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Jeff Ratcliffe's top 200 fantasy football rankings for PPR leagues

Having a good set of overall fantasy football rankings is the first step in dominating your drafts in 2020. Below you’ll find the top 200 PPR fantasy football rankings for 2020. Why 200? Well, that’s essentially 16 rounds of players in a 12-team league. With these rankings you can get a sense of how to value players relative to each other across positions. You’ll also get a sense of the trends developing in 2020 fantasy football drafts.

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This year’s fantasy drafts are likely to see running backs fly off the board early and often. So you’ll notice below that there are 21 backs who crack the top 50. While it may be tempting to zig while others zag this year, keep in mind that so many running backs at the top of rankings actually pushes value down the board at wide receiver. So even if you go running back heavy early in your drafts, you’re still likely to find solid value at wideout in the middle rounds.

One of the biggest questions in this year’s fantasy football drafts is whether or not to go tight end premium. There’s a good chance that both Travis Kelce and George Kittle will all be off the board by the end of the second round. We know that having one of these two players last year provided a major advantage on nearly a weekly basis. However, spending such a premium pick means you’ll likely sacrifice landing a top-15 running back or a top-12 receiver. Is that value cost too great? The answer to that question really depends on where the next five tight ends can be had. Current rankings and ADP data suggest between Rounds 5 and 8. If that trend holds, it might actually be more cost-effective to pass on the Big 2 and grab one of the next five to seven tight ends off the board.

Casual fantasy football drafters tend to overvalue quarterback. Things aren’t as bad as they were a decade ago when you were likely to regularly see quarterbacks drafted in the first round. But signal-callers still tend to go earlier than their relative value suggests they should. Lamar Jackson is the consensus top fantasy quarterback this year, but you’ll notice he only comes at No. 25 below. That’s an early third-round fantasy draft grade, and this isn’t a knock on Jackson whatsoever. Simply put, the gap between Jackson and what you will likely be able to get off waivers each week isn’t as large as the gap between the top running backs or wide receivers and a replacement-level player. Like most years, the wise thing to do this year is wait at the position and scoop value in and around the ninth or 10th round.

You’ll also notice that the top-ranked fantasy team defense is the San Francisco 49ers at 156th. That’s a late 13th-round fantasy draft grade, which is nowhere near where the first defense will be drafted. Current ADP has the Patriots as the top DST, with an ADP in the mid-11th round. So, in selecting the top defense at market value you’re likely giving up close to three rounds of value at the position. In this same spot, you could/should be scooping value at wide receiver and running back or grabbing a late-round quarterback option. Any one of those moves will make your team significantly better than drafting a defense in the 11th round. Let someone else make that move. You’ll have plenty of upside options to pick from in the late rounds of your drafts.

