The NFL is just two weeks old but Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton, and Cam Newton are up while Andrew Luck and Colin Kaepernick are not.
Using two different advanced stats and a fantasy football metric, we came up with a formula to rank all 32 NFL starters.
The formula uses Football Outsiders’ DYAR metric, ESPN’s total QBR metric, and the percentage of teams that own each quarterback in ESPN’s Fantasy Football game.
Think of the latter as a job approval rating, an indication of how fans think of the quarterback’s potential moving forward.
In the case of injuries, we will continue to rank the injured starter unless he is out for the remainder of the season or there is doubt about their role once healthy.
Here is how the 32 starters are ranked so far.
Team record: 3-0
ESPN Fantasy Owned: 99.9%
One thing to know: Not all the advanced stats loved Rodgers' 5-touchdown, 0-interception win, with Pro Football Focus giving it a slightly below-average grade. But the numbers used here liked it enough to vault Rodgers up to the new No. 1 from No. 3 last week.
Team record: 1-2
DYAR rank: 18
QBR rank: 15
ESPN Fantasy Owned: 99.8%
One thing to know: Russell Wilson played well considering Marshawn Lynch was out most of the game. But the 26-0 shutout of the Bears was more about Chicago's awful offence (they punted on every possession!) and the return of Kam Chancellor on Seattle's defence.
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