Brandon Wimbush
QuarterbackQB
Central Florida Golden Knights
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Wimbush feel out of favor last season with Notre Dame after starting 12 games in 2017, but his move to UCF and Josh Heupel's system should allow him a fresh start with McKenzie Milton (leg) out for the year. He'll have a handful of dangerous wide receivers at his disposal, with three of them coming off 500 yard seasons in 2018, but he'll need to improve on his career completion percentage of only 50.5 percent in order to really turn those weapons into production. Add on his ability to move his feet and keep drives moving with his legs, and he should still be able to overcome his shortfalls to represent one of the best quarterbacks in the AAC. Read Past Outlooks
Expected to start under center
QBCentral Florida
July 11, 2019
Wimbush will likely begin the 2019 season as the starting quarterback after Darriel Mack suffered a broken ankle, Chris Low of ESPN.com reports.
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Mack and Wimbush were the top two choices for UCF at the quarterback decision, but now with Mack out indefinitely, Wimbush has a clear path to the starting job. After throwing for 719 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 256 yards and one score a season ago with Notre Dame (six games), Wimbush figures to have every opportunity to succeed with his new school.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2018
Wimbush arrived in South Bend as a much-ballyhooed quarterback recruit, but with DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire already on the roster at that time, he had to wait his turn. Now that Kizer is off to the NFL and Zaire is battling for the starting job at Florida, Wimbush is now ready to take over behind center for the Irish. Notre Dame will be working under the guidance of new offensive coordinator Chip Long, who has an impressive track record from his previous stops at Arizona State and Memphis. Long's philosophy should be beneficial to Wimbush's transition into the starting role as well as his production. Wimbush has a talented supporting cast, highlighted by wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown alongside tight ends Durham Smythe and Alize Mack. What's more, Wimbush's mobility should make him one of the more productive rushing quarterbacks, which bolsters his floor. If everything clicks for Wimbush, he should be one of the best first-year starters in the nation this season.
A rocky end to the season clouds how valuable Wimbush was last year. He ran for 803 yards and 14 scores and added 16 passing TDs. The disappointing part was his passing numbers. Wimbush was a blue-chip recruit partly because of his passing ability, but he posted a 49.5 completion percentage and just 1,870 yards. He'll need to hold off some competitors to retain the starting job, but assuming he does, Wimbush will be valuable again. Wimbush's rushing ability gives him a solid floor, and a natural progression as a passer will make him even more valuable in 2018.
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Transfers to Central Florida
QBNo Current School
January 15, 2019
Wimbush is transferring to Central Florida and will be immediately eligible for the 2019 season, Pete Sampson of The Athletic reports.
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Leaving Notre Dame
QBNotre Dame
December 24, 2018
Wimbush is transferring out of Notre Dame, Brett McMurphy of Stadium reports.
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Just Start Of Changing Role?
QBNotre Dame
November 18, 2018
Wimbush ran four times for 44 yards in Irish's 36-3 win over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as Notre Dame is looking to get the backup quarterback a new role, the Indy Star reports.
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Fills In Nicely For Book in Win Over FSU
QBNotre Dame
November 11, 2018
Wimbush had a fast start and did enough in the second half for the Irish as he completed 12-of-25 pass attempts for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the Notre Dame 42-13 victory over Florida State on Saturday night.
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Will start against Florida State
QBNotre Dame
November 8, 2018
Wimbush will start at quarterback Saturday against Florida State with Ian Bush (ribs) set to miss the opener, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN reports.
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