Denzel Mims Fantasy Outlook Skyrockets After Landing With the Jets

Max Staley
Denzel Mims' fantasy outlook looks solid now that he's landed with the New York Jets.
Denzel Mims' fantasy outlook looks solid now that he's landed with the New York Jets. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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It took far longer than many were expecting, but Denzel Mims came off the board on Friday night, landing with the New York Jets at No. 58 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Without much competition at the position, he should immediately step in and contribute in New York.

Denzel Mims Fantasy Football Value

The Jets were one of the most WR-needy teams in the NFL Draft, and it looks like they've added a great one. Mims flat-out dominated the 2020 NFL Combine, posting top-5 numbers among receivers in the 40-yard dash (4.38 seconds) and the broad jump (131.0 inches), while also recording the best time in the 3-cone drill (6.66 seconds).

He's also stepping into a pretty wide-open situation. With Demaryius Thomas and Robby Anderson gone, there will be a 154 vacated targets from last season. The Jets only really added Breshad Perriman at WR this offseason, and Mims should slot right in alongside Perriman and Jamison Crowder.

Notably, the New York Jets also completely rebuilt their offensive line, adding Mekhi Becton in the NFL Draft along with Greg Van Roten, George Fant and Connor McGovern in free agency. That could certainly lead to improved play from Sam Darnold and the passing game in general.

Stepping into an improved situation that could lead to plenty of opportunities, Mims has a real shot to finish as the most productive rookie receiver in 2020.


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