2020 NFL Dynasty Expert Consensus Rankings

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Who makes the cut in dynastyboyd’s latest dynasty rankings and first with Expert Consensus Rankings


Dynasty Football Digests 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.

@FF_Youth, @DynastyFFAddict@FFReapers and I have combined to give our current Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). These rankings are for 1 QB, 0.5 PPR dynasty leagues.

Welcome to part 1 – the top 20. I Will be releasing a different part weekly, over the next few weeks.

Within these rankings, we all heavily factor in age and position scarcity.

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.


The Top 20


1. Christian McCaffrey – Height 5’11” Weight 205 lbs

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And still the unanimous 1.01 in dynasty. The man they call CMC is a running back and wide receiver in one. McCaffrey would have finished as the WR20 if you took out all his rushing stats last season, that is ahead of the likes of Tyler Boyd, Odell Beckham Jr and Stefon Diggs.

The scary thing is with a new offence and an improved QB, CMC could improve on last season’s numbers. For the record those numbers were 1,387 rushing yards, 19 total touchdowns, 116 receptions, 1,005 receiving yards. Like I said, the 1.01.

2. Saquon Barkley – Height 5’11” Weight 233 lbs

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Saquon is the only man whose name could be debated alongside CMC for the title of 1.01. Saquon is the unanimous #2 in our dynasty rankings. Saquon burst onto the scene as a rookie with 1,307 rushing yards, 15 total touchdowns, 91 receptions and 721 receiving yard.

A nagging ankle injury hindered parts of his sophomore season. Despite what was perceived as a poor sophomore season, Saquon still averaged 4.6 YPC and was the focal point, once again, of the Giant’s offence. I fully expect Saquon to mimic his rookie numbers this season if he stays fit. An improved offensive line and Daniel Jones should help Saquon’s cause.

3. Ezekiel Elliot – Height 6’0” Weight 228 lbs

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If you look up the word consistency, you will find this man’s name in the definition.

Still just 24 years of age, Elliot has finished no worse than RB7 in PPG over his four-season career. A career average of 4.6 YPC and 10 touchdowns a season will do that.

Some questions remain on how much Mike McCarthy will utilise the man they call Zeke

4. Michael Thomas – Height 6’3” Weight 212 lbs

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I have finally caved; Michael Thomas is the WR1 in dynasty. The targets and receptions are just too high. Despite the strong chance that this is Drew Brees‘ last season, Thomas has proven to be QB proof. Thomas was still dominant last year with Teddy Bridgewater under centre. If drafted 3rd off the board in dynasty I would have no arguments. Thomas is my 1.05, due to a combination of the truly elite RB talent above him and the depth of WR position.

5. Alvin Kamara – Height 5’10” Weight 215 lbs

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I believe 2019 was the outlier, Kamara played injured and at “75 percent”. His touchdown totals dropped from 19 in 2018 to 5 in 2019. Kamara is supremely athletic and likely the best balance of all backs in the National Football League. If completely healthy I fully expect Kamara to return to his previous efficient level of production. Will have contract questions hanging over his head this season.

6. Tyreek Hill – Height 5’10” Weight 185 lbs

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Likely the fastest player in the NFL. Hill has the highest ceiling of any WR in the NFL, because of two things; his speed and the best player in the league throwing him the ball, Patrick Mahomes. If they are a pair, draft Hill with confidence.

He appears to have shaken off all off-field question marks and is one of the few athletes to be a threat on any given play to take it to the house.

7. Davante Adams Height 6’1” Weight 215 lbs

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10 7.75

Packers failed to add any wide receivers in the draft so it appears we will get at least another year of a massive target share from Adams. The only knock on Adams is he has not played a full 16 game season since 2016.

On the field he is of the most consistent and reliable WRs in the NFL, his last 4 fantasy finishes in PPG have been WR10, WR6, WR1 and WR6. Draft Adams with confidence in the back end of your first-round start-ups.

8. Dalvin Cook – Height 5’10” Weight: 210 lbs

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The centrepiece of the Minnesota offence. Injuries have affected Cooks career but in 2019, despite not playing a full 16 games, showed what he is capable of when fit: elite production. 1,135, 13 rushing touchdowns, 53 receptions and 519 receiving yards in 13 games is elite.

Cook is currently holding out at time of writing and this will be the biggest story line for the Vikings moving forward such is his importance to the team. A situation to monitor closely. Cook’s injury history combined with this holdout is why I am lower on him than my peers.

9. Joe Mixon – Height 6’1” Weight 220 lbs

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Mixon lead all players in evaded tackles last season with 103, McCaffrey was 2nd with 96. The Bengals will be much improved, Jonah Williams will be fit, and the arrival of Joe Burrow should stop stacked boxes. Whispers of a hold out and Mixon’s contract situation could be an emerging story line soon. On the field, Mixon should have plenty of scoring opportunities with this much improved side.

10. DeAndre Hopkins – Height 6’1” Weight 212 lbs

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DeAndre Hopkins has put up Herculean numbers for his fantasy owners for years now. Hopkins last 3 fantasy finishes are as followed, 1st in 2017, 4th in 2018 and 9th in 2019. However, can he still put up this elite consistency in a new offence with a new quarterback? Hopkins was so often Deshaun Watson’s go to go, we simply don’t know if it will be the same with Kyler, it is for this reason that Hopkins has fallen a few places in many peoples dynasty rankings.

Do I still think Hopkins will be a WR1 next season, yes absolutely, am I also a little bit worried about the unknown, also yes.

