Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers for 2020: Justin Jefferson leads rookie receivers

These players saw their fantasy values increase or decrease most based on their performances in 2020:

Sizzlers

QB Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals: We're heading into a new era of mobile quarterbacks and boy they score well in fantasy. Murray led the position with 11 rushing touchdowns and is on track to finish as this year's No. 1 overall fantasy player.

RB James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars: The undrafted rookie from Illinois State was thrust into duty when Jacksonville released Leonard Fournette at the end of August. Exploding onto the NFL scene, Robinson rushed for more than 1,000 yards, was a reliable receiver and was a major threat in the red zone.    

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson has made quite an impact with the Vikings this season, leading the team in targets and ranking second in receptions and receiving yards. (Photo: Brad Rempel, USA TODAY Sports)

WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings: Perhaps no member of a stellar 2020 rookie class shined brighter than Jefferson. He broke Randy Moss' franchise record for receptions by a rookie and needs just 47 yards in Week 17 to top Moss's rookie record of 1,313.

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: Buffalo has found its long-term answer at quarterback. Allen took a major step forward, passing for more than 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns, as well as creating opportunities with his legs. 

WR Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons: With Julio Jones doing his “in again, out again” dance, Ridley became the Falcons' go-to receiver. He was a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, even when Jones wasn't able to play. With four consecutive 100-yard receiving games (with one to go) to close out his 2020 season, Ridley will be one of the first wide receivers selected in next year's drafts.

Fizzlers

WR Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns: Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. With his on-field production rarely keeping pace with his ability, Beckham will have to prove he's fully recovered from knee surgery before fantasy teams take the plunge again in 2021.

WR Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos: His spotty receiving stats weren't completely his fault, but Jeudy's reputation as the best route-runner in his draft class didn't translate into big rookie numbers. Better quarterback play is essential if he's going to improve.

WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts: Hilton finally had a string of solid games late in the season, but it was too little, too late. Zach Pascal and rookie Michael Pittman could reduce Hilton's role even further in the future. 

TE Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles: A six-week absence due to an ankle issue sunk his season, but he wasn't that productive before or after the injury. He's no longer a big-play threat — or even the team's No. 1 tight end.

TE Evan Engram, N.Y. Giants: In a disappointing season all around for the Giants, the loss of star running back Saquon Barkley had a devastating effect on Engram's production. With fewer threats on offense, Engram was unable to deliver on his breakthrough potential.

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