The 2020 NFL season is just hours away, and those Fantasy football owners lucky to have last-minute drafts can leverage every piece of information at their disposal. Being able to draft after teams have left training camp means owners can judge where players like new Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette and defenses like the Broncos, who reportedly lost linebacker Von Miller for the season with an ankle injury, belong in their 2020 Fantasy football rankings. As Week 1 looms, being able to have an informed 2020 Fantasy football draft prep is key.
Having a reliable set of Fantasy football rankings 2020 is critical so owners can build depth entering a season with plenty of variables. Before going on the clock in your drafts, be sure to check out the 2020 Fantasy football cheat sheets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Last year, the model accurately predicted that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was being drastically undervalued. His Fantasy football ADP was barely in the top 100, but the model pegged him as the No. 9 Fantasy quarterback, a QB1 who would finish ahead of players like Drew Brees, Carson Wentz and Baker Mayfield, all of whom went off the board much earlier. Winston ended up being the No. 4 scoring Fantasy QB overall, outscoring all three of those other quarterbacks. Fantasy players who followed SportsLine's advice got plenty of value with that pick.
The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, also identifying Baker Mayfield as a bust, Mark Andrews as a breakout and Derrick Henry as a sleeper in 2019. Additionally, it's called 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 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 sleepers
One of the 2020 Fantasy football sleepers the model is predicting: Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew. The sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft found his way into the starting lineup for Jacksonville when Nick Foles broke his collarbone and did enough as the starter for the Jaguars to trade Foles away this offseason.
Minshew completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 3,271 yards and 21 touchdowns with just six interceptions as a rookie while adding 344 rushing yards. Minshew ranked sixth in the NFL in play-action completion percentage (71.6) and fifth in deep-ball completion percentage (45.1). That's why the model ranks him ahead of quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford and Ben Roethlisberger, who are going at least 25 picks earlier on average.
Top 2020 Fantasy football breakouts
The model is also projecting Broncos tight end Noah Fant as one of its top 2020 Fantasy Football breakouts. Fant flashed potential as a rookie in 2019, with three games with at least 11 points in PPR leagues. He also finished his rookie campaign second on the team in receiving yards (562), targets (66) and touchdowns (three). He built a solid rapport with quarterback Drew Lock last season and averaged 14.1 yards per reception, which ranked behind only New Orleans' Jared Cook among tight ends.
Despite his strong production as a rookie, owners have been waiting until the 12th round, according to the latest 2020 Fantasy football ADP, to draft him. SportsLine's model says he's a complete steal at that point. In fact, Fant is projected to outperform tight ends such as Tyler Higbee (10th-round ADP) and Hayden Hurst (10th), making him one of the top 2020 Fantasy football breakouts you should be all over.
Top 2020 Fantasy football busts
As for players to avoid, the model lists Bills running back Devin Singletary as one of its biggest 2020 Fantasy Football busts. The former Florida Atlantic standout turned in a strong rookie season in 2019, rushing for 775 yards on 151 carries and scoring two touchdowns in 12 games. Singletary also caught 12 passes for 94 yards and two more scores, but a hamstring injury kept him out six weeks.
Singletary's stats are misleading since he was given just three goal-line carries in 2019. Quarterback Josh Allen was a major goal-line factor for the Bills, while the presence of rookie Zack Moss and veteran T.J. Yeldon will also cut into Singletary's scoring chances. SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2020 agree, ranking Singletary behind 10th-round options like Moss, Marlon Mack and J.K. Dobbins despite a 2020 Fantasy football ADP of 65.42.
How to find proven 2020 Fantasy football football rankings
SportsLine is also extremely high on an overlooked wide receiver who is 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 Amari Cooper. You can only see who it is, and the 2020 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.
So which 2020 Fantasy Football sleepers, breakouts and busts should you target and fade? And which WR1 candidate can you wait on until late? Visit SportsLine now to get 2020 Fantasy Football cheat sheets for every single position, all from the model that called Jameis Winston's huge season, and find out.