Top Fantasy Options at QB Include Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson, and Others

The 2023 redraft fantasy football season is rapidly approaching, with managers beginning their summer research to see what changes have taken place over the NFL landscape thanks to a wild free agency period and NFL Draft. Given all the changes which have shaken up the positions, there is much for fantasy managers to consider this year. Before the chaos takes off, here are the latest 2023 fantasy football redraft quarterback rankings.

2023 Redraft Quarterback Rankings

The below rankings are intended as a guide for formats that provides four points per passing touchdown. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups. 

1) Patrick Mahomes II | Kansas City Chiefs
2) Josh Allen | Buffalo Bills
3) Jalen Hurts | Philadelphia Eagles
4) Lamar Jackson | Baltimore Ravens
5) Joe Burrow | Cincinnati Bengals
6) Justin Fields | Chicago Bears
7) Justin Herbert | Los Angeles Chargers
8) Trevor Lawrence | Jacksonville Jaguars
9) Deshaun Watson | Cleveland Browns
10) Dak Prescott | Dallas Cowboys
11) Tua Tagovailoa | Miami Dolphins
12) Daniel Jones | New York Giants
13) Kirk Cousins | Minnesota Vikings
14) Geno Smith | Seattle Seahawks
15) Aaron Rodgers | New York Jets

16) Russell Wilson | Denver Broncos
17) Jared Goff | Detroit Lions
18) Anthony Richardson | Indianapolis Colts
19) Kenny Pickett | Pittsburgh Steelers
20) Trey Lance | San Francisco 49ers
21) Derek Carr | New Orleans Saints
22) Jordan Love | Green Bay Packers
23) Matthew Stafford | Los Angeles Rams
24) Jimmy Garoppolo | Las Vegas Raiders
25) Ryan Tannehill | Tennessee Titans
26) Kyler Murray | Arizona Cardinals
27) Bryce Young | Carolina Panthers
28) Mac Jones | New England Patriots
29) C.J. Stroud | Houston Texans
30) Desmond Ridder | Atlanta Falcons

31) Sam Howell | Washington Commanders
32) Brock Purdy | San Francisco 49ers
33) Colt McCoy | Arizona Cardinals
34) Baker Mayfield | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
35) Will Levis | Tennessee Titans
36) Gardner Minshew II | Indianapolis Colts
37) Kyle Trask | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38) Jacoby Brissett | Washington Commanders
39) Sam Darnold | San Francisco 49ers
40) Jameis Winston | New Orleans Saints
41) Bailey Zappe | New England Patriots
42) Mike White | Miami Dolphins
43) Taylor Heinicke | Atlanta Falcons
44) Carson Wentz | FA
45) Matt Ryan | FA

46) Zach Wilson | New York Jets
47) Davis Mills | Houston Texans
48) Malik Willis | Tennessee Titans
49) Andy Dalton | Carolina Panthers
50) Jarrett Stidham | Denver Broncos
51) Case Keenum | Houston Texans
52) Mitch Trubisky | Pittsburgh Steelers
53) Tyler Huntley | Baltimore Ravens
54) Teddy Bridgewater | FA
55) P.J. Walker | Chicago Bears
56) Cooper Rush | Dallas Cowboys
57) Marcus Mariota | Philadelphia Eagles
58) Tyrod Taylor | New York Giants
59) Joshua Dobbs | Cleveland Browns
60) Matt Corral | Carolina Panthers

Who Are the Best Quarterbacks To Draft in 2023 Redraft Leagues?

When you’re building out your quarterback room, chase overall upside, especially rushing production. If you can find out before a quarterback cements their ranking, even better. It’s one of the reasons I’m going after Justin Fields extremely aggressively this offseason.

In my opinion, Fields needs to be valued in the same tier as Justin Herbert, which is exactly where I have him (QB6). I understand he only topped 200 passing yards twice last year, but when you run for over 1,100 yards and have eight touchdowns, I want you on my fantasy team, especially with the expected passing efficiency boost he should see in 2023 with DJ Moore on the roster.

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While he is lower in the overall rankings, Anthony Richardson is the home-run play based on the upside and where he is going in drafts. If I were to pick a QB outside the top 15 with the best chance of finishing 2023 as a QB1, it would be Richardson.

He’s big (6’4″ and 244) and can scramble with the best of them. Richardson’s Combine numbers alone make fantasy managers and NFL general managers drool: 4.43 40-yard dash (1.53 10-yard split), 40.5″ vertical, and 10’9″ broad, giving him a perfect 10.00 RAS.

Indianapolis was arguably the second-best landing spot for any QB outside of the Detroit Lions. Richardson will greatly benefit from Shane Steichen’s scheme, which implemented RPOs and capitalized on Jalen Hurts’ elite athletic skill set.

Richardson will also have Jonathan Taylor in the backfield and a pass-catching corps boasting 6’3″ and above targets in Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, Jelani Woods, and Mo Alie-Cox.

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Plus, they drafted one of the most efficient players with the ball in his hands, WR Josh Downs, who will man the slot and be what they wanted Parris Campbell to be. Assuming Richardson does play the bulk of the season, set the floor at 800 rushing yards and watch him work, which would have him rocketing up 2023 redraft fantasy QB rankings.

In Superflex, consider the value of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kenny Pickett for 2023 redraft leagues as a QB2. Believe me, I know last year was ugly. Pickett was rarely, if ever, a fantasy option, sitting 33rd in points per game (12.1 PPR) while averaging 184.9 passing yards per contest and 6.2 yards per attempt (32nd).

He was 22nd in EPA+CPOE, 23rd in deep attempts (41), 21st in air yards, 28th in points per dropback (0.38), and 32nd in clean pocket completion percentage.

But over the final six games, when the Steelers found their rhythm, Pickett was first in passing grade, fourth in big-time throw rate, first in deep passing, and seventh in EPA/dropback.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better collection of supporting talent, too, with Najee Harris, George Pickens, Diontae Johnson, Pat Freiermuth, Allen Robinson II, Darnell Washington, and Calvin Austin III, who missed all of last year.

Throw in OL upgrades in Isaac Seumalo, Nate Herbig, and first-round pick Broderick Jones, and Pickett is set to surprise some in 2023 and even flirt with upper-range QB2 value in fantasy quarterback rankings.

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