Rk Player Pos PosRk
1 Christian McCaffrey RB 1
2 Saquon Barkley RB 2
3 Michael Thomas WR 1
4 Ezekiel Elliott RB 3
5 Alvin Kamara RB 4
6 Dalvin Cook RB 5
7 Davante Adams WR 2
8 Tyreek Hill WR 3
9 Derrick Henry RB 6
10 Julio Jones WR 4
11 DeAndre Hopkins WR 5
12 Chris Godwin WR 6
13 Joe Mixon RB 7
14 Austin Ekeler RB 8
15 Miles Sanders RB 9
16 Nick Chubb RB 10
17 Leonard Fournette RB 11
18 Travis Kelce TE 1
19 Aaron Jones RB 12
20 Kenny Golladay WR 7
21 Mike Evans WR 8
22 Kenyan Drake RB 13
23 George Kittle TE 2
24 Josh Jacobs RB 14
25 Lamar Jackson QB 1
26 D.J. Moore WR 9
27 Allen Robinson II WR 10
28 Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 15
29 Odell Beckham Jr. WR 11
30 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 12
31 Adam Thielen WR 13
32 Cooper Kupp WR 14
33 Patrick Mahomes QB 2
34 Amari Cooper WR 15
35 Keenan Allen WR 16
36 Zach Ertz TE 3
37 A.J. Brown WR 17
38 Todd Gurley II RB 16
39 Melvin Gordon III RB 17
40 Calvin Ridley WR 18
41 T.Y. Hilton WR 19
42 Robert Woods WR 20
43 Tyler Lockett WR 21
44 Terry McLaurin WR 22
45 Chris Carson RB 18
46 David Johnson RB 19
47 Le'Veon Bell RB 20
48 Mark Andrews TE 4
49 Courtland Sutton WR 23
50 Jonathan Taylor RB 21
51 DeVante Parker WR 24
52 James Conner RB 22
53 Stefon Diggs WR 25
54 Darren Waller TE 5
55 Mark Ingram II RB 23
56 Deebo Samuel WR 26
57 Julian Edelman WR 27
58 D.K. Metcalf WR 28
59 Jarvis Landry WR 29
60 Cam Akers RB 24
61 D'Andre Swift RB 25
62 Russell Wilson QB 3
63 A.J. Green WR 30
64 D.J. Chark Jr. WR 31
65 Tyler Boyd WR 32
66 Dak Prescott QB 4
67 Deshaun Watson QB 5
68 Kyler Murray QB 6
69 David Montgomery RB 26
70 Marvin Jones Jr. WR 33
71 Michael Gallup WR 34
72 Tyler Higbee TE 6
73 Devin Singletary RB 27
74 Raheem Mostert RB 28
75 Rob Gronkowski TE 7
76 Jamison Crowder WR 35
77 Marquise Brown WR 36
78 Hunter Henry TE 8
79 Kareem Hunt RB 29
80 Josh Allen QB 7
81 John Brown WR 37
82 Evan Engram TE 9
83 Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB 30
84 Sterling Shepard WR 38
85 Derrius Guice RB 31
86 Tom Brady QB 8
87 Tarik Cohen RB 32
88 Drew Brees QB 9
89 Matt Ryan QB 10
90 Diontae Johnson WR 39
91 Justin Jefferson WR 40
92 James White RB 33
93 Carson Wentz QB 11
94 Matthew Stafford QB 12
95 Darrell Henderson RB 34
96 Henry Ruggs III WR 41
97 Kerryon Johnson RB 35
98 Preston Williams WR 42
99 Will Fuller V WR 43
100 Sony Michel RB 36
101 Christian Kirk WR 44
102 Mike Williams WR 45
103 Brandin Cooks WR 46
104 Aaron Rodgers QB 13
105 Golden Tate WR 47
106 Emmanuel Sanders WR 48
107 Jordan Howard RB 37
108 Darius Slayton WR 49
109 Austin Hooper TE 10
110 Daniel Jones QB 14
111 Phillip Lindsay RB 38
112 Latavius Murray RB 39
113 Jared Cook TE 11
114 Mecole Hardman WR 50
115 Noah Fant TE 12
116 Anthony Miller WR 51
117 Mike Gesicki TE 13
118 Ryan Tannehill QB 15
119 Jerry Jeudy WR 52
120 T.J. Hockenson TE 14
121 Nyheim Hines RB 40
122 Alshon Jeffery WR 53
123 Ronald Jones RB 41
124 Joe Burrow QB 16
125 CeeDee Lamb WR 54
126 N'Keal Harry WR 55
127 Boston Scott RB 42
128 DeSean Jackson WR 56
129 Ben Roethlisberger QB 17
130 Breshad Perriman WR 57
131 J.K. Dobbins RB 43
132 Parris Campbell WR 58
133 Jared Goff QB 18
134 Baker Mayfield QB 19
135 Justin Jackson RB 44
136 Jalen Reagor WR 59
137 Tevin Coleman RB 45
138 Dallas Goedert TE 15
139 Sammy Watkins WR 60
140 Denzel Mims WR 61
141 Robby Anderson WR 62
142 Curtis Samuel WR 63
143 Kirk Cousins QB 20
144 Duke Johnson Jr. RB 46
145 Marlon Mack RB 47
146 Damien Williams RB 48
147 Zack Moss RB 49
148 Tony Pollard RB 50
149 Jack Doyle TE 16
150 Jamaal Williams RB 51
151 Alexander Mattison RB 52
152 Jonnu Smith TE 17
153 Brandon Aiyuk WR 64
154 Dede Westbrook WR 65
155 Jimmy Garoppolo QB 21
156 San Francisco 49ers DST 1
157 Hayden Hurst TE 18
158 Rashaad Penny RB 53
159 Michael Pittman Jr. WR 66
160 Chris Herndon TE 19
161 Pittsburgh Steelers DST 2
162 Hunter Renfrow WR 67
163 Matt Breida RB 54
164 Corey Davis WR 68
165 Baltimore Ravens DST 3
166 Larry Fitzgerald WR 69
167 Allen Lazard WR 70
168 Cole Beasley WR 71
169 New England Patriots DST 4
170 Chase Edmonds RB 55
171 Buffalo Bills DST 5
172 Chicago Bears DST 6
173 Adrian Peterson RB 56
174 Harrison Butker K 1
175 Justin Tucker K 2
176 Darrynton Evans RB 57
177 New Orleans Saints DST 7
178 Jaylen Samuels RB 58
179 Eric Ebron TE 20
180 Wil Lutz K 3
181 Jalen Richard RB 59
182 Randall Cobb WR 72
183 Ryquell Armstead RB 60
184 Danny Amendola WR 73
185 Russell Gage WR 74
186 Denver Broncos DST 8
187 Greg Zuerlein K 4
188 Minnesota Vikings DST 9
189 James Washington WR 75
190 Philip Rivers QB 22
191 Gardner Minshew QB 23
192 Sam Darnold QB 24
193 New York Jets DST 10
194 Steven Sims WR 76
195 Blake Jarwin TE 21
196 Matt Prater K 5
197 Mohamed Sanu WR 77
198 Robbie Gould K 6
199 Giovani Bernard RB 61
200 Zane Gonzalez K 7

 

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