Lamar Jackson. Jalen Hurts. Josh Allen. Quarterbacks that are true dual threats are a precious commodity in fantasy football. A quarterback that can throw for 250 yards, rush for another 50 and add a passing touchdown can win you any fantasy match up, with a decent supporting cast of course. Justin Fields was a fantasy football diamond in the rough with his rushing ability, despite his poor passing production.
There is always room for more. Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson should be the top rookie quarterback targeted in your fantasy football leagues. Training camp reports already indicate that Richardson his dazzling his coaches and teammates with his passing acumen and his ability to extend plays and gain yards with his dynamic running style. The Colts may not have a terribly intimidating wide receiver corps but Richardson is known for making a lot happen when you least expect it.
Richardson stands at 6’4 weighing in at 232 pounds and ran a 4.43 40 yard dash. Richardson is built like Cam Newton but is faster than Justin Fields and Josh Allen. Richardson’s ability to cut and make defenders miss is remarkable and he showed it during his collegiate career in Florida.
In 2022 Richardson ran the ball 103 times which resulted in 656 rushing yards with 9 touchdowns. His receiving statistics were less impressive with 17 touchdowns with 9 interceptions for a 53.8% completion percentage. Richardson was drafted by the Colts with the understanding that he was raw in certain areas but his ceiling is possibly the highest among the rookie quarterbacks. That is, his overall potential.
Richardson may not light up the passing records at the Colts facility but if he can be developed as required he could be a superstar. As far as fantasy football goes Richardson may not be your starting quarterback but his rushing ability could make him a dangerous addition to your roster. In deeper drafts he may be suitable to start if the Colts can get him clicking with their receivers. Richardson will be a bust draft in fantasy football for years to come. Sky is the limit.