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2008 CFN Fantasy & Stat Rankings - QBs
Ball State QB Nate Davis
Ball State QB Nate Davis
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Posted Aug 11, 2008


The 2008 CFN Fantasy and Statistical Quarterback Rankings.

2008 Fantasy Rankings

Quarterbacks


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When picking a college quarterback, you're presented with a strange choice. Do you go with the passer who'll throw for 32 touchdowns, or go with the running quarterback who might throw 11 TD passes, but run for ten TDs? The rushing yardage element puts some quarterbacks head and shoulders above the others, and as the numbers show, you should go with the runners. Keep in mind that this is FANTASY football and not a ranking of how good these players are.  These are the projections based on how they should do statistically according to the CFN Scoring System.

BLUE CHIP RECRUITS - Get your hands on one of these QBs no matter what. These are the franchise players.

1. Dan LeFevour, Jr. Central Michigan  
CFN 2007 Point Total (note: these don’t include two-point conversions): 343 … 24.52 ppg
He might not have been Tim Tebow, but he wasn't far off coming one rushing touchdown short of the exclusive 20-passing TD, 20-rushing TD club. The passing game should be even better, with great weapons to work with, but the rushing numbers might take a bit of a dip with several good backs able to carry the load.

2. Tim Tebow, Jr. Florida  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 353 … 27.19 ppg

After an epic statistical season, Mr. Heisman should put up even better passing numbers. He has worked on becoming a better bomber, especially late in games, while the idea will be to reduce the wear and tear on his body by using the running backs more. While that might be great in theory, Tebow should get the goal line carries in the really big games. In the SEC, and when pushing for a national title, every game is a really big game.

3. Graham Harrell, Sr. Texas Tech
CFN 2007 Point Total: 277 … 21.28 ppg

He should probably be No. 1 on this list. Harrell averaged a whopping 470 passing yards per game last season, and now he gets everyone back except for No. 2 WR Danny Amendola. Michael Crabtree leads a tremendous receiving corps, the line will give Harrell plenty of time, and there might be the occasional rushing touchdown or two. 500 passing yards per game will be the norm.

4. Pat White, Sr. West Virginia 
CFN 2007 Point Total: 253 … 19.43 ppg
Just how much more of the workload will White have to carry? Arguably the nation's most valuable player, White was banged up for two games last year (at least he was hurt enough to miss significant time), and those were the two games the Mountaineers lost. The coaching staff will have to keep its star healthy for late in the season, but without Steve Slaton, White's rushing numbers could be even better.

5. Chase Daniel, Sr. Missouri
CFN 2007 Point Total: 224 … 16.02 ppg
A machine in the Tiger offense, Daniel has been around long enough to know exactly what he's doing. He loses Martin Rucker and Will Franklin to throw to, but tight end Chase Coffman is healthy again after playing hurt, and Jeremy Maclin might be the best all-around receiver in the country.

SECOND TIER - These will be some of the biggest producers in the country with a good chance of breaking into the top five prospects.

6. Chase Holbrook, Sr. New Mexico State  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 168 ... 12.89 ppg

The Aggies are loaded with offensive veterans. Holbrook won't put up Graham Harrell numbers, but he won't be far off.

7. Zac Robinson, Jr. Oklahoma State
CFN 2007 Point Total: 230 ... 17.72 ppg
It was supposed to be the Bobby Reid show last year, and then Robinson took over and became a superstar, even if he went unnoticed in a league full of phenomenal quarterbacks.
8. Jake Locker, Soph. Washington
CFN 2007 Point Total: 221 … 17.02 ppg

The rushing numbers will always be there. If Locker ever figures out how to throw with some semblance of efficiency, his stats will go through the roof.
9. Willie Tuitama, Sr. Arizona  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 166 … 13.82 ppg

The Wildcats are going to be in shootout after shootout. All indications are that Tuitama, if he can stay healthy, will be in for a huge year. The passing game will go ballistic.
10. Justin Willis, Jr. SMU  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 194 … 16.15 ppg

