Well, the rookie quarterbacks that jumped into starting spots made big impressions in their season debuts in week one of the NFL pre-season.
First overall pick Andrew Luck proved he needed anything but his last name as he guided the Colts to three touchdowns in four series under center. His first pass as a pro was a screen pass to Donald Brown that went 63 yards for a score. All told, Luck completed 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
No question Luck has the tools physically to become an elite NFL quarterback. That alone equates to fantasy value. He is currently ranked 15th on Charch's cheat sheet and his current Average Draft Position is in the 11th round.
Robert Griffin III showed impressively. He led the Redskins on their only scoring drive of the game when he connected with Pierre Garcon in the first quarter of Washington's 7-6 win over Buffalo. RG III completed four of six passes for 70 yards in his debut.
RGIII has huge fantasy upside because of his dual threat ability. If the routes break down and the protection collapses, the rookie will take off and make plays down the field.
Ryan Tannehill didn't start for the Dolphins, but he finished 14-for-21 throwing for 167 yards and a touchdown.
Tannehill's fantasy value isn't high now, but he will make his way into the starting spot at some point during the season. A solid choice for a rookie league draft, or dynasty league his best years are yet to come.
Brandon Weeden got the start for the Browns and completed his first pass to Mohammad massaquoi for 12 yards. It wasn't a stellar start for our 33rd ranked QB, but he finished 3-for-9 with 62 yards and an interception in new offensive coordinator Brad Childress' offense.
Weeden is a ‘break in case of emergency' type of guy. He will improve as the season goes along, but if you had the choice between Weeden and Brian Sipe who has been out of the league since 1983, you might choose the latter.