Poll: Which NFC South QB will score the most fantasy points in 2015?

Based on 2015 Fantasy Football ADP from Fantasy Football Calculator, the first four quarterbacks off the board in standard 12-team mock drafts are Andrew Luck (2.04), Aaron Rodgers (2.06), Peyton Manning (4.01) and then Russell Wilson (4.10).

After the first four quarterbacks, however, three of the next four all play their football in the NFC South.

Leading one of the NFL's most prolific passing offenses ever, Saints quarterback Drew Brees has half of the 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history. And while his streak of three consecutive 5,000-yard seasons ended last year, he still led the NFL with 4,952 passing yards (tied with Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger). Not only has Brees thrown for 4,388-plus yards in nine consecutive seasons, but he has at least 33 passing touchdowns in six straight as well.

For the first time in the past nine seasons, however, Brees finished outside the top-five fantasy quarterbacks (sixth) and the team traded two of their best pass-catchers (Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills) this offseason. Brees led the league in pass attempts (659) last season and has at least 650 pass attempts in five straight years, but it appears that the Saints will be more committed to their rushing attack going forward.

Meanwhile, Carolina's Cam Newton had a disappointing season as he missed two games and seemed at less than 100 percent for most of the year. Even so, Newton finished seventh among quarterbacks in fantasy points per game last year. And before last season, Newton finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback in each of his first three seasons.

In four NFL seasons, Newton has thrown for 3,000-plus yards while also rushing for 500-plus every year. The only other quarterback in NFL history to do that more than twice is Randall Cunningham (three times).

While Brees and Newton have almost always finished as top-five fantasy quarterbacks in their careers, Atlanta's Matt Ryan has yet to do so. Ryan has finished as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in four of the past five seasons, however.

Ryan has been consistent with 4,500-plus yards in three consecutive seasons and actually has the third-most during that span behind Brees and Manning. In addition, Ryan has the most talented wide receiver (Julio Jones) in the division as his primary target. Will this be the year that Ryan posts his first-ever top-five season?

[With Jameis Winston being a rookie in a division with three talented quarterbacks, I left him out of the poll. But in future seasons, he'll certainly challenge to be the division's top fantasy quarterback.]

Which NFC South QB do you expect to score the most fantasy points in 2015?


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