Quarterbacks Who Could Be Sleepers in 2 QB Fantasy Football Leagues

Max Staley
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Quarterback is undoubtedly the most important position in football, and you can make the case it's the most important position in any sport. As a result, QBs are often the face of an NFL franchise – they get the credit for wins, but the blame for losses.

However, this isn't always reflected properly in fantasy football. In a standard 10 or 12-team league, you can only start one quarterback per week. This inherently devalues the position, as the difference in fantasy production from QB2 to QB10 isn't as wide as you might think.

Perhaps the best way to rectify this problem is by joining a league that allows each team to start two quarterbacks per week, which makes the position far more valuable. With that in mind, here are three quarterbacks, currently being drafted outside the top 20, who could be sleepers in two QB leagues.

1. Jimmy Garoppolo, ADP: QB 20.6

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Jimmy Garoppolo was getting a lot of buzz this time last season, and it's not hard to see why. Kyle Shanahan is his head coach, and the last time he coached an established quarterback for a full season, he led Matt Ryan to the NFL MVP award in 2016. Unfortunately, Jimmy G tore his ACL in Week 3 of 2018. But this season, Garoppolo will be surrounded by an intriguing group of pass-catching options, including George Kittle, Dante Pettis and Tevin Coleman. With a host of talented receivers, a reportedly healthy knee and an offensive guru at the helm, Garoppolo could have a breakout season in 2019.

2. Josh Allen, ADP: QB 21.6

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Anyone who watched Josh Allen last season knows that he has a long way to go as a passer. However, Allen also proved that he's an extremely underrated athlete, rushing for 631 yards on 7.1 yards per carry and eight TDs in 12 games. Rushing QBs are extremely valuable in fantasy football, as they generally have a higher floor on a week-to-week basis. The Buffalo Bills also beefed up their receiving corps and offensive line this offseason, which should help. If Allen can take a step forward as a passer, his rushing ability could make him a viable starter in two QB leagues.

3. Sam Darnold, ADP: QB 25.0

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Another sophomore who could be in for a breakout season, Sam Darnold showed real flashes of brilliance in 2018. Since then, the New York Jets have brought in Le'Veon Bell and an offensive minded head coach in Adam Gase. In fact, Gase was Peyton Manning's offensive coordinator during The Sheriff's record-breaking 2013 season that saw him toss 55 TDs. If Darnold can make the leap in his second season, he could quickly become a fantasy starter in two QB leagues.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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