Figuring out who will come away with the most touches in backfields can be a difficult challenge, and it's even more challenging this year with the lack of a preseason. However, one crowded backfield was forced to eliminate one of its top options last Friday when the Washington Football Team waived Derrius Guice after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. However, that still leaves veterans Adrian Peterson, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic to compete with youngsters Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love for carries. Who should you target in your 2020 Fantasy football rankings, and which 2020 Fantasy football sleepers could emerge from Washington's backfield?
Identifying the top Fantasy football sleepers 2020 who can outperform their Fantasy football ADP can help put you in a position to compete in your league's playoffs. Before going on the clock this season, be sure to see the latest Fantasy football rankings 2020 and cheat sheets from the team at SportsLine, given the success they've had in calling sleepers like Titans running back Derrick Henry.
The team at SportsLine was all over Henry from the start in 2019. He was going off the board around the fifth round, but SportsLine had him ranked as a top-20 back and graded him higher than multiple running backs who were picked in the third round on average. The result: Henry finished as the 2019 rushing champion and as the No. 2 Fantasy running back. Fantasy players who followed SportsLine's advice got a season-defining steal.
The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, calling 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 same model is power by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy companies, 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
SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2020 and cheat sheets are all over Saints tight end Jared Cook. The 11-year NFL veteran had productive years with the Titans and Rams early in his career but took his game to another level with a Pro Bowl season in 2018 with the Raiders. Cook caught 68 passes for 896 yards and six touchdowns to earn a two-year, $15 million deal in New Orleans.
In 2019, Cook caught nine touchdown passes but saw his other numbers drop off with 43 catches for 705 yards. He missed multiple games with an ankle sprain but caught seven of his nine touchdowns after returning in Week 10. He also ranked No. 1 among tight ends in Fantasy points per target (2.58) in 2019. Look for him to get more looks in 2020, which is why the model ranks him ahead of tight ends like Darren Waller, Hunter Henry and Evan Engram, who are all being drafted at least two rounds earlier.
Another sleeper that SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2020 have identified: Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones. After sitting behind Peyton Barber as a rookie in 2018, Jones eventually displaced Barber as the starter and broke out a year ago with 1,033 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns.
Even though the Buccaneers signed LeSean McCoy late in NFL free agency, it still looks like Jones is in line for the lion's share of the touches in a loaded Tampa Bay offense. With Tom Brady at quarterback and Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard threatening defenses, Jones should see plenty of light boxes. That's why the model ranks him ahead of Raheem Mostert and Kareem Hunt, who are being drafted a round earlier on average.
How to find 2020 Fantasy football rankings
SportsLine is also extremely high on an overlooked wide receiver 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 Adam Thielen. You can only see who it is, and the 2020 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.
So what 2020 Fantasy football sleepers should you snatch in your draft? And which WR1 candidate can you wait on until late? Visit SportsLine now to get 2020 Fantasy Football cheat sheets from the model that was all over Derrick Henry's huge season, and find out.