Fantasy Football Trader’s NFL Roundtable: 2011 Sleeper Quarterback

May 11, 2011


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This week’s topic:
What non-top 20 quarterback do you project to finish in the top 15?

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My response:
I was high on Kevin Kolb last year. Oops. Assuming that he gets dealt this year, I think he has a good chance to put up big numbers. He’s a bright kid and a football junkie. He just needs the chance.
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The early indication that his break is going to come with the Arizona Cardinals. What’s not to like about that destination?
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The Cardinals ground game is ineffective last year, thanks to yet another Beanie Wells injury. They added Ryan Williams in the draft. Throw in Tim Hightower and the Cardinals could finally have a more balanced attack. If not, Kolb will be forced to throw more. Either way, it spells success for Kolb, especially with a defense that ranked 30th with 27.1 points allowed per game.
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I like the Patrick Peterson pick, but they are still a long way off from shutting down teams. They are going to have to put points on the board to win, which means opening up the passing game. With one of the elite receivers in the game, Larry Fitzgerald, at his disposal, Kolb could do big things in 2011.
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Even if he lands in Seattle, he can still flourish in Pete Carroll’s system.

 

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