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Drew Lock Fantasy Outlook Points to Surprising Ceiling in 2020 Season

Max Staley
Drew Lock could have some serious upside in the 2020 season.
Drew Lock could have some serious upside in the 2020 season. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Drew Lock might've been the biggest winner of the 2020 offseason. The Denver Broncos went all-in on surrounding their franchise quarterback with talent, adding Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Albert Okwuegbunam, and Melvin Gordon to a skill-position group that already featured Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant and Phillip Lindsay.

Entering year two in what is arguably the NFL's most-improved offense, Lock carries major upside in the 2020 fantasy football season.

Drew Lock Fantasy Value

Relying on a QB who averaged only 204.0 passing yards per game last season is obviously risky, but Denver's skill-position group is now undeniably among the league's best. It's not hard to imagine him making a huge leap forward next season.

While he won't likely be drafted as a starting QB next year, he'd be a great target as an upside backup or a streaming option.

And despite being saddled with last year's underwhelming offense, Lock did flash some high-level potential at times in 2019. He flat-out torched the Houston Texans' secondary in Week 14, completing 22-of-27 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to Denver's stellar offseason, as Lock should be little more than a late-round flier in standard one-QB leagues. He's definitely a name to keep an eye on throughout the year, though, as he's got real value in dynasty leagues, two-QB formats and as a streaming option.

Lock is best viewed a classic low-risk, high-reward investment going forward.

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