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ADP = Pick 19  Bye Week: 10

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 89 | YARDS: 1106
TOUCHDOWNS: 9

In 2019, Travis Kelce was 1st among all tight ends in total receptions (97), yards (1,229), and targets (136). Being in a high caliber offense definitely has it’s advantages. Kelce has been, and will be arguably the top option at the tight end position going into 2020. Travis’s (15.9 PPR) points per game was enough to finish tied first with George Kittle. Patrick Mahomes throwing Kelce the ball obviously gives him a safer floor than most others, as he received a 24.4% target share placing him 2nd among all TE’s in 2019.

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ADP = Pick 23  Bye Week: 11

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RECEPTIONS: 95 | YARDS: 1173
TOUCHDOWNS: 6

The TE1 from 2019 is making a strong push to overtake Travis Kelce as THE tight end to own in fantasy in 2020. His 15.9 points per game were tied for 1st and his target share of 28% was 4% higher than the 2nd closest, Travis Kelce. He's one of the biggest play makers as the position and will likely be the most targeted. The 49ers wide receiver position is not a whole lot different from 2019, with veteran Emmanuel Sanders replaced by Brandon Aiyuk. Kittle should again be considered as a top 2 tight end in 2020.

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ADP = Pick 45  Bye Week: 8

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 79 | YARDS: 1036
TOUCHDOWNS: 8

Andrews finished 2019 as the TE5 in both total points and points per game in PPR. He was Top 5 or close to it in nearly every meaningful tight end stat there is. He was all around amazing in 2019 despite only being 23 years old. And the most amazing part, he did all of that playing on only 43% of the offensive plays. His snap share ranked 67th at the position. Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and Zach Ertz all played in over 90% of their team's snaps. He wasn't even on the field as much as his teammate Nick Boyle (67% snap share). He ranked 38th at the position in total offensive plays. Kelce's 981 offensive snaps was 514 more than Andrew's 467.

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Looking ahead to 2020, the biggest change is that Baltimore traded away its former 1st round pick, tight end Hayden Hurst. That's huge. Hurst played exactly 1 less snap in 2019 than Andrews. With Hurst now in Atlanta you have to think Baltimore will put replace the majority of those snaps with Andrews. Along with that, it will be difficult for Baltimore to be as dominant in the run game as they were in 2019. The Raven's ranked dead last in pass plays per game because the team was so good running the football. They will still be good, but teams will now have an entire season of film on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens will be forced to pass more. That's a guarantee. Combine the added pass attempts with the added snaps and it's easy to see a path for Andrews finishing as the Top tight end in 2020. Given he is being drafted roughly two rounds after Kelce and Kittle, he's a player that can be targeted at a discount with similar elite potential.

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ADP = Pick 40  Bye Week: 9

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 89 | YARDS: 912
TOUCHDOWNS: 6

The most heavily targeted tight end for the 2nd straight season, Zach Ertz again proved to be an elite assett at the position in 2019. In fact, over the past four seasons, Ertz has yet to finish any worse than the overall TE6 or the TE4 in ppg. The only tight end to be better over that time period has been Travis Kelce. While he may not provide as high of a ceiling as Kelce or even Kittle, he's not far off and provides one of the most consistant options at a position that is anything but consistant.

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ADP = Pick 53  Bye Week: 6

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 77 | YARDS: 950
TOUCHDOWNS: 6

The former wide receiver turned tight end exploded onto the tight end scene last year scoring 221 fantasy points on 90 receptions for 1,145 yards. He ranked top 10 in target share, targets, receiving yards, receptions, and yards per reception. The only blemish on his 2019 resume was a mere 3 touchdowns. Cut to 2020, the competition around him has gone up. The Raiders added three wide receivers in the first three rounds of the draft, all capable of taking away targets. Waller will still be fine and should be looked at as a top-5 tight end, but he should not be viewed in the elite tier with Kelce and Kittle.

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ADP = Pick 75  Bye Week: 9

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 71 | YARDS: 723
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

Over his last five games played, no tight end was better than Higbee, not even close. Zach Ertz was 2nd with 87 points scored....20 points (4 points per game) less than Higbee's 107. Goff really developed a connection with Higbee down the stretch, and with Cooks now shipped out of town, the concentration of targets just became more focused. Higbee has good value at the position in 2020 and should be viewed as a 2nd tier TE1.

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ADP = Pick 71  Bye Week: 11

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 69 | YARDS: 727
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

Through the first 8 games of the season, Engram was the TE6, but then he suffered the dreaded Lisfranc injury and was forced to miss the rest of the season. Engram’s upside is undeniable. His targets per game, target share, receptions per game, receiving yards per game and points per game were all top 10. He finished as the TE18 despite only playing in half the games. Yes, he is an injury risk, but banking on him to miss half the season again is a fools errand. His reputation for being injured will drive down his ADP, so take advantage and draft his upside because few tight ends offer as much as.

