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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Draft Rankings

Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 1. Josh Allen BUF (at NE)
The fantasy track record Josh Allen has compiled is impressive. His yearly finishes in fantasy scoring since 2019: QB7, QB1, QB1, QB2, QB1. He's thrown for more than 4,000 yards in each of his last four seasons, averaging 4,385 passing yards and 34.3 TD passes over that span. Allen adds immense value as a runner. We probably shouldn't expect a repeat of the 15 rushing touchdowns he had this season, since his previous single-season high was nine. But Allen has averaged 596 rushing yards and 9.0 TD runs over the last five years. A spring trade that sent Stefon Diggs to the Texans brings the caliber of the Bills pass-catching into question, but even with a loss of WR firepower, Allen still has a strong case to be considered the QB1.
5 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts Note
Jalen Hurts photo 2. Jalen Hurts PHI (vs . NYG)
Jalen Hurts finished QB2 in fantasy scoring in 2023, but there are reasons for concern heading into the 2024 season. After averaging 25.6 fantasy points per game during a banner 2022 campaign, Hurts' scoring average dropped to 21.9 FPPG in 2023. His passing yardage per game fell from 246.7 to 226.9, and his yardage per attempt slipped from 8.0 to 7.2. Hurts also had slippage in completion percentage and touchdown rate, and his passer rating plummeted from 101.5 to 89.1. On the bright side, Hurts provided ample rushing value, with 605 rushing yards and 15 TD runs, the most ever for a quarterback in a single season. The fear is that Hurts' fantasy value could take a tumble in 2024 if there's a significant drop-off in rushing touchdowns. TD runs accounted for 24.1% of Hurts' 2023 fantasy points. If Hurts is to remain a top-three fantasy quarterback, he'll probably need to boost his passing efficiency.
18 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes II Note
Patrick Mahomes II photo 3. Patrick Mahomes II KC (at DEN)
Could Patrick Mahomes be a bargain in 2024 fantasy drafts? That will be a distinct possibility if enough fantasy managers are scared off by a disappointing 2023 campaign in which Mahomes finished QB8 in fantasy scoring. Mahomes averaged 261.4 passing yards per game last season, the fewest in his six years as the Chiefs' starting quarterback. He also hit a six-year low in yards per attempt (6.9) and touchdown rate (4.0%). Mahomes is too good to have "lost it." The easy explanation is that Mahomes simply didn't have enough pass-catching firepower. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is 34 and may have reached the slowdown phase of his career. WR Rashee Rice put up good numbers in 2023, but Rice is a non-traditional receiver who had an average depth of target of only 4.8 yards and made his living off schemed-up receptions. Kansas City has added a couple of quality receivers, signing Marquise Brown and spending a first-round pick on Xavier Worthy, so Mahomes should be back in business. We are, after all, talking about a player who's won two MVP awards, has had two 5,000-yard passing seasons and has had a 50-TD season. Mahomes is on the shortlist of the best pure passers to ever play in the NFL. Fade him at your own peril.
3 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 4. Lamar Jackson BAL (vs . CLE)
Lamar Jackson has long been the best running quarterback in football -- and quite possibly the best of all time. But Jackson made enormous striders as a passer in 2023, thriving under the tutelage of first-year Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Jackson established new career highs in passing yardage (3,678), completion percentage (67.2%) and yards per attempt (8.0). And of course, Jackson provided plenty of fantasy value as a runner, with 821 rushing yards and five TD runs. Jackson finished QB4 in fantasy scoring in 2023 despite being held out of the season finale, and he had a spectacular stretch run for his fantasy managers, averaging 27.8 fantasy points per game in Weeks 14-17. Jackson will once again take his rightful place on the top QB tier for 2024 fantasy drafts.
