Who makes the cut in dynastyboyd’s latest dynasty rankings and first with Expert Consensus Rankings
Within these dynasty 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 Digests. Hopefully, this is helpful in your dynasty drafts and as a tool to be used for potential trades.
Dynasty rankings 41-60
41. D.J. Chark – Height 6’4″ Weight 198 lbs
D.J. was a surprise breakout candidate last season. Most were tipping a Dede Westbrook third year breakout, but it was Chark who broke out in his second season. I have Chark slightly higher than my peers, I like what I saw on tape last season and Minshew should improve in his second season. The pair also showed they had some chemistry last season. Laviska Shenault was drafted in the 2nd round and it will be interesting how he fits into the picture. I am confident in saying Chark will finish as a WR2 with high upside.
42. Leonard Fournette – Height 6’0″ Weight 228 lbs
Fournette’s future after this season lies way from Jacksonville. The former 4th overall selection has had an injury plagued start to his career but manged to play in 15 games last season. The former LSU star largely managed to change the narrative last season, finishing as the RB9 and dramatically boosting his stock. He only managed 3 rushing touchdowns last season, if he had only 3 more he would have jumped from RB9 to RB7, marginally behind the like of Austin Ekeler and Derrick Henry. On Fournette’s side is that he will be worked into the ground carrying the ball this season, however he is on a bad offence. Chris Thompson will also see many of the 3rd down plays, thus Fournette wont reach the whopping 76 receptions he had last season again.
43. Cam Akers – Height 5’11” Weight 212 lbs
The Rams surprised many by drafting a running back with ther earliest pick in the draft, having one of the fewest number of overall picks. I like the talent of Cam Akers but I am torn between the talent and the mediocre offensive line he will be playing behind. He must have thought he was escaping the poor offensive line play he had at FSU but the Rams ranked 31st according to PFF last season. Further complicating matters is GM Les Snead’s comment that they ‘have three running backs they really like’, Akers, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. Akers is the best back on the Rams roster but the unknown roles of the other RBs limits my trust in Akers to make waves and finish in the top 20 in his rookie season.
44. Dak Prescott – Height 6’2” Weight 238 lbs
Dak is oft criticized but there was no denying he balled out last season. He finished as the QB2 with 4,902 passing yards, a 30:11 TD to intercept ratio, 277 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. In his first 4 seasons, his worst finish was QB11 in 2017. Prescott plays on one of the best offences in the NFL and has a high floor due to his rushing ability acting as a safety net. Despite a much-publicized contract situation, like most, I expect he will be a Cowboy for many years to come. At just 26 years of age, he has many, many years left as a top QB in dynasty.
45. D’Andre Swift – Height 5’8″ Weight 212 lbs
Positives: Swift landed on the Lions. Kerryon Johnson is a Detroit Lion.
Negatives: Swift landed on the Lions. Kerryon Johnson is a Detroit Lion.
KJ has been a very efficient runner when on the field but has been injured. Swift is the superior back coming out of college, but usage between the pair is unknown, it will likely be a 1-2 punch. Swift should finish as a top 30 RB this season despite the many unknowns. I feel Swift is capped by being a Detroit Lion.
46. Keenan Allen – Height 6’2” Weight 211 lbs
My peers and I all agree with where we rank Keenan Allen, who has been an extremely consistent yet underappreciated fantasy player for many seasons. Best ranking 46 and worst 53. Injuries hampered him earlier in his career, missing 26 games in his first four season, he hasn’t missed a game since, playing a full 16 game season three years in a row. Allen’s last 3 fantasy finishes have all been as a WR1, finishing as WR3 in 2017, WR11 in 2018 and WR12 last season. Those all came however with Philip Rivers under centre. Tyrod Taylor or rookie Justin Herbert will be throwing Allen the ball this season and the volume simply will not be there anymore. With the decrease in volume and at 28 years of age, Allen’s best fantasy days are behind him.
47. Toddy Gurley – Height 6’1″ Weight 224 lbs
Gurley, a former fantasy god of seasons past has a new home in 2020 in Atlanta. If Gurley and his knee can handle the workload, he will finish as a top 8 RB. If he stays injury free and can handle the workload, I fully expect Gurley to finish above his ADP. I am, however, fully aware of the massive risk Gurley and his arthritic knee provides. Remarkably still just 25 years of age, and on one of the best offences in the NFL. Devonta Freeman has vacated 184 rush attempts and a whopping 70 targets alone, I see the immense upside of this risky yet potentially rewarding play.
48. Ceedee Lamb – Height 6’2″ Weight 191 lbs
Dynasty owners were initially confused of what to make of Lamb and his landing spot. Lamb had concerns on his speed and ability to face press coverage in college. He addressed the speed concerns during the combine running a very respectable 4.50. His landing spot means he will most likely play in the slot, not on the outside. I do not have high expectations for this season, despite his immense talent, due to the shortened off-season and his stiff competition for targets. Long term, due to his talents and Gallup and Cooper’s contract situations after 2021, Lamb is someone I want a a lot of shares in.
49. Robert Woods – Height 6’0″ Weight 195 lbs
Unsexy? Yes, Unspectacular? Yes, Reliable? Also, yes. Robert Woods is the epitome of unspectacular but effective in terms of fantasy football. I will gladly have Woods as my WR2 in any league. Woods was the WR20 last season despite missing one game and only having 2 receiving touchdowns. Brandin Cooks has since been traded to the Texans and his 2 receiving touchdowns can only go up. Woods is not a sexy pick, but he should again finish as a low end WR2 with 130 odd targets and 1100 yards.
