Fantasy Football Rankings 2020: Sleepers from same model that predicted Derrick Henry’s huge season


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Tight end Austin Hooper was among the top Fantasy football sleepers a season ago, but where will he land in the 2020 Fantasy football rankings now that he’s a member of the Browns? Hooper set career highs in receptions (75), yards (787) and touchdowns (six) a season ago while playing just 13 games. He averaged 8.1 yards per target in 2019, but will he get the same number of looks in an offense that also features Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and Kareem Hunt?

Should Hooper be ranked near the top of your 2020 Fantasy football rankings with fellow tight ends like Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and George Kittle? Or should you look elsewhere when searching for 2020 Fantasy football sleepers? Before going on the clock this season, be sure to see the latest Fantasy football rankings 2020 and cheat sheets from the team at SportsLine, given the success they’ve had in calling sleepers like Titans running back Derrick Henry. 

The team at SportsLine was all over Henry from the start in 2019. He was going off the board around the fifth round, but SportsLine had him ranked as a top-20 back and graded him higher than multiple running backs who were picked in the third round on average. The result: Henry finished as the 2019 rushing champion and as the No. 2 Fantasy running back. Fantasy players who followed SportsLine’s advice got a season-defining steal. 

The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, calling past sleepers like Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2018, as well as Davante Adams in 2017. Anybody who banked on players such as those likely made a run at their league title. This same model is power by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy companies, and it beat human experts last season when there was a big difference in ranking. The projections update multiple times daily, so you’re always getting the best Fantasy football advice.

Now, SportsLine has simulated the entire NFL season 10,000 times and released its latest 2020 Fantasy football rankings, along with plenty of sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them. 

Top 2020 Fantasy football sleepers 

SportsLine’s Fantasy football rankings 2020 and cheat sheets are all over Dolphins running back Matt Breida. The 25-year-old was traded to Miami from San Francisco this offseason after the emergence of Raheem Mostert. Breida will battle veteran Jordan Howard for the starting spot in Miami’s backfield, but he’s proven capable of returning value when given the chance. In fact, Breida has averaged over five yards per carry his past two seasons in San Francisco. 

In addition, Breida has yet to register a season with more than 180 touches, which means he’ll enter the 2020 season fresh. The latest 2020 Fantasy football ADP shows that Brieda is going off the board in the 11th round on average, outside the top 100 picks. That’s a complete steal, according to SportsLine’s model, because Breida is projected to outperform fellow running backs like Ke’Shawn Vaughn (eighth-round ADP), Ronald Jones (ninth) and James White (ninth).

Another sleeper that SportsLine’s Fantasy football rankings 2020 have identified: Rams wide receiver Robert Woods. The 28-year-old is entering his eighth NFL season and has become an integral part of Los Angeles’ offense after leading the team in targets the last two seasons. 

Woods has 176 receptions for 2,354 yards and eight touchdowns the last two years and has supplemented his Fantasy value on the ground. In fact, Woods has carried the ball 36 times for 272 yards and two touchdowns the last two seasons. The model ranks him ahead of fourth-round options like Odell Beckham Jr. and D.J. Moore despite the fact that he’s going in the sixth round on average.

How to find 2020 Fantasy football rankings 

SportsLine is also extremely high on an overlooked wide receiver going off in the middle rounds of 2020 Fantasy football drafts. This receiver is ranked in the top 10 at his position and in line to outperform receivers being taken much earlier like Mike Evans and Adam Thielen. You can only see who it is, and the 2020 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.

So what 2020 Fantasy football sleepers should you snatch in your draft? And which WR1 candidate can you wait on until late? Visit SportsLine now to get 2020 Fantasy Football cheat sheets from the model that was all over Derrick Henry’s huge season, and find out.

CBS Sports Staff

2020-07-09 09:20:54

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