Fantasy Football Rookie Sleepers for the 2020 NFL Season

Devin Duvernay
Rookie fantasy football sleepers for the 2020 season, including Ravens rookie Devin Duvernay. | Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft may have just ended, but it's never too early to start looking forward to the next fantasy football season — especially while the sports world is on pause.

Whether you're setting up your 2020 fantasy football rankings or playing dynasty fantasy football, this year's rookie class should catch your eye, after a whopping 25 skill position players went in the first two rounds.

Some of the big-name first-round players like Joe Burrow have a clear fantasy football outlook, but some lesser-known players should be on your radar as well. Here are the top fantasy football rookie sleepers for the 2020 NFL season.

1. Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Reagor
Jalen Reagor's fantasy outlook is strong as a potential day-one starter for the Eagles. | John E. Moore III/Getty Images

Not exactly an unknown after being drafted in the first round, Jalen Reagor's upside is still being slept on — he has a real shot at being the most productive rookie wideout in 2020. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson are back, but Reagor should have little trouble finding volume. He will likely be an every-down player after being drafted so highly, and Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson are both injury concerns after missing significant time and combining for just 52 catches in 2019. None of the three Eagles with 50-plus receptions were wide receivers last year, and there's an obvious void that Reagor was drafted to fill.

2. Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Ke'Shawn Vaughn's fantasy football value got a boost from being drafted by the Buccaneers. | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backfield was a disaster in fantasy football in 2019 — none of Ronald Jones, Peyton Barber or Dare Ogunbowale provided any sort of consistent value. Enter Vanderbilt's Ke'Shawn Vaughn, who the Bucs took in Round 3 as the eighth running back off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft. A team with a crowded backfield isn't likely to spend a third-round pick on a running back they don't plan to use, and Vaughn has proven potential as an every-down option, having tallied 198 carries as well as 28 receptions in his 2019 senior season. That role would be incredibly valuable in the Buccaneers' likely high-powered offense, especially when combined with Tom Brady's track record of throwing to his running backs.

3. Devin Duvernay, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Devin Duvernay
Devin Duvernay's fantasy football outlook could make him an interesting sleeper in 2020. | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens offense was phenomenal in 2019, but the wide receiver production was not part of that. Marquise Brown had a strong rookie year, but after him the best stat-lines at the position came from Willie Snead (31 receptions, 339 yards), Seth Roberts (21 receptions, 271 yards) and Miles Boykin (13 receptions, 198 yards). As Lamar Jackson continues to develop as a passer he will likely be less reliant on his tight ends, and it's hard to project any team to be as dominant as the Ravens were last year, meaning passing volume could be up with an increase in close games in 2020. Third-round pick Devin Duvernay will have very little competition to beat out to get some significant playing time, and as he showed with 106 receptions and 1,386 yards in his senior year at Texas, he can do some real damage when he's given the opportunity.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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