2020 Fantasy Football Top-10 Most Interesting Dynasty Players

by Kyle Williams
2020 Fantasy Football Top-10 Most Interesting Dynasty Players

Dynasty Fantasy Football is all about the future outlook of a player. It's balancing between win now and win later. In this article, I will breakdown the 2020 top-10 most interesting dynasty players.

Players drafted this year, last year, even five years ago have tremendous fantasy value in dynasty.

Discovering the difference between having value, for now, value for later, and value for both is key.

2020 Fantasy Football Top-10 Most Interesting Dynasty Players

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Not only was he one of the top backs in all of college football last year but he got drafted by the best team in football in 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs. What's sexier then having Patrick Mahomes as your quarterback? Not much.

The Chiefs offensive weapons alone make Edwards-Helaire value that much more. A star-studded tight end, a few sub 4.3 40 yard dash wide receivers, paired with Mahomes should open the offense up not only in the passing game for Helaire but in the run game.

Edwards-Helaire's exciting run style and pass-catching skills assisted him in racking up 1414 yards on the ground and 453 yards in the air on an impressive 2019 National Championship win.

Such an elusive player and pass-catcher like Helaire should provide instant impact from day one, last year in college he accounts for 85 missed tackles in his 2019 college season. With Helaire's high-end talent, high upside, and the immediate opportunity there's no reason why Helaire won't be a top 10 running back this year and for 10 years to come.

Jonathon Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Viewed as the most pro-ready runner coming out of the draft by most professional scouts and analysts. Taylor was drafted into one of the most interesting, exciting, and high upside spots.

With a new quarterback, wide receivers, and running back the Colts have an impressive new and improved offense for Jonathon Taylor to step in and take the reigns of. The biggest addition being quarterback Phillip Rivers and a finally healthy T.Y Hilton. With these players returning and being added to the offense to pair along with rookie Jonathon Taylor they could be in for some big things for this year and years to come.

Taylor had one of the most historic seasons in all of college football history. He had 6,174 yards on 926 carries in his career to pair along with 50 touchdowns. Taylor's only problem was handling the ball, he dropped 9 balls on 68 targets in 2019. He also had 18 fumbles in 2019. His lack of ball security could hinder him in the passing game.

The only thing stopping Taylor from fantasy greatness in year one is competition. Players like Marlon Mack and Nyhiem Hines will challenge Taylor for carries in 2020. With Mack being a 3 down back and Hines being more of a 3rd down back.

The upside of Taylor is more of a long term outlook. Look for him to produce in 2021 and beyond.

Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

Arguably the most exciting player in not only fantasy but the NFL is Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. After having a historic season like none other the Bengals selected Burrow first overall in the 2020 draft. Hearing that phrase "first overall" is exciting enough alone.

Burrow racked up several awards in his final college season before getting drafted including the following:

  • AP National Player of the Year
  • 2019 Manning Award
  • The Johnny Unitas Award
  • The Heisman Trophy
  • The Davey O'Brien Award
  • The Maxwell Award
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year
  • First Team All-SEC

Burrow comes into a stagnant Bengals offense that ranked 30th in points per game with 17.4. They also only averaged an underwhelming 228.2 passing yards per game, good for 18th best. With Burrow coming into an offense that's in need of playmaking ability he should fit right in. He did throw for 60 touchdowns last season in college good for the most all-time in college football history.

The Bengals didn't go without adding weapons for Burrow as well. They drafted Tee Higgens star wideout from Clemson, and get to bring back 2 healthy receivers in A.J. Green and John Ross. With such great weapons like Green, Higgens, Boyd, and Mixon the Bengals and Burrow have no reason why they can't be an upper half offense this season.

Burrow doesn't just possess a high floor and ceiling for this year but for years to come. He is arguably one of the most sought after quarterbacks to own in dynasty for the next decade, only behind guys like Mahomes, Jackson, and Murray.

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

A burner, a speed demon, a threat, a problem. Call him what you want but Ruggs can flat out fly and will be a PROBLEM for NFL defensive backs. His blazing 4.25 speed in the 40-yard dash proves he can flat out fly. That's faster than players like Tyreek Hill who are perennial pro-bowl caliber players.

Ruggs ability to flash speed matched his sure hands is a problem. In Ruggs' college career he's dropped only four passes, in three seasons. Insane. In 2019 he had only one drop, those drop numbers have it so every ball thrown to him is only dropped 2.4% of the time. That's better than most NFL wide receivers.

With Ruggs stepping into an ideal situation like the Raiders to match with his otherworldly talent he should produce right away. With him being the clear cut best wide receiver from day 1 on the team, he should account for the most targets on the team.

Last year these are the numbers the top wideout in the Raiders offense produced:

  • 14 Games Played
  • 12 Starts
  • 64 Targets
  • 42 Receptions
  • 651 Yards
  • 15.5 Yards Per Catch
  • 6 Touchdowns

Those numbers were good for 143.1 fantasy points which would rank him as WR46 in PPR.

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

As much as we drool over the Mahomes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire pairing, we should be doing the same with Dobbins and Lamar Jackson.

Jackson's skill set matched with Dobbins insane upside and potential is the perfect pairing. Especially in an offense that is so run dominant. Last year the Ravens ran the ball to the tune of 37.2 runs per game good for 1st in the entire league. That came to benefit Mark Ingram the Ravens lead back in 2019. The Ravens ran the ball on 56% of there offensive snaps which led the league by a wide margin.

