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Fantasy Football 2021: Jamey Eisenberg’s Sleepers 2.0 illustrate why you should buy the Trevor Lawrence hype

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It’s a pretty remarkable stat that Trevor Lawrence has never lost a regular season game in high school or college. He went 34-2 as a three-year starter at Clemson, losing in the 2020 National Championship Game and the 2021 Sugar Bowl. He also lost two postseason games at Cartersville High School in Georgia. But his regular season record is unblemished — for now.

Lawrence might lose a lot as a rookie for the Jaguars, who made him the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. While that could be frustrating for him and Jaguars fans, hopefully, he’ll put up a lot of stats along the way. He has the chance to be a weekly Fantasy starter in all leagues, and you should consider him a sleeper this year.

Ideally, Lawrence plays as well as Justin Herbert did as a rookie in 2020 when he was the No. 9 Fantasy quarterback. It would even be OK if Lawrence played like Joe Burrow, who was last year’s No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and Burrow scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four of his first eight games before suffering a torn ACL and MCL in Week 11.

As you would expect, Lawrence was a star at Clemson. He averaged 252.5 passing yards per game in three seasons with 90 total passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He also might surprise you with his rushing ability, gaining 943 yards on the ground in college and 18 rushing touchdowns.

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With the Jaguars, Lawrence has capable receivers in D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault to help him make plays, and Lawrence will definitely lean on his former teammate, Travis Etienne, as a weapon out of the backfield. Jacksonville also has a good brain trust to help Lawrence with head coach Urban Meyer, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer.

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Lawrence will likely be drafted with a late-round pick in all seasonal Fantasy leagues as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy quarterback. But if you want to draft Lawrence as a starter you can, just pair him with a proven backup like Matthew Stafford, Kirk Cousins or Matt Ryan. In case Lawrence falters, you’ll still be OK.

Jamey’s 2021 Sleepers 2.0 | Breakouts 2.0

I’m expecting Lawrence to be a star right away, and I’m counting on his dual-threat ability to help his Fantasy production. The Jaguars also could be chasing points on a weekly basis, and that should help Lawrence with his production.

He might lose a lot for the first time in his career. But Lawrence can definitely help Fantasy managers win a lot of games in 2021 as one of the best sleepers this season.

Now, let’s look at some other players I have listed here in Sleepers 2.0. 

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Other sleeper quarterbacks to consider: Taysom Hill/Jameis Winston (whoever wins the job), Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailoa

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Other sleeper running backs to consider: Darrell Henderson, Jamaal Williams, Damien Harris, Tony Pollard

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Other sleeper wide receivers to consider: Darnell Mooney, Mecole Hardman, Rondale Moore, Amon-Ra St. Brown

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Other sleeper tight ends to consider: Blake Jarwin, Tyler Higbee, Evan Engram

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