Fantasy Dynasty Rankings: The Top 300 Players For 2020

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I released my initial 2020 dynasty rankings in January. Needless to say a lot has changed since then.

Checking my notes…

  • A pandemic
  • Free agency
  • The NFL draft

So needless to say, those rankings were a little dusty.

In this updated version, I’ve added in the 2020 rookie class, made several major changes based on free agency and draft moves, and tweaked the rankings throughout to reflect my latest thoughts on players and their valuations.

[Go To Freedman’s Up-To-The-Minute Player Projections]

These rankings are for PPR scoring, but format doesn’t have much impact on a player’s long-term value, so they’re still useful for standard and half-point PPR leagues.

Let’s dig into my top 300 then highlight a few players I’m higher or lower on relative to other dynasty rankers.

2020 Fantasy Dynasty Rankings

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Players I’ve Ranked Higher Than Other Dynasty Analysts

  • Deshaun Watson, QB, Texans: Even though he’ll be without All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in 2020, Watson still has a strong supporting cast and the ability to produce. He doesn’t turn 25 until September, and he’s been a top-five fantasy quarterback each year of his career. I tend to devalue quarterbacks relative to other positions, so I might not seem to be all that high on Watson in my top 300, but he trails only Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson at the position.
  • Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders: He’s young, he had 101.2 scrimmage yards per game as a rookie, and he’s on a team that wants to get him the ball. He could be a top-five back over the next half decade.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers: Needless to say, 2019 was not his year. But he’s still only 24 years old, and he was one of the league’s best receivers in 2018. There’s only one wide receiver I’d rather have than JuJu in dynasty, and that’s Michael Thomas.
  • Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens: He was great in college, as a rookie and in his second season. In 2019, he was No. 1 at the position with 0.33 targets per route and No. 2 with 2.89 yards per route. This might be bold, but Andrews is my No. 2 tight end in dynasty, ranked below George Kittle but above Travis Kelce.

Players I’ve Ranked Lower Than Other Dynasty Analysts

  • Jared Goff, QB, Rams: Despite playing for a brilliant play caller in head coach Sean McVay, Goff is yet to finish as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in any year. In dynasty, I want to invest in elite talent, and Goff strikes me as just a beneficiary of positive circumstances.
  • Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints: Kamara is still an elite talent, but the league has enjoyed an influx of younger backs over the past couple of years, and Kamara is a 25-year-old supercharged satellite producer with an uncertain contract situation in an offense that might be without its Hall-of-Fame starting quarterback next year.
  • D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seahawks: His upside is immense, but Metcalf right now is still a one-dimensional No. 2 wide receiver on a run-heavy team.
  • Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs: I don’t have him rated as a top-two tight end in dynasty. That might be heretical, but I had George Kittle ahead of him last year, and that was the right move then. It’s the right move now to continue to move him down the positional rankings as he ages and younger guys emerge.

My Fantasy Dynasty Rankings Methodology

Here are some general notes on my ranking process and perspective.

  • Age: I place a premium on youth, which correlates with longevity and degree of future production. If a veteran doesn’t currently have starter-caliber value, I probably have him ranked lower than younger players, even if he has more current production: The younger players have more long-term upside.
  • Production window: In creating the rankings, I’ve focused most on the production we can reasonably expect from players within the next three years. After that time frame, projections really start to lose value, although I still value the unknown long-tailed potential younger players possess.
  • Positional scarcity: I tend to devalue players at positions of depth. As a result, quarterbacks are usually low in my rankings because there are so many viable options at the position.
  • Longevity: Everything else equal, I usually rank wide receivers ahead of running backs and tight ends because receivers as a group last longer in the league and maintain value deeper into their careers.
  • Other factors for specific players: I’ve relied on the following primary data points for ranking these three types of players.
    • Young players: Draft position, physical profile, college production, recent production and projected opportunity.
    • Prime veterans: Long-term production, positional decline curve, recent production and projected opportunity.
    • Aging veterans: Recent production, projected opportunity, positional decline curve and long-term production.