18 weeks ago
C.J. Stroud Note
C.J. Stroud photo 5. C.J. Stroud HOU (at TEN)
A magnificent rookie season for C.J. Stroud has fans and fantasy managers clamoring for more in 2024, and the trade that brought WR Stefon Diggs to the Texans gives the young quarterback one of the best sets of pass catchers in the league. The second overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft behind Bryce Young, Stroud was a revelation in his first NFL season, throwing for 4,108 yards and 23 touchdowns in 15 games. Stroud ranked third in the league in passing yardage per game (273.9) among QBs with at least six starts, third in yards per attempt (8.2), sixth in passer rating (101.8) and first in interception percentage (1.0%). The future looks bright for Stroud, who, in addition to Diggs, can also leverage the talents of exciting young WRs Nico Collins and Tank Dell. Stroud doesn't provide a great deal of rushing value, with only 167 rushing yards and three TD runs, but his proficiency as a passer will make him a coveted fantasy asset in 2024 drafts.
3 weeks ago
Anthony Richardson Note
Anthony Richardson photo 6. Anthony Richardson IND (vs . JAC)
Injuries limited Anthony Richardson to just four games in his rookie season, but that appetizer-sized portion of Richardson left fantasy managers craving an entree-sized portion in 2024. Richardson went on injured reserve in October after sustaining a grade-3 AC joint sprain in Week 5. He also missed a game after a Week 2 concussion. But in the two full games he played, Richardson was dazzling, with 21.9 fantasy points in Week 1 and 29.6 points in Week 4, good for weekly fantasy finishes of QB4 and QB2. Richardson had three TD passes and four TD runs. He averaged 0.43 fantasy points per snap. Putting that into perspective, Josh Allen, who led all QBs in fantasy scoring, averaged 0.36 fantasy points per snap. The 6-4, 244-pound Richardson has a rare combination of size and speed that makes him one of the best running QBs in the league. And based on the small 2023 sample, he may be a more advanced passer than he was billed as in the run-up to the 2023 NFL Draft. Richardson's fantasy stock is ready to soar.
18 weeks ago
Joe Burrow Note
Joe Burrow photo 7. Joe Burrow CIN (at PIT)
If Joe Burrow gets a full season of good health in 2024, he'll likely be one of the more valuable fantasy assets at the QB position. The 2023 season was a frustrating one for Burrow, who got off to a slow start due in part to a calf injury he sustained in training camp, then went on injured reserve in mid-November with a wrist injury. Four games into the 2023 season, with his ailing calf clearly hindering his mobility and perhaps his throwing mechanics, Burrow was QB31 in fantasy scoring averaging 8.4 fantasy points per game. Then he caught fire, averaging 296.0 yards and 2.4 TD passes over a five-game stretch from Week 5 to Week 10 in which he was QB4 in fantasy points per game. That's the Burrow we hope to see in 2024 if his health cooperates. He'll once again get to work with his longtime LSU and Bengals teammate Ja'Marr Chase, one of the finest wide receivers in the game, not to mention high-quality No. 2 receiver Tee Higgins.
3 weeks ago
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 8. Dak Prescott DAL (vs . WAS)
After a disappointing, injury-marred season in 2022, Dak Prescott rebounded with perhaps the finest season of his career in 2023. Prescott led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdown passes (36) and completions (410) last season and finished QB3 in fantasy scoring. Although he doesn't offer a great deal of value as a runner, Prescott is one of the better pure passers in the game. In 2023, he ranked second in completion percentage (69.5%) among QBs with at least six starts, second in passer rating (105.9) and sixth in yards per attempt (7.7). Prescott benefits from playing with CeeDee Lamb, one of the best young receivers in the game.
16 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 9. Kyler Murray ARI (vs . SF)
A dangerous dual-threat quarterback, Kyler Murray will enter the 2024 season more than a year removed from the torn ACL that prematurely ended his 2022 season and delayed his first start of 2023 until Week 10. Since entering the NFL in 2019, Murray has averaged 20.9 fantasy points per game. We saw his ceiling in 2020, when Murray averaged 24.4 fantasy points per game and finished QB2 in fantasy scoring behind only Josh Allen. Murray is a decent passer, with a career completion percentage of 66.6% and a career average of 7.0 yards per pass attempt. But he is an exceptional runner who's averaged 37.7 rushing yards per game over his career and has 26 touchdown runs in 65 games. The Cardinals bolstered a below-average WR corps by spending the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft on Marvin Harrison Jr., and the 2023 emergence of TE Trey McBride as a pass catcher should help give Murray sufficient pass-catching firepower.
