2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (K)

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (K)

QB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

RB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

WR Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

TE Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

D/ST Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

 

Positive: Matt Gay, Buccaneers

(v MIN, @ ATL, @ DET, v ATL)

Tampa Bay will score plenty of points this year, and they are unlikely to slow down in December. With two indoor games on the road and two home games in the country’s southernmost state, Gay is a definite beneficiary of how the schedule ends when most of the league is impacted by cold weather in some form or fashion.

 

Positive: Daniel Carlson, Raiders

(v IND, v LAC, v MIA, @ DEN)

I had Las Vegas here as a D/ST option that gets a boost with three home games, and the same is true for Carlson. The second-year kicker struggled some in 2019, but he has a strong leg to take advantage of the Allegiant Stadium setting and can cut through the winter weather in Denver with the elevation providing a boost.

 

Negative: Chris Boswell, Steelers

(@ BUF, @ CIN, v IND, @ CLE)

It could actually be worse for Boswell with just one game at Heinz Field (perhaps the toughest place to play for a kicker), but there is a realistic chance of four straight games in freezing temperatures. For those playing in Week 17, the Cleveland matchup is particular might be a concern with Boswell going 0-2 on field goals there over his last three games.

 

Negative: Austin Seibert, Browns

(v BAL, @ NYG, @ NYJ, v PIT)

The Browns will bounce between Cleveland and New York in the fantasy playoffs, so Seibert isn’t expected to catch a break when December hits. There are signs that the cold could affected the 23-year-old after he converted just two of his four PAT attempts in Week 16 and Week 17 last year (v BAL, @ CIN).

 

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (D/ST)

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (D/ST)

QB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

RB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

WR Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

TE Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

 

Positive: Baltimore Ravens

(@ CLE, v JAX, v NYG, @ CIN)

Baltimore is expected to be a top defensive unit with Calais Campbell and Patrick Queen added to last year’s group, but they could really be a standout option down the stretch. First, the Ravens will take on Baker Mayfield (who has tossed six interceptions in four meetings), then they get a string of young signal-callers over the final three games—including home matchups against the Jaguars and Giants.

 

Positive: Las Vegas Raiders

(v IND, v LAC, v MIA, @ DEN)

The Raiders are projected to be an average defense in 2020, but the schedule—with three games at Allegiant Stadium—sets up for them to finish strong in a possible playoff race. While Indy’s offensive line could be a challenge, the edge duo of Maxx Crosby and Clelin Ferrell should be able to do damage against the Chargers, Dolphins, and Broncos after Week 14.

 

Negative: Philadelphia Eagles

(v NO, @ ARI, @ DAL, v WAS)

Particularly for those who don’t play in Week 17, the Eagles look like a very shaky D/ST option in the fantasy playoffs, as they will face a New Orleans team that has really given them problems followed by a couple of tough road matchups versus Kyler Murray and Dak Prescott. The fact that Philadelphia is much better at Lincoln Financial Field than everywhere else makes them almost unusable for the stretch that many are playing for a fantasy title (Week 15-16).

 

Negative: Atlanta Falcons

(@ LAC, v TB, @ KC, @ TB)

Dan Quinn’s defense was excellent in the second half last season, though it would be a surprise if they finished strong again this season considering the end-of-season schedule. Maybe the Buccaneers won’t reach expectations, but if they do, facing Tampa Bay twice and the Chiefs once would be perhaps the most difficult trio of matchups imaginable. Atlanta also faces New Orleans in Week 11 and Week 13, so they should probably be on all waiver wires by mid-November.

 

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (TE)

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (TE)

QB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

RB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

WR Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

 

Positive: Hunter Henry, Chargers

(v ATL, @ LV, v DEN, @ KC)

The Chargers are expected to be more conservative with Tyrod Taylor under center, but Justin Herbert may be in the lineup by December, and the playoff slate looks like it could feature at least a couple of shootouts. While Henry has been a bit volatile against the AFC West, he had a couple of strong games last season (the first without Antonio Gates), and staying healthy all year would help him become a bigger factor in what could be a new-look offense.

 

Positive: Jonnu Smith, Titans

(@ JAX, v DET, @ GB, @ HOU)

Smith will end the seasons with four middle-of-the-road defenses in terms of fantasy points allowed to tight ends, and he should benefit on play-action passes as Tennessee features Derrick Henry down the stretch again. Before being held without a catch in the season finale last year (because Henry ran for 211 yards), Smith had fantasy point totals of 10.4, 14.2, 13.8 from Week 14 to Week 16 as he became a key contributor.

 

Negative: Zach Ertz, Eagles

(v NO, @ ARI, @ DAL, v WAS)

Many don’t play in Week 17, so if that’s the case, Ertz has arguably the toughest schedule imaginable for a tight end. First, Demario Davis—an All-Pro linebacker with elite cover ability—will look to contain him, then he will finish things off against rookie phenom Isaiah Simmons followed by the young Dallas linebacker duo (plus, potentially, Jamal Adams) of Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. The schedule is certainly something to keep in mind for those looking to spend an early pick on the position.

 

Negative: Irv Smith Jr., Vikings

(@ TB, v CHI, @ NO, @ DET)

Irv Smith Jr. should see an increased role this season for a Minnesota offense that will rely on more 12 personnel, but his December matchups will be almost as difficult as the aforementioned Ertz. The Buccaneers (Devin White/Lavonte David) and Bears (Roquan Smith/Danny Trevathan) both have a couple of stud linebackers, and I just discussed the Saints—who also added Malcolm Jenkins at safety and should see a leap from second-year player Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. Any breakout by Smith Jr. could be stalled to close things out.

 

Fantasy Football 2020: Players Hurt From The Offseason So Far

Fantasy Football 2020: Players Hurt From The Offseason So Far

Last week, we went over the players that benefitted most from a fantasy perspective based on the moves teams made over the past few months. On the flip side, these are the players that had their fantasy values take the biggest hits from the 2020 NFL offseason.

 

QB: Carson Wentz

Quarterback is an interesting position, as most players at the position had their teams attempt to improve the supporting cast, including Carson Wentz’s squad. Deshaun Watson was an option here just because he lost DeAndre Hopkins, but unfortunately in the past couple of days an injury occurred to now make Wentz the choice. Philly losing All-Pro guard Brandon Brooks is a massive blow to Doug Pederson’s offense, and the protection for Wentz takes a considerable hit. The Eagles will also have inexperienced left tackle Andre Dillard starting on the blindside. Furthermore, the selection of quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round could take Wentz off the field at times in certain packages or situations. Overall, the potential improvements made to Wentz’s weapons are dampened by the Hurts pick and the Brooks injury.

 

RB: Phillip Lindsay

This offseason, Phillip Lindsay went from a starting running back to the second option for the Broncos, and his fantasy value should take a hit from where it otherwise would have been if he was the undoubted top option. There was talk that new Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur “pounded the table” for free-agent acquisition Melvin Gordon, but Shurmur recently denied it and said that he really likes Lindsay as a player. Still, Gordon appears poised to be the clear near-workhorse in the Denver backfield, which will likely make Lindsay just a FLEX option.

 

RB: Chris Carson

The signing of Carlos Hyde is seen as more of a move to help make up for the loss of Rashaad Penny, who is expected to miss at least the first six games of 2020 after last year’s torn ACL. However, the Seahawks already did have a pretty deep group at running back with rookie DeeJay Dallas and second-year player Travis Homer, so Hyde could see a nice workload as the primary backup—with a chance to cut into Carson’s time if he gets hot.

 

WR: Courtland Sutton

Courtland Sutton is coming off an 1,112-yard breakout campaign, and he could be poised to make another leap in Year 3. But the additions of Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler on Day 2 of this year’s draft might make it difficult for Sutton to get consistent No. 1 receivers targets on a weekly basis. Jeudy in particular could be problematic, as he has the pro-ready skillset to step in as the offense’s top option if things click quickly. Two Broncos players on here is a positive indication of the work John Elway did to surround second-year quarterback Drew Lock with more talent this offseason.

 

WR: Michael Gallup

Similarly, the Cowboys added a stud rookie receiver in Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, likely hurting Gallup’s chances of a further statistical emergence following an under-the-radar 1,107-yard season in 2020. The good news is that Dallas should have a high-octane passing attack that allows for multiple strong fantasy options. But Gallup goes from clear No. 2 (and arguably a 1B to Amari Cooper) to now more of a 2/3 option (albeit an excellent one that can still put up numbers) in Mike McCarthy’s offense.

 

WR: Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman was hurt this offseason by the loss of his friend and all-time great quarterback Tom Brady, who you might have heard left New England for Tampa Bay during free agency. Edelman has a chance to see a bunch of targets in a revamped Patriots offense, but it’s hard to argue his fantasy value doesn’t take a hit after losing a veteran quarterback he had a storied connection with.

 

TE: David Njoku

The Browns signed former Falcons tight end Austin Hooper to a huge contract this offseason, so David Njoku is probably going to be the second option at the position for Baker Mayfield. Kevin Stefanski’s offense will utilize a good amount of two-tight-end sets, but the Browns still also need to get the ball to Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, and Kareem Hunt—there just might not be enough to go around for Njoku to be a fantasy factor. From a real-life perspective, Njoku should be a critical contributor for Cleveland, but his upside took a hit after the past few months.

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (WR)

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (WR)

QB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

RB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

 

Positive: Allen Robinson, Bears

(v HOU, @ MIN, @ JAX, v GB)

There might not be a player in the league with more of a cupcake playoff schedule than Robinson, as he will face what is projected to be three soft matchups before finishing up with a game against the rival Packers—whom he stung for 100+ yards in both games last season (Green Bay didn’t use Jaire Alexander in shadow coverage). Perhaps things will change if a young corner emerges for Houston, Minnesota, or Jacksonville, but right now, Robinson’s WR1 status looks encouraging from start to finish.

 

Positive: T.Y. Hilton, Colts

(@ LV, v HOU, @ PIT, v JAX)

The Texans and Jaguars again make an appearance because they have very attackable pass defenses, and Hilton has really owned Houston in particular throughout his career, so fantasy owners should be looking forward to Week 15 with a championship berth potentially on the line. My first impression was that the Steelers were a difficult draw, but they actually struggled some against speed receivers in 2019. If Hilton is 100% on the same page with Philip Rivers by December, he should be a great option.

 

Negative: Stefon Diggs, Bills

(v PIT, @ DEN, @ NE, v MIA)

There really aren’t many candidates to completely steer away from at receiver due to their end-of-season schedule, but Stefon Diggs at least gets a downgrade—especially for the final two weeks against the Patriots and Dolphins. Even the easiest matchup down the stretch won’t be a cakewalk (Denver in December), so Diggs could certainly fall below expectations when fantasy owners need him most.

 

Negative: DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals

(@ NYG, v PHI, v SF, @ LAR)

Hopkins is viewed is a no-doubt WR1 and could blast right through these matchups without an issue, but I have my concerns. Remember, James Bradberry (now in New York) shutdown Hopkins last September in a 16-10 win for the Panthers, and he will be followed by Darius Slay, Richard Sherman, and Jalen Ramsey on the schedule. In a spread-it-out offense, Kyler Murray might not force the issue if he doesn’t need to.

 

Fantasy Football 2020: Players Helped From The Offseason So Far

Fantasy Football 2020: Players Helped From The Offseason So Far

The NFL season is still months away, and more moves will be made with notable names still available in free agency. But as things currently stand, these are the players that benefitted most from a fantasy football perspective this offseason.

 

QB: Tom Brady

There might not be a player in fantasy that was helped more this offseason than six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who goes from a Patriots team that played to its defense and probably did not have the weapons in place for elite passing numbers to arguably the most talented offense in football. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans might be the NFL’s best receiving duo, and Brady was able to get his buddy Rob Gronkowski to come out of retirement as a lethal weapon at tight end. There’s also supremely athletic former first-round tight end O.J. Howard, veteran tight end Cameron Brate, and a couple of potent running backs in Ronald Jones and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn. Brady’s team switch pushes him from arguably undrafted to squarely in the QB1 mix in 2020 fantasy drafts.

 

RB: James Conner

The talk was that Pittsburgh was set to add another running back on Day 2 of the NFL draft a couple of months ago, but they didn’t make a selection at the position until grabbing Anthony McFarland Jr. in Round 4. Later, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that he prefers the featured back approach, and James Conner appears ready to play that role this year. Throw in the workouts a motivated Conner has posted on social media, and this offseason looks like it’s been very helpful for the Pitt product.

 

RB: Miles Sanders

Many also expected the Eagles to select a running back at some point in the NFL draft, but they did not make any moves at the position. The team did re-sign Corey Clement, but Sanders is obviously the guy for Philadelphia, and he could be set for a heavy workload all season with Jordan Howard now in Miami. There’s still a lot of time before most fantasy football drafts, so this is one that could change if the Eagles add a veteran like Devonta Freeman; but it’s been a good few months for Sanders.

 

RB: David Johnson

David Johnson found himself as part of the blockbuster Texans-Cardinals trade, and the deal should be a major boon for the former All-Pro’s fantasy value in 2020. Thanks to Kenyan Drake taking over, DJ likely would have been just a complementary piece in Arizona, and he might not have found much of a feature role anyplace else but Houston. However, with the Texans, Johnson will be a versatile weapon that could push for 300+ touches if all goes well. As the starter in Bill O’Brien’s offense in 2019, Carlos Hyde racked up 245 carries (and just ten receptions), and Johnson has the ability to add more in the passing game than Hyde.

