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Best Ball Draft Advice: Quarterbacks the Experts are Targeting (2022 Fantasy Football)

May 16, 2022
Jalen Hurts

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Let’s take a look at players our experts are targeting based on their ADP.

Best Ball Draft Advice: Players the Experts are Targeting

Jalen Hurts (QB – PHI)
ECR QB6 | ADP QB11

In his first full season, Jalen Hurts was the QB6 in fantasy points per game as the Eagles’ starting quarterback. An ankle sprain dropped his rushing numbers from 57.9 to 29.7 yards per game over his final three contests. Without that ding, his full-season numbers could have been even better. With another season in this offensive system incoming and A.J. Brown now on the roster, Hurts has top-three fantasy quarterback upside in 2022.

Trey Lance (QB – SF)
ECR QB12 | ADP QB15

Trey Lance is falling in best ball ADP because of reports surfacing that he is underwhelming at OTAs and because Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the roster. But after the 49ers beat reporters butchered the Trey Sermon situation last season and the 49ers’ massive investment in Lance last year, I view this situation as an easy buy-low scenario. Garoppolo’s shoulder surgery is the reason he hasn’t been traded. Once he is deemed healthy, I’d presume he gets moved to a QB-needy team or to a roster that sustains an injury at the position. Lance only started two games but showed off the rushing that excited fantasy managers during draft season. The 49ers’ first-year signal-caller averaged 22.4 expected fantasy points and 60 rushing yards per game.

Zach Wilson (QB – NYJ)
ECR QB20 | ADP QB24

Everything about Wilson’s situation is improved from a year ago. The Jets have stockpiled their offense with WR Garrett Wilson, OG Laken Tomlinson, RB Breece Hall and a plethora of tight ends to give their young quarterback a chance of succeeding in his second season.If New York’s offensive line can hold up in pass protection, Wilson has a chance of delivering fantasy value.

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