3 weeks ago
Jordan Love Note
Jordan Love photo 10. Jordan Love GB (vs . CHI)
Jordan Love's first full season as an NFL starter raised hopes that he can be one of the better quarterbacks in the league for years to come. After an uneven start to his 2023 season, Love caught fire. Over his first nine starts, Love was averaging 223.2 passing yards per game, with 14 TD passes, 10 interceptions, a 58.7% completion rate and an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. Over his last eight starts of the 2023 regular season, Love averaged 268.8 passing yards per game, with 18 TD passes, one interception, a 70.3% completion percentage and 7.7 yards per attempt. He then went out and dissected the Cowboys in a wild-card game, completing 16-of-21 passes for 272 yards and three TDs. Love adds some value as a runner (247 rushing yards and four TD runs in 2023), and he has a gaggle of good young pass catchers. The future is bright for the Packers' heir apparent at quarterback.
18 weeks ago
Brock Purdy Note
Brock Purdy photo 11. Brock Purdy SF (at ARI)
If there were any doubts about Brock Purdy's QB bona fides following his partial-season success in 2022, he dispelled them with an excellent performance in 2023. Purdy led all NFL quarterbacks in yards per attempt (9.6), passer rating (113.0) and QBR (72.8). He also led the league in touchdown rate (7.0%), although naysayers might suggest that such a high TD rate is destined for regression. Purdy has the benefit of an ideal ecosystem, with Kyle Shanahan as his playcaller and Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle as his pass catchers. After finishing QB7 in fantasy scoring in 2023, Purdy is destined to be a top-12 fantasy quarterback in 2024 drafts.
16 weeks ago
Tua Tagovailoa Note
Tua Tagovailoa photo 12. Tua Tagovailoa MIA (at NYJ)
Let's start with a bit of good news: After sustaining multiple concussions in 2022 that left doubts about his NFL future, Tua Tagovailoa made it through the 2023 season concussion-free. But after a hot start last season, Tua cooled off considerably over the second half. Over the first eight weeks of the 2023 season, Tua was QB5 in fantasy scoring, averaging 302.0 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes per game, and producing more than 20 fantasy points four times. From Week 9 on, Tua was QB20 in fantasy scoring, averaging 245.3 passing yards and 1.2 TD passes per game. The drop-off concerning, but there's still a lot to like here. Tua has a terrific WR duo in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, along with an innovative playcaller in head coach Mike McDaniel. Tua adds zero rushing value, but he's shown us a lofty ceiling as a passer. It's just a matter of whether he can perform at a high level for a full season.
18 weeks ago
Caleb Williams Note
Caleb Williams photo 13. Caleb Williams CHI (at GB)
The No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Caleb Williams figures to be a Day 1 starter for the Bears, who have given their rookie quarterback an embarrassment of pass-catching riches with the WR trio of D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen and No. 9 overall draft pick Rome Odunze. After transferring from Oklahoma to USC in 2022, Williams won the Heisman Trophy in his first season with the Trojans, throwing for 42 touchdowns and running for 10 more. Williams was slightly less spectacular in 2023 but still had a fine season for a defensively weak USC squad that asked its quarterback to carry the team all year. Williams has abundant arm talent and mobility. He's a creative quarterback who excels at making plays out of structure. There's always a steep learning curve for rookie quarterbacks, but C.J. Stroud just reminded us that a high-quality rookie QB can be fantasy-viable right away.
3 weeks ago
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 14. Jared Goff DET (vs . MIN)
Fantasy managers might not ever get excited about drafting Jared Goff, but after strong seasons with the Lions in 2022 and 2023, Goff should be regarded as no worse than a solid midrange QB2. Goff finished QB7 in fantasy scoring last season, although he was only QB13 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks who made at least six starts. Over the last two years, he's averaged 265.1 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. Goff adds very little value as a runner, but his solid passing production makes him a useful fantasy asset.
