After a few quiet weeks, things are about to pick up again in the NFL with training camps getting underway. That means that it is almost time for Fantasy Football drafts to commence as managers are getting things ready and perfecting their draft boards. One of the players that will be going off the board relatively early is Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
He took his game to another level during the 2021 season, as the Bengals made a surprise run to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams.
Burrow led the NFL in completion percentage, connecting on 70.4 percent of his pass attempts. He threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also led the league in yards gained per pass attempt and adjusted yards gained per pass attempt.
Unfortunately, Burrow also led the league in sacks, as he absorbed 51 of them for 370 yards. Sacks have been an issue for Burrow throughout his NFL career, but the team is hoping that they did enough to upgrade the offensive line this offseason to help keep him upright.
Despite that, Burrow still finished in the top-10 of the quarterback position last season in Fantasy Football. This season, he is projected to finish even higher according to Sports Illustrated.
Burrow is projected to finish with 418.14 points, which would put him fifth behind Josh Allen, Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. The No. 1 overall pick from the 2020 NFL Draft is projected to complete 68 percent of his passes for a career-high 5,092 yards and 37 touchdowns.
While he isn’t as dangerous as other players rushing the ball, he can get the job done when need be. He is projected to rush the ball 51 times for 163 yards, likely scoring two touchdowns on the ground as well.
Burrow is surrounded by an excellent group of skill position players with Joe Mixon at running back and Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd at the wide receiver spot. They will help him rack up stats throughout the season as the Bengals could have one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL.