2018 Fantasy Football rankings by position: Surprising QB projections from data-driven expert
Heath Cummings specializes in detailed statistical analysis and just released his QB rankings.
The 2018 Fantasy Football season is just around the corner, and few positions are trickier to pick than quarterback. Grab one too early and you'll miss out on major production from a high-end running back or receiver. Wait too long and you could be left with a dud.
Before you try to figure out which signal-callers to select, you need to see Heath Cummings' 2018 Fantasy Football rankings and projections for quarterbacks.
Cummings is a CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer, a former Footballguys staff writer and one-time host of "The Fantasy Football Show" on ESPN 1510 in Kansas City. He's one of the top Fantasy Football minds in the nation and specializes in detailed statistical analysis. His rankings and analysis go far beyond most -- giving exact projected numbers for every statistical category. If you want an edge in Fantasy Football, Cummings is the go-to expert.
We can tell you Cummings isn't high on Russell Wilson this year, dropping him out of the top five of his 2018 Fantasy Football rankings.
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That's because of Seattle's increased emphasis on the run game. The Seahawks moved on from tight end Jimmy Graham and receiver Paul Richardson -- two big red-zone targets -- this offseason. They also used their first-round pick on running back Rashaad Penny, giving them the clear-cut top option in the backfield they've been looking for since Marshawn Lynch.
Cummings is projecting Wilson to throw 27 touchdowns, down significantly from 34 last year. He's also calling for 522 attempts and almost 4,000 yards, but it'll only be good for 328 Fantasy points in standard CBS Sports leagues. Don't waste a high pick on Wilson because he won't be able to replicate last year's huge numbers.
He is, however, high on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, putting him inside the top five even though Big Ben threw 14 interceptions last season.
Cummings is calling for 4,521 passing yards and 30 touchdowns for Roethlisberger, both increases from last year. He's a pick you can make with confidence, according to Cummings' 2018 projections.
Cummings has also dropped one big-name quarterback completely out of the top 10, made the call on where Deshaun Watson should be ranked coming off of his injury and locked in where Jameis Winston falls because of his three-game suspension.
So what is the exact ranking and statistical projection for every quarterback, and which huge name isn't even in the top 10? Visit SportsLine now to see Heath Cummings' Fantasy Football rankings and projections for QBs, all from one of the top Fantasy experts in the nation.
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