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Published: March 23, 2015 at 04:19 p.m.
Updated: March 23, 2015 at 04:24 p.m.

2014 Top 10 fantasy quarterbacks points-per-touch

Take a look at the top 10 fantasy quarterbacks from 2014 ranked not by total points, but by their fantasy point-per-touch average.

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  • Tannehill quietly finished in the top 10 in fantasy points among quarterbacks last season, posting career bests in yards and touchdowns. He did lack consistency, however, scoring fewer than 15 fantasy points in half of his 16 starts. The addition of Jordan Cameron and Kenny Stills to potential breakout wide receiver Jarvis Landry does leave the fantasy dial pointing upward for the Texas A&M product. 10

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    10. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins (0.62 PPT)

    Tannehill quietly finished in the top 10 in fantasy points among quarterbacks last season, posting career bests in yards and touchdowns. He did lack consistency, however, scoring fewer than 15 fantasy points in half of his 16 starts. The addition of Jordan Cameron and Kenny Stills to potential breakout wide receiver Jarvis Landry does leave the fantasy dial pointing upward for the Texas A&M product.

  • Brees has experienced a negative trend when it comes to his PPT average. Over the last four seasons, he's gone from a healthier 0.80 clip down to 0.63 in 2014 ... that's almost a full two-tenths of a point. What's more, Brees could be throwing the football less often when you consider what the Saints did in the offseason by trading Jimmy Graham and Stills. He suddenly comes with legitimate question marks. 9

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    9. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (0.63 PPT)

    Brees has experienced a negative trend when it comes to his PPT average. Over the last four seasons, he's gone from a healthier 0.80 clip down to 0.63 in 2014 ... that's almost a full two-tenths of a point. What's more, Brees could be throwing the football less often when you consider what the Saints did in the offseason by trading Jimmy Graham and Stills. He suddenly comes with legitimate question marks.

  • Ryan had his share of solid stat lines last season, but he also continued to be inconsistent when playing away from the Georgia Dome. With that said, he remains a top-10 fantasy quarterback heading into 2015. He isn't likely to become an elite option at the position, though, as Ryan has averaged 0.71 PPT or fewer over the last four seasons. He's going to be in the middle- to late-round conversation. 8

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    8. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (0.64 PPT)

    Ryan had his share of solid stat lines last season, but he also continued to be inconsistent when playing away from the Georgia Dome. With that said, he remains a top-10 fantasy quarterback heading into 2015. He isn't likely to become an elite option at the position, though, as Ryan has averaged 0.71 PPT or fewer over the last four seasons. He's going to be in the middle- to late-round conversation.

  • How's this for a stat? In his first four games of last season, Brady averaged a dreadful 0.43 PPT. Over his final 12 games, however, he jumped up to a 0.75 clip. That would have tied him with Peyton Manning for the fourth-best PPT in 2014. One thing fantasy fans should keep in mind is that in his best seasons, Brady averaged over 0.80 PPT. So entering his age-38 year, he's clearly trending downward. 7

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    7. Tom Brady, New England Patriots (0.68 PPT)

    How's this for a stat? In his first four games of last season, Brady averaged a dreadful 0.43 PPT. Over his final 12 games, however, he jumped up to a 0.75 clip. That would have tied him with Peyton Manning for the fourth-best PPT in 2014. One thing fantasy fans should keep in mind is that in his best seasons, Brady averaged over 0.80 PPT. So entering his age-38 year, he's clearly trending downward.

  • Manning finished the season strong, scoring 19-plus fantasy points in his last three games and four of his last six overall. That was due in large part to the presence of Odell Beckham Jr., who lit the NFL on fire in the second half of the season. With Beckham in the mix to go along with Victor Cruz (barring setbacks), Manning could end up with a higher PPT average in 2015. He'll have some draft-bargain potential. 6

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    T-5. Eli Manning, New York Giants (0.69 PPT)

    Manning finished the season strong, scoring 19-plus fantasy points in his last three games and four of his last six overall. That was due in large part to the presence of Odell Beckham Jr., who lit the NFL on fire in the second half of the season. With Beckham in the mix to go along with Victor Cruz (barring setbacks), Manning could end up with a higher PPT average in 2015. He'll have some draft-bargain potential.

