Andrew Luck's sudden retirement shakes up the QB rankings
Andrew Luck wasn't the No. 1 quarterback on anyone's draft board, but his sudden retirement impacts the fantasy rankings for the position nonetheless. Positioned to be a top-five option despite more questions about his health, Luck's shocking departure opens the door of opportunity for Jacoby Brissett.
Fortunately, the quarterback position is so deep that the only fantasy owners that will probably have to rely on Brissett are those in 2-QB leagues. That doesn't mean that Brissett won't turn out to be a steal on draft day, even if he may not qualify as a deep sleeper anymore.
The top of this list still starts with Patrick Mahomes, who himself went from an intriguing sleeper at this point last season to finish as the No. 1 scorer in fantasy football (and Athlon Sports' cover boy). Mahomes was so dominant that he topped No. 2 scorer Matt Ryan (a surprise in his own right) by nearly 100 points (Athlon scoring).
And after Mahomes, you have (depending on preference) Deshaun Watson, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz, Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton (keep an eye on his ankle injury), Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, and Dak Prescott.
That top 10 doesn't include the likes of Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Jared Goff, or even Kyler Murray, who many will draft early in hopes that he can following Mahomes' footsteps
That still leaves Jameis Winston, Philip Rivers, Mitchell Truibksy, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo, Marcus Mariota, and of course, Brissett.
There is no lack of intriguing options when it comes to drafting a quarterback for your fantasy team this season. It's just a shame we are all out of Luck.
2019 Quarterback Rankings
ADP - Average Draft Position