 

WR: Allen Robinson

You’ll hear it a lot here at Wolf Sports regarding quarterback situations in Chicago and Las Vegas: the position should improve one way or another this year. For the Bears, either former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will take over the starting job in camp or he’ll push former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky to elevate his game. Regardless, there were too many missed opportunities to get the ball to Allen Robinson last season, and this offseason should a) get improved quarterback play, and b) help the coaches realize after watching film that they can get A-Rob the ball more.

 

WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster

This is an easy one, as JuJu Smith-Schuster should undoubtedly benefit from the return of future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The presence of Diontae Johnson, James Washington, second-round rookie Chase Claypool, and new tight end Eric Ebron might be a concern, but JuJu has a great, built-in rapport with Big Ben, which could be key in a shortened offseason. Also, Smith-Schuster will likely be motivated after a down, injury-riddled year in which he likely heard doubters say he can’t be a true No. 1 receiver.

 

TE: Hayden Hurst

Yesterday in a Zoom call with reporters, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said that he’s been impressed with new tight end Hayden Hurst, who he called “a mismatch problem.” Hurst was selected in the first round in 2018, but he was stuck as one of a few in a stacked Ravens tight end group led by Mark Andrews for the past couple of seasons. Now, Hurst will get an opportunity to be a clear top tight end in a potentially explosive offense. We’ll see if Hurst can take advantage, but he’s certainly in a better spot to make a fantasy impact after Atlanta acquired him this offseason.

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (RB)

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (RB)

QB Playoff Schedule Look-Ahead

 

Positive: Melvin Gordon, Broncos

(@ CAR, v BUF, @ LAC, v LV)

As stated last week, this is a very early look at the schedule, and things could change dramatically by December. One of the team’s that is basically a lock to improve their run defense from a year ago is Carolina, but they still aren’t expected to be an overly stout matchup despite adding Auburn standout Derrick Brown on the defensive line (after all, Luke Kuechly isn’t around anymore). Beyond that, Gordon will face the Bills and Raiders sandwiched around a second “revenge” game against the Chargers—this time in Los Angeles.

 

Positive: Derrick Henry, Titans

(@ JAX, v DET, @ GB, @ HOU)

Weather might have as much to do with this as anything—and Henry isn’t a guy you can even really consider benching—but he could be in position to have another dominant December based on how the schedule looks. We all know Jacksonville (who could be in position for the No. 1 overall pick by Week 14) doesn’t have an answer for Henry, while Detroit could also be towards the bottom of the standings, Green Bay might not be ready to tackle in the cold, and Houston is a rivalry game that could decide the AFC South.

 

Negative: Nick Chubb, Browns

(v BAL, @ NYG, @ NYJ, v PIT)

Chubb is similar to Henry is that the schedule might not matter in terms of having him in lineups, but his outlook in the rankings will probably be downgraded some. Although the most worrisome games at first glance will be against Baltimore and Pittsburgh, you shouldn’t don’t sleep on the Giants run defense being viewed as one of the league’s best with Dexter Lawrence leading the way up front. Oh, and the Jets allowed just 3.3 yards per carry in 2019.

 

Negative: Kenyan Drake, Cardinals

(@ NYG, v PHI, v SF, @ LAR)

Drake’s all-around skillset combined with Kliff Kingsbury’s system could make him a matchup-proof play, but those investing in him would certainly feel better about his end-of-season outlook if the schedule was different. Following a road game against the Giants, Drake will face a healthier (at least they hope) Philly defensive line and then a San Francisco squad that had all eyes on Arizona’s starter in last season’s rematch by limiting him to six receptions for 13 scoreless yards. Those who play through Week 17 can at least hope for a shootout against the Rams in the finale.

 

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (QB)

2020 Fantasy Football Look-Ahead: Playoff Schedule (QB)

You need to win enough games over the first three months for Week 14 through Week 17 (or Week 16 for most leagues) to matter, but it’s never too early to at least look ahead to the fantasy football playoffs. Over the next six weeks, we’re going to discuss a few players at each position—including D/ST and kicker—that project to get a boost or drop in end-of-season rankings based on their playoff schedule. Things will undoubtedly change by December based on a variety of factors, so I recommended using this article series as something to keep in the back of your mind for possible draft tiebreakers and future in-season trades. Let’s start with the quarterbacks.

 

Positive: Tom Brady, Buccaneers

(v MIN, @ ATL, @ DET, v ATL)

Brady’s first regular season with Tampa Bay could end with him getting white-hot entering the real NFL playoffs (assuming they make it), as Minnesota will have a completely new trio at cornerback, Detroit may end up being a lost team by the end of the year, and both games against the Falcons have big-time shootout potential. If things start slow with the Bucs, TB12 would be an excellent trade target that could pay dividends in the fantasy playoffs.

 

Positive: Carson Wentz, Eagles

(v NO, @ ARI, @ DAL, v WAS)

Doug Pederson’s offense has struggled against the Saints in two matchups, and that includes a zero-touchdown, three-interception performance by Wentz in his only game against them. However, this year they’ll play in Philadelphia, so we’ll see if all the speed is able to change the fortunes for Pederson’s offense. After that, Wentz gets a great stretch to finish with a track meet against Arizona and two divisional games that could decide the NFC East.

 

Negative: Josh Allen, Bills

(v PIT, @ DEN, @ NE, v MIA)

Allen showed a solid floor in some tough matchups down the stretch in 2019, but can he do it again in 2020? The Steelers are extremely opportunistic to create turnovers in an instant, Denver in December is one of the toughest places to play, New England could again be the best defensive football team in the league, and the Dolphins—despite being dominated by Allen in the past—suddenly have a shutdown duo at cornerback. If expectations are met by all these opponents, it could be tough sledding for Allen late.

 

Negative: Sam Darnold, Jets

(@ SEA, @ LAR, v CLE, @ NE)

The schedule isn’t quite as tough based solely on opponents for Darnold, but he only gets one home game in the final four weeks, and perhaps the softest opponent (Seattle) presents a bigger challenge at CenturyLink Field than on the road. Even if he makes a leap in Year 3, quarterback is deep enough that it might make sense to free up a roster spot by dropping Darnold a week early for those locked into the fantasy playoffs.

 

Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (PPR Top 200)

Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (PPR Top 200)

It’s never too early to plan for your fantasy draft, and full PPR rankings are now available exclusively for subscribers. All draft content can always be found fully updated through Fantasy Consigliere, but we wanted to have an announcement article for the first batch in PPR leagues like we did for the 0.5 PPR rankings last month.

 

Top 200 PPR

 

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (RB1)
2. Saquon Barkley, NYG (RB2)
3. Alvin Kamara, NO (RB3)
4. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB4)
5. Chris Godwin, TB (WR1)
6. Joe Mixon, CIN (RB5)
7. Michael Thomas, NO (WR2)
8. Derrick Henry, TEN (RB6)
9. Davante Adams, GB (WR3)
10. Dalvin Cook, MIN (RB7)
11. Julio Jones, ATL (WR4)
12. Tyreek Hill, KC (WR5)
13. Nick Chubb, CLE (RB8)
14. Miles Sanders, PHI (RB9)
15. Josh Jacobs, LV (RB10)
16. Todd Gurley, ATL (RB11)
17. Kenyan Drake, ARI (RB12)
18. Lamar Jackson, BAL (QB1)
19. George Kittle, SF (TE1)
20. Allen Robinson, CHI (WR6)
21. Austin Ekeler, LAC (RB13)
22. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI (WR7)
23. A.J. Brown, TEN (WR8)
24. Travis Kelce, KC (TE2)
25. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE (WR9)
26. Melvin Gordon, DEN (RB14)
27. Devin Singletary, BUF (RB15)
28. Amari Cooper, DAL (WR10)
29. Jonathan Taylor, IND (RB16)
30. David Johnson, HOU (RB17)
31. Kenny Golladay, DET (WR11)
32. Mike Evans, TB (WR12)
33. Stefon Diggs, BUF (WR13)
34. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT (WR14)
35. Keenan Allen, LAC (WR15)
36. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (RB18)
37. Calvin Ridley, ATL (WR16)
38. Terry McLaurin, WAS (WR17)
39. James Conner, PIT (RB19)
40. Patrick Mahomes, KC (QB2)
41. Aaron Jones, GB (RB20)
42. Tom Brady, TB (QB3)
43. Courtland Sutton, DEN (WR18)
44. Cooper Kupp, LAR (WR19)
45. Le’Veon Bell, NYJ (RB21)
46. DeVante Parker, MIA (WR20)
47. D.J. Moore, CAR (WR21)
48. Robert Woods, LAR (WR22)
49. Chris Carson (RB22)
50. Cam Akers, LAR (RB23)
51. Darren Waller, LV (TE3)
52. Adam Thielen, MIN (WR23)
53. David Montgomery, CHI (RB24)
54. Zach Ertz, PHI (TE4)
55. A.J. Green, CIN (WR24)
56. Kyler Murray, ARI (QB4)
57. Tyler Lockett, SEA (WR25)
58. D.K. Metcalf, SEA (WR26)
59. Leonard Fournette, JAX (RB25)
60. Sony Michel, NE (RB26)
61. Damien Williams, KC (RB27)
62. Josh Allen, BUF (QB5)
63. Brandin Cooks, HOU (WR27)
64. James White, NE (RB28)
65. Dak Prescott, DAL (QB6)
66. Phillip Lindsay, DEN (RB29)
67. Rob Gronkowski, TB (TE5)
68. Mark Andrews, BAL (TE6)
69. T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR28)
70. D.J. Chark, JAX (WR29)
71. Kerryon Johnson, DET (RB30)
72. Matt Ryan, ATL (QB7)
73. Mark Ingram, BAL (RB31)
74. Deshaun Watson, HOU (QB8)
75. Kareem Hunt, CLE (RB32)
76. Evan Engram, NYG (TE7)
77. Russell Wilson, SEA (QB9)
78. D’Andre Swift, DET (RB33)
79. Michael Gallup, DAL (WR30)
80. Deebo Samuel, SF (WR31)
81. Marquise Brown, BAL (WR32)
82. Tyler Boyd, CIN (WR33)
83. Julian Edelman, NE (WR34)
84. Tevin Coleman, SF (RB34)
85. Raheem Mostert, SF (RB35)
86. Hunter Henry, LAC (TE8)
87. Mike Williams, LAC (WR35)
88. Noah Fant, DEN (TE9)
89. Jordan Howard, MIA (RB36)
90. Tyler Higbee, LAR (TE10)
91. Jarvis Landry, CLE (WR36)
92. Tarik Cohen, CHI (RB37)
93. Sammy Watkins, KC (WR37)
94. Marlon Mack, IND (RB38)
95. Joshua Kelley, LAC (RB39)
96. Will Fuller, HOU (WR38)
97. Jared Goff, LAR (QB10)
98. Daniel Jones, NYG (QB11)
99. Jamison Crowder, NYJ (WR39)
100. Justin Jefferson, MIN (WR40)
101. Marvin Jones, DET (WR41)
102. J.K. Dobbins, BAL (RB40)
103. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB (RB41)
104. Ronald Jones II, TB (RB42)
105. John Brown, BUF (WR42)
106. Jalen Reagor, PHI (WR43)
107. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (QB12)
108. Matthew Stafford, DET (QB13)
109. Aaron Rodgers, GB (QB14)
110. Christian Kirk, ARI (WR44)
111. Carson Wentz, PHI (QB15)
112. Drew Brees, NO (QB16)
113. Sterling Shepard, NYG (WR45)
114. Matt Breida, MIA (RB43)
115. Nyheim Hines, IND (RB44)
116. Latavius Murray, NO (RB45)
117. Anthony Miller, CHI (WR46)
118. Boston Scott, PHI (RB46)
119. Jared Cook, NO (TE11)
120. Mike Gesicki, MIA (TE12)
121. Derrius Guice, WAS (RB47)
122. Philip Rivers, IND (QB17)
123. Darrell Henderson, LAR (RB48)
124. Emmanuel Sanders, NO (WR47)
125. Jonnu Smith, TEN (TE13)
126. Ryan Tannehill, TEN (QB18)
127. Hayden Hurst, ATL (TE14)
128. Austin Hooper, CLE (TE15)
129. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (QB19)
130. Brandon Aiyuk, SF (WR48)
131. CeeDee Lamb, DAL (WR49)
132. N’Keal Harry, NE (WR50)
133. Henry Ruggs III, LV (WR51)
134. Jerry Jeudy, DEN (WR52)
135. Chris Herndon, NYJ (TE16)
136. Chase Edmonds, ARI (RB49)
137. Denzel Mims, NYJ (WR53)
138. Adrian Peterson, WAS (RB50)
139. A.J. Dillon, GB (RB51)
140. Zack Moss, BUF (RB52)
141. Darius Slayton, NYG (WR54)
142. Dallas Goedert, PHI (TE17)
143. Jack Doyle, IND (TE18)
144. Curtis Samuel, CAR (WR55)
145. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI (WR56)
146. Diontae Johnson, PIT (WR57)
147. DeeJay Dallas, SEA (RB53)
148. Hunter Renfrow, LV (WR58)
149. Alexander Mattison, MIN (RB54)
150. Breshad Perriman, NYJ (WR59)
151. T.J. Hockenson, DET (TE19)
152. Carlos Hyde, SEA (RB55)
153. Drew Lock, DEN (QB20)
154. Eric Ebron, PIT (TE20)
155. Kirk Cousins, MIN (QB21)
156. Teddy Bridgewater, CAR (QB22)
157. Baker Mayfield, CLE (QB23)
158. Sam Darnold, NYJ (QB24)
159. Tony Pollard, DAL (RB56)
160. DeSean Jackson, PHI (WR60)
161. Golden Tate, NYG (WR61)
162. Randall Cobb, HOU (WR62)
163. Antonio Gibson, WAS (RB57)
164. Parris Campbell, IND (WR63)
165. Robby Anderson, CAR (WR64)
166. Frank Gore, NYJ (RB58)
167. Ian Thomas, CAR (TE21)
168. Dawson Knox, BUF (TE22)
169. O.J. Howard, TB (TE23)
170. Derek Carr, LV (QB25)
171. Joe Burrow, CIN (QB26)
172. Duke Johnson, HOU (RB59)
173. Tyrell Williams, LV (WR65)
174. Cole Beasley, BUF (WR66)
175. Michael Pittman Jr., IND (WR67)
176. Damien Harris, NE (RB60)
177. Malcolm Brown, LAR (RB61)
178. Darrynton Evans, TEN (RB62)
179. John Ross, CIN (WR68)
180. Mecole Hardman, KC (WR69)
181. Greg Olsen, SEA (TE24)
182. Preston Williams, MIA (WR70)
183. Eno Benjamin, ARI (RB63)
184. Justin Jackson, LAC (RB64)
185. Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT (RB65)
186. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX (WR71)
187. Tyrod Taylor, LAC (QB27)
188. Alshon Jeffery, PHI (WR72)
189. James Washington, PIT (WR73)
190. Mohamed Sanu, NE (WR74)
191. Dede Westbrook, JAX (WR75)
192. Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA (QB28)
193. Giovani Bernard, CIN (RB66)
194. Nelson Agholor, LV (WR76)
195. Lynn Bowden Jr., LV (RB67)
196. Devin Funchess, GB (WR77)
197. Corey Davis, TEN (WR78)
198. Irv Smith Jr., MIN (TE25)
199. Van Jefferson, LAR (WR79)
200. Josh Reynolds, LAR (WR80)

