QB - PHI
This Week Outlook
The Philadelphia Eagles claimed QB Ian Book off waives Wednesday.
Book was waived by the Saints on Tuesday. The former fourth round pick will now join a quarterback room with Jalen Hurts and Gardner Minshew. Barring injuries, Book is unlikely to see the field this season.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints are waiving sophomore QB Ian Book who played and started one game last season.
Book spent four seasons at Notre Dame before being drafted in the fourth round by the Saints. He started one game last season in relief for both QBs Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton, throwing two interceptions in a 20-3 loss to Miami. According to Rapoport, the Saints plan on bringing him back on their practice squad should he clear waivers, though there is some interest across the league.
Saints third-string QB Ian Book completed 16-of-28 passes for 113 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while rushing seven times for 49 yards. He was also sacked twice and lost a fumble in Friday's preseason loss to the Packers.
Book continues to look like he just isn't ready for football at the pro level. Facing backups for the majority of the game, he still only threw for 113 yards. Book is a cut-candidate and should not be rostered in even the deepest dynasty leagues.
Saints QB Ian Book completed 12-of-20 passes for 135 scoreless yards and two interceptions in Monday night's Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.
Book looked like everything but an NFL starting quarterback on Monday night. While he did face one of the hottest defenses in the NFL, it looked like a struggle to throw for those 135 yards. Book will start in Week 17 if Taysom Hill or Trevor Siemian can not return.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Saints are expected to start rookie QB Ian Book in Week 16 vs the Dolphins.
With fellow QB's Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list the Saints really didn't have all that many options at QB and Book is simply the next man up. This could serve as an early look of what the rookie QB is capable of but it also wouldn't be a shock to see New Orleans pretty conservative with how much they ask him to do. Given the lackluster pass catching weapons for the Saints, the game plan will likely prioritize the rushing attack along with quick and short passes. Book can not be relied upon as a fantasy option and more than anything probably raises the upside for RB Alvin Kamara and the Miami defense.