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Fantasy football rankings 2020: Top 100 players to draft in your league

Fantasy football rankings 2020: Top 100 players to draft in your league

How can you win your fantasy football league? Simple: Just draft the best players.

That's obviously easier said than done, of course. Should you use your first-round pick on a workhorse running back or an elite wide receiver? How soon is too soon to draft a quarterback? And what the heck should you do at tight end?

One way to get your fantasy ducks in a row is to have a Top 100 overall list, which ranks players by their value regardless of position and can help you determine when you should take them in your draft.

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Without further ado, below is our Top 100, which is based on half-PPR scoring with standard (one-quarterback) rosters:

1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers (Bye Week: 13)
2. Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants (11)
3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys (10)
4. Michael Thomas, WR, Saints (6)
5. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints (6)
6. Davante Adams, WR, Packers (5)
7. Derrick Henry, RB, Titans (7)
8. Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings (7)
9. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons (10)
10. Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs (10)
11. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals (8)
12. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns (9)
13. Aaron Jones, RB, Packers (5)
14. Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers (13)
15. Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions (5)
16. Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals (9)
17. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers(13)
18. Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys (10)
19. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs (10)
20. Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders (6)
21. George Kittle, TE, 49ers (11)
22. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers (10)
23. Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams (9)
24. Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles (9)
25. Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks (6)
25. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs (10)
27. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers (8)
28. Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings (7)
29. Robert Woods, WR, Rams (9)
30. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens (8)
31. Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos (8)
32. Allen Robinson, WR, Bears (11)
33. Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals (8)
34. Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons (10)
35. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns (9)
36. AJ Brown, WR, Titans (7)
37. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs (10)
38. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars (7)
39. DJ Moore, WR, Panthers (13)
40. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks (6)
41. DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins (11)
42. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Jets (11)
43. Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons (10)
44. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens (8)
45. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers (10)
46. Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills (11)
47. James Conner, RB, Steelers (8)
48. Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos (8)
49. TY Hilton, WR, Colts (7)
50. DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars (7)
51. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (11)
52. Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers (11)
53. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles (9)
54. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys (10)
55. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seahawks (6)
56. Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins (8)
57. David Johnson, RB, Texans (8)
58. James White, RB, Patriots (6)
59. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks (6)
60. Darren Waller, TE, Raiders (6)
61. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals (9)
62. Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers (11)
63. D'Andre Swift, RB, Lions (5)
64. Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals (8)
65. Mark Ingram II, RB, Ravens (8)
66. Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals (9)
67. Evan Engram, TE, Giants (11)
68. Deshaun Watson, QB, Texans (8)
69. Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns (9)
70. Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins (8)
71. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys (10)
72. Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers (10)
73. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots (6)
74. Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens (8)    
75. Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams (9)
76. Drew Brees, QB, Saints (6)
77. Matt Breida, RB, Dolphins (11) 
78. John Brown, WR, Bills (11)   
79. Will Fuller, WR, Texans (8)    
80. Josh Allen, Bills (11)
81. Cam Akers, RB, Rams (9)
82. Jared Cook, TE, Saints (6)
83. Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals (8)   
84. Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans (8)  
85. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles (9)
86. Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears (11)
87. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants (11)
88. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos  (8)  
89. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers (5)
90. Jordan Howard, RB, Eagles (9)  
91. Sony Michel, RB, Patriots (6)
92. Austin Hooper, TE, Browns (9)
93. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Saints (6)   
94. Latavius Murray, RB, Saints (6)
95. Ronald Jones II, RB, Buccaneers (13)
96. Mike Gesicki, TE, Dolphins (11)
97. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons (10)
98. Anthony Miller, WR, Bears (11)
99. Darius Slayton, WR, Giants (11)
100. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Buccaneers (13)

Fantasy football rankings 2020: Top 10 defenses in your draft

Fantasy football rankings 2020: Top 10 defenses in your draft

Defense wins championships.

That's the case in real football, and it also can be the case in fantasy football if you carefully select your D/ST unit during your fantasy draft. Sure, you could play the waivers game all season long and try to ride whatever defense is hot for those few weeks, but wouldn't you rather a D/ST you can rely on all year and not have to think twice about it?

Of course you would. That's why we're here to help by listing the defenses you should have your eyes on in your 2020 fantasy football draft. Here's a look at the top 10.