 

Alternative Ways To Determine Your Fantasy Football Draft Order In 2020

Alternative Ways To Determine Your Fantasy Football Draft Order In 2020

For millions of fantasy football players around the globe, the best part of playing in a league is by far the draft. Whether you like getting together for a couple of hours with friends you might not ordinarily see throughout the year, or you just want to know what your team will look like for the season, the draft is a fun time. Most leagues determine the draft order by simply hitting a “randomize draft order” button that takes just a second, but some of you might want to find something to do and add some excitement to a near-sports-less world. These are the top alternative ways to determine your fantasy draft order in 2020.

 

Guess when team sports will return

NASCAR is already back, but many sports fans are waiting for the return of the NHL, NBA, and MLB. A fun way to determine your fantasy draft order for this year—and hopefully it won’t take too long for at least one of these leagues to get back to safely playing games—is for everyone in the fantasy league to predict the date that hockey, basketball, or baseball (whichever comes first) officially resumes play. Some skill is thrown in there, and perhaps you could go inverse of standings to determine the order of when each person gets to pick a date.

 

Use NASCAR or horse racing

As stated, NASCAR is underway, so you could use one of their upcoming races by allowing league members to choose or get randomly assigned a driver; the order of finish determines where you will pick in your fantasy draft. An even better option is probably to use one of the big horse races of the year, as they are completed in just a few moments compared to hours-long NASCAR races. Typically, the Kentucky Derby starts the Triple Crown off on the first Saturday in May, but the Belmont Stakes will come before the Derby and the Preakness Stakes in this pandemic year. The Belmont Stakes will be held on June 6, so you can randomly assign horses to each league member and have the race results determine the draft order in just a couple of weeks if you wish.

 

Mario Kart tournament

This was used as a top option last year, and for good reason. Mario Kart is a game for everyone, with power-ups helping keep an even playing field for any slight imbalance of skill. If someone in your league is highly skilled at Mario Kart, this probably isn’t your best option—but it could be a blast if everyone is just average at the game. As someone said in the comment section before, the only downside is you might be pretty mad if you are coasting to the No. 1 pick in your draft only to have a blue shell come out of nowhere and take you out of first place.

 

Royal Rumble simulation

You can either throw it back to the old Smackdown vs. Raw video games if you have them laying around, or you can use the new WWE 2K series for this one. But the idea is that league members select a wrestler from the game (again, perhaps inverse of standings for character selection would work) and then allow the CPU to play out a Royal Rumble match. Things could get pretty nerve-wracking if you are really worried about your draft pick while watching a simulated video game you have no control over.

 

Ping pong balls

Using ping pong balls—or in other words, an actual lottery machine—takes the “randomize draft order” button and gives more of a real-life gravity to things. The lottery selection would be just as random as a computer-generated result, and the drawing could be recorded or streamed for all league members to view, especially with many people unable to get together due to COVID-19.

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Top 300

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Top 300

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Quarterback

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Running Back

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Wide Receiver

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Tight End

2020 Fantasy Consigliere Draft Rankings

 

