The 2020 NFL Draft added a ton of offensive talent, but murky committees and messy situations are a Fantasy Football nightmare. Let’s take a look at some clear losers from the NFL Draft:
Gallup was in a position to thrive as a WR2 but with CeeDee Lamb now there, more mouths need to be fed and I’d expect Gallup to suffer at least some as a result.
Another player who was previously in a great position was Courtland Sutton. While he should still succeed he will almost definitely get at least a small target reduction.
This was an easy pick, with the Bears first draft pick they added a 10th TE to their roster (no kidding) in Cole Kmet. He will almost certainly take many targets out of Jimmy Graham’s hands.
Chiefs RB Damien Williams is far from a lock as the Chiefs’ primary back now that they spent their first pick on RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Admittedly this one could sort of go both ways but with the addition of Tee Higgins to the team, and of course the return of AJ Green, I would expect a drop-off in targets and therefore production.
I was already expecting regression for Aaron Jones, but the addition of A.J. Dillon pretty much confirms this. Jones’ fantasy output was propped up by his 19 touchdowns last season, and I expect to see many goal-line touches going to the 247-pound rookie.
Kerryon Johnson has all the talent in the world, but unfortunately, health has always been a concern for the Auburn alumn. The addition of D’Andre Swift shows that the Lions have no confidence in Johnson’s ability to be a workhorse back. In my opinion, Johnson is now irrelevant in fantasy football.
Like Kerryon Johnson, Mack is a very talented back who’s dealt with a surplus of injuries. The drafting of superstar RB Jonathon Taylor displays the complete lack of faith the Colts have in Mack and his health. I was excited about Mack going into this season, but I see him now as a low-end fantasy option.
Mark Ingram is another RB who’s fantasy value was destroyed last weekend. While The Raven’s backfield was already crowded, and the addition of J.K. Dobbins makes this backfield a complete nightmare! I do like Dobbins in terms of dynasty leagues, but Mark Ingram will be nothing more than a goal-line RB this season.
In my opinion, the decision to draft J.K. Dobbins not only shows a lack of faith in 2nd year RB Justice Hill, but also indicates that the Ravens don’t want Lamar Jackson running the ball as much as he did last season. I already expected a significant drop in Jackson’s rushing stats, but J.K. Dobbins joining the offense confirms this.
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