Last updated: January 19, 2011
These rankings are for non-PPR leagues with standard scoring systems.
Other positions: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | IDP
1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Value score: 97
On a points per game basis, Aaron Rodgers is as close to a sure thing as there is. He is a virtual lock to account for two or more touchdowns every week, plus solid yardage. He’s only 27 years old, which means he should remain at the top of these rankings for years to come. He can pass with the best of them and his rushing ability (he has at least four rushing TDs every season he has started) sets him above the rest. It’s scary to think that he’s still improving.
2. Philip Rivers, Chargers
Value score: 94
What Philip Rivers accomplished in 2010 was very impressive. He managed to lead the league in passing yardage despite his best receiving threat, Vincent Jackson, sitting out most of the year and his second-best weapon, Antonio Gates, missing significant time due to injury. Rivers is a bit younger than Manning, Brees and Brady, so he gets the edge in these rankings.