Last but not least, there are three players that should be recognized as possible top fantasy scorers in the 2020 season for the Bills. These three players are all pass catchers that will be entering their second year with the Bills and will be competing for targets in this talent crowded offense.
First is tight end Dawson Knox who is entering his second season in the NFL. Knox finished his rookie year as the 33rd highest scoring tight end in fantasy with just 28 receptions on 50 targets for 388 yards and only 2 touchdowns. While those aren’t flashy numbers, by not adding anyone to this tight end room, the Bills gave Knox a vote of confidence for the upcoming season.
Knox’s best ability is running after the catch, he has the physicality needed from the tight end position but adds some juice to that equation with above average speed. Knox is someone who should be drafted as a backup tight end to start the season, but he has the chance to jump into the top 10 for tight ends by the second half of the season. The potential for him to progress though the 2020 season is what puts him on the honorable mentions list.
Next is the pair of wide receivers added in free agency prior to the 2019 season, John Brown and Cole Beasley. Both receivers had respectable debut seasons in Buffalo, but Brown specifically put up career numbers. Brown finished as the 58th overall fantasy scorer and 20th wide receiver in 2019 with 72 receptions on 115 targets for 1060 yards and 6 touchdowns. Beasley on the other hand had a sneaky productive season from his usual slot position. He finished as the 88th overall scorer and 34th wide receiver in fantasy with 67 receptions on 105 targets for 778 yards and 6 touchdowns.
As great as these two wide receivers were in their first year in Buffalo, it is difficult to project them as top options in fantasy because of the arrival of Stefon Diggs. Diggs will likely demand most of the target share which has to take away from the combined 200 plus targets that went Brown and Beasely’s way in 2019.
Particularly Dawson Knox has the best chance to improve on his 2019 numbers, but for Brown and Beasley it is likely that their fantasy production will decrease in order to make way for team success in 2020.