Who makes the cut in dynastyboyd’s latest dynasty rankings and first with Expert Consensus Rankings
Dynasty Football Digest’s official Consensus rankings can be found here.
Alongside these rankings, some of my favourite and most respected analysts and I have done our own rankings.
Welcome to part 2: 21-40. I Will be releasing a different part weekly, over the next few weeks. Part 1 can be found here.
Within these rankings, we all heavily factor in age and scarcity of the position.
Feel free to use these dynasty rankings as a guide alongside your own and Dynasty Football Digest’s. Hopefully, this is helpful in your dynasty drafts and as a tool to be used for potential trades.
21. Derrick Henry – Height 6’3″ Weight 247 lbs
Limited as a pass catcher (18 receptions in 2019 and 15 in 2018), Henry’s upside comes from his rushing ability and usage. 303 carries, 1,504 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns last season saw Henry finish as the RB 6 in total points and 4th in PPG. Henry proved that the end of 2018 was no fluke when he ended with 1,059 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Expect the Titans to continue to use Henry like they did in 2019. Fantasy owners will be hoping the Titans and Henry can reach a long-term deal. (Editor’s note: deal came through, fantasy owners rejoice).
22. Jonathan Taylor – Height 5’11” Weight 219 lbs
Taylor is many peoples’ 1.A to Edwards-Helaires 1.B. I see Taylor as the safest of the two but with less of a ceiling due to CEH’s landing spot. In saying this, Taylor will quickly dispatch Marlon Mack as the guy in Indy. Taylor will be playing behind one of the best O-lines in the NFL and his output will be tied to how much Mack is still in the picture. If Taylor sees 60 percent of the snaps, I see a top 12 finish for him.
23. Kenny Golladay – Height 6’4″ Weight 214 lbs
Golladay finished as the WR5 last season despite his starting QB Matthew Stafford only playing half the season. Marvin Jones Jr still had his big weeks and will again this season, but Golladay is the WR you want to own in Detroit.
The 65 receptions shows Golladay’s floor, but the 18.3 Y/R shows his immense ceiling.
If Stafford can stay healthy, Golladay can realistically finish in the top 3 WRs this season.
24. Lamar Jackson – Height 6’2″ Weight 212 lbs
Similar to Mahomes, Jackson is just too much of a positional advantage to take at his current ADP and it is why I have him ranked higher. Jackson finished a staggering 89.7 points better off than the next best QB last season, Deshaun Watson. Lamar Jackson is my QB1 in redraft but finds himself behind Mahomes in these dynasty rankings. There are simply too many question marks on Jackson sustaining his rushing upside into his 30s. That, however, is a long time away and you can enjoy Jackson and his video game like stats over the next few years.
25. Austin Ekeler – Height 5’10” Weight 200 lbs
Ekeler was a stud last season, even after Melvin Gordon took over the lead back role. Gone is Melvin, more significantly, gone is Phillip Rivers and his dump off passes that made a large part of Ekeler and the stud that he was. Tyrod Taylor is his replacement and he won’t look to dump off to Ekeler nearly as much.
One of, or both of, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley will see a significant amount of touches in 2020. Ekeler will still see a significant amount of snaps in 2020, however I would temper expectations if you are thinking 2019 and his RB5 finish will be repeated.
26. Odell Beckham Jr – Height 5’11” Weight 198 lbs
Gone are the days where Odell Beckham Jr is a consensus first round pick in redraft and dynasty leagues. A core injury limited Beckham Jr in his 2019 debut season for the Browns. Off-season surgery has made Beckham ‘100 per cent’ in his eyes as he looks to bounce back and post numbers we are more accustomed too earlier in his career. When Beckham has played 15 games or more, his finishes have been: WR3 in 2015, and WR4 in 2016 and WR31 last season.
27. Allen Robinson – Height 6’2″ Weight 220 lbs
Robinson has suffered from mediocre QB play most of his career. This was the case last year with Trubisky but he still managed 98 receptions on a whopping 154 targets, 1,147 yards and 7 touchdowns. Nick Foles is the likely starter this season and he is a more accurate passer than Trubisky and should help Robinson’s scoring opportunities. Anthony Miller is Robinson’s competition for targets but Robinson is the far superior receiver. I have Robinson ranked higher than his ADP, but I feel that safe about him.
28. A.J. Brown – Height 6’0″ Weight 226 lbs
First things first, Brown’s efficiency can only go down in 2020. In 2019 Brown scored on 15.38% of receptions, it is simply unsustainable. I do however expect Browns targets (84) and receptions (52) to rise in his sophomore season. I feel Brown will be a fringe high end WR2 this season and at 23 years of age, is someone I want a lot of stock of in dynasty.
29. Amari Cooper – Height 6’1″ Weight 210 lbs
Some call Amari Cooper the Jekyll and Hyde of fantasy wide receivers, I think Cooper carries the most risk, but also the most upside out of this tier of wide receivers. If I owned Cooper I would definitely be worried about his future due to the arrival of Ceedee Lamb and Michael Gallup’s emergence.
Cooper’s time at the Cowboys has been relatively consistent with finishes of WR18 in 2018 despite missing two games and WR9 last season. Will his future lie in Dallas though? The Cowboys have an out on Cooper’s contract after the 2021 season.
