08/27/2013 02:33 pm ET

Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees Jockey Headline 2013 QB List


In the world of real football, NFL general managers are always on the look out for a potential franchise quarterback. Do you build your fantasy football squad the same way? If so then you'll have a somewhat easier time than your NFL counterparts. Rather than determining how an untested player will perform at the next level, fantasy managers have the luxury of picking between proven NFL commodities.

As usual, veteran statistical marvels like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning are crowded near the top of most expert rankings. Below these proven pocket passers are a younger generation of dual-threat signal callers: Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and RG3.

What sort of QB are you looking to lead your fantasy squad?

In order to provide a comprehensive appraisal of players that you'll be drafting for your fantasy squad, we've poured over several of the most popular -- and, hopefully, prescient -- rankings available on the Internet* from places like ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS, and to create a one-stop look at the combined wisdom of many of the foremost fantasy experts. The rankings below were created by determining the average overall ranking assigned each player in the sources consulted. For each player, we've noted his average overall ranking as well as the highest and lowest value he received.

*List of sources consulted's Preseason Top 200 Player Rankings

Fantasy Sharks Top 200 (via USA Today)

Fox Sports Top 200 Rankings Fantasy Football Top 300

ESPN Top 300 Cheat Sheet

ESPN Senior Fantasy analyst Matthew Berry's Top 200

Yahoo! Sports Composite Top 200

CBS Senior Fantasy Writer Nathan Zegura's Top 200

Top 20 Fantasy QBs

NOTE: Rankings collected on Aug. 26