2020 FANTASY DYNASTY RANKINGS

Rk Player Pos Rk 2020 Age
1 Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR RB1 24
2 Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG RB2 23
3 Michael Thomas, WR, NO WR1 27
4 JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, PIT WR2 24
5 Tyreek Hill, WR, KC WR3 26
6 Chris Godwin, WR, TB WR4 24
7 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC RB3 21
8 Josh Jacobs, RB, LV RB4 22
9 Davante Adams, WR, GB WR5 28
10 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU WR6 28
11 Mike Evans, WR, TB WR7 27
12 Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL RB5 25
13 Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN RB6 25
14 Alvin Kamara, RB, NO RB7 25
15 Amari Cooper, WR, DAL WR8 26
16 D.J. Moore, WR, CAR WR9 23
17 A.J. Brown, WR, TEN WR10 23
18 George Kittle, TE, SF TE1 27
19 Miles Sanders, RB, PHI RB8 23
20 Cam Akers, RB, LAR RB9 21
21 Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND RB10 21
22 Calvin Ridley, WR, ATL WR11 26
23 Kenny Golladay, WR, DET WR12 27
24 Odell Beckham, WR, CLE WR13 28
25 Mark Andrews, TE, BAL TE2 24
26 Joe Mixon, RB, CIN RB11 24
27 Nick Chubb, RB, CLE RB12 25
28 Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC RB13 25
29 Julio Jones, WR, ATL WR14 31
30 Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN WR15 25
31 Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS WR16 24
32 Michael Gallup, WR, DAL WR17 24
33 Travis Kelce, TE, KC TE3 31
34 Deebo Samuel, WR, SF WR18 24
35 D.J. Chark, WR, JAX WR19 24
36 D.K. Metcalf, WR, SEA WR20 23
37 Derrick Henry, RB, TEN RB14 26
38 Ronald Jones, RB, TB RB15 23
39 James Conner, RB, PIT RB16 25
40 Aaron Jones, RB, GB RB17 26
41 Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN WR21 21
42 CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL WR22 21
43 Marquise Brown, WR, BAL WR23 23
44 Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN WR24 21
45 Henry Ruggs III, WR, LV WR25 21
46 Mecole Hardman, WR, KC WR26 22
47 Jalen Reagor, WR, PHI WR27 21
48 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI TE4 30
49 Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC QB1 25
50 Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL QB2 23
51 J.K. Dobbins, RB, BAL RB18 22
52 Kenyan Drake, RB, ARI RB19 26
53 D’Andre Swift, RB, DET RB20 21
54 Devin Singletary, RB, BUF RB21 23
55 Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR WR28 27
56 Allen Robinson, WR, CHI WR29 27
57 Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI TE5 25
58 Evan Engram, TE, NYG TE6 26
59 David Montgomery, RB, CHI RB22 23
60 Leonard Fournette, RB, JAX RB23 25
61 Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU QB3 25
62 Kyler Murray, QB, ARI QB4 23
63 T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET TE7 23
64 Noah Fant, TE, DEN TE8 23
65 Will Fuller, WR, HOU WR30 26
66 Robert Woods, WR, LAR WR31 28
67 Mike Williams, WR, LAC WR32 26
68 DeVante Parker, WR, MIA WR33 27
69 Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF WR34 27
70 Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA WR35 28
71 Melvin Gordon, RB, LAC RB24 27
72 Le’Veon Bell, RB, NYJ RB25 28
73 Chris Carson, RB, SEA RB26 26
74 Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE RB27 25
75 Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS RB28 22
76 Dak Prescott, QB, DAL QB5 27
77 Darren Waller, TE, LV TE9 28
78 Irv Smith Jr., TE, MIN TE10 22
79 Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE WR36 28
80 Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF WR37 22
81 Tee Higgins, WR, CIN WR38 21
82 Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, JAC WR39 22
83 Hunter Henry, TE, LAC TE11 26
84 Todd Gurley, RB, LAR RB29 26
85 A.J. Dillon, RB, GB RB30 22
86 Keenan Allen, WR, LAC WR40 28
87 Adam Thielen, WR, MIN WR41 30
88 Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN WR42 26
89 Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT WR43 24
90 Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR WR44 24
91 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA QB6 32
92 Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR TE12 27
