If the NFL resumes this year, there will most likely not be fans in the stadiums. But, you don’t need to be in a stadium to play fantasy football! Drafting the right players is key to your fantasy team, so here are five players who I think can have breakout seasons this year.
1: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire exploded near the end of the season last year for LSU, and was a big part of their National Championship run. He led the Tigers in rushing/receiving with 1,867 scrimmage yards. He will be a big contributor to the Chiefs’ offense this year, as their running back situation is not exactly ideal. Damien Williams had a good Super Bowl and a decent year, but Edwards-Helaire is the player who can fill the gap for Kansas City at running back.
2. Denzel Mims, a wide receiver for the New York Jets.
Denzel Mims was an absolute steal for the Jets in this year’s NFL Draft. People thought he was first-round talent, but New York snagged him with the 59th pick. He was a major part of the Baylor Bears’ breakout offense last year, and will have to be a big contributor for the Jets after they let Robby Anderson sign with the Carolina Panthers. They did pick up Breshad Perriman in free agency, but Perriman, Mims, and Jamison Crowder will have to carry the passing game for New York.
3. Will Dissly, a tight end for the Seattle Seahawks.
If you had Will Dissly on your fantasy football team last year, you would know how big of a stud he was before he got hurt. The Seahawks’ tight end situation was dire at the end of last season, so they picked up veteran tight end Greg Olsen. However, Olsen will need to learn the playbook and the strategies, and he is old, so Dissly has lots of room for a breakout year. The Seahawks are on the rise and there are not many pass-throwers in the league better than their quarterback, Russell Wilson.
4. Tyler Higbee, a tight end for the Los Angeles Rams.
Tyler Higbee’s ADP (Average draft position) is unbelievable. On average, he is being chosen in the 12th round! Some would argue that Higbee is a top five tight end. Last year in non-PPR leagues, he averaged around 11 fantasy points per game, and now with Brandin Cooks gone, Higbee is one of Jared Goff’s primary targets.
5. Boston Scott, a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Remember Boston Scott? Last year was the Eagles running back’s time to shine when most of the team’s offense was hurt. Scott plowed through the Giants on week 17, rushing for 138 yards and three touchdowns. This year, Scott will be a backup to Miles Sanders, an up-and-coming 2nd year running back, but Doug Pederson always likes to change things up and take risks, so don’t be surprised if Boston Scott has a breakout year in 2020.
Stay tuned for my next article: Fantasy Busts to avoid in 2020.
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