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Deep Sleepers: Quarterbacks

The Footballguys staff digs deep for sleepers at quarterback

A fantasy draft is all about obtaining the most value with each selection. There is value available throughout a draft, and grabbing it is one of the most important keys to a successful fantasy team. This article specifically targets deep sleeper value (players that can be found very late in a fantasy draft). In an attempt to point out this value, we asked our staff to look deeper than the top 150 players and identify players that should significantly outperform their late draft position. These players should be your targets after the 12th round of your draft.

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Jay Cutler, Chicago

Alexander: Cutler is coming off a season in which he posted the second-highest completion percentage (64.4%), and highest yards per pass attempt average (7.58) of his career. Departed offensive coordinator Adam Gase received much of the credit for Cutler's increased efficiency, but new Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (the quarterbacks coach under Gase last season) also worked closely with Cutler and plans to maintain the principles of Gase's system in 2016. Assuming Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White remain healthy, Cutler will have one of the most talented wide receiver combos in the league at his disposal. If Cutler only performs to his current ADP (QB24), it would literally be his worst possible outcome. He's a solid late-round quarterback committee member with top-12 upside.

Bloom: Cutler wasn't much for fantasy last year, but that was with half of a Alshon Jeffery and no Kevin White. Offensive coordinator extraordinaire Adam Gase is gone to Miami to be their head coach, but new coordinator Dowell Loggains is a quarterback-centric coach and Cutler lobbied for him to be the quarterbacks coach in Chicago back in 2012. The offense won't be pass heavy, but with the potential for two #1 wide receiver talents on the outside, it could still be enough to make Cutler a good matchup play and worth a draft pick.


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