-- Drew Brees goes from 7 to 5. I know last year was nowhere near his best, statisically. But with the injury and/or small sample size concerns surrounding Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, I think I'd rather have Brees. He is still going to be very productive and is incredibly safe. I'm still pretty high on those latter two just due to their immense upsides.

-- Matthew Stafford gets bumped up to 7. That's where he has finished in the fantasy QB standings in each of the past two seasons.

-- I'm not quite ready to move Andrew Luck into that QB1 area. Check back in a few weeks, and if hasn't suffered a setback by then, I'll have to make that change.

-- I moved Alex Smith up a few spots, from 19 to 16, because I think he is an incredibly safe, high-floor QB2 this season in that aggressive Redskins offense.

-- Swapped Marcus Mariota and Jared Goff.

-- Jameis Winston was moved down from 21 to 25.

These ranks assume standard scoring. 

Other rankings: Top 50 RBs || Top 50 WRs (updated Aug. 7)|| Top 25 TEs (updated Aug. 7)

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Rank Player Team
1 Aaron Rodgers GB
2 Russell Wilson SEA
3 Tom Brady NE
4 Cam Newton CAR
5 Drew Brees NO
6 Carson Wentz PHI
7 Matthew Stafford DET
8 Deshaun Watson HOU
9 Kirk Cousins MIN
10 Ben Roethlisberger PIT
11 Jimmy Garoppolo SF
12 Philip Rivers LAC
13 Andrew Luck IND
14 Marcus Mariota TEN
15 Jared Goff LAR
16 Alex Smith WAS
17 Matt Ryan ATL
18 Patrick Mahomes KC
19 Derek Carr OAK
20 Dak Prescott DAL
21 Blake Bortles JAC
22 Mitch Trubisky CHI
23 Eli Manning NYG
24 Case Keenum DEN
25 Jameis Winston TB

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