Who makes the cut in dynastyboyd’s latest dynasty rankings and first with Expert Consensus Rankings
Welcome to part 5: 81-100. I will be releasing a different part weekly, over the next few weeks. Part 1 can be found here , part 2 here , part 3 here and part 4 here. 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 81-100
81. David Johnson – Height 6’1″ Weight 225 lbs
The former fantasy stud looked downright lethargic at times last season but was on track for a top 12 finish before injury. Johnson is now with Bill O’Brien and the Texans, he will be given a heavy workload. He will catch enough passes due to his skill set to provide him with a steady floor in PPR leagues. There is upside to be had here with his usage but just remember how lethargic he was at times when he last played and he is coming back from an injury.
82. Diontae Johnson – 5’10” 183 lbs
Johnson is receiving a lot of hype on twitter as a major breakout candidate. Ben Roethlisberger is back, and the Steelers offence will be much improved in 2019. The former Toledo Rockets man showed flashes at times last season, finishing with 59 receptions, 680 yards and 5 touchdowns. If Big Ben can stay healthy, look for some big weeks from Johnson along with Juju Smith-Schuster and a WR3 finish is very realistic.
83. Will Fuller – Height 6’0″ Weight 184 lbs
Will Fuller is the ideal best ball player: boom or bust, but between his yo-yo scores and injuries he has driven his dynasty owners mad. A much publicized and one-sided trade of DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals opens an enormous opportunity for Fuller. Worst case – it raises his floor. Best case – he beats out Brandin Cooks as Deshaun Watson’s favourite target and feasts in 2020. Someone must catch the ball consistently in Texas after all and whoever does will soar in dynasty rankings.
84. Josh Allen – Height 6’5″ Weight 237 lbs
For the purpose of clarification, I do not think Josh Allen is a good NFL QB. However, I do think he is a top 10 fantasy QB due to his scrambling ability. The addition of Stefon Diggs should give his passing numbers a slight bump, however, his inaccuracy will remain. You will not be drafting Allen for his arm but for his legs, in 2019 he had 510 rushing yards and a whopping 9 rushing TDs helping him finish as the QB6. My worry for Allen is long-term. When will the Bills realize that he is not very good a playing quarterback.
85. Henry Ruggs III – Height 6’0″ Weight 190 lbs
I am lower on Ruggs than his ADP in rookie drafts, but my ranking is like his ECR here. I am of the belief that Ruggs will be a better NFL player than his fantasy scores will reflect. He will beat coverage, but he will not end up with the ball, no fault of his own. I stand by the record that Jerry Jeudy would have been a better selection for the Las Vegas Raiders (it felt weird writing that instead of Oakland). Ruggs will not be a consistent target hog especially in his rookie year, between Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Tyrell Williams there is just too much competition. QB Derek Carr and his risk adverse approach also hurts his ceiling. Ruggs will have his big weeks, the targets and consistency just will not be there to rely upon him this season.
86. Raheem Mostert – Height 5’10” Weight 197 lbs
The trade demands were met with an adjusted contract and this was good news for Mostert, the 49ers, and his dynasty owners. He had a breakout season and shined in the playoffs and his owners will be thankful he stays in the system despite the competition. Good news is that Matt Breida was traded to the Miami Dolphins but that is offset by the return of a fit again Jerrick McKinnon. Mostert will not be the guy every week, but if last season was any indication, he will be the guy most weeks and finish as a low end RB2.
87. Joe Burrow – Height 6’4″ Weight 221 lbs
My pre-draft thought on Burrow and some of the other rookies can be found here. I am going to repeat myself – has nothing has changed. After putting up the greatest ever season for any college player ever, Burrow is entering a great situation at the Bengals to put up fantastic numbers as a rookie. The Bengals organisation is on the up and Burrow has some weapons at his disposal. A.J. Green is a stud, Tyler Boyd is talented, John Ross has speed to burn and they even drafted Tee Higgins in the 2nd round. Add in Joe Mixon who led the league in evaded tackles last season and former first round pick Jonah Williams returning from injury and you have yourself a great chance of Burrow breaking records in his rookie season in Zac Taylor’s offence.
88. T.Y. Hilton – Height 5’10” Weight 183 lbs
Hilton was the WR5, in 2016… That was with Andrew Luck under centre. While Hilton wont finish that high, he should significantly improve on last season’s numbers. Phillip Rivers is a massive upgrade for his owners over Jacoby Brissett. Despite the addition of Michael Pittman Jr, Hilton should lead the Colts in targets, and it is very realistic that Hilton can push high end WR2 numbers if he stays healthy. Given his current ADP, Hilton has upside for the 2020 season, he is also in a contract year.
89. Michael Pittman Jr – Height 6’4″ Weight 224 lbs
Ironically look who is ranked just below his teammate T.Y.Hilton. The former USC star landed in a very fantasy-happy landing spot. Beyond an aging T.Y Hilton there is no established WR’s, Pittman will be competing with the likes of Paris Campbell, Zach Pascal and tight end Jack Doyle for targets. Additionally, Phillip Rivers is not afraid to sling the ball and trust his receivers to make plays. There is a reason Pittman Jr is being drafted in the late first-round round of many rookie drafts, the man showed serious talent at USC and has the landing spot to make an immediate impact in Frank Reich’s offence and in fantasyland.
