Counting Down Colt McCoy and the 7 Riskiest Sleepers at Quarterback

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Counting Down Colt McCoy and the 7 Riskiest Sleepers at Quarterback
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Everybody knows who the surefire quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are, but when it comes to the quarterback position, picking a sleeper can carry a team to a fantasy championship.

If an owner pounces on one of the best sleeper quarterbacks late in the draft, they can address all other positions one round earlier. That one round can make all the difference. It can be the difference between Greg Jennings and Dwayne Bowe, or between Maurice Jones-Drew and Peyton Hillis.

According to Fantasy Football Calculator's ADP (Average Draft Position) charts, Fitzgerald has an average draft position of 21.1 overall in a 12-team league. If an owner took a quarterback this round instead of Jennings, about 12 picks later Dwayne Bowe is the next guy on the list (34.9 average overall pick).

It's the same case with running backs—if an owner could pass on a quarterback they could pick up Jones-Drew right away (11.1 ADP) instead of Peyton Hillis (23.9 ADP).

That's not to bash Bowe or Hillis, but most owners would probably choose Jennings or Jones-Drew before either of them any day.

So let's take a look at six sleepers who could turn out to be solid starters this year in the QB slot who can be nabbed in later rounds and allow an owner more draft power to address other positions.

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