How I calculated my tiered ranking

Utilizing a mainstream website like fantasypros, cbssports, or yahoofantasy is completely fine.

However there are three additional factors I want to give extra weight when ranking my quarterbacks.

I will explain why I believe these factors are important and give you my custom rankings to help you make an educated pick at the quarterback position on draft day.

1. Defensive strength of schedule (DSOS)

It is vital to analyze your quarterbacks upcoming strength of schedule.

Patrick Mahomes is great but he will face the toughest defensive schdule in 2019.

I want my fantasy quarterback to face an easy schedule and give me a consistent chance to win every week.

2. Average Depth of Target (ADOT)

Average depth of target measures the average distance a quarterback targets receivers down the field.

A quarterback who is throwing deep down the field indicates he is confident in his ability to execute the passing offense.

Quarterbacks who average deeper passes are more likely to hit exlplosive plays or extend drives with first downs.

3. Pressured dropback percentage (QBP%)

QBP% measures the percent of time the quarterback was pressured when he dropped back to pass in 2018.

A low QBP% translates to your quarterback throwing from a clean pocket and avoiding injury from sacks.


Tier 1

1. Andrew Luck

  • DSOS-#16
  • ADOT-7.9
  • QBP%-29%

2. Patrick Mahomes

  • DSOS-#32
  • ADOT-8.8
  • QBP%-35%

Tier 2

3. Drew Brees

  • DSOS-#5
  • ADOT-7.4
  • QBP%-26%

4. Aaron Rodgers

  • DSOS-#23
  • ADOT-8.2
  • QBP%-33%

5. Matt Ryan

  • DSOS-#17
  • ADOT-8.5
  • QBP%-33%

6. Deshaun Watson

  • DSOS-#21
  • ADOT-8.2
  • QBP%-43%

Tier 3

7. Cam Newton

  • DSOS-#2
  • ADOT-7.1
  • QBP%-33%

8. Russell Wilson

  • DSOS-#8
  • ADOT-8.7
  • QBP%-43%

9. Baker Mayfield

  • DSOS-#24
  • ADOT-9
  • QBP%-29%

10. Kyler Murray

  • DSOS-#1
  • ADOT-N/A
  • QBP%-N/A

11. Jameis Winston

  • DSOS-#5
  • ADOT-10.8
  • QBP%-34%

Tier 4

12. Carson Wentz

  • DSOS-#10
  • ADOT-7.6
  • QBP%-31%

13. Ben Roethlisberger

  • DSOS-#27
  • ADOT-7.7
  • QBP%-24%

14. Jared Goff

  • DSOS-#14
  • ADOT-8.2
  • QBP%-32%

15. Philip Rivers

  • DSOS-#17
  • ADOT-8.1
  • QBP%-37%

16. Kirk Cousins

  • DSOS-#4
  • ADOT-7.3
  • QBP%-39%

Tier 5

17. Dak Prescott

  • DSOS-#11
  • ADOT-7.4
  • QBP%-36%

18. Jimmy Garoppolo

  • DSOS-#3
  • ADOT-NA
  • QBP%-NA

19. Tom Brady

  • DSOS-#21
  • ADOT-7.6
  • QBP%-24%

20. Mitchell Trubisky

  • DSOS-#7
  • aDOT-9
  • QBP%-30%

Tier 6

21. Lamar Jackson

  • DSOS-#11
  • aDOT-8.3
  • QBP%-NA

22. Nick Foles

  • DSOS-#9
  • ADOT-7.1
  • QBP%-NA

23. Josh Allen

  • DSOS-#13
  • DOT-10.5
  • QBP%-43%

24. Marcus Mariota

  • DSOS-#30
  • ADOT-7.5
  • QBP%-34%

25. Matthew Stafford

  • DSOS-#20
  • ADOT-6.7
  • QBP%-31%

Tier 7

26. Joe Flacco

  • DSOS-#25
  • ADOT-8.4
  • QBP%-28%

27. Andy Dalton

  • DSOS-#28
  • ADOT-8.3
  • QBP%-32%

28. Derek Carr

  • DSOS-#28
  • aDOT-6.6
  • QBP%-30%

29. Sam Darnold

  • DSOS-#25
  • ADOT-9
  • QBP%-36%

30. Eli Manning

  • DSOS-#17
  • ADOT-7.4
  • QBP%-34%