The good folks from around the SBNation team sites have given us their fantasy picks for the 2020 season. They were asked which player from their team would be the best fantasy sleeper, rookie, and potential bust. It’s always interesting to get fantasy perspective from those who cover specific teams, as they are entrenched in the intricacies of their rosters.
Below we have their picks for the best “sleeper” on their respective teams. Whenever I type the word “sleeper” I have to couch it in the fact that there are no sleepers in the age of information overload, but instead, sleepers are players who we think will outplay their perceived fantasy value.
Some of the more interesting picks that we don’t see as often in the fantasy football sphere are tight end Kaden Smith for the Giants, wide receiver Greg Ward for the Eagles, and wide receiver Auden Tate for the Bengals. These are three players who will need to win a starting job to put up fantasy numbers, but are easy adds from the waiver wire in most leagues.
Seeing Darrell Henderson from Turf Show Times is interesting as well. That backfield should have fantasy value with Sean McVay running the show. McVay seems intent on using his backs fluidly, but rookie Cam Akers continues to be the frontrunner in many people’s minds. Henderson has an amazing skill set though and if he can prove himself and take the job, the sky is the limit.
Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is a player who continues to get a little hype, as he has a strong team around him and a fairly easy schedule. When you add in his rushing ability, he makes for an intriguing pick while he tries to hold off rookie Justin Herbert.
Overall, this is a good list to keep in mind when drafting this season.
Arizona Cardinals: Christian Kirk, WR — Revenge of the Birds
Atlanta Falcons: Hayden Hurst, TE — The Falcoholic
Baltimore Ravens: *Miles Boykin — Baltimore Beatdown
Buffalo Bills: Dawson Knox, TE — Buffalo Rumblings
Carolina Panthers: Curtis Samuel, WR — Cat Scratch Reader
Chicago Bears: Anthony Miller, WR — Windy City Gridiron
Cincinnati Bengals: Auden Tate, WR — Cincy Jungle
Cleveland Browns: Kareem Hunt, RB — Dawgs By Nature
Dallas Cowboys: Blake Jarwin, TE — Blogging The Boys
Denver Broncos: Drew Lock, WR — Mile High Report
Detroit Lions: T.J. Hockenson, TE — Pride of Detroit
Green Bay Packers: Jace Sternberger, TE — Acme Packing Company
Houston Texans: Randall Cobb, WR — Battle Red Blog
Indianapolis Colts: Nyheim Hines, RB — Stampede Blue
Jacksonville Jaguars: Gardner Minshew II, QB — Big Cat Country
Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs D/ST — Arrowhead Pride
Las Vegas Raiders: Hunter Renfrow, WR — Silver & Black Pride
Los Angeles Chargers: Tyrod Taylor, QB — Bolts from the Blue
Los Angeles Rams: Darrell Henderson, RB — Turf Show Times
Miami Dolphins: Mike Gesicki, TE — The Phinsider
Minnesota Vikings: Irv Smith, TE — Daily Norseman
New England Patriots: James White, RB — Pats Pulpit
New Orleans Saints: Jared Cook, ET — Canal Street Chronicles
New York Giants: Kaden Smith, TE — Big Blue View
New York Jets: Chris Herndon, TE — Gang Green Nation
Philadelphia Eagles: Greg Ward, WR — Bleeding Green Nation
Pittsburgh Steelers: Diontae Johnson, WR — Behind The Steel Curtain
San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Aiyuk, WR — Niners Nation
Seattle Seahawks: Tyler Lockett, WR — Field Gulls
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ronald Jones, RB — Bucs Nation
Tennessee Titans: Jonnu Smith, TE — Music City Miracles
Washington: *Antonio Gandy-Golden — Hogs Haven
* Picks made by author