Fantasy Football Sleepers: 3 Most Underrated Quarterbacks Who Will Shine in 2011

Getting a late-round or undrafted QB who you can start week in and week out is a huge boost to your fantasy team.

Last year, Michael Vick became one of the most feared players in fantasy football after Kevin Kolb was knocked out and Vick replaced him. He took the reins and never let up, putting up a ridiculous amount of fantasy points along the way.

Vick was waiver-wire fodder at the beginning of last season but soon was the MVP of Fantasy Football.

QB is typically the highest scoring position in a league, and also the one with the least change, so nabbing a late-round to undrafted guy who can start week in and week out at the position is a huge accomplishment.  

Let’s take a look at some of the underrated QBs who have a chance to be fantasy studs this season.

No. 3 Kevin Kolb

Kolb was considered a late-round sleeper last year on the Eagles and is again this year with the Cardinals.

He is joining an offense that simply throws the ball.

Last season, the Cardinals had the worst QB situation in the league but still threw 561 times compared to a league-worst 320 rushes.

Kolb has top target Larry Fitzgerald to hit and he could be a great late round pickup.

No. 2 Matt Stafford

Stafford has tremendous upside in Detroit. He has great weapons to work with and was looking like a beast in the three games he played in 2010. He went 57-96 for 535 yards and 6 TDs.

If Stafford can play a full season in the Motor City, he will be a top fantasy QB with the amount of talent on the Lions’ offense.

No. 1 Matt Ryan

Matty Ice is going to be available in the mid to late rounds of most leagues and this should not be the case.

The Falcons added Julio Jones to their prolific offensive attack and will lean on Ryan to throw the ball even more now that he is an experienced Pro Bowl QB.

Having Roddy White and the sensation rookie Jones means that Ryan is going to have a monster season. 

-Alex Kay

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