1.) Tom Brady (QB, TB)
It is hard not to love the fantasy prospects of Brady’s move from New England to Tampa Bay for a lot of the obvious reasons. Let’s start with the simple fact that the weapons are much better. He swaps out a 33 year old Julian Edelman and not much else for perhaps the best young WR combo in the entire NFL in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. He also, actually has TE’s to throw to again. While New England was a bottom 5 team in TE usage last season due to their lack of talent at the position, Tampa Bay was 10th in the NFL in TE targets with Cameron Brate and OJ Howard. Aside from the clear upgrade in overall talent, I also think Brady will be extra motivated to prove he can succeed in another uniform, and I expect a monster season from him.
2.) Tampa Bay TE’s (TE, TB)
As I mentioned, I expect Cameron Brate and OJ Howard to benefit significantly from the Tom Brady acquisition. Brady has relied on TE’s heavily in the past when he has had adequate talent to throw to, and outside of prime Rob Gronkowski, this is the best TE talent Brady has ever had. TB ranked 10th in the NFL last season in TE targets and I expect them to improve on that this year. The increase in volume along with the improved efficiency of moving from Winston to Brady, I think will pay major dividends for TB TE’s. Could this be the breakout OJ Howard season fantasy owners have been waiting for?
3.) Kyler Murray (QB, Ariz)
Murray was in a really good position to make a major step forward in his second season, and that was before his team traded for the best WR in the NFL. Murray finished second in rushing in the NFL last season among QB’s, and with addition of Hopkins, he has the potential to be the best dual threat QB in the NFL.
4.) TY Hilton (WR, Ind)
2019 was the worst season in Hilton’s eight year career, mainly due to injury. Hilton only played in 10 games which was the fewest in his career, but in the games he DID play, he suffered from one of the worst passing offenses in the NFL. The colts ranked in the bottom third of the league in total pass attempts, and 31st in passing yards. Only Washington and Pittsburgh had more passing yards. The addition of Phillip Rivers is a massive upgrade from Jacoby Brissette, and If Hilton can stay on the field, he should be able to get back to WR1 territory.
5.) Will Fuller (WR, Hou)
With Deandre Hopkins headed to Arizona, Fuller now becomes the top WR on the depth chart. The question with Fuller has never been talent, it’s always been about availability. However, if Fuller is able to stay healthy, he will most certainly be in line for an increase in targets and a big year as he enters his 5th season.