The Saints may have a new coach this season in Dennis Allen, but they're going back to a familiar face at quarterback. Jameis Winston was mildly productive for the Saints before suffering a torn ACL against Tampa Bay in Week 8.
While splitting time with Taysom Hill and despite having a disappointing receiving core to work with, Jameis managed to post 14 touchdown passes to only three interceptions last season. This year, the Saints welcome back former All Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas (hasn't played much since 2019) as well as adding veteran Jarvis Landry and first round draft pick Chris Olave to the mix.
Though dynamic running back Alvin Kamara might be suspended for the early part of the season due to an offseason incident in Las Vegas, Winston should have a long leash to succeed and plenty of offensive weapons at his disposal.
While he likely won't come close to the 5,100 passing yards he achieved in 2019 with the Buccaneers, his 33 touchdown passes might be a ceiling for fantasy owners to eye in 2022. Fortunately though, a repeat of the 30 interceptions thrown in '19 seems unlikely.
Winston should safely be counted on as a QB2 in fantasy leagues with the potential for a handful of QB1 performances throughout the season.
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Jameis Winston Fantasy football ranking (via SportsLine's projection model)
No. 18 QB (PPR & non-PPR)
Jameis Winston Fantasy football projections (via SportsLine's projection model)
296 completions, 483 attempts, 3,199 yards, 27 TDs, 11 INTs
69 rushes, 317 yards, 2 TDs
288 Fantasy points (non-PPR); 303.8 (PPR)
Jameis Winston Caesars Sportsbook Odds
Comeback Player of the Year: +500
Most Regular Season Passing Yards: +4000
Most Regular Season Passing Touchdowns: +3500
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