5 Late Round QBs You Should Consider In 2014 Fantasy Football

5 Late Round QBs You Should Consider In 2014 Fantasy Football

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There's always talent, and more importantly, fantasy points to be found late in drafts. The following slideshow highlights five late-round quarterbacks who could hit it big in 2014.

5. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

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5. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears

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Together, Jay Cutler and Josh McCown combined for 4,450 passing yards and 32 touchdowns. Those totals were both top five in the NFL last season. The Bears have elite options all throughout their offense, and if Cutler can remain healthy, he's fully capable of reaching those yardage and touchdown totals on his own.

4. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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4. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Josh McCown hasn't all of a sudden gone from a bench-warmer to the second coming of Peyton Manning. He was the ninth ranked quarterback though, according to pro football focus, last season and he showed what he's capable of doing with big, elite receivers on the outside. Leaving Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery stinks, but it's not nearly as bad when you're leaving them to go play with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

3. EJ Manuel, Buffalo Bills

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3. EJ Manuel, Buffalo Bills

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EJ Manuel had an up-and-down rookie season; he missed six games due to injury, had six games in which he scored 14 or more fantasy points and had four games of nine or fewer fantasy points. His scrambling ability (13th among NFL QBs with 186 rushing yards last year) and intriguing offensive weapons surrounding him (healthy C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin) make him an intriguing late-round lottery ticket.

2. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

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2. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

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Andy Dalton’s not a good QB. That being said, he plays with elite offensive weapons and those guys helped him tally the fifth most fantasy points by a QB last season. All of those guys will be back in 2014, and there’s no reason to think they can't inflate Dalton’s numbers again. In fantasy we don’t care nearly as much about true skills than we do about the capability of tallying fantasy points. Dalton posses the latter, even without the former.

1. Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans

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1. Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans

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Need a late-round flier in a 12 or 14 team league to back up Tom Brady, Philip Rivers or Tony Romo? Why not take a shot on Jake Locker? Health is definitely a concern (he's played in just 18 games over the last two seasons) but on a per game basis, Locker averaged more fantasy points than guys like Carson Palmer and Joe Flacco. Locker made seven starts last season; in four of them he tallied 14 or more fantasy points (including two games of 20+).