2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Re-Draft)

May 9, 2020

There will be many more 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings and features in the late spring and summer, including tons of 2020 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Player Rankings, Sleepers and Busts. I’ll also have an extensive 2020 NFL Fantasy Football Preseason Stock Report.

2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Re-Draft

  1. D’Andre Swift, RB, Lions
    D’Andre Swift was chosen three selections after Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but I like him better than the new Kansas City back for the short term. I think Swift is a better runner than Edwards-Helaire, and it seems as though he should have an easier time beating Kerryon Johnson than Edwards-Helaire with Damien Williams.

  2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs
    Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have to jump Damien Williams on the depth chart at some point, but he should see plenty of action in the meantime, especially on passing downs. Edwards-Helaire’s touchdown total will be high once he becomes the full-time starter.

  3. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts
    Marlon Mack is a solid running back, so it might take some time for Jonathan Taylor to eclipse him on the depth chart. It’ll happen eventually though, and Taylor’s outlook seems great considering how good Indianapolis’ offensive line is.

  4. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys
    I had CeeDee Lamb rated slightly lower than Jerry Jeudy, but Lamb’s situation is much better than Jeudy’s, at least at the moment. Lamb plays in a high-powered offense, so he’s the top fantasy rookie receiver.

  5. Cam Akers, RB, Rams
    Cam Akers has a good chance to become the Rams’ starting running back, as his competition is rather weak. Unfortunately for Akers, the blocking in front of him is rather poor.

  6. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos
    Jerry Jeudy is the best route runner to come into the NFL in a long time, so I think he’ll be productive instantly. Drew Lock is still raw, however, so that could drag Jeudy’s potential. That said, Lock could emerge in his second season, and if so, Jeudy will be a very good fantasy option in his rookie campaign.

  7. Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings
    Justin Jefferson is an outstanding receiver who fits well into Minnesota’s offense. If he starts immediately in the slot, his fantasy production in his rookie season should be very high. He should be the No. 2 option in the passing game in 2020.

  8. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Buccaneers
    I fear a frustrating backfield rotation with Ronald Jones, but if Ke’Shawn Vaughn can become the primary back, he’ll challenge to be one of the top rookies in 2020.

  9. Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles
    Jalen Reagor is raw, but he has great upside with his speed and downfield play-making ability. Plus, he’ll be playing with Carson Wentz, so there’s potential for a big rookie season if he can develop quickly.

  10. Henry Ruggs, WR, Raiders
    Henry Ruggs is a dynamic speed threat, but also happens to be a raw receiver. It’s difficult to imagine him having a big rookie year, especially with Derek Carr’s reluctance to take downfield shots. Ruggs’ outlook is brighter in the long term.

  11. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens
    J.K. Dobbins will play behind Mark Ingram in 2020 and maybe 2021, but he should eventually emerge as the starter. He’s a much better option in keeper and dynasty leagues as a result.

  12. Darrynton Evans, RB, Titans
    Derrick Henry handled 380 carries in 2019, including the playoffs. That’s a heavy workload, and thus Henry is at risk for being injured this season. If s, Darrynton Evans would then become an RB2.

  13. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Colts
    Michael Pittman Jr. should become Philip Rivers’ No. 2 receiver in his rookie year, so he could do well in 2020. Rivers, of course, won’t be around very long, so it’s tough to gauge what Pittman’s long-term outlook will be.

  14. Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals
    Joe Burrow is on the fantasy map right away because of his scrambling ability. He also has a nice supporting cast, assuming A.J. Green can take the field. As with all rookie quarterbacks, his outlook will be brighter in the future.

  15. Anthony McFarland, RB, Steelers
    Anthony McFarland doesn’t have great competition at running back, so it wouldn’t be the craziest thing if he emerged as the starter at some point in his rookie year.

  16. Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA
    Joshua Kelley has a chance to become the Chargers’ lead back on early downs, though he would still split the workload with Austin Ekeler.