Overall rankings

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB

2. Saquon Barkley, NYG RB

3. Nick Chubb, CLE RB

4. Derrick Henry, TEN RB

5. Jonathan Taylor, IND RB

6. Chris Godwin, TB WR

7. Joe Mixon, CIN RB

8. A.J. Brown, TEN WR

9. Michael Thomas, NO WR

10. Josh Jacobs, LV RB

11. Alvin Kamara, NO RB

12. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB

13. Julio Jones, ATL WR

14. Davante Adams, GB WR

15. Tyreek Hill, KC WR

16. Dalvin Cook, MIN RB

17. Allen Robinson, CHI WR

18. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC RB

19. Lamar Jackson, BAL QB

20. Patrick Mahomes, KC QB

21. George Kittle, SF TE

22. Miles Sanders, PHI RB

23. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR

24. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI WR

25. Amari Cooper, DAL WR

26. Mike Evans, TB WR

27. Todd Gurley, ATL RB

28. Stefon Diggs, BUF WR

29. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE WR

30. Calvin Ridley, ATL WR

31. Travis Kelce, KC TE

32. Kyler Murray, ARI QB

33. Devin Singletary, BUF RB

34. Melvin Gordon, DEN RB

35. Kenny Golladay, DET WR

36. Josh Allen, BUF QB

37. Henry Ruggs III, LV WR

38. D.K. Metcalf, SEA WR

39. Kenyan Drake, ARI RB

40. Cam Akers, LAR RB

41. J.K. Dobbins, BAL RB

42. CeeDee Lamb, DAL WR

43. Austin Ekeler, LAC RB

44. Terry McLaurin, WAS WR

45. Jalen Reagor, PHI WR

46. Justin Jefferson, MIN WR

47. Darren Waller, LV TE

48. D.J. Moore, CAR WR

49. Sony Michel, NE RB

50. Aaron Jones, GB RB

51. D’Andre Swift, DET RB

52. James Conner, PIT RB

53. Dak Prescott, DAL QB

54. Deshaun Watson, HOU QB

55. Chris Carson, SEA RB

56. David Montgomery, CHI RB

57. Mike Williams, LAC WR

58. Courtland Sutton, DEN WR

59. Cooper Kupp, LAR WR

60. DeVante Parker, MIA WR

61. Zach Ertz, PHI TE

62. David Johnson, HOU RB

63. Keenan Allen, LAC WR

64. Robert Woods, LAR WR

65. Deebo Samuel, SF WR

66. Brandon Aiyuk, SF WR

67. Jerry Jeudy, DEN WR

68. Le’Veon Bell, NYJ RB

69. Joshua Kelley, LAC RB

70. Tyler Lockett, SEA WR

71. D.J. Chark, JAX WR

72. Brandin Cooks, HOU WR

73. Denzel Mims, NYJ WR

74. Kerryon Johnson, DET RB

75. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB RB

76. A.J. Green, CIN WR

77. Michael Gallup, DAL WR

78. Leonard Fournette, JAX RB

79. Jared Goff, LAR QB

80. Matt Ryan, ATL QB

81. Rob Gronkowski, TB TE

82. Mike Gesicki, MIA TE

83. Mark Andrews, BAL TE

84. Russell Wilson, SEA QB

85. DeeJay Dallas, SEA RB

86. Kareem Hunt, CLE RB

87. A.J. Dillon, GB RB

88. Marquise Brown, BAL

89. T.Y. Hilton, IND WR

90. Hunter Henry, LAC TE

91. Noah Fant, DEN TE

92. Daniel Jones, NYG QB

93. Tom Brady, TB QB

94. Matthew Stafford, DET QB

95. Carson Wentz, PHI QB

96. Joe Burrow, CIN QB

97. Tevin Coleman, SF RB

98. Aaron Rodgers, GB QB

99. Tyler Higbee, LAR TE

100. Damien Williams, KC RB

101. Phillip Lindsay, DEN RB

102. Ronald Jones II, TB RB

103. Evan Engram, NYG TE

104. Christian Kirk, ARI WR

105. Sammy Watkins, KC WR

106. Jarvis Landry, CLE WR

107. N’Keal Harry, NE WR

108. Tee Higgins, CIN WR

109. O.J. Howard, TB TE

110. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF QB

111. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA QB

112. Kirk Cousins, MIN QB

113. Justin Herbert, LAC QB

114. Drew Lock, DEN QB

115. Sam Darnold, NYJ QB

116. Ryan Tannehill, TEN QB

117. Jordan Howard, MIA RB

118. T.J. Hockenson, DET TE

119. John Brown, BUF WR

120. Tyler Boyd, CIN WR

121. Adam Thielen, MIN WR

122. Baker Mayfield, CLE QB

123. Marlon Mack, IND RB

124. Ryquell Armstead, JAX RB

125. Raheem Mostert, SF RB

126. Damien Harris, NE RB

127. Matt Breida, MIA RB

128. Julian Edelman, NE WR

129. Curtis Samuel, CAR WR

130. Sterling Shepard, NYG WR

131. Mecole Hardman, KC

132. Darrell Henderson, LAR RB

133. Tarik Cohen, CHI RB

134. Derrius Guice, WAS RB

135. Anthony Miller, CHI WR

136. Will Fuller, HOU WR

137. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB

138. Drew Brees, NO QB

139. James White, NE RB

140. Parris Campbell, IND WR

141. Van Jefferson, LAR WR

142. Marvin Jones, DET WR

143. Bryan Edwards, LV WR

144. Mark Ingram, BAL RB

145. Chase Claypool, PIT WR

146. Michael Pittman Jr., IND WR

147. Diontae Johnson, PIT WR

148. Zack Moss, BUF RB

149. Chase Edmonds, ARI RB

150. Antonio Gibson, WAS RB

151. Dallas Goedert, PHI TE

152. Hayden Hurst, ATL TE

153. Jonnu Smith, TEN TE

154. Latavius Murray, NO RB

155. Cole Kmet, CHI TE

156. La’Mical Perine, NYJ RB

157. Derek Carr, LV QB

158. Marcus Mariota, LV QB

159. Austin Hooper, CLE TE

160. Boston Scott, PHI RB

161. Nelson Agholor, LV WR

162. Tony Pollard, DAL RB

163. Alexander Mattison, MIN RB

164. Malcolm Brown, LAR RB

165. Eno Benjamin, ARI RB

166. Jarrett Stidham, NE QB

167. Teddy Bridgewater, CAR QB

168. Nick Foles, CHI QB

169. Philip Rivers, IND QB

170. Dwayne Haskins, WAS QB

171. Darius Slayton, NYG WR

172. Jamison Crowder, NYJ WR

171. Taysom Hill, NO QB

172. Jalen Hurts, PHI QB

173. K.J. Hamler, DEN WR

174. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WAS WR

175. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI WR

176. Hunter Renfrow, LV WR

177. James Washington, PIT WR

178. Robby Anderson, CAR WR

179. Rashaad Penny, SEA RB

180. Breshad Perriman, NYJ WR

181. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX WR

182. Justice Hill, BAL RB

183. Darrynton Evans, TEN RB

184. Ian Thomas, CAR TE

185. Chris Herndon, NYJ TE

186. Will Dissly, SEA TE

187. Devin Asiasi, NE TE

188. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR

189. Irv Smith Jr., MIN TE

190. Gerald Everett, LAR TE

191. Dede Westbrook, JAX WR

192. John Ross, CIN WR

193. Golden Tate, NYG WR

194. Dawson Knox, BUF TE

195. Jack Doyle, IND TE

196. Dalton Keene, NE TE

197. Adam Trautman, NO TE

198. Devin Duvernay, BAL WR

199. Corey Davis, TEN WR

200. Nyheim Hines, IND RB

201. Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT RB

202. Dion Lewis, NYG RB

203. Jerick McKinnon, SF RB

204. Duke Johnson, HOU RB

205. Tyrell Williams, LV WR

206. Alshon Jeffery, PHI WR

207. Emmanuel Sanders, NO WR

208. Josh Reynolds, LAR WR

209. Randall Cobb, HOU WR

210. Cole Beasley, BUF WR

211. Tyrod Taylor, LAC QB

212. Gardner Minshew, JAX QB

213. Adrian Peterson, WAS RB

214. James Proche, BAL WR

215. Joe Reed, LAC WR

216. Tyler Johnson, TB WR

217. Blake Jarwin, DAL TE

218. Jace Sternberger, GB TE

219. Jared Cook, NO TE

220. Eric Ebron, PIT TE

221. Devin Funchess, GB WR

222. Hakeem Butler, ARI WR

223. Adam Humphries, TEN WR

224. Jordan Love, GB QB

225. Trey Burton, IND TE

226. Greg Olsen, SEA TE

227. Isaiah Coulter, HOU WR

228. DeSean Jackson, PHI WR

229. Mitchell Trubisky, CHI QB

230. Jameis Winston, NO QB

231. Allen Lazard, GB WR

232. Rex Burkhead, NE RB

233. Qadree Ollison, ATL RB

234. Jamaal Williams, GB WR

235. Miles Boykin, BAL WR

236. Mohamed Sanu, NE WR

237. Bryce Love, WAS RB

238. Chris Thompson, WAS RB

239. Lynn Bowden Jr., LV RB

240. Phillip Dorsett, SEA WR

241. Andy Isabella, ARI WR

242. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE WR

243. Scotty Miller, TB WR

244. Kelvin Harmon, WAS WR

245. Royce Freeman, DEN RB

246. Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA QB

247. Andy Dalton, DAL QB

248. Josh Oliver, JAX TE

249. Cameron Brate, TB TE

250. Brycen Hopkins, LAR TE

251. Cam Newton, FA QB

252. Trace McSorley, BAL QB

253. Jake Fromm, BUF QB

254. Laquon Treadwell, ATL WR

255. John Hightower, PHI WR

256. Javon Wims, CHI WR

257. Jalen Hurd, SF WR

258. Kaden Smith, NYG TE

259. Drew Sample, CIN TE

260. Justin Watson, TB WR

261. Kendrick Bourne, SF WR

262. Russell Gage, ATL WR

263. Kenny Stills, HOU WR

264. Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE

265. Kyle Allen, WAS QB

266. Jacob Eason, IND QB

267. Jimmy Graham, CHI TE

268. Giovani Bernard, CIN RB

269. Gus Edwards, BAL RB

270. Benny Snell, PIT RB

271. Dan Arnold, ARI TE

272. Vance McDonald, PIT TE

273. Colby Parkinson, SEA TE

274. Jalen Richard, LV RB

275. Josh Adams, NYJ RB

276. Devonta Freeman, ATL RB

277. Travis Homer, SEA RB

278. Justin Jackson, LAC RB

279. Ted Ginn Jr., CHI WR

280. Marqise Lee, NE WR

281. Quintez Cephus, DET WR

282. Albert Wilson, MIA WR

283. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB WR

284. Auden Tate, CIN WR

285. Danny Amendola, DET WR

286. Damiere Byrd, NE WR

287. Jeff Wilson, SF RB

288. JaMycal Hasty, SF RB

289. Wayne Gallman, NYG RB

290. Jordan Akins, HOU TE

291. Thaddeus Moss, WAS TE

292. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN TE

293. Gary Jennings, MIA WR

294. Jakobi Meyers, NE WR

295. Tre’Quan Smith, NO WR

296. Darnell Mooney, CHI WR

297. Jauan Jennings, SF WR

298. Lamar Miller, FA RB

299. Carlos Hyde, FA RB

300. Rodney Anderson, CIN RB

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Tight End

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Tight End

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Quarterback

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Running Back

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Wide Receiver

2020 Fantasy Consigliere Draft Rankings

 

Tight end

1. George Kittle, SF

2. Travis Kelce, KC

3. Darren Waller, LV

4. Zach Ertz, PHI

5. Rob Gronkowski, TB

6. Mike Gesicki, MIA

7. Mark Andrews, BAL

8. Hunter Henry, LAC

9. Noah Fant, DEN

10. Tyler Higbee, LAR

11. Evan Engram, NYG

12. O.J. Howard, TB

13. T.J. Hockenson, DET

14. Dallas Goedert, PHI

15. Hayden Hurst, ATL

16. Jonnu Smith, TEN

17. Cole Kmet, CHI

18. Austin Hooper, CLE

19. David Njoku, CLE

20. Ian Thomas, CAR

21. Chris Herndon, NYJ

22. Will Dissly, SEA

23. Devin Asiasi, NE

24. Irv Smith Jr., MIN

25. Gerald Everett, LAR

26. Dawson Knox, BUF

27. Jack Doyle, IND

28. Dalton Keene, NE

29. Adam Trautman, NO

30. Blake Jarwin, DAL

31. Jace Sternberger, GB

32. Jared Cook, NO

33. Eric Ebron, PIT

34. Trey Burton, IND

35. Greg Olsen, SEA

36. Josh Oliver, JAX

37. Cameron Brate, TB

38. Brycen Hopkins, LAR

39. Kaden Smith, NYG

40. Drew Sample, CIN

41. Kyle Rudolph, MIN

42. Jimmy Graham, CHI

43. Dan Arnold, ARI

44. Vance McDonald PIT

45. Colby Parkinson, SEA

46. Jordan Akins, HOU

47. Thaddeus Moss, WAS

48. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN

49. Darren Fells, HOU

50. Tyler Eifert, JAX

51. Delanie Walker, TEN

52. Foster Moreau, LV

53. Jeremy Sprinkle, WAS

54. C.J. Uzomah, CIN

55. Ryan Griffin, NYJ

56. Jordan Reed, SEA

57. Hunter Bryant, DET

58. Jordan Thomas, HOU

59. Nick Boyle, BAL

60. Ricky Seals-Jones, KC

61. Harrison Bryant, CLE

62. Jacob Hollister, SEA

63. Maxx Williams, ARI

64. Kahale Warring, HOU

65. Tyler Kroft, BUF

66. Troy Fumagalli, DEN

67. Adam Shaheen, CHI

68. Jason Witten. LV

69. Mo Alie-Cox, IND

70. Ross Dwelley, SF

71. Josiah Deguara, GB

72. Seth DeValve, CAR

73. Dalton Schultz, DAL

74. Jesse James, DET

75. Durham Smythe, MIA

76. Tyler Conklin, MIN

77. Josh Hill, NO

78. Logan Thomas, WAS

79. Matt LaCosse, NE

80. Anthony Firkser, TEN

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Wide Receiver

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Wide Receiver

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Quarterback

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Running Back

2020 Fantasy Consigliere Draft Rankings

 

Wide receiver

1. Chris Godwin, TB

2. A.J. Brown, TEN

3. Michael Thomas, NO

4. Julio Jones, ATL

5. Davante Adams, GB

6. Tyreek Hill, KC

7. Allen Robinson, CHI

8. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT

9. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI

10. Amari Cooper, DAL

11. Mike Evans, TB

12. Stefon Diggs, BUF

13. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE

14. Calvin Ridley, ATL

15. Kenny Golladay, DET

16. Henry Ruggs III, LV

17. D.K. Metcalf, SEA

18. CeeDee Lamb, DAL

19. Terry McLaurin, WAS

20. Jalen Reagor, PHI

21. Justin Jefferson, MIN

22. D.J. Moore, CAR

23. Mike Williams, LAC

24. Courtland Sutton, DEN

25. Cooper Kupp, LAR

26. DeVante Parker, MIA

27. Keenan Allen, LAC

28. Robert Woods, LAR

29. Deebo Samuel, SF

30. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

31. Jerry Jeudy, DEN

32. Tyler Lockett, SEA

33. D.J. Chark, JAX

34. Brandin Cooks, HOU

35. Denzel Mims, NYJ

36. A.J. Green, CIN

37. Michael Gallup, DAL

38. Marquise Brown, BAL

39. T.Y. Hilton, IND

40. Christian Kirk, ARI

41. Sammy Watkins, KC

42. Jarvis Landry, CLE

43. N’Keal Harry, NE

44. Tee Higgins, CIN

45. John Brown, BUF

46. Tyler Boyd, CIN

47. Adam Thielen, MIN

48. Julian Edelman, NE

49. Curtis Samuel, CAR

50. Sterling Shepard, NYG

51. Mecole Hardman, KC

52. Anthony Miller, CHI

53. Will Fuller, HOU

54. Parris Campbell, IND

55. Van Jefferson, LAR

56. Marvin Jones, DET

57. Bryan Edwards, LV

58. Chase Claypool, PIT

59. Michael Pittman Jr., IND

60. Diontae Johnson, PIT

61. Nelson Agholor, LV

62. Darius Slayton, NYG

63. Jamison Crowder, NYJ

64. K.J. Hamler, DEN

65. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WAS

66. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI

67. Hunter Renfrow, LV

68. James Washington, PIT

69. Robby Anderson, CAR

70. Breshad Perriman, NYJ

71. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX

72. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

73. Dede Westbrook, JAX

74. John Ross, CIN

75. Golden Tate, NYG

76. Devin Duvernay, BAL

77. Corey Davis, TEN

78. Tyrell Williams, LV

79. Alshon Jeffery, PHI

80. Emmanuel Sanders, NO

81. Josh Reynolds, LAR

82. Randall Cobb, HOU

83. Cole Beasley, BUF

84. James Proche, BAL

85. Joe Reed, LAC

86. Tyler Johnson, TB

87. Devin Funchess, GB

88. Hakeem Butler, ARI

89. Adam Humphries, TEN

90. Isaiah Coulter, HOU

91. DeSean Jackson, PHI

92. Allen Lazard, GB

93. Miles Boykin, BAL

94. Mohamed Sanu, NE

95. Phillip Dorsett, SEA

96. Andy Isabella, ARI

97. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE

98. Scotty Miller, TB

99. Kelvin Harmon, WAS

100. Laquon Treadwell, ATL

101. John Hightower, PHI

102. Javon Wims, CHI

103. Jalen Hurd, SF

104. Justin Watson, TB

105. Kendrick Bourne, SF

106. Russell Gage, ATL

107. Kenny Stills, HOU

108. Ted Ginn Jr., CHI

109. Marqise Lee, NE

110. Quintez Cephus, DET

111. Albert Wilson, MIA

112. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB

113. Auden Tate, CIN

114. Danny Amendola, DET

115. Damiere Byrd, NE

116. Gary Jennings, MIA

117. Jakobi Meyers, NE

118. Tre’Quan Smith, NO

119. Darnell Mooney, CHI

120. Jauan Jennings, SF

121. Riley Ridley, CHI

122. Collin Johnson, JAX

123. Chris Conley, JAX

124. Robert Foster, BUF

125. KeeSean Johnson, ARI

126. Equanimeous St. Brown, GB

127. Gabriel Davis, BUF

128. Demarcus Robinson, KC

129. Marquise Goodwin, PHI

130. Tajae Sharpe, MIN

131. Trey Quinn, WAS

132. Steven Sims Jr., WAS

133. Dante Pettis, SF

134. Greg Ward, PHI

135. Allen Hurns, MIA

136. DaeSean Hamilton, DEN

137. Keke Coutee, HOU

138. Jakeem Grant, MIA

139. Deon Cain, PIT

140. Rashard Higgins, CLE

141. Willie Snead, BAL

142. Corey Coleman, NYG

143. K.J. Hill, LAC

144. Dezmon Patmon, IND

145. Quez Watkins, PHI

146. David Moore, SEA

147. Marcell Ateman, LV

148. Alex Erickson, CIN

149. Andre Patton, LAC

150. Zay Jones, LV

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Running Back

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Running Back

2020 Dynasty Rankings: Quarterback

2020 Fantasy Consigliere Redraft Rankings

 

Running back

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR

2. Saquon Barkley, NYG

3. Nick Chubb, CLE

4. Derrick Henry, TEN

5. Jonathan Taylor, IND

6. Joe Mixon, CIN

7. Josh Jacobs, LV

8. Alvin Kamara, NO

9. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL

10. Dalvin Cook, MIN

11. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC

12. Miles Sanders, PHI

13. Todd Gurley, ATL

14. Devin Singletary, BUF

15. Melvin Gordon, DEN

16. Kenyan Drake, ARI

17. Cam Akers, LAR

18. J.K. Dobbins, BAL

19. Austin Ekeler, LAC

20. Sony Michel, NE

21. Aaron Jones, GB

22. D’Andre Swift, DET

23. James Conner, PIT

24. Chris Carson, SEA

25. David Montgomery, CHI

26. David Johnson, HOU

27. Le’Veon Bell, NYJ

28. Joshua Kelley, LAC

29. Kerryon Johnson, DET

30. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB

31. Leonard Fournette, JAX

32. DeeJay Dallas, SEA

33. Kareem Hunt, CLE

34. A.J. Dillon, GB

35. Tevin Coleman, SF

36. Damien Williams, KC

37. Phillip Lindsay, DEN

38. Ronald Jones II, TB

39. Jordan Howard, MIA

40. Marlon Mack, IND

41. Ryquell Armstead, JAX

42. Raheem Mostert, SF

43. Damien Harris, NE

44. Matt Breida, MIA

45. Darrell Henderson, LAR

46. Tarik Cohen, CHI

47. Derrius Guice, WAS

48. James White, NE

49. Mark Ingram, BAL

50. Zack Moss, BUF

51. Chase Edmonds, ARI

52. Antonio Gibson, WAS

53. Latavius Murray, NO

54. La’Mical Perine, NYJ

55. Boston Scott, PHI

56. Tony Pollard, DAL

57. Alexander Mattison, MIN

58. Malcolm Brown, LAR

59. Eno Benjamin, ARI

60. Rashaad Penny, SEA

61. Justice Hill, BAL

62. Darrynton Evans, TEN

63. Nyheim Hines, IND

64. Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT

65. Dion Lewis, NYG

66. Jerick McKinnon, SF

67. Duke Johnson, HOU

68. Adrian Peterson, WAS

69. Rex Burkhead, NE

70. Qadree Ollison, ATL

71. Jamaal Williams, GB

72. Bryce Love, WAS

73. Chris Thompson, JAX

74. Lynn Bowden Jr., LV

75. Royce Freeman, DEN

76. Giovani Bernard, CIN

77. Gus Edwards, BAL

78. Benny Snell, PIT

79. Jalen Richard, OAK

80. Josh Adams, NYJ

81. Devonta Freeman, FA

82. Travis Homer, SEA

83. Justin Jackson, LAC

84. Jeff Wilson, SF

85. JaMycal Hasty, SF

86. Wayne Gallman, NYG

87. Lamar Miller, FA

88. Carlos Hyde, FA

89. Rodney Anderson, CIN

90. Jaylen Samuels, PIT

91. Mike Boone, MIN

92. Darwin Thompson, KC

93. Trayveon Williams, CIN

94. Ty Montgomery, FA

95. Corey Clement, PHI

96. Ito Smith, ATL

97. Dare Ogunbowale, TB

98. Patrick Laird, MIA

99. DeAndre Washington, OAK

100. Darrel Williams, KC

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Quarterback

2020 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Quarterback

This week, our dynasty rankings will be revealed at each position before the overall rankings are released on Friday. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. And if you’re looking for redraft rankings for the 2020 season, the most updated version can always be found here.

 

Quarterback

1. Lamar Jackson, BAL

2. Patrick Mahomes, KC

3. Kyler Murray, ARI

4. Josh Allen, BUF

5. Dak Prescott, DAL

6. Deshaun Watson, HOU

7. Jared Goff, LAR

8. Matt Ryan, ATL

9. Russell Wilson, SEA

10. Daniel Jones, NYG

11. Tom Brady, TB

12. Matthew Stafford, DET

13. Carson Wentz, PHI

14. Joe Burrow, CIN

15. Aaron Rodgers, GB

16. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

17. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

18. Kirk Cousins, MIN

19. Justin Herbert, LAC

20. Drew Lock, DEN

21. Sam Darnold, NYJ

22. Ryan Tannehill, TEN

23. Baker Mayfield, CLE

24. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

25. Drew Brees, NO

26. Derek Carr, LV

27. Marcus Mariota, LV

28. Jarrett Stidham, NE

29. Teddy Bridgewater, CAR

30. Nick Foles, CHI

31. Philip Rivers, IND

32. Dwayne Haskins, WAS

33. Taysom Hill, NO

34. Jalen Hurts, PHI

35. Tyrod Taylor, LAC

36. Gardner Minshew, JAX

37. Jordan Love, GB

38. Mitchell Trubisky, CHI

39. Jameis Winston, NO

40. Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA

41. Andy Dalton, DAL

42. Cam Newton, FA

43. Trace McSorley, BAL

44. Jake Fromm, BUF

45. Kyle Allen, WAS

46. Jacob Eason, IND

47. Joe Flacco, FA

48. Case Keenum, CLE

49. Mason Rudolph, PIT

50. Nick Mullens, SF

51. P.J. Walker, CAR

52. Robert Griffin III, BAL

53. Jacoby Brissett, IND

54. Josh Rosen, MIA

55. Brett Hundley, ARI

56. Chase Daniel, DET

57. Blaine Gabbert, TB

58. Ryan Finley, CIN

59. Brian Hoyer, NE

60. James Morgan, NYJ

61. Cole McDonald, TEN

62. Colt McCoy, NYG

63. Nate Stanley, MIN

64. Jeff Driskel, DEN

65. A.J. McCarron, HOU

66. Anthony Gordon, SEA

67. Chad Henne, KC

68. Nathan Peterman, LV

69. Blake Bortles, FA

70. Chad Kelly, IND

71. Bryce Perkins, LAR

72. Josh Dobbs, JAX

73. C.J. Beathard, SF

74. Matt Schaub, ATL

75. Devlin Hodges, PIT

2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Dynasty Rankings: Overall

2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Dynasty Rankings: Overall

After going over the quarterback, running back, wide receivers, and tight end rankings for 2020 rookies, it’s time for overall fantasy football rankings for the rookie class in dynasty leagues. If you’re stuck between a few players or want a guide in your rookie draft, use these rankings.

 

1. RB Jonathan Taylor, Colts

2. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs

3. RB J.K. Dobbins, Ravens

4. RB D’Andre Swift, Lions

5. WR Henry Ruggs III, Raiders

6. WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys

7. QB Joe Burrow, Bengals

8. WR Jalen Reagor, Eagles

9. WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos

10. WR Justin Jefferson, Vikings

11. RB Cam Akers, Rams

12. WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

13. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

14. RB Joshua Kelley, Chargers

15. WR Denzel Mims, Jets

16. WR Tee Higgins, Bengals

17. WR Van Jefferson, Rams

18. WR Bryan Edwards, Raiders

19. WR Chase Claypool, Steelers

20. QB Justin Herbert, Chargers

21. RB A.J. Dillon, Packers

22. WR Michael Pittman Jr., Colts

23. RB Zack Moss, Bills

24. QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles

25. QB Jordan Love, Packers

26. TE Cole Kmet, Bears

27. WR K.J. Hamler, Broncos

28. RB Ke’Shawn Vaugh, Buccaneers

29. RB DeeJay Dallas, Seahawks

30. TE Adam Trautman, Saints

31. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Redskins

32. WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars

33. WR Devin Duvernay, Ravens

34. TE Devin Asiasi, Patriots

35. RB Anthony McFarland Jr., Steelers

36. WR James Proche, Ravens

37. RB Darrynton Evans, Titans

38. TE Dalton Keene, Patriots

39. WR Joe Reed, Chargers

40. WR Tyler Johnson, Buccaneers

41. RB Lamical Perine, Jets

42. RB Eno Benjamin, Cardinals

43. WR Isaiah Coulter, Texans

44. QB Jake Fromm, Bills

45. WR Darnell Mooney, Bears

46. WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns

47. QB Jacob Eason, Colts

48. TE Brycen Hopkins, Rams

49. WR John Hightower, Eagles

50. WR Quintez Cephus, Lions

51. WR Jauan Jennings, 49ers

52. WR Collin Johnson, Jaguars

53. WR Gabriel Davis, Bills

54. WR K.J. Hill, Chargers

55. TE Colby Parkinson, Seahawks

56. TE Harrison Bryant, Browns

57. TE Albert Okwuegbanum, Broncos

58. TE Thaddeus Moss, Redskins

59. WR Dezmon Patmon, Colts

60. RB Jason Huntley, Lions

61. WR K.J. Osborn, Vikings

62. QB Jake Luton, Jaguars

63. WR Quez Watkins, Eagles

64. TE Josiah Deguara, Packers

65. QB Nate Stanley, Vikings

2020 Rookie Tight End Dynasty League Rankings

2020 Rookie Tight End Dynasty League Rankings

It looks like an uphill battle from a fantasy perspective for this year’s rookie tight end class. The group does not look as deep or exciting as the quarterbacks, running backs, or wide receivers; but, with the unpredictability of the draft, an unheralded group could easily churn out a couple of stars. Tomorrow, we’ll have overall dynasty rankings for the entire 2020 rookie class.

 

1. Cole Kmet, Bears

The tight end with the best shot to become a fantasy contributor both immediately and into the future is probably Bears tight end Cole Kmet. The Notre Dame product slipped out of the first round, but he has the size and ability to be a consistent target in Matt Nagy’s offense. For 2020, look for Kmet to complement veteran Jimmy Graham in two-tight-end sets, but the well-built tight end profiles as a high-floor long-term option that has a chance to perennially threaten for around 800+ yards and several scores per season.

 

2. Adam Trautman, Saints

Tight ends have had a ton of success with Drew Brees and Sean Payton in New Orleans, and Adam Trautman could be next in line. Like Kmet, Trautman will have to split time with a veteran (Jared Cook) as a rookie, but the former Dayton Flyer scored 14 touchdowns during his senior campaign.

 

3. Devin Asiasi, Patriots

The Patriots could have had either Kmet (in first round or the second round after they traded back) or Trautman if they wanted, but they targeted Devin Asiasi in the third round, indicating that he was the guy they wanted to lead a revamped tight end position. Asiasi has a very big wingspan and plus high-pointing ability, so he has eventual double-digit touchdown upside if utilized in the red zone for New England.

 

4. Dalton Keene, Patriots

The Pats double-dipped at tight end, and versatile former Virginia Tech tight end Dalton Keene also has a chance to become a nice fantasy contributor depending on how he’s utilized in New England. Keene’s blocking ability and relentless playing style will help keep him on the field, and the Patriots will look to develop his receiving skills.

 

5. Brycen Hopkins, Rams

A Year 1 impact might be difficult for Brycen Hopkins, as Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett are both ahead of him on the depth chart in Los Angeles. Also, Sean McVay doesn’t figure to go away from 11 personnel too much after adding receiver Van Jefferson in the second round. But Hopkins can do some damage if he ever gets an opportunity as the team’s top tight end, so keep him in mind as a strong hold in one of the league’s top offenses.

 

6. Colby Parkinson, Seahawks

Colby Parkinson is in a similar situation with another NFC West team, as Seattle is completely stacked at tight end. However, some of the guys on the Seahawks depth chart have had trouble staying healthy, and Parkinson would be in a good spot catching passes from Russell Wilson if he’s forced into action.

 

7. Harrison Bryant, Browns

A bunch of NFL teams are deep at the tight end position, which hurts the instant-impact ability of this rookie class. FAU’s Harrison Bryant is likely to be a much better real-life contributor to the Browns than a fantasy factor this season, but he’ll be more intriguing if David Njoku is traded or signs elsewhere in the future.

 

8. Albert Okwuegbunam, Broncos

Albert Okwuegbunam would be a lot more exciting if he wasn’t stuck behind 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant, who has the TE1 position in Denver locked up. Okwuegbunam does get to play with his college teammate Drew Lock at quarterback, though, so the established chemistry will help both now and into the future.

 

9. Thaddeus Moss, Redskins

Former LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss went undrafted despite being a major contributor for the national champion Tigers last season, but he found a good landing spot in Washington. Moss will need to win a roster spot, but it’s not inconceivable that he becomes the top tight end for the Redskins as early as this season if all goes well for him.

 

10. Josiah Deguara, Packers

The Packers just drafted tight end Jace Sternberger in the third round last year, and Josiah Deguara is likely to be used as more of a lead blocker than volume receiver in Green Bay. Ideally, Deguara will develop into a Kyle Juszczyk type of weapon on offense, but that probably won’t lead to much consistent fantasy success.

2020 Rookie Wide Receiver Dynasty League Rankings

2020 Rookie Wide Receiver Dynasty League Rankings

Following the rookie quarterback and running back rankings from the past two days, it’s time to get into an extremely deep receiver class and how they stack up in dynasty leagues.

 

1. Henry Ruggs III, Raiders

The top spot is very close between the top three guys in particular, but Ruggs III gets the nod as the newest toy for Jon Gruden’s offense. The franchise has said they want to get back to being a speed team, and it will be difficult to contain the rookie as both a vertical and horizontal threat with his blurring explosiveness. For those that have been burned by speed receivers in the past, it’s important to know that Ruggs III is tough and has very good hands; he could end up being one of the league’s best all-around receivers if he develops as a route runner.

 

2. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys

Lamb would seem to be blocked by Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in Dallas, but there are a couple of reasons to be extremely optimistic about his future. First of all, Mike McCarthy’s offense has been known to support multiple receivers at once (Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, etc.), and Lamb could benefit from seeing single coverage. Also, the fact that Jerry Jones wants Lamb to wear No. 88 suggests he and the team have big plans for the Oklahoma product.

 

3. Jalen Reagor, Eagles

It was a slight surprise when the Eagles selected Reagor with the No. 21 overall pick last week, but he will immediately step in as a three-level threat for Carson Wentz, and I would bet the organization wants to get him numbers early after the pick was questioned by many fans on draft night. Reagor is probably going to be the most overlooked rookie receiver in terms of both situation and talent compared to others in the class, so get him at a bargain while you can.

 

4. Jerry Jeudy, Broncos

Jeudy was apparently the No. 1 option for Denver in the first round, and he should be a very good complement to Courtland Sutton as a clean route runner that can get open from any alignment. The biggest concern for Jeudy’s long-term outlook is that the offense is loaded with young talent at every position (leading to a spread-the-wealth offense), but he has the playing style to be a weekly fixture in Pat Shurmur’s game plan for years to come.

 

5. Justin Jefferson, Vikings

Jefferson having the upside of an 80-catch guy as a rookie speaks to the absurdity of this year’s class of wideouts, but it’s a real possibility in Gary Zubiak’s system—especially since the former LSU standout was said to be a favorite of Minnesota’s new offensive coordinator. Plus, Adam Thielen will turn 30 in August and has battled some injuries, which could set Jefferson up for significant immediate and future success. The long-term ceiling is that of a yearly 100-catch receiver.

 

6. Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers

Despite the success San Francisco has had on offense under Kyle Shanahan, they have struggled to find that classic “X” receiver—leading to a trade up in the first round for Aiyuk to be the solution. While we shouldn’t expect the rookie to be featured like Julio Jones was in Atlanta because the Niners are built around the running game with George Kittle and Deebo Samuel leading the passing attack, Aiyuk has the skillset to dominate on the perimeter if given one-on-one coverage. WR1 value could be in his future.

 

7. Denzel Mims, Jets

Despite being the 13th wide receiver off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mims has as clear of a path as anyone to becoming his team’s No. 1 option in the passing game. As things currently stand, it would be an upset if the six-foot-three wideout didn’t at least open his career as a starter in three-wide sets, and I like his fit with Sam Darnold, who can throw with quality touch/anticipation on the boundary. He didn’t do it much at Baylor, but Mims also has the skillset to line up in the slot.

 

8. Tee Higgins, Bengals

Cincinnati won’t be short on weapons in Joe Burrow’s first year under center, and it will be interesting to see how Higgins fits into the equation behind A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and possibly John Ross. Even if he begins his career as the No. 4 option, Higgins can have a role as a situational deep threat and red zone target on an offense that could take off quicker than expected. Another factor is the health of Green (turning 32 in July) coming off a lost season.

