Fantasy QB Sleepers for 2022

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by Mike Noblin | Published: June 6, 2022

Drafting a QB in fantasy football can be somewhat cumbersome. Most savvy DFS players would advise you to never overpay for a QB. There's just not a whole lot of dropoff from the 10th QB in the league to the 30th.

Because of this, it helps to have a few sleeper QB picks in your back pocket. Here are our Top 3 fantasy QB sleepers for 2022. These three guys may not be household names like Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen, but we think they'll have productive seasons.

1. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (ADP: 169)

It was another tough season for the Lions in 2021. However, Dan Campbell reinstalled a toughness that was desperately needed and the future looks a bit brighter in Motor City. We were impressed with the stat line that Goff put up in 2021 (3,245 yards, 19 TD, 8 INT).

We feel that Goff received some unfair criticism while he has with the Rams. The former Cal Golden Bear is still only 27-years-old and has the arm strength to make all the necessary throws. He's also going to be loaded with offensive weapons in 2022.

Detroit chose not to add a QB during the draft, which should further increase Goff's confidence this season. With guys like Jameson Williams, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and T.J. Hockenson to throw to, we expect a big year out of Goff.

2. Davis Mills, Houston Texans (ADP: 175)

Mills turned some heads last season as a rookie, even with a limited supporting cast. The former Standford standout threw for 2,664 yards and 16 TDs last season in only 11 starts.  Houston added some key pieces in this year's draft and that should help them improve in 2022.

Mills will especially enjoy throwing the ball to Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, and rookie John Metchie. He'll also appreciate the help of Kenyon Green, who the Texans plan to play at left guard after drafting him in the first round.

With a seasoned coach like Lovie Smith now at the helm, look for Mills to put up some nice numbers this season. He's a bona fide QB sleeper for 2022!

3. Drew Lock, Seattle Seahawks (ADP: 239)

Lock never could get things figured out in Denver. After showing flashes of potential during his rookie season in 2019, Lock led the league in interceptions in 2020 with 15. Things got even worse in 2021 when he was beaten out by Teddy Bridgewater for the starting job.

With all of that being said, we think the change of scenery will do Lock some good. The former Missouri Tiger has the tools to be a viable starter in the NFL. Though the Seahawks look to be in rebuilding mode, Lock will still have some nice pieces around him with guys like DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Freddie Swain, and rookie Kenneth Walker III.

The only concern for Lock will be the performance of the offensive line. Luckily, he's mobile enough to make throws outside of the pocket. If all goes well, we could see Lock throwing for over 3,000 yards and over 20 TDs. Obviously, the key will be limiting his interceptions, which have been his Achilles heel in the past.

 

Mike Noblin

Mike has been involved with sports betting and fantasy sports for more than two decades. He played baseball in college while earning a degree in sports psychology. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeNoblin.

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