Dobbins college career was impressive, he averaged an impressive 6.2 yards per rush and 9.1 per catch across 725 carries and 71 receptions at Ohio State in 2019. As a freshman, Dobbins was the Day 1 starter for the Buckeyes, he put up 194 carries for 1,403 yards (7.2 average) and seven touchdowns through 14 games, breaking Clarett's single-season rookie record of 1,237 yards set in 2002.

With a fresh young talented rookie like Dobbins, I can see him coming in immediately and taking half the reps and pushing him out as the starter by midseason.

David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears

Labelled as 2019's biggest fantasy football RB bust by some, Montgomery had a decent season. His 2019 stats are as followed:

  • 242 Carries
  • 889 Yards
  • 6 Touchdowns
  • 25 Receptions
  • 185 Yards
  • 1 Touchdown

Not bad stats for a rookie, but surely can be a lot better. I think with new additions to the offense, mainly new star quarterback Nick Foles I can see Montgomery finally taking off. With Foles taking over a stagnant Bears offense which ranked 29th in points for with 17.5 a game, he can turn the fortunes of all the weapons in the offense.

Not to mention with the firing of the Bears offensive coordinator and bringing in a great addition in Bill Lazor. Lazor is a former coach of Foles and actually helped him have his best season passing for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns, two interceptions and a league-leading 119.2 passer rating in 2013. He also coached Andy Dalton into a pro bowler having his best season in 2016 throwing for the second-most yards in a season in franchise history.

With new additions like the offensive coordinator and quarterback, this should open up the run game and help the Bears become a lot more unpredictable on offense leading to more holes and big runs for Montgomery.

Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Drafted to the Minnesota Vikings to fill the void left behind by Stefon Diggs who was exiled to Buffalo. Jefferson was drafted to have an immediate impact after having a great season winning a national title with LSU.

Here's a quote from Adam Rank an NFL analyst on Justin Jefferson

“I really like Jefferson and feel he landed in the best possible position of all of the rookie receivers, at least in terms of ability to make an immediate impact. I also think Jefferson is the most pro-ready of the rookie receivers, having played for an LSU team loaded with NFL talent under passing-game coordinator Joe Brady (who was hired to be the Panthers’ offensive coordinator this offseason).”

High praise has come for Jefferson who had a breakout season at LSU last year in his junior year. Here are his stats from 2019:

  • 111 Receptions
  • 1540 Yards
  • 13.9 Yards per catch
  • 18 Touchdowns

With such great stats and extremely high praise, I can see Jefferson providing long term and immediate value from day 1. Here are the numbers available now with Stefon Diggs gone:

  • 15 Games
  • 94 Targets
  • 63 Receptions
  • 1130 Yards
  • 6 touchdowns

These numbers were good for high-end WR2 numbers, with that being said I could see Jefferson being a wide receiver 2 this year and a 1 for years to come.

Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Todd Gurley. Marshall Faulk. The Rams are known for producing elite-level running backs. In fact, Todd Gurley was a superstar before his knee blew up. With such a high volume player like Gurley being cut it opens up a massive amount of reps for Akers to come in and take.

Akers was a former 5-star recruit and earned himself a great role at Florida State where he turned his career into a 3rd round pick in the 2020 draft. Akers isn't an overly fast RB but he is a load coming in at 5'10 217 pounds. He possesses great skill in the passing game and should be able to take Gurley's role in the passing game immediately.

Here are Akers 2019 stats at FSU:

  • 231 Rushing Attempts
  • 1144 Yards
  • 18 touchdowns
  • 30 Receptions
  • 225 Yards

With clear cut talent and only Darrell Henderson to beat, I believe that Akers can come in and impact from day 1. He will be a no-doubt RB2 and above for several years to come.

Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders

One of 2019's breakout running backs, he burst onto the scene arguably as the best offensive rookie in 2019. Here are his 2019 stats:

  • 242 Rushing Attempts
  • 1150 Rushing Yards
  • 7 Touchdowns
  • 20 Receptions
  • 166 Receiving yards

With a new improved offense, I could see Jacobs increasing these stats. With a true impact, wide receiver in Ruggs III being added could open up a new dimension in the offense. His blazing speed should take the top off of defenses causing more defenders to worry about the long bombs. With that being the case this could open the passing game up for Jacobs.

With such little receiving stats, Jacobs could look to nearly double his stats in 2020 with new additions.

Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Bursting onto the scene and breaking through in a big way is what Sanders did in 2019. The Eagles severely lacked weapons on the offense with players like Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, and many more missing games. Sanders stepped in and provided the spark the Eagles needed.

The best part about Sanders is he's in for some clear progression from 2019. With Jordan Howard, his only competition heading to Miami in the offseason is leading to Sanders being the only game in town. Here are Sanders and Howard's stats from 2019:

Snap Share:

  • Howard: 44.0%
  • Sanders: 53.7%


  • Howard: 119
  • Sanders: 179


  • Howard: 525
  • Sanders: 818


  • Howard: 7
  • Sanders: 6

With Howard being gone it opens up a lot of carries, seven touchdowns and over 100 carries is HUGE. These stats are extremely exciting for Sanders whos only 23. The clear uptick in his carries and offensive production is on the way this year.

Pairing this with a new improved and healthy offense is super exciting. Players like Reagor were drafted to help the offense, pairing them with Desean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery should help the offense and Sanders get ticking even more. I'm drafting Sanders as a No. 1 RB for the next 10 years.

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