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The draft has come and gone, which means that the football offseason is all but concluded. While things will be a little different this year in terms of the training camps and the preseason preparation, one thing will never change – once the NFL Draft is concluded, it’s fantasy football season.

I have decided that it’s as good a time as any to start our 2020 Fantasy Football coverage now, and we are going to kick it off with my initial rankings for each position.

This list is one that is fluid and rankings always fluctuate based on news and updates around the league, but there is no better way to start the fantasy football discussion than putting each position on paper and seeing who comes out on top.

For those who aren’t as familiar with fantasy football, I will be ranking these guys to 12 at each position, because that is the most common number of players in a league, and therefore to be considered one of the top players at each position, you have to be in the top 12. I would refer to a top 12 running back as an ‘RB1’, for example.

This article will consist simply of the list of the players in the order of my rankings; however, we will look in more detail in the future at each position and break things down with analysis on each of the top players.

Note – this list is based on Half PPR scoring and 4pt passing TD’s, the most common scoring system, and the finish from 2019 is noted based on the full season, not their points per game played.

I will put an asterisk next to the 2019 finish of a player if they missed three or more games, as this made a big impact on their finish.


  1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (2019 Finish, QB8)
  2. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (2019, QB1)
  3. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (2019, QB2)
  4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (2019, QB7)
  5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (2019, QB4)
  6. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (2019, QB6)
  7. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (2019, QB5)
  8. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (2019, QB22*)
  9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (2019, QB11)
  10. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (2019, QB10)
  11. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019, QB12)
  12. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (2019, QB9)

Running Back

  1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (2019 Finish, RB1)
  2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (2019, RB10*)
  3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (2019, RB4)
  4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (2019, RB12)
  5. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (2019, RB5)
  6. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (2019, RB3)
  7. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (2019, RB6)
  8. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (2019, RB13)
  9. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (2019, RB18*)
  10. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (2019, RB2)
  11. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (2019, RB7)
  12. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (2019, RB16)

Wide Receiver

  1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (2019 Finish, WR1
  2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (2019, WR24*)
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals (2019, WR5)
  4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (2019, WR3)
  5. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (2019, WR30*)
  6. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019, WR2)
  7. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (2019, WR6)
  8. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (2019, WR11)
  9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019, WR12*)
  10. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (2019, WR9)
  11. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (2019, WR4)
  12. D.J Moore, Carolina Panthers (2019, WR18)

Tight End

  1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (2019 Finish, TE1)
  2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (2019, TE2)
  3. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (2019, TE4)
  4. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (2019, TE5)
  5. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders (2019, TE3)
  6. Evan Engram, New York Giants (2019, TE18*)
  7. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers (2019, TE9*)
  8. Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns (2019, TE6*)
  9. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (2019, TE8)
  10. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints (2019, TE7)
  11. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (2019, TE11)
  12. Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019, n/a)

Here at Gridiron Hub, we have our very own dedicated Fantasy Football podcast called “The Daft Kings Podcast” Below is the final episode of the season, give it a listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts to be updated when another episode comes out in the next couple of months for the start of the 2020 season!

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