Fantasy Football 2020: Risers/Fallers After NFL Free Agency

Jordan Cohn
March 23, 2020 - 1:04 pm

An escape from reality sounds like something everyone could use right now. And though it’s never too early to talk about fantasy football -- it’s on diehard fans’ minds the day after the previous season ends -- now seems like a particularly good time to think about an alternate universe where you can control the fate of your team.

Luckily, although the live sports world is currently on hiatus, the NFL still had a ton of exciting news to deliver to us the past couple of weeks due to the tampering period, free agency and a bevy of trades -- some unexpected -- that shook up the league.

We’ve been over the teams impacted the most, either positively or negatively, in practical football terms. You can check that out here.

What we’re going to do in this article, though, is remove all the real-world implications of the various signings and deals in order to accurately reflect the fantasy impact of each big move. It’s not as easy as you might think.

For example, Odell Beckham’s move to Cleveland seemed to promise an increase in his fantasy value, apart from whether or not the Browns would actually benefit from surrendering high draft picks and Jabril Peppers. But, interestingly enough, Beckham had his worst full season of fantasy production in his entire career after the (in)famous swap.

There are several interesting moves to analyze ahead of the 2020 season. Which players rise up the draft boards? Which ones see their values take the biggest hit? Let’s dive in.

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