Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks

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Nov 23, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

12. Eli Manning, New York Giants

Eli Manning had an impressive 2014 season and will be looking to build on his strong campaign this time around. 

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Last year, Manning completed 379 passes, with a career-best 63.1 percent completion percentage, for 4,410 yards and 30 touchdowns with 14 picks. His 14 interceptions was the fewest he’s thrown since 2009.

A big part of his success was the arrival of breakout rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham burst onto the scene after missing four games and was a sensation.

Entering his second year as a pro, Beckham’s performances are only going to get better. Victor Cruz is also set to return from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. The Giants will be cautious about his return, but he should be able to play early in the season even if he misses the opener.

If Cruz can return to full health and play like we know he can, Manning will have one of the league’s best wide receiver duos to throw the football to.

Manning took some time to adjust to Ben McAdoo’s offense last season, which saw alterations made to some of his mechanics. This year, he will be more accustomed and comfortable with the offense.

Manning can have nightmare games, and this damages his fantasy stock. On one hand he can have performances like the Giants’ Week 16 victory against the St. Louis Rams last season, in which he threw for 391 yards, three touchdowns and no picks for a passer rating of 148.8.

On the other hand, against the 49ers he threw for 280 yards, one touchdown and a disastrous five interceptions with a passer rating of 36.6.

Those are the two extremes of Eli Manning — at times he will win you matchups, at times he will throw them away. As a whole, he’s not a bad pick.

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