Fantasy Quarterback Rankings 2020 – Sleepers and Locks

QB Rankings Fantasy Outlook 2020

Here is my fantasy quarterback rankings 2020.  This list will show you who the locks and sleepers will be in 2020.  Let’s begin!

(4 point TDs. 1 point per 25 yards. -1 point interceptions. -2 point fumbles.)

1 . Lamar Jackson –

3,290 pass yards. 29 pass TDs. 11 INTs. 1,097 rush yards. 9 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost. (394.3 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 15 games. 3,127 pass yards. 36 pass TDs. 6 INTs. 1,206 rush yards. 7 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost.

The reigning MVP is in position to strike big again. A true dual threat QB, Lamar is such a unique fantasy player because he scores a ton of points both passing and rushing. The most exciting fantasy player to watch because he can create fireworks at any time.

2.  Patrick Mahomes –

4,889 pass yards. 44 pass TDs. 10 INTs. 233 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 2 fumbles lost. (386.8 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 14 games. 4,031 pass yards. 26 pass TDs. 5 INTs. 218 rush yards. 2 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost.

The 2018 NFL MVP and now Super Bowl winning QB has become the face of the league. An amazing talent, in the perfect offense. Mahomes and Andy Reid will be frustrating for opposing defenses once again in 2020 and probably for many more years. 

Fantasy Quarterback Rankings 2020 - SLeepers and Locks

3.  Dak Prescott –

5,032 pass yards. 32 pass TDs. 12 INTs. 203 rush yards. 4 rush TDs. 4 fumbles lost. (353.5 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,902 pass yards. 30 pass TDs. 11 INTs. 277 rush yards. 3 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost.

Dak Prescott should be the happiest QB in the world. He has WRs, a stud RB and a good OL. New HC Mike McCarthy has won a Super Bowl and helped Aaron Rodgers win an MVP. Kellen Moore is still the OC and Prescott had an 8.2 YPA average in 2020 which means they attack downfield. Prescott had a strong season statistically in 2019, so expect a repeat performance in 2020.

4.  Tom Brady –

4,791 pass yards. 39 pass TDs. 9 INTs. 17 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 1 fumble lost. (344.3 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,057 pass yards. 24 pass TDs. 8 INTs. 34 rush yards. 3 rush TDs. 1 fumble lost.

Can the GOAT get any better? Pairing up with Bruce Arians, Tom Brady and the Bucs passing offense is going to be super fun to watch. Jameis Winston had over 5,000 yards passing in this offense with 33 TDs. Winston also had an 8.2 YPA average which is not surprising when you have two WRs in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin that can win downfield. Nothing Brady does is surprising anymore, but expect a huge season in 2020.

5.  Kyler Murray –

4,123 pass yards. 28 pass TDs. 10 INTs. 612 rush yards. 3 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost. (340.1 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 3,722 pass yards. 20 pass TDs. 12 INTs. 544 rush yards. 4 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost

The 2019 first overall pick delivered in his debut season and won OROY. In the 2020 offseason the Cardinals only added one of the top WRs in the NFL in DeAndre Hopkins. While the Cardinals will keep a lot of things the same, this season they might be even more aggressive offensively. A true fast pace offense, look for Kyler and Kingsbury to keep their foot on the gas in 2020.  

6.  Deshaun Watson –

4,017 pass yards. 23 pass TDs. 13 INTs. 634 rush yards. 6 rush TDs. 7 fumbles lost. (325 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 15 games. 3,852 pass yards. 26 pass TDs. 12 INTs. 413 rush yards. 5 rush TDs. 6 fumbles lost.

Deshaun Watson continues to be a fantasy QB worth owning. He loses his best WR in DeAndre Hopkins, but I do expect the Texans offense to continue to hit deep shots with the addition of Brandin Cooks and a healthy Will Fuller (this is the year Will Fuller stays healthy!). I also expect Watson to run a bit more this season to keep defenses guessing. Another solid season for the youngster from Clemson.

7.  Russell Wilson –

4,039 pass yards. 30 pass TDs. 8 INTs. 403 rush yards. 2 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost. (321.8 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,110 pass yards. 31 pass TDs. 5 INTs. 342 rush yards. 3 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost.

It does not get anymore consistent than Russell Wilson. He is a solid fantasy option with the same value every year. Around round 5 he will come off the board and he will average around 20 points a week again. Do not think too hard about this one. 