93 Jonnu Smith, TE, TEN TE13 25
94 Mike Gesicki, TE, MIA TE14 25
95 N’Keal Harry, WR, NE WR45 23
96 Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU WR46 27
97 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND WR47 31
98 A.J. Green, WR, CIN WR48 32
99 Christian Kirk, WR, ARI WR49 24
100 Preston Williams, WR, MIA WR50 23
101 Raheem Mostert, RB, SF RB31 28
102 Phillip Lindsay, RB, DEN RB32 26
103 David Johnson, RB, HOU RB33 29
104 Carson Wentz, QB, PHI QB7 28
105 Josh Allen, QB, BUF QB8 24
106 Cole Kmet, TE, CHI TE15 21
107 Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND WR51 23
108 Denzel Mims, WR, NYJ WR52 23
109 Chase Claypool, WR, PIT WR53 22
110 K.J. Hamler, WR, DEN WR54 21
111 Zack Moss, RB, BUF RB34 23
112 Sony Michel, RB, NE RB35 25
113 Tony Pollard, RB, DAL RB36 23
114 Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN RB37 22
115 Hayden Hurst, TE, BAL TE16 27
116 Austin Hooper, TE, ATL TE17 26
117 Chris Herndon IV, TE, NYJ TE18 24
118 Darius Slayton, WR, NYG WR55 23
119 Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ WR56 27
120 Sammy Watkins, WR, KC WR57 27
121 Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG WR58 27
122 Marlon Mack, RB, IND RB38 24
123 Kerryon Johnson, RB, DET RB39 23
124 Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, TB RB40 23
125 Matt Breida, RB, SF RB41 25
126 Lynn Bowden Jr., RB, LV RB42 23
127 Joe Burrow, QB, CIN QB9 24
128 Julian Edelman, WR, NE WR59 34
129 John Brown, WR, BUF WR60 30
130 Robby Anderson, WR, NYJ WR61 27
131 Marvin Jones, WR, DET WR62 30
132 James White, RB, NE RB43 28
133 Duke Johnson, RB, HOU RB44 27
134 Mark Ingram, RB, BAL RB45 31
135 Eric Ebron, TE, IND TE19 27
136 Rob Gronkowski, TE, TB TE20 31
137 Anthony Miller, WR, CHI WR63 26
138 Andy Isabella, WR, ARI WR64 24
139 Parris Campbell, WR, IND WR65 23
140 JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, PHI WR66 24
141 James Washington, WR, PIT WR67 24
142 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL QB10 35
143 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET QB11 32
144 Tevin Coleman, RB, SF RB46 27
145 Tarik Cohen, RB, CHI RB47 25
146 Damien Harris, RB, NE RB48 23
147 David Njoku, TE, CLE TE21 24
148 O.J. Howard, TE, TB TE22 26
149 Bryan Edwards, WR, LV WR68 22
150 Devin Duvernay, WR, BAL WR69 23
151 Van Jefferson, WR, LAR WR70 24
152 Baker Mayfield, QB, CLE QB12 25
153 Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA QB13 22
154 Daniel Jones, QB, NYG QB14 23
155 Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR RB49 23
156 Darrynton Evans, RB, TEN RB50 22
157 Chase Edmonds, RB, ARI RB51 24
158 Benny Snell, RB, PIT RB52 22
159 Cam Newton, QB, NE QB15 31
160 Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF QB16 29
161 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB QB17 37
162 Jared Cook, TE, NO TE23 33
163 Nyheim Hines, RB, IND RB53 24
164 Boston Scott, RB, PHI RB54 25
165 Jaylen Samuels, RB, PIT RB55 24
166 Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV WR71 25
167 John Ross, WR, CIN WR72 26
168 Miles Boykin, WR, BAL WR73 24
169 Corey Davis, WR, TEN WR74 25
170 Jared Goff, QB, LAR QB18 26
171 Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ QB19 23
172 Dalton Keene, TE, NE TE24 21
173 Ian Thomas, TE, CAR TE25 24
174 Blake Jarwin, TE, DAL TE26 26
175 Dawson Knox, TE, BUF TE27 24
176 Gardner Minshew, QB, JAX QB20 24
177 Drew Lock, QB, DEN QB21 24
178 Jordan Howard, RB, MIA RB56 26
179 Justice Hill, RB, BAL RB57 23
180 Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA RB58 24
181 Latavius Murray, RB, NO RB59 30
182 Allen Lazard, WR, GB WR75 25
183 Kenny Stills, WR, HOU WR76 28
184 Golden Tate, WR, NYG WR77 32
185 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI WR78 34
186 Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN QB22 32
187 Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN QB23 32
188 Devin Asiasi, TE, NE TE28 23
189 Jack Doyle, TE, IND TE29 30
190 Will Dissly, TE, SEA TE30 24
191 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN TE31 31
192 Tyrell Williams, WR, LV WR79 28
193 Breshad Perriman, WR, NYJ WR80 27
194 Dede Westbrook, WR, JAX WR81 27