30. Travis Kelce – Height 6’5″ Weight 260 lbs
Kelce has shown nothing but elite consistency in fantasy these last few seasons. In such a thin position, Kelce is worth gold despite his advancing age. Expect Kelce to again finish in the top 2 TEs in 2020, as he has the past four seasons. Kelce is only under contract for one more season. With Mahomes under centre and Kelce likely to not go anywhere else, Mahomes could sustain him where others have dropped off.
31. Julio Jones – Height 6’3″ Weight 220 lbs
I am lower on Julio than his ADP, he will be 31 years and 7 months old when the season starts. Julio has been nothing short of the definition of elite, five straight top 8 fantasy finishes in past 5 years. I am just being a realist that he cannot sustain his elite output forever. Redraft go for your life, but in dynasty unless you are competing, sell while you still can.
32. Aaron Jones – Height 5’9″ Weight 208 lbs
Before last season commenced, I said Jones would be elite here, I was correct. In 2019 Jones was elite. The argument against Jones is that this was buoyed by two monster rounds in weeks 5 and 8. The Packers reached for a AJ Dillon in the 2nd round and this should worry Jones owners. At a minimum, he should take away some goal-line carries from Jones. Jones thrives in this area and had 16 rushing touchdowns last season. Jones scored 36 percent of his fantasy points from rushing touchdowns in 2019. He should still be a low end RB1 in 2020, however he will not hit 2020 numbers and his contract situation is something that will need to be closely monitored.
33. Kenyan Drake – Height 6’1″ Weight 211 lbs
If Drake plays a full 16 game this season, I fully expect him to finish inside the top 8 RBs come season end. Drake escaped the clutches of the Miami Dolphins last season and truly thrived after his trade to the Cardinals. Drake was the RB4 from weeks 9 to 16 last season.
At 26 years of age, Drake isn’t old for a RB, but he also isn’t young. Despite my thoughts on Drake exploding this season, his age and contract (UFA after this season) is why I have him ranked where I do.
34. J.K. Dobbins – Height 5’10” Weight 217 lbs
If you were a casual and tuned into Ohio state vs Clemson, you would now have seen that Dobbins is extremely athletic and talented. Dobbins will be competing with Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards for carries his rookie year, both performed well in 2019. Dobbins should eventually take over as the lead back of this Ravens team, when that will be though is hard to answer. I love Dobbins for dynasty but would temper expectations for the 2020 season.
35. Courtland Sutton – Height 6’4″ Weight 216 lbs
Sutton broke out last season, finishing as the WR19. Sutton’s future output however looks unclear. They used a first round pick to select Jerry Jeudy, whom I believe was not only a better prospect coming out, but is a far more talented receiver already. The Bronco’s also drafted KJ Hamler and signed running back Melvin Gordon. I liked Sutton in 2019, however due to the above reasons and the unknown, I am slightly lower on Sutton than my peers.
36. D.K. Metcalf – Height 6’3″ Weight 229 lbs
Metcalf’s rookie regular season consisted of 58 receptions, 900 yards and touchdowns. Others, and I, are high on Metcalf due to what he did in the post-season, in two games he managed 11 receptions, 219 yards and a touchdown. In addition to the numbers it appeared he was Wilson’s preferred target over Lockett. The Seahawk’s are looking to add versatility to Metcalf’s game this season according to their OC Brian Schottenheimer.
37. Cooper Kupp – Height 6’2″ Weight 208 lbs
Kupp’s 2019 was literally a game of two halves. The first 8 weeks Kupp was the WR2 in points scored, weeks 9-17 however, he was the WR32. Brandin Cooks is gone so that is one less man to compete with. Woods, Higbee and Kupp will all have their high scoring weeks. Kupp and his hands make him the greatest safety net and highest floor of all the Rams’ offensive players. A top 12 finish for Kupp is just out of the question for mine, however I still feel he will be a solid WR2.
38. Mark Andrews – Height 6’5″ Weight 256 lbs
Andrews made his dynasty owners extremely happy last season. He broke out last season finishing as the TE2 with 64 receptions, 852 yards and 10 touchdowns. Andrews appeared to be Lamar Jackson’s favourite target last season.
On the Ravens front, Hayden Hurst has now departed so Andrews snap % should increase. Devin Duvernay was drafted in the third round by the Ravens and he appeared to have great hands in college. Marquise Brown should also see a bump in numbers this season. Andrews may struggle to see 10 touchdowns again this season, but he is certainly a top 5 TE in all forms of fantasy.
39. Calvin Ridley – Height 6’1″ Weight 190 lbs
Due to Austin Hooper’s departure, 97 targets now need to be shared. This, alongside Julio’s advancing age, is why Ridley is coming into a tonne of hype amongst the twitter community. I am expecting a breakout year for Ridley. Last season he saw only 93 targets. 130 + this season would not surprise me on this pass-heavy Falcons offence. While some think he will finish with more points than Julio, I will not go quite that far, but 2021 is a different story.
40. Terry McLaurin – Height 6’0″ Weight 210 lbs
McLaurin was drafted in the 3rd round of most rookie drafts last season and was the steal of the draft. I am expecting Haskins to show significant improvement in his sophomore season and McLaurin should be the main benefactor. I have McLaurin ranked slightly higher than my peers and his ADP. He is clearly the best target on that Washington offence. McLaurin only played in 14 games last season and finished with 58 receptions on 93 targets, 919 yards and 7 touchdowns. I am expecting a significant bump in targets and yards this season.