Jerry Jeudy's Fantasy Outlook Points to Immediate Production as a Rookie

Larry Rupp
Jerry Judy has an opportunity in Denver to produce right away as a starting wide receiver alongside Courtland Sutton in an improving offense.
Jerry Judy has an opportunity in Denver to produce right away as a starting wide receiver alongside Courtland Sutton in an improving offense. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Jerry Jeudy was selected No. 15 overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2020 NFL Draft and is touted as one of the best wide receiver prospects to come out of the University of Alabama since the likes of Julio Jones and Amari Cooper.

Expected to be the No. 2 option at wide receiver behind Courtland Sutton, Jeudy has an opportunity to produce immediately as a rookie. In fact, he has a lot of upside being featured in a revamped Broncos' offense that will have a different look this year under first-year offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. With an average draft position (ADP) of WR45, per FantasyPros, Jeudy is an intriguing late-round pick in fantasy football drafts.

Jerry Jeudy Fantasy Outlook

Jeudy shined during his years as the top passing option for the Alabama offense posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019. He even earned the Fred Biletnikoff Award back in 2018 when he finished with 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns, solidifying himself as one of the best talents in the country.

It may be tougher for rookies than usual this year as there is no preseason or essentially any offseason training at all, but it seems like he is quickly developing chemistry with young quarterback Drew Lock. Able to beat cornerbacks deep or line up in the slot, Jeudy brings a skill set into the NFL that could translate into one of the best in the league.

DK Metcalf shined as a rookie on the Seattle Seahawks last season posting 900 yards and seven touchdowns and Jeudy has an opportunity to reach those kind of numbers in the Mile High City. Many projections have Jeudy finishing with around 750 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, which is not poor production for a player that is being drafted as a WR4 or WR5 on many teams in fantasy football.

While Jeudy will have to work to carve his role in the offense early on in the season, he could become a favorite target for Drew Lock as the season progresses if he is able live up to the hype by creating seperation and making big plays down the field. Drafting Jeudy in the late rounds could prove to be benficial as he could find his way into weekly flex consideration sooner rather than later.

Jeudy checks in as the No. 47 wide receiver in our 2020 fantasy football rankings.

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