Sep. 13, 2016
NFL Fantasy: QB Sleepers
Late round draft picks can either be seen as filler picks to offset your roster for by weeks, or calculated choices that could go a long way in helping you compete for a championship. Here are three quarterbacks I believe aren't on many people's radar but should be on yours.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Browns - Now that RG3 is out of Washington and once again a starting quarterback for an NFL team, there's lots of wonder surrounding him and if he can come close to repeating his amazing rookie campaign. New Browns coach Hue Jackson is giving him every opportunity to do so. RG3 has shown flashes of his abilities this pre-season by consistently throwing downfield with accuracy to Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon. Griffin will have to play four games without star wideout Josh Gordon while he serves out his suspension. Pryor has shown he can be a great deep ball threat but is still unpolished, and rookie Corey Coleman has impressed during training camp so its not like Griffin has no play makers at his disposal. Once Gordon returns it will only heighten RG3's upside. Many managers will shy away from him so when he's available late in rounds, and you need a second quarterback, get him.
Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys - With oft-injured Tony Romo set to miss a good chunk of games once again, pre-season hero Dak Prescott is being thrust into the starting quarterback position. Prescott has all-pro wideout Dez Bryant to throw to, as well as Ezekiel Elliot to dump the ball off to when in trouble. If he's able to show the poise and continue the success he has all pre-season, taking a flier out on him late in your draft may be a good idea.
Tyrod Tayloer, QB, Bills - Tyrod isn't as much of a sleeper as the other two quarterbacks, but since he plays on the Bills and is only entering his second season as a starter, managers may stay away from him. He has a stud in Sammy Watkins to connect with on a weekly basis and if there isn't a throw to be had he has the legs to scamper for some yards or score a touchdown. He's one of a few quarterbacks in the league with the ability to produce through the air and the ground. So if he'es available late in your draft you may be able to ride him to a championship.
Until next time,