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2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings

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This is an early edition 2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings. This is based purely on the talent that can translate the easiest into Fantasy success. After the draft, this list will most likely change drastically, so look for an update shortly after the NFL Draft.

The top 35 offensive players (QB/RB/WR/TE) have been ranked in this article. There will be future articles that are more positional rankings driven, but for the purpose of this article, we ranked the rookies in one overall list.

The positional breakdown for the top 35 is as follows:

  • 4 QB
  • 11 RB
  • 18 WR
  • 2 TE

The running back position is very top-heavy, having five in the top eleven. Wide Receivers, on the other hand, is very deep this year, making up more than half of the list.

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2020 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings

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Quarterbacks

Tua Tagovailoa

With the way the modern-day NFL QB plays, if Tua was healthy, you could make a case for him to be in the top 5 of this list. You may have to wait a year to see him play but he could be a draft-day steal in fantasy leagues.

Jordan Love

Love is the Josh Allen of this year. Unreal arm strength and athletic ability but what he will actually become in the NFL is a relative unknown. He is the most likely to sit year one out of all the quarterbacks in this list.

Running Backs

D’Andre Swift

Regardless of where he lands on draft day, it will be tough to knock the do it all back off of the top spot. Swift can start on day one and instantly make an offense more explosive.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

He really came on strong this season, both being a work-horse back and a key part of the passing game for LSU. Think Austin Ekeler but better in between the tackles.

Zack Moss

Moss became Utah’s all-time rushing this season with a punishing style of running. He is a beast to tackle and has the speed to accelerate after the first miss. He could be the first running back off the board after the big three with a good combine.

Cam Akers

I will admit, I had a hard time ranking him. Akers has flashed so much promise during his time at FSU but so much inconsistency at the same time. I think where he gets draft will play a huge role in his value for fantasy owners.

Wide Receivers

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Jerry Jeudy

Jeudy opened the season as the top WR,  and he did nothing this year to lose that title. He a prolific route runner with outstanding hand and should be a day one contributor no matter who drafts him.

Laviska Shenault Jr.

What is there not to like about Shenault? A big play physical receiver with the potential to run a 4.5 40, Shenault will not last long on draft day. He can line up all over the field and is the type of player that offense will want to get the ball in his hands.

Brandon Aiyuk

A relatively unknown to start the season, Aiyuk has shot up the charts with a stellar senior season at ASU (65 rec, 1,192 yds, 8 TDs). Known most for his speed and acceleration, Aiyuk has really improved on his route tree throughout the season, and he is one to keep an eye on at the combine.

Brycen Hopkins

A prototypical big athletic tight end, Hopkins excels up the seam and is very good at creating mismatches anywhere on the field. His blocking is something that needs some work, but he has the skill set to succeed at the next level.

Tight Ends

Harrison Bryant

Bryant is the most put-together tight end in the draft.  He is a good blocker with exceptional hands and has a knack for getting open. You can line him up in the slot, out wide or anywhere on the field. He will be a weapon from day one.


Keep an eye out for more rookie and draft content as we will cover the NFL combine in full. Vol. 2 of the rookie rankings should drop right after the NFL draft.

About Jon Witt

Buffalo Boy born and raised. He loves his Buffalo sports unconditionally, despite them driving him nuts more often than not. Bleeds Dodgers Blue during the summer and wishes he had an NBA team. Plays all sorts of fantasy sports, has been for a very long time. Hit him up @JPW2542 with any comments or questions.

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