You want the June Jones starting quarterback. Again, you want the June Jones starting quarterback. Willis is a tremendous talent who should be the next Jones-led star as long as he stays in the classroom and out of the doghouse.
11. Nate Davis, Jr. Ball State  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 208 … 16.01 ppg
With a group of future NFL receivers to throw to, Davis, a top pro prospect himself, will be among the nation's leading passers all year long.
12. Matt Grothe, Jr. South Florida
CFN 2007 Point Total: 208 … 15.98 ppg

A great all-around playmaker, Grothe needs to make his receivers better while remaining the team's most dangerous rushing option. This is his team and his offense.
13. Kellen Lewis, Jr. Indiana
CFN 2007 Point Total: 254 … 19.46 ppg

The only reason Lewis isn't higher is the loss of star receiver James Hardy to the Buffalo Bills. It doesn't help that IU is changing up the offense a bit to a shorter, quicker passing attack. Lewis will always get decent rushing numbers.
14. Chase Clement, Sr. Rice
CFN 2007 Point Total: 235 … 19.55 ppg

The beautiful part about Clement, at least from a statistical standpoint, is that he'll have to bomb away in every game. The Rice defense will give up points and yards faster than Clement can rack them up. Having Jarett Dillard to throw to helps.
15.
Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, Sr. Navy
CFN 2007 Point Total: 171 … 14.26 ppg

The Navy quarterback is always a statistical monster, but there's a good chance others, like do-it-all playmaker
Jarod Bryant, will see time under center here and there. The new coaching staff will keep the music rolling, but there are enough question marks to keep Kaheaku-Enhada out of the top ten.

THIRD TIER (each of these quarterback are on a slightly lesser level because of QB competition, lack of rushing yards, average receivers or other concerns)

    2007 Total Points 2007 Points Per Game
16 Todd Reesing, Sr. Kansas 199 15.27
17 C.J. Bacher, Sr. Northwestern 156 13.00
18 Rusty Smith, Jr. Florida Atlantic 175 13.45
19 Sam Bradford, So. Oklahoma 171 12.20
20 Max Hall, Jr. BYU 169 13.01
21 Curtis Painter, Sr. Purdue 181 13.90
22 Michael Desormeaux, Sr. UL Laf. 169 14.05
23 Adam Weber, So. Minnesota 197 16.41
24 Brian Johnson, Sr. Utah 91 8.27
25 Inoke Funaki, Jr. Hawaii 15 3.82

GREAT FANTASY CONSIDERATIONS

    2007 Total Points 2007 Points Per Game
26 Stephen McGee, Sr. Texas A&M 166 12.78
27 Colt McCoy, Jr. Texas 186 14.28
28 Josh Nesbitt, So. Georgia Tech 25 2.29
29 David Johnson, Sr. Tulsa 2 0.29
30 Cullen Harper, Sr. Clemson 153 11.81
31 Tyler Sheehan, Jr. Bowling Green 176 13.55
32 Kodi Burns, So. Auburn 39 4.38
33 Andy Schmitt, Jr. Eastern Michigan 127 10.58
34 Cody Hawkins, So. Colorado 144 11.05
35 Rudy Carpenter, Sr. Arizona State 126 9.72
36 Hunter Cantwell, Sr. Louisville 2 0.79
37 Mike Teel, Sr. Rutgers 120 9.23
38 Josh Freeman, Jr. Kansas State 143 11.89
39 Joe Ganz, Sr. Nebraska 100 20.06
40 Giovanni Vizza, So. North Texas 129 10.73
41 Tim Hiller, Jr. Western Michigan 128 10.69
42 Trevor Vittatoe, So. UTEP 129 10.76
43 Riley Dodge, Fr. North Texas 0 0
44 Matthew Stafford, Jr. Georgia 118 9.11
45 Donovan Porterie, Jr. New Mexico 103 7.93
46 Chris Crane, Sr. Boston College 0 0.16
47 Jonathan Crompton, Jr. Tennessee 4 0.73
48 Blake Szymanski, Sr. Baylor 135 12.25
49 Gary Rogers, Sr. Washington State 2 0.38
50 Todd Boeckman, Sr. Ohio State 126 9.71