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Fools Gold: Devy Quarterbacks

Devy quarterbacks are among the hardest fantasy assets to gauge and maintain, some may appear to be the real thing but they aren't. Here are a couple big name QBs and what Andrew Harbaugh suggests doing with them!

Devy is a fickle game for so many. It’s the ultimate game of long-term investing, and you don’t know the return. Some positions are easier to gauge in terms of value, others not so much. It all could be gone instantly for any player and their fantasy value. The game of getting devy quarterbacks right is a tough one. Selling a share is even more challenging.

Does that shy us away from the game? Of course not. 

However, if you have shares of guys you have held onto for a while, this article may serve as a warning to pass the buck. For example, Spencer Rattler has many people probably feeling like they are walking on shaky ground with his devy shares. Is that warranted? Is it an overreaction? 

Hopefully, this series we are kicking off clears up some of those concerns you may be facing. Heading into the 2022 season, there are a ton of QBs with big-time problems and things that need fixing. Here are a handful of names that you may want to abandon ship on before you are stuck with the larger end of the loss.

D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson 

Uiagalelei, at his peak, was considered to be one of the best devy assets one could have on a team. Now we don’t even know if he will win the starting job. He flashed the potential everyone saw that had him as the top QB recruit in the 2020 class but he followed it up with a dud 2021 campaign. A lot of people still see the arm talent and want to cling to their shares. I don’t trust what is between the ears and for that, I am out.

Hendon Hooker, Tennessee 

A lot of people are high on Hooker in this 2023 QB class. But for devy QBs, he is far too old to give you a return on investment. An NFL team likely isn’t to spend a meaningful draft pick on a QB that will be turning 25 before he even plays a snap in the NFL. He has been around a while, and so has his stock. Blow the dust off that share and use it as the sweetener in a trade for some real sugar cane.

Malik Cunningham, Louisville 

Remember the age thing I mentioned earlier? It is crucial when projecting devy QBs. For Cunningham, he will be turning 25 in his second month in the NFL, but he also has shown that he is far from consistent. Yes, he finally balled out last year and the stats popped but when you watch him you will see something incredibly critical to success in the NFL, a reliable arm. I am all the way out on Cunningham, even if he somehow sees his draft stock climb. I don’t trust the player.

Kedon Slovis, Pitt 

He may have been around forever but he will be three years younger as an NFL rookie than the previous two players. My concern with Slovis however is like Cunningham, his arm could not be further from impressive sadly. He will make some NFL throws but he projects for me as a career backup with some spot starts. A comparison I see when watching him is Kirk Cousins and if you aren’t sure whether or not that is a compliment, find the nearest Vikings fan and ask.

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