18 weeks ago
Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 15. Justin Herbert LAC (at LV)
Justin Herbert's 2023 season ended after 13 games due to a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Before the injury, he had been providing fantasy managers with low-end QB1 value. Herbert's yearly finishes in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks (six starts minimum): QB7, QB2, QB15, QB10. It would be nice if Herbert could get back to the production level of his first two years in the league. Over the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Herbert averaged 292.2 passing yards, 2.2 TD passes and 23.1 fantasy points per game. Over the last two seasons, he's averaged 262.4 passing yards, 1.5 TD passes and 17.7 fantasy points per game. Herbert has exceptional arm talent and rushing upside, but the Chargers will presumably be run-heavy with new head coach Jim Harbaugh in charge and offensive coordinator Greg Roman calling the plays, potentially capping Herbert's fantasy upside.
3 weeks ago
Trevor Lawrence Note
Trevor Lawrence photo 16. Trevor Lawrence JAC (at IND)
Fantasy managers were hoping to see Trevor Lawrence take a major step forward in 2023 after a promising 2022 season. Much of Lawrence's third NFL season was a disappointment in that regard, but a strong finish raises hopes for 2024. Over the first 10 weeks of the 2023 season, Lawrence was QB19 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks with at least four starts, averaging 235.6 passing yards and 1.0 TD passes per game. From Week 11 on, Lawrence was QB7 in fantasy points per game, averaging 270.9 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. The former No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft was able to ramp up his production late in the year despite losing WR Christian Kirk to a core injury that kept him out of the last five games of the season. Lawrence has a fabulous toolkit that includes abundant arm talent and above-average rushing ability. Consistency is the missing ingredient, and maybe we'll finally get it from Lawrence in his fourth year in the league.
18 weeks ago
Jayden Daniels Note
Jayden Daniels photo 17. Jayden Daniels WAS (at DAL)
The Washington Commanders selected this dynamic run-pass threat with the No. 2 pick in the draft and are hoping they've found a long-term answer at quarterback. Daniels won the Heisman Trophy last year, throwing for 3,812 yards and 40 touchdowns at LSU, with only four interceptions. He also ran for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns. Daniels completed 72.2% of his throws in his final college season and averaged an outrageous 11.7 yards per pass attempt. Daniels probably won't be able to replicate that sort of passing success in his first exposure to NFL defenses, but Daniels' rushing ability should make him immediately playable in fantasy leagues.
3 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 18. Kirk Cousins ATL (vs . CAR)
Kirk Cousins is being tasked with jump-starting a Falcons offense that struggled last season with Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke manning the QB position. Cousins was a consistent fantasy producer during his time in Minnesota, but he tore his Achilles on Oct. 29, and as he heads into his age-36 season, we probably shouldn't assume that he'll continue to provide low-end QB1 value. Before going on IR last season, Cousins was averaging 291.4 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes a game. For fantasy managers, drafting Cousins to be your starting quarterback would be risky, but once he's fully healthy, this proven veteran should at least be able to provide solid QB2 value.
3 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 19. Matthew Stafford LAR (vs . SEA)
Coming up on his age-36 season, Matthew Stafford is in the twilight of his NFL career, but his performance in 2023 suggests that he still has gas left in the tank. Stafford averaged 264.3 passing yards, 1.6 TD passes and 16.9 fantasy points per game last season. He benefitted from the emergence of rookie WR Puka Nacua, and if Cooper Kupp can stay healthy, Stafford will have one of the better WR duos in the league. Stafford is interception-prone and has only slightly more mobility than the Statue of Liberty, but his talents as a passer should keep him fantasy-relevant in 2024.
18 weeks ago
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 20. Aaron Rodgers NYJ (vs . MIA)
The Jets traded for Aaron Rodgers in 2023 in the hopes that he'd be the solution to their QB problems. Those hopes were dashed on Rodgers' fourth offensive snap with his new team, as he tore his Achilles when he was sacked by the Bills' Leonard Floyd. Rodgers will eventually be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but will he still be able to play at something close to a Hall-of-Fame level this season at age 40? Rodgers experienced some statistical slippage in his final season with the Packers in 2022, and now he's coming off a major injury. Two other reasons for concern about Rodgers 2024 fantasy output: (1) The Jets are likely to play at a slow offensive pace under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, as was the case when Rodgers and Hackett were paired together in Green Bay, and (2) the Jets have a terrific defense, so Rodgers probably isn't going to be involved in a lot of high-scoring shootouts. Don't overpay for the brand name.
