Matthew Berry’s updated 2020 fantasy football rankings

Below are my fantasy football rankings for the 2020 season in an ESPN standard league (1 QB, full PPR). This rankings list will likely not do well in any postseason analysis of “accuracy,” because this follows my drafting philosophy I laid out in the Draft-Day Manifesto. That is to say, I value running backs early over wide receivers due to the positional depth at WR, and in the mid-to-late rounds I value upside and potential to be an elite factor at certain points in the season over players who have a usable weekly floor but are very unlikely to win you a week.

For example, I have J.K. Dobbins a full round ahead of Tarik Cohen. Now, Cohen is a nice player and will play every week. He will get you points every week and at the end of the season is more likely than not to have a lot more total fantasy points than Dobbins. But Cohen will never be anything more than a flex play with upside on the few occasions each year he has a long touchdown play. Even if something were to happen to David Montgomery, Cohen would not take over the starting role. Cohen is what he is: a nice pass-catching back who will get eight to 12 touches a game.

Meanwhile, at the moment, Dobbins is scheduled to back up Mark Ingram II and might not see the field in a meaningful way for many weeks, maybe even the entire season. But he was an incredibly talented back in college and if anything were to happen to Ingram, Dobbins would be a top-10 running back, an explosive player with a significant role on the best rushing offense in the NFL. Dobbins would be a guy who could win you the week and potentially the league. And in the range both guys are going, I’ll take the risk and upside with Dobbins over the safer but much lower ceiling of a guy like Cohen all day, every day.

In an ESPN 10-team league, only 160 players will be drafted, hence players 141 through 160 are defenses and kickers. But for those who play in deeper leagues, there are 200 players ranked below. As always, these ranks are meant to be used as a loose guideline more than a hard-and-fast document. Every draft is different and you’ll often need to veer off the sheet based on your roster construction and how the rest of the draft is going.

This will be updated often throughout the preseason as more news becomes available, so check back frequently. There will always be a timestamp at the top to let you know when the ranks have been most recently updated. Thanks and happy drafting!

