2019 Fantasy Football
Now that the draft is over, who are the top 5 2019 fantasy football rookie quarterbacks for the upcoming NFL Season? (Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s never too early to start talking about the 2019 fantasy football season. With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, now is a great time to analyze how the rookie can contribute to your fantasy team. Starting with the quarterbacks, obviously, this list will apply more if you are in a two-quarterback league. I assume if you have any pride or courage, you’re already in that type of league. Let’s take at who are the top rookie quarterbacks heading into the 2019 NFL season.

2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Quarterback Rankings

5: Will Grier (Carolina Panthers)

The four other players on this list will likely start at some point this year or at least have a good chance to. Will Grier might have a better chance to play than you might think. Don’t forget, Cam Newton underwent a shoulder operation in January. Maybe Cam is fine. Maybe he somehow misses the year like Andrew Luck did. For a player that also runs the ball as part of his game, maybe the Panthers wait a few weeks into the year to bring Newton back. Seeing what they have in Grier wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. If Cam were to miss any time this year, Grier becomes an interesting fantasy play.

4: Daniel Jones (New York Giants)

Dave Gettleman is a liar and a moron so trying to guess what the Giants will do will only make your head hurt. I would guess that the Giants give Eli Manning every chance to play. The question is how many games do the Giants have to lose to hand the reigns over to Daniel Jones? The only issue is, even if Jones gets the starting nod, the offense still runs through Saquon Barkley. New York doesn’t have any scary weapons on offense either. I also don’t think Daniel Jones is very good at football which is something that matters so there’s that.

3: Drew Lock (Denver Broncos)

This one is tough and impossible to project right now. Will Joe Flacco shit the bed in Denver? Best case for Lock, I can’t see how he takes over before week 8. Not a bad thing for a late season playoff push, however. Lock is a great arm talent and fits the city of Denver well. Emmanuel Sanders, DaeSean Hamilton, and Courtland Sutton give him decent weapons. Phillip Lindsay can win in the passing game. Lock is probably a better bet for keeper leagues.

2: Dwayne Haskins (Washington Redskins)

All indications thus far point to Dwayne Haskins getting a chance to start in Washington right away. Worst case, maybe he gets thrown into the mix at Week 4. Washington might be better than you think. Jay Gruden has proven that he’s a good play caller. Derrius Guice is back and provides a reliable running attack. Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon come in as rookies. Bryce Love is a bit of an X-Factor. Don’t forget the Redskins have really made it a priority to draft offensive linemen. Haskins should be well protected. If the Redskins defense stinks, that’s good news for Haskins giving him more opportunities to throw. Haskins will factor in this fantasy season.

1: Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)

Kyler Murray should be a valuable fantasy quarterback in year one. He has a lot of things working in his favor. Murray will pick up fantasy points running the ball. That’s a huge edge in fantasy. The Cardinals defense sucks so he will be in some shoot outs. I would expect the Cardinals to catch the rest of the league off guard, especially early in the season. Remember when teams were fooled by Chip Kelly with the Eagles? Kliff Kingsbury is going to fool people. It might now last but it will happen at some point this season. Murray is so different from any other quarterback in the league. No team has tape on him either. 30 total touchdowns feels very doable. Murray absolutely should be higher on your fantasy draft list than guys like Marcus Mariota, Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton, and Mitch Trubisky.