Fantasy Breakdown: AFC West QBs 2020 Edition

Here is a breakdown of the QBs in the AFC West for Fantasy football.

  1. Patrick Mahomes – I’m not sure what needs to be said about Mahomes that you don’t already know. He is the #1 QB in all of football, an MVP, and a Super Bowl champion. I expect the addition of CEH and another year with Mecole Hardman to just make this offense even better.
  2. Drew Lock – Lock is one of my biggest buys in fantasy. The offense in Denver is likely to explode this season. Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant both had good years last season, the addition of Jerry Jeudy and Melvin Gordon shows me that John Elway believes in Lock also. In Locks 5 starts last season he had a completion percentage of 64%, 1,020 yards, and 7 TDs with only 3 INTs. Another year in the system and time with the playbook will allow Lock to be more productive.
  3. Derek Carr – Carr is a very underrated QB in my opinion, he produced pretty well last season with no real receiving threat outside of Darren Waller. Carr had over 4,000 yards passing, completed over 70% of his passe, and had 21 TDs. Carr also set his career-high in yards per attempt at 7.9. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock went out the last two seasons and added weapons also. In the 2020 draft, they added Henry Ruggs, Lynn Bowden Jr., and Bryan Edwards to add to the WR core. I think Carr will be a perfectly fine QB2 in most leagues and in DFS a sneaky play on weeks they play a middle of the pack defense.
  4. Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert – I am not really high on either of these guys. Herbert will need time to develop and learn the offense which may take time which can’t really happen right now. I have never been a big believer in Tyrod Taylor, I just don’t think he has the tools to be more than a game manager or a temporary fill in. I want to have high hopes for guys like Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler but we may be losing some production from all of them with a question mark at QB. I am avoiding most of them in all formats this season.

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