Philly has surrounded their first round quarterback with a lot of weapons this offseason — and that should pay off for fantasy owners who select Wentz on draft day. The North Dakota State product finished as the 20th ranked QB in PPR leagues last season, and with another year of experience plus the added artillery at his disposal, in the form of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, Wentz could be looking at top 10 in 2017. The Eagles also return playmakers Darren Sproles, Zach Ertz, and Jordan Matthews.
It’s tough defending this one after Borltes opened up camp this past weekend with a 5-interception performance under the lights. But, who pays attention to practice, right? Allen Robinson returns and is a legitimate WR1, along with a versatile backfield led by rookie Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon. Giving the ball to Fournette on the ground 20-pus times a game will take the heat off Bortles. In addition, the defense is improved, which should help Bortles progress towards that “above average tier” of quarterbacks. He’s worth a flyer in the late rounds of your draft.
Eli will make mistakes and drive fantasy owners crazy. But he’ll also throw the ball all over the field — for good or for bad. The offense lost Victor Cruz, but added Brandon Marshall and rookie tight end Evan Engram. Paul Perkins in the backfield is, also, ready to make a splash in 2017. The Giants’ offense should be involved in high scoring games, and Eli should stockpile the fantasy points. What makes Manning most enticing is that he will be available in the later rounds and carries little risk.
Other Sleeper QBs
Andy Dalton, Matthew Stafford
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