Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Target – Number 6: Deshaun Watson
You are about to find that, as mentioned with Allen previously, mobility will be a common topic on the rest of this list.
Deshaun Watson has plenty of that and may even have the most rushing upside of any quarterback not named Lamar Jackson. He hasn’t ever fully displayed his rushing ability and even ran less last year than in previous years, but when he does decide to use his legs, you can tell he’s special.
In both of his two full seasons as a starter he has finished in the top 5, so just think about his upside when he decides to start using his mobility more. He did lose DeAndre Hopkins, which hurts, but he added Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb to help ease that loss as well as David Johnson, who is one of the best receiving backs in football when healthy.
Overall, Hopkins is still likely to be a net loss, which is why Watson is projected to have his first fantasy finish outside of the top five, at least In these rankings. But still QB6 wouldn’t be a bad finish so Watson should still be an elite fantasy quarterback this season.
Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Target – Number 5: Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson is always a very good fantasy quarterback option.
Since 2013 he has finished as a top ten fantasy quarterback six times out of seven seasons and was in the top five in four of those seasons (the one time he missed the top 10 he was QB11). He may not be viewed as an extremely high upside player anymore, but he has a proven track record of being a very safe fantasy quarterback.
Wilson returns his favorite deep ball target, Tyler Lockett, and a more experienced D.K. Metcalf as well as a plethora of serviceable tight end targets. As one of the best pure passers in the game, he will have plenty of opportunities to have big games.
“Mr. Unlimited” may not scamper for yards on the ground at the rate he once did, but will still get you some points with his feet on top of his elite passing ability. His pure passing talent and Watson’s loss of Hopkins is the main factor in Wilson sliding into the final spot in the top five over Watson.