 

9. Van Jefferson, Rams

The fit for Jefferson in Los Angeles doesn’t seem great at first glance because of how closely his game aligns with both Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, but that actually isn’t a bad thing, as Jared Goff is one of the best intermediate passers in the game, and Sean McVay may want to highlight that in 2020 and beyond. Overall, the Rams might have more of a multiple attack that uses a variety of packages to get the weapons—including Jefferson—open.

 

10. Bryan Edwards, Raiders

Jon Gruden is an extremely optimistic coach when it comes to his guys, but it’s still notable that he said of selecting Edwards, “I was like a dog trying to get back in the house getting Mike Mayock to pull the trigger on this. I was so excited to get Edwards, you have no idea.” The physicality of the former South Carolina standout is a selling point, and he is already being talked up as the X receiver for Las Vegas. This could end up being too low.

 

11. Chase Claypool, Steelers

Pittsburgh spending a top-50 pick on Claypool has been openly questioned by some, but as I saw someone else respond on Twitter (something to this effect): “Are you really saying you know how to evaluate receivers better than the Steelers?” Claypool could be a better real-life contributor early in his career, but he should become a favorite of Ben Roethlisberger and has double-digit touchdown upside.

 

12. Michael Pittman Jr., Colts

The biggest thing missing from Indy’s offense was a big-bodied target to play across from T.Y. Hilton, and Pittman Jr. fills the void following a breakout 101/1,275/11 line in his final season for the Trojans. I think Philip Rivers may be a bit more contained under Frank Reich, but he will still give Pittman Jr. a chance to make plays downfield.

 

13. K.J. Hamler, Broncos

Based on talent, Hamler could be much higher than this, but the role he will play in Denver might end up opening things up for others more than it helps him put up numbers for himself. The big plays will be there, though, and fantasy owners may be able to pick their spots on when to use him in lineups as a boom-or-bust FLEX.

 

14. Antonio Gandy-Golden, Redskins

Opportunity is there for the taking in Washington, as only Terry McLaurin will be clearly ahead of Gandy-Golden on the depth chart to start his career, and the rookie could have easily been a Day 2 pick in a more shallow draft class. With a large catch radius at six-foot-four, Gandy-Golden projects to be the top option in scoring territory (excluding the running game) if he can edge out Kelvin Harmon.

 

15. Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars

Perhaps some of the underneath targets that went to Leonard Fournette last year will be given Shenault Jr. in 2020, but I would assume he begins his career with a limited role behind D.J. Chark, Dede Westbrook, and Chris Conley. Also, the physical style for Shenault Jr. puts him at a greater risk for injury in the long run.

 

16. Devin Duvernay, Ravens

John Harbaugh highlighted the speed of Duvernay when talking about him over the weekend, and it will be fun to see how he’s utilized in Baltimore’s creative offense as a tough player that mostly lined up in the slot at Texas.

 

17. James Proche, Ravens

Proche has a similar build to Duvernay that could lead to people thinking he’s an interior target, but the former SMU star actually did much of his damage on the outside and knows how to create separation there. Being available in the sixth round seemed like a too-good-to-pass-up pick for the Ravens.

 

18. Joe Reed, Chargers

With 4.47 speed and a 38-inch vertical at six-foot, 224 pounds, Reed was one of the more underappreciated athletes leading up to the draft, but the Chargers didn’t overlook him. Especially when Justin Hebert becomes the starter to open up the offense, the third receiver role could be very valuable for Reed (and fantasy owners).

 

19. Tyler Johnson, Buccaneers

In real life, Johnson should be great for the Buccaneers as a reliable weapon for Tom Brady, but the path to fantasy relevancy is much more cloudy behind Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate for targets. This is probably a talent-based stash and/or rare handcuff at receiver.

 

20. Isaiah Coulter, Texans

Coulter has a chance to emerge as a future star for the Texans, and he would probably have to be bumped up a few spots if Kenny Stills is released/traded. For now, the WR20 in rookie drafts is still higher than most view him.

 

21. Darnell Mooney, Bears

Mooney seems to have quietly exited the NFL Draft as one of the big fantasy winners, as although he was drafted in the fifth-round, Matt Nagy might view him as the fast vertical threat they lack in 11 personnel with Taylor Gabriel gone.

 

22. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Browns

I would say Odell Beckham Jr. is far from a lock to finish out his contract with the Browns, and the thin ice could break with another sub-par season in 2020. If that’s the case, Peoples-Jones has the upside to be a future starter—and a good one at that—after developing behind OBJ, Jarvis Landry, and Rashard Higgins.

 

23. John Hightower, Eagles

The Eagles acquiring so many deep threats could mean they don’t all make the team (after seeing who is and isn’t a fit in camp), but Hightower’s path to a sizable role isn’t that unrealistic for how low he projects to start on the depth chart. Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Marquise Goodwin are all candidates to be gone in 2021 if Hightower and the others show enough promise—and injuries could strike the group in a hurry.

 

24. Quintez Cephus, Lions

Cephus can also end up with a decent role sooner than expected for a late-round pick if Danny Amendola battles another injury. We’ve seen Matthew Stafford lift receivers in the past, and Cephus will bring more toughness to Detroit.

 

25. Jauan Jennings, 49ers

Jalen Hurd will hopefully be healthy for the 49ers this fall, but it’s not out of the question that Jennings—who runs like a back with the ball in his hands—simply takes the role planned for the versatile second-year player.

 

26. Collin Johnson, Jaguars

Jacksonville has shown they are willing to have multiple big receivers on the field together, so Johnson isn’t necessarily blocked by D.J. Chark on the outside if he can beat out Chris Conley at some point.

 

27. Gabriel Davis, Bills

Davis, on the other hand, needs an injury to find a way into three-wide sets for the Bills, so the rookie that models himself after Odell Beckham Jr. is just a stash to start his career.

 

28. K.J. Hill, Chargers

Hill is another player with some talent that is blocked, and the Chargers might prefer he is an insurance policy behind Keenan Allen in the slot—which gives the clear edge to Joe Reed and others for the third receiver job.

 

29. Dezmon Patmon, Colts

Patmon has some speed (4.48) and smoothness at six-foot-four, so he’s an intriguing developmental prospect for the Colts and fantasy owners.

 

30. K.J. Osborn, Vikings

The final spot in the rankings goes to Osborn over Philly’s sixth-rounder Quez Watkins and some others because the path for playing time is essentially wide open behind Thielen and Jefferson in Minnesota.

2020 Rookie Running Back Dynasty League Rankings

2020 Rookie Running Back Dynasty League Rankings

Let’s jump right into the 2020 rookie running back rankings for dynasty leagues. Here are the quarterback rankings if you missed them.

 

1. Jonathan Taylor, Colts

Marlon Mack is coming off a 1,000-yard season for the Colts, so Jonathan Taylor is not likely to get the full workload he’s capable of as a rookie. However, Mack is in the final year of his rookie contract, and Taylor’s long-term upside as a potential 250-carry runner for Indianapolis—behind perhaps the best offensive line in football—is tantalizing. This is an excellent running back draft class, but Taylor should be the clear top guy off the board at any position as a foundational piece for a dynasty-league roster.

 

2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be a trendy pick as the No. 1 selection in dynasty rookie drafts after the Chiefs made him the first running back off the board with the final pick of the first round, but he settles in at No. 2 behind Taylor for us. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid even said that the prospect Edwards-Helaire is better than Brian Westbrook was, so huge things are expected from the former LSU star. Under Reid, Westbrook was a fantasy stud in 2006 and 2007 in particular, recording 1,916 and 2,104 total yards during those two campaigns.

 

3. J.K. Dobbins, Ravens

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says they had Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins as “probably” their top-rated running back in this year’s class, and it sounds like the team expected him to be gone by the end of the second round. Baltimore is set to run a committee backfield headed by veteran Mark Ingram in 2020, but Dobbins has the talent to carve out a sizable role as a rookie. And in 2021, 2022, and 2023 for the final three years of his first contract, Dobbins will have immense upside as the potential lead runner in a Lamar Jackson-led rushing attack.

 

4. D’Andre Swift, Lions

Regarded by many as the best running back in the 2020 draft class, D’Andre Swift landed in a surprising spot in Detroit near the top of the second round. The Lions just selected Kerryon Johnson in Round 2 a couple of years ago, and this is almost certainly going to be a running-back-by-committee in 2020 and potentially moving forward into future years (though the future coaching staff could have a lot to do with that considering Matt Patricia is in a make-or-break year). The good news is that Swift is no stranger to committees, and he’s a home-run threat that doesn’t need 20 touches per game to make a big impact in the box score.

 

5. Cam Akers, Rams

The Rams spent a third-round selection on Darrell Henderson last year, but they seemingly found their new lead back in Florida State’s Cam Akers. Los Angeles is unlikely to use a workhorse runner like Todd Gurley the way they did for much of the first two years of Sean McVay’s tenure, but Akers could certainly provide solid short- and long-term RB1 value if the offensive attack is elite like it was in 2017 and 2018 and he handles much of the work in scoring territory.

 

6. Joshua Kelley, Chargers

Many didn’t have Joshua Kelley as a highly ranked prospect, but the Chargers believed in the UCLA product enough to select him just outside the top 100. The Chargers have been a great franchise for running backs to land with, and former running back Anthony Lynn as the team’s head coach is a positive for Kelley, as Lynn undoubtedly had considerable say in the hand-picked runner added to the room after the departure of Melvin Gordon. Justin Jackson remains in the mix, but Kelley will have a chance to become the lead ball-carrier for the Chargers while Austin Ekeler dominates work in the passing game.

 

7. A.J. Dillon, Packers

Aside from maybe the Jordan Love selection earlier by Green Bay or Philadelphia grabbing quarterback Jalen Hurts in Round 2, the Packers selecting A.J. Dillon in the second round might have been the biggest stunner from draft weekend. Aaron Jones is coming off a 19-touchdown campaign, but the Packers see something in Dillon, who figures to be a large part of the backfield—potentially as at least the goal line back to start his career. Keep in mind that Jones’ contract is up after 2020, so Dillon could be headlining the backfield as soon as next year.

 

8. Zack Moss, Bills

The Bills appear to have found the second half of their committee backfield, as Zack Moss will complement second-year player Devin Singletary on one of the best teams in the league. While Singletary should handle most of the receiving work for Buffalo, Moss has a chance to get key work down by the goal line in an offense that’s on the rise.

 

9. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Buccaneers

Tampa Bay is high on Ronald Jones after the former second-round pick showed considerable progress in 2019, but the team spent a third-rounder on Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who gets the opportunity to play in a stacked offense led by Tom Brady. Jones figures to lead the backfield this season, but Vaughn should be the clear No. 2 that gets some work and could be a snap away (whether it’s via a benching or injury) to a very valuable role as the Bucs’ lead running back.

 

10. DeeJay Dallas, Seahawks

Chris Carson will likely enter the season as the unquestioned leader on the depth chart, especially with COVID-19 potentially limiting training camp. However, Rashaad Penny’s status is uncertain, and Dallas’ playing style could earn quick love from the coaching staff, and Seattle is all about competition. Dallas will probably get an opportunity at some point, and he could become a serious fantasy factor if he takes advantage. While Dallas is down at No. 10, he’s someone to keep a close eye on.

 

11. Anthony McFarland Jr., Steelers

The Steelers were speculated as a team that would be in the mix to draft a running back in the second or third round, but they waited until Round 4 to get Anthony McFarland Jr. out of Maryland. Mike Tomlin is known to be high on 2019 fourth-rounder Benny Snell, and the team still has high hopes for James Conner if he can stay healthy; also, Jaylen Samuels is a versatile contributor. Overall, McFarland has an uphill climb to make an impact in 2020, but he could make some waves in 2021.

 

12. Darrynton Evans, Titans

Derrick Henry is expected to remain with the Titans long-term, but if things go south in negotiations, Darrynton Evans could benefit with a sizable load in Tennessee’s backfield. For now, Evans will be a dynamic complement with limited standalone upside in 2020.

 

13. Lamical Perine, Jets

The Jets are paying Le’Veon Bell a lot of money to lead their backfield, and the former All-Pro wants the ball in his hands as much as possible as he looks to help turn the Jets into contenders. But Lamical Perine had success in the SEC and could become one of the top handcuffs in fantasy football for 2020 if he’s able to seize the backup role leading up to the season.

 

14. Eno Benjamin, Cardinals

Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds have the top two spots in the Arizona backfield locked up, but Eno Benjamin was a nice value pick for Kliff Kingsbury’s offense in the seventh round. The elusiveness of Benjamin could get him on the field in certain packages if he makes the final roster for the Cardinals.

 

15. Jason Huntley, Lions

It was a bit of a surprise that the Lions doubled up on running back by selecting Jason Huntley in the fifth-round, and they have a very crowded running back room heading into the season. Huntley should be a good bet to make the roster, though, so from there he will hope to get an opportunity to make an impact on gameday at some point.

Post-Draft 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (Top 200)

Post-Draft 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings (Top 200)

Fantasy Consigliere members can get up-to-date rankings over the next few months here, but this article is the first batch of them following the 2020 NFL Draft. Next week, we will have full dynasty rankings, which are also exclusive for subscribers.

