Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks

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Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) and Drew Stanton (5) against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

17. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals

Like Sam Bradford, health is the biggest concern for Carson Palmer. 

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After an excellent start to 2014, Palmer tore his ACL and missed the remainder of the season. This was the second ACL tear of his career, and they can be difficult to come back from.

Palmer is expected to play Week 1, and the Cardinals will be hoping he can avoid re-injuring his knee.

Before his injury, Palmer had led Arizona to a 6-0 start, and they were very much in the running for the NFC’s No. 1 seed. He completed 141 passes for 1,626 yards and 11 touchdowns to just three picks.

Palmer earned a solid 103.54 fantasy points from his six games, which averaged out at 17.26 points per game. For comparison, Matt Ryan averaged 17.77 points per game, and was seventh-highest scoring quarterback.

If Palmer can stay healthy, he could be a reliable option to start as quarterback on your team. As long as you are able to pickup a decent backup behind him, he could be worth the gamble.

There are a number of other options who should be available, however, who we will continue to work through now.

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