Title: Jalen Hurts Emerges as Top Quarterback Pick with Unique Skill Set
In the world of fantasy football, the quarterback position holds immense importance. And this year, it seems that Jalen Hurts has emerged as the top pick for this coveted role. With his exceptional combination of running and passing abilities, Hurts has caught the attention of many football enthusiasts.
Despite facing tough competition from the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, Hurts’ youth gives him an advantage in terms of potential improvement. He is known for his exceptional rushing ability, ranking second in rushing touchdowns per game among all positions last season. Hurts also demonstrated great efficiency in the passing game, limiting his turnover-worthy plays to just 2.0%, the second-best among quarterbacks.
But why should fantasy managers aim for Hurts? Well, last season he recorded the highest PPR fantasy points per game among quarterbacks. Moreover, he holds a remarkable distinction in PFF history as the only player to have a passing and rushing grade above 83 on a significant number of passes and runs in a single season.
Hurts also benefits from having stable and young receiving options like A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert, who accounted for the majority of his targets last season. In comparison, his competition, Mahomes and Allen, have older top targets and have lost important receiving options.
Furthermore, the Philadelphia Eagles’ favorable schedule for quarterbacks during Weeks 15-17 gives Hurts an added advantage. This means that fantasy managers can expect a strong performance from him during these crucial weeks, potentially securing a competitive advantage.
Interestingly, Hurts is often overlooked in drafts despite his potential to lead the position in fantasy points. This oversight makes him a valuable pick for those who recognize his true potential.
While Hurts is making waves, it is important not to disregard Justin Fields. Fields has also shown his capabilities as a runner, logging three games with 132 or more rushing yards, a rare feat in NFL history. This remarkable rushing performance in the second half of last season gives him a strong chance at being selected as the number one quarterback alongside Hurts.
As the fantasy football draft season approaches, it is important to consider these quarterbacks with unique skill sets. Whether it’s Hurts, Fields, or aiming for a top-eight quarterback, securing a competitive advantage in this pivotal position could be the key to success in fantasy football.
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