The NFL and the NFLPA have begun discussions on player opt-outs for the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The report notes that both the league and union anticipate that an opt-out option will be available to players. The deadline for opting out has not been agreed upon, and the report also notes that any tolling of player contracts for opting out has yet to be discussed.
It is too early to know if any fantasy relevant players will be opting out this season, but it is fair to assume that if opt-outs are allowed at least some players will exercise that ability. Numerous players have opted out of the MLB and NBA restarts. Depending on the names that exercise an opt-out, the pandemic could have a huge influence on the fantasy landscape for 2020. With training camps set to open in less than three weeks, the league and union have plenty of issues to sort through in a short period of time before the players take the field to prepare for a new season.