Fantasy Football Draft 2015: Quarterback (QB) Sleepers
Taking a Look at the Quarterback Sleeper Picks in the 2015 Fantasy Football Draft
August 23, 2015
Over the past week or so, we’ve been analyzing the 2015 fantasy football draft, and we’re continuing today by checking out a few sleeper options at the quarterback position.
After you nab a few big-name running backs and wide receivers with your first several picks, you may have to reach a little bit for a starting QB. That’s where these sleepers come in, and they may be able to give you starter-caliber numbers for bench-caliber draft costs. Let’s take a closer look and see who you should be looking for when you’re on the clock at your draft.
Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings: Bridgewater is one of the more popular sleeper options at QB this year. You’ll find him ranked around the middle of the pack at his position, but with AP back in the mix at running back, he could easily improve on last year’s numbers.
Bridgewater should easily surpass last year’s numbers. He’ll toss his share of picks, but could be in the mid-20s in touchdowns as well.
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Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles: Bradford is around the middle of the QB rankings as well, and his multiple knee injuries have many fantasy owners shying away all together.
Even though he is an injury risk, he’s taking the helm of a very potent and high-flying Eagles offense that made a star of Nick Foles. Bradford (provided he can stay healthy) could hit 4,000 yards with high-20s touchdowns.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers: Newton will probably go as a high-level backup QB in your draft, but there’s reason to think he’ll put up starter-caliber numbers.
Sure, Newton’s top target is on the shelf this year, but with his dual-threat capabilities he shouldn’t short you on fantasy points. We may see 30 total touchdowns here if all goes well.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals: It’s been a while since we’ve seen Palmer (his knee injury shortened his season in 2014), so it’s easy to forget how well he was doing before he went down.
Palmer has always been a big-gunning QB with a stellar arm, and he seems to have found a good fit in Arizona. He shouldn’t have much trouble hitting 4,000 yards with mid-20s touchdown passes.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: Tannehill is another popular QB sleeper. His Dolphins have been knocking on the playoff door for the past few seasons, and they’re primed to take that final step in 2015.
Tannehill should be able to get close to his 2014 numbers, which were 4045 pass yards, 27 touchdowns and a 92.8 passer rating. He’s a high-level backup QB in fantasy but is someone you should be able to rely on as a starter if needed.
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