Apr. 21, 2020
3 Fantasy Football Studs to Take a Step Back This Year
It goes without saying that fantasy football has experienced unprecedented growth in the past few years. Only 75,000 people played Fantasy Football League in 2003, and the number rose to over six million by the end of 2019.
The reason for this is the growth of the premier league. The advent of online football betting and sports betting sites has also contributed to the increasing popularity of fantasy football, as many people think that betting is a good way to show support. Today, it’s possible for fans to place bets on fantasy football and their favourite players at different betting sites.
In fantasy football, there are some players who had stellar seasons a year ago but are bound to take a step back the following year.
Here are some of them:
Lamar Jackson, QB/Baltimore Ravens
Jackson had an exciting 2019 campaign and led the Baltimore Ravens to a 14-2 record. Lamar managed to draw comparisons to Michael Vick in the process as he created plays with his legs almost as often as he did with his arms.
And this is what will lead to his downfall in the following year.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB/Dallas Cowboys
Elliott is one the best in the league but it seems that Dallas Cowboys will throw around in 2020.
They drafted CeeDee Lamb despite owing Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Copper, Gallup, and Lamb gives the Cowboys arguably the best receiving trio in years. And this is what makes Elliott the odd man out.
Michael Thomas, WR/New Orleans Saints
Michel Thomas set an NFL record in receptions with 149. Also, he led the league with 1,725 receiving yards and matched his career-high in touchdown receptions with 9.
And while the New Orleans Saints look all set for another big run, it will be quite hard for Michael Thomas to beat his own records. All we can do is expect Thomas to deliver a solid season and solid fantasy points to his team.