2020 Fantasy Football AFC West Projections

by Keith Lott
2020 Fantasy Football AFC West Projections

We move from the South out West in our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections. A lot has changed in the AFC West this offseason. All of that is accounted for in our 2020 Fantasy Football AFC West Projections.

The Kansas City Chiefs added another weapon on offense in rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the final pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.

The Denver Broncos signed free agent RB Melvin Gordon, drafted wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and have turned the franchise over to Drew Lock at QB.

The Los Angeles Chargers have moved on from Philip Rivers and drafted Oregon QB Justin Herbert with the sixth pick of the first round.

The Oakland Las Vegas Raiders have moved and will now play at the brand new Allegiant Stadium on the Vegas strip!

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2020 Fantasy Football AFC West Projections

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Kansas City Chiefs


The Kansas City Chiefs have once again added another weapon to Patrick Mahomes arsenal. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was compared to Brian Westbrook by Chiefs GM Brett Veach. Head Coach Andy Reid, who coached Westbrook said CEH is even better!

Don't forget about Mecole Hardman (WR53) on draft day either! Similar to Tyreek Hill, he just needs one catch to break off a long touchdown. He is ranked in the same tier as Vikings rookie WR Justin Jefferson and the Jets free agent find, Breshad Perriman.

Should Sammy Watkins miss any games to injury, Hardman is a must-start for most owners.

Travis Kelce is still arguably the best tight end in the NFL.

Denver Broncos

2020 Broncos NFL Projections

I am really excited to see what Denver can do this season with 16 starts from Drew Lock and the additions on offense.

I honestly have no idea why the Broncos decided to sign Melvin Gordon with Philip Lindsay on the roster, but here we are. Both of their Fantasy values are limited sharing a backfield.

Drafting Jerry Jeudy to flank Courtland Sutton is good news for Jeudy, Sutton and Lock.

Noah Fant was wildly inconsistent last year, as expected from a rookie tight end. He showed flashes of explosiveness and should finish as a TE1 this year.

Los Angeles Chargers

2020 Chargers NFL Projections

This was one of the more difficult teams to generate projections for. Tyrod Taylor once again finds himself the starter in the offseason but could lose his job to rookie Justin Herbert any day. Just like Nathan Peterman in Buffalo and Baker Mayfield with the Browns.

With Melvin Gordon no longer on the roster, Austin Ekeler is the RB1 on the depth chart, but his biggest impact comes in the passing game. With Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley on the roster, anything could happen with those red zone carries.

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are both legit Fantasy options, regardless of QB. Allen might be one of the most valuable WRs by the end of the NFL season as Fantasy owners might pass on him with the quarterback situation unknown.

There is no real third receiver on the roster with Andre Patton, Joe Reed and K.J. Hill all fighting for snaps and targets.

Hunter Henry played well enough last year to remind Fantasy owners he is still an option. Hopefully, these two quarterbacks will lean heavily on Henry, the way Philip Rivers did.

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Las Vegas Raiders

2020 Raiders NFL Projections

Viva Las Raiders!

Derek Carr is coming off a career-best 7.24 adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A). The addition of Henry Ruggs should only make Carr a better quarterback. However, it probably won't be enough to make him Fantasy relevant.

Josh Jacobs is coming off one of the 10 best Fantasy seasons by a rookie RB, according to PPR scoring, in the last three years. He is one of the few remaining running backs in the NFL that is not sharing the backfield.

Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow posted efficient and sufficient numbers last year, but the addition of Ruggs should keep their targets down and expectations limited.

Darren Waller led the Raiders in all receiving categories, except touchdowns, last season and is currently ranked as a top-5 TE, according to Fantasy Six Pack's Fantasy Football consensus draft rankings. We expect some positive touchdown regression despite Foster Moreau vulturing five touchdowns last year and Jason Witten being added to the tight end depth chart.

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