2020 Fantasy Heaven
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Fantasy football is many things! It’s fun! It’s joyful! It’s frustrating! It angers you! Yet we keep coming back. Why do you think that is? It’s challenging and it brings people together. That’s why!
We’ve all read rankings, projections, scouting reports, busts, sell, buy and breakout articles. What about fantasy heaven? Or fantasy hell? Have we ever taken an honest look at our teams and thought, “this guy is just hell to own!’. What about the times you’ve been head over heels in love with you team and said, “owning this guy is pure joy, its like heaven!”.
As we inch closer to the 2020 NFL Draft it’s time to take an honest look at our team and put together a solid draft plan! The idea of fantasy heaven and hell sounded good in my mind. It’s time to put pen to paper and explain myself.
When you picture heaven what do you see? The pearly gates? Fluffy clouds and angels? What do you see when I mention heavenly fantasy players? Non-stop production? First round pedigree? What ever you see is no doubt glorious! Pure bliss!
Patrick Mahomes QB-Kansas City Chiefs
What I loved most about the idea of this article was how easy it was going to be! It should just write itself! So first guy on the list in Super Bowl Champion and MVP Patrick Mahomes! Kid is only 24 years old and already racking up the awards. There is absolutely no way, no chance he slows down! If you’re a Mahomes owner sit back and enjoy the ride! You’re in fantasy heaven!
Russell Wilson QB-Seattle Seahawks
Five straight seasons of 3,500+ passing yards. Three straight seasons of 30+ TD passes. Three straight seasons of 300+ rushing yards. Russ keeps the INT’s down. Almost non-existent to be honest. He’s a gamer and does what anything and everything to win. He makes good decisions and keeps the points coming! Russell Wilson is fantasy heaven!
Lamar Jackson QB-Baltimore Ravens
Wowza! What a 2019 season for Lamar! His 3,127 passing yards and 36 passing TD’s were enough to get Baltimore in the playoffs and a ton of fantasy football championships! What about his 1,206 rushing yards?! 4,333 all purpose yards mixed with 43 total TD’s is a lot to love! What can we expect this season? Some of us aren’t able to contain that kind of excitement. Owning Lamar Jackson is like being able to sit in a hot sub on the sideline of you favorite football team. It’s angels signing, all you can eat nachos combined with bottomless beers! Fantasy football heaven!
Christian McCaffery RB-Carolina Panthers
What I find absolutely shocking is the fact CMC is only 23 and his stock is rising! Don’t you find it absurd that last season was only the tip of the iceberg? Let put that into perspective shall we? 1,000+ rushing yards, 1,000+ receiving yards is just the start? Look, I know the hype around CMC is at an all time high but it’s it well warranted? An article like is this was made for a player like McCaffery! Owning CMC is as good as being in heaven! Fantasy football heaven!
Ezekiel Elliot RB-Dallas Cowboys
Per usual, person opinions aside on this one. Zeke burst onto the scene in 2016 and hasn’t taken his foot off the gas since. He’s a stud back in any format made more popular given the franchise he plays for. 301 carries and 54 receptions in 2019 defiantly does it for me. I’ve heard some light talk about the dismemberment of Cowboys offensive line. Does that worry you? It doesn’t scare me at all. Stud RB’s handle their business one way or another. Draft with confidence and enjoy the fluffy clouds! You’re in fantasy heaven!
Saquon Barkley RB-New York Giants
Correct me if I’m wrong but I did I read content where people weren’t happy with Saquon’s 2019 season? Claiming it was a waste and/or a down year? I know he dealt with a nasty ankle sprain but in true thoroughbred fashion he ran for over 1,000 yards. 1,003 to be precise along with 438 receiving yards and 2 TD’s. If that’s a down year then dang! Sign me up! Much like CMC, Barkley is 23 years old and the Giants are the upswing. With a healthy draft, expect Saquon to open the season firing on all cylinders! Grab your harp, a seat next to an angel and watch the points fly! You’re in fantasy heaven!
