We have finally made it to the eight and final division in this 2020 Fantasy Football Projections series. A lot has changed in the NFC East this offseason. All of that is accounted for in our 2020 Fantasy Football NFC East Projections.
The Dallas Cowboys fired Jason Garrett and will now operate under Mike McCarthy's leadership. They also got themselves another weapon on offense, drafting wide receiver CeeDee Lamb with the 17th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, they did lose their starting Center, Travis Frederick, to retirement.
The Philadelphia Eagles lost Brandon Brooks to a torn Achilles and Jason Peters is still a free agent as of writing this post. They did draft wide receiver Jalen Reagor with the 21st pick in the NFL Draft.
2020 Fantasy Football NFC East Projections
Dak Prescott wants to be paid and I honestly believe he deserves it.
Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for COVID-19 which is going to scare off some owners, but I don't think there is any reason to pass on him in Fantasy drafts. I'd be more concerned with back to back years of 300 carries if I owned him in Dynasty leagues.
There is not a better trio of wide receivers in the NFL. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb will be impossible to cover. Cooper Gallup and Randall Cobb combined for over 300 targets last year so it is not like there are not enough to go around!
Carson Wentz eclipsed 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career with a group of banged-up wide receivers.
Miles Sanders lost 119 carries to Jordan Howard in his rookie season. He managed 1,300 total yards thanks to catching 50 passes. With a healthy group of receivers, Sanders might not surpass his rookie numbers.
The problem with the Eagles come draft day is that we have no idea which WR is going to be the guy. Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson - they are all ranked outside the top 50 wide receivers according to the Fantasy Six Pack consensus draft rankings.
New York Giants
Daniel Jones impressed me in his rookie campaign. As a Giants fan myself, I personally wanted them to target Dwayne Haskins and even more so wanted them to take LB Josh Allen with the sixth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, Jones proved he can handle the bright lights of New York and I am fully on board. That being said, he needs to work with Tiki Barber on learning how to hold onto the football!
Saquon Barkley ruined many Fantasy dreams last year, scoring 100 fewer points than in his rookie season. The ankle sprain really limited him but once he was healthy, he finished strong, scoring five touchdowns in the Giants final three games.
Golden Tate played in just 11 games for the Giants last year but was on pace for nine touchdowns. He will turn 32 before the season starts, but he still has run after catch skills.
Sterling Shepard saw at least six targets in every game that he played last season. But he is more a PPR play who lacks touchdown potential.
Darius Slayton came out of nowhere to be one of the league's best deep threats last year. He also had three games with two touchdown catches! Don't be fooled though, he is the fifth option on offense. When Shepard, Tate or Engram miss a game though, Slayton can be a nice stop-gap.
Evan Engram has not been able to stay healthy after a solid rookie debut three years ago. He is a huge risk-reward pick that I am willing to take a chance on in the seventh round.
Washington Football Team
As expected, Dwayne Haskins struggled in his rookie season. There is untapped potential there but we are a few seasons away from Haskins ever being Fantasy relevant.
The running back situation is a mess in our nation's capital. Derrius Guice was just released and Adrian Peterson just turned 35. Bryce Love is entering his sophomore season but the most intriguing prospect here is Antonio Gibson. Washington spent their third-round pick on the kid out of Memphis and according to PlayerProfiler.com, his best comparable is Joe Mixon!
Terry McLaurin became one of the hottest waiver wire additions in Fantasy Football last year, scoring a touchdown in each of his first three NFL games. He somewhat disappeared from Weeks 7-13 but he showed that he can be a true WR1 on an NFL depth chart. He is better utilized as a WR2 for Fantasy purposes.
Kelvin Harmon is out for the season with an ACL injury.
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