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ADP = Pick 77  Bye Week: 10

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 59 | YARDS: 748
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

Hunter Henry is one of the most difficult tight ends to analyze heading into this season, due to an inconsistent history and the fact that we don't know much about who will be throwing him the ball. Personally, I think there are many late round value picks for the tight end position, so taking one in an early round hasn’t crossed my mind. However, if I were to spend a high pick, I would rather have a safer, consistent tight end, somewhat of an anchor for my team. Hunter Henry's upside is certainly there, but after losing his starting quarterback who targeted the tight end heavily, and an inability to stay healthy, it appears he is being vastly overvalued heading into the season.

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ADP = Pick 73  Bye Week: 13

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RECEPTIONS: 63 | YARDS: 888
TOUCHDOWNS: 6

The days of Gronk being an elite fantasy option are in the rear view mirror. The last time we saw him play he looked like a shell of himself. Since then it looks as if he's lost a good 25-30 pounds. He still has time to get into football shape, but he is also playing in an offense that has a lot of talent around him in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. This is an offense that will funnel first to the wide receivers. Gronk should be viewed around the likes of Jared Cook or Austin Hooper as a back end TE1 for 2020. He won’t get a ton of receptions, but that offense is going to score a lot and his red zone presence could easily produce 10+ touchdowns.

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ADP = Pick 99  Bye Week: 6

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 49 | YARDS: 665
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

An ankle sprain forced Cook to miss 2 games during the 2019 season, and he was still able to finish as the TE7. Surprisingly, he drops to the TE10 in points per game. Guys like Evan Engram, Hunter Henry and Will Dissly were better in the games they played. If you're expecting Cook to finish again as a top 7 tight end, it might be chasing last year's stats. His season was very touchdown driven given that 1/3 of his fantasy points came from touchdowns. His 9 touchdowns were 2nd to only Mark Andrews. It's likely those will come down and given he was only the 16th most targeted tight end, he won't be able to rely on volume. Especially now with Emmanuel Sanders added to the mix. He should be viewed as a back end TE1 for 2020.

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ADP = Pick 120  Bye Week: 10

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 58 | YARDS: 664
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

This former 1st round pick (drafted ahead of Lamar Jackson 😳) was overshadowed by his former teammate Mark Andrews over the the first two seasons and was then shipped to Atlanta, and the landing spot couldn't be better. He replaces Austin Hooper, who himself finished as the TE6 each of the past two seasons and was the TE3 in points per game last year. Can we expect those elite numbers from Hurst? No, probably not, but he is absolutely in the TE1 conversation. Look to target him as a TE2 with top 8 upside.

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ADP = Pick 104  Bye Week: 9

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 55 | YARDS: 583
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Austin Hooper had an outstanding 2019 campaign. Through the first 10 weeks of the season he was the number one tight end in fantasy football. A knee injury forced him to miss three weeks, but he was still able to finish as the TE6. Now he plays in Cleveland where the talent level is just as good with Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. The main difference is the passing. Under Dirk Koetter, Atlanta attempted the most passes in the NFL, under new head coach Kevin Stefanski, Minnesota attempted the 3rd fewest attempts. He is also playing in a new system with a new quarterback. Those expecting Hooper to continue where he left off last season will likely be disappointed. He should be viewed as a back end TE1 in 2020.

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ADP = Pick 127  Bye Week: 11

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RECEPTIONS: 57 | YARDS: 650
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

Gesicki rebounded from a dreadful rookie campaign and finished as the TE12 in 2019. The 97th percentile athlete oozes athleticism, and under risk taker Ryan Fitzmagic, we were finally able to see some of his potential. He finished the year top 12 in points, targets and receiving yards per game. Going into his second season, look for increased usage and production with Fitzpatrick likely to remain the starter for at least this season, or the transition to 3rd overall pick Tua. Both are a good thing for Gesicki, who should be targeted as a back end TE1 for 2020.

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ADP = Pick 126  Bye Week: 5

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 56 | YARDS: 645
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Selected eighth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, it didn’t take long for fantasy enthusiasts to get excited at the prospect of T.J. Hockenson becoming a fantasy asset - especially at a notoriously thin position. He exploded onto the scene in Week 1 (6 of 9 for 131 yards and 1 TD), but he was a non-factor for the rest of the year. Hock’s disappointing rookie season can be attributed to a few factors - a scary concussion in Week 4, a shoulder injury in Week 10, a season-ending ankle injury on Thanksgiving, and sub-par QB play from three different signal callers (Stafford; Driskel; Blough). Heading into the 2020 season, the tight end position is a little deeper than in years’ past. With more viable options to choose from, Hockenson comes in around TE15 overall. He is a TE2 with upside that is predicated on Matthew Stafford staying healthy.

