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2020 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


How do you rank a player with a questionable off-field reputation with sparse usage over the past two seasons? He finally lands with a new team; ready to play in two weeks.

Antonio Brown (WR60↔) enters the RoS parade. Brown has a performance record of an elite level, but…

Baggage. Quite a load. He went to the Raiders and never played a down. The strangest tale of frostbitten feet, out-dated helmets, and missed practices ensued. The Raiders gave up.

The Patriots gave it a whirl. Brown did take the field there and just as plans to inject Brown deeper into the Belichick system were underway…

Baggage. It only took two weeks. A civil lawsuit arose accusing Brown of sexual assault. Brown is released, but likely faces the Commissioner Exempt List should he sign with another team while the league looks into the case. Out for 2019.

Here we are in 2020. Brown is finally eligible and Tom Brady wants Antonio Brown on the Buccaneers. Having had that brief test-drive back in September 2019, what does Brady see?

In fantasy, you can stash Brown – obvious upside. The proof of whether the magic is still there remains ahead. Just remember, he is a volatile personality and this move could go either way.

I hope you find these rankings useful through the 2020 season. Updated every Tuesday with new commentary on Thursday.

Remember, the RoS table reflects the rankings if you were drafting today.

2020 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings

Need the short-range fantasy forecast? Check out the Weekly Rankings of the F6P staff.

Changes at the top this week in brief…

It is impossible to ignore four straight 300+ games by Deshaun Watson (QB3↑) compared to three straight 100+ games by Lamar Jackson (QB5↓). Jackson’s rushing yardage is barely saving his fantasy value, but once he starts coming up against contain defenses in the coming weeks, his rank could fall sharply.

Christian McCaffrey (RB4↔) is set to return, but during his time away, Mike Davis (RB35↑) was fantasy gold. The problem now is that McCaffrey holding a near 100% ownership of the backfield snap count no longer appears secure. The Panthers are contending and keeping McCaffrey fresh and ready will likely result in a split. Some suggest as much as 70-30. That’s a huge bite.

The two beasts from Ole Miss, DK Metcalf (WR4↑) and A.J. Brown (WR6↑) are bound to end up in the top five at some point. A down game from Metcalf against the Cardinals doesn’t harm him much. Brown has less to separate himself from on the Titans, despite the remarkable post-hype surge by Corey Davis (WR37↑).

Jared Cook (TE5↓) likely holds just a brief stay in the top five. He only gets 3-4 targets a game, but is one of the most reliable TE owns in fantasy for touchdown upside.

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Riser and Faller of the Week

Riser: Justin Herbert, QB8↑, San Diego Chargers

Herbert is a strong candidate for the number one fantasy waiver pickup of 2020. He is making Keenan Allen (WR9↑) owners insanely happy. However, the upside to the other receivers and tight ends are slow in catching up. Eventually though, Mike Williams (WR51↑) and Jalen Guyton (WR59↑) may get a better designation than just sleeper conscripts. Herbert himself currently seems like a solid weekly starter, but we shall see how the second half of the season unfolds.

Faller: D.J. Chark, WR45↓, Jacksonville Jaguars

With rumors of Mike Glennon (NR) set to replace Gardner Minshew (QB13↓) following the bye week, Chark and the rest of the Jaguar receivers look on even shakier ground. They can’t rely on James Robinson (RB9↔) to do everything. The Jags are caught between a rock and a hard place of what to do. Marrone’s short leash on Minshew worries fantasy owners of Chark and co., because all they want is for Minshew to play better. Pulling the plug and getting the old TV from the basement isn’t going to change what’s on the channel.

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About Richard Savill

Richard is an NFL Fantasy Football Writer and Editor of Fantasy Six Pack. Host of The Fantasy Edge Podcast. FantasyPros Contributor. Member of the FSWA. Richard is known for his "outside the box" insight into NFL fantasy football. Winner of the 16-Team 2015 FSWA challenge.

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