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Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

QB - NO

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 231 lbsAge: 28College: Florida StateDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
QB Rank: 13th
Draft Rank (ECR) #141
Best / Worst #114 / #241
ADP #157

Roster %

 
Yahoo
47%
 
ESPN
13%
 
FanDuel
 
DraftKings

Last year the Saints put the handcuffs on YOLO Jameis Winston. They ran a slow as molasses offense, relying on their run game and limiting Winston to 25.2 pass attempts and 185.7 passing yards per game. This could easily be the case again in 2022, but there are some reasons for optimism here. Winston will be entering his third season of this offensive scheme, so he should know it inside and out by now. Hopefully, the Saints get Michael Thomas back healthy to pair with newly drafted Chris Olave. This moves Marquez Callaway into a more reasonable WR3 role. This cast of weapons with Alvin Kamara also on board could lead to more passing attempts that we didn't see in 2021.

The additions of Jarvis Landry, Chris Olave and Michael Thomas are massive benefits for quarterback Jameis Winston, who is starting to emerge from this offseason as an intriguing late-round quarterback fantasy option. Winston played with almost zero weapons a season ago and still managed to average 17.5 fantasy points per game - good for QB14 on the year. The Saints quarterback also finished the season with the league's sixth-highest passer rating (102.8) and the lowest turnover-worthy play rate (3%) of his career. Winston led all QBs last year in fantasy points per dropback (0.64).

Solid system with Carmichael. Some solid weapons. I don't hate Jameis as a mid-tier QB2 with some upside (and obvious downside).

Winston seems to be on track to start in Week 1 and the Saints are expected to use a lot more 11 personnel. Winston could be one of the better late round quarterbacks in fantasy this year.

Back to Saints - Was QB15 here last year. Some real upside. 7/4: Came out HORRIBLY in projections

With his YOLO style, Winston has always been a better fantasy QB than real-life QB. There could be some sneaky upside here now that he'll be starting for the Saints, who have a solid offensive line and a pair of high-volume pass catchers in RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas.

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