2010 Fantasy Football Quarterback Sleepers

It’s time to look at the quarterbacks and see what sleepers might be waiting there.

Check out our other positional lists of sleepers and draft advice and our rankings page.

Here is my list of three quarterback sleepers for 2010:

Eli Manning – Peyton’s younger brother Eli just doesn’t get any respect.  Normally I wouldn’t call a player that had over 4,000 yards passing and 27 TDs (his 2009 stats) a sleeper.  But based on a ninth round ADP, that seems to qualify him as a sleeper.  His completion percentage has gone up each of the last three seasons to the point where he completed over 60% of his passes in 2009.  Manning also only had two games the entire season where he did not at least throw one TD pass.  That’s fairly consistent production.  Plus you combine that with the fact he will have another year to get his timing down with his young receiving corp of Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, and Mario Manningham and you have a solid chance of actually improving on his 2009 season.  If he does that, he will move up in the quarterback rankings for sure next year.

Joe Flacco – Here’s a guy with an eighth round ADP.  I like what he brings to the table.  In 2009 he threw for 3,613 yards and 21 TDs along with a completion percentage over 60%.  Now for 2010, the team added Anquan Boldin and Donte Stallworth to the mix.  They are huge upgrades over Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams.  Boldin and Stallworth should be able to add at least 400 yards and 6 TDs to Flacco’s numbers for 2010.  Plus you combine that with his overall development as a pro quarterback in his third year and I expect big things from Flacco in 2010.

Carson Palmer – This former Pro-Bowl quarterback has an 11th round ADP.  How can that be even possible with having Ochocinco, TO and the rookie tight end Gresham to throw to?  Remember in ’08, Palmer had an Ocho, a washed up Laveranues Coles and a JP Foschi at tight end.  You have to expect improved numbers just due to the talent level increase alone.  In the 11th round I would feel happy calling his name at quarterback.

3 Responses to “2010 Fantasy Football Quarterback Sleepers”


  1. Krause

    you read my mind. in our mock draft I drafted both Flacco and Palmer. I’m glad someone agrees with me.

  2. Consigliere

    I think those guys all go in that second waive of quarterbacks taken. Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Rivers and co. will all be off the board by the end of the 5th round.

    Those three guys you mentioned i think are ADP’ed at the right spot and i think they are just good value. People value RB2, RB3, WR2, WR3 more than they do a starting quarterback and rightly so.

    I wouldnt suggest picking any of those guys before the 8th round since the cluster of guys in that second waive are all about the same as far as skill goes.

    Now if a guy like Matt Schaub were to fall down in that realm i think that would be a big value. The players you mentioned i think they are going to be good but each one has just as much ability to be just ok.

    Their numbers are impressive but i would say that a guy like Stafford is similar value with a much higher ceiling

  3. Chernobog

    Who should I start? Kyle Orton or Bret Favre?