2020 Fantasy QB Sleepers: Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton qualify as high-upside, low-cost targets

2020 Fantasy QB Sleepers: Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton qualify as high-upside, low-cost targets

One place where it’s easy to find sleepers for the 2020 Fantasy Football season is at quarterback. No matter what your definition of the term is, quarterback is positively overflowing with options, from late-round guys with big upside to players who are generally being undervalued by the Fantasy community. This is a passing league, and increasingly, a running quarterback’s league, so there are more opportunities for quarterbacks to produce than there are spots on your Fantasy lineup.

As part of our QB preview week, we’ve already taken a look at the state of the position, a comprehensive breakdown of the position, top late-round targets, and updated tiers and strategies, and now we’re looking for sleepers, breakouts, and busts, focusing on sleepers here.

You’ll find Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, Heath Cummings, and Ben Gretch’s top QB sleepers below, but before we get there, how about a few of my own who they left out?

  • Baker Mayfield: We’re not that far removed from Mayfield being everyone’s favorite breakout pick a year ago, and all of the things we liked about him then are still there — if anything, they’re even more prominent. The Browns beefed up their passing game weapons with Austin Hooper, and he’ll have Kareem Hunt for the full season. The Browns were a disaster last year, but if that was more Freddie Kitchens’ fault than anything else, Mayfield could be a huge value here.
  • Joe Burrow: Do I really need to make the case for the guy who just put up the most productive season in NCAA history in the SEC? Rookie quarterbacks often struggle to make a Fantasy impact, but Burrow is landing in an unusually good spot, with a bevy of passing game weapons and a great running back. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if he hits the ground running and emerges as a Fantasy starter.
  • Tua Tagovailoa: I think Tagovailoa was an even better QB prospect than Burrow coming out, and would have deserved to be the No. 1 pick if not for the hip injury. He’s been cleared to practice and has a chance to earn the starting job in Miami, another surprisingly soft landing spot for a young QB, with DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Mike Gesicki forming the core of a talented group of receivers with downfield skills. Tagovailoa could take the league by storm.
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