5 overrated QBs right now
By: Jake Rajala
The Fantasy Football world is nearly as breathtaking as the artificial space station in Treasure Planet. However, there is an abundance of signal-callers that haven’t lived up to the hype at this moment. With that said, I’m going to untwine five overrated QBs in fantasy. Let’s begin.
The Green Bay Packers two-time reigning MVP QB Aaron Rodgers has been a shell of his once self. He has failed to throw more than three touchdowns in a contest thus far. A-Rod also hasn’t ousted more than 255 passing yards in a game yet. Mr. Efficient hasn’t been MVP worthy. Fantasy Pros has placed Rodgers 11th overall (just outside the Top 10) in their QB rankings.
A lot of fantasy owners liked Kirk Cousins’s Week 1 performance against the Green Bay Packers, but he hasn’t been a stud in any recent memory. Cousins has only thrown more than one touchdown in two of his games so far. It’s fair to say that his opponents (the Vikings and Saints) over the past two weeks haven’t been overly scary as, well.
Unfortunately, Justin Jefferson can’t also play QB.
There isn’t any reason to love the 2022 first-round pick, Kenny Pickett, in fantasy or dynasty right now. Pickett (who was projected to be the most pro-ready QB by countless scouts) has yet to throw an NFL touchdown. Yes, you read that correctly. He also has thrown two interceptions in the past two weeks & he currently holds a 2022 passer rating of 61.5.
It’s disappointing that Jameis Winston has reverted back to his wicked ways — after showing flashes of greatness in his seven-game stretch last season. Winston has thrown 2 touchdowns to five interceptions in his last two starts. Furthermore, Michael Thomas has also had injury issues rise up again. The cherry on top of criticisms against Winston is that the Red Rifle has outperformed him – to be fair.
The AFC Champion a season ago, Joe Burrow, notched three passing touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 3, but he hasn’t been a bully in his other four contests. The Bengals QB is also on pace to throw 17 interceptions, according to ESPN. The Bengals OL is honestly a big reason why Burrow hasn’t been an illustrious QB. Hopefully, the Bengals can resolve their miscues upfront soon.