  • Roethlisberger had his best fantasy season ever in 2014, posting career bests in passing yards (4,952) while tying a personal best in touchdown passes (32). However, a whopping 44 percent of his production was recorded in just four games. He also averaged an unreal 1.06 PPT in those contests. In his other 12 starts, Roethlisberger put up a far less impressive 0.55 PPT clip. Keep that in mind for 2015. 5

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    T-5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (0.69 PPT)

    Roethlisberger had his best fantasy season ever in 2014, posting career bests in passing yards (4,952) while tying a personal best in touchdown passes (32). However, a whopping 44 percent of his production was recorded in just four games. He also averaged an unreal 1.06 PPT in those contests. In his other 12 starts, Roethlisberger put up a far less impressive 0.55 PPT clip. Keep that in mind for 2015.

  • Manning was the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of fantasy quarterbacks last season. In his first 12 games, he averaged over 23 fantasy points and looked nothing like a player about to fall off a statistical cliff. That's what happened, though, as Manning averaged an awful 9.2 fantasy points in his last four contests. Entering his age-39 campaign, Manning could see a decent slide in his 0.75 PPT from 2014. 4

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    4. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos (0.75 PPT)

    Manning was the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of fantasy quarterbacks last season. In his first 12 games, he averaged over 23 fantasy points and looked nothing like a player about to fall off a statistical cliff. That's what happened, though, as Manning averaged an awful 9.2 fantasy points in his last four contests. Entering his age-39 campaign, Manning could see a decent slide in his 0.75 PPT from 2014.

  • Luck has ascended to fantasy football stardom, as he put up solid totals across the board last season. He was also the lone quarterback to throw 40 touchdown passes in 2014, and the addition of Andre Johnson to his vast array of weapons only makes him more attractive in fantasy circles. Luck will no doubt be one of the first two field generals picked in all drafts next season, along with Aaron Rodgers. 3

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    3. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts (0.79 PPT)

    Luck has ascended to fantasy football stardom, as he put up solid totals across the board last season. He was also the lone quarterback to throw 40 touchdown passes in 2014, and the addition of Andre Johnson to his vast array of weapons only makes him more attractive in fantasy circles. Luck will no doubt be one of the first two field generals picked in all drafts next season, along with Aaron Rodgers.

  • Wilson came out of nowhere to become one of the three best quarterbacks in fantasy football last season, due in large part to his 849 rushing yards and six scores on the ground. He's also been impressive in terms of his PPT average, as Wilson has finished with no worse than a 0.77 PPT in his first three NFL campaigns. With Jimmy Graham now at his disposal, he should keep that sort of pace up once again. 2

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    2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (0.81 PPT)

    Wilson came out of nowhere to become one of the three best quarterbacks in fantasy football last season, due in large part to his 849 rushing yards and six scores on the ground. He's also been impressive in terms of his PPT average, as Wilson has finished with no worse than a 0.77 PPT in his first three NFL campaigns. With Jimmy Graham now at his disposal, he should keep that sort of pace up once again.

  • Long live the king of fantasy football, as Rodgers led all players in points as well as being a consistent performer in the stat sheets. The veteran also put up an impressive 0.92 PPT average, which was 0.11 points better than Wilson. Rodgers, who has averaged no fewer than 0.81 PPT in each of his last four full seasons, is likely to be a first-round pick in more than his share of 2015 fantasy drafts. 1

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    1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (0.92 PPT)

    Long live the king of fantasy football, as Rodgers led all players in points as well as being a consistent performer in the stat sheets. The veteran also put up an impressive 0.92 PPT average, which was 0.11 points better than Wilson. Rodgers, who has averaged no fewer than 0.81 PPT in each of his last four full seasons, is likely to be a first-round pick in more than his share of 2015 fantasy drafts.