Fantasy Football 2020 One-Sentence Summaries: Rounds 1 through 3

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Do you need a quick rundown on every player drafted in your fantasy football leagues? Look no further than our round-by-round one-sentence summaries for a fantasy football crash course! Below you’ll find one-sentence blurbs for every player taken in the first three rounds in fantasy football drafts. The average draft position comes thanks to aggregation from 4for4.com. If you want to sign up for 4for4.com for more great fantasy football tools like this, please use promo code BEERSHEETS to get 25% off your signup.

Without further ado, your one-sentence summaries for the first 36 picks in fantasy football drafts.

One-sentence summaries by round!
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2020 Fantasy Football One-Sentence Summaries, Rounds 1 through 3

Round 1 One-Sentence Summaries
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR RB-1 1.01 1.01 Went 1,000 x 1,000 last year (rushing and receiving yards) and is the slam dunk #1; don’t overthink this.
2 Saquon Barkley NYG RB-2 1.02 1.02 Was a monster before an ankle injury messed up his 2019 season; finished hot by averaging 144 yards per game in December
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB-3 1.03 1.03 Lots of touches through his career could mean an injury is coming… or the #1 RB slot.
4 Alvin Kamara NO RB-4 1.04 1.04 Bad touchdown luck and an ankle injury derailed his 2019 final rankings; should smash in 2020.
5 Michael Thomas NO WR-1 1.05 1.05 Broke the NFL receptions record and could possibly break it again, but newcomer Emmanuel Sanders is the best WR2 he’s ever played with.
6 Dalvin Cook MIN RB-5 1.06 1.06 Had the second-most yards per game last season but missed multiple games due to injury for the third time in three seasons.
7 Derrick Henry TEN RB-6 1.07 1.07 Beast of a man who rarely catches a pass but can run the ball 30+ times per game… which he did for Tennessee down the stretch and during the playoffs
8 Davante Adams GB WR-2 1.08 1.08 Was pacing for 100 receptions and 1500 yards before a foot injury cost him five weeks; is the only WR I could argue to put over Michael Thomas.
9 Tyreek Hill KC WR-3 1.09 1.09 Missed four games with a clavicle fracture and had just two games over 80 yards last year but still paced out to 1,228 yards and 10 TDs after returning from a week one clavicle injury.
10 Patrick Mahomes KC QB-1 1.1 1.1 The reigning Super Bowl MVP and the half-billion-dollar man is the best quarterback in the game, and he will be 23 when the season starts so 50 touchdowns and 5000 yards might just be the beginning.
11 Joe Mixon CIN RB-7 2.01 1.11 He was pacing for just 860 yards before the Bengals’ Week 9 bye last year, after the bye, he paced out for 1,988 yards; a (hopefully) improved Bengals offensive line does a lot of heavy lifting in this ranking.
12 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR-4 2.02 1.12 Nuk has three seasons of decreasing yards per catch and he is now an Arizona Cardinals, which should reduce his target volume and make him an iffy back-of-the-first proposition.
Round 2 One-Sentence Summaries
13 Nick Chubb CLE RB-8 2.03 2.01 Chubb was set to lead the league in rushing before Derrick Henry went supernova; splitting time with Kareem Hunt and an early-camp concussion both make him a shakier proposition than we would like to see.
14 Julio Jones ATL WR-5 2.04 2.02 Jones has five of the top-eighteen WR receiving yardage seasons in the last half-decade, though his 2019 (1,394 yards) was his worst of the group.
15 Travis Kelce KC TE-1 2.05 2.03 The first tight end off the board has the luxury of riding out his glory days with Patrick Mahomes at the helm; I take George Kittle first, but that is a matter of opinion
16 Lamar Jackson BAL QB-2 2.06 2.04 Lamar Jackson broke out last season in his first year as a starter; though the Ravens might protect him and not allow him to build on his record-setting rushing numbers from 2019.
17 Miles Sanders PHI RB-9 2.07 2.05 He was the #9 running back in the last five weeks of the season, but fears that he might be stuck in a committee are driving down his average draft position headed into 2020.
18 Aaron Jones GB RB-10 2.08 2.06 Aaron Jones was way too efficient on his 19 touchdowns, which means that newcomer A.J. Dillon likely steals a whole pile of them this season; he’s in the last year of his contract.
19 Josh Jacobs LV RB-11 2.09 2.07 Jon Gruden is really mad that his running back did not win Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2019, and Jacobs wants to catch 60 footballs; narrative aside, he has a chance to be a top-five running back in 2020 and has no backfield competition.
