Fantasy Football Sleepers 2020
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.
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
NFL Mock Draft Roundups
We have created mock draft roundups for all teams (29, excluding the Rams, Seahawks and Texans) that currently have a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
As an example, here is our initial mock draft roundup for the Dallas Cowboys:
Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)
27. Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)
27. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
26. Caden Sterns, S, Texas
Continue reading our Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup
MORE TEAMS: All NFL Team Mock Draft Roundups
Robert Woods Fantasy Football Profile 2020
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.
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|Player||Per-game #'s||TGT/G||Per-game #'s||TGT/G|
+ Keep reading our Robert Woods Fantasy Football Profile
NFL 53-man Roster Projections
NFL franchises will need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4 p.m. ET.
With NFL training camps opening up, we will track projections by local beat writers of their 53-man roster projections for the teams that they cover.
We will update their projections through the September 5th deadline, but here are a few teams:
- Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster projections
- Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster projections
- New England Patriots 53-man roster projections
- Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster projections
- More 53-man roster projections
COVID-19: NFL Opt Out List
The deadline for players to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic was August 6th.
Three teams (Chargers, Falcons and Steelers) had no opt-outs while the Patriots (eight) had the most.
Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator
We all know that the best way to get better at something, anything, is to practice.
So, if you want to get better at drafting fantasy football teams, practice. And then practice some more.
By using our free Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator, you can do exactly that. Customize the number of teams, scoring format, draft slot, roster configurations and then practice.
NBA Mock Draft Roundups
We have created several NBA mock draft roundup pages that lists mock drafts per NBA franchise.
Want to know who's being mocked to the Los Angeles Lakers?
Check out our Los Angeles Lakers 2020 NBA mock draft roundup:
NBA Draft Room, Updated: 6/17
29. Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
The Rookie Wire, Updated: 6/16
29. Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
College Basketball Talk, Updated: 6/15
29. Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Keep reading our Los Angeles Lakers 2020 NBA mock draft roundupMore 2020 team-by-team NBA mock draft roundups:
- Boston Celtics Mock Draft Roundup
- Philadelphia 76ers Mock Draft Roundup
- New York Knicks Mock Draft Roundup
- Golden State Warriors Mock Draft Roundup
MLB Mock Draft Roundups
The 2020 MLB Draft will be held virtually on Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th and we've been tracking MLB mock drafts from various baseball analysts, writers and bloggers via our 2020 MLB Mock Draft Database.
In addition, we have posted a roundup, per team, of recent MLB mock drafts.
For example, the Arizona Diamondbacks have the 18th pick in Wednesday's draft and our Arizona Diamondbacks 2020 MLB Mock Draft Roundup compiles picks for the D'Backs in recently-updated mock drafts:
MLB.com - Mayo (6/4)
Austin Hendrick, OF, West Allegheny HS (Pa.)
The Athletic - Law (6/3)
Ed Howard, SS, Mount Carmel (Ill.) HS
CBS Sports - Axisa (6/2)
OF Pete Crow-Armstrong, Harvard-Westlake High School (California)
Fangraphs - Longenhagen (5/27)
Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks East HS (PA)
MLB.com - Callis (5/27)
Nick Bitsko, RHP, Central Bucks HS East (Doylestown, Pa.)
ESPN - McDaniel (5/26)
Pete Crow-Armstrong, CF, Harvard Westlake High School (California), Vanderbilt commit
For their next pick, the D-backs are rumored to be targeting some upside prep arms, and one in particular, Bitsko, fits their preference (high slot, high spin, fastball/curveball) very well. Bitsko is already off the board in this mock, but he's a real option at this pick or with Arizona's second pick, if he makes it that far. Clayton Beeter is rising and fits Arizona's type well, but he'll likely go between Arizona's two picks.
- Boston Red Sox MLB Mock Draft Roundup
- Chicago Cubs MLB Mock Draft Roundup
- Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Mock Draft Roundup
- New York Yankees MLB Mock Draft Roundup
- Other MLB Team Roundups
2020 NFL Power Rankings: Post-DraftThroughout the 2020 NFL season, we will update our consensus NFL Power Rankings from a variety of national sites.
Below you will find a table of our NFL Power Rankings following the 2020 NFL Draft, sorted by their average ranking. The table also lists their respective rankings at various sites.
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||0-0||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|3||San Francisco 49ers||0-0||3.4||3||2||4||4||4|
|3||New Orleans Saints||0-0||3.4||4||4||3||3||3|
|5||Green Bay Packers||0-0||7.8||6||8||8||7||10|
|8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0-0||9.4||7||12||13||8||7|
|Consensus NFL Power Rankings|