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Denver Broncos Courtland Sutton Primed to Be Fantasy Football Breakout During 2019 NFL Season

Max Staley
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Courtland Sutton was a second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he showed some real flashes during his rookie season. Now, with Emmanuel Sanders recovering from an Achilles injury, and DeMaryius Thomas now with the New England Patriots, Sutton is primed for a fantasy football breakout in 2019.

Sutton racked up 704 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 42 receptions as a rookie, but those numbers could improve with Joe Flacco now at the helm. His ADP is currently WR40 and his overall ADP is just north of pick 100, and he looks well worth a gamble in that range.

At 6-foot-3, Sutton is a big-bodied wide receiver who does a lot of damage downfield, something that could make him one of Flacco's favorite targets. With the Delaware product's rocket arm, and the altitude in Mile High, Sutton could be a dominant playmaker on deep balls. His massive size could also allow him to rack up touchdowns in the red zone.

Plus, Sutton won't face much competition for targets, as Sanders likely won't return until midseason, and DaeSean Hamilton doesn't look ready to contribute at a high level yet.

As things currently stand, it looks like Sutton has the perfect marriage of talent and opportunity to put together a breakout season in 2019.

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