TOP 10 Fantasy Football QBs for 2020. The Counselor handpicks the studs for 2020 fantasy football at the quarterback position.
Top 10 Fantasy Football QBs 2020
- Patrick Mahomes
- Lamar Jackson
- Dak Prescott
- Matt Ryan
- Kyler Murray
- Josh Allen
- Aaron Rodgers
- Russell Wilson
- Tom Brady
- Ryan Tannehill
We’re talking the top 10 quarterbacks for fantasy football 2020. I’ve done the research, done the homework, looked at the ADPs on these guys on many, many mock drafts. I’ll tell you who I like here and when to draft them in regards to quarterbacks. So there’s going to be a draft strategy as well when you are looking at these quarterbacks. If you are on YouTube guys, 16 Rounds is available. I’m very, very proud of it. It is finally out there now. I’ve released it officially as of today. So head on over to guys, thefantasyfootballcounselor.com, 16 Rounds draft solution. Also, there is a link here below on YouTube, a pinned comment. Get it today. It’s going to help you guys crush your fantasy football leagues. Let’s dive into the 10 TOP QB’s
1. Patrick Mahomes
The first guy I want to talk about here guys, is Pat Mahomes, Okay? Pat Mahomes is the first quarterback I like for 2020 fantasy football. You cannot deny his talent, okay? You cannot deny this guy won a Super Bowl and he had 417 points back in 2018, okay? This guy gets it done every single year. There’s no denying that. Now, I do like him ahead of Lamar because you’ve got to assess and you got to say, “Hey, there’s going to be a little bit of a decline, okay?” That’s something you got to look at when you are looking at quarterbacks, okay? So Pat Mahomes, clear cut. He is my number one quarterback for fantasy football 2020.
Am I going to draft him? No, because I’m not paying a second, third-round pick on a quarterback. I talk about this in my 16 Rounds draft solution. Get a below. But Pat Mahomes’s a guy, when you look at it rankings-wise, could finish number one in fantasy football for 2020. Make sure you target him. I’m confident having him listed as my number one, because again, possible decline for Lamar. Possible uprise for Pat Mahomes only played 14 games last season. Absolutely love him, okay?
2. Lamar Jackson
Coming in at number two, I like Lamar Jackson. But again, will I invest a second-round pick in Lamar Jackson? No, I’m not going to do that. So he’s being drafted and going in the first round, which is crazy. Why? Because he had 415 points last season. That is insane, guys. That’s a great season. 1,206 rushing yards. Now, the problem with this with Lamar, when you have 1,206 rushing yards, the problem is you’re putting yourself at risk a lot and that is a major concern to me. 176 rushing attempts, also another major concern for me. So when I’m looking at Lamar, I’m thinking, “Okay, yeah he had a great season, but he put himself at risk.” And again, I do not like that. I don’t like a guy puts his body on the line, especially my quarterback, okay, the guy I’m investing a second-round pick in. I’m staying away from Lamar Jackson.
I want to make a note here. There is a ton of depth in the quarterback position this year. Literally, you can wait. I’ve been doing mock drafts and you can await literally till like round 14, or round 13, round 12, round 10. You can get yourself like Drew Lock and Philip Rivers, and there you go. You’re set. Because I always get a backup. When you are drafting a quarterback, I want to emphasize this. If you’re in a one quarterback lead, get two quarterbacks. If you’re two quarterback lead gets three quarterbacks, okay? I’ve given this example many times. Always back yourself at the quarterback position. Years ago, my starter was Matt Ryan. My backup was Pat Mahomes, the year he broke out. I’m always good at spotting that talent. And again, I emphasize this in the 16 Rounds draft solution. I lay it out for you on a silver platter. Everything, the optimal players. Guys, get it.
Okay, so Lamar Jackson comes in at number two based on production standpoint. But again, I like this guy and I hope he stays healthy. Another point, here’s a little note on Lamar Jackson here. Henry Chubb, CMC, Zeke and Carson are the only ones that rushed more than Lamar Jackson. So he was sixth in rushing yards amongst running backs and he’s a quarterback. Lamar Jackson, be cautious this year if you want to draft him early.
3. Dak Prescott
Coming in at number three here, guys, the guy I’m talking about here is Dak Prescott. Now listen, he finished second last year, 30 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 337 plus points. Listen, I like Dak Prescott a lot. And the thing is this year, I don’t know if I want to invest a fifth-round pick. That’s where he’s going, right? He and Kyler are going in and around the fifth pick, fifth round. I don’t know if I want to invest that. So I’m going to be a little bit cautious when I’m looking at Dak Prescott this year, because I again, I don’t want to invest that fifth-round pick. Love the talent. I love the upside. That’s why I got him at third. This is a guy that every year, the mainstream consensus were sleeping on him, and I was getting this guy ninth and 10th round.
