It is time to look forward to the 2020 NFL Season (instead of back through 2019, TDs for QBs – 2019 Regular Season most recent review) as the 2020 NFL Draft is around the corner. Given the circumstances, I think most fans will be beyond excited to experience the NFL Draft (even if in a different format) to give us a sense of familiarity that we seemed to have lost lately. Each team starts at the same point (0-0 record) and have the chance to make their Super Bowl LV run. We are about to add plenty to the mix for each team as they make their 2020 NFL Draft selections next week. Dreams, hard work will be realized by the young men that get the opportunity to play the sport at such a high level.
I don’t predict where the college players will be selected throughout the various rounds of the draft. It’s fun to see where the players we enjoyed watching in college get to start their NFL journey. I enjoy the trades as it is wheeling and dealing at its finest. The type that as a fantasy football owner we try to perfect. I like to sit back enjoy the show and when the dust settles look for the opportunities that these new rookies now find themselves.
No Matter the Round Selected
Always interesting to see “better” draft picks that may not be in preferred opportunities right away. They could take longer to show NFL and fantasy football relevance. While lesser preferred players fill in nicely to a spot because of opportunity, which will be much more valuable in regards to fantasy football statistics. Always interesting to see how it plays out. Just like in life the right set of circumstances need to present themselves. Tom Brady has become the go to example of late round pick making the most of his opportunity. The likes of Alvin Kamara (3rd Round), Austin Ekeler (undrafted), Chris Carson (7th Round), Darius Slayton (5th Round), Tyreek Hill (5th Round) and Dak Prescott (4th Round) all show it’s not where you are selected but what you do with your opportunity!
Fantasy Football Impact Thoughts by Position
- Quarterbacks – get a lot of the talk throughout the draft. Tough for a rookie to have their best fantasy football impact. I feel these guys do best after a year or two of experience in the NFL.
- Running Backs – of all the positions these guys come to the NFL ready to make fantasy football impacts from day 1 if given the right opportunity. If you want upside rookies, I think the running back is where you want to take your chances most times.
- Wide Receivers – they won’t start as quick as your running backs for fantasy purposes. Give them close to a half year and some of these guys may help you win the fantasy football championship in the second half of the season. Second and third year jumps are likely.
- Tight Ends – highly doubtful for these guys to make a fantasy football impact in year 1. They probably need more time than Quarterbacks to maximize their fantasy football production if only because of less opportunity. Give them time to get up to speed and unleash in year 2 or 3 hopefully.
NFL Draft 2020 Final Thoughts
As you are taking in all the festivities and excitement for this years NFL Draft, think about the rookies with opportunity. Some are closer than others in how much of an opportunity that they have to take advantage. Some football analysts may just says its luck. I believe we all make our own luck and it’s what happens when preparation partners with opportunity. Who will have the chance for Touchdowns? Who slides in for a good portion of Targets? If you believe a player is in line for either, you know I would be interested in them!
The 2020 NFL Season gets underway on Thursday April 23 with the 2020 NFL Draft! Let the slate be wiped clean as hope and opportunity come together for a new season. Plenty will continue to change leading up to the start of the NFL season. The 2020 NFL Draft is where many changes in a few days will determine what teams look like this 2020 NFL Season. The fantasy football community looks on to keep in mind who to select and ride to fantasy football championships in 2020! I hope everyone enjoys the NFL Draft and continues to stay safe and healthy!
Reference the Targets and TDs pages to see who had the opportunities and end-zone appearances through the 2019 regular season. If you enjoyed the article please share it with others (via the social media links).