Fantasy Football: 30 Funny team names from 2020 NFL Draft prospects

Fantasy football team names are one of the best pastimes of the NFL and here are 30 new opportunities for names coming in the 2020 NFL Draft.

When it comes to the NFL, two aspects are the object of my affection more than anything else: fantasy football and the NFL Draft. While fantasy football season isn’t here for a few months, the NFL Draft is now less than a month away. What better way to celebrate the two by making fantasy football team names based on this year’s draft prospects?

There were two rules when making these: The prospects’ name must be in the team name and no name should be forced. For example, I tried to make Jonathan Taylor work but couldn’t come up with anything usable. There were a few notable players who didn’t make the cut but I tried to make enough team names for each fantasy position — including defense for all those IDP fanatics out there.

While I came up with all the ones below, I’d love to hear other fantasy football team names you have involving this year’s NFL Draft prospects. Let me know in the comments!

Quarterbacks

Joe Burrow: Guns and Burrowses
Welcome to the jungle, Joe.

Tua Tagovailoa: Tua-nd a Half Men
Hopefully his career will end better than this show did.

Justin Herbert: Herb Your Enthusiasm
I’m kind of stretching my rule but the other options I came up with for Herbert were not quite good.

Jordan Love: Literally anything with “Love” in it
I’m sure you can get creative enough here.

Jake Fromm: Jake Fromm State Farm
“What are you wearing, Jake Fromm State Farm?”

Jacob Eason: 13 Easons Why
And nine of them are because of Jake Fromm.

Running Backs

D’Andre Swift: Get Swifty
This name was the inspiration for this entire article, all because I’ve been impatiently waiting for the rest of Rick and Morty season four.

J.K. Dobbins: Baskin Dobbins
Considering the ice cream chain prides itself on offering 31 flavors, I think I know what jersey number Dobbins should wear…

Cam Akers: Ankle Brakers
With Akers’ elusiveness and agility, this name is more than fitting.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Fresh Prince of Helaire
I think I’ve crowned a winner (even if it is pronounced EE-lair).

Zack Moss: BoZack Horseman
Interestingly enough, Moss’s running style is comparable to that of an actual horse: powerful yet graceful.

Lamical Perine: Hooked on a Perine
I’m high on Perine as a late-round steal.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn: Vaughn With the Wind
He did run the ninth-fastest 40-yard dash among running backs.

Wide Receivers

CeeDee Lamb: That’s What CeeDee Said
If Michael Scott played fantasy football, this would be his team name. Unfortunately, he’d probably ruin it by drafting a defense in the first round.

Jerry Jeudy: Judge Jeudy
The final verdict? Jeudy could be the first wide receiver drafted.

Henry Ruggs: A Ruggs Life
With Ruggs’ speed, I expect him to fly by defenses.

Jalen Reagor: Reagor Things
Reagor’s crazy ability to snatch balls out of midair is similar to the demogorgon’s ability to snatch, well, you know… (And yes, it’s pronounced RAY-gor, not REE-jer.)

Denzel Mims: Shut Up Mimsy!
This one’s for all my diehard South Park fans out there.

KJ Hamler: Green Eggs and Hamler
A classic book gets a modern spin.

Brandon Aiyuk: Aiyuk-lyn Nine Nine
Pronounced EYE-ook, it’d be even more ironic if Aiyuk ended up in New York.

Van Jefferson: The Vantom Menace
I have a good feeling Jefferson will do much better than this movie did.

Tight Ends

Brycen Hopkins: Straight Outta Hopkins
This name can apply to the Texans, too.

Hunter Bryant: Good Will Hunter
I don’t apologize for all the 80s and 90s pop culture references.

Cole Kmet: Five-Star Kmet
If you wanted to be historically accurate, this would be “Four-Star Kmet.”

Defense (IDPs)

Jeffrey Okudah: Okudah Matata
What a wonderful phrase.

Chase Young: Glass Chase of Emotion
How I felt during the first two hours of the NFL’s legal tampering period.

K’Lavon Chaisson: Chaisson Greatness
Enough said.

Javon Kinlaw: Javon Feel the Noize
It’d be wild if he slipped out of the top 13 picks.

Zack Baun: The Baun Identity
Jason Bourne would be proud of Baun’s versatility and IQ.

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Kyle Dugger: Grave Dugger
This is a reference to the famous monster truck Grave Digger, which is a fitting comparison because Dugger is a monster in the secondary.

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