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Consensus Quarterback Sleepers (2022 Fantasy Football)

Aug 19, 2022
Davis Mills

We polled over 75 fantasy football experts to get their top mid-to-late round sleepers ahead of the 2022 NFL season. Check out the top sleepers they’re targeting in fantasy football drafts.

Note: All ADP and ECR values are as of August 15

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Consensus Quarterback Sleepers

Who is the player you expect to be this year’s biggest fantasy sleeper and why?

Davis Mills (HOU) 
“By the end of 2022, Davis Mills will surprise a few people in the fantasy community. Mills statically was the best 2021 drafted quarterback, especially in his accuracy. Mills was QB11 during the final six games of the regular season with a poor supporting cast. If Mills continues to grow as a passer with a much-improved offense surrounding him, that could jump him into a weekly streaming quarterback in fantasy.”
Steven Pintado (The Fantasy Coaches)

“In his final five games last season, Davis Mills completed 68% of his passes, averaged 251 passing yards per game and had nine touchdown passes to only two interceptions. The Texans are going to give him a full season to find his groove, and Brandin Cooks is probably the quietest stud on the WR market, finishing as a top-10 WR in each of the final four weeks when Mills was his QB. With an ADP of 235, fantasy managers are risking nothing while gaining a possible mid-QB2 option late in the draft to complement any QB1. Davis Mills will absolutely provide value to those who are willing to take a shot.”
Kelly Kirby (FantasyPros)

“Is Davis Mills the future at quarterback for the Texans? Probably not. Is he the quarterback to start the 2022 campaign? Absolutely. Look, the numbers weren’t terrible in 2021. Mills threw for 2,664 yards and 16 TDs while completing 66.8% of his attempts. We know the Texans game scripts will more often than not include Mills having to throw plenty late in games. Accuracy, volume and some underrated targets — including Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins and Brevin Jordan — should breed fantasy production this season. Not to mention the Texans may have found themselves a running game with Dameon Pierce, who has looked good early in the preseason. Pierce also happens to also be able to catch the ball out of the backfield, which with help Mills outperform his current ADP.”
Matt Donnelly (Dynasty Vipers)

Trevor Lawrence (JAC)
“Lawrence will undoubtedly see some improvements from his change from Urban Meyer to Doug Pederson at head coach. But independent of his coaching, Lawrence has major room for improvement from better touchdown luck. Last year, he threw just 12 touchdowns but had 22.9 expected passing touchdowns. That 10.9-touchdown shortfall was the most among quarterbacks. Lawrence’s 55 passes thrown to within 5 yards of the end zone were tied for 15th most with Russell Wilson and just behind Kirk Cousins (56) and Joe Burrow (56).”
Scott Spratt (FTN)

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“The Jaguars moved on from Urban Meyer and brought in Doug Pederson. That bodes well for the QB who saw the seventh most pass attempts last year, given the Meyer regime couldn’t agree on an offensive scheme for Jacksonville. The Jaguars have upgraded at nearly every offensive position to give Trevor Lawrence the weapons he needs to succeed; he also gets back former Clemon teammate Travis Etienne, who had 48 receptions and 588 yards in his last collegiate season. Add in Lawrence’s sneaky rush ability — 73 rushes for 334 yards and 2 TDs last year — and you have a QB primed to put it all together in year two.”
Matt Olson (The Pigskin Pow Wow)

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Justin Fields (CHI) 
“Justin Fields. There is a lot left to be desired in the sophomore signal-caller’s offense. However, his legs provide a reasonable floor that is often coveted when it comes to QB scoring for fantasy. Fields averaged 35 rushing yards per game last season in an offense that was not built to suit his strengths. If there is any rational coaching to look forward to, Fields is a candidate to outperform his QB17 price tag.”
John Hesterman (Dynasty League Football)

Quarterbacks

PLAYER TEAM VOTES ECR ADP
Trevor Lawrence JAC 17 QB18 QB19
Justin Fields CHI 14 QB17 QB17
Jameis Winston NO 11 QB19 QB22
Daniel Jones NYG 7 QB23 QB29
Matt Ryan IND 6 QB20 QB20
Mitch Trubisky PIT 4 QB31 QB33
Derek Carr LV 3 QB14 QB14
Jared Goff DET 3 QB26 QB26
Mac Jones NE 3 QB22 QB21
Davis Mills HOU 3 QB29 QB28

Quarterbacks who received votes were: Tua Tagovailoa (2), Zach Wilson (1). Ryan Tannehill (1), Baker Mayfield (1)


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Thank you to all the experts for naming their consensus sleepers. You can view each expert’s picks above and be sure to give them a follow on Twitter for more great advice. Also, please check out our latest podcast episode below.


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