The New Orleans Saints' offseason quarterback battle has finally come to an end. Jameis Winston was recently named the starter over Taysom Hill after impressing the coaching staff during his preseason performances. His fantasy outlook now points to safe QB2 production in 2021.
Jameis Winston Fantasy Outlook
The 27-year-old gunslinger will get his second chance to lead an NFL team and is hoping a change in the offensive scheme will help him succeed on the field this season.
It's notable to point out that Winston is just one of a handful of NFL quarterbacks who have thrown for over 5,000 yards in one season. He achieved the feat back in 2019, but his 30 interceptions also ranked as the highest mark. Overall, he finished as the No. 3 QB in fantasy football in 2019 while averaging 21.0 points per game.
Fantasy managers should temper their expectations as it would be shocking to see Winston post that kind of production in 2021. Winston's interception rate should dip in 2021 since the Saints love to rush the ball. In fact, they ranked No. 5 in the NFL last season posting a 46.95% rush play percentage.
Winston can easily keep up a QB2 pace with the offensive weapons he has in front of him. Alvin Kamara is one of the best dual-threat running backs in the NFL and Winston has already shown an early connection with wide receiver Marquez Callaway.
Jameis Winston ADP
FantasyPros' average draft position data shows that Winston is being drafted No. 200 overall and No. 27 amongst QBs. That is cheap price to pay for a quarterback currently leading an offense that has ranked within the top-5 highest scoring in each of the last five seasons.
Winston checks in at QB21 in The Duel's 2021 fantasy football rankings.
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