College: Southern Methodist | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 216 lbs
Birth Date: 10/10/1995
2020 Bye Week: 8
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton has high expectations heading into the 2020 season and continues to receive plenty of praise, especially from new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. During a recent Zoom conference call with reporters, the former Giants head coach labeled Sutton as a "very dynamic player" while also acknowledging his prowess in many areas as a receiver. The 24-year-old has had a solid career throughout his first two years in the league, racking up 114 catches for 1,816 yards and 10 touchdowns. Despite the arrival of Alabama wideout Jerry Jeudy, Sutton could be in line for his best year as a professional, especially with the expected progression of sophomore signal-caller Drew Lock.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton has drawn 12 pass-interference penalties in coverage since 2018 -- the second most in the league over that span according to Pro Football Focus data.
Fantasy Spin: Some of those who are arguing for pass-interference yardage to count in fantasy undoubtedly have been Sutton owners. Regardless, Sutton still finished as fantasy's 17th-best wideout in 2019, and even with the Broncos' new pass-catching additions, keep valuing him as a WR2 in drafts this summer.
Denver Broncos WRs Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick are considered locks to make the 2020 team, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post. WRs Diontae Spencer, DaeSean Hamilton, Tyrie Cleveland and Juwann Winfree will compete for the returner and sixth receiver jobs.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught 22 of his 40 targets for 280 yards and two touchdowns in five games with Drew Lock as the starting quarterback in 2019. In his 11 other games, Sutton hauled in 50 of his 84 targets for 832 yards and four TDs.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton led all wide receivers in 2019 with 42.93 percent of his team's air yards, according to NFL.com's Next Gen Stats.
Fantasy Spin: Sutton finished with career highs in targets (124), receptions (72) and yards (1,112) to finish 18th among fantasy wideouts, but with the Broncos using their first two draft picks on wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler and TE Noah Fant entering his second season, don't be surprised to see Sutton's air yards and target shares dip noticeably. Value him as a low-end WR2 at best.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton led all receivers with 12 broken tackles on receptions in 2019. Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson, former Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp tied for second among receivers with nine.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught 72 passes for 1,112 yards with three drops in 2019 after finishing with a 42-704 stat line with nine drops in his rookie season of 2018.
Fantasy Spin: Sutton finished 18th among fantasy wideouts in 2019, but that was with three different quarterbacks and not many other targets to divert defensive attention after fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders was traded. If all falls right in 2020, Sutton could challenge for back-end WR1 status.
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton said he is 'looking forward' to working in offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's system. 'Hearing that we're going to be in a lot of 11 personnel and throwing the ball a lot,' Sutton said. 'I'm excited about that.'
Fantasy Spin: Sutton enjoyed a solid sophomore campaign, finishing with 1,112 yards and six scores. He has WR2 potential, but it is probably best to draft him as a WR3 with the unproven Drew Lock likely to be under center in 2020.