8.  Matt Stafford –

4,922 pass yards. 34 pass TDs. 14 INTs. 39 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 4 fumbles lost. (314.7 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 8 games. 2,499 pass yards. 19 pass TDs. 5 INTs. 66 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost.

Matt Stafford was on fire before his season was cut short in 2019. With 2,500 pass yards in just 8 games he was right on pace to hit 5,000 on the season, which he has done before. In 2019, Stafford had a whopping 8.6 YPA average which was 2nd in the league. With just as much arm talent as he had when he entered the league, 2020 will be another season Stafford throws it up and lets Kenny G and Marv Jones go get it!

9.  Josh Allen –

3,356 pass yards. 23 pass TDs. 11 INTs. 543 rush yards. 7 rush TDs. 4 fumbles lost. (303.5 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 3,089 pass yards. 20 pass TDs. 9 INTs. 510 rush yards. 9 rush TDs. 7 fumbles lost.

Josh Allen got a boost when the Bills traded for WR Stefon Diggs. It is no secret that Allen has struggled to be an efficient thrower thus far in his career. He only had a 6.7 YPA average in 2019 and a 58% completion percentage. Hopefully Diggs can help Allen, but Allen will not need any help running the ball which makes him a dangerous fantasy player. Allen has had at least 500 rushing yards and 8 TDs in his first two NFL seasons so expect that to continue. Throw Allen in the dual threat QB group with Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson and Kyler Murray.  

10.  Matt Ryan –

4,577 pass yards. 31 pass TDs. 15 INTs. 101 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost. (298.1 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 15 games. 4,466 pass yards. 26 pass TDs. 14 INTs. 147 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 1 fumble lost.

Matty Ice is going into his 13th NFL season. In his 12 year career he has thrown over 600 passes 6 times. That is good news for fantasy owners. Ryan has thrown less than 10 INTs only 3 of those seasons. That is bad news for fantasy owners. Plain and simple, Ryan will throw a lot of passes so take the good with the bad.

11.  Ben Roethlisberger –

4,514 pass yards. 29 pass TDs. 14 INTs. 53 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 3 fumbles lost. (291.8 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 2 games. 351 pass yards. 0 pass TDs. 1 INT. 7 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 0 fumbles lost.

Big Ben returns in 2020 feeling good as new. His young WRs will need to step up in a big way but Ben always finds a way to help his teammates reach their potential. Roethlisberger is a good leader with an uncanny ability to make something out of nothing. Draft him in later rounds with confidence.

12.  Carson Wentz –

3,895 pass yards. 28 pass TDs. 5 INTs. 251 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 4 fumbles lost. (285.9 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,039 pass yards. 27 pass TDs. 7 INTs. 243 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 6 fumbles lost.

The entire Eagles offense was hurt all last season. Seriously, the Eagles dealt with key injuries during the regular season and then Wentz got hurt in the playoff game. Expect them to bounce back in 2020 because there is a good nucleus that starts with Wentz and Doug Pederson. No reason this offense should not put up points when healthy.

13.  Aaron Rodgers –

4,153 pass yards. 28 pass TDs. 6 INTs. 155 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost. (283.6 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,002 pass yards. 26 pass TDs. 4 INTs. 183 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 1 fumble lost.

Bad man Aaron Rodgers is still one of the best QBs in the game and mainly because of his efficiency. He missed Davante Adams for a stretch of 4 games last season, yet the Packers did not address the WR position in the offseason. Expect Green Bay to continue an identity as a balanced offense. If you love to watch Rodgers drop back and throw it 50 times a game, stay away. Nonetheless, he is still in the top half of fantasy QBs.

14.  Drew Brees –

4,109 pass yards. 30 pass TDs. 6 INTs. 2 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 1 fumble lost. (282.5 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 11 games. 2,979 pass yards. 27 pass TDs. 4 INTs. -4 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 0 fumbles lost.

The Saints have had the luxury of Drew Brees at QB for 14 seasons. He is the NFL’s all time leader in passing yards and still going strong. Each year Brees adds to his Hall of Fame resume, including this upcoming season. 

15.  Jared Goff –

4,708 pass yards. 27 pass TDs. 13 INTs. 62 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 4 fumbles lost. (281.5 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,638 pass yards. 22 pass TDs. 16 INTs. 40 rush yards. 2 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost.

Goff and the Rams have thrown the ball more and more recently. In 2017 he attempted 477 passes, 561 in 2018 and 626 in 2019. The Rams offense has lost Todd Gurley so they will have to either continue to throw it a ton or rely on a younger inexperienced back to carry the load. Even though they lost Brandin Cooks, they still have Cooper Kupp and Bobby Woods which does not make throwing it a lot so bad. Being completely honest, Goff is just an above average thrower so expect just above average numbers.

