When you hear about sleepers in fantasy football drafts, you don’t really talk about quarterbacks too much. Usually there is a stand out guy that appeals to you, so you take him when you feel it’s right, but I’m going to throw in a couple more names that you might consider to be ‘under the radar’ so to speak. Guys who may not seem like great picks, but can potentially have a lot of value on your roster, even if they just fill the role as back up.
1. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
He’s working for a great coach in Bruce Arians, who was able to work wonders with the Colts last season, and has much better targets than he did in Oakland, namely Larry Fitzgerald. You will likely be able to snag him with a late pick with the intention of making him a possible back-up quarterback for your roster.
2. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
I’ve got two words, Michael Wallace. Tannehill can be seen as a good bye-week replacement quarterback, as he should be able o fix some of his mistakes from last season and hopefully have a better year in 2013. Like Palmer, you should have no problem picking him up with a lower pick in the draft.
3. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
Working with a new team, not to mention a new coach in Andy Reid could be great for a guy like Alex Smith. When Reid was in Philly, he helped mold Donovan McNabb, and who’s to say he can’t help change Alex Smith’s career either? I can see Smith becoming a possible quarterback fighting for a starting spot on your rosters. He’s got great weapons around him like Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe to help boost his fantasy value as well.