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All 32 Teams Fantasy Draft Needs
4. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos are a team that needs to have someone lining up next to Cortland Sutton. With the 15th Pick in the draft, the Broncos have a chance to get one of the top wideouts in this incredibly deep WR class. They should take the top prospect out of the five listed: CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, Justin Jefferson, Denzel Mims.
Another possibility at WR would be to draft one in the later rounds. A guy like John Hightower can stretch the field with his top end speed that can cause some trouble at the next level.
Drew Lock looks to lead the Broncos in the 2020 NFL season, as he slid to the 42nd overall pick in last years draft. As he backed up Joe Flacco, he finally got his opportunity in week 13, playing the final 5 games of 2019. They let Flacco walk and brought on Jeff Driskel on a two year deal. Utah’s Tyler Huntley is an underrated prospect who wasn’t invited to the Senior Bowl or NFL Draft but had a 73.1% last season while not being afraid to take shots down the field. I could see them using their 5th round pick to get him.
HOT TAKE: The Broncos will trade up to the #8 or #10 pick to get Jerry Jeudy according to Woody Paige.
The Broncos own five picks inside the top 100: 15, 46, 77, 83, 95
3. Kansas City Chiefs
The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs had a busy offseason trying to stay within their salary cap. After restructuring Sammy Watkins‘ contract, franchise tagging Chris Jones, picking up Damien Williams’ option, and of course, resigning Anthony Shermon, they found a way to make it work. That helped to fill many spots on their roster that would’ve needed filled. With their offense being one of the best in the game, they need to spend most of their draft picks on their defense, but an RB is needed in Kansas City.
Maybe a round 1 Jonathan Taylor selection is in their future, but I think it’s more realistic for them to draft Clyde Edwards-Helaire with their 63rd Pick. Edwards-Helaire is an all-around back who could be exactly what they need in a RB for years to come. Look for either of those guys to battle Damien Williams for reps this next season if drafted.
With 34 year old backup in Chad Henne, who hasn’t had a fantasy relevant season (ever technically) since 2013, and an XFL QB, Jordan Ta’amu, as their 3rd string QB, it would probably be in the Chiefs best interest to sign a QB after the draft.
The Chiefs own three picks inside the top 100: 32, 63, 96
2. Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders are on the move to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas come the 2020 season. They are also coming off a 7-9 season, so it is pretty clear there are plenty of places rookies can come in and make a splash. The Raiders are almost guaranteed to get a WR at pick 12. Not only will they get a great WR in a great WR class, but they will most likely get the first choice of receivers in the draft unless the Jags decide to draft one at pick 9.
Tyrell Williams is simply not a WR1. Unfortunately, that was the role he played in the 2019 season after Antonio Brown decided to go off the hinges before the season could even start. There are two guys to keep your eye on come draft day: Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb–the top 2 WRs in the draft.
Jerry Jeudy is the best route runner in the draft, and might already be one of the best at it in the NFL when he gets there. Mainly playing in the slot, though he can work DBs on the perimeter, Jeudy is the most like AB out of the two. The man averaged 17.3 yards a catch and 7.3 yards after the catch during his time at Alabama. Those numbers are jaw dropping. As much as I LOVE CeeDee Lamb, I believe Jeudy to be the safest WR pick in the draft. Jeudy could be a guy who leads the NFL in receptions in a few years, which is heavenly for owners in PPR leagues.
I’m a huge fan of DeAndre Hopkins, so you know the amount of love I got for CeeDee Lamb. Yes, they are not the same WR by any means, but the comparisons come with the circus catches that you can’t take your eyes off of. I love the upside to Lamb, and I think that’s what makes him so desirable to not only future fantasy owners but also to NFL scouts. If he continues to put on weight and work on his routes, he’s going to be feared very soon by NFL DBs.
Moral of the story, the Raiders are getting a true WR1 for years to come in either of these players. I just hope the production we see from either is as good for the Raiders as it is for the fantasy owners who were smart enough to draft them.
The Raiders own five picks inside the top 100: 12, 19, 80, 81, 91
1. San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers are one on my favorite teams when it comes to the early draft picks they have this year and how they could get franchise players with their first two picks if they use them wisely. We expect them to draft a Quarterback at 6 and hopefully a Running Back or Wide Receiver at 37 for fantasy purposes. The biggest question surrounding them has been WHO?
There has been a lot of talk surrounding Tyrod Taylor being the guaranteed starting QB for the Chargers by the coaching staff, but how quickly things can change if or when he doesn’t live up to their expectations. I love Tyrod, but the fact of the matter is he leads his teams to be average. It’s in San Diego’s best interest to get a successor to Tyrod in the draft–one who is NFL ready sooner than later, as I don’t see them giving Tyrod the keys to the entire 2020 season.
Let’s just imagine the Chargers don’t trade their 6th Pick (unless it’s trading up) and decide to choose a QB. It’s either going to be Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa or Jordan Love. Ideally for the Chargers, Tua slides to the 6th Pick and the Chargers have the best QB in the draft, if healthy. I know everyone thinks Burrow is, but I’m still not sold on him yet.
Justin Herbert is, in my opinion, their next best option. While he may not be NFL ready at the start of the season, I would love to see him in a Drew Lock situation where he comes in for the final few games to take over the offense. He’ll benefit from sitting behind a starter as they gradually learn the ropes, as would Jordan Love.
I love the thought of Jonathan Taylor and Austin Ekeler being the new one-two punch in San Diego. If Taylor slides to the 37th Pick, this would be another gold mine for them. Taylor is such a dependable back who brings the perfect size and speed combination to any team. Also look for Tee Higgins to get snatched up if he’s still available. A third WR to go with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams would be huge for whichever QB will be under center this season.
The Chargers own three picks inside the top 100: 6, 37, 71
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