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2020 rookie fantasy football rankings

Jan 1, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) makes a catch against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL combine is five weeks away and the draft looms on the horizon, so there’s no better time to get a lay of the land for the 2020 rookie class. Below you’ll find an initial set of 2020 rookie fantasy football rankings. Keep in mind that it’s extremely early and these rankings will consistently evolve over the next three months. You can always get the latest updates in our fantasy football rankings tool.

1. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Key stat: Averaged 17.2 yards per catch and 7.3 yards after catch in his three seasons at Alabama.

2. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Key stat: Averaged 3.83 yards after contact per attempt in his college career.

3. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Key stat: Racked up 30 runs of 15-plus yards in 2019, which ranked second in the nation.

4. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Key stat: Ranked fourth in the nation in yards per route run (3.99).

5. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Dec 28, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs for a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during the first quarter in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Key stat: Led the nation in runs of 15-plus yards with 31.

6. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Key stat: Had 15 catches of 20-plus yards, which tied for fifth-most in the nation.

7. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Key stat: Caught 82.8% of his targets in 2019 and finished tied for the most catches in the nation with 111.

8. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Key stat: Scored a touchdown on 24 of his 98 career catches at Alabama.

9. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Key stat: Committed just three drops on 80 targets in 2019.

10. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty

Key stat: Ranked third in the nation with 37 deep-ball targets (balls traveling at least 20 yards in the air).

11. Zack Moss, RB, Utah

Key stat: Increased his yards after contact per attempt from 3.54 in 2018 to 4.45 in 2019.

12. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

Key stat: Found the end zone in 10 of Minnesota’s 13 games this season.

13. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Key stat: Led all passers with 26 touchdowns coming on throws that traveled at least 20 yards in the air.

14. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

Key stat: Topped 100 catches in 2019 after posting 70 over his first three seasons with the Trojans.

15. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

Key stat: Forced a combined 82 missed tackles on 261 touches.

16. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Key stat: Ranked ninth in the nation in adjusted completion percentage (78.8%)

17. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

Key stat: Ranked third in the nation among tight ends in targets (89).

18. A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College

Key stat: Was one of just six players in the nation to rush for over 90 first downs (95).

19. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Nov 23, 2019; Tempe, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert warms up prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Key stat: Completion percentage improved from 59.2% in 2018 to 66% in 2019.

20. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Key stat: Had seven drops on 50 catchable targets in 2019.

21. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

Key stat: Increased his rushing yards per attempt from 4.5 in 2018 to 6.6 in 2019.

22. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

Key stat: His completion percentage dipped from 67.3% in 2018 to 60.6% last season.

23. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

Key stat: Had 234 receptions in four seasons with the Gamecocks.

24. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

Key stat: Averaged 12.1 yards per catch over his three years at Missouri.

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