2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers
Sleeper: A draft term for a NFL player that an owner believes is going to have a breakout season. These are usually players who are not rookies, but they can be. For the most part they are not well known NFL players. Usually sleepers are drafted in the middle to late rounds of a draft. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
We have classified the following players as sleepers for 2020. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
| New England fans came away from 2019 wondering if Harry would be a stud or a dud. In his limited playing time last year, he struggled to get on the same page with QB Tom Brady, which led to him catching only half (12) of his targets (24). Harry missed the first nine games with his recovery from his right ankle injury. In his seven games played, he gained fewer tha... Read More|
|Darius Slayton||WR||NYG||25||1||WR - #123|
| Slayton struggled with his catch rate (43.8) over his final two seasons at college, but he did score a touchdown on (15.6 percent of his chances) while gaining 20.5 yards per catch.
Once Jones took over, Slayton flashed the ability to be the "hot hand" in the passing game over four different weeks (4/62/1, 2/50/2, 10/121/2, and 5/154/2).
New York g... Read More
|Preston Williams||WR||MIA||1||WR - #149|
|Heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, Williams earned an eighth-place ranking at WR at NFL.com. His rise came after an excellent season at Colorado State (96/1345/14), but the volume of targets (175) was a big part of his breakout. Williams emerged as a Week 1 starter for Miami, and he held that status for the next six weeks. Over a half-season of play, he averaged 11.4... Read More|
|Diontae Johnson||WR||PIT||26||1||WR - #16|
| Johnson played well in his rookie season despite playing with bottom tier talent at quarterback. The injury to WR Juju Smith-Schuster led to more chances than expected. On the year, Johnson didn't have a game with more than eight targets. His best success came in four games (6/77/1, 5/84/1, 6/60/1, and 8/81/1).
I'm looking forward to him playing with QB Be... Read More
|Breshad Perriman||WR||TB||28||5||WR - #163|
| Over his first three seasons, after getting drafted in the first round in 2015, Perriman caught only 59 of his 126 targets for 916 yards and five TDs. His playing time was minimal last year over the first 11 games (11/139/1 on 32 targets). After a couple of injuries to Tampa's wide receivers, Perriman played the best ball of his career. He caught 25 passes for 506... Read More|
|DK Metcalf||WR||SEA||24||1||WR - #18|
| Metcalf needs to clean up his drops (7). He looked NFL-ready when the lights came on in 2019. He showed the most upside after Week 8 (46/717/4 on 69 targets) over ten games (playoffs included).
Metcalf finished with two highlight games (6/123/1 and 7/160/1). He caught six passes or more in six of his final ten contests while averaging only 6.9 targets per ... Read More
|Justin Jefferson||WR||MIN||23||R||WR - #2|
| The rise of Joe Burrow was a big win for Jefferson in 2019. Over his 15 games in a national championship season, he caught 111 passes for 1,540 yards and 18 TDs highlighted by his dominating performance in his 14th game against Oklahoma (14/227/4). The previous year he led LSU as well in wide receiver production (54/875/6), but the team's offense was mediocre.... Read More|
|Jerry Jeudy||WR||DEN||R||WR - #23|
| Over his last two seasons at Alabama, Jeudy caught 145 passes for 2,479 yards and 24 TDs over 28 games. The Tide used him as more a big-play wide receiver in 2018 (68/1315/14) than last year (77/1163/10).
His release projects well while having the speed (4.45 forth) to test a defender deep. Jeudy needs to add some bulk (6'1" and 195 lbs.) to help combat ph... Read More
|Marquise Brown||WR||ARI||25||1||WR - #26|
|Brown may not have lived up to his first-round billing in his rookie season, but his skill set is what the Ravens lacked in their passing game. He played through an ankle injury most of the year, which limited his practice reps while missing two games.
Brown caught the Dolphins off guard in Week 1, leading to an impact game (4/147/2). Over his final ten gam... Read More
|Allen Lazard||WR||GB||26||2||WR - #40|
| The Packers need Lazard to make a push forward in 2020 after getting shut out at wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. Last year he worked his way to WR2 over the final three games (11/128/1 on 21 targets).
Lazard played well in two contests (4/65/1 and 3/103/1), but he averaged only 4.25 targets per game over his final 12 weeks.
His best success at... Read More
|CeeDee Lamb||WR||DAL||23||R||WR - #6|
| Over three seasons at Oklahoma, Lamb caught 173 passes for 3,292 yards and 32 touchdowns while averaging 19.0 yards per catch. He improved every year, highlighted by his success in 2019 (62/1327/14). Over the last two seasons, he returned 41 punts as well for 397 yards.
Lamb has excellent hands while showing explosiveness in the open field. His route runni... Read More
|Curtis Samuel||WR||WAS||26||3||WR - #64|
|Rhythm was a problem for Samuel and the rotating quarterbacks for the Panthers in 2019.
He saw his targets (105) rise by 60 percent, but his catch rate (51.4) was much lower than 2018 (60.0).
Carolina also gave him 19 rushes for 130 yards and a TDs, which helped him to 36th ranking (171.7) in fantasy points in PPR leagues. Samuel gained fewer than 5... Read More