Found January 05, 2013 on
The quarterback class is looking very deep for 2013, so deep that players who used to be starting fantasy quarterbacks are being pushed out of the top-12 by the promising young quarterbacks that lit up the league in 2012. Some of the players that are being pushed down out of the starter-tier this year are some big names like Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Michael Vick.
With this is being written before free agency, the draft and training camp, things could change. But as of Jan. 4, 2013, this is my quarterback sleepers list. I am going to assume that things are as they are today. Also note that when I say “sleeper,” I mean undervalued players (according to the “experts”). That means that these quarterbacks don’t necessarily have to be picked in the late rounds although, most of them still are.
I will be waiting on quarterback again this year as it has proven to be a solid strategy for me in the past few years (these values based draft charts emphasize why I believe that). If I am in a 10-team league, I have no problem taking a quarterback in the mid-late rounds without taking a back up quarterback.
This strategy works fine if you are an active owner, if your wrong about your QB pick you can’t take too long to cut him loose for the hottest free agent quarterback you can fine. I don’t draft a back-up quarterback (except in 14-plus team leagues where good back-ups have trade value, two QB leagues and maybe in six-point passing touchdown leagues), because I believe they provide little value and that the more teams without back-up quarterbacks, the better the strategy is (less people owning backups yields better free agent quarterbacks available).
The other reason not having a back-up quarterback works well is because quarterbacks are easy to claim off of the waiver wire as they are rising in value (as opposed to RB’s where as soon as one has a big game, he is claimed in every league). Anyway, lets get to the list of sleepers.
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As we’ve reported, the Eagles are trying to pursue Chip Kelly and pair him with Michael Vick. If the hire does happen, Pro Football Talk is reporting that Michael Vick will still want his $15.5 million salary he is due for 2013.
Vick at this point has no intentions of lowering that demand, and he would like the Eagles to honor the terms of the 6 year $100 million contract he...
During an appearance on 660 WFAN in New York, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin admitted that quarterback Eli Manning’s lack of consistency was a big issue this season.Tom Coughlin on Eli Manning’s season: “Consistency is a huge issue.” #NYG— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) January 3, 2013I’m sure Manning knows how bad he was this season and will do what he can to improve...
Photo Courtesy of USA TodayEven though the Redskins are now out of the playoffs thanks to the Seattle Seahawks, Robert Griffin III still had one of the most captivating rookie seasons in NFL history. "RGIII" started his journey when he was drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins and immediately named the starting quarterback by head coach Mike Shanahan. Griffin...
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A day after Aaron Rodgers weighed in with his MVP vote, Michael Vick took to Twitter to do the same, opting to go with the "hands down" choice.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are currently trying to pursue Oregon‘s Chip Kelly and pair him with quarterback Michael Vick. If the hire does happen, Pro Football Talk is reporting that Vick will still want his $15.5 million salary that he is due for 2013.
Vick, at this point, has no intentions of lowering that demand and he would like the Eagles to honor the terms of the six-year, ...
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network expects Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to become a hot head coaching candidate next week as he goes to interview with the Bears, Eagles and possibly the Chargers.The love for Arians is two-fold. His knowledge of the quarterback position stands out. From making life simple forPittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, and essentially...
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Eagles are trying to sell Oregon head coach Chip Kelly on the fact they already have similar personnel at the skill positions and the fact that Michael Vick could be retained as quarterback next year.
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports mentions that Vick may not be all that accommodating in regards to restructuring his current deal that...