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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Melvin Gordon Note
Melvin Gordon photo 40. Melvin Gordon RB - (vs . LV)
He left the Chargers at the right time, as they're going to be going through a transitional period. Instead, he joins a now-exciting Broncos offense that suddenly has tons of firepower. You don't add Gordon in free agency if you don't plan on using him as your lead back. The potential upside is that new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been a one-back kind of guy, so it's possible that Phillip Lindsay is just there to give Gordon breathers when he needs them. With Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Noah Fant out there are receiving threats, Gordon should see a lot of light fronts this year. He's a middling RB2 with RB1 upside if they decide to give him 15-plus touches per game.
9 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 41. Courtland Sutton WR - (vs . LV)
Let me be clear about this: The Jerry Jeudy draft pick was a great one for the Broncos, as was the KJ Hamler one. However, from a fantasy standpoint, they were terrible for Sutton. He saw 125 targets last year with absolutely no competition on the roster. Now, with Jeudy, Hamler, Melvin Gordon, and year two Noah Fant in the mix, Sutton should be considered unlikely to match that number in 2020 and beyond.
9 weeks ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 101. Phillip Lindsay RB - (vs . LV)
I don't think I've ever seen someone glanced over as easily as Lindsay in both real life and fantasy. Over the last two years, here are the only players who have more rushing yards than him: Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley, Joe Mixon, and Todd Gurley.
9 weeks ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 115. Noah Fant TE - (vs . LV)
While the Titans have a great defense overall, they struggled to contain pass catchers over the middle of the field and ended up as a bottom-five unit against the tight end position last year. Fant has some seasonal upside but is primarily just a Week 1 streamer. He carries an ADP of TE13 so he should be available in the closing rounds of your draft. You can snag him for this quality Week 1 matchup before dumping him before three tough matches in the following four weeks at Pittsburgh, at Jamal Adams and the Jets then at New England.
7 weeks ago
Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 130. Jerry Jeudy WR - (vs . LV)
We didn't get the landing spot we'd hoped for with Jeudy, as he'll fight for targets with Courtland Sutton. That doesn't mean he can't be productive in fantasy, but rather that we need to dial back expectations. The Broncos are not going to be a high-volume passing offense, which limits the potential to Jeudy and the entire offense. He's best viewed as a WR4 right now who can potentially sneak into the WR2/3 conversation, though you shouldn't bank on it.
10 weeks ago
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 152. Drew Lock QB - (vs . LV)
The Broncos have made it clear. If Lock can't get it done with the guys we've put in front of him, he never will. The skill-position group of Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, Melvin Gordon, and Noah Fant is suddenly one of the best in the league, and they have a few competent backups as well. He makes for a great No. 2 quarterback in 2QB leagues, and will be a streamer's favorite in 1QB leagues.
9 weeks ago
Denver Broncos Note
Denver Broncos photo 210. Denver Broncos DST - (vs . LV)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 236. Royce Freeman RB - (vs . LV)
Freeman carved out a role on the short side of a platoon with Phillip Lindsay in the first half of the season, particularly with his involvement as a receiver. But the Broncos turned over nearly full control of the backfield to Lindsay toward the latter half of the season, and Freeman lost nearly all value. Now, with Melvin Gordon in the fold, it's nearly impossible to see Freeman adding any fantasy value absent multiple injuries. There's no reason to be concerned about him absent extremely deep leagues.
3 weeks ago
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 254. Brandon McManus K - (vs . LV)
McManus bounced back from a few sub-par years, hitting 85.3% of his field-goal attempts and all but one of his extra-point attempts. The biggest difference for McManus was that he saw 34 field-goal tries, second-most of his career. With more offensive weapons for Drew Lock and a sturdy defense, McManus should again see plenty of chances. In the thin air in Denver, he's a decent bet to finish as a top-12 kicker.
3 weeks ago
KJ Hamler Note
KJ Hamler photo 271. KJ Hamler WR - (vs . LV)
DaeSean Hamilton Note
DaeSean Hamilton photo 330. DaeSean Hamilton WR - (vs . LV)
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 412. Albert Okwuegbunam TE - (vs . LV)
Tim Patrick Note
Tim Patrick photo 429. Tim Patrick WR - (vs . LV)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 448. Nick Vannett TE - (vs . LV)
Jeff Heuerman Note
Jeff Heuerman photo 459. Jeff Heuerman TE - (vs . LV)