2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
The NFL season is still far away but what else are we supposed to do? I love reading rankings and projections but I need more! Mock drafts are cool. So are rookie mock drafts. I need more! What about fantasy football mock drafts? How many of those do you normally do? What’s an outrageous number before people say your obsessed?
I still need more. Breakouts and sleepers? Does that move the needle? Now we’re talking right? I’ll be honest breakouts are my favorite! So are bold predictions! For the sake of what I’m trying to do now lets focus on sleepers!
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My idea of a sleeper is a fantasy football player under the radar, limited buzz with a low ADP. You can even take it a step further and look at an early season waiver wire add as a sleeper! Fantasy football is a game of skill mixed with a ton of luck!
Darwin Thompson RB/WR-Kansas City Chiefs
Everybody was licking their chops last season when LeSean McCoy was made inactive and KC trusted Darwin as their RB2 for the postseason. There were bumps in the road for Thompson in 2019 but rightfully so. Still cheap with limited buzz I’d pencil him in as a great late round selection.
Justin Jackson RB-Los Angeles Chargers
Melvin Gordon III is a goner! He’s in Denver now! That leaves Ekler and Justin Jackson as their RB’s. I do recall a small burst in Jackson’s value last season. It never came to fruition, 2020 it will! People forget what a stud bell cow back he was at Northwestern. There is next to nothing in terms of carries on his resume. Only 25 Justin has a lot to give! I’m excited to see what the Chargers do in 2020 in terms of splitting the RB workload.
Ronald Jones RB-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This one might be shocking but I find Jones very interesting this season! Peyton Barber has moved on to Washington and TB has brought in TB at QB! I’m counting on a lot of swing routes and a ton of red-zone work for Ronald in 2020. He finished 2019 as RB25 yet he’s fallen to RB37 in the mock draft research I’ve done. I’m shocked and I may be the only one banging the Ron Jones dump in 2020!
Jamaal Williams RB-Green Bay Packers
At the start of the 2019 season is it safe to say we didn’t know what was what at the RB situation was in GB? Well it’s now 2020 and Aaron Jones is the RB1 there! So what’s with the J-Will sleeper talk? We all know he’s one of the more popular handcuffs but I believe in 2020 he creates his own value. Jones is the better pounding RB while Williams is better suited as a PPR back.
Nyheim Hines RB-Indianapolis Colts
You may think of Hines as a stretch here. Let me tell you why he needs to be on your radar in 2020. Nyheim is more of an op in PPR formats having caught 44 balls on only 58 targets. Marlon Mack is the RB1 in Indy, for now. With the addition of Phil Rivers expect Hines to get more work in 2020. Lets be honest, Mack was often injured in 2019 so what’s the harm in adding Nyheim late in your draft?
Derrius Guice RB-Washington Redskins
I often have to set aside my personal opinions from my fantasy opinions. There is a difference! It might be reckless to say I want nothing to do with Guice but that’s not fair to you as a fantasy football fan. Let’s get back on track here. Let’s also hope Guice is fully healthy and can stay healthy in 2020. Ron Rivera is the head coach in Washington now and if you look at his track record running backs have done well under his coaching regimes. Chris Thompson has gone to TB and Adrian Peterson is in the twilight of his NFL career. Everything is set up for Guice to grab a hold of this RB1 job. To me, jury is still out. Don’t let my personal skepticism get in the way of your decision here.
Breshad Perriman WR-New York Jets
This one is very interesting to me! Perriman was thrust into the limelight late last season in Tampa. Then he spun that success to the tune of a one year 6.5 million dollar contract with the Jets. I don’t see the Jets offense lighting the word on fire but there is void left to fill by Robby Anderson heading to Carolina. 52 receptions, 779 yards and 5 TD’s are up for grabs in New York this season! Perriman is calling dibs on those numbers!
Diontae Johnson WR-Pittsburgh Steelers
Dionate saw 90 targets in 2019 catching 57 of them. Upon further inspections Johnson had the best season out of the Steelers WR’s. Pittsburgh was hammered with injuries in last season. Next man up is a real thing! Dionate made the most of his opportunities. Look for Diontae to take the next step in 2020 with a fully healthy offense around him! Be mindful of his ADP he’s already creating quite the, “sleeper” buzz.
John Ross WR-Cincinnati Bengals
I’ve said it a few times already but Cincinnati should have a better situation going on at QB in 2020. Ross came out hot last season with two 100-yard games and 3 TD’s. He’s a legit deep threat and a rookie QB’s best friend! His time is now! – John Cena
Corey Davis WR-Tennessee Titans
There are a ton of stats and what-if scenarios here with Corey. A.J. Brown was the guy to break-out in Tennessee last season. Davis is a fantastic WR2 for your fantasy team. A healthy competition between the two in OTA’s and preseason is just what the doctor is ordering here! If you made a list started with A.J. and Davis there is no real competition after that! Even more so, this offense can sustain two legit WR’s! We all know King Henry comes first but be on the look out for Davis in 2020!
Anthony Miller WR-Chicago Bears
Miller is more of a post-hype sleeper but sleeper none-the-less. We all know Allen Robinson is the WR1 in Chicago but really, what else do the Bears have? Miller possesses a bevy of raw skills and will put it all together in 2020. Anthony is being drafted more as a depth receiver, which is fitting, just know he can give your team much more in 2020!
Hunter Renfrow WR-Las Vegas Raiders
Everyone else is talking about him! Why not me? At a certain point in 2019 Hunter was seeing 5.5 targets a game. Yet in the last two games of the season he saw 18 total targets. Most people look at Oakland as a cesspool but they are actually a fantasy friendly offense. Did you know the Raiders averaged 363 yards a game in 2019? I don’t know about you but I want a piece of that!
Preston Williams WR-Miami Dolphins
I feel like no one paid attention to all the tips and positive content on Preston last season. He’s only 23 years old and is a massive target. A 6’5 kid who is lean at 218lbs should make you rosters happy in 2020. Make no mistake, Preston and Parker will be the 1-2 punch Miami envisioned them to be from the start. Williams saw 60 targets in 8 games and I’m already sold on MIA drafting a QB with their 5th overall pick next week. I’m excited about Preston! I suggest you jump on board!
James Washington WR-Pittsburgh Steelers
Speaking of combos lets take it a step further and mention a trio! Washington, Johnson and Juju! You don’t know this but there was a 2-3 minute silence after that first sentence on my end. I was contemplating a funny law firm type joke with these three kids. Anyways, the biggest issue with the Pittsburgh last season was consistency. James is a speed demon and due to the horrible QB play last season he’s being drafted in the WR60 range. I find that utterly shocking and expect a full return and then some on your draft day value!
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