus times and exceeded 4,400-plus yards while throwing a total of 65 touchdowns. With one of the league's most dynamic players in Odell Beckham as his go-to receiver, Eli could certainly finish as a top-10 fantasy quarterback for a third straight season.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his collar bone (two times) and had offseason surgery. The risk to his health is primarily durability for both him and top wideout Dez Bryant, who missed half of last season with a broken foot. If Romo stays healthy, he has a favorable fantasy football strength of schedule — in fact, only Matthew Stafford has a more favorable schedule. That said, I expect the Cowboys to employ a run-heavy offensive game plan similar to when DeMarco Murray led the NFL in rushing in 2014. Romo had only 435 pass attempts in 2014.
Last but not least, ok maybe least since he's third in my rankings out of this group, is Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Over the final 10 games of the season, few quarterbacks were as productive as Cousins, who threw 23 touchdowns, rushed for four more and threw only three interceptions. During that 10-game span, Cousins finished as a top-10 fantasy quarterback seven times and as fantasy's weekly QB1 three times. Not only does he have the same weapons as last year with Jordan Reed, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, etc., but the team used their first-round pick on TCU WR Josh Doctson.
When we look back at the 2016 NFL season, which NFC East quarterback will have scored the most fantasy points?