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Breakout Quarterback Candidates (2022 Fantasy Football)

Aug 16, 2022
Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa may be in for a big season with the improvements made around him.

Each season, new players become household names with their play on the gridiron. And with that, they become household names within the fantasy football community as well. Identifying potential diamonds in the rough, and ultimately hitting on those longshot picks, is one of the best feelings a fantasy manager can experience. Here are two quarterbacks our experts believe could elevate their game in 2022 and become forces to be reckoned with in fantasy.

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Breakout Quarterback Candidates

Tua Tagovailoa (QB – MIA)

Tua Tagovailoa shade has gotten out of hand. Despite a leaky offensive line last year, Tagovailoa was top 10 in deep ball completion rate, red zone completion rate, and clean pocket completion rate. With upgraded blocking upfront and Tyreek Hill, Tagovailoa is headed toward a season that will silence the haters.
– Derek Brown

Trey Lance (QB – SF)

Trey Lance only started two games as a rookie but flashed the rushing prowess that excited fantasy managers during last year’s draft season. The 49ers’ first-year signal-caller averaged 22.4 expected fantasy points (QB4 last season) and 60 rushing yards per game.
– Andrew Erickson

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