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Fantasy Football QBs That Everyone Should Pass On In 2021

The QB position is probably the most overlooked position in fantasy. Sure, getting great RBs and WRs are important, but getting a solid QB is just as crucial, which is why I have laid out a list of the fantasy football QBs you should pass on in drafts this year. Also, please note that this is not criticizing the talents of these players, it is just a reminder that as great as they are, the circumstances surrounding them put them in a tough spot to succeed.

Ben Roethlisberger

The Steelers started off hot last season, starting 11-0 before a historic collapse ended their season in the Wild Card round. While Roethlisberger’s numbers in 2020 were not bad, his end of season performance was simply horrific. Over the final 6 weeks of the season, Roethlisberger was QB25 and averaged 5.6 yards per attempt, last in the league. Also, he is losing pieces of the once-dominant offensive line, as David Decastro was released and Alejandro Villanueva signed with the Ravens this offseason. Big Ben has had a variety of injuries over his career, and forcing him to gel with a new offensive line will not help him. I like the talent, but I do not think Roethlisberger is reliable for fantasy in 2021.

Jalen Hurts

After replacing a declining Wentz in 2020, the Jalen Hurts hype train officially took off. While he did finish the 2020 season with some great fantasy performances, he struggled to throw the ball well. For instance, Hurts had a weak 6-4 TD/INT ratio, and only completed 52% of his passes. Also, he had the highest percentage of uncatchable balls thrown, hovering around 29.8%. If a QB cannot get the ball to his receivers, then what is he doing? But if you are drafting Jalen Hurts, you are likely banking on his phenomenal rushing ability. However, the Eagles have hired Nick Sirianni as their head coach, and he has been noncommittal about the Eagles offensive scheme. This makes it uncertain whether or not Hurts will get many opportunities to run the ball. This uncertainty combined with a poor showing in terms of throwing the ball makes it tough to trust Jalen Hurts in fantasy 2021.

Trevor Lawrence

Ok, this is going to be one of my more controversial takes. So let me clear the air, again. I really like Trevor Lawrence’s talent, but his fantasy status cannot be trusted yet. It starts with the Jaguars offensive line, which is ranked in the bottom tenth of the league. As great as Lawrence is, he needs to be upright in order to be successful (as with most QBs). Also who does Lawrence have to throw to? Sure, DJ Chark Jr, Marvin Jones Jr, and Laviska Shenault Jr are serviceable, but I do not see any of them in the top 25 of the league’s receivers. It also does not help that the Jaguars do not have particular well known TEs either. So while I like the talent of Trevor Lawrence, he lacks the pieces around him to be a stable fantasy QB in 2021.

Conclusion

Whether because of a poor o-line or not getting the ball downfield, these QBs are the ones to pass on this year. But does it hurt to take a stab at these players in your drafts? No, but just know you will notget as much value as you can out of the position.

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