Packers: Aaron Rodgers tops FanSided QB fantasy rankings

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Aaron Rodgers
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Aaron Rodgers /

FanSided placed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the top of their fantasy football rankings at the position for 2018.

Rodgers‘ return to the field isn’t just great news for the Packers, but also fantasy owners lucky enough to draft him.

While many fantasy experts would advise against selecting a quarterback high in your draft given the depth at the position, if you’re going to do so, it should be on the two-time MVP.

Rodgers is the best quarterback in football, and this translates into fantasy points.

Jon Dove of FanSided recently ranked the top 25 fantasy quarterbacks for the 2018 season. Here’s what he wrote about Rodgers, who is at No. 1:

"“Rodgers has been fantasy gold as long as he’s on the field. The big question mark is whether or not he will be able to stay healthy throughout the season. Losing Jody Nelson is also something that could case a dip in Rodgers production.However, he’s still a big-play threat who limits turnovers and can provide some points with his legs.”"

When Rodgers is healthy, that’s exactly why he’s so dominant in fantasy. As Dove notes, he throws a lot of touchdown passes and doesn’t turn the football over often. And what separates him from the likes of Tom Brady is the additional fantasy points he puts up with rushing yards.

According to Fantasy Pros, Rodgers has been the leading quarterback for fantasy points twice in the past four seasons. That includes 2017, when he missed half the season with a broken collarbone.

Based on Fantasy Pros’ rankings, Rodgers’ 2016 total was 380 points in standard scoring, an impressive 33 points ahead of second-placed Matt Ryan, who was named league MVP that season.

If you’re going to draft a quarterback early, make sure it’s Rodgers. He can be a difference-maker for fantasy teams, and allows you to start him every week without any concerns (outside of the Packers’ bye week, of course).

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As long as Rodgers is healthy, he’ll not only be in the league MVP race and help the Packers make a strong push for the Super Bowl, but he’ll also be the favorite to finish as the QB1 in fantasy football.