Charles Herrmann (@HermsNFL)
The Lateral Chief Editor
One of the best parts about this game-within-a-game is the fun of predictions making, none more fun than breakouts, busts, and sleepers. Anyone reading this knows what we're talking about. Making side bets with your league mates, the joy of making yourself look and feel smart, and just the overall great feeling of following a journey from atop a bandwagon. Not all picks work out of course, but hey, even the best among us are not right all the time.
Using our rankings (coming out soon) and looking at FantasyPros ECR for PPR scoring, we at The Lateral have put together a group of RBs to highlight as our 2020 picks to breakout, boom, bust, and have some solid sleeper appeal.
Let's get started.
Breakout RBs for 2020:
- Charles' pick: Miles Sanders
- Malcolm's pick: Josh Jacobs
- Charles' pick: Joe Mixon
- Malcolm's pick: David Johnson
- Charles' pick: Kenyan Drake
- Malcolm's pick: Aaron Jones
Want to take a look at his juke rate too while we're at it? Drake ranked 46th with a 15.5% rate. Honestly, I just do not believe Kenyan Drake is all that good. The guy could not emerge in Miami over Damien Williams and Frank Gore during his tenure there. And do not forget, Drake was only acquired following Chase Edmonds going down after having his own boom game, but I'll let Malcolm talk more about him. I do not believe Drake will do insanely poorly necessarily, but RB10 is a bit rich for my blood. I've got him at RB16, and even that sits funny with me.
- Charles' pick: Zack Moss
- Malcolm's pick: Chase Edmonds