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Bookies.com Fantasy Football Rankings & Fantasy Draft Guide

Bookies.com Fantasy Football Rankings & Fantasy Draft Guide

The 2020 NFL season is right around the corner and that means fantasy drafts are happening all around the world. This year, drafting will be more challenging than ever for daily fantasy bettors without a preseason to watch. Instead, we must rely on beat reporters and decipher coachspeak to hear how our favorite players are performing in camp.

To help you with your draft strategy (and maybe find that sleeper), we've put together player rankings that you can use as a cheat sheet during your fantasy football draft.

Top 50 DFS Players For 2020

  • 1. RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  • 2. RB Saquon Barkley, Giants
  • 3. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  • 4. RB Derrick Henry, Titans
  • 5. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
  • 6. RB Alvin Kamara, Saints
  • 7. WR Michael Thomas, Saints
  • 8. WR Julio Jones, Falcons
  • 9. WR Davante Adams, Packers
  • 10. RB Miles Sanders, Eagles
  • 11. RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  • 12. RB Joe Mixon, Bengals
  • 13. RB Nick Chubb, Browns
  • 14. RB Aaron Jones, Packers
  • 15. RB Austin Ekeler, Chargers
  • 16. TE George Kittle, 49ers
  • 17. RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  • 18. TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  • 19. RB Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
  • 20. RB James Conner, Steelers
  • 21. WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
  • 22. WR D.J. Moore, Panthers
  • 23. WR Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
  • 24. WR Kenny Golladay, Lions
  • 25. QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  • 26. WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  • 27. WR Allen Robinson, Bears
  • 28. QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  • 29. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  • 30. WR Adam Thielen, Vikings
  • 31. WR Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  • 32. WR Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  • 33. RB Jonathan Taylor, Colts
  • 34. WR A.J. Brown, Titans
  • 35. WR DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
  • 36. WR Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  • 37. WR Courtland Sutton, Broncos
  • 38. WR Robert Woods, Rams
  • 39. WR Cooper Kupp, Rams
  • 40. RB Melvin Gordon, Broncos
  • 41. RB Todd Gurley, Rams
  • 42. RB Chris Carson, Seahawks
  • 43. RB David Johnson, Texans
  • 44. TE Mark Andrews, Ravens
  • 45. RB Le'Veon Bell, Jets
  • 46. WR Keenan Allen, Chargers
  • 47. WR D.K. Metcalf, Seahawks
  • 48. WR T.Y. Hilton, Seahawks
  • 49. WR Terry McLaurin, Washington
  • 50. WR D.J. Chark, Jaguars

2020 QB Fantasy Rankings

  • 1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  • 2. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  • 3. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  • 4. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  • 5. Deshaun Watson, Texans
  • 6. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  • 7. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  • 8. Tom Brady, Buccaneers
  • 9. Matthew Stafford, Lions
  • 10. Josh Allen, Bills
  • 11. Drew Brees, Saints
  • 12. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  • 13. Carson Wentz, Eagles
  • 14. Cam Newton, Patriots
  • 15. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
  • 16. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  • 17. Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers
  • 18. Jared Goff, Rams
  • 19. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  • 20. Baker Mayfield, Browns
  • 21. Daniel Jones, Giants
  • 22. Tyrod Taylor, Chargers
  • 23. Gardner Minshew, Jaguars
  • 24. Drew Lock, Broncos
  • 25. Philip Rivers, Colts
  • 26. Derek Carr, Raiders
  • 27. Ryan Tannehill, Titans
  • 28. Joe Burrow, Bengals
  • 29. Sam Darnold, Jets
  • 30. Dwayne Haskins, Washington
Bookies.com Fantasy Football Rankings & Fantasy Draft Guide 1

Gone are the days of quarterbacks being drafted in the first round in fantasy leagues. As more players are waiting on quarterback in their fantasy draft, they are suddenly becoming a value in the second and third round. Part of the reason is just how dominant players such as Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have become over the last two seasons. Each player has the potential rack up enough fantasy points to win a week and can provide a massive advantage over an opponent.

However, many of the reasons why many fantasy players are waiting to pick their quarterback are the number of high-upside players available in the middle rounds. Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray can all make plays with their legs and each player are on offenses that could lead the NFL in points per game. Don't be surprised if one or two of these quarterbacks outproduce Mahomes or Jackson.

