3 reasons QB Teddy Bridgewater should be on your fantasy team

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Here are three reasons why you need Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on your fantasy team in 2020.

The Carolina Panthers bet big on Teddy Bridgewater leading the team back to prominence this offseason. After working his way back up various depth charts since a serious knee injury threatened his career, the quarterback will now get another opportunity to prove he is a worthy starter in the NFL.

Bridgewater was the biggest financial outlay made by the Carolina Panthers in free agency. They gave the former first-round pick out of Louisville a three-year, $63 million deal that included a $15 million signing bonus ad $33 million guaranteed. This represents a significant leap of faith from the new regime as they moved on from long-serving signal-caller Cam Newton.

Everything seems to be in place for Bridgewater to make a success out of this chance. The Panthers do have plenty of questions surrounding their offensive line. But if they somehow manage to come together and give him the protection required, it could result in some outstanding production.

The former New Orleans Saint was named as one of the top-ten fantasy football offseason moves in a recent feature by ESPN. They placed him in the QB2 region. But there is definite scope for Bridgewater to become a QB1 option as the 2020 season progresses.

"“Bridgewater’s fantasy prospects are a tough read, being that he made only six starts combined from 2016 to ’19 as he recovered from major injury and settled for the aforementioned backup role, but he was plenty productive as Brees’ fill-in early last season. In five starts during that time, Bridgewater scored 83.6 fantasy points, 11th best among quarterbacks, enough to place him within the QB2 tier in two-quarterback leagues.”"

There are plenty of reasons why Bridgewater should be on your fantasy football team next season. The Panthers will be counting on the player to lead them through this period of transition. And although this might not come with a postseason berth or even a winning record. It will give him a chance to convince the coaching staff that this spot should be his for the foreseeable future.

Here are three reasons why Bridgewater should be a strong fantasy football option in 2020.