3 days ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 21. Deshaun Watson CLE (at BAL)
Will we ever again see the early-career version of Deshaun Watson -- the one who was a top-five fantasy quarterback in each of his first three full seasons as an NFL starter? Watson has struggled to recapture the magic of his run with the Texans from 2018 to 2020. He was understandably rusty when he made his Browns debut late in the 2022 season after serving an 11-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. Watson wasn't significantly better in six 2023 starts for the Browns before a shoulder injury ended his season. In each of his two abbreviated seasons with Cleveland, Watson has averaged 15.1 fantasy points per game. He's completed 59.8% of his passes over the last two years and has averaged 6.5 yards per attempt. Watson turns 29 at the beginning of the 2024 season, and it's seeming less and less likely that he'll ever recapture the electrifying form he showed when he first burst onto the NFL scene. Approach with caution.
18 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 22. Baker Mayfield TB (vs . NO)
Baker Mayfield looked rejuvenated in 2023, throwing for a career-high 4,044 yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first season as the Buccaneers' starting quarterback. Mayfield finished QB10 in total fantasy scoring, though he was only QB18 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks who played at least five games. The six-year veteran seemed to benefit from the tutelage of noted QB whisperer Dave Canales, who served as the Bucs' offensive coordinator last season. But Canales was named the Panthers' head coach in the offseason, and Mayfield will be working with a new offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, who was the offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky last year. Mayfield lacks QB1 upside for fantasy but profiles as a competent QB2 and a reasonable option in superflex leagues.
3 days ago
Geno Smith Note
Geno Smith photo 23. Geno Smith SEA (at LAR)
After a triumphant 2022 season in which he threw for 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns, completing an NFL-high 69.8% of his passes, Geno Smith floated back down to earth in 2023. Despite working with the WR trio of D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Smith finished QB25 in fantasy scoring last year, averaging 15.3 fantasy points per game. So ... will the real Geno Smith please stand up? With Seattle's ample pass-catching weaponry, a return to the heights of 2022 is certainly possible for Smith. But the 33-year-old Smith has only had one good NFL season, so it's not inconceivable that he could play his way out of a starting job.
3 days ago
Will Levis Note
Will Levis photo 24. Will Levis TEN (vs . HOU)
Will Levis quickened the pulses of fantasy football managers when he threw four TD passes against the Falcons in his first NFL start. But after those Levis pyrotechnics in Week 8, the rookie QB couldn't get much cooking for the rest of the season, throwing only four TD passes over his next eight starts. It's hard to tell what to make of Levis for 2024. The book on him coming out of college was that he had the Josh Allen starter kit (rocket arm, good mobility) but was far from a finished product. The good news is that the Titans seem committed to their young quarterback. They signed free-agent WR Calvin Ridley to a four-year, $92 million deal, giving Levis a veteran WR duo of Ridley and DeAndre Hopkins. Tennessee also signed veteran slot receiver Tyler Boyd and made investments in a leaky offensive line. Levis is probably going to encounter rough patches in his first full season as a starter, but a dramatically upgraded supporting cast gives him a fighting chance to be a pleasant fantasy surprise.
3 days ago
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 25. Derek Carr NO (at TB)
J.J. McCarthy Note
J.J. McCarthy photo 26. J.J. McCarthy MIN (at DET)
The Vikings have tabbed McCarthy as the successor to Kirk Cousins, trading up one spot to select the University of Michigan product with the No. 10 pick in the draft. McCarthy has a strong arm, good mobility and an impressive track record of success that includes a national championship last season and a 61-3 record as a starter since high school. McCarthy steps into a good situation, with Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison at wide receiver and T.J. Hockenson at tight end (though Hockenson sustained a major knee injury late last year). Rookie struggles may be inevitable, but McCarthy has a chance to provide QB2 fantasy value as a rookie.