50. Melvin Gordon – Height 6’1″ Weight 215 lbs
Gordon is a career 4.0 YPC rusher and its one of the reasons his holdout was puzzling. He has since signed with the Denver broncos and will now form a 1-2 punch with Philip Lindsay, who has a career average of 4.9 YPC. Despite Lindsay’s superior YPC it is Gordon who many, including myself, believe rightly or wrongly, will see more carries. Whilst both are more than capable receivers out of the back field, Gordon has the advantage in that field, and it is the reason he has been a successful fantasy RB in the past. Gone are Gordon’s glory days of top 5 fantasy finishes. Depending on usage of Lindsay, Gordon might sneak in as a low end RB1 come season end, most likely a RB2 finish awaits.
51. Deshaun Watson – Height 6’2″ Weight 220 lbs
Deshaun Watson has had incredible success fantasy wise since his debut. In his rookie season he was the highest scoring QB before going down with an ACL injury. He followed up this success with a QB5 finish in 2018 and a QB2 finish last season. This season may look different, as Hopkins is gone, but due to his talents and rushing ability it should only have a minimal effect on his output. Oh, and he is also still just 24 years of age.
52. Stefon Diggs – Height 6’0″ Weight 191 lbs
Diggs has changed teams from the Vikings to the Bills, but it should hurt him from a fantasy standpoint. John Brown last season showed than Allen can sustain a top 20 WR, but consistency will be an issue. He should finish as a top 24 WR and be top dog on the Bills offence. Brown, Cole Beasley and Allen’s inconsistency and inaccuracy, however, should temper any high expectations.
PS. I am predicting Diggs to have 1.5 meltdowns / diva moments this season.
53. Jerry Jeudy – Height 6’1″ Weight 193 lbs
Elite route running. He should primarily play in the slot but can play both inside and out due to his ability to beat the press and his speed. in my opinion should have been the first WR of the board in the 2020 draft. Faces stiff competition from Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant for targets. His superior separation skills should see him rise to the top and hence is why I personally would rather own him over Sutton.
54. Tyler Lockett – Height 5’10” Weight 182 lbs
Lockett has been incredibly consistent these past two seasons, finishing as the WR17 in 2018 and the WR18 last season. I think he will still have some big weeks in 2020 but he will likely be the second option to D.K. Metcalf this season. Russell Wilson will be able to sustain both players however I feel Lockett will be a high end WR3 low end WR2 as opposed to previous seasons being a mid WR2.
55. Kyler Murray – Height 5’10” Weight 207 lbs
The former baseball first round pick had a successful start to his fantasy career, finishing as the QB7. His legs provided him a stable floor with 544 yards and 3 touchdowns. The addition of DeAndre Hopkins, plus his rushing ability shows why he is so high on my dynasty rankings. Kyler should be a top QB options for many years to come at just 22 years of age.
56. Deebo Samuel – Height 5’11” Weight 214 lbs
The former South Carolina player showed flashes in his rookie season finishing as a low end WR3 at #36 despite missing one game. Deebo however is not guaranteed to be the second receiving option behind tight end George Kittle. It will be interesting the effect that first round pick Brandon Aiyuk will have on Deebo’s output. He takes a bump in my eyes. Samuel is coming off a foot injury; we have seen with Sammy Watkins that these can be nasty and have lingering problems. Samuel’s availability for week 1 will need to be monitored.
57. Evan Engram – Height 6’3″ Weight 240 lbs
Engram is another risk / reward play, the problem is he has missed 16 games in 3 seasons. The talent is undeniable, he finished as the 4th highest scoring TE his rookie season. Jones and Engram only started 6 games together. In those 6 starts Engram was the TE6 over that span. The Giants have lots of competition for targets in Darius Slayton, Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard, but no alpha. If Engram can stay healthy, he can be that alpha and more than justify his lofty ranking.
58. Zach Ertz – Height 6’5″ Weight 250 lbs
Ertz has been in the upper echelon of tight ends since the 2017 season. He has provided his owners with a high floor due to his high volume. The past 3 seasons, Ertz has finished as the TE3 in 2017, TE2 in 2018 and in 2019 TE3. The Eagles and Ertz have a potential out in his contract after this season and with a younger Dallas Goedert waiting in the wings, I feel Ertz’s future lies away from Wentz and the Eagles, hence my lower ranking of him.
59. Adam Thielen – Height 6’2″ Weight 220 lbs
Stefon Diggs is gone from Minnesota so Thielen should at least be the king of targets for another two seasons until Justin Jefferson develops. Kyle Rudolph will see his share of red zone targets alongside Thielen. This offence runs through Dalvin Cook, however Thielen should be close to a WR1 this season. He will look to mirror his 2018 numbers where he finished as the 6th highest scoring WR.
60. Jarvis Landry – Height 5’11” Weight 196 lbs
Landry surprised many finishing as Cleveland’s WR1 and as the WR16 overall. I am expecting some regression due a bounce back year from a fully fit Odell Beckham Jr and the arrival of Austin Hooper. The data shows how incredibly consistent Landry has been throughout his NFL career, with finishes of WR11 his rookie season in 2015, Wr17 in 2016, WR11 in 2017 and WR22 in 2018 to go along with his 16th overall finish last season. Landry has never finished outside the top 24 WRs, if it were to happen, I believe this will be the year.