As we edge closer to the beginning of the football season, we are in the middle of prime season-long draft season. I want to go over some of my favorite players at the quarterback position. There are several fields of thought when it comes to QB. Grab a stub like Lamar or Mahomes early in your draft or wait on a late-round QB? The thing I love about season-long drafts is that no two are the same. You can go in with the most perfect plan but when someone reaches for a player earlier than anticipated it shakes up everyone’s draft board. Your league may also have scoring quirks that make sense to draft a QB early, but that is up for you to decide. Here are a few guys I’m targeting later in drafts.
As he enters year three Allen has been given a few new toys this offseason. The biggest addition being Stefon Diggs to go opposite of deep threat John Brown. Bills beat reporter Sal Maiorana reports that Allen feels more ‘in control’ of the offense entering this year. He continues to work with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll who has been able to mentor Allen since his rookie year. That type of continuity will only help Allen grow in the offense and improve on his 2019 numbers.
While Allen has struggled with accuracy since his college days this isn’t a worry for us in drafting him in season-long leagues. He does, however, have a howitzer of an arm. What I also like about Allen is the rushing floor he provides. In his rookie year, Allen rushed for 631 yards and another 510 last season.
Matty Ice isn’t a sexy pick. You know what you’re going to get with him – 4,000+ yards passing, which nearly averages 300 yards passing per game (which is a plus if you league grants bonuses for such milestones) and 25+ touchdowns to go along with the yardage. The Falcons did lose Austin Hooper but seem to be excited by his replacement Hayden Hurst. Hurst won’t be the focal point of the offense, that goes to those two stud WRs Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones. I believe the lack of a running game (I’m not sold Gurley is completely healthy) will have the Falcons looking to use the short passing game as an extension of the running game.
This is a pivotal season for Big Ben. Coming from a major injury that caused him to miss all last season he looks to bounce back and lead his team back into Super Bowl contention. Obviously, this pick doesn’t come without some risk as he basically had Tommy John surgery performed last year. Last season we saw how big a role he played by how much the position players suffered after he went down. Duck Hodges and Mason Rudolph couldn’t manage to keep drives alive which drove down fantasy production from guys like James Conner and JuJu. This year I love the weapons in place and when the defense acquired Minkah Fitzpatrick they seemed like a different unit. For fantasy’s sake, I hope we see a healthy Big Ben.
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