2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers

2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers (June 24):

This is a list of my favorite 2020 fantasy football sleepers - underrated players who are going way later than they should (ADP ninth round or lower.) The Average Draft Position (ADP) is found on FantasyFootballCalculator.com.

The sleepers from 2018 were a hit, as some of the top players on the list were Phillip Lindsay, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, George Kittle and Patrick Mahomes. My top 2019 sleeper was Devin Singletary (prior to the LeSean McCoy release), but the others, aside from Preston Williams, weren't so great.

  1. Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings. ADP: 10.03.
    Alexander Mattison's ADP will skyrocket as the summer progresses, but he's a major sleeper at his 10.03 ADP. The injury-prone Dalvin Cook is holding out, so there's a good chance Mattison will make several starts in 2020.

  2. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys. ADP: 10.05.
    CeeDee Lamb's 10th-round ADP is way too late. Lamb is a special talent who will be playing in an explosive offense. He could have a big finish to his rookie campaign if Amari Cooper fades down the stretch as always.

  3. Darius Slayton, WR, Giants. ADP: 9.06.
    Darius Slayton was a breakout receiver late in the year. He had lines of 10-121-2 and 5-154-2 in a couple of games in the second half of the season despite being just a fifth-round rookie. Slayton should continue to emerge as a potent threat as he and Daniel Jones accumulate experience.

  4. Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Buccaneers. ADP: 12.02.
    I fear a frustrating running back rotation in Tampa, but Ke'Shawn Vaughn has a chance to supplant Ronald Jones because Tom Brady will appreciate his receiving ability.

  5. Darrynton Evans, RB, Titans. ADP: 15.03.
    I'll be taking a shot on Darrynton Evans late in many of my drafts. I don't like Derrick Henry this year because of his massive workload last year. There's a chance he'll be sidelined at some point, which will open up an opportunity for Evans.

  6. Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings. ADP: 14.01.
    The Vikings have announced that Justin Jefferson will start in the slot, which is huge news. Kirk Cousins loves throwing to slot receivers, so don't sleep on the possibility that Jefferson could be the league's leading receiver among rookies in 2020.

  7. Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers. ADP: 10.08.
    Diontae Johnson had some impressive games in his rookie year, ultimately finishing with 59 catches for 680 yards and five touchdowns despite never playing with a healthy Ben Roethlisberger. Johnson is a nice sleeper for 2020, as he could be very productive if Roethlisberger can remain 100 percent.

  8. Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams. ADP: 12.01.
    Tyler Higbee's ADP is shocking. Is he really being chosen in the 12th round? He's arguably a top-three fantasy tight end! He was dominant down the stretch, and I don't see why that would change with Brandin Cooks gone.

  9. Breshad Perriman, WR, Jets. ADP: 14.05.
    Breshad Perriman's ADP is shocking. He was dominant down the stretch, and he's now the Jets' No. 1 receiver. He could disappoint again, but he's definitely worth a shot in the 14th round.

  10. Parris Campbell, WR, Colts. ADP: 13.11.
    Parris Campbell barely played last year because of four separate injuries. However, he caught five passes in each of two games, so if he remains healthy, he has plenty of upside, especially in PPR leagues. It's been announced that Campbell will be playing in the slot in 2020, which bodes well for his fantasy outlook.

  11. Allen Lazard, WR, Packers. ADP: 14.01.
    The Packers shockingly didn't address their receiving corps this offseason. Allen Lazard will continue as the team's No. 2 receiver, and a year of experience should allow him to perform on a higher level in 2020. I'll gladly take Aaron Rodgers' second receiver in the 13th or 14th round of a fantasy draft.

  12. Steven Sims Jr., WR, Redskins. ADP: Undrafted.
    Steven Sims was seen as a dynamic return specialist to start the year, but he developed as a receiver to close out the season. Check out his stat lines in his final four games: 4-40 (7 targets), 5-45-1, 6-64-2 and 5-81-1. He saw 36 targets in that span. Sims is legit, and I'm excited for his 2020 outlook.

  13. Blake Jarwin, TE, Cowboys. ADP: Undrafted.
    Blake Jarwin is now Dallas' starting tight end with Jason Witten now in Las Vegas. Jarwin has shown major potential, so I like his outlook for 2020.

  14. Justin Jackson, RB, Chargers. ADP: 14.02.
    It's bizarre to me that Justin Jackson's ADP is in the 14th round. He had some solid performances last year when Melvin Gordon was holding out, and the Chargers have upgraded their offensive line this offseason.

  15. Damien Harris, RB, Patriots. ADP: 13.12.
    Damien Harris did nothing as a rookie last year, but he's worth a late-round flier. He had promise coming out of Alabama, and he'll be running behind a great offensive line, if given the chance.


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