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Fantasy Football Draft Sleepers: Justin Fields, Geno Smith, Sam Howell (2024)

Fantasy Football Draft Sleepers: Justin Fields, Geno Smith, Sam Howell (2024)

Quarterback is the most critical position on the field in the NFL today. Without a strong quarterback, your team has no chance to win. The same rule applies to fantasy football, especially in a Superflex league. You NEED a quarterback to dominate in your league. Most people know that drafting Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, and more will benefit your team. The real question is which under-the-radar QB2 can propel to the top of the fantasy football production charts as Geno Smith did two seasons ago. Let me help you break down some of my favorite options to watch at the end of your drafts to help you beat your friends and win championships in this upcoming fantasy football season. Here are a few fantasy football draft sleepers at the quarterback position.

QB2s With Top-5 Potential (2024 Fantasy Football)

Justin Fields (QB – PIT)

Is this a scary pick? Of course, it is scary. The man may not even start this season as the QB1 in Pittsburgh. Sometimes, you have to take risks in life to be rewarded. If you want to chase Justin Fields, you must draft two Quarterbacks. The first one may need to be a safer play, such as Jared Goff or even Matthew Stafford, while also grabbing the Konami code in Justin Fields. If Russell Wilson is unable to compete or loses the job to Fields, the season will be over in Pittsburgh, and they will want to see what Justin Fields has in his future.

For fantasy, we know what he has in his game: the ability to run all over your opponent and eradicate them without even needing a spectacular passing day. This selection of Justin Fields isn’t for the easily frightened, but if you ain’t first, you’re last, right?

Geno Smith/Sam Howell (QB – SEA)

A bet on Geno Smith is truly a bet on his trio of wide receivers to help carry him back to the promised land of top-five quarterbacks. Only a few quarterbacks get to throw the ball to a talent pool at the level of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Geno Smith also has two talented running backs in the backfield to help gather first downs and keep drives moving. The most significant risk involved with Geno Smith is his new coach, Mike Macdonald.

The Seattle Seahawks brought in Sam Howell to “backup” Geno Smith. The issue with a new coach is they could have a short leash with someone who isn’t “their guy.” If Geno gets a quick hook, we could see Sam Howell enter an excellent quarterback situation. We watched Howell sling the ball all over the yard for Washington last year, and if given a chance, we expect more of the same from Howell under center again. Either quarterback will be a late-round pick, mitigating risk for your fantasy team and allowing you to shoot for the moon with upside.

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