Fantasy Football Sleepers: Quarterbacks

Paul Augustin, Jr.Senior Analyst IJuly 7, 2008

Everyone knows who the best fantasy football quarterbacks are: Brady, Manning, Romo, etc. What if you aren't in position to draft one of the elite quarterbacks, or you need an adequate reserve?

Here are three signal callers to consider in the middle to lower rounds of your draft.


1. Jason Campbell

Entering his fourth pro season, Campbell is a quarterback on the rise. He started seven games in 2006, completing 53 percent of his passes and averaged 185 yards per game. In 2007, he raised his play and his standards. He raised his completion rate to a respectable 60 percent and raised his passing average to over 200 yards per game.

With additional experience and weapons, look for Jason Campbell to make additional strides as an NFL starting QB.


2. Jon Kitna

Kitna is one of the older starting quarterbacks in the league at age 35. Despite his age, and the pounding he takes behind that porous Lions' offensive line, Kitna has started every game the past two years. The positives for Kitna include back-to-back 4,000+ yard seasons and at least 18 touchdowns each of the past two years. His good completion percentage is a sign of his consistency. On the downside, he throws a lot of interceptions. 

With the departure of Mike Martz and the drafting of Kevin Smith, the offense will be more balanced. This probably will result in fewer yard, but also less interceptions.


3. Matt Schaub

In his first season as a starter, Schaub started in 11 games for the Texans. While he was healthy, Schaub proved that the high sack totals given up by the Texans' offensive line in previous seasons spoke more of David Carr's inability to make quick reads than the line's blocking talents. 

Matt Schaub completed just under two-thirds of his passes and averaged 203 yards per game. Like Jason Campbell, look for Schaub to improve his numbers in his second season as a full-time starter.