Daily Dr. Roto — May 23, 2017
The Five Worst
I am so tired of reading articles talking about the best of this or the best of that. In today’s blog, I wanted to list who I think are the five worst Quarterbacks in the NFL this coming year. You will be able to see my entire list (from best to worst) beginning in June along with those from Adam Ronis, Shawn Childs, and many of the other amazing experts on Scout Fantasy.
32) Brian Hoyer — I am not sure that Hoyer is the worst QB in the entire NFL, but he might just have the worst receiving corps West of the Mississippi. Luckily, the 49ers were able to bring over Pierre Garcon in free agency this off-season from the Redskins, because without him, there might be some NCAA teams with a better group of ball-catchers. I think new Head Coach Kyle Shanahan will get this ship in the right direction eventually, but it might take a year or two (or five) to get that done. As of right now, Hoyer has Garcon, Jeremy Kerley, Bruce Ellington, Vance McDonald at TE, and a suspect running game to help him. I hope they are giving away tickets this year because I am not quite sure who will pay to see this dumpster fire.
31) Josh McCown — Speaking of dumpster fires, the New York Jets are the worst team in the AFC by far. In fact, the Jets might be better off tanking this season and going 1-15 and getting one of the top QBs in the 2018 draft. The Jets receivers are barely better than the 49ers, but Eric Decker and Bilal Powell do give the Jets at least two weapons that are useful. McCown has shown that he can make a bad team competitive (most recently in Cleveland), but sadly he gets hurt way too often to make a huge difference in Fantasy circles.
30) Cody Kessler — I am putting Kessler here not because I think he is the 30th QB in the NFL, but more because I am not sure whether he will hold the job for the entire season. The Browns have significantly improved their team this off-season and added two QBs to their roster, Brock Owsweiler, and DeShone Kizer, who could push Kessler if given the chance. Head Coach Hue Jackson is tired of losing and could be in jeopardy of getting fired if the team does not get off to a good start. Therefore, Kessler will have a short leash to get the job done. That said, the Browns OL is one of the best in the AFC, and the receiving tandem of Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman is underrated.
29) Jared Goff — As we all watched Hard Knocks last season, we saw the upside with Goff and hoped that he could help bring the Rams back to prominence. However, when Goff finally took the field, he looked completely overmatched, and the Rams were being knocked for trading up and taking him with the first overall pick in the draft. This is certainly unfair to Goff who had few receivers to work with, and an offensive line that could not open any holes in the running game for Todd Gurley. I like that the Rams addressed their receiver depth in the draft with Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, and it is my feeling that Goff will move higher on this list by season’s end.
28) Trevor Siemian — Siemian showed flashes last year where he looked the part of a starting QB, but he has some significant flaws too. Firstly, his shoulder is not 100%, and if you can’t throw the ball in the NFL, you can’t be the starting QB. Secondly, the Broncos looked to pass so irregularly last season that Siemian was incredibly inconsistent on a week to week basis and could not even be trusted to be a Fantasy reserve. Finally, the roster is crowded with backups in former first round pick, Paxton Lynch, and 7th Round Pick, Chad Kelly (a nice sleeper), that the Broncos will not hesitate to pull the plug on Siemian at any point during the season if things go awry.