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Overall dynasty rankings for 2020 fantasy football post-NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is over, which gives us a chance to reassess our 2020 fantasy football dynasty rankings. The rookie additions that will really shake things up are names like Jerry Jeudy, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, CeeDee Lamb, D’Andre Swift, and more.

Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 15, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft has wrapped up for the season and it’s time to take a look at how the rookies fit into the dynasty rankings and how their presence impacts veterans. Deciding how much fantasy value a proven older player has versus an unproven but highly touted young player is always difficult. The good news is that you can bend your personal rankings around your roster. Much like real NFL teams, if you are constantly in the lower half of the rankings, you should look to rebuild, selling off older commodities for draft picks or younger players who you believe can become consistent fantasy plays week in and week out.

NFL Draft Fallout

Rookie running backs are the quickest skill position players to make an impact in fantasy football and it’s not a debate. If a back, even one drafted later than the first or second round, lands somewhere with snaps up for grabs, he can give you useful fantasy points from Day 1. Two of the most prominent rookies for this season will be Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the Chiefs and Jonathan Taylor with the Colts. Both will likely see work from Day 1 and hurt two backs that could have easily put up good fantasy numbers if their teams drafting a running back early.

Another player who was impacted by the draft, but in a good way, was James Conner. After rumors swirled that the Steelers would grab a running back early to compete with Conner, they ended up drafting a scat back in the fourth round, who, at best, should be a receiving back early on with Pittsburgh.

Of course, wide receivers have similar troubles with new players coming in to compete, but receivers usually have a longer learning curve and there are often two to three receivers who can have fantasy value on a team. But, for dynasty, they have longer careers, which helps offset they slow rookie years. A player like CeeDee Lamb landed in a tough spot as far as competition goes. In Dallas, he has Amari Cooper as an entrenched No. 1, Michael Gallup a strong No. 2 and Ezekiel Elliott getting paid way too much to not give him featured touches. But, Lamb’s career upside is too high not to rank him high in dynasty.

Then there are the established quarterbacks who get help in the passing game and those who do not. The “do not” list is led by Aaron Rodgers this season, as they drafted a backup quarterback in the first round and yet another running back in the second round instead of a receiver to add to Davante Adams. The opposite happened to Drew Lock, who was given Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler along with his old tight end from college to target. We always must remember, opportunity and surrounding talent have more to do with fantasy results than a single player’s talent. Of course, that changes from year to year, but good GMs and organizations are able to keep that talent level high, helping your fantasy players more than a team that can’t get their act together.

