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Josh Rosen (JAN ADP: 188.83, QB24)
Fellow DLF writer Bobby Koch (@RekedFantasy) recently wrote up a great spotlight on Josh Rosen and his potential heading into 2019 and beyond. One of the fundamental problems with the Cardinals offense last season was their offensive line and their inability to give Rosen time to develop his reads, as Bobby notes. The Cardinals are not one piece away, but they have the luxury of picking number one overall. While defense is also a strong need, the Cardinals would be wise to trade back and acquire pieces to build their offensive line, first and foremost.
Looking at Rosen specifically, his DLF ADP for January sits the lowest of all of the top five rookie quarterbacks from 2018. Baker Mayfield (QB7), Lamar Jackson (QB9), Josh Allen (QB15), and Sam Darnold (QB19) all have passed Rosen in regards to ADP. This isn’t terribly surprising, as Rosen had by far the worst statistical season of any of the aforementioned quarterbacks. With recency bias being a real thing, even in regards to long-term developmental quarterbacks, there’s definitely a buying window open for the young Cal product.