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Quarterback rankings for 2020 fantasy football

Last season we saw Lamar Jackson take fantasy football by storm. Can he do it again or will another usurp the king.

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs against the Tennessee Titans during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

The NFL Draft is over and free agency signings are down to a trickle. We will continue to see impactful moves that will push the rankings around a bit, but for the most part we are set at the fantasy skill positions. That means it’s time to see where we are in the 2020 fantasy football rankings. Closer to the season, we’ll split this up into standard and PPR, but until then, let’s go with .5 point PPR scoring.

Rankings at this time of the year are still fluid, but it’s good to get an idea of value throughout the offseason, as it allows you to watch trends with some perspective and maybe not jump on bandwagons unless absolutely necessary. Below, you can check out our quarterback rankings for the 2020 season.

Tier 1

Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are the cream of the fantasy football crop and I doubt I’ll get much pushback on that account. I’m sure there are some Lamar Jackson haters out there who think the Titans figured him out and he’ll now be awful, but he showed me enough to believe he will only continue to improve and find ways to combat defenses who start to find an edge against him.

Patrick Mahomes had a “down” season with injuries and touchdown regression and still was amazing. 5.4 touchdown percentage won’t continue, just as Lamar Jackson’s 9 percent touchdown rate should head back the other way. But his adjusted yards per attempt will likely stay steady, as he led the league last year at 9.6 yards and was third this season at 8.9 yards. Touchdowns come and go, but AY/A is a sticky stat that shows us that Mahomes is no flash in the pan.

Tier 2

Dak Prescott lands at the top of Tier 2 after a big 2019 season and his team swapping Randall Cobb for CeeDee Lamb this offseason. He has the upside to contend with Jackson and Mahomes, giving him some value despite his likely high ADP this season.

DeShaun Watson gets a bit of a downgrade after losing DeAndre Hopkins, but remains in Tier 2 based on his rushing ability and the hope that Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller stay healthy.

Tier 3

Tier 3 goes from No. 7 Josh Allen to No. 10 Tom Brady, with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan in-between. Those four are almost interchangeable, giving Brady the likely value spot in his knew Tampa Bay digs. I don’t expect him to re-find his youth, but his weapons and offense will make it nearly impossible to not put up decent fantasy numbers.

2021 Quarterback Rankings

Rk Name Team
Rk Name Team
1 Patrick Mahomes II KC
2 Kyler Murray ARI
3 Josh Allen BUF
4 Dak Prescott DAL
5 Aaron Rodgers GB
6 Russell Wilson SEA
7 Lamar Jackson BAL
8 Tom Brady TB
9 Justin Herbert LAC
10 Matthew Stafford LAR
11 Ryan Tannehill TEN
12 Kirk Cousins MIN
13 Jalen Hurts PHI
14 Joe Burrow CIN
15 Trevor Lawrence JAC
16 Matt Ryan ATL
17 Ben Roethlisberger PIT
18 Ryan Fitzpatrick WAS
19 Jameis Winston NO
20 Tua Tagovailoa MIA
21 Justin Fields CHI
22 Zach Wilson NYJ
23 Trey Lance SF
24 Daniel Jones NYG
25 Baker Mayfield CLE
26 Jimmy Garoppolo SF
27 Carson Wentz IND
28 Derek Carr LV
29 Teddy Bridgewater DEN
30 Sam Darnold CAR
31 Mac Jones NE
32 Tyrod Taylor HOU
33 Jared Goff DET
34 Andy Dalton CHI
35 Jordan Love GB
37 Taysom Hill NO
38 Drew Lock DEN
39 Cam Newton FA
40 Marcus Mariota LV
41 Mitchell Trubisky BUF
42 Kellen Mond MIN
43 Gardner Minshew II PHI
44 Davis Mills HOU
45 Taylor Heinicke WAS