Jameis Winston is coming off both the best and the worst season of his career. The FSU product threw for over 5,000 yards and over 30 TDs, but also threw 30 INTs, which was the most interceptions thrown in the NFL since 1988. He finished the year ranking as the QB5, ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, but became the first 5,000 yard passer not to return to his team the next season. He was released in favor of three time Super Bowl runner-up and home-invader Tom Brady, and signed on with the best team in the NFC South to backup future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
The first thing you should know is this: Jameis Winston should not be drafted in any single season fantasy football leagues this year, don’t even think about it. The fact is he is backing up a QB who, until last season, only missed one game due to injury in his 14 years in New Orleans. If, God-forbid, Brees does miss any time this season, Winston should immediately be added in any size league as he will instantly become a top 10 QB.
In dynasty leagues however, Winston should be considered for a draft pick. He is still only 25 years old and will get plenty of experience behind Brees and Sean Payton this season. If he does not see much action this year, he will most likely return to New Orleans if Brees does in fact retire at the end of the year.
Winston can now see more than 5 feet in front of him and will be in a stacked offense with arguably the best offensive coach in the NFL if he remains with the Saints going forward. I would draft him highly in any dynasty leagues if he is still available and your QB situation is stable.
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