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2020 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


Christmas and the fantasy finals. No matter what happens – you can’t lose! If you secure a league championship, that makes Christmas better. If you come as runner-up, Christmas is still there to cheer you at the airport for a great job.

Nevertheless, we must not settle for second place. We need to attack and win.

How to attack? You go out and make moves to cover questionable players. Trust your judgement.

Believe it or not, having the will to win, even in fate-filled fantasy football, increases your chances of success. Metaphysics is a real thing – don’t dismiss it.

It is not some mysterious power you can access, but thinking positive and having courage works. It is weird level of our existence where reality meets the tangled web of uncertainty.

Take this case for instance. Look at AJ Terrel’s interception in Week 6. That crazy interception gave someone who started the Falcons DST two full fantasy points that week. There was a moment in that play where it was either an interception or incomplete.

We see plays like this all the time. Sometimes the crazy catch is made for us to marvel or sometimes the means of just getting the handle eludes the receiver. These plays have huge implications in fantasy. We always remember the last play which takes us over the top for a win or defeats us.

It would be nice to harmonize somehow with all these things. Some blindly play the nuts and bolts and with metaphysics they laugh. But winning is about balance between the seen and unseen in this world. Remember that as you enter your final. Give the stat sheet its fair evaluation in lineup decisions, but also give the intangible equal weight.

Find that sweet spot and you will win more than you lose.

Best wishes for the season and your Week 16 final. See you next week with my last column.

I hope you find these rankings useful through the 2020 season. Updated every Tuesday by 5pm ET 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…

Josh Allen (QB2↔) probably helped you into fantasy championship week. He had a short stretch of under 20 FPs in the middle of the season, but other than that blip, if you can even call it that, Allen was strong as an every week set and forget quarterback in 2020.

Once again this week, no notable changes at running back or wide receiver near the top.

T.J Hockenson (TE8↔) drifts out of the top five of TEs mostly because of Matthew Stafford (32↑) uncertainties. Stafford expects to get the go ahead to play on Week 16, but as we saw with Drew Brees (QB17↓), rib issues can hinder fantasy production across the board.

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Riser and Faller of the Week

Riser: J.K. Dobbins (RB12↑), Baltimore Ravens

It should be clear by now that Mark Ingram (RB74↓) has seen his day at the top of the RBBC in Baltimore. Dobbins competes for touches primarly with trusty ol’ Gus Edwards (RB33↔) nowadays. Dobbins is however the mover and shaker of this heavy rush offense and took over the job in steady progressive steps. Thus, Dobbins has enormous fantasy interest coming for 2021 and his ADP might reflect that with some hyperinflation. We’ll concern ourselves with that if and when the time comes, but for now, he’s your solid RB2 with RB1 upside going into Week 16.

Faller: Ben Roethlisberger, QB28↓, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben’s late season collapse is hurting the team’s playoff initiative entering the final weeks. There, I said it. Worse than that, his first half versus the Bengals on Monday night killed the owners of the treasured receivers on the team. Only Dionte Johnson (WR17↓) escaped that night, and has barely enough trust based on volume to plug into your fantasy finals at this point. His recent issues are another story. I should mention that Cam Newton (QB29↓) is the only quarterback worse than Ben of the yearly traditional fantasy QBs. The difference is that Ben is with a contender and he has two tough matchups against the Colts and Browns to finish the season. In 2QB leagues or superflex, Ben is droppable for someone else.

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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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