Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks

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Dec 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is tackled by Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Jason Trusnik (93) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 37-35. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

16. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings

Ready to take a gamble on a second-year quarterback? Teddy Bridgewater is the man.

Bridgewater was impressive in his rookie season in Minnesota, but will need to step up in 2015 to become a top fantasy scorer. 

May 27, 2015; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws during drills at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

He completed 259 passes for 2,919 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last year, and will need to up his touchdown tally to become a fantasy starter.

Greg Jennings has departed, but Mike Wallace comes in and will be a strong deep threat for Teddy. Young Charles Johnson and Cordarrelle Patterson ensure Bridgewater has enough talent around him to succeed.

Bridgewater scored just 179.66 points last season from his 13 games, but I expect him to improve on this number.

My expectation is for Teddy to make big strides in his second season in the NFL. With a year of experience behind him and now a full offseason, he will be ready to step up.

It’s also worth noting that a certain Adrian Peterson will be making his return. Peterson’s presence in the backfield will take a lot of attention from defenders, which in turn should create some opportunities for Bridgewater in the passing game.

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