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Fantasy Football Draft Targets: Josh Allen, Drake Maye, Kyler Murray, Anthony Richardson (2024)

Fantasy Football Draft Targets: Josh Allen, Drake Maye, Kyler Murray, Anthony Richardson (2024)

Underdog Fantasy best ball drafts began before the Super Bowl, and I jumped into the action immediately. As a result, I’ve selected 23 teams. Twenty teams were in The Little Board, and three were in The Big Board.

Now’s an excellent time to look at the players I’ve drafted the most frequently to this point.

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Quarterbacks

Since 2021, Josh Allen has ranked as the QB1 in points per game (24.6), QB3 (24.2) and QB1 (24.2). He's remarkably consistent and has a cathedral-high ceiling because of his excellence as a passer and rusher. In addition, it's easy to stack Allen with his non-Stefon Diggs weapons.

Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson aren't on the table. However, I've drafted each once. It's an appealing time of the offseason to build two QB best ball rosters with one elite signal-caller and a non-top-100 pick as the second quarterback.

There's quarterback uncertainty for approximately 10 teams before free agency and the NFL Draft, albeit in varying degrees. For instance, most pundits project the Bears to select Caleb Williams, and the Giants will likely run it back with Daniel Jones, barring unexpectedly drafting a replacement and turning to that rookie immediately. Still, the fluid quarterback situations make it less appealing to pick three quarterbacks and get left holding the bag with a late-round selection that doesn't start or loses the job during the 2024 campaign.

Thus, even when I haven't picked Allen, Hurts or Jackson, I've prioritized double-tapping the position in the QB4 through QB13 range, evidenced by Jordan Love, Kyler Murray, Anthony Richardson, Justin Herbert and Brock Purdy appearing on the table. I've also selected Joe Burrow (twice), Dak Prescott (twice) and C.J. Stroud (once) a combined five times.

Drake Maye and Will Levis are appealing bargain options on teams headlined at quarterback by Allen, Hurts, Jackson or Patrick Mahomes. I previously explained why Murray and Maye are QB2s with top-five potential in 2024.

Meanwhile, Love was the QB5 in points per game (19.4) among those who played more than five games in 2023. He had fantasy success early despite shakier real-life performances before putting things together and thriving late, earning Pro Football Focus's (PFF's) highest passing grade among quarterbacks with at least 200 dropbacks from Week 10 through the Super Bowl. Love's play in his first season as a starter was all the more impressive because his leading wide receivers and

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