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Sleepers, in my opinion, are players that you normally would not start on your fantasy team (depending on the matchup) but just might lead your fantasy team to the championship. Last season, Kurt Cousins was one of my sleeper quarterbacks I wrote about and he took me all the way to the playoffs. Here are five preseason quarterback sleepers heading to this fantasy football season. (No particular order)
1.) Jameis Winston/Tampa Bay Buccaneers – He has plenty of upside this season with the additions of rookie tight end O.J. Howard, speedster wide receiver DeSean Jackson, along with standout Cameron Brate and Pro Bowler Mike Evans. Winston should definitely crack 30 touchdowns this season.
2.) Marcus Mariota/Tennessee Titans – If Mariota can prove that his broken leg is fully healed, he has all the talent built around him to be a fantasy success! He’ll have a boosted pass offense with young wide receivers in Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor as well as veterans Rishard Matthews and recently signed Eric Decker. Just a reminder of how good Mariota was last season before the injury – From weeks 5 to 12, NO player scored more fantasy points than him.
3.) Eli Manning/New York Giants – This is a bit of a surprise but in Manning’s 12 seasons as a starter, he threw 30 touchdown passes just three times! The Giants signed Brandon Marshall and drafted tight end Evan Engram who plays like a wide receiver. Add Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and a healthy Shane Vereen. Fantasy fans, LOOKOUT!
4.) Carson Wentz/Philadelphia Eagles – Here’s a quarterback I am high on just because of the weapons that are around him. The Eagles were one of the league’s worse receiving corps last year. Now they add Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith. Wentz should fine much more passing success in his sophomore season and exceed over his 16 touchdown passes last year.
5.) Mike Glennon/Chicago Bears – Look, I know some of you are probably saying “Really Bro” but hear me out on this. No, Glennon is not going to be fantasy starter, but could be a nice bye week replacement. He has talent at the wide receiver position in Cam Meredith, newly acquired Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton. He desperately needs Kevin White to stay healthy in order to produce decent fantasy numbers.