This year, he’s finally worked his way up the rankings, rightfully so. And they’ve added CeeDee lamb. So I love the upside here Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Gallup. They’ve got the Pollard. They’ve got Zeke. Great weapons for Dak Prescott. The man needs to get paid. Solid fantasy producer. I got him in at number three.
4. Matt Ryan
Coming in at number four is Matt Ryan. I got him higher than the consensus is and I love him.This guy was number two back in 2018, number 11 in 2019, and fell off a little bit, understandably so. That offense looked a little rough. They’ve made some improvements this year adding Todd Gurley. I’m telling you guys. I believe they also got a center, Matt Hennessy, in the third round, or second or third round. Either way, they added a center there. So again, a little bit of help on that old line.
And the way that I think the mentality of the Atlanta Falcons here is that they want to win a Super Bowl. That’s the bottom line. Gurley, I think he’s on for one year. They’re signed on for one year. They’re going to utilize him to his full potential. They did not draft another running back. Love this offense. Ridley, Julio, love, love, love this offense. I’m telling you guys, this is the year where the Falcons are going to play hard. Matt Ryan getting up there now in age needs to win a major Super Bowl here now near the end of his career, right? Wants to win a Super Bowl. So I love Matt Ryan, loved the Atlanta Falcons for 2020 fantasy football. I got him at four.
5. Kyler Murray
Number five, Kyler Murray, again. By the way, you can get him in around the seventh round. Eighth round he’s falling. Kyler Murray coming off in around the fifth round, sixth round usually. Some people may snipe him early. Now if you’re a two-quarterback league, these guys get picked up a lot earlier and you’re saying, “Hey Joe, well, if I’m in a two-quarterback league, when should I draft a quarterback?” What I do is I’d still try to get an ace quarterback and a good backup. Or in two-quarterback leagues, you need two backups. I go a little bit earlier, so I may consider a solid quarter. If I can get Matt Ryan in the third round, I’m going to do that. And then back him up with a Rivers, Drew Lock, someone like that later, right?
So go a little bit earlier, guys. If it’s a two-quarterback league and you start seeing quarterbacks come off the board, that’s your cue. You don’t want to lose an ace quarterback. Again a ton of depth at quarterback this year and a ton of breakouts, a ton of sleepers at quarterback. But you still want to get one that is solid, especially in a two-quarterback league. So try to aim a little higher than the ADPs I’m mentioning.
6. Josh Allen
Josh Allen come in at number six right after Murray. And it could be either/or. I kind of like the ceiling of Allen, maybe even more than Kyler Murray this year. He’s got some great weapons. The Buffalo Bills added Diggs there. I like it, man. I like it a lot. Finished sixth in points last year, 20 touchdowns thrown. And again, you’re saying, “Well Joe, why do you like Josh Allen? You don’t like Lamar Jackson. Why is that? Why do you like Josh Allen more? He runs a lot too.”
Well, I’ll tell you why. He doesn’t run as much. You had 510 rushing yards on 109 attempts, okay? So he did not rush as much as Lamar. That’s number one. Number two, I’m not paying a second-round pick for Josh Allen, right? I’m going to get upside. Maybe not the upside of Lamar Jackson. But with Josh Allen, I might get them in the sixth, seventh round, right, eighth round. So that’s why I like Allen for value over Lamar a lot more. And then less of an injury risk because he’s not putting himself out there a lot more. So I’m comfortable with Josh Allen coming in at number six.
And last year I looked like a crazy person because I said Josh Allen’s better than Baker. And the mainstream all we’re saying Baker Mayfield is a top-four, top-five quarterback. I said, “Stay away from Baker. Josh Allen outperformed near the end of the 2018 season going into 2019. Josh Allen looks like a better quarterback.” “Joe, you’re crazy. Joe, you’re this.” This is why I succeed, is because I see things before they happen. I don’t copy and paste rankings. I see things rising and falling. But right now, this is a nice comfortable list at quarterback. and I’m telling you, you don’t have to invest too early of a pick on a quarterback, okay? So watch the consensus rankings. Don’t trust them, guys. They’re off every single year. You got to think outside the box, okay?
7. Aaron Rodgers
Coming in at number seven, Aaron Rodgers, as of right now, May, Aaron’s a starter there. They did draft Love at quarterback as a backup. There is talk about maybe revamping this team. Maybe Rodger’s maybe being shipped off, going to another team. Maybe he’s upset about this whole thing.
