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2017 fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks to consider in later rounds

Winning in fantasy football is as much about finding sleepers and avoiding busts as anything else. Here’s a look at some potential sleepers in 2017. Check out our full fantasy preview guide HERE.

Waiting to draft a quarterback is often a wise decision. Your team can draft some valuable running backs and wide receivers in those earlier rounds. Also, those late round quarterbacks can finish behind the top quarterbacks by relatively few points on a week-to-week basis.

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

Wentz had a solid rookie season, especially the first month or so. The Eagles have tried to upgrade their receivers for 2017. They brought in Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery to provide more of a security blanket. Wentz struggled with throwing deep but should be more comfortable with the Philadelphia offense in his sophomore season. I think he’ll surprise with a jump into the top 15 fantasy quarterbacks. He’s a hard worker and that should pay off with an increase in touchdowns and passing yards.

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Winston is a quarterback in position to make a huge jump in fantasy. I’ve seen him drafted anywhere from the seventh to twelfth rounds. That’s a steal in my books. Tampa has continued to surround him with a variety of weapons. They signed DeSean Jackson at receiver and drafted O.J. Howard at tight end. Of course, that’s in addition to already having Mike Evans and Cameron Brate. The toughest part for Winston will be finding a way to keep all of those targets happy. If the running game improves, I’m sure Winston will have a big bump in passing yards and throw for at least 30 touchdowns.

Brian Hoyer, San Francisco 49ers

Don’t laugh! Hoyer is an intriguing deep sleeper. San Francisco players are going to be avoided in fantasy for the most part. Hoyer has proven that he can be productive in places like Chicago and Houston. There are a few things I like about his current situation. He’s playing in Kyle Shanahan’s system, which he knows. In a tight spot, I’d grab Hoyer as my second quarterback knowing he’ll have some weeks with 300 yards and two touchdowns.