2020 Post NFL Draft

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Targets and TDs 2020 Post NFL Draft

I believe the 2020 NFL Draft went very well and whose to say we don’t see some of the same in the future. It sounded like some coaches and executives enjoyed the no suit at home option, players enjoyed being at home around family while the fans really enjoyed that “real” inside look at all the above. As a fan sometimes we put the players, owners, general managers and such on a high pedestal that we forget they are human and have families too. It was great to see the kids just hanging around dad (the coach) as the calls were made to newly acquired players. Kudos to the league and all the manpower that went in to making this years draft happen but in a very different way then before. It will be interesting to see what stays for future drafts.

So now the exciting piece for football and fantasy football lovers, 2020 Post NFL Draft! The teams have made changes and now we can calculate, reason and predict which players are in opportune spots to start their careers in regards to scoring points in fantasy football.

Quarterbacks

The early picks in the draft will most likely get their shot at some point in the upcoming season. Unless someone has a good rushing floor, most likely they won’t crack the top ten in their position category though. Some that I am keeping an eye on:

  1. Joe Burrow
  2. Tua Tagovailoa
  3. Justin Herbert
  4. Jordan Love
  5. Jalen Hurts
  6. Jacob Eason
  7. Jake Fromm

Running Backs

Of all the positions, I believe as a group that the running backs are the most likely players to score the most points in fantasy football as the NFL season starts. Names that caught my eye in regards to opportunity outlook for the 2020 NFL season are:

  1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  2. Jonathan Taylor
  3. Cam Akers
  4. D’Andre Swift
  5. Ke’Shawn Vaughn
  6. J.K. Dobbins
  7. Zack Moss
  8. Anthony McFarland Jr.

Wide Receivers

The wide receivers usually need a little time in the season to really get up to speed as far as offering consistent fantasy football points. I am curious to see if the pandemic delays their production anymore if OTA’s, practice and pre-season look differently. This year had a deep group of wide receivers to choose from too. Some that caught my eye initially are:

  1. Justin Jefferson
  2. Henry Ruggs III
  3. CeeDee Lamb
  4. Denzel Mims
  5. Jalen Reagor
  6. Tee Higgins
  7. Jerry Jeudy
  8. Michael Pittman Jr.
  9. Brandon Aiyuk
  10. Van Jefferson
  11. Chase Claypool
  12. KJ Hamler
  13. Antonio Gibson
  14. Antonio Gandy-Golden
  15. K.J. Hill

Tight Ends

Usually a few years are needed before these guys become fantasy football relevant. But some that I am intrigued to see grow in their NFL career are:

  1. Cole Kmet
  2. Devin Asiasi
  3. Dalton Keene
  4. Adam Trautman
  5. Charlie Woerner

2020 Post NFL Draft Final Thoughts

It will be great to look back at these initial takes prior to the season getting started. I am sure some may drop off my watch list and some others will probably be added. The draft gets the players in, then they get to practice, learn plays/schemes to get their playing time opportunity at their position. A wide receiver on a team that runs the ball mostly may not be great and a fantastic running back in a pass happy offense isn’t always a combo for good things. Be aware of the teams the players find themselves on and let’s see who moves up depth charts as the summer goes along.

Some players are closer than others in how much of an opportunity that they will have. 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! If you missed it before the draft feel free to check my thoughts leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft and keep it in mind when looking at rookies through a fantasy football lens.

I hope everyone enjoyed 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).

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