Shedeur Sanders will be a star for your Fantasy Football team

Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders has all of the tools to be an NFL sensation, and a terrific asset for your Fantasy Football squad.
Sep 16, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) passes the
Sep 16, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) passes the / Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports

If you are like me and you like to plan for the future in fantasy football, here's a player for you. For those of you in dynasty leagues or devy leagues, Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders is a player you must be keeping tabs on.

If you are an extremely savvy player, you were already locked in on Sanders before the college football season even kicked off. Perhaps you already selected him in a deep devy league.

Though the college football season is still young, the biggest story of this season so far has been the Colorado Buffaloes and their head coach, Deion Sanders. The Buffs won exactly one game last season and have jumped out to a 3-0 start behind their polarizing new head coach.

Of course, the star of the show thus far has been Shedeur, who in wins over TCU, Nebraska and Colorado State, has put himself firmly in the Heisman race. Though most onlookers will still say he has no chance to win, that could change in the coming weeks.

And even if none of that comes to fruition, what has started to become clear is that Shedeur has a great professional future. Coming over from Jackson State, there were legitimate questions about how good he would be as a quarterback inside the Pac-12 Conference. But through three games, he's proving that he's much more than just Deion's son.

Through three games this season, Sanders has completed nearly 79 percent of his passes for 1,251 yards with 10 touchdowns and just one interception. He's also added a touchdown on the ground.

He posted big numbers at Jackson State, but most of those will be shrugged off as it came against inferior competition. But that can't be an excuse now. Sanders is doing this against much tougher competition and with some difficult games still on the schedule, he will really have a chance to make a statement.

Shedeur Sanders has all of the tools to become a star, but he has more than just physical ability

Sanders will likely have his critics for as long as he plays college ball and whenever he enters the pre-draft process. But let's be honest, he also has some intangibles that can't be taught, starting with the fact that he is Deion Sanders' son.

Deion was a winner and no matter how you feel about him, he is on a short list of the greatest defensive players in the history of the NFL. He has passed his knowledge onto his son and that natural winner is going to be inside as well.

For proof, take a look at what he did last Saturday night against Colorado State. In a bitter rivalry game in which the Buffaloes, quite frankly, were largely outplayed, Sanders found himself 98 yards away from the end zone and needing a touchdown to tie.

There is a saying in sports. Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games. That's what Shedeur did here, putting his team on his back and willing it down the field in one minute and 30 seconds to find the tying points to send the game into overtime, where CU eventually got the win.

There was another Colorado legend that took his team down the field 98 yards in 1987 and got his team to the Super Bowl. His star was rising at that time but that was the day his star was officially and forever put on the map. That is now known in NFL history as "The Drive".

Sanders has that same ability. Leadership, physical talent, poise in tense situations. These are the things you want in your quarterback.

While other owners in your league fall in love with the likes of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr. or even Arch Manning down the road, be the owner that circles the name Shedeur Sanders on your draft board and be ready to reap the rewards.

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Throw in the fact that Shedeur has been able to form a relationship with Tom Brady and all signs point to an NFL star, one that could be a lot bigger than even his biggest supporters think.