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We have plenty of resources to help you prepare for your 2020 fantasy football drafts and manage your squad(s) throughout the season to help you win a championship.

Fantasy Football Sleepers: 10 Late-Round Targets

In an era with around-the-year content available, perhaps there's no such thing as a fantasy football sleeper.

And if you asked 10 people to define "sleeper," it's likely that you would get 10 different definitions.

While there may not be an industry-accepted definition of sleepers, we define them here as players available (generally) in the double-digit rounds.

The players that have earned a spot on our list of 2020 fantasy football sleepers are currently available in the 10th round or later of half-PPR drafts done on Fantasy Football Calculator.

+ Fantasy Football ADP (Half-PPR Scoring)

Here are 10 fantasy football sleepers to consider in your fantasy drafts (ADP in parenthesis):

QB - Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (ADP: 175th pick)

While the Jags are the early favorites to win the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, there is little competition for Minshew in 2020. As a rookie, Minshew threw for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. An underrated aspect of his game is his rushing ability as Minshew averaged 5.1 YPC and gained 344 yards on the ground. Only four quarterbacks -- Lamar Jackson (1,206), Kyler Murray (544), Josh Allen (510) and Deshaun Watson (413) -- rushed for more.

Full list of Fantasy Football Sleepers: 10 Late-Round Targets

2020 Fantasy Football QB Rankings

Our fantasy football quarterback rankings heading into 2020:

1. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

What's not to like about Jackson? Well, I mean, aside from his ADP? Jackson led the NFL in passing touchdowns (36) and TD% (9.0) and his rushing production -- 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns -- accounted for double-digit fantasy points (10.84) per game on its own. The dual-threat quarterback's rushing production provides an extremely high floor -- only one game with fewer than 19.8 fantasy points -- and high ceiling -- 10 of his 15 weeks were top-four weekly performances.

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Regression from his statistically-historic 2018 campaign (5,097/50) was expected and a midseason knee injury also slowed the 2018 league MVP. On a team loaded with speed and talented weapons, Mahomes should bounce back in a big way in 2020.

3. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Shattering previous career highs as a passer, Prescott threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns and only Lamar Jackson scored more fantasy points in 2019. With CeeDee Lamb slipping to Dallas in the draft, the trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb give Prescott one of the league's best trio of pass-catchers. Dak's rushing ability -- 277-plus rushing yards every year and 21 scores in four seasons -- raises his fantasy floor.

4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Few teams are more commited to the run than the Seahawks, but Wilson has finished as a top-three fantasy quarterback in four of the past six seasons. One of the league's best deep passers, Wilson has thrown more than 30 touchdowns in three consecutive seasons and he's a near lock for 300-plus rushing yards and a couple more scores.

5. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Not only was he dominant in his partial (six starts) rookie season, but Watson finished as a top-four fantasy quarterback in both of his full seasons (2018 and 2019). The loss of DeAndre Hopkins in addition to the durability concerns of Will Fuller IV and Brandin Cooks poses a threat to his ability to yield another top-four campaign for his fantasy owners in 2020.

Continue to our full 2020 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

2020 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

Our fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR) heading into 2020:

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

Almost never coming off the field, McCaffrey joined Roger Craig (1985) and Marshall Faulk (1999) as one of only three backs to record 1,000/1,000 seasons in NFL history. The do-it-all back led the league in touches (403), yards from scrimmage (2,392) and touchdowns (19). The gap between him and the RB2 (Aaron Jones) was 122.9 fantasy points (half-PPR), or larger than the gap (122.2) between Jones (RB2) and Devonta Freeman (RB21). Another season of 400-plus touches seems unlikely, but his prolific work in the passing game gives him as high of a floor and ceiling as any back in the league.

2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

Missing a few games early in the season, Barkley closed a relatively disappointing season with some positive momentum -- 393 rushing yards, 146 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his final three games. The most-talented back in the league, Barkley will run behind an improved offensive line in 2020 (although Nate Solder has opted out) and has a legitimate shot to challenge Christian McCaffrey for the top spot in fantasy production.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

A little less involved as a receiver in 2019 (54/420/2) than 2018 (77/567/3), Elliott has exceeded 300 carries every year except for his 10-game 2017 season and he's led the NFL in rushing yards per game in three of four seasons. Guaranteed for a massive workload behind one of the league's top offensive lines and in one of the league's most prolific offenses, Elliott is a slam-dunk top-three pick in 2020.

4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Injury forced him to miss a couple of games in the middle of the season and limited his effectiveness down the stretch, but Kamara still finished as fantasy's RB9 on a per-game basis in 2019. One of the league's most talented receivers out of the backfield, Kamara has exactly 81 catches in each of his three seasons, but he averaged a career-high 5.8 receptions per game last year. Kamara, who scored a touchdown per every 15.35 touches in his first two NFL seasons, could be the benefactor of some positive touchdown regression as that number plummeted to one score per every 42 touches in 2019.

5. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings

Through three NFL seasons, Cook has played only 29 games but he had his healthiest campaign (14 games) in 2019, which was by far his most productive as well. The centerpiece of a run-first offense, Cook has averaged 4.6 yards per carry and 8.8 yards per reception over his career and only Christian McCaffrey averaged more fantasy points per game (half-PPR) than Cook (19.0) in 2019.

Continue to our full 2020 Fantasy Football Half-PPR Running Back Rankings

MORE: 2020 Fantasy Football Non-PPR RB Rankings

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2020 Fantasy Football WR Rankings

Our fantasy football wide receiver rankings (half-PPR) heading into 2020:

1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Thomas has outdone himself every season of his young career -- 92/1,137/9 (2016), 104/1,245/5 (2017), 125/1,405/9 (2018) and 149/1,725/9 (2019). While keeping that streak alive will be challenging, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year makes for an easy choice as fantasy's WR1 heading into 2020.

2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Missing four games due to a toe injury, Adams still averaged the sixth-most fantasy points per game as Aaron Rodgers' go-to receiver in 2019. While he scored only five touchdowns in 2019, Adams had double-digit touchdowns in each of the three previous seasons and has a league-high 40 receiving touchdowns over the past four seasons.

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

The obvious knock on Jones has been his lack of red-zone production as he still has just one season (2012) with double-digit touchdowns. That said, Jones now has 1,394 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons; the only other active streak is two (Michael Thomas, WR1). Over the past six seasons, Jones has averaged a receiving line of 103.8/1,564.7/6.2.

4. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

Not only did an early-season injury sideline him for four games, but he was only the WR9 on a per-game basis after he returned in Week 6 through the end of the season. With good health from both Hill and Patrick Mahomes, however, he has as much weekly upside as any receiver in the league.

5. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

With 150-plus targets in five consecutive seasons, Hopkins has a league-high 830 over that span and he's second in receptions (504), yards (6,590) and touchdowns (46) since 2015. Even if he doesn't dominate targets to the same degree he did in Houston, Hopkins remains a top-end WR1 heading into 2020 with his new club.

Continue to our full 2020 Fantasy Football Half-PPR Wide Receiver Rankings

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2020 Fantasy Football TE Rankings

Our fantasy football tight end rankings (half-PPR) heading into 2020:

1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs

Kelce has finished as either the TE1 (2016, 2018 and 2019) or TE2 (2017) in each of the past four seasons. During that span, Kelce has averaged a line of 92/1,182/7. The only drawback on using a second-round pick on Kelce (or George Kittle) is the potential impact to overall roster construction and there are several appealing tight end targets in the mid-to-late rounds.

2. George Kittle, 49ers

Kittle missed a couple of games and his 2019 numbers (85/1,053/5) took a small dip compared to 2018 (88/1,377/5), but it's a two-player tier at the top of the TE position with Kittle and Travis Kelce.

3. Mark Andrews, Ravens

In the year that the Ravens drafted Andrews, they used a first-round pick on a tight end except it wasn't Andrews. While that first-rounder (Hayden Hurst) was traded this offseason to Atlanta (and the move provides a boost for his outlook), Andrews is coming off a breakout season where he posted career highs in receptions (64), yards (852) and touchdowns (10).

4. Zach Ertz, Eagles

A model of consistency, Ertz has a minimum of 74 catches and 816 yards in five consecutive seasons. While he was even better over the past two seasons (204/2,079/14 combined line), the team loaded up on speedy pass-catchers this offseason and Carson Wentz may not need to rely on Ertz as heavily in 2020.

5. Darren Waller, Raiders

In his breakout season, Waller finished second amongst tight ends in receptions (90), third in targets (117) and second in yards (1,145). With the team's additions via free agency and the draft, Waller will have much more competition for targets in 2020, but he's still a top-five option at the position.

Continue to our full 2020 Fantasy Football Half-PPR Tight End Rankings

MORE: 2020 Fantasy Football Non-PPR TE Rankings

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Fantasy Football Mock Drafts

The best way to become good at something is to practice. So, what should you do if you want to draft a better fantasy football team?

Practice, of course!

Leading up to the start of the 2020 NFL season, we will use the 2020 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator (powered by FantasyPros) to complete fantasy football mock drafts.

We will use a variety of scoring formats -- PPR, half-PPR, standard scoring and even 2-QB leagues, league sizes and draft slots. The goal is to give you a good representation of the team that you may be able to construct given your league settings and the rationale of why we made the picks we did.

+ Our mocks will be tracked here: Fantasy Football Mock Drafts.

That said, nothing beats practicing yourself so (check out the simulator) and complete a mock in a matter of minutes.

PPR Mock Draft: 12 Teams, 10th Pick

Without further ado, here are the picks of our 12-team 2020 fantasy football mock draft using PPR scoring with the 10th pick:

1.10 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Perhaps a bit of a surprise for some as the first running back off the board, Edwards-Helaire has drawn comparisons to (a better version of) Brian Westbrook (by head coach Andy Reid) and lands in an ideal long-term spot for his fantasy value. With Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 season, it boosts CEH's short-term (i.e., 2020) outlook and catapults him into the (upper?) RB1 range. It wasn't that long ago that fantasy owners saw what a prominently-featured rookie running back (Kareem Hunt, RB3, 2017) could do in an Reid-led offense.

