Nick Mimi @nmimi
2022 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Late Round Targets
A common strategy in redraft leagues is to wait on a quarterback, especially if the league is four points per touchdown. I personally focus on building my running back and wide receiver room before I go for a quarterback. At times though, the value will be there and you may have to go early, but waiting seems to be the best approach. Teams will draft the bigger names early such as Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, and Justin Herbert this season. Outside of the top five quarterbacks, there is a dip in production worth allowing yourself to wait for. The top ten quarterbacks range from 300 points to 400 points scored. After that, it dips to the mid-200s. However, quarterbacks outside this range could break out and return excellent value.
Derek Carr, NFC ADP – 97
Carr is going on average towards the 9-10th round. With the addition of Davonte Adams, his numbers should see a drastic boost this season to merit borderline QB1 numbers. Carr threw 23 touchdowns last season and could top 30 this coming season.
Trey Lance, NFC ADP- 97
Going at the same ADP right now is Trey Lance. Lance has not started a full season, but the second-year quarterback is getting a lot of hype right now, and this ADP should go up if and when Jimmy Garoppolo is traded. He has Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle all to throw to, and also Elijah Mitchell out of the backfield. Draft him now before his ADP doubles.
Tua Tagovailoa, NFC ADP – 115
Tua cracks this list because of the offensive options he has around him. The new addition of Tyreek Hill who can take any catch to the endzone, and Jaylen Waddle have Tua as a real sleeper this coming season. Tyreek gave his quarterback a vote of confidence when he stated Tua is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes. Tua enters right now as a QB2 option with a high upside with his new coach, Mike McDaniel.
Matt Ryan, NFC ADP – 139
Matt Ryan enters Indianapolis as the starting quarterback. He leaves Atlanta, and now the former MVP has options such as Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman to help. Ryan is being drafted in the latter portion of drafts in the backup rounds, but can easily climb to QB1 status in Indy. He has a great offensive line, and is already a borderline playoff team.
Zach Wilson, NFC ADP – 153
Zach Wilson enters year two with new options on offense. The Jets signed CJ Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, Laken Tomlinson, and drafted Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall. Wilson played his rookie year with his top options, Corey Davis and Elijah Moore missing a lot of time, and his starting LT, Mekhai Becton missing the entire season. Wilson has looked sharp in Jets minicamp and enters this season as a breakout candidate. He is being drafted right now in the last rounds of redraft leagues.
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