While the 2024 fantasy football redraft season is months away, it’s never too early to look ahead. Much will change between now and August, when most redraft fantasy leagues start back up. Despite that, let’s look at three quarterbacks on my early must-have draft list for 2024.
- Early Must-Have Running Backs
- Early Must-Have Wide Receivers
- 2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Draft Kit
- 2024 NFL Draft Guide
2024 Must-Have Quarterbacks
Justin Herbert (LAC): ADP 80.3 | QB10
The 2023 season was one to forget for fantasy players with Herbert on their team. He was the QB8 on a points-per-game basis among quarterbacks with at least nine games, averaging 18 fantasy points per contest. Unfortunately, injuries to his throwing hand cost him the final 4.5 games after forcing him to play several others at less than 100%.
However, the superstar averaged 21 fantasy points per game over the first 11 weeks, totaling 22 or more in 60% of those contests. Hopefully, Herbert can stay healthy in 2024 and have Keenan Allen back on the team. With Jim Harbaugh as his head coach and his weapons healthy, the former Oregon star should bounce back to his fantasy superstar level of play.
Jordan Love (GB): ADP 85.9 | QB11
While his first season as the starter had some ups and downs, Love was outstanding for fantasy players. He finished the year as the QB5 on a points-per-game basis among quarterbacks with at least six games, averaging 18.8 fantasy points per game. The former Utah State star had a higher fantasy points per game average than several superstars, including C.J. Stroud and Patrick Mahomes.
Love finished second in the NFL with 32 passing touchdowns, only four behind Dak Prescott. Yet, he didn’t have a CeeDee Lamb-like superstar at his disposal. The first-year starter was without Christian Watson for half the year and had several other wide receivers in and out of the lineup. Yet, he nearly had twice as many games with two or more passing touchdowns (11) than one or fewer (six). Love should only get better as he and his young receiving core develop.
Jayden Daniels (LSU): ADP 128.7 | QB18
Despite not knowing where in the NFL Draft Daniels will land and who selects him, I want him on my redraft teams next season. The LSU star had a breakout year in his final college season, totaling 3,811 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and only four interceptions on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy. He was one of the top passers in college football in 2023, posting an 8.4% big-time throw rate per PFF.
Furthermore, Daniels gives fantasy players the ultimate cheat code – his elite rushing ability. Last year, the fantasy football community loved Anthony Richardson because of his rushing skills at Florida. Richardson had 654 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in his final college season. By comparison, Daniels had 1,134 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns last year while being a significantly better passer than Richardson. If the rookie starts Week 1, he will be on several of my fantasy teams.
More Early 2024 Fantasy Football Draft Prep
- Erickson’s Early Fantasy Football Rankings, Tiers & Notes: QB | WR
- Early Must-Have Running Backs: Feb
- Early Must-Have Wide Receivers: Feb
- 3 Early Breakout Candidates
- 6 Early Fantasy Football Draft Sleepers