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FF-Winners.com’s Opening Week 2017-8 Quarterback Power Rankings

Quarterbacks are the powerhouses of each NFL team and play a large part in how the team does in the upcoming season. With the 2017/2018 NFL season looming on the horizon, knowing how the rankings stand will go a long way to helping you to place your bets for the upcoming season.

A great example is how the Dallas Cowboys fared at the bookmakers in the 2015 season. Their star quarterback Tony Romo ended up being out for most of the season due to injury. Before his accident, the Cowboys were 3 – 1, but without him, they quickly fell to 1 – 11, seriously disappointing some punters who had placed futures bets. NFL betting is popular across the globe and even betting NZ sites offer a selection of markets. Thus, the more information available about the players, their performance and the teams, the better,

A Season Predictor

Choosing the 2017 power quarterbacks is just an idea of what may happen throughout the season. Of course, there is the potential for injury, surprises and more to upset the apple cart. That being said, most experts tend to agree on the ranked order which does give us some idea of how the season may play out.

Interestingly, some of the quarterbacks for 2017 are brand new to the NFL. Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, for example, is only a tender 22, which may either place him at an advantage over his older opponents, or a disadvantage due to his youth. For this reason, he is last on our list at number 32. Speed and agility may be his, but experience and sheer strength are usually some of the bonuses of age and practice. These newbies on the block are relatively untried, and although we can look back on their play records, how they fare against the big boys is a giant question mark until the season actually begins.

Ranking Considerations

The quarterback rankings have been chosen with care, taking into account both their current career stats, win-loss records, general performances, winning percentages and playoff victories.

Our top five ranked quarterbacks will probably come as no surprise to anyone. They are the pinnacle of the sport currently, with great career stats and a handful of Super Bowl wins between them. Anything can happen on the field, but the fact remains that these super athletes are most likely to take their teams to victory over their younger, less experienced counterparts.

And so, without further ado, we bring you a list of the 32 ranked power quarterbacks for the start of the 2017 season.

32. Jared Goff — Los Angeles Rams

31. Cody Kessler — Cleveland Browns (Projected Starter)

30. Josh McCown — New York Jets (Projected Starter)

29. Blake Bortles — Jacksonville Jaguars

28. Trevor Siemian — Denver Broncos

27. Sam Bradford — Minnesota Vikings

26. Mike Glennon — Chicago Bears

25. Deshaun Watson — Houston Texans (Projected Starter)

24. Brian Hoyer — San Francisco 49ers

23. Tyrod Taylor — Buffalo Bills

22. Alex Smith — Kansas City Chiefs

21. Eli Manning — New York Giants

20. Andy Dalton — Cincinnati Bengals

19. Carson Wentz — Philadelphia Eagles

18. Joe Flacco — Baltimore Ravens

17. Philip Rivers — Los Angeles Chargers

16. Carson Palmer — Arizona Cardinals

15. Jay Cutler — Miami Dolphins

14. Marcus Mariota — Tennessee Titans

13. Matthew Stafford — Detroit Lions

12. Cam Newton — Carolina Panthers

11. Kirk Cousins — Washington Redskins

10. Jameis Winston — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. Andrew Luck — Indianapolis Colts

8. Russell Wilson — Seattle Seahawks

7. Dak Prescott — Dallas Cowboys

6. Ben Roethlisberger — Pittsburgh Steelers

5. Drew Brees — New Orleans Saints

4. Derek Carr — Oakland Raiders

3. Aaron Rodgers — Green Bay Packers

2. Matt Ryan — Atlanta Falcons

1. Tom Brady — New England Patriots

Introduction to NFL Betting

Guide to Betting on the NFL

The NFL is the National Football League of America and is USA professional football’s highest level. The annual season ends with the Super Bowl which is the grand finale and one of the most anticipated, viewed and bet on sporting events in the world.

Sports betting on the NFL is hugely popular and many bettors follow and bet on this league. There is a huge range of bets available that range from futures bets that can be placed well in advance, to live betting options which can be placed during a game as it unfolds.

NFL Betting at Online Sportsbooks

Online betting or using the mobile platform is the preferred method of placing bets on the NFL. It offers convenience and a wider range of betting options. Bettors should however make sure that they are legally accepted at the site and that the site is licensed and trusted.

