Fantasy football is here! It’s time for drafts, drafts, and more drafts! That’s why we’re bringing you our Fantasy Football Big Board. We’ve gathered our six most-degenerate fantasy football players to help you dominate your fantasy drafts: Sean ‘Stacking the Money’ Green, Ryan ‘Real Money’ Kramer, Jon ‘Show Me The Data’ Jackson, Nick ‘The Better Dantabase’ Dant, Rod ‘The X Factor’ Villagomez, and me, Adam ‘Talentless Mr. Roto’ Pelletier.
First, our degen experts ranked players at each position. Second, I compiled those into our first-ever SGPN Consensus Rankings. And finally, I built our Fantasy Football Big Board with my own two hands.
|RB39||Ronald Jones II|
|WR47||Henry Ruggs III|
Quarterback Big Board
This year the quarterback position is incredibly deep. You do not need to reach on one of the top-four quarterbacks to be successful. Of course, that will not hurt your chances either.
Josh Allen came in at QB05 on our Fantasy Football Big Board, mostly on the strength of Sean’s overwhelming love for for the Bills QB. Take this love for Allen to heart though. Thanks to the arrival of Stefon Diggs and Allen’s continued rushing ability, he has a real chance to finish as QB01 this year. He is worth looking at in Round 4. Even if you do not believe in him, he is worth being on your radar starting in Round 6.
There are other quarterbacks to target in the mid and late rounds. Daniel Jones is considered by many to be Josh Allen-lite. The Giants QB is being taken at the end of drafts and could finish inside top 12.
Similarly, rookie Joe Burrow is our QB18. The Bengals offense has a chance to be electric. Burrow is going in the very late rounds and is a definite value.
Keeping with the young quarterback theme, Drew Lock is being drafted as QB23 according to FantasyPros. However, he comes in as QB16 on our Fantasy Football Big Board. Lock has potent offensive weapons around him. Your league may sleep on him, but do not let him slide past Round 12.
Running Back Big Board
Presently Cam Akers is going off the board as RB28, despite seemingly being poised to take over the majority of Todd Gurley’s 223 attempts. Akers averaged 4.9 yards-per-carry throughout his highly-productive career at Florida State. No slouch as a receiver out of the backfield either, he caught 30 receptions for 225 yards in his third year. There should be plenty of offensive volume in Los Angeles. Akers is being woefully under-drafted with his top-15 running back potential. Start looking for Akers at the end of Round 5 as he climbs up the fantasy football big board.
Before it’s all said and done, it wouldn’t surprise if it’s a consensus that #FSU RB Cam Akers enters the top-tier of this loaded RB class
He was a miracle worker behind the Seminoles OL during his career pic.twitter.com/5OiQk0sovX
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) February 12, 2020
Be cautious if you are looking to invest in the Detroit backfield. Kerryon Johnson looked like the guy at times last year and flashed potential. However, the Lions still invested an early second-round pick in University of Georgia RB D’Andre Swift. That makes it hard to feel confident about Johnson.
Add in Swift missing time during training camp and the Detroit backfield looks like even more of a mess. Despite both of these backs being remarkably talented, wait to take them until later in drafts. Start looking for them around Round 9.
For anyone hesitant to draft a player they really haven’t seen before so early, here’s some highlights of Clyde Edwards-Helaire against Alabama last season pic.twitter.com/fKMOmM7T24
— Michael Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) July 31, 2020
SGPN is all aboard the Clyde Edwards-Helaire hype train. He comes in as RB07 in our rankings and will most likely be much higher. He is in the best offense out of all these backs. There is a very real chance for him to finish as RB02 on the season.
The Dolphins backfield also has some overlap with Matt Breida and Jordan Howard. The big difference is that Breida appears to have the passing down work locked down. Howard will most likely have the early-down work and more goal-line touches. Both provide solid upside later in drafts.
AJ Dillon is our RB43 and that is dependent upon him taking over the goal-line work in Green Bay.
Wide Receiver Big Board
DeVante Parker was en fuego at the end of the 2020 season. He is back with the same quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick for now, and an offensive coordinator who knows how to get the best out of his receivers, Chan Gailey. Parker is currently going as WR24, an absolute insult according to our Fantasy Football Big Board. We have him at WR16. He has the potential to finish as a low-end WR1. Scoop him up in Round 4 to dominate your league.
While the council of degens is all-in on Parker for 2020, we are not in on Tyler Lockett. The Seattle pass-catcher is going off the board in drafts as WR18, but we have him at WR26. Lockett will be competing for targets with last year’s breakout-rookie DK Metcalf. The second-year player seems ready to ascend to the top slot in Seattle and has Russell Wilson‘s trust already. Metcalf has a physicality that Lockett cannot replicate, so he is the receiver to own in Seattle. Lockett has value, but do not reach for him before Round 7.
Larry Fitzgerald is being disrespected at an ADP of WR64 after leading Arizona in targets last season. While his target-share will take a hit with the arrival of DeAndre Hopkins, he is an absolute steal after Round 10.
Philadelphia will have to throw the ball this year and that means someone will be catching passes from Carson Wentz. Jalen Reagor has been touted as a versatile and talented playmaker. It does not make sense for his ADP to be WR52. Despite the blatant homer-ism of Sean, we firmly believe Reagor can finish as a top-30 WR and is worth a look in the mid-rounds.
Tight End Big Board
Young and physical tight ends dominate our Fantasy Football Big Board. Mark Andrews, Darren Waller, and TJ Hockenson are all rising stars who can win your league.
Andrews was positively electric during 2019 for Baltimore as he developed a rapport with Lamar Jackson early. Now that Hayden Hurst is in Atlanta, Andrews should dominate the snaps and targets in Baltimore. If Lamar throws more than he did last year, Andrews figures to be the beneficiary of that as his primary target over the middle. Look to draft Andrews in the first four rounds.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 8, 2019
Darren Waller was an absolute force for the Raiders last season and figures to continue that trend in 2020. Despite changes at receiver, Waller is still the top target for the Raiders. He is a tight end worth getting early.
TJ Hockenson finished fourth on the Lions in targets in 2019. However, with the return of Matthew Stafford and another year of familiarity in the system, Hock is in for a bigger role. He is being slept on and being drafted as TE15. However, degen nation has him slotted in as TE08. Let your league-mates take a pass on him and scoop him up anytime after Round 6.
If you miss on early-round tight ends, Hayden Hurst and Dallas Goedert are both in favorable situations and could easily outperform their late-round rankings.