Arizona Cardinals trade up, draft QB Josh Rosen

UCLA QB Josh Rosen was drafted 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals, who traded up for him, in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Five on Josh Rosen

1. Josh Rosen exudes confidence… maybe a little too much. But is that a bad thing for a quarterback? He’s already counting how many Super Bowls he plans to win to best Tom Brady’s handful.

2. At 6-foot-4 and 226 pounds, Rosen has decent size and a strong pocket presence. His arm isn’t the strongest in this group, but he has sound delivery, balance and footwork. He can be a big-time quarterback, but it might take some stars to align for everything to play out early in his career.

3. With some injury issues dating back to high school, his slight build could leave him open to finding his way on the injury report.

4. Rosen should enter training camp as the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind Sam Bradford, who was acquired via the free-agent market during the offseason. However, Bradford’s health is always a major question mark so Rosen should see the field at some point this season. The Arizona offense has the ability to be dynamic, with RB David Johnson returning from a wrist injury and the always steady Larry Fitzgerald leading the way among the receivers.

5. In single-year fantasy football leagues, Rosen shouldn’t be on your radar during your fantasy football draft. He’s worth a look as a QB3 in deeper, franchise-style leagues but I wouldn’t be confident having him as my QB2 this season. He may be worth a DFS play, at times, in the right matchups later in the year. If Bradford stays healthy and plays well, Rosen may never touch the field this season.

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I've been playing fantasy sports since the early 90s and have been involved in several fantasy football websites over the years.

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