3 weeks ago
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 27. Daniel Jones NYG (at PHI)
Is it far-fetched to think that we might get a rebound from Daniel Jones in 2024 after his ugly, injury-shortened season in 2023? Optimists will note that Jones finished QB9 in fantasy points per game in 2022, fueled by 708 rushing yards and seven TD runs. They'll also point out that with the Giants spending the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft on Malik Nabers, Jones will have a true No. 1 receiver for the first time in his professional career. The pessimists will note that in the six games Jones played last year before getting hurt, he posted a dismal passer rating of 70.5, with two TD passes and six interceptions. They'll add that Daniels has averaged fewer than 7.0 yards per pass attempt in all five of his NFL seasons. The ceiling for Jones may be higher than some fantasy managers realize, but it's entirely possible that Jones will stumble early in the season and be replaced by Drew Lock.
3 days ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 28. Russell Wilson PIT (vs . CIN)
Bryce Young Note
Bryce Young photo 29. Bryce Young CAR (at ATL)
Drake Maye Note
Drake Maye photo 30. Drake Maye NE (vs . BUF)
Bo Nix Note
Bo Nix photo 31. Bo Nix DEN (vs . KC)
The Broncos are hoping Nix can stabilize their QB situation after spending the No. 12 overall draft pick on the Oregon quarterback in April. As a five-year college starter, Nix enters the NFL with a wealth of playing experience, having made 61 starts over three seasons at Auburn and two at Oregon. Nix completed 74.9% of his throws at Oregon the last two years, with 74 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. Nix is an accurate short passer but doesn't have a big arm. The hope for fantasy is that Nix can be a poor man's Drew Brees for Broncos head coach Sean Payton.
3 weeks ago
Justin Fields Note
Justin Fields photo 32. Justin Fields PIT (vs . CIN)
Justin Fields is a dangerous dual-threat quarterback in fantasy football, but how much of a chance will he get to play in 2024? The Steelers acquired Fields from the Bears in a mid-March trade, giving up a sixth-round pick that could become a fourth-rounder depending on Fields' playing time this season. The modest compensation the Bears received -- particularly when there were other QB-needy teams that didn't make a play for Fields -- suggests that the league doesn't value the sack-prone young quarterback as much as fantasy managers may have. Fields now finds himself in the same QB room as Russell Wilson, whom the Steelers acquired earlier in the offseason, and early reports suggest that Wilson has the inside track to be the Week 1 starter. Fields has landed in QB1 range in fantasy points per game each of the last two seasons (6 starts minimum), finishing QB5 in FPPG in 2022 and QB12 in 2023. Fields' rushing production fell from 76.2 rushing yards per game and eight TD runs in 2022 to 50.5 rushing yards per game and four TD runs in 2023, but he averaged a career-high 197.1 passing yards per game last season.
9 weeks ago
Michael Penix Jr. Note
Michael Penix Jr. photo 33. Michael Penix Jr. ATL (vs . CAR)
The Falcons drew heavy criticism by selecting Penix with the No. 8 pick in the draft after signing Kirk Cousins to a lucrative four-year contract in the offseason. Penix has no clear path to playing time in 2024, although it should be noted that Cousins is coming off a torn Achilles and is entering his age-36 season. Penix has a strong, accurate arm and is good at sack avoidance, having taken just 16 sacks over his last two college season. Penix has a worrisome injury history, however. He's torn his ACL twice and has also endured shoulder issues. Penix won't be draftable in most redraft leagues, though he'd become a popular waiver-wire addition if Cousins were to go down.