11. Chris Godwin – Height 6’1” Weight 209 lbs

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Godwin is the example of third year breakouts for wide receivers. Last season he thrived in Bruce Arians‘ system. He was targeted early and often by Winston, to the tune of 86 receptions, 1,333 yards and 9 touchdowns. 2020 brings about a change in QBs, in the greatest of all time, Tom Brady. Historically Brady loves his slot receivers which is great news for Godwin, however he will be more risk adverse than Winston was last season. Evans and Gronk will also command their share of targets. Just 24 years of age, Godwin is a fantasy stud, and should be for many years to come

12. Nick Chubb – Height 5’11” Weight 227 lbs

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Things going for Chubb; he had the most rushes of 20+ yards of any RB in 2019. Chubb has shaken of all the injury concerns he had coming out of college. The arrival of Kevin Stefanski should help Chubb’s usage.

Things going against Chubb; there is only one but its big, Kareem Hunt. Nick Chubb’s fantasy scores suffered with the arrival of Kareem Hunt. Chubb was the RB6 weeks 1-9, after Hunt arrival from week 10 onward, his targets halved, and he was the RB15. As a direct result I am lower on Chubb than the consensus.

13. D.J. Moore – Height 5’11” Weight 215 lbs

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While playing second fiddle to CMC, Moore has remained relevant. At just 23 Moore has a bright future, in 2019 he finished WR13 with Kyle Allen as his QB for most of the season. Teddy Bridgewater is now under centre, while not a world beater, he is an upgrade on Allen. Robby Anderson’s arrival and the full impact it has on Moore is still unknown. Regardless Moore should still see 120+ targets this season and many more to come.

14. Mike Evans – Height 6’5” Weight 231 lbs

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Evans has had an incredibly consistent start to his career, finishing inside the top 10 scoring WR’s in 4 of his first 6 seasons. However, gone is the careless Winston tossing it up to Evans, replaced by the risk averse Tom Brady. I am expecting regression from Evans this season and this is shown by my ranking of him compared to my peers. Due to a combination of Brady, Godwin and Gronk, I no longer see Evans as the alpha and in the elite of fantasy WR’s.

15. Miles Sanders – Height 5’11” Weight 211 lbs

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Historically, head coach Doug Pederson tends to use a RBBC, however he has never had a back as talented as Sanders with a 3 down skill set at his disposal. Boston Scott is still floating around and will get some targets, but after that there is little to no competition. Sanders is getting a ton of hype on twitter lately following Howard’s departure. While I feel like he will fall short of this massive hype, I also do not think he will disappoint either.

At just 23 years of age I feel he will be a top 10 RB this season and is a name I want on all my dynasty rosters.

16. Josh Jacobs – Height 5’10” Weight 220 lbs

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Mike Mayock has said that he expects Jacobs to be more involved in the passing game which should be music to the ears of his owners. Jacobs will again see a ton of volume running the ball. 2019 he was a true workhouse running the seed, with excellent results, 242 carries for 1,150 yards at 4.7 YPC. If Mayocks’ words prove correct, Jacobs will truly justify his high ranking, and will be even higher this time next season.

17. George Kittle – Height 6’4” Weight 250 lbs

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Kittle tied with Kelce in 2019 as the TE1 in PPG with 12.9. Kittle is 26, Kelce 30, Kittle is the clear TE1 in dynast. By contrast Dallas Goedert finished as the TE10 and averaged 7.7 PPG. Kittle with his 5+ PPG advantage over the 10th best TE is a positional advantage for your dynasty side every week therefore I am higher on him than his ADP. Kittle is currently working through a contract extension with the 49ers which will make him the highest paid TE in the game and tie him with Kyle Shanahan for many more years to come.

18. Juju Smith-Schuster – Height 6’1” Weight 215 lbs

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Juju is remarkably still just 23 years of age and will be for another 6 months. Juju had likely the worst QB play of any team last season with Devlin Hodges and Mason Rudolph under centre, he fizzled, proving he is not QB proof.

A fit Big Ben returns this season and Juju is moving back to the slot. Best case scenario a repeat of his sophomore year, 111 receptions, 1,426 yards could be in the cards. A make or beak year I feel for Juju to justify his lofty standing in dynasty.

19. – Patrick Mahomes – Height 6’3″ Weight 230 lbs

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I have Patrick Mahomes higher than my peers and his ADP. why do you ask? Because he is the best football player on this planet. In 2018, Mahomes last full season he finished a whopping 72 points ahead of the next best QB, Ben Roethlisberger. Mahomes is a positional advantage for the next 10 years minimum. I would have no hesitation drafting Mahomes in the 2nd round of 1 QB dynasty start-ups. He is a set and forget for a long, long time.

20. Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Height 5’7” Weight 209 lbs

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19.50

When I think of CEH and his ceiling, my mouth drools. He is not only my 1.01 of the 2020 draft class but I would not hesitate to take him in the 2nd round of start-ups due to the ceiling. Damien Williams was exceptionally good at the Super Bowl, however CEH is the more agile and talented back on this team and will quickly overtake him. CEH’s elusiveness paired with Mahomes, the best offence in the NFL and Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy liking CEH’s ‘special traits’, I’m sold.


Thank you for reading guys, I hope you enjoyed it and found it insightful. Part 2 of the Expert Consensus Rankings series, ranks 21-40 will be released next week. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @dynastyboyd and on Instagram @boydkillingworth. You can also find my other articles here.