In what has widely become a pass-first league, elite quarterbacks in fantasy football can provide your team with something you seek out of every other player on your roster, consistent weekly scoring.

While it can be argued that drafting a quarterback in the first two rounds is not ideal for a variety of reasons, it cannot be argued however, that over the last three years, there have been at least two quarterbacks ranked in the top 5 of fantasy points scored.

Thus making elite quarterbacks a luxury on fantasy rosters.

This list will provide the top 3 elite quarterbacks in the NFL and where to draft them in your fantasy league.



Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers - In the top spot of elite quarterbacks, it is no secret that Aaron Rodgers is the guy. With a high-powered offense in Green Bay and very strong receiving options in Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley, Rodgers should have a big year.

Throwing for over 4,600 yards and a whopping 45 touchdowns, Rodgers easily was the most consistent fantasy performer in 2011. Throw in at least three rushing touchdowns and a minimal amount of turnovers and you have the best quarterback available in 2012. Average draft position (4)

Tom Brady, New England Patriots - It's no secret that Tom Brady and the New England offense can put up points. With No. 1 overall fantasy tight end Rob Gronkowski and top producing slot receiver Wes Welker, Brady will continue to put up points for his fantasy owners.

Since 2009, Brady has thrown 103 touchdowns to only 29 interceptions which by itself is a tremendous ratio and a good reason to draft Brady early. New England also reunited Brady with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, as well as brought in veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd in 2010, with McDaniels as his head coach in Denver, caught 77 passes for 1448 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

All of that spells a huge upcoming season for Brady, again. Average draft position (7)

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees has been without question one of the top quarterbacks in the game over the last five years. Throwing for 46 touchdowns last year, Brees continues to lead one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.

With Marques Colston and tight end Jimmy Graham, Brees has all the options as well as a great playbook. Also, with Brees unhappy with the way the NFL treated his teammates and coaches during the "Bounty Gate" scandal, look for him to play with a chip on his shoulder in 2012. Average draft position (9)

Don't be afraid to take a quarterback early. One of the three names listed above will provide you with consistent scoring on a weekly basis. Being that fantasy football is a game of points, that should be the only reason you need to draft an elite quarterback in the first round.



Sonny Burgo
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