For the year, Winston finished 13th among quarterbacks in fantasy scoring, just outside the window of the top-12 which owners in larger leagues target.
While his finish may not have been as successful in real life, Winston showed he has the potential to be a good fantasy producer week in and week out.
While he may not be a draft priority for owners looking at quarterbacks they can ride to a championship, you can be he’ll be on rosters throughout fantasy leagues as teams look to him for bye week replacements and as the occasional spot-starter.
With more than 4,000 yards passing the potential for big numbers is there as he threw for just 22 touchdowns on the season; small numbers compared to his yardage. Looking at every quarterback who threw for over 4k:
Tom Brady – 36 Touchdowns
Carson Palmer – 35 Touchdowns
Russell Wilson – 34 Touchdowns
Drew Brees – 32 Touchdowns
Matthew Stafford – 32 Touchdowns
Eli Manning – 31 Touchdowns
Blake Bortles – 31 Touchdowns
Philip Rivers – 29 Touchdowns
Kirk Cousins – 29 Touchdowns
Ryan Tannehill – 24 Touchdowns
Jameis Winston – 22 Touchdowns
Matt Ryan – 21 Touchdowns
Winston finished second to last. As was evident throughout the regular season, the team simply struggled to convert good drives into touchdowns, and Winston’s fantasy stock took the hit just as much as the team’s final record did.
With Vincent Jackson returning healthy and two potential slot receivers returning to the lineup as well, Winston has a great chance to continue his high yards production while finding the end zone more in 2016.
While he’ll be a sleeper in most leagues, Winston will be worth a week-to-week daily fantasy look as he tries to build on the promise his rookie season displayed.