 

Top 200

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (RB1)
2. Saquon Barkley, NYG (RB2)
3. Derrick Henry, TEN (RB3)
4. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB4)
5. Joe Mixon, CIN (RB5)
6. Chris Godwin, TB (WR1)
7. Nick Chubb, CLE (RB6)
8. Alvin Kamara, NO (RB7)
9. Dalvin Cook, MIN (RB8)
10. Julio Jones, ATL (WR2)
11. Davante Adams, GB (WR3)
12. Michael Thomas, NO (WR4)
13. Josh Jacobs, LV (RB9)
14. Tyreek Hill, KC (WR5)
15. Todd Gurley, ATL (RB10)
16. Jonathan Taylor, IND (RB11)
17. Lamar Jackson, BAL (QB1)
18. George Kittle, SF (TE1)
19. Allen Robinson, CHI (WR6)
20. A.J. Brown, TEN (WR7)
21. Amari Cooper, DAL (WR8)
22. Travis Kelce, KC (TE2)
23. Devin Singletary, BUF (RB12)
24. Melvin Gordon, DEN (RB13)
25. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI (WR9)
26. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE (WR10)
27. Austin Ekeler, LAC (RB14)
28. Tom Brady, TB (QB2)
29. Kenyan Drake, ARI (RB15)
30. Kenny Golladay, DET (WR11)
31. James Conner, PIT (RB16)
32. Mike Evans, TB (WR12)
33. Stefon Diggs, BUF (WR13)
34. Miles Sanders, PHI (RB17)
35. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT (WR14)
36. David Johnson, HOU (RB18)
37. Keenan Allen, LAC (WR15)
38. Calvin Ridley, ATL (WR16)
39. Patrick Mahomes, KC (QB3)
40. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (RB19)
41. Terry McLaurin, WAS (WR17)
42. Le’Veon Bell, NYJ (RB20)
43. Courtland Sutton, DEN (WR18)
44. Cooper Kupp, LAR (WR19)
45. Aaron Jones, GB (RB21)
46. Sony Michel, NE (RB22)
47. Cam Akers, LAR (RB23)
48. DeVante Parker, MIA (WR20)
49. Darren Waller, LV (TE3)
50. D.J. Moore, CAR (WR21)
51. Adam Thielen, MIN (WR22)
52. David Montgomery, CHI (RB24)
53. Robert Woods, LAR (WR23)
54. A.J. Green, CIN (WR24)
55. Chris Carson, SEA (RB25)
56. Kyler Murray, ARI (QB4)
57. Rob Gronkowski, TB (TE4)
58. Damien Williams, KC (RB26)
59. Kerryon Johnson, DET (RB27)
60. Leonard Fournette, JAX (RB28)
61. Josh Allen, BUF (QB5)
62. Mark Andrews, BAL (TE5)
63. Zach Ertz, PHI (TE6)
64. Tyler Lockett, SEA (WR25)
65. D.K. Metcalf, SEA (WR26)
66. Phillip Lindsay, DEN (RB29)
67. Ronald Jones II, TB (RB30)
68. Dak Prescott, DAL (QB6)
69. T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR27)
70. Brandin Cooks, HOU (WR28)
71. Jordan Howard, MIA (RB31)
72. Matt Ryan, ATL (QB7)
73. Mark Ingram, BAL (RB32)
74. Deebo Samuel, SF (WR29)
75. Deshaun Watson, HOU (QB8)
76. Kareem Hunt, CLE (RB33)
77. Hunter Henry, LAC (TE7)
78. Michael Gallup, DAL (WR30)
79. D’Andre Swift, DET (RB34)
80. D.J. Chark, JAX (WR31)
81. Mike Williams, LAC (WR32)
82. Russell Wilson, SEA (QB9)
83. Noah Fant, DEN (TE8)
84. Evan Engram, NYG (TE9)
85. James White, NE (RB35)
86. Marlon Mack, IND (RB36)
87. Sammy Watkins, KC (WR33)
88. Joshua Kelley, LAC (RB37)
89. Will Fuller, HOU (WR34)
90. Tevin Coleman, SF (RB38)
91. Raheem Mostert, SF (RB39)
92. Jared Goff, LAR (QB10)
93. Daniel Jones, NYG (QB11)
94. Jarvis Landry, CLE (WR35)
95. Tyler Higbee, LAR (TE10)
96. Tyler Boyd, CIN (WR36)
97. John Brown, BUF (WR37)
98. Marquise Brown, BAL (WR38)
99. Julian Edelman, NE (WR39)
100. Jalen Reagor, PHI (WR40)
101. Marvin Jones, DET (WR41)
102. DeeJay Dallas, SEA (RB40)
103. J.K. Dobbins, BAL (RB41)
104. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (QB12)
105. Tarik Cohen, CHI (RB42)
106. Latavius Murray, NO (RB43)
107. Jamison Crowder, NYJ (WR42)
108. Matthew Stafford, DET (QB13)
109. Boston Scott, PHI (RB44)
110. Jared Cook, NO (TE11)
111. Mike Gesicki, MIA (TE12)
112. Christian Kirk, ARI (WR43)
113. Sterling Shepard, NYG (WR44)
114. Drew Brees, NO (QB14)
115. Derrius Guice, WAS (RB45)
116. Carson Wentz, PHI (QB15)
117. Aaron Rodgers, GB (QB16)
118. Denzel Mims, NYJ (WR45)
119. Emmanuel Sanders, NO (WR46)
120. Darrell Henderson, LAR (RB46)
121. Philip Rivers, IND (QB17)
122. Adrian Peterson, WAS (RB47)
123. A.J. Dillon, GB (RB48)
124. Justin Jefferson, MIN (WR47)
125. Jonnu Smith, TEN (TE13)
126. Matt Breida, MIA (RB49)
127. Brandon Aiyuk, SF (WR48)
128. Ryan Tannehill, TEN (QB18)
129. Hayden Hurst, ATL (TE14)
130. Austin Hooper, CLE (TE15)
131. Alexander Mattison, MIN (RB50)
132. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (QB19)
133. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB (RB51)
134. Anthony Miller, CHI (WR49)
135. Zack Moss, BUF (RB52)
136. CeeDee Lamb, DAL (WR50)
137. N’Keal Harry, NE (WR51)
138. Henry Ruggs III, LV (WR52)
139. Darius Slayton, NYG (WR53)
140. Dallas Goedert, PHI (TE16)
141. Jerry Jeudy, DEN (WR54)
142. Chris Herndon, NYJ (TE17)
143. Curtis Samuel, CAR (WR55)
144. Chase Edmonds, ARI (RB53)
145. Tony Pollard, DAL (RB54)
146. Damien Harris, NE (RB55)
147. Randall Cobb, HOU (WR56)
148. Drew Lock, DEN (QB20)
149. Jack Doyle, IND (TE18)
150. T.J. Hockenson, DET (TE19)
151. Eric Ebron, PIT (TE20)
152. Kirk Cousins, MIN (QB21)
153. Breshad Perriman, NYJ (WR57)
154. Duke Johnson, HOU (RB56)
155. Teddy Bridgewater, CAR (QB22)
156. Parris Campbell, IND (WR58)
157. Baker Mayfield, CLE (QB23)
158. Sam Darnold, NYJ (QB24)
159. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI (WR59)
160. DeSean Jackson, PHI (WR60)
161. Ian Thomas, CAR (TE21)
162. Lamical Perine, NYJ (RB57)
163. Dawson Knox, BUF (TE22)
164. O.J. Howard, TB (TE23)
165. Diontae Johnson, PIT (WR61)
166. Hunter Renfrow, LV (WR62)
167. Derek Carr, LV (QB25)
168. Robby Anderson, CAR (WR63)
169. Nyheim Hines, IND (RB58)
170. Golden Tate, NYG (WR64)
171. Joe Burrow, CIN (QB26)
172. Michael Pittman Jr., IND (WR65)
173. Antonio Gipson, WAS (RB59)
174. Darrynton Evans, TEN (RB60)
175. Tyrell Williams, LV (WR66)
176. Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT (RB61)
177. Eno Benjamin, ARI (RB62)
178. John Ross, CIN (WR67)
179. Mecole Hardman, KC (WR68)
180. Greg Olsen, SEA (TE24)
181. Preston Williams, MIA (WR69)
182. Malcolm Brown, LAR (RB63)
183. Justin Jackson, LAC (RB64)
184. Tyrod Taylor, LAC (QB27)
185. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX (WR70)
186. Alshon Jeffery, PHI (WR71)
187. James Washington, PIT (WR72)
188. Cole Beasley, BUF (WR73)
189. Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA (QB28)
190. Tee Higgins, CIN (WR74)
191. Nelson Agholor, LV (WR75)
192. Justice Hill, BAL (RB65)
193. K.J. Hamler, DEN (WR76)
194. Chase Claypool, PIT (WR77)
195. Mohamed Sanu, NE (WR78)
196. Gus Edwards, BAL (RB66)
197. Irv Smith Jr., MIN (TE25)
198. Corey Davis, TEN (WR79)
199. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI (WR80)
200. Allen Lazard, GB (WR81)

 

Quarterback

1. Lamar Jackson, BAL
2. Tom Brady, TB
3. Patrick Mahomes, KC
4. Kyler Murray, ARI
5. Josh Allen, BUF
6. Dak Prescott, DAL
7. Matt Ryan, ATL
8. Deshaun Watson, HOU
9. Russell Wilson, SEA
10. Jared Goff, LAR
11. Daniel Jones, NYG
12. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
13. Matthew Stafford, DET
14. Drew Brees, NO
15. Carson Wentz, PHI
16. Aaron Rodgers, GB
17. Philip Rivers, IND
18. Ryan Tannehill, TEN
19. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF
20. Drew Lock, DEN
21. Kirk Cousins, MIN
22. Teddy Bridgewater, CAR
23. Baker Mayfield, CLE
24. Sam Darnold, NYJ
25. Derek Carr, LV
26. Joe Burrow, CIN
27. Tyrod Taylor, LAC
28. Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA
29. Gardner Minshew, JAX
30. Nick Foles, CHI
31. Dwayne Haskins, WAS
32. Jarrett Stidham, NE
33. Marcus Mariota, LV
34. Taysom Hill, NO
35. Jalen Hurts, PHI
36. Mitchell Trubisky, CHI
37. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA
38. Justin Herbert, LAC
39. Andy Dalton, CIN
40. Case Keenum, CLE

 

Running back

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR
2. Saquon Barkley, NYG
3. Derrick Henry, TEN
4. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
5. Joe Mixon, CIN
6. Nick Chubb, CLE
7. Alvin Kamara, NO
8. Dalvin Cook, MIN
9. Josh Jacobs, LV
10. Todd Gurley, ATL
11. Jonathan Taylor, IND
12. Devin Singletary, BUF
13. Melvin Gordon, DEN
14. Austin Ekeler, LAC
15. Kenyan Drake, ARI
16. James Conner, PIT
17. Miles Sanders, PHI
18. David Johnson, HOU
19. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC
20. Le’Veon Bell, NYJ
21. Aaron Jones, GB
22. Sony Michel, NE
23. Cam Akers, LAR
24. David Montgomery, CHI
25. Chris Carson, SEA
26. Damien Williams, KC
27. Kerryon Johnson, DET
28. Leonard Fournette, JAX
29. Phillip Lindsay, DEN
30. Ronald Jones II, TB
31. Jordan Howard, MIA
32. Mark Ingram, BAL
33. Kareem Hunt, CLE
34. D’Andre Swift, DET
35. James White, NE
36. Marlon Mack, IND
37. Joshua Kelley, LAC
38. Tevin Coleman, SF
39. Raheem Mostert, SF
40. DeeJay Dallas, SEA
41. J.K. Dobbins, BAL
42. Tarik Cohen, CHI
43. Latavius Murray, NO
44. Boston Scott, PHI
45. Derrius Guice, WAS
46. Darrell Henderson, LAR
47. Adrian Peterson, WAS
48. A.J. Dillon, GB
49. Matt Breida, MIA
50. Alexander Mattison, MIN
51. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB
52. Zack Moss, BUF
53. Chase Edmonds, ARI
54. Tony Pollard, DAL
55. Damien Harris, NE
56. Duke Johnson, HOU
57. Lamical Perine, NYJ
58. Nyheim Hines, IND
59. Antonio Gibson, WAS
60. Darrynton Evans, TEN
61. Anthony McFarland, PIT
62. Eno Benjamin, ARI
63. Malcolm Brown, LAR
64. Justin Jackson, LAC
65. Justice Hill, BAL
66. Gus Edwards, BAL
67. Giovani Bernard, CIN
68. Rex Burkhead, NE
69. Lynn Bowden Jr., LV
70. JaMycal Hasty, SF
71. Jamaal Williams, GB
72. Royce Freeman, DEN
73. Rashaad Penny, SEA
74. Benny Snell, PIT
75. Jaylen Samuels, PIT

 

