Fantasy football drafts won’t happen for a while.
But as you prepare for your draft, you might be wondering about the NFL’s best and worst quarterback options for 2021 — at least from a fantasy perspective.
And if you’re a Jets, Giants, or Eagles fan, you might be wondering where Zach Wilson, Daniel Jones, and Jalen Hurts rank among those options.
Pro Football Focus recently put together rankings — with tiers — to help your preparations. PFF ranked 40 quarterbacks in six tiers.
Hurts ranked ninth, in the second tier, two spots behind the Chargers’ Justin Herbert, who excelled as a rookie last season.
Here is PFF’s rationale for Hurts’ lofty ranking:
Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts are two intriguing second-year players. Herbert finished as QB10 last season. … Hurts is the biggest wildcard. Quarterbacks who can run are a huge advantage for fantasy football purposes, and Hurts should be among the top QBs in rushing yards.
Hurts and Lamar Jackson are the only quarterbacks with 16 or more rushing attempts in a game over the last five seasons. This led Hurts to a sixth-place finish in fantasy points per drop-back at 0.62. Several offensive linemen were injured when Hurts was a starter, but they should be healthy once the regular season starts.
The addition of DeVonta Smith can only help him. Hurts has the widest realistic range of possibilities, from finishing as the overall QB1 to potentially being benched…