The Gut Check No.503: The Four Horsemen of the 2020 Fantasy Apocalypse

Matt Waldman profiles fantasy football's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Named as punishments from the fantasy gods, will these four reign terror on those that draft them or those that don't? 

When the 2020 fantasy gods open the four of their first seven seals, it summons four players that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. They've been sent in 2020 to patrol the earth—sword, famine, wild beasts, and plague.

They are fantasy football's Four Horsemen of the 2020 Apocalypse. The first rider on the white horse carries a bow, wears a crown, and rides forward as a figure of Conquest.

The second carries a sword and rides a red horse. He is the creator of War. The third sits atop a black horse symbolizing Famine. And the fourth and final horse is a pale green, and upon it rides Death accompanied by Hades.

The question is not if these four riders are harbingers of final judgment, but whether they are setting a divine end time upon those who draft them or those who don't.

This week, I profile Antonio Brown, Colin Kaepernick, Marshawn Lynch, and Josh Gordon: four league veterans who could emerge from football's netherworld and tell you who could terrorize your opponents, who will haunt your every waking moment, and who will never leave the paddock.

No longer premiere options on draft boards, it's an important exercise to filter high upside players from options with low-to-moderate floors and low ceilings.

These options are about as likely to all hit the ground running as all Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse but, as many seem to believe, it's worth being prepared.

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