  17. Denzel Mims, WR, Jets
    Denzel Mims has great downfield play-making ability, so he should be a good replacement for Robby Anderson in the Jets’ offense. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if Mims becomes one of the better receivers in the class.

  18. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers
    The 49ers traded up for Brandon Aiyuk, but I’m not in love with his fantasy outlook. He’ll be playing in a run-heavy offense, and he’ll be behind George Kittle and Deebo Samuel in the target pecking order.

  19. Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars
    Laviska Shenault was once considered a top-10 prospect, but injuries derailed his draft stock. If he can stay healthy, he can become a dominant receiver, especially in 2021 if Trevor Lawrence joins the team.

  20. Zack Moss, RB, Bills
    Zack Moss will be Devin Singletary’s direct backup to start. If Singletary gets hurt, Moss will have RB2 appeal.

  21. Devin Duvernay, WR, Ravens
    Devin Duvernay figures to be Baltimore’s slot receiver as a rookie. He won’t face much competition, so he could contribute well as a rookie.

  22. Lynn Bowden, RB, Raiders
    The Raiders are listing Lynn Bowden as a running back rather than a receiver. He’ll play on third downs, but he’ll really stand to benefit if Josh Jacobs were to suffer an injury.

  23. Devin Asiasi, TE, Patriots
    Devin Asiasi has a good chance to be New England’s starting tight end as a rookie. The inexperienced Jarrett Stidham could utilize him frequently.

  24. K.J. Hamler, WR, Broncos
    K.J. Hamler is a dynamic downfield threat, but it may take him a year or so to develop into a viable fantasy option.

  25. Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals
    It’s fair to wonder if Tee Higgins can separate from NFL coverage. I’m not very bullish on his NFL outlook, despite him being paired with Joe Burrow.

  26. Chase Claypool, WR, Steelers
    Chase Claypool is currently Pittsburgh’s No. 4 receiver, so it might be some time until he contributes.

  27. Van Jefferson, WR, Rams
  28. A.J. Dillon, RB, Packers
  29. La’Michael Perine, RB, Jets
  30. DeeJay Dallas, RB, Seahawks
  31. Eno Benjamin, WR, Cardinals
  32. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Redskins
  33. Bryan Edwards, WR, Raiders
  34. Tyler Johnson, WR, Buccaneers
  35. Quez Watkins, WR, Eagles
  36. John Hightower, WR, Eagles
  37. James Proche, WR, Ravens
  38. Thaddeus Moss, TE, Redskins
  39. K.J. Hill, WR, Chargers
  40. Cole Kmet, TE, Bears
  41. Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills
  42. Adam Trautman, TE, Saints
  43. Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
  44. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Broncos
  45. Antonio Gibson, RB, Redskins
  46. Raymond Calais, RB, Buccaneers
  47. Malcolm Perry, RB, Dolphins
  48. Jason Huntley, RB, Lions
  49. Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers
  50. Isaiah Coulter, WR, Texans
  51. Quintez Cephus, WR, Lions
  52. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Browns
  53. Dezmon Patmon, WR, Colts
  54. Freddie Swain, WR, Seahawks
  55. Collin Johnson, WR, Jaguars
  56. K.J. Osborn, WR, Vikings
  57. Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Bills
  58. Jauan Jennings, WR, 49ers
  59. Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Broncos
  60. Tyler Davis, TE, Jaguars
  61. Harrison Bryant, TE, Browns
  62. Dalton Keene, TE, Patriots
  63. Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles
  64. Colby Parkinson, TE, Seahawks
  65. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Rams
  66. Stephen Sullivan, TE, Seahawks
  67. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Dolphins
  68. Jordan Love, QB, Packers
  69. Tommy Stevens, QB, Saints
  70. James Morgan, QB, Jets
  71. Jacob Eason, QB, Colts
  72. Jake Luton, QB, Jaguars
  73. Jake Fromm, QB, Bills
  74. Ben DiNucci, QB, Cowboys
  75. Cole McDonald, QB, Titans
  76. Nate Stanley, QB, Vikings

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