Sleeper Quarterback – Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
In four seasons, Carson Wentz has played all 16 games twice while missing a total of eight regular-season games over the other two seasons. With the concerns around Wentz, Jalen Hurts has the possibility of being a valuable pick in deeper leagues.
Being behind Wentz, Hurts doesn’t have much standalone value unless there’s an injury, but with what the Eagles are trying to do he could produce in other ways. For leagues that have a super flex with the option of putting a QB there, Hurts could provide value in that slot like a Taysom Hill. Depending on what packages Philadelphia draws up, there might be red zone opportunities to score for him.
Other fantasy football leagues that have deep rosters could also be a place to grab Hurts. As I said, Wentz isn’t the most reliable player in the league, so picking Hurts to handcuff Wentz wouldn’t be a bad idea. Nick Foles was a strong player when he stepped into the role and Hurts could see similar numbers if Wentz misses time at any point.
In standard leagues, Hurts is more of a waiver option later in the season. A pick shouldn’t be spent on him just yet, but it’s important to watch him throughout the season, just in case the opportunity would come up.