One of the biggest draws to the NFL for a lot of fans is the exciting fantasy football leagues that come hand in hand with it.
Whether it’s a dynasty league or your classic redraft/Points Per Reception (PPR), you have to go a long way to find a football fan that isn’t competing in at least one of the two throughout the year.
For those of you interested in the PPR concept, this one is for you.
We can all guess the first few picks, so without naming the obvious handful or so, UKPigskin have selected seven players you need to try and draft in your 2020 fantasy football leagues.
Courtland Sutton – WR
Courtland Sutton was one of the bright sparks of the last campaign for a below average Denver Broncos side.
Despite being only 24-years-old, the second year man came on leaps and bounds as the year progressed and became a solid option as a WR2 in fantasy at the very least.
Sutton finished with 72 receptions for 1100 yards and six touchdowns – catching passes from three different quarterbacks during the course of the 2019 season.
The former SMU receiver seemed to form a strong connection between himself and rookie Drew Lock towards the back end of the year and with an all round improved Broncos’ roster, could be looking at a real breakout year in 2020.
Tyler Higbee – TE
LA Rams’ Tyler Higbee had one of the most under the radar successful seasons in the entirety of the NFL.
From weeks 12-16, no tight-end scored more fantasy points than the 27-year-old and many experts are predicting him to pick up right where he left off.
If Higbee manages to keep the consistency up throughout 2020, he could well be challenging the likes of Travis Kelce and George Kittle for the “best tight-end” label.
Aaron Jones – RB
Aaron Jones had a breakout year in 2019, recording a career high 1,084 rushing yards, 474 receiving yards and boasted a total of 19 touchdowns.
Having the ability to not only be a successful running back rushing the ball but catching passes too can be the difference between being good and great and Jones looks to be firmly cementing himself as the latter.
The Packers didn’t add any help in terms of wide-receivers in the 2020 draft and that can only work in favour for Jones and his fantasy stock.
Austin Ekeler – RB
If you don’t already have Austin Ekeler on your radar as a second round pick or even first round pick in deeper leagues, get him on it now.
A running back who boasts more receiving yards than rushing yards in his NFL career isn’t a bad thing, especially when it comes to fantasy football.
With Melvin Gordon moving to the Denver Broncos, Ekeler will be taking up the RB1 role for the Los Angeles Chargers and with that, would not look out of place as your RB1 come September.
Kyler Murray – QB
Kyler Murray had an excellent rookie season behind a non-existent Cardinals offensive line, an offensive line that has already been bolstered ready for the 2020 campaign.
Finishing with 3,722 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, Murray also has the invaluable asset of being an excellent runner and he mustered up an impressive 544 rushing yards with four touchdowns just for good measure.
Not only have the Cardinals given their QB1 more protection but they’ve given him another pretty good target to throw to in DeAndre Hopkins.
No quarterback goes early within a fantasy draft but when it gets to the choosing of yours, pick one that can run and pass, pick Kyler Murray.
Stefon Diggs – WR
Stefon Diggs marked a career high year in terms of receiving yards in 2019 and that’s despite being targeted nearly 40 times less than the season prior.
Diggs cut a frustrated figure on numerous occasions throughout the year due to the lack of throws coming his way and a move to Buffalo looks to have come at the perfect time.
The Bills are a team on the rise and the former Vikings receiver will undoubtedly be WR1 in New York, making him a solid choice for your fantasy line-up.
DeVante Parker – WR
Another man that smashed his personal best year out of the park-er (awful pun that we are not sorry for) was the Miami Dolphins receiver.
Targeted 128 times, the 27-year-old managed 1,202 yards and a respectable nine touchdowns in one of the worst teams in the NFL.
With a new revitalised team going into 2020 and the exciting arrival of Tua Tagovailoa, Parker will be the go to safe option on the Miami offence and will be a solid WR2 pick-up at the very least.