If you are going to undertake the strategy of waiting a few rounds to take your fantasy football quarterback in single-passer leagues, the San Francisco 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo needs to be near or at the top of your target list. Outside of maybe the Los Angeles' Rams Jared Goff, Garoppolo is our favorite "value" QB for 2018 fantasy football and for a number of key reasons. The first of course is that Garoppolo is pretty darn good as he showed in glimpses during his stay with the New England Patriots and also during his five-start debut with the San Francisco 49ers last season (67.4 %, 1,560 yards, 7 TD, 5 INT). What stands out here is that Garoppolo showed tremendous accuracy and the gunslinger's mentality which always plays well in fantasy football. The 49ers front office needs to get to work on supplying Garoppolo some more potent offensive weapons outside of emerging wideout Marquise Goodwin but count on GM John Lynch and company to address that during the 2018 NFL Draft. Getting back to Garoppolo, the 49ers will likely let him launch the football down the field as much as he wants this season and so 25 touchdowns seem very likely under that setting. The only concern we do have centers on the belief Garoppolo might be a bit injury prone and this fact needs to be weighed a bit when deciding on making a play here. Beyond that issue, we highly recommend this future Pro Bowler.
2018 PROJECTION: 3,927 yards 25 TD 12 INT, 56 rushing yards 0 TD