The 2020 NFL Draft is now in the books, so it’s time to start looking at the rookie players landing spots, continuing with RB this is Part 2. The objective of each of these articles is to dive into their fantasy outlook for the next few years.
Unlike their counterparts that were selected in the first three rounds, these players are ones to look for to contribute on special teams. Or, they require some players ahead of them to miss time. Instead of determining their outlook individually, we will recap all the players at the end of each round.
Pick 6: Joshua Kelley – Los Angeles Chargers
Kelley is a well-rounded prospect, who should be an effective depth piece for the team behind Austin Ekeler.
Pick 14: La’Mical Perine – New York Jets
Perine joins a New York Jets offense, that has struggled, behind Le’Veon Bell. It is unlikely that he will have fantasy relevance without a series of events breaking for him.
Pick 18: Anthony McFarland Jr. – Pittsburgh Steelers
McFarland‘s time in college was injury-hit, but he is a fast player impressing at the combine with his time and on tape with several breakaway runs. The Steelers have a few guys ahead of him on the depth chart, but if injury hits them again he is worth keeping an eye on.
Pick 38: DeeJay Dallas – Seattle Seahawks
Another draft, another RB for Seattle. Dallas has played several positions in his career to date- which is positive. However, he still has to work on his fundamentals of the RB position, pass-blocking for example. Despite that, he has an effective body-type to be part of the rotation on a run first offense.
Fantasy Outlook: All of the above are worth third round rookie picks, as they do have ability to slot into their respective teams if they have the opportunity to get on the field. McFarland is probably the one I would lean to if forced to choose between them, due to his fit in the Steelers offensive system.
Round 5 & Later
Round 5 Pick 27: Jason Huntley – Detroit Lions
With the players that the team has on the depth chart, its unlikely that Huntley is going to see the field beyond special packages and special teams.
Round 7 Pick 8: Eno Benjamin – Arizona Cardinals
Benjamin was originally expected to be drafted much earlier than he was. Luckily, that slide ended with the Cardinals who are a team that perfectly matches his skill set. However, after the performances of Kenyan Drake last season it’s likely a season of competing to be the backup with Chase Edmonds.
Round 7 Pick 31: Raymond Calais – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Calais wasn’t very productive on the offense in college, and with his size it is only likely to have any impact on the field outside of special teams.
Fantasy Outlook: I think the only one worth rostering out of this bunch is Eno Benjamin, and he is only worth a late round selection.
So that’s it for part 2 and the conclusion of the RB position of our 2020 NFL Draft Rookie Landing Spots. Check out our other landing spots articles in our dynasty section as they become released. And always let us know what you think by connecting to use on social media. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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