2014 Outlook: If you're looking for a rough diamond, keep looking. For starters, Gradkowski is a backup quarterback in a run-first offense in a bad-weather city. As if that wasn't bad enough, his career-high completion percentage is an underwhelming 54.7 -- and in his 20 career starts, he's averaged 165 yards and about 1 TD/INT per game. You have to consider, of course, Ben Roethlisberger's injury history: Big Ben has started all 16 games only twice in his 10-year career. But even if Gradkowski sees the field for a game or two, he has all the makings of a subpar QB3.
2014 Outlook: With 576 rushing yards (second among QBs), Pryor was a huge fantasy asset last season. His 14.8 points per start was higher than those of Jay Cutler (14.5), Ryan Tannehill (14.1) and Carson Palmer (13.1). That will obviously change now that Pryor is in Seattle after the Super Bowl champs forked over a seventh-rounder to snag him from Oakland. For now, it appears that Tarvaris Jackson -- who re-signed with the Seahawks for one year and $1.25 million this offseason -- is the No. 2 QB, leaving Pryor as third banana. It's a shame that, barring a couple of injuries, such a fantasy talent will see limited playing time.
2014 Outlook: Jackson turned a wild ride on the NFL QB carousel (three cities in four seasons) into a Super Bowl ring last year, but he did so with only 39 snaps to his credit. In 2011, when he started 14 games for the Seahawks, he proved he could be a decent fantasy commodity, scoring 146 points (22nd among QBs). So if he had to fill in for an injured Russell Wilson, Jackson would likely match or exceed those numbers. But given Wilson's impressive health history (one missed start in college or pros since 2008) and Jackson's inability to be a running threat like backup Terrelle Pryor, don't expect Jackson to take many snaps under center.