Fantasy Football 2020 Sleepers: Phillip Lindsay and K.J Hamler

Denver Broncos

Alex’s Pick: WR K.J Hamler, ADP of undrafted (As of August 21, 2020)


A speedy slot receiver who’s equally adept at stretching the field deep, Hamler could be the x-factor for this offense in the second half of the season. Though Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton have the top two starting spots on lock, Hamler’s skillset could allow him to have the highest ceiling of any receiver on Denver’s roster. Hamler was no stranger to picking up huge chunk plays for the Nittany Lions during his collegiate career, averaging 16.9 YPC in two seasons. Though counting on a rookie is always a risky proposal, selecting Hamler with the final pick in your draft could very well pay huge dividends. 


Angel’s Pick: Phillip Lindsay, ADP of 8.01 (As of August 26, 2020)


Phillip Lindsay is the best runner in the Broncos backfield. While Melvin Gordon should lead the backfield in goal-line carries and in receptions, Lindsay has impressed in his first two seasons as a lead back and should continue to receive plenty of work. Following an impressive rookie season that saw him averaging 5.4 YPC, Lindsay followed that up with another 1,000-yard campaign while finishing with 10 breakaway runs (12th in the league) and a 24.9% Dominator rating (via PlayerProfiler). While undersized, Lindsay is still a ferocious runner yet is elusive enough to pull off those aforementioned breakaway runs. He’s the type of player to make the most of his opportunities and, should Gordon falter, Lindsay may even see more work than we expect. 


I expect this to be a real RBBC with Lindsay racking up yardage while Gordon continues to excel in the passing game. There’s potential for Lindsay to massively outperform his ADP but even if he doesn’t, an RB3 at the beginning of the eighth round is a good price and a valuable depth piece for championship teams.

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