Fantasy football drafts are on the horizon and owners everywhere are working hard to identify potential 2020 Fantasy football busts to avoid. Picking a bust like Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. turned out to be in 2019 is pivotal, as he was among the top wideouts taken last year but underwhelmed with 1,035 receiving yards and just four touchdowns. Owners don't want to make the same mistake again, reaching for a player like Beckham too early only to see him live up to his 2020 Fantasy football ADP.
A reliable set of 2020 Fantasy football rankings can help you avoid players with suspect injury histories or declining skill sets. Before going on the clock, be sure to see the latest Fantasy football rankings 2020 and cheat sheets from the team at SportsLine, given the success they've had identifying potential Fantasy football landmines like Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
The team at SportsLine faded Mayfield from the start in 2019, ranking him as the No. 13 Fantasy quarterback even though he was going off the board with an average draft position of 61.07. The result: Mayfield finished as the No. 20 scoring Fantasy QB overall, and anybody who followed SportsLine's Fantasy football advice dodged a major bullet.
The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, calling past busts like Allen Robinson in 2018 and Derek Carr in 2017.This same model is power by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy sites, 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 busts
SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2020 and cheat sheets are fading Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson. The eighth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Hockenson struggled to adapt at times in Detroit's offense his rookie season. He finished with 32 receptions for 267 yards and just two touchdowns, but 131 of those yards came in his debut against Arizona on Sept. 8.
Hockenson topped 50 yards in only one game after that, Nov. 3 against Oakland, with 56 yards. His issues in 2019 were partly due to an injured right ankle that caused him to miss the final four games of the season. It was the second major injury for Hockenson in 2019, as he also sustained a concussion against Kansas City. SportsLine's model ranks Hockenson as one of its 2020 Fantasy football busts, listing him behind tight ends like Chris Herndon, Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle in its 2020 Fantasy football rankings.
Another bust that SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2020 have identified: Patriots running back Rex Burkhead. Entering his seventh year in the NFL, Burkhead turned in another steady season in New England last year. Burkhead rushed for 302 yards and three touchdowns and caught 27 passes for another 279 yards.
But Burkhead's value in 2020 will suffer due to a glut of running backs in New England. Sony Michel is slated to receive the bulk of the carries in the post-Tom Brady Patriots offense, while James White, Damien Harris and Brandon Bolden are all back to share carries and cut into each other's Fantasy value. SportsLine's model ranks Burkhead as one of its 2020 Fantasy football busts, placing him well outside the top 60 running backs in its 2020 Fantasy football rankings and behind players like Ito Smith, Darrynton Evans and Ryquell Armstead.
How to find 2020 Fantasy football rankings
SportsLine is also completely fading an over-hyped running back who is going off the board in the first two rounds of 2020 Fantasy football drafts. The model doesn't even rank him in the top 10 at his position and says he'll be outperformed by running backs being taken much later like Miles Sanders and Chris Carson. You can only see who it is, and get 2020 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.
So which Fantasy football busts 2020 should you completely avoid? And which running back going off the board early should you fade? Visit SportsLine now to get 2020 Fantasy Football cheat sheets from the model that called Baker Mayfield's disappointing season, and find out.