1 week ago
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 34. Gardner Minshew II LV (vs . LAC)
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 35. Sam Darnold MIN (at DET)
Aidan O'Connell Note
Aidan O'Connell photo 36. Aidan O'Connell LV (vs . LAC)
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 37. Jacoby Brissett NE (vs . BUF)
Sam Howell Note
Sam Howell photo 38. Sam Howell SEA (at LAR)
Kenny Pickett Note
Kenny Pickett photo 39. Kenny Pickett PHI (vs . NYG)
Joe Flacco Note
Joe Flacco photo 40. Joe Flacco IND (vs . JAC)
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 41. Drew Lock NYG (at PHI)
Jarrett Stidham Note
Jarrett Stidham photo 42. Jarrett Stidham DEN (vs . KC)
Jameis Winston Note
Jameis Winston photo 43. Jameis Winston CLE (at BAL)
Mac Jones Note
Mac Jones photo 44. Mac Jones JAC (at IND)
Jake Browning Note
Jake Browning photo 45. Jake Browning CIN (at PIT)
Jimmy Garoppolo Note
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 46. Jimmy Garoppolo LAR (vs . SEA)
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 47. Ryan Tannehill FA (BYE)
Marcus Mariota Note
Marcus Mariota photo 48. Marcus Mariota WAS (at DAL)
Desmond Ridder Note
Desmond Ridder photo 49. Desmond Ridder ARI (vs . SF)
Spencer Rattler Note
Spencer Rattler photo 50. Spencer Rattler NO (at TB)
Joshua Dobbs Note
Joshua Dobbs photo 51. Joshua Dobbs SF (at ARI)
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 52. Tyrod Taylor NYJ (vs . MIA)
Mike White Note
Mike White photo 53. Mike White MIA (at NYJ)
Zach Wilson Note
Zach Wilson photo 54. Zach Wilson DEN (vs . KC)
Tyler Huntley Note
Tyler Huntley photo 55. Tyler Huntley CLE (at BAL)
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 56. Andy Dalton CAR (at ATL)
Tyson Bagent Note
Tyson Bagent photo 57. Tyson Bagent CHI (at GB)
Kyle Trask Note
Kyle Trask photo 58. Kyle Trask TB (vs . NO)
Davis Mills Note
Davis Mills photo 59. Davis Mills HOU (at TEN)
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 60. Carson Wentz KC (at DEN)
Hendon Hooker Note
Hendon Hooker photo 61. Hendon Hooker DET (vs . MIN)
Trey Lance Note
Trey Lance photo 62. Trey Lance DAL (vs . WAS)
Easton Stick Note
Easton Stick photo 63. Easton Stick LAC (at LV)
Tommy DeVito Note
Tommy DeVito photo 64. Tommy DeVito NYG (at PHI)
Nick Mullens Note
Nick Mullens photo 65. Nick Mullens MIN (at DET)
Bailey Zappe Note
Bailey Zappe photo 66. Bailey Zappe NE (vs . BUF)
Taylor Heinicke Note
Taylor Heinicke photo 67. Taylor Heinicke ATL (vs . CAR)
Clayton Tune Note
Clayton Tune photo 68. Clayton Tune ARI (vs . SF)
Mason Rudolph Note
Mason Rudolph photo 69. Mason Rudolph TEN (vs . HOU)
Malik Willis Note
Malik Willis photo 70. Malik Willis TEN (vs . HOU)
Case Keenum Note
Case Keenum photo 71. Case Keenum HOU (at TEN)
Mitchell Trubisky Note
Mitchell Trubisky photo 72. Mitchell Trubisky BUF (at NE)
Michael Pratt Note
Michael Pratt photo 73. Michael Pratt GB (vs . CHI)
C.J. Beathard Note
C.J. Beathard photo 74. C.J. Beathard JAC (at IND)
Trevor Siemian Note
Trevor Siemian photo 75. Trevor Siemian FA (BYE)
Dorian Thompson-Robinson Note
Dorian Thompson-Robinson photo 76. Dorian Thompson-Robinson CLE (at BAL)
Cooper Rush Note
