Robby Anderson Looks Like Fantasy Football Sleeper Wide Receiver Ahead of 2019-20 NFL Season

Max Staley
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It's been quite a while since a New York Jets' wide receiver has had a WR1/2 season in fantasy football. Since 2010, only one Jets' wideout has amassed at least 1,050 receiving yards in a single season, and that was a massive campaign by Brandon Marshall in 2015 (1,502 receiving yards and 14 TDs).

However, with a young quarterback in Sam Darnold liking improving in his second season, an offensive-minded head coach in Adam Gase and an elite running back in Le'Veon Bell, this Jets' offense could be much different this coming season.

And perhaps no one will benefit more from those three things than wide receiver Robby Anderson.

While Anderson is being drafted outside the top 30 wideouts, making him a fringe WR3 candidate, his big-play ability along with the Jets' offseason moves could make Anderson a late-round steal when fantasy football season rolls around.

Even with all of the additions the Jets made this offseason, Anderson still projects as the No. 1 WR on the team. They signed Jamison Crowder, who will man the slot and soak up targets over the middle of the field, leaving Anderson to dominate outside the numbers.

Anderson is a deep threat with blazing speed, posting a 4.34 40-yard dash at Temple's Pro Day in 2015 – a skill set that is vital for Gang Green. With Bell likely to receive the brunt of the opposing defense's attention, Anderson could make some explosive down-field plays in the 2019-20 season.

The 25-year-old receiver already had a decent season in 2018-19, tallying 752 receiving yards and six touchdowns. But he saved his best football for last. Anderson racked up 236 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 and Week 16 combined – the perfect time for the wideout to peak for his fantasy football owners.

If he can pick up where he left off at the end of last season, Anderson could be a high-upside sleeper wide receiver once fantasy football drafts roll around.

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