195 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, CAR QB24 28
196 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT QB25 38
197 Gerald Everett, TE, LAR TE32 26
198 Foster Moreau, TE, LV TE33 23
199 Jace Sternberger, TE, GB TE34 23
200 Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN TE35 22
201 Adam Trautman, TE, NO TE36 23
202 Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF WR82 21
203 Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, WAS WR83 22
204 Tyler Johnson, WR, TB WR84 22
205 Drew Brees, QB, NO QB26 41
206 Tom Brady, QB, TB QB27 43
207 Justin Herbert, QB, LAC QB28 22
208 Dwayne Haskins, QB, WAS QB29 23
209 Anthony McFarland, RB, PIT RB60 22
210 Joshua Kelley, RB, LAC RB61 23
211 Royce Freeman, RB, DEN RB62 24
212 Ryquell Armstead, RB, JAX RB63 24
213 Gus Edwards, RB, BAL RB64 25
214 Antonio Brown, WR, FA WR85 32
215 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, NO WR86 33
216 Cole Beasley, WR, BUF WR87 31
217 Randall Cobb, WR, HOU WR88 30
218 Danny Amendola, WR, DET WR89 35
219 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI WR90 37
220 Josh Oliver, TE, JAX TE37 23
221 Derek Carr, QB, LV QB30 29
222 Philip Rivers, QB, LAC QB31 39
223 Jamaal Williams, RB, GB RB65 25
224 Ito Smith, RB, ATL RB66 25
225 Adrian Peterson, RB, WAS RB67 35
226 Tre’Quan Smith, WR, NO WR91 24
227 Keke Coutee, WR, HOU WR92 23
228 Jalen Hurd, WR, SF WR93 24
229 Steven Sims, WR, WAS WR94 23
230 Jordan Love, QB, GB QB32 22
231 Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI QB33 22
232 Jimmy Graham, TE, CHI TE38 34
233 Greg Olsen, TE, SEA TE39 35
234 Colby Parkinson, TE, SEA TE40 21
235 Justin Jackson, RB, LAC RB68 25
236 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN RB69 29
237 La’Mical Perine, RB, NYJ RB70 22
238 DeeJay Dallas, RB, SEA RB71 22
239 Eno Benjamin, RB, ARI RB72 21
240 Bryce Love, RB, WAS RB73 23
241 Josh Reynolds, WR, LAR WR95 25
242 Zach Pascal, WR, IND WR96 26
243 Auden Tate, WR, CIN WR97 23
244 Russell Gage, WR, ATL WR98 24
245 Alshon Jeffery, WR, PHI WR99 30
246 Josh Gordon, WR, FA WR100 29
247 Nick Foles, QB, CHI QB34 31
248 Tyrod Taylor, QB, LAC QB35 31
249 Darwin Thompson, RB, KC RB74 24
250 DeAndre Washington, RB, LV RB75 27
251 Jalen Richard, RB, LV RB76 27
252 Brian Hill, RB, ATL RB77 25
253 Mike Boone, RB, MIN RB78 25
254 Jeff Wilson, RB, SF RB79 25
255 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, GB WR101 26
256 Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE WR102 24
257 Mohamed Sanu, WR, NE WR103 31
258 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, CHI WR104 29
259 Demarcus Robinson, WR, KC WR105 26
260 Greg Ward, WR, PHI WR106 25
261 Justin Watson, WR, TB WR107 25
262 Phillip Dorsett, WR, NE WR108 27
263 Jameis Winston, QB, NO QB36 26
264 Jarrett Stidham, QB, NE QB37 24
265 Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, MIA QB38 38
266 Reggie Bonnafon, RB, CAR RB80 24
267 Carlos Hyde, RB, SEA RB81 30
268 Devonta Freeman, RB, FA RB82 28
269 Damien Williams, RB, KC RB83 28
270 Hakeem Butler, WR, ARI WR109 24
271 Kelvin Harmon, WR, WAS WR110 24
272 Scott Miller, WR, TB WR111 23
273 Jake Kumerow, WR, GB WR112 28
274 Jakeem Grant, WR, MIA WR113 28
275 Derrius Guice, RB, FA RB84 23
276 Lamar Miller, RB, NE RB85 29
277 Chris Thompson, RB, JAX RB86 30
278 Malcolm Brown, RB, LAR RB87 27
279 Patrick Laird, RB, MIA RB88 25
280 Darrel Williams, RB, KC RB89 25
281 DaeSean Hamilton, WR, DEN WR114 25
282 Chris Conley, WR, JAX WR115 28
283 Devin Funchess, WR, GB WR116 27
284 LeSean McCoy, RB, TB RB90 32
285 Dion Lewis, RB, NYG RB91 30
286 Trayveon Williams, RB, CIN RB92 23
287 Jerick McKinnon, RB, SF RB93 28
288 Rex Burkhead, RB, NE RB94 30
289 Willie Snead, WR, BAL WR117 28
290 Ted Ginn, WR, CHI WR118 35
291 Kendrick Bourne, WR, SF WR119 25
292 Dante Pettis, WR, SF WR120 25
293 Travis Homer, RB, SEA RB95 22
294 Qadree Ollison, RB, ATL RB96 24
295 Dare Ogunbowale, RB, TB RB97 26
296 Rodney Anderson, RB, CIN RB98 24
297 Ty Montgomery, RB, NO RB99 27
298 T.J. Yeldon, RB, BUF RB100 27
299 Mitchell Trubisky, QB, CHI QB39 26
300 Marcus Mariota, QB, LV QB40 27
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