Tags Archives: rookie quarterbacks

The Case For Kenny Pickett August 2, 2022

Reports are posturing that Kenny Pickett is merely an afterthought at the Steelers' mandatory training camp. Mitchell Trubisky and Mason Rudolph appear locked in a battle for the starting gig, with the newly-minted 20th overall pick riding the pine. Today...

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2022 DFF Superflex Rookie Mock 4.0: Round 1 April 22, 2022

Sports Illustrated reported that over 10 NFL Teams graded Desmond Ridder as a First-Round Talent. Should Ridder meet that expected capital, his dynasty value will skyrocket above 1.12. Landing Ridder anywhere in the second half of your rookie drafts is ex...

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NFL Combine: “Does Size Matter?” Quarterback Edition March 4, 2022

The NFL Combine officially kicked off this week, beginning with medical testing, team interviews, and of course, in-person measurements. NCAA schools are notorious for exaggerating size (aren’t we all). The combine gives us our first look at true-to-lif...

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Dynasty Market Sweep: Rookie QB Value Review March 1, 2022

Welcome to the Dynasty Market Sweep, a weekly recurring offseason article focusing on substantial value disparities in the dynasty market consensus. The very nature of the instantaneous fantasy news feed has made the dynasty market more reactionary and vo...

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Rookie Quarterback Preseason Week 1 Review August 18, 2021

While we do not want to overreact to the preseason debut for the five first-round rookie quarterbacks, we do have new data points to review. Let’s review how these rookies looked in the preseason debut both on the stat sheet and how they looked on all o...

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Rookie Quarterback Mousetrap Revisited July 16, 2021

In 2020, Justin Herbert became the first rookie QB to throw for over 4,000 yards and 25 TDs. He broke the NFL rookie record for TD passes and completions, in fact. As a result, Keenan Allen put together a more impressive season than any WR in our sample. ...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Ian Book to the Saints May 1, 2021

Ian Book finished his four-year career with the second-most career passing yards in Notre Dame’s history (8,948). He also finished second in career passing touchdowns (72) and second in career QBR (147.0) amongst those who attempted 500 or more passes. ...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Davis Mills to the Texans April 30, 2021

Davis Mills was ranked as the top overall quarterback in the class of 2017, ahead of Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Mac Jones. Mills took over as the starting quarterback for Stanford as a true freshman. Mills accumulated just 3,468 passing yards and 18 ...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Kellen Mond to the Vikings April 30, 2021

Kellen Mond took over as the starting quarterback for Texas A&M as a true freshman. Mond accumulated 9,661 passing yards and 71 TDs versus 27 INTs in his four-year collegiate career at Texas A&M. Mond is a capable rusher as he compiled 1,609 rushing yards...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Mac Jones to the Patriots April 29, 2021

Mac Jones is a quarterback who will reflect the system he is in, and the Patriots do not have much to work with outside their free-agent tight end additions. He will be drafted higher than the typically QB5 in a Superflex Rookie Draft, however, he does no...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Trey Lance to the 49ers April 29, 2021

Lance took over as the starting quarterback for North Dakota State as a redshirt freshman. Lance accumulated just 2,786 passing yards and 28 TDs versus zero INTs in his one-year collegiate career at North Dakota State. I removed the single-game 2020 stati...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Zach Wilson to the Jets April 29, 2021

Zach Wilson took over as the starting quarterback for BYU as a true freshman. Wilson accumulated 7,652 passing yards and 56 TDs versus only 15 INTs in his three-year collegiate career at BYU. He also proved to be a capable rusher with 642 career rushing y...

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DFF Draft Coverage: Trevor Lawrence To The Jaguars April 29, 2021

Trevor Lawrence took over as the starting quarterback for Clemson as a true freshman. That season concluded with Lawrence leading the Clemson Tigers to a National Championship. In his career, Lawrence completed 758 of 1,138 pass attempts, a 66.6% rate. He...

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2021 Rookie QB Comparisons: Part 2 April 11, 2021

In this two-part article, we are going to do a deep dive into the top 2021 NFL Draft Class quarterbacks, and see who they compare to historically. We are going to build them out from the standpoint of their physical acumen, their athletic abilities, and t...

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2021 Rookie QB Comparisons: Part 1 April 10, 2021

In this two-part article, we are going to do a deep dive into the top 2021 NFL Draft Class quarterbacks, and see who they compare to historically. We are going to build them out from the standpoint of their physical acumen, their athletic abilities, and t...

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Incoming Rookie Quarterbacks March 29, 2021

With the recent draft trades, things are spicing up a month before the NFL draft is set to open and teams are doing their best to fill fans with hope for upcoming seasons. I’ll be analyzing the incoming rookie quarterbacks in this one because teams don...

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DFF Way Too Early Mock Draft 1.0: First Round February 23, 2021

Yes, some of us are still nursing Super Bowl hangovers or regretting watching Tom Brady walk out of the organization he called home for the last two decades, but there are three things we love in Fantasy Football: Start-Up Drafting, Trading & Rookie Draft...

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Rookie Stock Market: Week 15 December 25, 2020

Congratulations! I hope this applies to a lot of y'all, as I believe my readers are educated and smart fantasy players who have made it to the finals of their leagues. My overall percentage of teams in the playoffs is down compared to normal, but 2020 has...

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Rookie Stock Market: Week 14 December 18, 2020

The first week of the fantasy football playoffs is now behind, and I hope you still have a horse in the race. There were lots of rookies in Week 14 that performed well and could have really helped your teams. One top-five QB in Tua, two top 10 WRs in KJ H...

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The Rookie QB Mousetrap July 14, 2020

Breaking down these results broadly, we find that 4% of our sample QBs supported a WR1,17% supported a WR2, and 47% supported a WR3. In other words, since 2012, there’s been a 53% chance that a rookie QB fails to produce even a single wide receiver in t...

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