5 Players I Like Less Than Their ADP
A few days ago I wrote an article about 5 players I like more than their ADP. If you haven't read it, you should check it out. This article is on 5 players that I like less than their current ADP according to @FantasyPros. So, here you go:
JuJu Smith-Schuster: JuJu was an amazing fantasy player over his first two seasons, and then was atrocious last season. It seems like a lot of people are giving him a pass on what happened last season due to injuries and the loss of Big Ben at QB. I think there was a bit more to it, and I think it mostly had to do with the loss of Antonio Brown. JuJu benefited immensely from soft coverage with teams needing to focus on Brown, as can be seen in three of the highlights below. In each of these highlights, JuJu is left in one-on-one coverage situations with no safety help, with one just being a blown coverage. He also scores on a kickoff return for a touchdown, something he won't be doing in 2020.
JuJu is not a speedster, so counting on him to score 97-yard touchdowns or kick returns year after year is not likely to happen. Just the above highlights account for 51 fantasy points. JuJu is more of a possession receiver who has a lot of questions he needs to answer post AB, and ranking him inside the top 20, let alone the top 12 is likely to leave you disappointed in 2020.
DeAndre Hopkins: I'm not sure how Hopkins can still be ranked so high with everything that's going on. First he gets traded to the Cardinals and the majority seem to thing this is a good thing. Is it? Going to a new team usually has some growing pains. Not even counting a year dealing with COVID. He's been nothing but outstanding with one of the better QB's in the league, Deshaun Watson. Kyler Murray is not an upgrade, at least not yet. A lot of people also point to the fact that the Cardinals run such a fast-paced offense and that Hopkins will get more volume. That's also not likely to happen with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk on the squad. Not to mention once the Cardinals traded for Kenyan Drake, Murray ranked 19th in pass attempts per game during that stretch. Hopkins has an ADP of WR3, yet I'm even finding it difficult to keep him where I have him at WR6.
Sony Michel: Sony has never looked like the first round draft pick we thought he would be coming out of Georgia in 2018. It's crazy to think he went ahead of teammate Nick Chubb. He has rarely been healthy and it looks like all the ailments he's dealt with have sapped any explosiveness he once had. He also is a zero in the receiving game with the way the team uses James White and Rex Burkhead. His ADP of RB38 is pretty low, but still not low enough in my opinion. I'm not even sure he's going to be starting over Damien Harris at the start of the year.
Courtland Sutton: I think Sutton barely makes it in as a WR2 in 2020. The team added two WRs in Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft as well as adding a decent receiving back in Melvin Gordon in Free Agency. Not to mention 2nd year tight end Noah Fant. It's going to be difficult for any receiver to stand out, especially with Drew Lock slinging the football and the team still wanting to focus on the run.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Now, Clyde absolutely has the potential to go 2017 Alvin Kamara on the league. I'm not denying that. However the Chiefs still have Damien Williams and added DeAndre Washington in Free Agency. All who are dual threat running backs. I still like Clyde, but I prefer some of the guys being drafted behind him such as: Todd Gurley, Le'Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon and David Johnson who will all likely be given larger workloads in 2020.