We are rapidly approaching the 2020 NFL season and fantasy football is starting up again. Here are five candidates to have breakout seasons.
RB Alexander Mattison (MIN)
Currently sitting at RB2, in Minnesota, Mattison is extremely volatile. Dalvin Cook has an injury history, and if Mattison gets the snaps and opportunities he could burst onto the scene. Mattison can do it all, he has a great ground game and seconds as a receiving back, making him a great PPR player.
WR Allen Lazard (GB)
Green Bay enters another season of limited WR talent, and behind Devante Adams, Aaron Rodgers will need a #2 target. Lazard posted 35 receptions for 477 yards in 2019, and could prove to be a great redzone target for Green Bay with the defense’s focus on Adams. Lazard ranks 3rd for Packers receiving targets of those returning in 2020, and after a disappointing 2019 for Marques Valdes-Scantling, Lazard could see himself leap up Green Bay’s depth chart.
TE Noah Fant (DEN)
Fant had an impressive rookie year in 2019 averaging 14.1 yards/reception, and with Denver looking to be an increasingly pass-heavy offense he could see a huge boost in his fantasy numbers. Fant is a great playmaker anytime he gets the ball in his hands, and could become a top-10 TE by the end of the year.
QB Josh Allen (BUF)
The Bills had a glaring hole at WR1 this offseason, and filled that void with WR Stefon Diggs from Minnesota. Diggs should be a reliable go-to target for Allen, and both Cole Beasley and John Brown will be nice compliments to Diggs. Allen isn’t afraid to run either, with 510 yards on the ground last season. With his new target and great rushing skills, Allen could become one of the top fantasy QB’s.
RB Josh Jacobs (LV)
Following an amazing rookie year, Jacobs should see an increase in opportunities. With an 1,000+ yard season a year ago, Jacobs will look to repeat his numbers with a possible increase in TD’s. The Raiders lack a great passing attack, and should use Jacobs as their top offensive weapon. Jacobs will easily control the RB1 spot, and behind a great Raiders offensive line, Jacobs will likely be a dreaded matchup for opposing defenses. In his sophomore season, it’s very possible for Josh Jacobs to become a top-5 RB.
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