Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks
Who is on the rise and who might be tumbling down fantasy draft boards with the Regular Season approaching? Welcome to the Fantasy Stock Report. Over the next few days, we’ll be looking at the players making moves in Fantasy Football.
In today’s Stock Report, we’ll dive into several Quarterbacks you should be paying attention to as you prep for your draft or make moves in your lineups for Week 1.
Daniel Jones – Stock Up
Jones’ and co looked really polished in their Week 2 Preseason performance, matching reports out of Giants’ Training Camp. Jones is still one of the best rushing QBs in the league. The only thing holding Jones back from a fantasy perspective so far in his career is the underwhelming efficiency as a passer (6.8 yds/att, 15 TDs in 2022). If Jones improves the passing stats in 2023, he has Top 5 potential.
Lamar Jackson – Stock Down
Reports out of Ravens camp have been mixed at best. Despite the hype around the new and improved WR room, there’s been whispers of the offense struggling to get rolling under new OC Todd Monken. It really shouldn’t be a surprise that there have been issues, but for some reason we’re just supposed to be excited about Jackson’s potential in his first year in an actual NFL passing system and forget about the potential pitfalls. I suspect the Ravens offense will improve throughout the year, and could look really good in 2024. But for 2023, I expect it to be tough sledding for a while. I’m avoiding Jackson in drafts, especially at his current ADP.
Jordan Love – Stock Up
The Packers QB might be the player under the biggest microscope in 2023. Taking over for all-timer Aaron Rodgers is no small task, but reportedly Love is looking good. He certainly looked poised and in command in his limited Preseason snaps. Love brings almost no rushing upside, but he has the weapons and offensive line to thrive as a pure pocket passer this season. I’m not saying make Love your fantasy QB1, but he has upside and will be a great streaming option for bye weeks and could become a solid QB2 by season’s end.
Rookie 1st Round QBs not name Anthony Richardson – Stock Down
The Rookie Rollercoaster is running full tilt for Bryce Young in Carolina and C.J. Stroud in Houston, and it could be a long season for both QBs, despite their talent and pedigree. For Young, the offensive line has looked extremely suspect, specifically in pass pro, and the weapons are less-than-ideal. It’s a similar story for Stroud, although the cast of weapons the Texans have put together definitely have more upside this year. If you’re not in a Dynasty league, it’s safe to leave both of these players undrafted this season.
Russell Wilson – Stock Up
Is Russ back? He might be after shedding around 15 pounds and looking re-energized in Sean Payton’s offense. The supporting cast is good, not great, but it might not matter with Payton calling the game and setting up his players in plus matchups across the field. For Wilson, trusting the scheme and not trying to do too much every play should help his cause, as will his recharged athleticism that was such a boost to his fantasy value during his Seattle days. He has top 10 upside in 2023.
Stay tuned for more Fantasy Football articles and advice from Jeremy and the Fans First Sports Network. In the final Stock Report, we’ll be looking at the Tight Ends who made moves throughout the preseason.