Jerry Jeudy Fantasy Football Value Could Include Limited Upside For 2020 Rookie Season With Broncos

Jerry Jeudy's fantasy football outlook for his 2020 rookie season with the Denver Broncos could be underwhelming.
Jerry Jeudy's fantasy football outlook for his 2020 rookie season with the Denver Broncos could be underwhelming. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The second Alabama wide receiver off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, Jerry Jeudy was selected No. 15 overall by the Denver Broncos.

Landing in Denver, Jeudy may not be in line to make an immediate impact for fantasy football owners.

Jerry Jeudy Fantasy Outlook

Jeudy really looks to be the complete package as an NFL prospect. He has a great track record of production, with at least 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. He has the size, at 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds. He has the athleticism, having run a 4.45-second 40-yard dash.

And now he has the draft capital and capable offense around him to make him a pretty safe bet to live up to his potential as a top prospect.

That real-world potential isn't likely to translate to fantasy football right away, however. He could have a hard time seeing big volume in 2020, competing for targets with established No. 1 WR Courtland Sutton and tight end Noah Fant. Even as a likely day-one starter, Jeudy's target total could be underwhelming.

Another potential area for concern is that first-round receivers don't tend to really take off until they have a year under their belt. Over the last 10 years, only five first-round receivers have eclipsed 1,000 yards in their rookie year, with only one (Odell Beckham Jr.) topping 1,100.

This means that, while Jeudy's long-term outlook certainly includes the potential to become a true star, you shouldn't let that excitement get you carried away in your 2020 fantasy football drafts. Unless he falls into the middle rounds, you may be better off taking a safer, established producer.

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