Dynasty Rankings: Overall

Rk Player Team Pos
Rk Player Team Pos
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR RB
2 Saquon Barkley NYG RB
3 Michael Thomas NO WR
4 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
5 Alvin Kamara NO RB
6 Dalvin Cook MIN RB
7 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR
8 Davante Adams GB WR
9 Chris Godwin TB WR
10 Tyreek Hill KC WR
11 Nick Chubb CLE RB
12 Amari Cooper DAL WR
13 D.J. Moore CAR WR
14 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT WR
15 Joe Mixon CIN RB
16 Mike Evans TB WR
17 Miles Sanders PHI RB
18 George Kittle SF TE
19 Josh Jacobs LV RB
20 Cooper Kupp LAR WR
21 A.J. Brown TEN WR
22 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE WR
23 Derrick Henry TEN RB
24 Kenny Golladay DET WR
25 Julio Jones ATL WR
26 Travis Kelce KC TE
27 Austin Ekeler LAC RB
28 Aaron Jones GB RB
29 Courtland Sutton DEN WR
30 Patrick Mahomes KC QB
31 Calvin Ridley ATL WR
32 Allen Robinson CHI WR
33 D.K. Metcalf SEA WR
34 Keenan Allen LAC WR
35 Stefon Diggs BUF WR
36 Lamar Jackson BAL QB
37 Kenyan Drake ARI RB
38 Jonathan Taylor IND RB
39 Jerry Jeudy DEN WR
40 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB
41 James Conner PIT RB
42 CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
43 Mark Andrews BAL TE
44 Leonard Fournette JAC RB
45 D.J. Chark JAC WR
46 Jarvis Landry CLE WR
47 Zach Ertz PHI TE
48 Kyler Murray ARI QB
49 D'Andre Swift DET RB
50 Terry McLaurin WAS WR
51 Robert Woods LAR WR
52 Tyler Lockett SEA WR
53 J.K. Dobbins BAL RB
54 DeVante Parker MIA WR
55 Melvin Gordon DEN RB
56 Deebo Samuel SF WR
57 Justin Jefferson MIN WR
58 Michael Gallup DAL WR
59 Adam Thielen MIN WR
60 Dak Prescott DAL QB
61 David Montgomery CHI RB
62 Evan Engram NYG TE
63 Cam Akers LAR RB
64 Todd Gurley ATL RB
65 Tyler Boyd CIN WR
66 Henry Ruggs III LV WR
67 Devin Singletary BUF RB
68 Christian Kirk ARI WR
69 Deshaun Watson HOU QB
70 Marquise Brown BAL WR
71 Le'Veon Bell NYJ RB
72 Hunter Henry LAC TE
73 Darren Waller LV TE
74 T.J. Hockenson DET TE
75 Kareem Hunt CLE RB
76 Russell Wilson SEA QB
77 Mike Williams LAC WR
78 Chris Carson SEA RB
79 Mecole Hardman KC WR
80 Jalen Reagor PHI WR
81 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB RB
82 Denzel Mims NYJ WR
83 David Johnson HOU RB
84 Kerryon Johnson DET RB
85 N'Keal Harry NE WR
86 Derrius Guice WAS RB
87 Austin Hooper CLE TE
88 Noah Fant DEN TE
89 Matt Breida MIA RB
90 Will Fuller HOU WR
91 Baker Mayfield CLE QB
92 Brandin Cooks HOU WR
93 T.Y. Hilton IND WR
94 Carson Wentz PHI QB
95 Matt Ryan ATL QB
96 Dallas Goedert PHI TE
97 Curtis Samuel CAR WR
98 Tee Higgins CIN WR
99 A.J. Green CIN WR
100 Tyler Higbee LAR TE
101 Tony Pollard DAL RB
102 Mike Gesicki MIA TE
103 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC WR
104 Brandon Aiyuk SF WR
105 Josh Allen BUF QB
106 Joe Burrow CIN QB
107 Tua Tagovailoa MIA QB
108 Raheem Mostert SF RB
109 Marlon Mack IND RB
110 Phillip Lindsay DEN RB
111 Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR
112 Diontae Johnson PIT WR
113 Darius Slayton NYG WR
114 Jared Goff LAR QB
115 Julian Edelman NE WR
116 Irv Smith Jr. MIN TE
117 Matthew Stafford DET QB
118 Darrell Henderson LAR RB
119 Rashaad Penny SEA RB
120 Tarik Cohen CHI RB
121 Sterling Shepard NYG WR
122 Robby Anderson CAR WR
123 Rob Gronkowski TB TE
124 Drew Lock DEN QB
125 Zack Moss BUF RB
126 Mark Ingram II BAL RB
127 James White NE RB
128 Alexander Mattison MIN RB
129 Ronald Jones II TB RB
130 John Brown BUF WR
131 Marvin Jones DET WR
132 Daniel Jones NYG QB
133 James Washington PIT WR
134 Corey Davis TEN WR
135 Preston Williams MIA WR
136 Sammy Watkins KC WR
137 Ryquell Armstead JAC RB
138 O.J. Howard TB TE
139 Jared Cook NO TE
140 Chris Herndon IV NYJ TE
141 Anthony Miller CHI WR
142 Sam Darnold NYJ QB
143 A.J. Dillon GB RB
144 Tevin Coleman SF RB
145 Jamison Crowder NYJ WR
146 David Njoku CLE TE
147 Parris Campbell IND WR
148 Kirk Cousins MIN QB
149 Aaron Rodgers GB QB
150 Sony Michel NE RB
151 Alshon Jeffery PHI WR
152 Damien Williams KC RB
153 Andy Isabella ARI WR
154 Ryan Tannehill TEN QB
155 Jonnu Smith TEN TE
156 Emmanuel Sanders NO WR
157 Ian Thomas CAR TE
158 Jace Sternberger GB TE
159 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside PHI WR
160 Golden Tate NYG WR
161 John Ross CIN WR
162 Jordan Howard MIA RB
