The 2023 dynasty fantasy football season is in full swing now that free agency and the NFL Draft are behind us, with both rookie and startup drafts now taking place. Given all the changes which have shaken up the positions, there is much for fantasy football managers to consider this year. Before the chaos takes off, here are the latest 2023 dynasty quarterback rankings.
Top Dynasty Quarterback Rankings
The below rankings are intended as a guide for formats that provides four points per passing touchdown. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups.
Additionally, you can see the rest of PFN’s dynasty rankings here:
WR | TE | RB | Superflex
1) Patrick Mahomes II | Kansas City Chiefs
2) Josh Allen | Buffalo Bills
3) Jalen Hurts | Philadelphia Eagles
4) Joe Burrow | Cincinnati Bengals
5) Justin Herbert | Los Angeles Chargers
6) Trevor Lawrence | Jacksonville Jaguars
7) Justin Fields | Chicago Bears
8) Lamar Jackson | Baltimore Ravens
9) Anthony Richardson | Indianapolis Colts
10) Deshaun Watson | Cleveland Browns
11) Kyler Murray | Arizona Cardinals
12) Dak Prescott | Dallas Cowboys
13) Tua Tagovailoa | Miami Dolphins
14) Bryce Young | Carolina Panthers
15) C.J. Stroud | Houston Texans
16) Daniel Jones | New York Giants
17) Trey Lance | San Francisco 49ers
18) Kenny Pickett | Pittsburgh Steelers
19) Kirk Cousins | Minnesota Vikings
20) Geno Smith | Seattle Seahawks
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21) Aaron Rodgers | New York Jets
22) Russell Wilson | Denver Broncos
23) Derek Carr | New Orleans Saints
24) Jordan Love | Green Bay Packers
25) Jared Goff | Detroit Lions
26) Will Levis | Tennessee Titans
27) Mac Jones | New England Patriots
28) Brock Purdy | San Francisco 49ers
29) Matthew Stafford | Los Angeles Rams
30) Jimmy Garoppolo | Las Vegas Raiders
31) Desmond Ridder | Atlanta Falcons
32) Sam Howell | Washington Commanders
33) Ryan Tannehill | Tennessee Titans
34) Hendon Hooker | Detroit Lions
35) Baker Mayfield | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
36) Zach Wilson | New York Jets
37) Jameis Winston | New Orleans Saints
38) Bailey Zappe | New England Patriots
39) Mike White | Miami Dolphins
40) Taylor Heinicke | Atlanta Falcons
41) Gardner Minshew II | Indianapolis Colts
42) Marcus Mariota | Philadelphia Eagles
43) Sam Darnold | San Francisco 49ers
44) Jaren Hall | Minnesota Vikings
45) Jake Haener | New Orleans Saints
46) Kyle Trask | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
47) Tyler Huntley | Baltimore Ravens
48) Davis Mills | Houston Texans
49) Jacoby Brissett | Washington Commanders
50) Matt Corral | Carolina Panthers
51) Malik Willis | Tennessee Titans
52) Carson Wentz | FA
53) Andy Dalton | Carolina Panthers
54) Stetson Bennett | Los Angeles Rams
55) Dorian Thompson-Robinson | Cleveland Browns
56) Jarrett Stidham | Denver Broncos
57) Clayton Tune | Arizona Cardinals
58) Matt Ryan | FA
59) Aidan O’Connell | Las Vegas Raiders
60) Tanner McKee | Philadelphia Eagles
Who Are the Best Quarterbacks To Draft in Dynasty?
When you’re building out your quarterback room, chase upside and rushing production. If you can find out before a quarterback cements their ranking, even better. It’s one of the reasons I’m going after Justin Fields extremely aggressively this offseason.
In my opinion, Fields needs to be valued in the same tier as Justin Herbert, which is exactly where I have him (QB7). I understand he only topped 200 yards twice last year, but when you run for over 1,100 yards and have eight touchdowns, I want you on my fantasy team.
We should also take into account the amount of both draft capital and salary cap space the Bears will have to put pieces around Fields. There’s no reason not to believe he can’t repeat his QB5 performance in 2023 or, at a minimum, be a high-upside, reliable QB1.
In a Superflex draft, I would also be willing to take Trevor Lawrence at the back end of the first round. The maturation we saw last year was evident. After not having a representative rookie year, given the turmoil in Jacksonville, Lawrence was sensational under Doug Pederson.
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His completion percentage jumped nearly 7%, and his yards per attempt went from 5.2 all the way up to 7.3. He even more than doubled his touchdown rate to 4.3%. Throw in the fact Lawrence had five rushing scores to go along with over 4,100 passing yards, and his QB8 finish might very well be his floor for the foreseeable future.
I’m also taking the value on Kenny Pickett, both in drafts and in trades. It feels like Pickett is the easy target of the fantasy community, given last year’s QB class of last year, and once again, we’re not giving rookie quarterbacks the necessary time to develop before making overarching judgments about their trajectory.
Were there mixed results? Absolutely. Pickett averaged 185 yards per game and had more interceptions (9) than touchdowns (7). But towards the back half of the year, even if the numbers didn’t necessarily show it, Pickett was playing much better football. It appeared that the game was beginning to slow down for him.
Having gone through a full season and now getting to go through an entire offseason program with the team, I think Pickett will have a much better sophomore season, especially when we consider the upgrades on the offensive line with Isaac Seumalo, Nate Herbig, and first-round pick Broderick Jones. Plus, they added Allen Robinson II to a pass-catching room consisting of George Pickens, Diontae Johnson, Pat Freiermuth, Calvin Austin III, and Darnell Washington.
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I am also going all in on Anthony Richardson, who I already have inside my top 10. He’s big (6’4″ and 244) and can scramble with the best of them, but he does it in a physical manner while having the speed to run away from defenders. Richardson’s Combine numbers alone make fantasy managers and NFL general managers drool: 4.43 40-yard dash (1.53 10-yard split), 40.5″ vertical, and 10’9″ broad, giving him a perfect 10.00 RAS.
Indianapolis was arguably the second-best landing spot for any QB outside of the Detroit Lions. Richardson will greatly benefit from Shane Steichen’s scheme, which implemented RPOs and capitalized on Jalen Hurts’ elite athletic skill set.
That’s precisely what’s going to happen in Indianapolis. Richardson will also have Jonathan Taylor in the backfield and a pass-catching corps boasting nothing but massive targets in Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, Jelani Woods, and Mo Alie-Cox, all of whom are 6’3″ and above.
Plus, they drafted one of the most efficient players with the ball in his hands, WR Josh Downs, who will man the slot and be what they wanted Parris Campbell to be. Richardson’s rookie year will be shaky, but he has a Cam Newton-level ceiling. I want … no, I need that on my dynasty roster.