If you are looking for how quarterbacks are scoring the fantasy points they do, this page is going to break down how they get those fantasy points. This is a collective group of a team’s quarterback stats and fantasy points, although most of the time, it is going to be dominated by one quarterback. However, you will have those seasons where teams might move to their rookie quarterback halfway through the year, or injuries occur. The offensive team rating will show the overall rating and not just the passing side of an offense. It is based on our own unique formula.
The fantasy points per game scored are ranked by the highest to the lowest, meaning teams scoring lower fantasy points with their quarterbacks are going to be on the lower side. The red zone fantasy points per game or totals are going to show how much of their overall fantasy point production is coming within the red zone. This gives you a more in-depth look at their fantasy numbers. These will be updated during the current season, but you can also flip through prior seasons using the seasons dropdown. Overall the drop downs and tabs will get you to the correct rankings and stats that you need. The weekly slider will also help get the data and rankings you want for a specific time frame.
Passing and rushing stats are going to be the numbers that equal fantasy points. Every quarterback is going to score their fantasy points in different ways. The passing stats will show the volume a quarterback is throwing at, and then what they are doing with those attempts. If you have a more mobile quarterback, you are going to look at the rushing stats and see how they are generating fantasy points. Overall these numbers are going to be the key reasons for why a quarterback is dominating or struggling in fantasy football.
When it comes to fantasy football scoring for quarterbacks, you are going to get a wide range of styles. However, quarterbacks that can pad on some rushing yards get a lot of buzz come draft day. Not in real-life football, but our fantasy football. Those strict running quarterbacks certainly carry more risk in the injury department, but in terms of scoring production, we have seen some monster years. More recently, Lamar Jackson turned out one of the best fantasy seasons of all-time. He did a lot of it with his legs, but he also threw for over 30 touchdowns. We have also seen monster fantasy years from Cam Newton and Michael Vick, who have had elite running capabilities.
Outside of Jackson, we don’t see a ton of run-first quarterbacks. However, we do have a lot of mobile quarterbacks who can escape the pocket and also put up some rushing numbers are going to have strong fantasy stats. When sorting through the teams that have the most fantasy points with their quarterbacks, there are a few things that stand out. A majority of the top ten has athletic quarterbacks who can add rushing touchdowns and rushing yards. It is also not just one or the other, as their passing stats are also above average. We see a lot of this with names like Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson.
Even when the passing stats aren’t there, a quarterback can make up their fantasy production on the ground. As mentioned, there are not a ton of those names anymore, but a name like Josh Allen has better fantasy value than real-life value as a quarterback. His rushing numbers make up for a lot of missed opportunities. Having a quarterback that adds a couple of rushing yards a game is going to be helpful. When you look at the scoring, there is no reason to deny mobile quarterbacks have an edge. One fantasy point per every ten rushing yards compared to one for every 25 passing yards is going to be helpful. The same goes for touchdowns, when passing touchdowns equal four, and rushing equal six. Sort through the scoring, and you will often see the top-scoring quarterbacks put up a couple of points per game just through rushing.
Important Stats For High Scoring Fantasy Quarterbacks
There are going to be some exceptions to this rule, but volume for quarterbacks is a big thing when it comes to fantasy points. To start with the exceptions, we have seen a few extremely accurate quarterbacks make up for not airing it out all the time. In more recent years, you have seen Drew Brees scale back on the attempts, but his overall efficiency still makes him a valuable fantasy quarterback. Russell Wilson is another one, but he also will add on stats with the ground game, which helps make up for lack of attempts. He is also extremely accurate and pushes the ball downfield. Those quarterbacks who take shots on big plays have an advantage on the check down type quarterbacks.
Yards are not always an indicator of big fantasy points, but often you will see the leaders in yards at least in the top half for fantasy scoring. They will have to have very poor luck in the touchdown department to not at least be in the top half. We saw this last season with the Panthers, who were top ten in yards, but passing touchdowns were not there. The easier correlation with rankings and stats is passing touchdowns. Only a few exceptions will sneak through into the top half despite finishing in the bottom half, and that is because they have added on more rushing production to make up for it.
As mentioned above, rushing numbers are going to be important to help give you a weekly floor. Volume numbers for rushing are also a big factor; when you sort by rushing attempts by a quarterback, you will see a lot of green in the rankings column. Of course, the production that comes with it will be tied to bigger fantasy scoring quarterbacks. More high volume pocket passers will be able to finish high without seeing rushing volume. Names like Jared Goff and Matt Ryan come to mind here.
How Scoring Effects Quarterback Rankings And Fantasy Points
For the most part, scoring is going to remain consistent across the sites. A passing touchdown is going to be four points, and your usual quarterback scoring will be the same. The few differences can shake things up a little bit, but nothing on a major scale like other positions. Of course, if you are in a league that counts passing touchdowns as six points, then you will see the higher touchdown scoring teams have much higher rankings because it is weighted more. The one noticeable one is sites that use a negative one for interceptions instead of negative two. This makes interceptions much more forgiving. For a guy like Jameis Winston last season, those interceptions would be much more costly in negative two scoring formats for interceptions. Two interceptions will wipe out a passing touchdown.
The next one is for a site that has the 300+ yard bonus. The site we have posted that does this is draftkings, where quarterbacks will earn a few extra fantasy points for throwing over 300 yards passing. For those rushing quarterbacks, if they run for over 100 yards on the ground, they will get extra points as well. While it won’t have drastic swings in the rankings, it will show up a bit in fantasy points if you see a team move up a spot or two because they had an extra 300+ game under their belt.
Miscellaneous Factors Of Fantasy Quarterback Scoring
There are always going to be things that randomly have an effect on fantasy scoring for quarterbacks, and some things that may not quite in their control. Scheduling is one of the factors that can mess with fantasy scoring. If we look through some of the rankings, we see some teams with usually bad quarterback play have lower fantasy points scored and rankings, of course. Some times the schedule plays into it a bit, though. An offense with a tough schedule facing a lot of good secondaries is going to have an effect on their overall fantasy numbers. For example, the Chargers last season had one of the tougher schedules, and also within the division, the Chiefs and Broncos had two stronger pass defenses. Out of division games were also on the tougher side. It can also have a positive effect on teams.
Flipping through recent seasons or even the current one, you might notice some good offenses having low fantasy points coming out of their quarterbacks. An injury might have occurred. We have seen some teams really go off the rails when an injury happens, and this might not even be necessary with the quarterback, but it could be because of the quarterbacks' weapons going down, or the offensive line is banged up. This is where the weekly slider comes in because you can center on when injuries occur and see what the changes are for that team. Looking into 2019, we saw Ben Roethlisberger go down early for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the quarterbacks scored finished the lowest in the league.
We are also going to see some random variance thrown into rankings on a year to year basis, but also over the course of the season. A team might be struggling to find the end zone despite moving the ball, where we could see some positive touchdown regression in the second half of the season. A team might also be due for some negative regression where they are efficiently putting up numbers that are well above their norm. Finding trends throughout the season is a great way to not be fooled when randomness occurs and fall into traps. It is also a great way to stay ahead of the curve, which is what we always want to do when it comes to fantasy football.