20 Trent Edwards
The Bills now have two deep threats with Lee Evans and the recent addition of Terrell Owens. Edwards has not yet played a full 16 games, but if he does he could top 3,000 yards and around 20 touchdowns.
21 Matt Hasselbeck
Hasselbeck missed nine games last season because of injury, and the games he did play the offense was pitiful. The Seahawks added T.J. Houshmandzadeh to round out their receiving corps that also includes Deion Branch and Nate Burleson. The 34 year-old Hasselbeck may be an injury risk, but keep in mind he threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2007.
22 Jason Campbell
It’s obvious the Redskins don’t have much faith in Campbell after targeting Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez. Washington’s receiving corps is less than stellar and the Skins did little to upgrade their offense during the offseason. Campbell has a low ceiling and it would not be a surprise to see him pulled as some point this season if the Skins begin to struggle.
23 Marc Bulger
Bulger has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in each of the previous two seasons. The Rams released Torry Holt and Orlando Pace, however they have a new coaching staff that will run the West Coast offense more suited to Bulger’s strengths. We would stay away from Bulger if you can, but if you do draft him keep your expectations low and you may not be disappointed.
24 Chad Pennington
In Pennington’s first year in Miami he helped vault a 1-15 team into the playoffs and he finished second in MVP votes. Pennington has never had back-to-back solid seasons and he has added pressure with Chad Henne and Pat White waiting in the wings. If the Dolphins are winning, Pennington keeps the job.
25 Shaun Hill
The 49ers may take a more conservative offensive approach under head coach Mike Singletary who prefers to run the ball. Hill should have no problem holding off Alex Smith for the starting job and rookie WR Michael Crabtree will at least give Hill a legitimate passing threat. Hill is a shaky QB2 option.
26 Sage Rosenfels
Rosenfels should have no problem winning the starting job from Tavaris Jackson, but Brett Favre’s return would push both of these guys to the bench. If Favre stays retired, Rosenfels could have a nice fantasy season and could be a sleeper worth targeting late in your draft.
27 JaMarcus Russell
Entering his third season in the NFL, Russell is under even more pressure to produce. The Raiders drafted Darrius Heyward-Bey to give Russell a legitimate deep-threat option and they also signed Jeff Garcia as a mentor. If Oakland’s offense struggles there is a good chance we may see Garcia, but the job appears to be Russell’s to lose.
28 Brady Quinn
Quinn is the likely favorite to start Week 1 over Derek Anderson, but regardless of who wins the job neither of them will have much consistent fantasy value in a rebuilding Cleveland offense. Monitor this position battle in preseason if you are desperate for a late-round QB.
29 Kerry Collins
Last season, filling in for Vince Young, Collins showed he is nothing more than an effective game manager. Tennessee will again be a run-oriented offense with a young receiving core, which gives Collins only marginal value in a 2-QB league.
30 Mark Sanchez
Sanchez will compete with Kellen Clemens for the starting QB job, however Sanchez is the likely favorite to start in Week 1. Sanchez is a high-risk low-reward player and should only be drafted late in a deep 2-QB league.
31 Matthew Stafford
Daunte Culpepper will likely start the season at QB, but it won’t be too long before Stafford is thrown into the fire. Stafford has a great arm and the skill-set to become a franchise QB, just don’t expect much this season.
32 Derek Anderson
After throwing for nearly 3,800 yards and 29 TDs in 2007, Anderson was the clear favorite to start the 2008 season. Early season struggles forced the Browns to bench him in favor of Brady Quinn. It appears that Quinn has the slight edge over Anderson this season, but its a situation worth monitoring as Anderson does have an upside for a late round pick.
33 Daunte Culpepper
Culpepper has a new contract for the 2009 season and will likely start for the Lions until Matthew Stafford is “ready.” Calvin Johnson should help salvage some fantasy value for Culpepper, but we’d be shocked if he was still starting after the Lions Week 7 bye.
34 Byron Leftwich
Leftwich was signed to a two-year deal in Tampa during the offseason. Leftwich will be battling Luke McCown for the starting job this season and first-round pick Josh Freeman might get an opportunity late in the year. Regardless of who wins the job they will only have marginal fantasy value in the Bucs offense.
35 Jeff Garcia
Garcia signed a one-year deal in Oakland as JaMarcus Russell’s backup. Russell is the early favorite to start in Week 1, however we would not be surprised to see Garcia take over at some point if Russell struggles. Neither of these guys are good fantasy options, but Garcia could produce if he gets the opportunity.
36 Josh Freeman
Freeman will likely be behind Luke McCown and Byron Leftwich to start the season, but he may get a chance late in the year. He may be worth a pick in a keeper league, as it is more likely he will see playing time in 2010.
37 Kellen Clemens
Clemens was the favorite to start after Favre “retired” until the Jets drafted Mark Sanchez. Clemens may get some playing time early in the season depending on when the Jets feel that Sanchez is ready. Either way, Clemens would only have marginal fantasy value even if he does manage to start a few games.