Fantasy Football: Quarterback Sleepers, Values & Breakouts
The “late-round quarterback” strategy is alive and well, and this season’s crop of passers is deeper than usual. There are 15 or so confident QB1-types, so fantasy managers can wait quite a while in fantasy drafts and still get a quarterback with a decent chance at QB1 numbers in the middle to late rounds.
Below is a list of Values (typically being drafted in the 9th-12th range, depending on the site), Breakout Candidates, and Sleepers managers should consider targeting as part of a late-round quarterback build.
Note: Be sure to check out my 2022 Draft Day Strategery with more analysis and strategy about the position.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers
It’s pretty crazy to say this, but the back-to-back MVP is the 14th quarterback off the board after finishing QB5 last year and QB2 the year before. Granted, he lost the best receiver in the league (Davante Adams), but in the eight games he’s played without Adams since 2016, his numbers haven’t suffered. He’s basically been the same player when Adams has been sidelined. In fact, his touchdowns (2.19 vs. 2.38), yards per attempt (7.4 vs. 8.3), and his overall fantasy production (20.7 PPG vs. 21.2) have all increased without Adams.
This isn’t to say that he’ll be better without the top receiving weapon in the league, but it should alleviate any concerns that his production will take a nosedive without Adams. Head coach Matt LaFleur should be able to gameplan with the talent he has. Rodgers is my primary quarterback target in 2022.
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