If you decide to wait on quarterback until the very end of your fantasy draft, you likely will be pleased with that result as well. Quarterbacks such as Gardner Minshew and Tyrod Taylor can each produce big weeks and won't cost a top-150 pick to acquire them. Quarterback is as deep as ever entering the 2020 fantasy football season.

2020 RB Fantasy Rankings

  • 1. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  • 2. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  • 3. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  • 4. Derrick Henry, Titans
  • 5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
  • 6. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  • 7. Miles Sanders, Eagles
  • 8. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  • 9. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  • 10. Nick Chubb, Browns
  • 11. Aaron Jones, Packers
  • 12. Austin Ekeler, Chargers
  • 13. Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  • 14. Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
  • 15. James Conner, Steelers
  • 16. Jonathan Taylor, Colts
  • 17. Melvin Gordon, Broncos
  • 18. Todd Gurley, Rams
  • 19. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  • 20. David Johnson, Texans
  • 21. Le'Veon Bell, Jets
  • 22. Cam Akers, Rams
  • 23. Mark Ingram, Ravens
  • 24. Raheem Mostert, 49ers
  • 25. Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
  • 26. Kareem Hunt, Browns
  • 27. David Montgomery, Bears
  • 28. J.K. Dobbins, Ravens
  • 29. D'Andre Swift, Lions
  • 30. Devin Singletary, Bills
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After a historic 2019 season, Christian McCaffrey is the clear-cut No. 1 player in fantasy football this season. Now that he has stable quarterback play with Teddy Bridgewater under center, McCaffrey could post even more fantasy points. There is a clear top-three at running back with McCaffrey at No. 1, then Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott fighting it out for the second pick in drafts. But after those two, it gets more complicated.

Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing yards in 2019, but what can he offer as a pass-catcher? Alvin Kamara has proven to be a league-winner, but can he stay healthy? Then there is Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who could finish as the No. 1 running back in fantasy football if given enough chances in Kansas City. But how much will the Chiefs trust him as a rookie?

Given how quickly running back dries up this year, you'll want to come away from your draft with at least two running backs in the first four rounds. Otherwise, it's hunt for a sleeper, cross your fingers and hope you find the next Austin Ekeler or Chris Carson in the middle rounds.

2020 WR Fantasy Rankings

  • 1. Michael Thomas, Saints
  • 2. Julio Jones, Falcons
  • 3. Davante Adams, Packers
  • 4. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
  • 5. D.J. Moore, Panthers
  • 6. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
  • 7. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  • 8. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  • 9. Allen Robinson, Bears
  • 10. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  • 11. Adam Thielen, Vikings
  • 12. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  • 13. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  • 14. A.J. Brown, Titans
  • 15. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
  • 16. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  • 17. Courtland Sutton, Broncos
  • 18. Robert Woods, Rams
  • 19. Cooper Kupp, Rams
  • 20. Keenan Allen, Chargers
  • 21. D.K. Metcalf, Seahawks
  • 22. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
  • 23. Terry McLaurin, Washington
  • 24. D.J. Chark, Jaguars
  • 25. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  • 26. Devante Parker, Dolphins
  • 27. Michael Gallup, Cowboys
  • 28. Tyler Boyd, Bengals
  • 29. Stefon Diggs, Bills
  • 30. Jarvis Landry, Browns
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The optimal draft strategy with running backs is to gobble them up early. That's not necessarily the case at wide receiver, despite the consistency of players such as Michael Thomas and Julio Jones. Both are the clear-cut No. 1 passing options on their teams and are locks to catch 100 passes again this season. While they make for solid second-round picks in any drafts, the wide receiver position stretches further than in any other year.

No. 1 receivers and high-upside players are often available in the seventh and eighth round if you decide to wait on the position. Even a player such as Odell Beckham Jr., who would once cost a first-round pick, can often be had in the fourth or fifth round. Consider waiting a few rounds before taking your first receiver and then loading up in Rounds 4-8 while other teams take running backs and tight ends. You will be thanking us later.

