Success in fantasy football often has as much to do with opportunity as it does with talent. Yes, it's rarely a bad idea to assemble a roster comprised solely of hyper-talented players, but if they're stuck riding the bench, they're not going to help a fantasy team much.
And with all the roster movement that took place this offseason, there are quite a few fantasy options whose fortunes have changed drastically. With that in mind, let's break down the three biggest fantasy football losers from the 2020 offseason.
1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Conventional wisdom seemed to suggest that the Green Bay Packers would go out and add some playmakers for Aaron Rodgers in the offseason. Of course, that didn't happen, and Green Bay will move forward with the same lackluster receiving corps from last year. To make matters worse, the Packers drafted an RB in Round 2, which might be a signal the team wants a more run-heavy approach. With no real additions to the skill-position group beyond Devin Funchess and an offensive approach that might not lend itself to fantasy production, Rodgers' fantasy value took a real hit this offseason.
2. Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs / Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Entering the offseason, Damien Williams and Marlon Mack looked poised to be the bell cow backs for two solid offenses. After the 2020 NFL Draft, however, both RBs appear to be mired in timeshares with some hyper-talented rookies. Williams is likely going to cede touches to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, while Mack will be competing for a role with Jonathan Taylor. Both players still have value, but neither is the fantasy option that they were prior to the NFL Draft.
3. Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Just as Michael Gallup looked poised for a third-year breakout, the Dallas Cowboys drafted CeeDee Lamb. With Amari Cooper firmly entrenched as the team's No. 1 wideout, the addition of Lamb could eat into Gallup's production more so than Cooper's. Last season, Gallup really came on down the stretch, racking up at least 98 receiving yards in three of his last four games. That coincided with a drop in production from Cooper, who only averaged 54.5 receiving yards during that stretch. Now Lamb is in town to help pick up the slack when needed. Gallup and Lamb could cannibalize each other's value, and though they do have upside, it'll be hard to know which WR to trust on a weekly basis.
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