By Adam McGill @adammcgill83twitter.com on June 26, 2014
With football picking up all over the country, the fantasy world is slowly starting to prepare for the upcoming season. To help you get an early start, here are five of the best sleeper quarterbacks to look for in drafts this summer.
Kaepernick will never be a 4,000-yard threat with the team’s love for running the ball, but he will do enough to warrant a starting spot in all fantasy formats. The Nevada product has an array of veteran wideouts at his disposal and the stability of the running attack will keep defenses honest against the dual-threat quarterback. Kaepernick will quietly have another top-10 season in 2014 and will once again carry his weight as a fantasy sleeper.
Despite all the negative attention, Romo still threw 31 touchdowns last year and just 10 interceptions. He consistently throws over 3,800 yards and 25 touchdowns is the low-end of the spectrum. Romo won’t put up top-five numbers, but he will once again find himself in the top-10 when it is all said and done. View Romo as a steal anywhere after the fifth round.
Griffin III was hobbled by a lingering knee injury in 2013 and it has caused the value of superstar to plummet this summer. RG3 still has an amazing downfield arm, though, and the addition of DeSean Jackson will give him another deep threat. He has all the potential in the world, and if he is fully healthy, he could rack up fantasy points this year. View him as a low-end starter with the potential to put up top-five fantasy numbers.
Ryan is coming off a miserable season in which he threw 26 touchdowns and a career-high 17 interceptions. Luckily for Ryan, Atlanta will be returning two All-Pro wideouts in Julio Jones and Roddy White. Ryan will instantly have two reliable targets to help him move the chains and his numbers will reflect it from Week 1. Ryan will be good for another 4,000 yards with 30-plus touchdowns in 2014 and will be one of the best sleeper quarterbacks.
The seven-touchdown effort from Foles was supposedly going to put the young signal caller on the map. Unfortunately, he has continued to fly under the radar this spring. Foles still averaged an impressive 2.4 touchdowns per game during his brief starting tenure and displayed an uncanny ability to run Chip Kelly’s offense. Foles is the next elite fantasy signal caller, and considering the talent around him, he will score plenty this year.
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