This article is part of our Position Rankings series.
Welcome into Part I of my early quarterback rankings for the 2019 season. This particular article will tackle quarterbacks 11-25 with a deep dive into what makes each of them worthy of their respective ranking, along with some reasons for concern or reasons for optimism. The Top Ten will be released next week, and I plan to have similar breakdowns for running backs and receivers as well.
11.) Bryce Perkins, Virginia
Buying Bryce Perkins shares this time last year was mostly a leap of faith, even though there were some signs that there were big things ahead if you squinted hard enough. You won't be able to get him on the cheap this time around after Perkins finished the year as the No.12 QB in fantasy points per game.
Perkins' value starts with his rushing ability; he ran for just under 1,000 yards along with nine touchdowns over 13 games. He's also a gifted passer. Perkins completed 64 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns and just nine interceptions in the regular season and he torched South Carolina's defense for three touchdowns in Virginia's bowl victory. It's important to contextualize those numbers, too. This was his first season as an FBS starter and he still managed to finish third in the ACC in quarterback rating, ahead of Duke's Daniel Jones and Syracuse's Eric Dungey.
Perkins loses top target Olamide Zaccheaus, whose unique role and heavy target volume (40 percent target share, 136 total targets) will be difficult to