Consistency Rankings: Quarterbacks

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Below lists out each quarterback who played at least eight games and their categories list the number of games in which they had at least the stated topic. The consistency rating comes from the number of times where they had either a 300 yard passing game and/or a two touchdown game, all divided by the number of games that they played.

The Column for "Either" shows how many times they had either a 300 yard passing game and/or a two touchdown game.

Quarterback Consistency - 2011 Season

NAME Con GMs Either 250+ Yards 300+ Yards 3+ TD 2+ TD 1+ TD
Aaron Rodgers 100% 15 15 13 8 10 15 15
Tom Brady 100% 16 16 13 11 9 15 16
Drew Brees 94% 16 15 16 13 9 13 16
Matthew Stafford 88% 16 14 12 8 7 12 16
Matt Ryan 81% 16 13 10 6 5 9 15
Mark Sanchez 75% 16 12 5 3 4 12 14
Tony Romo 75% 16 12 11 5 5 11 14
Carson Palmer 70% 10 7 6 4 1 5 8
Cam Newton 69% 16 11 7 3 7 11 15
Philip Rivers 69% 16 11 13 6 4 9 14
Eli Manning 69% 16 11 14 8 4 11 14
Michael Vick 62% 13 8 6 3 1 8 10
Matt Schaub 60% 10 6 3 2 1 6 10
Joe Flacco 56% 16 9 6 4 2 6 13
Ben Roethlisberger 53% 15 8 8 5 2 5 12
Tim Tebow 50% 14 7 0 0 0 7 11
Jay Cutler 50% 10 5 4 2 1 5 8
Andy Dalton 50% 16 8 5 2 1 7 13
Ryan Fitzpatrick 50% 16 8 7 3 3 8 12
Matt Hasselbeck 44% 16 7 7 3 1 5 12
Rex Grossman 43% 14 6 8 2 1 6 10
Josh Freeman 40% 15 6 8 2 0 6 14
Colt McCoy 38% 13 5 1 1 0 4 10
Matt Moore 38% 13 5 2 0 3 5 10
Alex Smith 38% 16 6 3 0 1 6 12
Tarvaris Jackson 27% 15 4 2 2 1 3 11
Sam Bradford 20% 10 2 3 2 0 0 6
Blaine Gabbert 13% 15 2 0 0 0 2 10

Quarterbacks usually only have one starter in most fantasy leagues so getting that position right - consistently - will pay major dividends. While almost any quarterback can have a big game, the critical characteristic is that your starter has no worse than a very solid game as often as possible.

The frenetic passing of last year saw an unprecedented five quarterbacks who threw at least 12 or more games two or more touchdowns. 2010 only had Brady (12) and Peyton Manning (13) managing so well. Not surprising, there were five player swith more than seven 300 yard passing efforts in 2011 and yet there were none in 2010. These marks are all so high that it suggests a drop back at the top. The unprepared defenses from a missing offseason were no match for elite quarterbacks last year but should be better off this season.

NAME 250+ Yds NAME 300+ Yds NAME 3+ TD NAME 2+ TD
Drew Brees 16 Drew Brees 13 Aaron Rodgers 10 Aaron Rodgers 15
Eli Manning 14 Tom Brady 11 Drew Brees 9 Tom Brady 15
Tom Brady 13 Eli Manning 8 Tom Brady 9 Drew Brees 13
Aaron Rodgers 13 Matthew Stafford 8 Matthew Stafford 7 Matthew Stafford 12
Philip Rivers 13 Aaron Rodgers 8 Cam Newton 7 Mark Sanchez 12
Matthew Stafford 12 Matt Ryan 6 Matt Ryan 5 Eli Manning 11
Tony Romo 11 Philip Rivers 6 Tony Romo 5 Cam Newton 11
Matt Ryan 10 Ben Roethlisberger 5 Mark Sanchez 4 Tony Romo 11
Rex Grossman 8 Tony Romo 5 Philip Rivers 4 Matt Ryan 9
Josh Freeman 8 Carson Palmer 4 Eli Manning 4 Philip Rivers 9
Ben Roethlisberger 8 Joe Flacco 4 Matt Moore 3 Ryan Fitzpatrick 8
Matt Hasselbeck 7 Mark Sanchez 3 Ryan Fitzpatrick 3 Michael Vick 8