1. Christian McCaffrey CAR RB
2. Saquon Barkley NYG RB
3. Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB
4. Alvin Kamara NO RB
5. Dalvin Cook MIN RB
6. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB
7. Derrick Henry TEN RB
8. Michael Thomas NO WR
9. Joe Mixon CIN RB
10. Josh Jacobs LV RB
11. Austin Ekeler LAC RB
12. Aaron Jones GB RB
13. Nick Chubb CLE RB
14. Davante Adams GB WR
15. Tyreek Hill KC WR
16. Julio Jones ATL WR
17. Travis Kelce KC TE
18. George Kittle SF TE
19. DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR
20. Kenyan Drake ARI RB
21. Miles Sanders PHI RB
22. Mike Evans TB WR
23. Chris Carson SEA RB
24. Chris Godwin TB WR
25. Allen Robinson II CHI WR
26. Lamar Jackson BAL QB
27. Patrick Mahomes KC QB
28. Kenny Golladay DET WR
29. Adam Thielen MIN WR
30. Odell Beckham Jr. CLE WR
31. Robert Woods LAR WR
32. DJ Moore CAR WR
33. David Johnson HOU RB
34. Melvin Gordon DEN RB
35. Amari Cooper DAL WR
36. JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT WR
37. Todd Gurley II ATL RB
38. James Conner PIT RB
39. A.J. Brown TEN WR
40. Cooper Kupp LAR WR
41. Terry McLaurin WAS WR
42. Tyler Lockett SEA WR
43. Calvin Ridley ATL WR
44. Mark Andrews BAL TE
45. Keenan Allen LAC WR
46. Kareem Hunt CLE RB
47. Zach Ertz PHI TE
48. Mark Ingram II BAL RB
49. Michael Gallup DAL WR
50. T.Y. Hilton IND WR
51. DJ Chark Jr. JAC WR
52. Courtland Sutton DEN WR
53. DK Metcalf SEA WR
54. Le’Veon Bell NYJ RB
55. Jonathan Taylor IND RB
56. Devin Singletary BUF RB
57. Raheem Mostert SF RB
58. Cam Akers LAR RB
59. Marquise Brown BAL WR
60. Darren Waller LV TE
61. Dak Prescott DAL QB
62. Julian Edelman NE WR
63. Tyler Boyd CIN WR
64. DeVante Parker MIA WR
65. Kyler Murray ARI QB
66. A.J. Green CIN WR
67. Russell Wilson SEA QB
68. Stefon Diggs BUF WR
69. Deshaun Watson HOU QB
70. Evan Engram NYG TE
71. Marvin Jones Jr. DET WR
72. Jarvis Landry CLE WR
73. Brandin Cooks HOU WR
74. Will Fuller V HOU WR
75. Jordan Howard MIA RB
76. D’Andre Swift DET RB
77. Ronald Jones II TB RB
78. Sterling Shepard NYG WR
79. Diontae Johnson PIT WR
80. Jamison Crowder NYJ WR
81. Kerryon Johnson DET RB
82. Tom Brady TB QB
83. Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR RB
84. James White NE RB
85. Josh Allen BUF QB
86. Tevin Coleman SF RB
87. Rob Gronkowski TB TE
88. Tyler Higbee LAR TE
89. Antonio Gibson WAS RB
90. J.K. Dobbins BAL RB
91. Drew Brees NO QB
92. Ryquell Armstead JAC RB
93. Tarik Cohen CHI RB
94. Phillip Lindsay DEN RB
95. Matt Ryan ATL QB
96. Hayden Hurst ATL TE
97. Noah Fant DEN TE
98. Preston Williams MIA WR
99. Christian Kirk ARI WR
100. Carson Wentz PHI QB
101. Deebo Samuel SF WR
102. Emmanuel Sanders NO WR
103. Marlon Mack IND RB
104. David Montgomery CHI RB
105. Leonard Fournette FA RB
106. Matt Breida MIA RB
107. Latavius Murray NO RB
108. Mike Gesicki MIA TE
109. Zack Moss BUF RB
110. Boston Scott PHI RB
111. Golden Tate NYG WR
112. Breshad Perriman NYJ WR
113. Daniel Jones NYG QB
114. Cam Newton NE QB
115. John Brown BUF WR
116. Anthony Miller CHI WR
117. Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
118. Darius Slayton NYG WR
119. Chris Thompson JAC RB
120. Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB RB
121. Chase Edmonds ARI RB
122. Justin Jefferson MIN WR
123. Matthew Stafford DET QB
124. Parris Campbell IND WR
125. Brandon Aiyuk SF WR
126. Hunter Henry LAC TE
127. Jack Doyle IND TE
128. Mecole Hardman KC WR
129. Allen Lazard GB WR
130. Dallas Goedert PHI TE
131. Aaron Rodgers GB QB
132. Alexander Mattison MIN RB
133. Tony Pollard DAL RB
134. Henry Ruggs III OAK WR
135. CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
136. Jared Cook NO TE
137. Curtis Samuel CAR WR
138. Austin Hooper CLE TE
139. Jerry Jeudy DEN WR
140. Duke Johnson Jr. HOU RB
141. San Francisco 49ers SF DST
142. Buffalo Bills BUF DST
143. Baltimore Ravens BAL DST
144. Chicago Bears CHI DST
145. Pittsburgh Steelers PIT DST
146. Indianapolis Colts IND DST
147. New Orleans Saints NO DST
148. Kansas City Chiefs KC DST
149. Los Angeles Chargers LAC DST
150. New England Patriots NE DST
151. Justin Tucker BAL K
152. Wil Lutz NO K
153. Harrison Butker KC K
154. Greg Zuerlein DAL K
155. Robbie Gould SF K
156. Matt Prater DET K
157. Matt Gay TB K
158. Zane Gonzalez ARI K
159. Chris Boswell PIT K
160. Jake Elliott PHI K
161. Jalen Reagor PHI WR
162. Mike Williams LAC WR
163. Jared Goff LAR QB
164. Jonnu Smith TEN TE
165. Justin Jackson LAC RB
166. Baker Mayfield CLE QB
167. Robby Anderson CAR WR
168. N’Keal Harry NE WR
169. Cordarrelle Patterson CHI WR
170. Ryan Tannehill TEN QB
171. Damien Harris NE RB
172. Alshon Jeffery PHI WR
173. Sony Michel NE RB
174. Chris Herndon NYJ TE
175. Russell Gage ATL WR
176. T.J. Hockenson DET TE
177. Gardner Minshew II JAC QB
178. Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT RB
179. Adrian Peterson WAS RB
180. Blake Jarwin DAL TE
181. Ian Thomas CAR TE
182. Jamaal Williams GB RB
183. Irv Smith Jr. MIN TE
184. Steven Sims Jr. WAS WR
185. DeSean Jackson PHI WR
186. Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR
187. AJ Dillon GB RB
188. Joe Burrow CIN QB
189. Devine Ozigbo JAC RB
190. Drew Lock DEN QB
191. Nyheim Hines IND RB
192. Ito Smith ATL RB
193. Hunter Renfrow LV WR
194. Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
195. Dede Westbrook JAC WR
196. Malcolm Brown LAR RB
197. Darrel Williams KC RB
198. Bryan Edwards LV WR
199. Laviska Shenault Jr JAC WR
200. Giovani Bernard CIN RB

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