16.  Ryan Tannehill –

3,787 pass yards. 28 pass TDs. 11 INTs. 176 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 2 fumbles lost. (272 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 12 games. 2,742 pass yards. 22 pass TDs. 6 INTs. 185 rush yards. 4 rush TDs. 1 fumble lost.

Tannehill came in as the Titans starter in Week 7 and was very much the switch they needed at QB. The Titans pound teams with the run. Then, every so often they play action you and get 1 on 1 coverage because teams gear up to stop the run. It works. The Titans have an identity and stick to it. Tannehill average 9.1 YPA in 2019 which led the league. Tannehill starting from day 1 should be good for the Titans, and Tannehill’s own personal season.

17.  Baker Mayfield –

4,093 pass yards. 26 pass TDs. 11 INTs. 125 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 4 fumbles lost. (267.2 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 3,827 pass yards. 22 pass TDs. 21 INTs. 141 rush yards. 3 rush TDs. 2 fumbles lost.

Baker Mayfield has a new coach.. Again. Every year he has been in the NFL Baker has had a different HC and play caller. This year it is Kevin Stefanski. Expect Baker to improve with Stefanski’s run and play action scheme. Kirk Cousins ran this offense in Minnesota last season and finally started throwing it deep after being labeled a checkdown king all of his career. Play action should also help Mayfield cut down on the INTs. There is a little bit of hope for Believeland.

18.  Joe Burrow –

3,729 pass yards. 29 pass TDs. 13 INTs. 190 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost. (265.1 Fantasy Points)

Rookie

The number 1 overall pick in the 2020 Draft cracks the top 20 fantasy QBs. Burrow has plenty of weapons around him. AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and Joe Mixon would make any rookie smile. The OL is bad and will force Burrow to grow up quickly. However, get excited to see what the rookie can do with the talent around him.

19.  Derek Carr –

4,161 pass yards. 24 pass TDs. 12 INTs. 109 rush yards. 1 rush TD. 3 fumbles lost. (261.3 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,054 pass yards. 21 pass TDs. 8 INTs. 82 rush yards. 2 rush TDs. 6 fumbles lost.

Carr is not your flashy QB. He is competitive and maybe the move to Las Vegas will make the Raiders offense more flashy.. Just Kidding. This is an old school run first offense. But the good news is, Carr did have the 2nd best completion percentage in 2019 at 70.4%. Henry Ruggs adds to the WR depth and will test defenses with his blazing speed. Darren Waller is not bad either. Slight increase for Carr in 2020.

20.  Phillip Rivers –

4,032 pass yards. 25 pass TDs. 14 INTs. 12 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost. (242.4 Fantasy Points)

2019 Stats: 16 games. 4,615 pass yards. 23 pass TDs. 20 INTs. 29 rush yards. 0 rush TDs. 3 fumbles lost.

Old man Rivers is still feisty. He is entering his first season with the Colts after 16 with the Chargers. Rivers has always tried to thread passes into tight windows and it has cost him at times throughout his career. Last season was the 3rd time he has thrown for 20 or more interceptions. Look for him to protect the ball more with the Colts, but not much fantasy value for Rivers.

Honorable Mention

Drew Lock 

2019 Stats: 5 games. 1,020 pass yards. 7 pass TDs. 3 INTs. 72 rush yards. 0 rush TDs 1 fumble lost.

Lock could make the Broncos offense explosive! We got a little taste of what he could do in his rookie season but in 2020, the keys are his. Melvin Gordon and Jerry Jeudy add to Lock’s arsonal so keep an eye on the kid.

Sam Darnold

2019 Stats: 13 games. 3,024 pass yards. 19 pass TDs. 13 INTs. 62 rush yards. 2 rush TDs. 5 fumbles lost.

Darnold still has not played a full season. A foot injury his rookie season cost him 3 games and mono cost him 3 last season. Barring any setbacks this season, Darnold’s production should increase as well. The Jets have tried to fix the OL and brought in some WRs via the draft and free agency. Darnold might be a late round sleeper regarding fantasy.

I did not forget Cam Newton! Cam has only thrown for 4,000 yards once in his career and that was his rookie season! He is a dual threat yes. However, the Patriots WRs were bad last season with the GOAT.. I do not trust Cam. Do not take him!

Dominique

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