163 Justice Hill BAL RB
164 Jimmy Garoppolo SF QB
165 Antonio Gibson WAS RB
166 Darrynton Evans TEN RB
167 Latavius Murray NO RB
168 Bryan Edwards LV WR
169 Hayden Hurst ATL TE
170 Chase Edmonds ARI RB
171 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT RB
172 Dede Westbrook JAC WR
173 Damien Harris NE RB
174 Eric Ebron PIT TE
175 Cam Newton FA QB
176 Duke Johnson HOU RB
177 Breshad Perriman NYJ WR
178 Lynn Bowden Jr. LV WR
179 Royce Freeman DEN RB
180 Drew Brees NO QB
181 Derek Carr LV QB
182 Tom Brady TB QB
183 Jack Doyle IND TE
184 Dawson Knox BUF TE
185 Tyrell Williams LV WR
186 Justin Herbert LAC QB
187 Josh Reynolds LAR WR
188 Antonio Brown FA WR
189 KJ Hamler DEN WR
190 Kyle Rudolph MIN TE
191 Devonta Freeman FA RB
192 Blake Jarwin DAL TE
193 Kenny Stills HOU WR
194 Eno Benjamin ARI RB
195 Tre'Quan Smith NO WR
196 Jameis Winston FA QB
197 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
198 DeSean Jackson PHI WR
199 Joshua Kelley LAC RB
200 Justin Jackson LAC RB
201 Hunter Renfrow LV WR
202 Gerald Everett LAR TE
203 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
204 Devin Funchess GB WR
205 Darwin Thompson KC RB
206 Dwayne Haskins WAS QB
207 Allen Lazard GB WR
208 Nyheim Hines IND RB
209 Miles Boykin BAL WR
210 Teddy Bridgewater CAR QB
211 Auden Tate CIN WR
212 Steven Sims WAS WR
213 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB WR
214 Keke Coutee HOU WR
215 Josh Oliver JAC TE
216 Jalen Hurd SF WR
217 Giovani Bernard CIN RB
218 Tyler Johnson TB WR
219 Bryce Love WAS RB
220 Jamaal Williams GB RB
221 Greg Olsen SEA TE
222 Chase Claypool PIT WR
223 Demarcus Robinson KC WR
224 Carlos Hyde FA RB
225 Jalen Hurts PHI QB
226 Hakeem Butler ARI WR
227 Jaylen Samuels PIT RB
228 Dante Pettis SF WR
229 Philip Rivers IND QB
230 Benny Snell Jr. PIT RB
231 Randall Cobb HOU WR
232 Kelvin Harmon WAS WR
233 Mohamed Sanu NE WR
234 Malcolm Brown LAR RB
235 Albert Wilson MIA WR
236 Ito Smith ATL RB
237 Gardner Minshew II JAC QB
238 DeeJay Dallas SEA RB
239 Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS WR
240 Devin Duvernay BAL WR
241 Nelson Agholor LV WR
242 Josh Gordon FA WR
243 Cole Beasley BUF WR
244 DaeSean Hamilton DEN WR
245 Will Dissly SEA TE
246 Jerick McKinnon SF RB
247 Lamar Miller FA RB
248 Chris Thompson FA RB
249 Vance McDonald PIT TE
250 Chris Conley JAC WR
251 Gus Edwards BAL RB
252 LeSean McCoy FA RB
253 Lamical Perine NYJ RB
254 Quintez Cephus DET WR
255 Justin Tucker BAL K
256 Geronimo Allison DET WR
257 Boston Scott PHI RB
258 Peyton Barber WAS RB
259 Zach Pascal IND WR
260 Chicago Bears CHI DST
261 Kahale Warring HOU TE
262 Jalen Richard LV RB
263 Cole Kmet CHI TE
264 KeeSean Johnson ARI WR
265 Dion Lewis NYG RB
266 Adrian Peterson WAS RB
267 Trey Burton IND TE
268 Rex Burkhead NE RB
269 Jakobi Meyers NE WR
270 Bo Scarbrough DET RB
271 Kendrick Bourne SF WR
272 Mitch Trubisky CHI QB
273 Phillip Dorsett SEA WR
274 Zay Jones LV WR
275 Adam Humphries TEN WR
276 Wayne Gallman NYG RB
277 Robert Foster BUF WR
278 Marqise Lee NE WR
279 Marquise Goodwin PHI WR
280 Wil Lutz NO K
281 Darrel Williams KC RB
282 Nick Foles CHI QB
283 Jordan Wilkins IND RB
284 Jacob Hollister SEA TE
285 Tyler Eifert JAC TE
286 Russell Gage ATL WR
287 DeAndre Washington KC RB
288 Jimmy Graham CHI TE
289 New Orleans Saints NO DST
290 Kalen Ballage MIA RB
291 Rashard Higgins FA WR
292 Trayveon Williams CIN RB
293 Greg Zuerlein DAL K
294 Ty Johnson DET RB
295 Mike Boone MIN RB
296 Philadelphia Eagles PHI DST
297 Patrick Laird MIA RB
298 Dexter Williams GB RB
299 Deon Cain PIT WR
300 Myles Gaskin MIA RB
301 Baltimore Ravens BAL DST
302 Tyrod Taylor LAC QB
303 Jacoby Brissett IND QB
304 Brian Hill ATL RB
305 Willie Snead BAL WR
306 Stephen Gostkowski FA K
307 Trey Quinn WAS WR
308 Delanie Walker FA TE
309 Foster Moreau LV TE
310 Los Angeles Rams LAR DST
311 T.J. Yeldon BUF RB
312 Cameron Brate TB TE
313 Harrison Butker KC K
314 Danny Amendola DET WR
315 New England Patriots NE DST
316 Ryan Griffin NYJ TE
317 Darren Fells HOU TE
318 San Francisco 49ers SF DST
319 Jonathan Williams IND RB
320 Mason Crosby GB K
321 Pittsburgh Steelers PIT DST
322 Jacksonville Jaguars JAC DST
323 Buffalo Bills BUF DST
324 Matt Prater DET K
325 Jake Elliott PHI K
326 New York Jets NYJ DST
327 Kansas City Chiefs KC DST
328 Robbie Gould SF K
329 Ka'imi Fairbairn HOU K