2.03 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

The obvious knock on Jones has been his lack of red-zone production as he still has just one season (2012) with double-digit touchdowns. That said, Jones now has 1,394 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons; the only other active streak is two (Michael Thomas, WR1). Over the past six seasons, Jones has averaged a receiving line of 103.8/1,564.7/6.2.

3.10 - Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Even though I have Robert Woods ranked higher than Thielen, there was a greater chance of getting both Thielen (our WR12) and Woods (our WR10) by taking Thielen first. (See Pick Predictor graphic.) Thielen played just 16 snaps from Weeks 7-14 last year. Before leaving Week 7 early, Thielen was a top-10 fantasy wide receiver (WR9) through Week 6. The former UDFA was also a top-10 fantasy wide receiver in 2018 (WR7) and 2017 (WR10). With Stefon Diggs out and rookie Justin Jefferson in, Thielen enters 2020 as the team's clear No. 1 wide receiver for the upcoming season.

4.03 - Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Woods scored only three touchdowns -- two receiving and one rushing -- in 2019, but he posted very similar numbers in other categories -- 9.3 targets per game (8.1 in 2018), 6.0 receptions (5.4) and 75.6 yards (76.2) last season. After the team's bye (Week 9), Woods had a minimum of nine targets every week and averaged 11.3 per game to yield 7.4/94.7/0.3 receiving per game. Woods is one of my favorite WR targets in fantasy drafts this year.

Continue reading our 12-Team PPR Fantasy Football Mock Draft

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2020 Fantasy Football ADPs

Fantasy football average draft position (ADP) shows, on average, where players are currently being selected in fantasy football drafts.

Here are a variety of ADPs based on different scoring formats:

Robert Woods Fantasy Football Profile

In each of the past two seasons, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods has finished with at least 1,249 yards from scrimmage (YFS).

The reason we reference YFS (and not receiving yards) is that Woods has a minimum of 17 rush attempts in each of the past two seasons and a total of 272 rushing yards over that span.

Per Pro Football Reference, there were only nine players with a minimum of 1,249 YFS in each of the past two seasons and six of them were running backs. The only receivers to do so in both 2018 and 2019 were Thomas, Julio Jones and Woods.

Higbee's breakout hurts one WR, not the other

Last December was kind to tight end Tyler Higbee, who posted five strong performances in his breakout month to lead all fantasy tight ends in fantasy production from Weeks 13 to 17.

In fact, the fourth-year tight end led the NFL in receiving yards (522) during that five-game stretch and only Christian McCaffrey (48) and Michael Thomas (45) had more receptions than Higbee.

While Higbee may have overshadowed his teammates, Robert Woods was (nearly) equally as productive.

Over that five-game stretch to close the season, Woods had 39 receptions for 471 yards and two touchdowns on 59 targets. Only Thomas (61) and McCaffrey (59) had as many targets as Woods, who ranked fourth in receptions and fifth in receiving yards during that stretch.

On a per-game basis, Woods averaged 11.8 targets, 7.8 receptions and 103 scrimmage yards per game in December. During that span, Woods ranked as a top-six fantasy wide receiver across all scoring formats -- WR5 (PPR and half-PPR) and WR6 (non-PPR).

Higbee's breakout performance wasn't as kind to Cooper Kupp. While Kupp scored a touchdown in each of the final five games of the 2019 regular season, his per-game splits in targets, receptions and yards took a hit during Higbee's breakout.

Weeks 1-12Weeks 13-17
PlayerPer-game #'sTGT/GPer-game #'sTGT/G
Robert Woods5.1/66.3/0.08.07.8/94.2/0.411.8
Cooper Kupp6.1/80.0/0.59.55.4/56.2/1.06.0
Tyler Higbee2.6/21.2/0.13.38.6/104.4/0.411.2

MORE: Robert Woods Fantasy Football Profile

Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Our fantasy football strength of schedule helps fantasy owners determine which teams and players have favorable (or unfavorable) schedules for the 2020 NFL season.

Based on each team's scheduled opponents through Week 16, which is the championship round in most fantasy leagues, we have tallied the average fantasy points allowed by each of their opponents to the position.

While strength of schedule should not be the sole factor in determining who to draft/add, it could help potentially break a tie between two players that you may view as comparable.

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The complete strength of schedule for quarterbacks is below:

RankTeamPlayerAverage PPGFantasy Playoffs
1Chicago BearsMitchell Trubisky16.5451.83
2Carolina PanthersTeddy Bridgewater16.4747.11
3Green Bay PackersAaron Rodgers16.3154.48
4Seattle SeahawksRussell Wilson16.2451.65
5Los Angeles ChargersTyrod Taylor16.2254.65
6Washington RedskinsDwayne Haskins16.2148.59
7Cleveland BrownsBaker Mayfield16.1748.69
8Dallas CowboysDak Prescott16.1451.71
9San Francisco 49ersJimmy Garoppolo16.1258.22
10Detroit LionsMatthew Stafford16.0149.19
Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule

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