20 Kenyan Drake ARI RB-12 2.1 2.08 Moved from Miami to Arizona, where the Cardinals finally figured out he produces a lot more when he gets the football: he had the seventh-most yards from scrimmage once he joined the Cardinals.
21 George Kittle SF TE-2 3.01 2.09 The highest-paid tight end in NFL history is worth every penny; he averages 81 yards on 6 catches per game over the last two seasons and two of his main target competitors are hurt
22 Austin Ekeler LAC RB-13 3.02 2.1 Melvin Gordon moved on to Denver and Ekeler has the backfield mostly to himself; he ranked fifth in yards from scrimmage during Melvin Gordon’s hold out last year.
23 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB-14 3.03 2.11 “CEH” is a rookie phenom out of LSU who has the backfield to himself with Damien Williams’ decision to opt out of the 2020 season; he is the only first-round RB Andy Reid has ever drafted and has top-five 2021 fantasy draft potential
24 Chris Godwin TB WR-6 3.04 2.12 Godwin broke out last year, finishing as the #5 wide receiver in fantasy points per game; he played over half his snaps in the slot last year, which means beaucoup fantasy points from Tom Brady.
Round 3 One-Sentence Summaries
25 Mike Evans TB WR-7 3.05 3.01 An early-season flu bug caused Evans to start slowly, but he made up for the lost time by gaining 279 yards and scoring four touchdowns in his next two games; his playstyle might not flesh with Tom Brady, but he could be a steal.
26 Kenny Golladay DET WR-8 3.06 3.02 Golladay is quietly one of the best young wide receivers in the league; before Matthew Stafford suffered a broken back, Golladay averaged 80 yards and a touchdown per game.
27 Todd Gurley ATL RB-15 3.07 3.03 Gurley is now an Atlanta Falcon, and he still has the degenerative arthritic knee; 14 touchdowns wallpapered over truly terrible yards per carry and yards per target figures in 2019.
28 Amari Cooper DAL WR-9 3.08 3.04 Cooper finally returned a top-ten season, but did it with extreme inconsistency; he burned owners with 43 total yards in the last two weeks of the fantasy semifinals in 2019, but the Cowboys lost 190 targets and added just rookie CeeDee Lamb
29 Adam Thielen MIN WR-10 3.09 3.05 Thielen kept trying to return too early from a hamstring injury in 2019 and has no real competition for targets after jousting with Stefon Diggs the last few years for top dog status; he’s a steal at this price.
30 Leonard Fournette JAX RB-16 3.1 3.06 Speaking of steals, only three backs were top-12 backs on a per-game basis in each of the last three seasons (PPR): Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, and Leonard Fournette.
31 Allen Robinson CHI WR-11 4.01 3.07 Allen Robinson is a shoo-in for 150 targets whenever he can play 16 games, and Nick Foles might be the best quarterback he’s ever played with (damning with faint praise).
32 Melvin Gordon DEN RB-17 4.02 3.08 Melvin Gordon went from the Chargers to the Broncos, where he joins Phillip Lindsay in what will be a camp battle to watch; he’s inefficient and has been a volume play, so he has a significant downside in a shared backfield in Denver.
33 D.J. Moore CAR WR-12 4.03 3.09 Moore will get peppered with short-area targets by Teddy Bridgewater this season after getting 135 targets last year; he’s a dark horse candidate to end the season in the top three in receiving yardage, per ancillary Football Absurdity Analyst Joe Gruen.
34 Chris Carson SEA RB-18 4.04 3.1 Carson cracked his hip to end the 2019 season, which might have cost the Seahawks home-field advantage in the playoffs; he’s one of the most prolific pure runners (and fumblers) in the NFL & is on track to be ready for week one.
35 Odell Beckham CLE WR-13 4.05 3.11 Odell Beckham’s 2019 season was a step-down but it wasn’t as bad as you thought it was: 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns; a bet on ODB is a bet he will bounce back into the top-five WRs (where he hasn’t finished since 2016).
36 Mark Andrews BAL TE-3 4.06 3.12 The hot tight end pick from last draft season played on just 43% of the Ravens’ snaps, but was targeted at the highest rate of all tight ends when he did play; his target volume could increase in 2020.

We will be back tomorrow with one-sentence summaries for the next 36 players by ADP. We will be doing this all week, so if you’re in a time crunch and need a 2020 fantasy football crash course, these pieces are all you need!

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