The third and fourth rounds of your rookie drafts are normally spent looking for dynasty stashes or late-round hits. Sure, every dynasty player knows about the top five quarterbacks in the 2020 draft class. However, there is potential for some of the other quarterbacks in this class to make an impact down the road.
For this article, I am looking at the 2020 rookie quarterbacks that were not drafted in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. These quarterbacks have a shot at making a big impact for your fantasy team for a small value. Some of these options aren’t going to be popular options. I am looking at value with a likely hood of getting fantasy points or even trade capital in the future.
1. Dynasty Stash: Jacob Eason, Indianapolis
Andrew Luck retired right before the season last year. The Colts ended up starting Jacoby Brissett for 15 of their games in 2019 and finished 7-9, missing the playoffs. The Colts decided to address their quarterback issue through free agency by signing 17 year veteran Philip Rivers. Rivers wouldn’t be the long term solution, and his signing shows that the front office doesn’t have much faith in Brissett either. Enter 2020 fouth round selection of Jacob Eason.
Jacob Eason started his career at the University of Georgia, then transferred to Washington after his sophomore year, after freshman Jake Fromm led Georgia to the National Championship game. According to College Football Stats and History, in his junior and only season at Washington Eason threw for 3132 yards, 23 scores, and 8 interceptions.
Eason is currently going for a late third early fourth in dynasty Superflex leagues and is someone that could be stashed on your bench or taxi squad at little to no risk. To have a potential future starting quarterback at that value is a very good price to pay.
2. Dynatsy Stash: Cole McDonald, Tennessee
The next Dynasty Stash is Cole McDonald. McDonald is was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, he moved his farm to Tennessee. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. According to College Football Stats and History, McDonald threw for over 8000 yards and 69 touchdowns his last 2 years in Hawaii.
McDonald isn’t a name that will get a lot of attention for a couple of reasons. Hawaii isn’t known for producing successful in NFL quarterbacks, he is a seventh round pick, and Tannehill signed a four year contract this off-season. The reason I have him as a Dynasty stash is for one reason, lack of depth behind Tannehill. If Ryan Tannehill gets hurt or regresses from last year, the Titans could give McDonald a shot under center. McDonald is on the waiver wire in most of my Superflex leagues. To get a potential starter for basically free would be worth the stash for a year just in case he ends up under center.
3. Dynasty Stash: James Morgan, New York Jets
James Morgan is a Dynasty Stash that is currently fourth on the Jets roster. Morgan is behind the former first-round pick and starter Sam Darnold, former first-round pick and SuperBowl MVP Joe Flacco and NFL journeyman David Fales.
Morgan spent time at Bowling Green and Florida International, throwing for 8654 yards and 65 scores according to College Football Stats and History. Darnold is entering his third year in the NFL and did not take a big step forward last year from his rookie season. If for some reason, the Jets decide not to keep Darnold around they could want to take a look at the former fourth-round pick. This is not a likely scenario, the more likely situation is if Darnold gets hurt again Morgan could be in line for some snaps in his absence.