I am guilty of this, we all are, but we need to wait on a fantasy quarterback when drafting. That’s why I’m here to talk about 4 late-round QB targets for 2020.
One year I remember grabbing Pat Mahomes with the last pick in a league before he had his insane sophomore breakout. Last year heading into the season some late-round ADP steals, an average of round 10 or later, were Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson.
The question is who has QB1 potential with a late-round ADP? The answer is plenty of guys honestly.
Obviously, in a superflex league, things are a little different but in the good ole single quarterback leagues, it pays off to just wait.
Right now the top five quarterbacks based on ADP are Lamar Jackson, Pat Mahomes, Dak Prescott, Deshaun Watson, and Russell Wilson.
All of them have All-Pro potential as quarterbacks but we can wait on a fantasy quarterback!
Players who are around the same ADP as those guys are a who’s who in terms of fantasy. Players like Miles Sanders, Chris Godwin, Calvin Ridley, D.J. Moore, and Keenan Allen. Any of those guys could be your teams top running back or receiver so the ability to wait on a fantasy quarterback is valuable in any draft when it allows it.
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I have guys you can draft from rounds 10-15 based on ADP who can lead you to a fantasy title while you use your earlier picks to build up your depth and starting lineup.
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
ADP: Round 10
Yes, he is a rookie but that doesn’t mean Joe Burrow can’t lead you to a fantasy title. Is he bound to lead your fantasy team to more wins than he does the Bengals? Yeah, probably.
That doesn’t matter right now though!
Burrow is surrounded by playmakers at the skill positions with Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, camp standout Auden Tate, and fellow rookie Tee Higgins. They give Burrow the best skills position players of any rookie QB in recent memory.
I honestly think he can set the rookie touchdown record, currently held by fellow AFC North quarterback Baker Mayfield, that is 27. I think Burrow could easily do thirty in a full 16 game season if given the chance. Not to mention all the garbage time yeards he will accumulate when the Bengals are down in games.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
ADP: Round 11
The ultimate love-hate guy when it comes to fantasy is Kirk Cousins. Does he have some stinkers in terms of production on some weeks? Yes, but what he consistently gets is yards both passing and rushing.
Like Burrow, Cousins is surrounded by skill players to get the most out of Cousins. The departure of Stefon Diggs does hurt but he still has Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook and many expect sophomore tight end Irv Smith to take the next step alongside veteran Kyle Rudolph.
The Vikings also selected Diggs’ replacement in Justin Jefferson is also expected to make an impact right away so the options will be endless to get points out of Cousins all year long making him a viable late-round option.
Drew Lock, Denver Broncos
ADP: Round 12
Round 12 is almost disrespectful when it comes to Drew Lock.
General Manager John Elway had been searching for a quarterback to lead his Broncos and on what may have been his last chance he found one in Drew Lock. What did Elway do to ensure Lock finds sustained success? He surrounded him with the best young receiver group in the NFL.
The group is headlined by Courtland Sutton but new rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler plan to make an impact this year as well. Don’t forget the top tight end in the 2019 draft Noah Fant is also available for Lock, and who he had a good connection with to end the year.
Top it off with newly signed running back with a strong background supporting teh quarterback is Melvin Gordon. Gordon was Phillip Rivers security blanker his whole career in Los Angeles and he appears to be that option for Drew Lock this year as well.
I have given you three reasons to wait on a fantasy quarterback but I am not done yet!
Cam Newton, New England Patriots
ADP: Round 13
Now, this is the gamble because we don’t know what type of condition Cam Newton will be in.
What we do know is he put up MVP numbers with a lot less in terms of skill weapons. When he won the MVP he did it with Jericho Cotchery, Ted Ginn, Devin Funchess, and Fozzy Whitaker. Now he has Julian Edelman, former first-round pick N’Keal Harry, and a slew of receiving running backs to help get the most out of him.
Buy Newton late but it won’t hurt to maybe grab Jarrett Stidham as well with your last couple of picks.
It will be worth it to wait on a fantasy quarterback so just do it, I hope you hear that as Shia Lebouf would say it.