Wide receiver

1. Chris Godwin, TB
2. Julio Jones, ATL
3. Davante Adams, GB
4. Michael Thomas, NO
5. Tyreek Hill, KC
6. Allen Robinson, CHI
7. A.J. Brown, TEN
8. Amari Cooper, DAL
9. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI
10. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE
11. Kenny Golladay, DET
12. Mike Evans, TB
13. Stefon Diggs, BUF
14. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
15. Keenan Allen, LAC
16. Calvin Ridley, ATL
17. Terry McLaurin, WAS
18. Courtland Sutton, DEN
19. Cooper Kupp, LAR
20. DeVante Parker, MIA
21. D.J. Moore, CAR
22. Adam Thielen, MIN
23. Robert Woods, LAR
24. A.J. Green, CIN
25. Tyler Lockett, SEA
26. D.K. Metcalf, SEA
27. T.Y. Hilton, IND
28. Brandin Cooks, HOU
29. Deebo Samuel, SF
30. Michael Gallup, DAL
31. D.J. Chark, JAX
32. Mike Williams, LAC
33. Sammy Watkins, KC
34. Will Fuller, HOU
35. Jarvis Landry, CLE
36. Tyler Boyd, CIN
37. John Brown, BUF
38. Marquise Brown, BAL
39. Julian Edelman, NE
40. Jalen Reagor, PHI
41. Marvin Jones, DET
42. Jamison Crowder, NYJ
43. Christian Kirk, ARI
44. Sterling Shepard, NYG
45. Denzel Mims, NYJ
46. Emmanuel Sanders, NO
47. Justin Jefferson, MIN
48. Brandon Aiyuk, SF
49. Anthony Miller, CHI
50. CeeDee Lamb, DAL
51. N’Keal Harry, NE
52. Henry Ruggs III, LV
53. Darius Slayton, NYG
54. Jerry Jeudy, DEN
55. Curtis Samuel, CAR
56. Randall Cobb, HOU
57. Breshad Perriman, NYJ
58. Parris Campbell, IND
59. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
60. DeSean Jackson, PHI
61. Diontae Johnson, PIT
62. Hunter Renfrow, LV
63. Robby Anderson, CAR
64. Golden Tate, NYG
65. Michael Pittman Jr., IND
66. Tyrell Williams, LV
67. John Ross, CIN
68. Mecole Hardman, KC
69. Preston Williams, MIA
70. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX
71. Alshon Jeffery, PHI
72. James Washington, PIT
73. Cole Beasley, BUF
74. Tee Higgins, CIN
75. Nelson Agholor, LV
76. K.J. Hamler, DEN
77. Chase Claypool, PIT
78. Mohamed Sanu, NE
79. Corey Davis, TEN
80. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI
81. Allen Lazard, GB
82. Dede Westbrook, JAX
83. Bryan Edwards, LV
84. Tyler Johnson, TB
85. Devin Funchess, GB
86. Van Jefferson, LAR
87. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WAS
88. Danny Amendola, DET
89. Devin Duvernay, BAL
90. Josh Reynolds, LAR
91. Kenny Stills, HOU
92. Joe Reed, LAC
93. James Proche, BAL
94. Kelvin Harmon, WAS
95. Andy Isabella, ARI
96. Greg Ward, PHI
97. Isaiah Coulter, HOU
98. Phillip Dorsett, SEA
99. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE
100. Gabriel Davis, BUF

 

Tight end

1. George Kittle, SF
2. Travis Kelce, KC
3. Darren Waller, LV
4. Rob Gronkowski, TB
5. Mark Andrews, BAL
6. Zach Ertz, PHI
7. Hunter Henry, LAC
8. Noah Fant, DEN
9. Evan Engram, NYG
10. Tyler Higbee, LAR
11. Jared Cook, NO
12. Mike Gesicki, MIA
13. Jonnu Smith, TEN
14. Hayden Hurst, ATL
15. Austin Hooper, CLE
16. Dallas Goedert, PHI
17. Chris Herndon, NYJ
18. Jack Doyle, IND
19. T.J. Hockenson, DET
20. Eric Ebron, PIT
21. Ian Thomas, CAR
22. Dawson Knox, BUF
23. O.J. Howard, TB
24. Greg Olsen, SEA
25. Irv Smith Jr., MIN
26. Kyle Rudolph, MIN
27. Gerald Everett, LAR
28. Blake Jarwin, DAL
29. David Njoku, CLE
30. Jace Sternberger, GB
31. Cole Kmet, CHI
32. Will Dissly, SEA
33. Jimmy Graham, CHI
34. Kaden Smith, NYG
35. Devin Asiasi, NE
36. Jordan Reed, SEA
37. Darren Fells, HOU
38. Josh Oliver, JAX
39. Cameron Brate, TB
40. Trey Burton, IND

2020 Rookie Quarterback Dynasty League Rankings

2020 Rookie Quarterback Dynasty League Rankings

With the 2020 NFL Draft completed, many people will be holding their dynasty league rookie drafts in the coming days. This week, we’re going through rookie rankings at each position before overall rookie rankings are released on Friday. Reach out through Consigliere Counsel with any questions or concerns about any position!

 

1. Joe Burrow, Bengals

Coming off one of the greatest seasons in the history of college football, Joe Burrow will step into a good situation to put up numbers with the Bengals. Cincinnati has an offensive head coach in Zac Taylor, and the skill positions are stacked with Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and second-round rookie Tee Higgins. Both short-term and long-term, Burrow has the ability to be an excellent fantasy asset. The main concern for Burrow long-term is consistency if the Bengals don’t have overall success as a team and he is forced to deal with multiple coaching changes throughout his career.

 

2. Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

Especially because of the coronavirus pandemic, rookie quarterbacks aside from Joe Burrow might struggle to get on the field this season—and with Tua Tagovailoa coming off the hip injury on top of that, Ryan Fitzpatrick might be under center for Week 1. However, the long-term outlook for Tagovailoa is very bright, as he’s an accurate passer that will be able to distribute the ball around in Miami’s new spread attack. It felt like Tua wanted to go to the Dolphins from the moment he declared for the draft, so he should be comfortable when he hits the field in 2020 or 2021.

 

3. Justin Herbert, Chargers

Tyrod Taylor might be the favorite to start the season in 2020, but the Chargers are clearly high on Justin Herbert after selecting him to be their franchise quarterback at No. 6 overall. Ideally, Herbert will show enough to take over the starting job this year, and if so, he’ll have Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler to get the ball to. Also, as the former Oregon quarterback showed in his final college game, he won’t be afraid to take off and run when his team needs a play, which gives him a boost from a fantasy perspective.

 

4. Jalen Hurts, Eagles 

The most shocking pick of the 2020 draft was the Eagles’ selecting dual threat quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round. Hurts has a chance to contribute as a complementary piece on offense similar to Taysom Hill this season, but long-term, his presence in Philadelphia is interesting. Carson Wentz has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career, and it would not be all that surprising if he retires early if the injury issues persist. If Hurts gets into the lineup for a short period due to injury, he’d likely offer immediate QB1 value; long-term, he offers a top-five ceiling thanks to his rushing ability.

 

5. Jordan Love, Packers

After the Packers traded up to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love last Thursday night, it became a matter of when not if he takes over for Aaron Rodgers as the historic franchise’s starter. While it might not be a year or two at the earliest before Love plays, the Packers will ensure that—barring injury to Rodgers—he isn’t put on the field until he’s 100% ready to make it another seamless transition at the quarterback position like it was from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers over a decade ago. Furthermore, as many were hoping to happen this year, expect the Packers to add more help at receiver in the next couple of years.

 

6. Jake Fromm, Bills

While Jordan Love will almost certainly be the starting quarterback for the Packers at some point, the issue with Jake Fromm’s fantasy outlook is that he has no clear path to playing time in Buffalo. Josh Allen’s relentless playing style could lead to an injury that forces Fromm into action, but it’s difficult to bank on fantasy success for the former Bulldog. The best situation for Fromm might be that he develops and eventually gets traded if he does well in relief of Allen at some point, in which case his statistical outlook would be reevaluated with his new team. It’s just hard to see (again, barring injury) Fromm getting an opportunity to play in Buffalo.

 

7. Jacob Eason, Colts

Jacob Eason has more of a path to playing time than his former Georgia teammate, but it’s no lock he’s the guy to take over for Philip Rivers in a year or two. Jacoby Brissett remains in the mix, and only a fourth-round pick was spent on Eason. However, Eason is in a good spot to take advantage of his natural arm talent, as Frank Reich is one of the best coaches in the league, and general manager Chris Ballard has done a fantastic job of building up Indy’s offensive line. There’s definite upside with Eason if he ever becomes the starting quarterback for the Colts.

 

8. Jake Luton, Jaguars

There’s a clear top six in terms of dynasty-league rookie quarterbacks, but Jake Luton is in an interesting situation. If second-year player Gardner Minshew struggles in 2020, Luton could get an opportunity to show what he can do for a Jaguars team that might not be very good. Luton ranks No. 7 because he might be able to get on the field quicker than the final handful of rookie quarterbacks.

 

9. Nate Stanley, Vikings

The Vikings are confident in Kirk Cousins as their starter, but Nate Stanley would enter a solid situation if he’s forced to play early in his career. Ultimately, Stanley might be a better performer for the Vikings in real life than a fantasy contributor, though.

 

10. Cole McDonald, Titans

Cole McDonald flashed his upside in college with Hawaii, but he wasn’t taken until the seventh round, and the Titans just signed Ryan Tannehill to a huge contract. However, the plus about McDonald is that he won’t hesitate to let it fly if he gets into the game, which could lead to exciting fantasy numbers.

 

11. James Morgan, Jets

The Jets targeted James Morgan in the fourth round, but Sam Darnold is undoubtedly their franchise quarterback. The selection of Morgan was an effort to upgrade the quarterback room and the backup spot after the offense struggled mightily with Darnold out of the lineup in 2019.

 

12. Tommy Stevens, Saints

The Saints signed former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston after the draft, so New Orleans has a very crowded quarterback room. But Tommy Stevens was drafted as a Taysom Hill-like player, so he’d have some backup upside if the Saints move forward with Hill as their starter after Drew Brees retires.

2020 Fantasy Football: Top Rookie Wide Receiver Team Fits

2020 Fantasy Football: Top Rookie Wide Receiver Team Fits

For the final fantasy football fits for upcoming 2020 rookies ahead of the first round tomorrow night, the focus is on the eight prospects most likely to be selected in the first round. These are the best fantasy fits for CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy and other rookie receivers to start their NFL careers.

 

CeeDee Lamb: Raiders

While Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been lobbying for his team to draft his former college teammate with the No. 8 pick, Arizona might not be able to unlock CeeDee Lamb’s nice volume upside in 2020 given the group already has DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald, and Christian Kirk with exceptional depth behind them. However, Lamb has a chance to immediately emerge as the No. 1 target for the Raiders if they go with him in the first round tomorrow night. Darren Waller was the guy at tight end last season, but Jon Gruden typically has his No. 1 receivers going for 1,000 yards every season, and Lamb has the talent to become a perennial 1,000-yard player in Vegas.

 

Henry Ruggs III: Buccaneers

The Raiders are also a natural fit for Henry Ruggs III because the franchise loves speed and might be involved in a bunch of shootouts with the Chiefs in the AFC West over the years, but imagine the speedy Alabama product getting single coverage all day in Tampa Bay’s new look offense led by Tom Brady. With Chris Godwin and Mike Evans already among the best receivers in football—now with Rob Gronkowski running the seam—Ruggs would likely get plenty of deep ball opportunities in Bruce Arians’ offense. If the Bucs are going to throw the ball around 40 times per game this season, Ruggs could put up strong immediate numbers with solid long-term upside to go with it.

 

Jerry Jeudy: 49ers

There wouldn’t be a ton of pressure on Jerry Jeudy to immediately become a top target for Jimmy Garoppolo in his first NFL season with the 49ers, but the technically-sound receiver out of Alabama could be a lethal No. 3 option behind All-Pro tight end George Kittle and promising second-year weapon Deebo Samuel. If he lands with the Niners, Jeudy could be an 800-to-1000-yard receiver with several scores in 2020, but his long-term upside would be that of a yearly Pro Bowler that can get in the 1,200-yard range as the potential X receiver for Kyle Shanahan.

 

Justin Jefferson: Saints

The playing style of Justin Jefferson—as a bigger slot that can also play outside—would be an excellent fit with Drew Brees in 2020 and potentially 2021 if Brees continues his career another season. Jefferson can win one-on-one situations against slot corners, and Brees will put the ball right in his chest or up where he can go get it in the red zone. Furthermore, Jefferson played in a similar system in his final season at LSU after former Saints assistant offensive coach Joe Brady joined the coaching staff. Jefferson would be ready to be an instant-impact contributor in a top offense if he lands with New Orleans.

 

Denzel Mims: Cowboys

It’s difficult to find a strong fit for Denzel Mims, but plenty of receivers have had a ton of success under Mike McCarthy with the Packers over the years—and some of them had similar profiles to Mims. The former Baylor receiver would start out as the third receiver behind Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but McCarthy’s offense—especially in today’s NFL—could allow for three guys to have above average fantasy success. Long-term, Mims’ upside would be immense in Dallas given his talent level.

 

Jalen Reagor: Packers

The Packers could use a burner like Jalen Reagor opposite Davante Adams, and Aaron Rodgers would have a blast using the TCU star this season. Matt LaFleur’s offense might not lead to as much possibility for top fantasy success for multiple receivers like Rodgers’ former offense did, but Reagor would obviously benefit from catching passes coming via one of the game’s best quarterbacks. Historically, Green Bay has been one of the top franchises for developing wide receivers, so that’s another plus for this landing spot.

 

Tee Higgins: Eagles

The Alshon Jeffery situation remains up in the air, but the Eagles seem like they want to move on from the big receiver soon given that they reportedly believe he’s been critical of quarterback Carson Wentz through the media. Enter Tee Higgins, who is a long target that would make plays for Wentz on the boundary and on deep in-breaking routes. Higgins’ ability on jump balls and off-target passes would give Wentz more room for error on throws to a new potential No. 1 wideout. When you throw in the tight ends, Philadelphia would have a ton of size in their receiving group if they are able to add Higgins.

 

K.J. Hamler: Vikings

K.J. Hamler is a Tavon Austin-esque player in terms of athleticism, but he’s arguably more advanced as a route runner to the deep and intermediate parts of the field. Minnesota is looking for a No. 2 target to emerge behind Adam Thielen now that Stefon Diggs is out of the mix, and they are likely to target someone on Day 1 or Day 2 this weekend—that player would be set up for FLEX upside as a rookie. I just feel like Kirk Cousins, who can put high-arching deep balls on target when he’s on his game, would be a good match as a quarterback for Hamler.