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ADP = Pick 145  Bye Week: 9

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 59 | YARDS: 609
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Philadelphia was able to support two top 10 tight ends in 2019, Ertz 4th and Goedart 10th. This was largely due to having very few healthy wide receivers for much of the season. While it's hard to project both tight ends to finish as TE1's again in 2019, there are some promising signs for Goedart that are unique to him. He finished top 12 in points per game, target share, targets per game, receptions per game and receiving yards per game. He plays in an offense that heavily involves the tight end, and he's one Zach Ertz injury away from being a top 5 option at the position. He can be drafted as your second tight end, but provides a ceiling that no other backup tight end can provide.

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UPDATE: Dallas Goedert was sucker punched at a South Dakota bar Friday, June 19th. I have high expectations for the 10th overall TE last year and he's an amazing sleeper value. But I do have some concerns after watching the video of the former second round pick.⁣⁣⁣ He likely suffered a concussion and 2 factors point to a higher risk of a prolonged recovery. Loss of consciousness and tonic posturing. Tonic posturing is sustained flexion or extension of the limbs and if you watch the video closely, his right arm remained extended for a period of time following his fall and this is a red flag for prolonged recovery for concussions.⁣⁣⁣

In addition reports are that the injury was mild but symptoms can often be delayed with concussion sometimes arising over a week later. There’s no magic number for “what’s too many concussions”, the best track is to minimize the amount and to ensure if you are experiencing a significant worsening in symptoms, you deescalate the aggravating activity. ⁣⁣

Some poor predictors of concussion recovery are a persistent headache, history of ADHD, mood disorders, migraines.⁣⁣⁣

I still have high expectations for Goedert but I would make sure to have a solid backup if I’m drafting him. He’s a solid sleeper pick at a current ADP.⁣⁣⁣

🚑 INJURY RISK LEVEL = 🟡 MODERATE

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ADP = Pick 112  Bye Week: 8

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RECEPTIONS: 54 | YARDS: 663
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Noah Fant is incredibly physically gifted, but when it comes to production he left a lot to be desired in 2019. He had 3 or less receptions in 75% of the games he played in for 2019. Many roll with the narrative that Fant picked up steam as the season went on, but that narrative is false. If you take out the big game in Week 14 where he had 20 PPR points, he only averaged 4.5 PPR points per game from week 11-17. With the Broncos bringing in weapons in Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, there are now more mouths to feed. I have Fant ranked outside of my Top 10 Tight Ends.

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ADP = Pick 151  Bye Week: 7

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RECEPTIONS: 55 | YARDS: 547
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

Jack Doyle isn’t the most intriguing player for fantasy football, but when a player is put in a situation when the Tight End position is utilized immensely, a system can change a whole player. Similar to Pro Bowl TE Austin Hooper’s breakout season. In Rivers’ 16 year career, 15 of those he has produced a top 15 TE. Even more impressive, in 8 of his 16 seasons he produced a top 5 TE. As a bonus, he now has the starting role with the departure of Eric Ebron. Doyle is a STEAL in the later rounds.

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ADP = Pick 156  Bye Week: 7

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RECEPTIONS: 44 | YARDS: 506
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

When Delanie Walker was sidelined for the rest of the season in week 7 Jonnu Smith filled in and was able to finish as the TE14 in weeks 8-16. He is the perfect late-round tight end to target as the difference between what he will score and a mid-range TE is not all that far apart. If you miss out on one of the upper-end TE's Smith is a good add late in your drafts.

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ADP = Pick 166  Bye Week: 10

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 47 | YARDS: 542
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Last season a 37 year old Jason Witten who would likely clock a 5.0+ 40-yard dash if timed finished as the TE11 in this offense. Jarwin isn't anything special by any means, but in this offense any starting tight end can have upside. And Jarwin does have some metrics that pop. He ranked top 10 in yards per target, yards per pass route and catch rate in 2019. He will likely go undrafted in most drafts, but as Witten showed last year, he has the potential to finish as a TE1 in 2020.

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ADP = Pick 213  Bye Week: 13

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 41 | YARDS: 401
TOUCHDOWNS: 3

If you're looking for a late round TE with TE1 upside, look no further than Carolina's Ian Thomas. One of the more athletic TE's in the league finally gets his chance to be unleashed now that Greg Olsen has left for Seattle. While he will have to compete for short and intermediate targets with D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey, there should be plenty to go around from the #2 pass attempts team from 2019 to go along with a QB, Teddy Bridgewater who loves to pepper the short and intermediate parts of the field.