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1. Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye: Week 8)

Minkah Fitzpatrick completely revitalized the Steelers defense when he arrived in Pittsburgh last season. The Steelers D/ST unit finished with the second-most fantasy points at the position last year and with Fitzpatrick in the fold for a full year, it should have a solid chance at claiming the top spot in 2020.

2. San Francisco 49ers (Week 11)

The 49ers lost DeForest Buckner on the defensive line, but that loss shouldn't hurt too much as they gained Javon Kinlaw with the No. 14 overall pick in this year's draft. Throw in Nick Bosa, who had nine sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble his rookie year, and San Francisco again should be a top D/ST unit in 2020 after finishing with the third-most points last year.

3. Baltimore Ravens (Week 8)

The fourth-best D/ST unit last year should thrive again this time around, especially with rookie linebacker Patrick Queen added to the mix. Most of Baltimore's starters will return in 2020, which makes the Ravens a reliable option in fantasy once again.

4.  Buffalo Bills (Week 11)

Buffalo's D/ST unit is bound to improve in 2020 after a mediocre 12th-place finish in fantasy points last season. Adding Mario Addison via free agency and drafting Iowa's A.J. Epenesa should give the Bills a boost, and the secondary once again looks promising with veteran Josh Norman joining Tre'Davious White. Don't forget about Ed Oliver, who looked great in his rookie year.

5. New England Patriots (Week 6)

The Patriots had the best D/ST in fantasy last year and it wasn't all that close. This time around, they'll have to get the job done without key contributors like Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins. The offense is bound to take a giant step back without Tom Brady as well, which means production as a whole may dip. Expect the Patriots to be one of the better defenses in fantasy football again, but definitely be wary of regression.

6. New Orleans Saints (Week 6)

New Orleans' defense often gets slept on, but it really shouldn't. The Saints D/ST finished with the ninth-most fantasy points at the position last year thanks to guys like Marshon Lattimore, Cameron Jordan and Demario Davis. Former Eagles star Malcolm Jenkins will be in the fold this season now too. Expect this to be a top fantasy D/ST once again.

7. Los Angeles Rams (Week 9)

The Rams D/ST is a solid pick for your fantasy team, as you'll have two of the best defensive players in the game in Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey helping you out each week. L.A. finished with the fifth-most defensive fantasy points last year and is positioned for success again in 2020.

8. Chicago Bears (Week 11)

Simply put, Chicago's defense was a major disappointment last season. It finished 20th among fantasy defenses in points and just wasn't the dominant Bears D/ST we've been accustomed to seeing. I don't expect a repeat of that this year. There are too many talented players -- Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, and now Robert Quinn to name a few -- for this unit to be a letdown again in 2020.

9. Kansas City Chiefs (Week 10)

When you think of the Chiefs, you probably think of Patrick Mahomes and that high-powered offense, not what they do on defense. But don't overlook Kansas City's D, either. The Chiefs D/ST finished eighth in fantasy scoring at the position last year and should be even better this season. This is a solid under-the-radar pick in fantasy drafts this year if you can't get one of the top defenses on the board.

10. Los Angeles Chargers (Week 10)

Well, we originally had the Jets on here as the No. 10 defense, then they traded Jamal Adams and CJ Mosley opted out of the season. So the Chargers slot in as the new No. 10 D/ST with several intriguing contributors on the defensive side of the ball heading into 2020. They drafted Oklahoma standout linebacker Kenneth Murray in the first round and added veteran cornerback Chris Harris Jr. to an already-solid secondary. Having safety Derwin James and defensive end Joey Bosa in the mix doesn't hurt either. L.A. might not be the one of the first few D/ST options off your fantasy board, but that just means more chances for you to steal them in one of the last couple of rounds.

Fantasy football draft kit 2020: Rankings, cheat sheets to help win your league

Fantasy football draft kit 2020: Rankings, cheat sheets to help win your league

What makes fantasy football so great? It's actually fun to do your homework.

If you're reading this, you're looking to get a jump-start on preparing for your 2020 fantasy draft ahead of the NFL season. That means poring over the latest player rankings at each position, identifying potential sleepers and busts and developing the perfect draft strategy to lift you to fantasy glory.

Good news: You've come to the right place. Our 2020 fantasy football draft kit comes complete with all of the draft essentials -- the top 100 overall players, player rankings by position, etc. -- as well as other valuable insights about which players to target and avoid.

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So, what are you waiting for? Below is all of our 2020 draft content; dig in!

PLAYER RANKINGS BY POSITION

SLEEPERS, BUSTS AND PLAYER ANALYSIS

PRINTABLE CHEAT SHEETS

 

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