As the NFL continues to become more and more of a passing league, quarterbacks are putting up better numbers each year. With so many signal callers being candidates to have a strong 2019 season, picking one in your fantasy football draft might be complicated.

A few quarterbacks stand above the rest as elite fantasy options. Once players like Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers are off the board, there isn’t a ton of separation between the top remaining choices.

Being a great NFL quarterback doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a top fantasy option. Tom Brady, for instance, might very well lead the New England Patriots to another Super Bowl, but won’t warrant a high draft pick.

Here’s a ranking of the top-10 quarterbacks for the 2019 fantasy football season, as well as stat projections for each player:

1) Patrick Mahomes (4,800 yards, 43 touchdowns, 11 interceptions)

How could Mahomes not rank first after winning the NFL MVP award in his first year as a starter? The quarterback could be even better in 2019, even if his numbers are slightly down. Don’t expect Mahomes to throw for 50 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards again, but he should still put up monster numbers in a high-powered Kansas City Chiefs’ offense.

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Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Images

2) Andrew Luck (5,050 yards, 40 touchdowns, 15 interceptions)

After missing the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury, Luck ranked second in the NFL with 639 passing attempts and 39 touchdowns. The quarterback will continue to air it out behind the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line, which is among the league’s best. Luck is averaging 4,596 yards and 36.7 touchdowns in his last three full seasons.

3) Aaron Rodgers (4,400 yards, 38 touchdowns, 7 interceptions)

It’s hard to rank Rodgers any lower on the list, even though it’s been a few seasons since he was a top-three fantasy quarterback. The Green Bay Packers’ star hasn’t thrown double-digit interceptions in almost a decade. Maybe more imaginative play-calling under new head coach Matt LaFleur will get Rodgers back to throwing around 40 touchdowns.

4) Deshaun Watson (4,300 yards, 33 touchdowns, 10 interceptions)

Watson was a top-five fantasy quarterback last year, per FantasyPros, and it stands to reason that he’s about to have the best season of his young career. Coming off ACL surgery, the Houston Texans’ quarterback threw for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 551 yards and five scores. Watson had a 103 passer rating in both of his NFL seasons and should receive better protection after being sacked a league-high 62 times in 2018.

5) Russell Wilson (4,000 yards, 35 touchdowns, 11 interceptions)

Wilson was the top-ranked fantasy quarterback in 2017 and he might’ve had his best overall season in 2018 when posted a career-high 110.9 passer rating. The Seattle Seahawks’ signal caller has thrown for at least 34 touchdowns in three of the last four years. He’s a model of consistency and a top-five overall quarterback in football.

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Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, Sep. 17, 2018. The Bears defeated the Seahawks 24-17. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

6) Matt Ryan (5,000 yards, 36 touchdowns, 14 interceptions)

Ryan is consistently among the best fantasy quarterbacks. After regressing in 2017, the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback threw for 4,924 yards, 35 touchdowns and just seven interceptions as the second-best fantasy QB. He’s got arguably the league’s best wide receiver in Julio Jones at his disposal. Ryan has totaled at least 4,177 yards and 26 touchdowns in six of the last eight seasons.

7) Cam Newton (3,500 yards, 25 touchdowns, 14 interceptions)

If Newton is healthy, he’s going to be a top fantasy quarterback. He was the No.1 quarterback in his 2015 MVP season. Newton ranked second in 2017 and he even finished 12th last year, despite fighting through a shoulder injury that cut his season short. The Carolina Panthers’ star averages 601 rushing yards per year and has never totaled fewer than four rushing touchdowns.

8) Jared Goff (4,650 yards, 34 touchdowns, 14 interceptions)

An ugly finish to Goff’s 2018 campaign doesn’t inspire confidence that he will be an elite fantasy quarterback, but the former No.1 overall draft pick is going to have impressive stats as the signal caller in the Los Angeles Rams’ offense. L.A. has been the NFC’s top-scoring team in both years under head coach Sean McVay. Goff’s numbers have improved each year, and he finished in the top-10 in virtually every important category last season.

9) Carson Wentz (3,800 yards, 30 touchdowns, 10 interceptions)

Wentz was well on his way toward winning the MVP award in 2017. The problem is injuries have forced him to miss eight total games in the last two seasons. Wentz is averaging 265.4 yards and 2.25 touchdowns per game with a triple-digit passer rating since the start of the 2017 season.

10) Drew Brees (3,850 yards, 28 touchdowns, 8 interceptions)

With the New Orleans Saints becoming one of the NFL’s top rushing teams in recent years, Brees is no longer an elite fantasy quarterback. He continues to complete a record percent of his passes on an offense that boasts Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, keeping the 40-year-old in the top 10.

Honorable Mention: Baker Mayfield, Dak Prescott