When an online sportsbook is trusted and offers the best NFL betting options, it will provide top security, safe and secure banking methods, bonus offers and NFL odds that are as accurate as possible. A top sportsbook will also feature a huge array of markets, and whether you want to get great AFL betting odds, bet on horse races, or wager on who will win in a tennis tournament, you should be able to do so all in one place.

Tips for Successful NFL Betting

Choosing trusted online sportsbooks will mean the best possible information about which teams are favoured to win games, and which teams are predicted to make it to the Super Bowl. Consider this information along with any changes in team members, any injuries and any other type of occurrence that may change the odds.

Finding the best possible types of bets is also beneficial as bets range in type, value and have different odds of winning. It is best to have, at the very least, a basic understanding of how the different NFL betting options work.

The Various NFL Betting Options

Bettors will find a wide selection when it comes to the different types of bets that they can place on the NFL, or even the Super Bowl. Each site has its own selection of bets and rules about placing them, so choose a site that has the best options.

The NFL is considered to be the sporting event offering the most betting options, so there is plenty to choose from. Betting options with better odds and live betting options do tend to offer lower pay outs and vice versa, but there are several value bets around too.

Bets can be placed on who will win a game, who will win the Super Bowl and what the point spread will be for a team. Bets for the team to score the most at the first quarter and the first half are available along with predicting whether the total score will be more than a predetermined number or less than a predetermined number. Futures bets are available and are placed on any particular game or NFL event that is to come.

Parlay bets are those consisting of various props and betting options where any sort of possible occurrence can be bet on. These are most common with live betting and include anything from which team will be reaching the end zone first and which of the two teams in a game will be scoring first to which entertainer will be opening the Super Bowl.

NFL betting is great fun, and it can be very lucrative too.

The Top 15 NFL players with the Most Receiving Yards

 

  1. Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1985 to 2000, the Oakland Raiders from 2001 to 2004, the Seattle Seahawks from 2004 to 2005, and the Denver Broncos in 2005. He had a total of 22 895 receiving yards.

  1. Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1996 to 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles from 2004 to 2005, the Dallas Cowboys from 2006 to 2008, and the Buffalo Bills in 2009. He had 15 934 receiving yards.

  1. Randy Moss

Randy Moss played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2004, and again in 2010, the Oakland Raiders from 2005 to 2006, New England from 2007 to 2019, the Tennessee Titans in 2010, and the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. He had 15 292 receiving yards.

  1. Isaac Bruce

Bruce played for the L.A. /St. Louis Rams from 1994 to 2007, and the San Francisco 49ers from 2008 to 2009. He had 15 208 total receiving yards.

  1. Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1997 to 2008, and the Atlanta Falcons from 2009 to 2013. He had 15 127 receiving yards.

  1. Tim Brown

Brown played for the L.A./Oakland Raiders from 1998 to 2003 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004. He had 14 934 receiving yards.

  1. Steve Smith Sr.

The senior Steve Smith played for the Carolina Panthers from 2001 to 2013, and the Baltimore Ravens from 2014 to 2016. He made 14 732 total receiving yards, and was a favourite with sports betting NZ sites offering markets for the NFL.

  1. Marvin Harrison

Harrison played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 2008, and made 14 580 receiving yards.

  1. Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald has been a member of the Arizona Cardinals since 2004, and has made a total of 14 389 receiving yards.

  1. Reggie Wayne

Wayne played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2001 to 2014, and had 14 345 receiving yards.

  1. Andre Johnson

Johnson played for the Houston Texans from 2003 to 2014, the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 and the Tennessee Titans in 2016. His total receiving yards was 14 185.

  1. James Lofton

 James Lofton played for the Green Bay Packers from 1978 to 1986, the Los Angeles Raiders from 1987 to 1988, the Buffalo Bills from 1989 to 1992, and the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles in 1993. His total receiving yards was 14 004.

  1. Cris Carter

Carter played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1987 to 1989, the Minnesota Vikings from 1990 to 2001, and the Miami Dolphins in 2002. He had 13 899 total receiving yards.

  1. Anquan Boldin

Boldin played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2003 to 2009, the Baltimore Ravens from 2010 to 2012, the San Francisco 49ers from 2013 to 2015, and has been a member of the Detroit Lions since 2016. His total receiving yards is 13 779.

  1. Henry Ellard

Henry Ellard played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1983 to 1993, the Washington Redskins from 1994 to 1998, and the New England Patriots in 1998. His total receiving yards was 13 777.