Michael Thomas WR-New Orleans Saints
Unless you’ve been on Mars then you know what MT did in 2019. Hell, people on Mars probably know what MT did in 2019! An NFL record 149 receptions for 1,725 yards and 9 TD’s. Thomas is by far and away the best WR in football. He’s a pleasure to watch and a joy to own! What will do for an encore in 2020? I have a good idea! Don’t you? Sink into your heavenly soft clouds on this one! You’re in fantasy heaven!
Davante Adams WR-Green Bay Packers
Adams spent the 2019 season in fantasy purgatory. He said he prayers, ate his Hulk Hogan vitamins and he’s ready to make it back into fantasy heaven in 2020.
Julio Jones WR-Atlanta Falcons
Six straight season of 1,300+ receiving yards and only four games missed in six straight seasons, Julio is a certified stud. Yes he’s had his usual allotment of nagging foot and ankle injuries but so what? This is professional football! We all made fun of him in 2017 for only scoring three TD’s but so what? Julio is your prototypical pro pass catcher. 6’3 220lb and footwork like a ballerina. Julio has stayed in the top 15 conversation come draft day since 2012. Drafting him is your ticket! Your ticket to fantasy heaven!
DeAndre Hopkins WR-Arizona Cardinals
If anyone were to de-throne MT as the WR1 it would be D-Hop. What I enjoy most about him is his silent hard working ethic. He’s not flashy, he’s not an ego-maniac and he goes about his business. In a shocking move by HOU, Bill O’Brien, Hopkins was traded to Arizona and will now catch passes from Kyler Murray. Is that an upgrade or down grade from Deshaun Watson? Does it even matter who’s throwing him the ball? That’s my choice. DeAndre is no doubt one of the premier wide receivers in football and should be drafted accordingly! Every time a bell rings a DeAndre Hopkins owner gets their wings! Fantasy heaven awaits!
Tyreek Hill WR-Kansas City Chiefs
The self proclaimed cheetah missed out on a 1,000 yard receiving season in 2019 but that shouldn’t bother you heading into 2020. He was close but missed four games so that’s to blame for the shortage in production. He’s a stud most ways to slice it but as long as Pat Mahomes is his QB it’s all gravy! Hill has touchdown potential on any given play. Every time he touches the football he can take it to the house. How many players can you say that about? Not sure but I know it’s a very short list! That excitement alone is cause for a pool side chair at the heavenly oasis!
Chris Godwin WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I hesitated adding Godwin on the list. Not because of anything he hasn’t done. All because of the longevity of what he hasn’t done. 2019 was his first 100+ receptions season. 2019 was his first 1,000+ receiving yards season. I’d be lying if I told you I don’t see many more season like this in his future. In turn why I shouldn’t I add him on the heavenly list? Draft him now. Trade for him now. The longer you can ride the wave to heaven the better!
Travis Kelce TE-Kansas City Chiefs
In fantasy football sometimes during our draft or during trades we need to look at tiers and the potential drop off at said position. That being said after Kelce and Kittle there is a drop off at tight-end. Kelce has had four straight 80+ reception seasons mixed with four straight 1,000+ reception yards. If you dig in a little deeper you’ll see Kelce has also averaged 12+ yards per receptions in every season he’s played in (2014-2019). There isn’t much more I can say about the guy. I know it, you know it and we all know it! Travis is the cream of the crop at tight-end!
George Kittle TE-San Francisco 49ers
Kittle has been fantastic the last two seasons. Actually, so fantastic that he has catapulted himself into the top 3 of tight-end rankings. A power house on offense, his drive and fire are contagious. The creator of, “tight-end day” has a whole hell of a lot to do and 2020 could be the season. What are your thoughts on Kittle surpassing Kelce as the best tight-end in football this coming season? Say your prayers! Enjoy yourself in fantasy heaven!
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