2020 Fantasy Football Breakouts
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 breakouts!
As we move closer the NFL draft you will start to see more content popping up. Mock drafts galore, tiered rankings and rookie projections. At a certain point it’ll make your head spin. If you’re like me you have your favorites. Favorite website, favorite writer and favorite articles.
I’m of the old adage, “No such thing as too much content!” Until now! Listen, hear me out! This time of the year there is just so much content. It’s hard to wade through all of it. The excitement in spring is so high that anyone and everyone picks up a pen and goes to town. Once the season starts and we get into the thick of the NFL season there will be a ton of drop off.
We all have our favorites! Keep following and show love to your favorite writer or comment on your favorite article! I can’t speak for anyone else but I love it! I’m very appreciative and quite grateful to all of you.
Enough with the games! I’m ready to get into some breakout and sleeper candidates for the 2020 NFL season! I brought along some friends too! Same crew as well! David Reed, KJ Baker, Ethan Cowlbeck and Ben Anderson!
First up is David Reed! Same guy who beat me in our 2019 fantasy championship game. I harbor no ill will. Plus he just adopted a hairless cat. Follow him here! https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr
Daniel Jones New York Giants
Drew Lock Denver Broncos
Dwayne Haskins Washington Redskins
Most think Washington could move on from Haskins after 1 year but I’m coming from the opposite side. Last game or two they change the offense some and Dwayne was excelling. They need to help him out and give him a chance. He could be a good FA pick if he starts off hot.
David Montgomery Chicago Bears
Damien Williams Kansas City Chiefs
Kerryon Johnson Detroit Lions
Justin Jackson Los Angeles Chargers
Montgomery was one of my favorite rookie backs last year! His seasons didn’t go as planned. He is talented and the coach used him wrong. Hopefully they have learned from there mistakes and feeds the kid.
I am one in the scouting community that believe The Chiefs do not address the RB position in the draft. Leaving William’s with the chance to shine in his final contract year. If he can put together a full season of what he did in the playoffs last 2 years. He could be a top 10 Fantasy RB!
It hurts that I love Kerryon so much and want him to succeed so bad. Lions need to run the ball more and refuse to, but this is the year Kerryon has to step up and shine or the team will move on from him. Here’s praying the situation works out best. I have faith!
Jackson is talented in the flashes he has shown. Averaging around 5 ypc. Most believe Eckler is the man there and that he has his role. If they don’t draft another RB, Jackson could shine in a split carry role with Eckler and been a solid flex option.
Diontae Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers
Darius Slayton New York Giants
Hollywood Brown Baltimore Ravens
Breshad Perriman New York Jets
Diontae Johnson shows the ability to be a big piece in the Steelers offense which they lacked a lot last year. With Big Ben back and hopefully a healthy Juju, Johnson could see a lot of passes as a WR 2.
Slayton had a big year in the TD department year 1. If Daniel Jones continues to improve that helps Slayton who seemed to make a connection with the new franchise QB.
Hollywood showed big play flashes with MVP QB Lamar Jackson. His speed is undeniable. If he continue to grow and stays healthy. Sky’s the limit with in this BAL offense!
Perriman balled out last few weeks of the season with the Buccaneers. Now getting the chance to being the WR1 for the wide out desperate Jets. He has a chance to eat up targets. Which should result in some cheap fantasy points where you will be drafting him.
Mike Gescki Miami Dolphins
Noah Fant Denver Broncos
Hayden Hurst Atlanta Falcons
Gescki is a talented TE who hasn’t shined much in the Dolphins offense. Now they might be getting a legit QB that can utilize his skills
Hurst moves to Atlanta from Baltimore where he got buried on the depth chart. He is a great blocker with good hands. Hoping to fill in as a similar role to Hooper last year.
Fant showed flashes with Denver. He needs to take the next step and be that threat for his young QB.
I’m starting to get the feeling this is like a stand up comedy show and I’m the host. Next up, coming to the stage is Ethan Cowlbeck! The young teenage phenom! Ethan burst on the scene recently with his late round 2020 NFL mock draft articles! Show him some love and tip your bartenders! Follow him here! https://twitter.com/DJ_Beck_
Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions
When going through the final few rounds of a draft, there’s one player who almost always manages to show up: Stafford. His season last year was full of fireworks early on until a lingering injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year. The injury is a serious risk, but the performance of Stafford could easily result in a top 10 season.
Raheem Mostert San Francisco 49ers
Last year he only had flashes during the regular season. Something clicked during the playoffs though, and while I still expect a committee backfield, Mostert should be the go-to for this year.
Devin Singletary Buffalo Bills
Regardless of whether Frank Gore comes back to the Bills from free agency, Singletary showed last season that he can be a very consistent player when healthy.
Darrell Henderson Los Angeles Rams
Gurley is now out of the picture, and if the Rams learned anything last year, forcing the ball through the air is not a viable strategy. Malcolm Brown is unlikely to be able play a workhorse role, so the door is open for Henderson.
Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos
Sutton is about to be the direct beneficiary of a greatly improved offense where he is still the clear number one receiving option. Drew Lock is the real deal and there’s no reason Sutton won’t perform as a result.
Calvin Ridley Atlanta Falcons
We’ve seen that the tandem of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley makes for a great fantasy offense, but I expect an uptick in touchdowns this year from the offense and from Ridley.
T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts
Hilton saw regression last year in his overall performance for fantasy. Regardless whether Brissett or Rivers wins the starting job, more consistency should result in great numbers for Hilton.
Will Fuller V Houston Texans
The absence of Hopkins won’t stop Deshaun Watson from being a high caliber quarterback, and Fuller will be the source of that production. He is capable of being a proficient WR1 on a quality team.
Darius Slayton New York Giants
After Daniel Jones came along and instantly changed the Giants offense, Slayton was not far behind. If Slayton really is going to be Jones’ favorite target, he could be in line for a huge year.
Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts
Finally the Colts have just one tight end. As long as it remains like this, Doyle should receive most of the work formerly given to Ebron. He’s proved he’s a good player, so this change in the team should be for his benefit in fantasy.
Moving on to Mr. Ben Anderson! You should all Ben by now and what he brings to the fantasy sports discussion! Not to mention his love for peanut butter and cake! Follow him here! https://twitter.com/bennieboy26
Drew Lock Denver Broncos
Denver has been looking for a QB for years. If Lock’s second-half numbers last year translates to the NFL like his college numbers were the wild west is going to be fun to watch!
Josh Allen Buffalo Bills
Baker Mayfield Cleveland Browns
Cleveland overall last year was a disappointment but Baker Mayfield with a real head coach still having Jarvis Landry Odell Beckham Jr. Newly signed Austin Hooper, Along with one of the best running games in football with Nick Chubb and Kareem hunt Baker Mayfield Will be the guy we all want him to be.
Last but certainly not list its my turn! Who can I mention that hasn’t been talked about already? I planned on getting bold to begin with a little bit of common sense. Here’s who I’ve come up with!
Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals
I’ve caught some heat for this on Twitter but why? I get it. Murray was the 8th best QB in fantasy last season. So how can I mention him as a breakout? That was his rookie season and I think he pushes for MVP in 2020. What happens if ARZ drafts a stud WR like Lamb or Ruggs? Arizona has already traded for Hopkins! Kenyan Drake is their RB. Along with Murray’s rushing abilities he’s no doubt a kid to watch in 2020!
Taysom Hill New Orleans Saints
Hill was used as a Swiss Army knife last season for the Saints. New Orleans also placed a first round tender on Hill all but assuring he stays in New Orleans for the 2020 season. Last season Taysom scored 9 touchdowns. With Teddy gone Hill is in line for a ton of work. With Sean Payton as their coach look for lots of plays to come Hill’s way!
Kenyan Drake Arizona Cardinals
Word is out on Drake. The move to Arizona was too sweet. Believe it or not he was underutilized last season. I’d just chalk that up to growing pains on a new team. All the advanced stats suggest a massive jump in productions for Drake. Like top 5 RB jump! Get a piece of him and thank me later.
Miles Sanders Philadelphia Eagles
I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Philly had no idea how to use Miles last season. I drafted both Sanders and Montgomery and by seasons end I was tearing my hair out! I don’t have any to begin with so it was all bad. Nothing fancy here, no cool stats. The Eagles know what they have and I fully expect Miles to get a ton of work in 2020!
Tyler Boyd Cincinnati Bengal’s
In 2019 Boyd was in the top 10 of targets (148). The QB play in Cincy was awful so can you imagine how Boyd will do if Joe Burrow is his QB? Yes please!
Curtis Samuel Carolina Panthers
Carolina needs a new QB. Cam is gone. Olsen is gone. People have been writing about a Samuel breakout since 2017. Someone has to get it right one of these years! Samuel has 4.3 speed and still his QB’s couldn’t get him the ball. Only 62% of his targets were catch able and there were a lot of them. If Carolina can land a stud or even a decent QB expect Curtis to break out in a major way! FINALLY!
Will Dissly Seattle Seahawks
His 2018 and 2019 seasons were both ended due to injury. When Will is on the field the targets and catches are there. His average yards a game rank 4th behind Kelce, Kittle and Mark Andrews. I’d say that’s pretty good company! He has an excellent QB on team that lines up with a TE quite often. If Will can stay on the field he’s going to breakout big time!
Evan Engram New York Giants
Evans yards per game have increased every season. Only problem is he cant stay on the field much like Dissly. The Giants are slowing putting it togther with Jones, Saquon and Shepard. If Engram can get it dialed in, stay healthy and get some legit snaps in this season he will easily become a TE1!
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