2020 TE Fantasy Rankings

  • 1. George Kittle, 49ers
  • 2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  • 3. Mark Andrews, Ravens
  • 4. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  • 5. Darren Waller, Raiders
  • 6. Tyler Higbee, Rams
  • 7. Evan Engram, Giants
  • 8. Hunter Henry, Chargers
  • 9. Hayden Hurst, Falcons
  • 10. Austin Hooper, Browns
  • 11. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  • 12. Blake Jarwin, Cowboys
  • 13. Chris Herndon, Jets
  • 14. T.J. Hockenson, Lions
  • 15. Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
  • 16. Jared Cook, Saints
  • 17. Jonnu Smith, Titans
  • 18. Ian Thomas, Panthers
  • 19. Dallas Goedert, Eagles
  • 20. Noah Fant, Broncos
  • 21. Dawson Knox, Bills
  • 22. Irv Smith, Vikings
  • 23. Eric Ebron, Steelers
  • 24. Jack Doyle, Colts
  • 25. Greg Olsen, Seahawks
  • 26. Tyler Eifert, Jaguars
  • 27. Logan Thomas, Washington
  • 28. Gerald Everett, Rams
  • 29. Jace Sternberger, Packers
  • 30. Jimmy Graham, Bears
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For the second year in a row, Travis Kelce and George Kittle will be the two top tight ends selected in drafts. While the order they come off the board can be debated, there is a significant drop after the first two on these player rankings.

If you decide to wait on tight end, two of the league's biggest breakout possibilities – Mark Andrews and Darren Waller – should grab your attention. Andrews was a monster in the red zone for the Ravens and Waller was a PPR star in 2019. Both could have even better seasons in 2020 with more volume in their respective offenses.

There are also more than a dozen intriguing options in the double-digit rounds. Blake Jarwin of the Cowboys is set to be the team's full-time tight end, replacing Jason Witten. Chris Herndon might be Sam Darnold's favorite target for the Jets and Eric Ebron could provide some value with Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback for Pittsburgh. While there aren't many fantasy stars at tight end this year, there is plenty of depth.

2020 Kicker Fantasy Rankings

  • 1. Justin Tucker, Ravens
  • 2. Harrison Butker, Chiefs
  • 3. Will Lutz, Saints
  • 4. Robbie Gould, 49ers
  • 5. Greg Zuerlein, Cowboys
  • 6. Matt Prater, Lions
  • 7. Jake Elliott, Eagles
  • 8. Zane Gonzalez, Cardinals
  • 9. Ryan Succop, Buccaneers
  • 10. Dan Bailey, Vikings
  • 11. Ka'imi Fairbairn, Texans
  • 12. Younghoe Koo, Falcons
  • 13. Mason Crosby, Packers
  • 14. Michael Badgley, Chargers
  • 15. Chris Boswell, Steelers
  • 16. Jayson Myers, Seahawks
  • 17. Brandon McManus, Broncos
  • 18. Josh Lambo, Jaguars
  • 19. Austin Seibert, Browns
  • 20. Stephen Gostkowski, Titans

No other position in fantasy football has less turnover at the top than at kicker. Players such as Justin Tucker, Harrison Butker and Robbie Gould have dominated for most of the decade and continue to be elite fantasy options once again this season. If you want an elite kicker on your roster, don't be afraid to pick one a round early. But after that, it's no longer a smart move.

After the top handful of names, the list really drops off. But that doesn't mean there isn't value to be had. There are several young kickers on exciting offenses, such has Younghoe Koo of the Falcons. If you wanted a reliable kicker, consider the likes of Dan Bailey and Mason Crosby at the end of the final round.

Otherwise, target a kicker from an offense that you believe could end up in the top-five in scoring when the season ends.

2020 D/ST Fantasy Rankings

  • 1. 49ers
  • 2. Steelers
  • 3. Bills
  • 4. Ravens
  • 5. Patriots
  • 6. Bears
  • 7. Saints
  • 8. Vikings
  • 9. Broncos
  • 10. Colts
  • 11. Chargers
  • 12. Buccaneers
  • 13. Chiefs
  • 14. Rams
  • 15. Jets
  • 16. Seahawks
  • 17. Eagles
  • 18. Titans
  • 19. Cowboys
  • 20. Packers
  • 21. Texans
  • 22. Browns
  • 23. Bengals
  • 24. Washington
  • 25. Lions
  • 26. Cardinals
  • 27. Falcons
  • 28. Dolphins
  • 29. Jaguars
  • 30. Raiders
  • 31. Panthers
  • 32. Giants

There are several elite defense/special teams options this season, but at the top our fantasy football rankings is the San Francisco 49ers. However, with their tough schedule this season, it wouldn't be a surprise if one of several other teams finished atop of the standings by the end of the fantasy season.

Don't worry too much about which defense will have the most points throughout the season. Instead, choose a defense that has a favorable early-season schedule to help you get off to a fast start. Don't be afraid to wait until the later rounds to grab your starting D/ST unit.

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