While acknowledging that projections aren’t a substitute for rankings, I’ve translated PFF's projections into positional rankings for comparison with PFF's consensus ranking in this piece. Projections aren’t a better way to rank players, but they aren’t as influenced by market sentiment and can be a more independent view of player value.
THE TOP-12 QUARTERBACKS
The quarterbacks below are listed in order of positional consensus ranking — the blue points represent consensus rankings and the red points mark the positional rank by PFF projections. When two or more of the measures fall on the same positional rank, the point's color will represent a mix. The lines between points illustrate the magnitude of the difference between each player's maximum and minimum ranking.
PFF's projections agree with the fantasy consensus that Josh Allen should be the most productive player this season, but there are many disagreements down the line — many of which are significant.
PFF's projections see the Baltimore Ravens returning to a run-centric offense, which lowers Lamar Jackson‘s passing volume and fantasy ceiling. Trey Lance‘s projection is also low, projecting him in more of a game-manager role only throwing around 500 passes all season long.