Jameis Winston is entering maybe the most promising year of his career for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; where does that rank him for fantasy football?
With the 2019 NFL season quickly approaching that means so are fantasy football drafts. In this piece I will take a look at the Pro Football Focus (PFF) tier based quarterback rankings and how they view the gunslinger for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jameis Winston has had an up and down career thus far but has flashed high upside before. Winston, while not always successful on the field in terms of wins and losses has more often than not been a quality fantasy option at quarterback and someone you could stream a few weeks a year.
In this article there are a total of nine different tiers. Some of the tiers have one player in it and others have four or five players in it. Tier one belongs to Patrick Mahomes, tier two includes Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson, tier three includes Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Russell Wilson, tier four includes Baker Mayfield and tier five includes Cam Newton and Drew Brees.
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Between the first five tiers there are a total of nine quarterbacks accounted for. Tier six is where you will find the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston is joined by Jared Goff, Big Ben Roethlisberger, Kyler Murray and Carson Wentz. Not bad company to be in for a quarterback in a new offense coming off an up and down season.
Tier six is titled “Upside After Round 8” and is pretty self explanatory. These are the quarterbacks to target later in drafts that give you the chance to finish as a top five quarterback as opposed to a top 10 or 15 gunslinger.
Jameis Winston finished last season as the overall quarterback nine in standard formats. Winston managed to salvage a top ten season after missing the first three games to suspension. Now that Bruce Arians is running the show and Byron Leftwich is calling the plays, Jameis is primed for his best season of his career.
This team will look to make Mike Evans and Chris Godwin both 1,000+ yard receivers, and if that happens it means things went well for Jameis and the Bucs offense. I love Winston as a guy to target for best ball leagues, dynasty leagues and standard formats as well. Assuming Winston stays in good health you can pencil him in for a top 8 finish at quarterback.