Cooper Rush photo 77. Cooper Rush DAL (vs . WAS)
Blaine Gabbert Note
Blaine Gabbert photo 78. Blaine Gabbert KC (at DEN)
Jaren Hall Note
Jaren Hall photo 79. Jaren Hall MIN (at DET)
Kyle Allen Note
Kyle Allen photo 80. Kyle Allen PIT (vs . CIN)
Sean Clifford Note
Sean Clifford photo 81. Sean Clifford GB (vs . CHI)
Stetson Bennett Note
Stetson Bennett photo 82. Stetson Bennett LAR (vs . SEA)
Joe Milton III Note
Joe Milton III photo 83. Joe Milton III NE (vs . BUF)
Matt Barkley Note
Matt Barkley photo 84. Matt Barkley JAC (at IND)
Josh Johnson Note
Josh Johnson photo 85. Josh Johnson BAL (vs . CLE)
Skylar Thompson Note
Skylar Thompson photo 86. Skylar Thompson MIA (at NYJ)
Jordan Travis Note
Jordan Travis photo 87. Jordan Travis NYJ (vs . MIA)
Tanner McKee Note
Tanner McKee photo 88. Tanner McKee PHI (vs . NYG)
Malik Cunningham Note
Malik Cunningham photo 89. Malik Cunningham BAL (vs . CLE)
Jeff Driskel Note
Jeff Driskel photo 90. Jeff Driskel WAS (at DAL)
Devin Leary Note
Devin Leary photo 91. Devin Leary BAL (vs . CLE)
Jake Haener Note
Jake Haener photo 92. Jake Haener NO (at TB)
Brett Rypien Note
Brett Rypien photo 93. Brett Rypien CHI (at GB)
Max Duggan Note
Max Duggan photo 94. Max Duggan LAC (at LV)
P.J. Walker Note
P.J. Walker photo 95. P.J. Walker FA (BYE)
Brandon Allen Note
Brandon Allen photo 96. Brandon Allen SF (at ARI)
Brian Hoyer Note
Brian Hoyer photo 97. Brian Hoyer FA (BYE)
Shane Buechele Note
Shane Buechele photo 98. Shane Buechele BUF (at NE)
Feleipe Franks Note
Feleipe Franks photo 99. Feleipe Franks ATL (vs . CAR)
Reid Sinnett Note
Reid Sinnett photo 100. Reid Sinnett FA (BYE)
Sam Ehlinger Note
Sam Ehlinger photo 101. Sam Ehlinger IND (vs . JAC)
Matt Corral Note
Matt Corral photo 102. Matt Corral FA (BYE)
Tim Boyle Note
Tim Boyle photo 103. Tim Boyle HOU (at TEN)
Jake Fromm Note
Jake Fromm photo 104. Jake Fromm FA (BYE)
Logan Woodside Note
Logan Woodside photo 105. Logan Woodside CIN (at PIT)
John Wolford Note
John Wolford photo 106. John Wolford TB (vs . NO)
Carter Bradley Note
Carter Bradley photo 107. Carter Bradley LV (vs . LAC)
AJ McCarron Note
AJ McCarron photo 108. AJ McCarron FA (BYE)
Nick Foles Note
Nick Foles photo 109. Nick Foles FA (BYE)
Kellen Mond Note
Kellen Mond photo 110. Kellen Mond FA (BYE)
Jacob Eason Note
Jacob Eason photo 111. Jacob Eason NYG (at PHI)
Ben DiNucci Note
Ben DiNucci photo 112. Ben DiNucci FA (BYE)
Nathan Peterman Note
Nathan Peterman photo 113. Nathan Peterman NO (at TB)
Chris Oladokun Note
Chris Oladokun photo 114. Chris Oladokun KC (at DEN)
Will Grier Note
Will Grier photo 115. Will Grier PHI (vs . NYG)
David Blough Note
David Blough photo 116. David Blough FA (BYE)
Nate Sudfeld Note
Nate Sudfeld photo 117. Nate Sudfeld DET (vs . MIN)
Jake Luton Note
Jake Luton photo 118. Jake Luton FA (BYE)
Colt McCoy Note
Colt McCoy photo 119. Colt McCoy FA (BYE)
Trace McSorley Note
Trace McSorley photo 120. Trace McSorley FA (BYE)
Anthony Brown Jr. Note
Anthony Brown Jr. photo 121. Anthony Brown Jr. LV (vs . LAC)
Ian Book Note
Ian Book photo 122. Ian Book KC (at DEN)
Chris Streveler Note
Chris Streveler photo 123. Chris Streveler FA (BYE)
Chase Garbers Note
Chase Garbers photo 124. Chase Garbers FA (BYE)