2018 Fantasy Football Marcus Mariota Player Profile

Marcus Mariota Player Profile

If you like your quarterbacks to be chill, then sit back, relax and enjoy this fantasy football Marcus Mariota player profile. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.

When looking at my player profiles, It is important to note that I think quarterback play is replaceable for low-end QB1’s.  So when I evaluate quarterback prospects, I am looking for top-three potential.  This will skew my perspective and analysis.  Because I am gambling on upside, I tend to draft two quarterbacks and the quarterbacks I draft tend to be younger.

Fantasy Football Marcus Mariota

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Current ADP:  Number 20 among quarterbacks.  Number 136 overall.

Fantasy Football Marcus Mariota Stats:

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 18 197.0 23 14.1
2016 9 260.7 13 17.4
2015 21 254.7 19 17.5

Fantasy Football Marcus Mariota Overview: Marcus Mariota is a difficult player to evaluate.  Going into his fourth NFL season, he feels like he should be better than he is.  He does not seem to have developed much as a quarterback, but how much of his previous coaching staff is to blame?  He certainly has enough talent around him to be a success this year, with Derrick Henry and Corey Davis both looking to take their games to the next level.

Fantasy Football Marcus Mariota Strategy: I will probably be willing to take a flier on Marcus Mariota at his current ADP, but truth be told, I would rather have Dak Prescott or Derek Carr in this spot.  Carr and Prescott have been more consistent over the course of their NFL careers, which is more than I can say for Mariota.

Ceiling: Mariota has all the ability in the world.  He could certainly end the year as a QB1, if his new offense plays to his strengths.

Floor:  He will continue to be what he has been, which is a guy who occasionally scrambles for some yards and overthrows his receivers.  His floor is probably a low-end QB2.

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