90. Darius Slayton – Height 6’1″ Weight 190 lbs
Slayton went undrafted in many rookie drafts last season. If we could do a redo, he would go in the first round in all of them. Between catching his first pass in week 3 and scoring his last TD for the season in week 15 against the Dolphins, Slayton was the WR22 in that time period. This was better than the likes of Michael Gallup, Robert Woods and Calvin Ridley. Competition for targets is immense in New York between Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Evan Engram, but 2019 proved why not Darius Slayton?
91. T.J. Hockenson – Height 6’5″ Weight 247 lbs
The former Iowa star was selected 8th overall in the 2019 NFL draft, though he largely disappointed his rookie season. In 12 games he finished with 32 receptions, 367 yards and 2 touchdowns. On Hockenson’s side is rookie TE’s rarely produce. His dynasty owners will be hoping for a Mark Andrewsesque sophomore improvement. A fit again Matthew Stafford will improve Hockenson’s output, the question remains though how big will his improvement be?
92. Daniel Jones – Height 6’5″ Weight 221 lbs
Jones is many peoples’s tip for a breakout fantasy season. He flashed at times last season, only one QB had more 30-point games than Jones, that was the MVP and the highest scoring QB in fantasy, Lamar Jackson. The loss of Nate Solder will not help but Jones has underrated scrambling ability. Fumbles hurt Jones a lot last season, 18 in 12 games. The upside is there but he needs to be more consistent and hold onto the damn ball.
93. Dallas Goedert – Height 6’5″ Weight 256 lbs
If any of you follow me on twitter you would have seen that I recently ranked Goedert as my TE9 in redraft. In hindsight, this may have been a tad overzealous but in 2019 Goedert finished as you guessed it, TE9. He no doubt benefited from the huge injury toll that Philadelphia Eagles suffered to their wide receivers last season. He has standalone value as he proved last year, but should anything happen to Zach Ertz, he will enter top 5 TE territory. Adding to the appeal of Goedert is Ertz having a potential out in his contract after this season. If Ertz were to leave, Goedert’s value would more than double.
94. Ronald Jones II – Height 5’11” Weight 208 lbs
After an extremely disappointing rookie season where he averaged a paltry 1.9 YPC, Rojo bounced back and finished a very respectable RB25 finishing with 4.2 YPC. Ke’Shawn Vaughn was drafted in the 3rd round and is a threat but Rojo is the starter.
Blocking remains an issue and this could limit his third downs, but he remains the Bucs RB to own. LeSean McCoy should be nothing more than insurance and experience for the Buccaneers.
95. Mark Ingram – Height 5’9″ – Weight 215 lbs
My friend @MCA671 has bumped Ingram’s ranking comparatively but the man showed lat season he has a lot left in the tank. Ingram finished as the RB8 last season, posting 1,018 rushing yards, 26 receptions, 247 receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns. Where I ranked Ingram is not as much to do with him, more so my belief in J.K. Dobbins who at some point in the season I believe will overtake Ingram as the guy in Baltimore. Ingram will not finish as the RB8 again in 2020, He will begin the season with the most carries but at some point, expect the timeshare to be well and truly implemented at a minimum.
96. A.J. Green – Height 6’4″ Weight 210 lbs
Green, despite his stud status and being the Bengals main target, has never had a 100-reception season. The former Georgia Bulldog has however put up six 1,000 yard seasons. Impressively, he averages 7.8 touchdowns a season, this would also be much higher if he had not been so injury prone. He will be playing with the best quarterback he has ever had, Joe Burrow. Do not avoid Green in redraft leagues this year due to his recent injury troubles. Green puts up numbers when he is fit. If the price is right, target him in dynasty if you are competing and one piece from winning.
97. Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Height 5’10” Weight 214 lbs
The third-round pick out of Vanderbilt landed in an interesting position for fantasy. Ronald Jones has not exactly lit the world on fire and although Vaughn will not start as the lead RB, he will get his opportunities. It is up to him to produce. The Buccaneers recently picked up LeSean McCoy but this should be merely an insurance policy along with an experienced hand. He is currently on the covid-19 list and this is worth monitoring.
98. Preston Williams – Height 6’5″ Weight 218 lbs
The undrafted free agent out of Colarado showed flashes in 2019 before an acl injury cruelly ended his rookie campaign. In 8 games he managed 428 yards on 32 receptions and 3 touchdowns. DeVante Parker climbed dynasty rankings in 2019 and is largely considered the alpha of this offence, but it would surprise few if Preston Williams emerges as Tua Tagovailoa’s favourite target. Look to acquire Williams in your dynasty leagues given the right price, he offers a tonne of upside and it should not break the bank.
99. Tee Higgins – Height 6’4″ Weight 215 lbs
Higgins was a star on a team full of stars at Clemson. It is why he was drafted so highly by the Bengals, pick 34. A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and John Ross limit his immediate appeal, but Green is franchised tagged and his future in Cinncinati looks murky at best. If Higgins and Burrow can form a connection, he could be a top fantasy star for years to come and will soar up dynasty rankings. It is this upside as to why he is being drafted late in the first round of rookie drafts, it just will not be in 2020.
100. Denzel Mims – Height 6’3″ Weight 207 lbs
Mims landed in a great situation for immediate production. The Jets have a talented albeit inconsistent young QB in Sam Darnold as well as no established WR1 in New York. Breshad Perriman has never been consistent in the NFL and is contracted only for the 2020 season and Jamison Crowder has never surpassed 850 yards in a season. The targets will be there in year one and Mims is my tip to be Darnold’s favoured red zone target straight off the bat.
Thank you for reading my dynasty rankings, I hope you enjoyed it and found it insightful. Part 5 of the Dynasty Expert Consensus Rankings series, ranks 101-125 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.