Every year during the fantasy football season, a player comes out of nowhere and becomes a superstar. Known as a “sleeper” during the draft process, these players can be identified in various ways. In 2018, any avid fan could have seen how George Kittle primed himself to become the best tight end in the NFL. So who had a semi-breakout season that earned them a spot as 2020 sleeper candidate? Keep reading to find out!
Jonnu Smith – Titans, TE
One of the hottest sleeper names on the fantasy market this year is Jonnu Smith of the Tennessee Titans. He’s 25-years-old and coming off a 439-yard season. Most importantly, he became a security blanket for QB Ryan Tannehill down the stretch.
With Tannehill returning in Tennessee, expect to see Smith get more targets. If he can prove to be a red zone threat and finish the season with 750 or more receiving yards, he will be worth the late-round value he has on most draft boards.