Allen Lazard Fantasy Outlook Suggests He's Solid Late-Round Flier

Max Staley
Allen Lazard fantasy outlook does include some upside in 2020.
Allen Lazard fantasy outlook does include some upside in 2020. / Harry How/Getty Images

Outside of Davante Adams, the Green Bay Packers' receiving corps was atrocious in 2019. Adams was the only wideout to reach even 500 receiving yards. The closest to do so was third-year WR Allen Lazard, who finished with 477.

Those aren't eye-popping numbers, but it looks like he has a chance to carve out a role as Aaron Rodgers' No. 2 receiver this year. That's obviously huge for his fantasy football value.

Allen Lazard Fantasy Outlook

Lazard carries an average draft position (ADP) of WR64, so he's little more than an end-of-draft flier.

Usually anyone with the potential to be Rodgers' No. 2 receiver is a hot target in fantasy drafts. But things are different this year. Rodgers is barely being drafted as a fantasy starter (QB12) and the Packers look more committed to a run-first offense than ever.

Lazard did show flashes last year, though, receiving a 69.6 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who figures to be Lazard's primary competition, was all the way down at 57.0. Plus, the reports that Lazard is tearing up training camp certainly help his case.

He's a solid player to target toward the end of fantasy drafts. Lazard just barely cracks our top 200, checking in at No. 191 (WR71) in our 2020 fantasy rankings.

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