Anyone who has ever played fantasy football before can hop into a draft room and draft the first 4-5 round players and love their team, but the real draft starts after that. The guy who drafted Lamar Jackson in the 10th round last year basically walked to the fantasy championship game. The key to winning fantasy titles isn’t chasing last year’s gems, but it’s finding this year’s gems. Here are Drafthustle’s top 10 players who you can find after round 10 who will guide you to fantasy glory in 2020.
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1) Cam Newton – QB, New England Patriots
Current BestBall10s ADP: 175 Overall, Round 14 - QB 18
Two things I will guarantee you have heard all fantasy off season are “QB is deeper than it has ever been” and “Running Quarterbacks are key to winning your league”. Cam Newton is the best of both worlds in 2020. He is being drafted well outside the top 12 Quarterbacks this year, minimizing the risk if you are scared of his recent injury history, and he has the rushing ability to give him a high floor. You can also pair him with a “safer” guy to ease your mind. Also keep in mind that every season he has played at least 14 games, he has finished as a top 6 QB.
2) Jared Goff – QB, Los Angeles Rams
Current BestBall10s ADP: 172 Overall, Round 14 - QB 17
For certain NFL players, separating reality from fantasy is really crucial. Jared Goff is one of those guys. We know he is a below average NFL QB. In terms of fantasy football however, he has the coaching and the weapons to give him top 6 weekly fantasy upside. Goff finished as a QB1 in 7 of 15 games last year, including 4 games as a top 3 QB. I love pairing him with Cam Newton in leagues where I wait later on QB, especially in bestball leagues.
3) Joshua Kelley – RB, Los Angeles Chargers
Current Bestball10s ADP: 202 Overall, Round 16– RB 58
There are 204 touches available in the Chargers backfield with the departure of Melvin Gordon. According to camp reports, rookie Joshua Kelley has looked better than Justin Jackson and is leading the charge to get the running downs work alongside Austin Ekeler. He is currently being drafted as an RB5, but has the upside to be a weekly flex and a bye week starter.
4) Adrian Peterson – RB, Washington Football Team
Current Bestball10s ADP: 188 Overall, Round 15 – RB 54
Opportunity drives fantasy production, and with the departure of Derrius Guice, veteran Adrian Peterson is once again in line to get the bulk of carries in the Washington backfield. While he may not have the upside to finish as a top 5 RB anymore, he will provide steady production. He finished as a top 24 RB in 6 of 14 games last year, averaging 15 PPR points per game from weeks 13-16. He is great candidate for those who love the Zero RB strategy to start the at least the 1st month of the season.
5) Boston Scott – RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Current Bestball10s ADP: 167 Overall, Round 13 – RB 49
Miles Sanders is the new flavor of the month among the fantasy community, and rightfully so given his talent. Eagles coach Doug Pederson hasn’t been one give one RB a huge share of touches, so there is room for someone to get decent work alongside Sanders, and Boston Scott is the guy to get. He averaged 14 PPG in weeks 13-16 last season, and may be in line to get some decent touches if the Miles Sanders injury is more serious than being let on.
6) Anthony Miller – WR, Chicago Bears
Current Bestball10s ADP: 162 Overall, Round 13 – WR 51
Similar QB, WR is insanely deep this year, which means there a lot of later round guys who can be starters for you. Anthony Miller is a guy I have been getting a lot of so far. He was a superstar last year in Chicago once Taylor Gabriel went down, averaging 17 PPR PPG in weeks 11 – 15. With David Montgomery banged up, the Bears might be forced to pass more, benefiting all of their pass catchers.
7) Desean Jackson – WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Current Bestball10s ADP: 171 Overall, Round 14 - WR 54
Desean Jackson was on pace to put up a 128/2,454/32 stat line after week 1 last year, but proceeded to essentially only play for 1 week so he was useless. On a more serious note, Jackson is arguably the best draft value in bestball leagues. Not having to decide when to start him and only getting his best weeks is perfect, and he reportedly has been in sync with Wentz. Take him as your WR4/5 in every bestball league you do.
7) Allen Lazard – WR, Green Bay Packers
Current Bestball10s ADP: 184 Overall, Round 15 – WR 62
Ever since the departure of Jordy Nelson, the Packers have been searching for a competent WR2 to pair with Davante Adams, and Allen Lazard is the next man up. He seemed to gain the trust of Aaron Rodgers last year, and with Devin Funchess opting out of 2020 due to Covid concerns, there are targets to be had. He has plenty of upside from being drafted as a WR6.
9) Blake Jarwin – TE, Dallas Cowboys
Current Bestball10s ADP: 177 Overall, Round 14 – TE 18
My TE strategy for 2020 fantasy drafts is pretty straight forward. I will
either draft Kelce/Kittle in round 2 or wait until the double-digit rounds and draft a couple of them. Blake Jarwin is one of the TEs I am targeting if I decide to wait. He is finally out from the Jason Witten shadow, who is leaving behind 83 targets for Jarwin to feast upon. The Dallas Cowboy offense is on the rise, and Jarwin has top 12 TE floor with possible top 6 TE upside.
10) Jack Doyle – TE, Indianapolis Colts
Current Bestball10s ADP: 179 Overall, Round 14 – TE 19
Jack Doyle is currently my most owned player in my 56 bestball leagues at 19 shares (35%), so I do believe he will have a good year. He is in an offense that plays against a bunch of weak secondaries amongst the division. He will be catching passes from Philip Rivers, who has been know to favor his TE targets throughout his career. The best part of it all is there no more Eric Ebron to steal targets. Back in 2017, before Eric Ebron arrived, Doyle put up a 108/80/690/4 stat line, finishing as the TE 6 in full PPR leagues. Look for him to approach that in 2020.
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