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ADP = Pick 148  Bye Week: 8

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 42 | YARDS: 522
TOUCHDOWNS: 5

Things were pretty terrible last season for Ebron, so the good news is, things can only go up for him. The positives we can point to are he was top 10 in yards per reception and yard per route run, so he was actually efficient. And just two years ago he was able to score 17 touchdowns. He shouldn't be viewed as a TE1 in Pittsburgh, but more as a high end TE2 with TE1 upside due to his redzone and athletic abilities.

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ADP = Pick 234  Bye Week: 11

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 35 | YARDS: 427
TOUCHDOWNS: 3

Knox was forced into a starting role his rookie season after an early injury to starter TE Tyler Kroft. The Mississippi product flashed early scoring a career high 13.9 points in week 3, but failed to build on that performance going forward. In fact, it was the only time he reached double digit points in ppr formats on the year. However, Knox is a big athletic TE on a rising offense. If he’s afforded the opportunity to start in 2020 we should see an uptick in production, particularly red zone opportunities. With defenses honing in on the newly acquired WR Stefon Diggs and the dual threat of QB Josh Allen, Knox may be the beneficiary of redzone opportunities similar to TE Darren Fells (7 TDS) last year for the Texans. He will have to fend off Tyler Kroft who was penciled in as the Bills starter last year for this to come to fruition. He’s a deep sleeper in 12 team leagues.

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ADP = Pick 187  Bye Week: 11

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RECEPTIONS: 44 | YARDS: 516
TOUCHDOWNS: 3

The 4th round pick from Miami enters his 3rd NFL season in a make or break year. He has shown potential, he just hasn't been on the field enough. He missed most of 2019 with a suspension and injuries. When he did play as a rookie, he ranked 11th at the position in red zone target share, 10th in red zone receptions, 8th in touchdowns and 9th in yards per reception. So, he has the potential to be a top-10 tight end, but he also has the risk of being a waste of a roster spot. Fortunately he can be taken at the very end of your drafts with little investment.

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ADP = Pick 209  Bye Week: 7

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RECEPTIONS: 48 | YARDS: 477
TOUCHDOWNS: 3

A Minnesota Vikings TE by the name of Irv Smith might just be the greatest value pick in this year's draft. Coming off a solid rookie year 36 rec for 311 yds and 2 TDs while sitting behind Kyler Rudolph is amazing. He is primed for a second year breakout, and is in a strong position to become the teams top te option or even the top receiving option. He is most comparable to a guy like Evan Engram because they are practically huge WRs as TEs. When healthy Engram has the potential of a top 5 TE and the same is said about Irv Smith. In addition, he was only target one less time than last years starter Kyle Rudolph and it is estimated this year Irv Smith will overtake the older and aging Rudolph as the TE1. Overall, getting a guy like Irv Smith at a price of a waiver wire pickup or late round stash is incredible with his high ceiling and mid floor.

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ADP = Pick 205  Bye Week: 6

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RECEPTIONS: 41 | YARDS: 477
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Greg Olsen finished 2019 as the TE13, and that was on a terrible Panthers team without Cam Newton. Now he gets one of the most efficient QBs who turned both Will Dissley and Jacob Hollister into solid fantasy options at different points last season. His red zone presence alone could put him into TE1 consideration, but Dissly should be back from injury and we don't really know how they both will be utilized. That combined with the fact that Olsen is entering his age 35 season leaves him as a TE you can let go undrafted in your league.

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ADP = Pick 218  Bye Week: 7

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 40 | YARDS: 399
TOUCHDOWNS: 4

Rudolph's days as a TE1 are in the rear view mirror. Rookie Irv Smith cut into his workload in 2019 and will likely do even more cutting come 2020. Unless you're in a two TE league, Rudolph can go undrafted.

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ADP = Pick 226  Bye Week: 13

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2020 PROJECTED STATS

RECEPTIONS: 23 | YARDS: 328
TOUCHDOWNS: 2

One of the most effecient tight ends over his first two seasons, the sky was the limit for Howard entering the 2019 season. Unfortunately Bruce Arians offense had different plans in mind. On a Tampa team that ran the third most pass plays in the NFL and players like Godwin, Evans and Winston were all having their best seasons, Howard flopped. His 54 targets ranked 25th for the position and he was only able to finish as the TE29. Unless a trade happens, Howard's 2020 will likely be even worse now that the team traded for Brady's best friend Rob Gronkowski. Howard needs to leave Tampa for anything good to happen in 2020.

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