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When we talk about 2016 Fantasy Football sleeper quarterbacks, that term could mean different things for different people.

Some consider a player like Eli Manning a sleeper QB because he could end up being a top-five quarterback if things work out. At SoCallledFantasyExperts.com, we call that a “breakout player” rather than a sleeper.

For sleepers, we’re talking about late-rounders or undrafted players that have a chance to play well enough to become mid-round picks next season.

The unfortunate thing about sleeper quarterbacks is that we often don’t ever draft them because it’s usually unnecessary to have a second quarterback on our roster. That QB2 roster spot is where we could take a chance on a much more valuable RB4 or WR5.

And even if you find a good sleeper quarterback, the odds are that you won’t prefer to start him over your QB1 already. So take these sleeper QBs under advisement, but understand we’re not recommending them to be your future starter. These are essentially just quarterbacks we believe could end up with pretty good backup QB-ability.

2016 Fantasy Football Sleeper Quarterbacks

We’ll be referring to the Average Draft Position on FantasyPros.com, which combines the ADP from several different draft sites, like CBS, ESPN, My Fantasy League and Yahoo!

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Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills – Round 13 ADP

Most people think about Rex Ryan’s offense as a buttoned-down unit, looking to move the ball on the run. While that’s certainly true, LeSean McCoy is a good pass-catcher, and the Bills will move the ball in a variety of ways. Taylor broke out last season in the early part before injuries got to him, and while his second half was a little quieter, he still proved to be a great running threat.

Fantasy owners know that a running QB can ring up Fantasy points pretty quickly, and Taylor has great upside. He averaged 54 rushing yards per game over the final six weeks of 2015, with two rushing touchdowns. In that span, Taylor was the seventh-best Fantasy quarterback. With Sammy Watkins (foot) expected to take another step forward, the Bills’ passing game could help Taylor in even more ways.

Don’t draft him as a starter, but if you end up with one of the later quarterbacks, like Tony Romo or Manning, then consider Taylor as a QB2.

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Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills – Round 13 ADP

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for CBSSports.com for five years, and he has been columnist on SI.com and FanDuel.com, while also getting published on MLB.com, NFL.com, FoxSports.com and USAToday.com.
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