And that’s what I don’t understand about the Packers. They could have used another wide receiver. That’s why I like Lazard because now Lazard is up there and I like him as a deep sleeper, Allen Lazard as a wide receiver too. But it’s weird because I thought they’d go to wide receiver, do something like that. But then when the quarterback, running back, two positions they already have. It’s crazy. I don’t understand it. But it is what it is. I guess they’re rebuilding because they probably don’t want to pay Aaron Jones the year after. It is what it is. They’ve got Dylan now. They’ve got Love to back up the starters. I still think Aaron Rodgers throws the ball more this year. Still finished ninth last year amongst quarterbacks, 26 touchdowns. That’s definitely going to go up this year. Understand Adams was hurt last year. I like Adams this year coming back, coming back healthy. And I think Aaron Rodgers is going to throw a lot more this year. So I do like Rodgers coming in at my number seven again, this guy would be good value. Get him in around seventh, eighth, ninth round, okay, depending on your league.
8. Russell Wilson
Coming in at number eight, this guy could be higher and he’s always solid. Number three in fantasy points last season. Russell Wilson’s the guy I’m talking about. Listen, I love the talent of Russell Wilson, great elite talent. The thing with Russell Wilson though, you got to be cautious about, is sometimes he has these volatile … Not volatile years, but he falls just at the lower part of the top 10. He finishes top three. He falls down a little bit. And it’s kind of a little up and down. But he’s always in the top 10 you know, just a little bit of up and down. He’s always a top finisher. Then he’s kind of down here. He’s safe and consistent. Let’s put it that way. And that’s why I got him at eight. He was up here. He might come down again this year. I’m just kind of feeling out the rhythm of Russell Wilson throughout the years. But again, I like him. Safe, solid, secure. Get him in the seventh, eighth round.
9. Tom Brady
Next guy here, I don’t think he’s top 10 for the consensus. Finished 14th in 2018. Finished 12th last year. The guy I’m talking about is Tom Brady. Love the talent. Love the upside. Love Evans. Love Godwin. He’s got three tight ends there as long as O.J. … And I’m not sure if O.J. Howard’s going to stay. But they’ve got Gronkowski there. He’s going to eat, man. I’m telling you. He’s going to eat a lot of fantasy points. He’s going to get a lot of fantasy points, I should say. And he’s going to feed his receivers at his team. Love Tom Brady for 2020 fantasy football coming in at number nine. High-octane offense and potential Super Bowl winner going into 2020.
10. Ryan Tannehill
And to round it out, nobody’s got this guy in the top 10, but I love the upside. The guy I’m talking about is Ryan Tannehill. Why do I love him? Because he’s got a great old line. He’s got a great receiver in A.J. Brown. I think he’s going to have a good season. Now, check this out. He missed six games because he didn’t play the first six games with the Titans last season, right? So after week seven and on to the end of the season, he had a phenomenal year, pretty consistent, okay? His lowest game was like a 13 point game. He had two pinnacle games, week 12, 32 points, week 14, 27 points. But he was consistent, I would say averaging anywhere from 18 to 20 points a game. 20 points a game. That’s pretty good out of a quarterback, consistently. Love him.
Now here’s the thing. If you add on 20 points a game times six, and on top of his 224 points where he finished last year, he would have finished third or fourth amongst quarterbacks. I’m telling you. He would have 224 points times 20 times … He would have had like 334 fantasy points, putting him in and around just under Dak Prescott, okay? Would have finished top three amongst quarterbacks. Again, he did make Landry up pretty decent wide receiver in Miami. So Tannehill’s a guy you definitely want to consider. And you can get him later, but I think he could potentially finish top 10 based on last year, what we seen in the upside and the ceiling. A guy I wasn’t a fan on in Miami, but now he’s kind of found his groove, found the rhythm there in Tennessee and I like him to round out the top 10.
So there you have it. Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, do not invest too early in these guys, but they could finish top two. Dak Prescott, Matt Ryan, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Ryan Tannehill. And again, there could be a ton of other guys that could crack the top 10. I mean Drew Lock could crack the top 10. Philip Rivers can come back. I like them in Indy, right? There’s a ton of guys that could crack the top 10. But as of right now, the way that it sits, these guys look like the safest and most solid at a top 10 quarterback position. Trust me, there’s a ton of honorable mentions. Daniel Jones could even end up in here. You never really know. But I like the list the way that it is right now as of early May.
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