The QB position is one of the toughest to judge, since most QBs have similar projections. Here are 3 QBs who we think you all are way off on:
Goff isn’t nearly as bad as people make him out to be. Yes, in his 7 career NFL games he was…well not good at all. He posted up 63.6 QB rating, with 5 TD and 7 INT for just 155 yards per game. But, we’re talking about just 7 career games, all of those under Jeff Fisher’s unaggressive offense. He’s got a new coaching staff in town and also has a new #1 WR in Sammy Watkins. If Gurley returns back to 2015 form he will take a ton of pressure off Goff and allow him to find Austin and Watkins. I’m not saying Goff should be a starting QB but he should be higher than QB 28. I think he’s a QB 2 in leagues with 12+ teams.
There is absolutely no reason that Eli should currently be going off the board as QB 15. Eli has thrown for 4,000 or more yards the last 3 seasons, with an average of 30 TDs per each of those seasons. Eli’s fantasy downfall has always been a high INT rate. He has about 15 INT each of the last 3 seasons, but if you watch the Giants play you know that a large chunk of his INT come from receiver mistakes. He’s never had a better receiving corps around him: OBJ, Marshall, Shepard, and Engram. In stark contrast, the Giants rushing game is likely to be awful. That should be 30+ passes per game for most of the season. Eli is a QB1 in 10 team leagues.
Trubisky is currently being taken off the board in front of multiple starting QBs, including: Goff, Siemian, Hoyer, and Mike Glennon. The emphasis here is on Glennon… the starting QB is for the Bears. Chicago has invested way too much money into Glennon and Mark Sanchez for Trubisky to be the starter this year. No, it doesn’t matter that he’s having a good pre-season. I don’t expect Trubisky to even take competitive snaps this season. Unless you’re in a dynasty league avoid Trubisky.