Matthew Berry's 2020 PPR fantasy football rankings

Berry predicts breakout fantasy performers (1:49)

Matthew Berry reveals who he expects to break out in fantasy next season. (1:49)

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. Chris Godwin TB WR
21. Kenyan Drake ARI RB
22. Miles Sanders PHI RB
23. Chris Carson SEA RB
24. Mike Evans 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. Le'Veon Bell NYJ RB
35. Amari Cooper DAL WR
36. JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT WR
37. Melvin Gordon DEN RB
38. Todd Gurley II ATL 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. Leonard Fournette JAC RB
47. Kareem Hunt CLE RB
48. Zach Ertz PHI TE
49. Michael Gallup DAL WR
50. T.Y. Hilton IND WR
51. DJ Chark Jr. JAC WR
52. Darren Waller LV TE
53. Courtland Sutton DEN WR
54. James Conner PIT RB
55. Mark Ingram II BAL RB
56. DeVante Parker MIA WR
57. Stefon Diggs BUF WR
58. Jonathan Taylor IND RB
59. Raheem Mostert SF RB
60. Marvin Jones Jr. DET WR
61. Devin Singletary BUF RB
62. David Montgomery CHI RB
63. Dak Prescott DAL QB
64. DK Metcalf SEA WR
65. A.J. Green CIN WR
66. Kyler Murray ARI QB
67. Marquise Brown BAL WR
68. Jordan Howard MIA RB
69. Russell Wilson SEA QB
70. Jarvis Landry CLE WR
71. Tyler Boyd CIN WR
72. Deshaun Watson HOU QB
73. Evan Engram NYG TE
74. Josh Allen BUF QB
75. Julian Edelman NE WR
76. Will Fuller V HOU WR
77. Cam Akers LAR RB
78. Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR RB
79. D'Andre Swift DET RB
80. Sterling Shepard NYG WR
81. Brandin Cooks HOU WR
82. Diontae Johnson PIT WR
83. Rob Gronkowski TB TE
84. Tyler Higbee LAR TE
85. Tom Brady TB QB
86. Jamison Crowder NYJ WR
87. Kerryon Johnson DET RB
88. Tevin Coleman SF RB
89. Antonio Gibson WAS RB
90. James White NE RB
91. Matt Ryan ATL QB
92. Ronald Jones II TB RB
93. J.K. Dobbins BAL RB
94. Zack Moss BUF RB
95. Hayden Hurst ATL TE
96. Noah Fant DEN TE
97. Emmanuel Sanders NO WR
98. Breshad Perriman NYJ WR
99. Preston Williams MIA WR
100. Christian Kirk ARI WR
101. Drew Brees NO QB
102. Carson Wentz PHI QB
103. Marlon Mack IND RB
104. Matt Breida MIA RB
105. Tarik Cohen CHI RB
106. Boston Scott PHI RB
107. Sony Michel NE RB
108. Mike Gesicki MIA TE
109. Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB RB
110. Justin Jefferson MIN WR
111. Darius Slayton NYG WR
112. Daniel Jones NYG QB
113. Cam Newton NE QB
114. John Brown BUF WR
115. Anthony Miller CHI WR
116. Parris Campbell IND WR
117. Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
118. Chase Edmonds ARI RB
119. Alexander Mattison MIN RB
120. Latavius Murray NO RB
121. Adrian Peterson WAS RB
122. N'Keal Harry NE WR
123. Matthew Stafford DET QB
124. Mecole Hardman KC WR
125. Deebo Samuel SF WR
126. Hunter Henry LAC TE
127. Jared Cook NO TE
128. Allen Lazard GB WR
129. Henry Ruggs III OAK WR
130. Austin Hooper CLE TE
131. Aaron Rodgers GB QB
132. Tony Pollard DAL RB
133. Phillip Lindsay DEN RB
134. Joshua Kelley LAC RB
135. Dallas Goedert PHI TE
136. Jack Doyle IND TE
137. Jalen Reagor PHI WR
138. Golden Tate NYG WR
139. Curtis Samuel CAR WR
140. Brandon Aiyuk SF WR
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. Hunter Renfrow LV WR
162. Jerry Jeudy DEN WR
163. Jared Goff LAR QB
164. Jonnu Smith TEN TE
165. Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT RB
166. Baker Mayfield CLE QB
167. CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
168. Mike Williams LAC WR
169. Russell Gage ATL WR
170. Jamaal Williams GB RB
171. Ryan Tannehill TEN QB
172. Steven Sims Jr. WAS WR
173. Nyheim Hines IND RB
174. T.J. Hockenson DET TE
175. Robby Anderson CAR WR
176. Chris Herndon NYJ TE
177. Gardner Minshew II JAC QB
178. Darrel Williams KC RB
179. Duke Johnson Jr. HOU RB
180. Blake Jarwin DAL TE
181. Ian Thomas CAR TE
182. DeAndre Washington KC RB
183. Irv Smith Jr. MIN TE
184. Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR
185. Dede Westbrook JAC WR
186. Tee Higgins CIN WR
187. Malcolm Brown LAR RB
188. Joe Burrow CIN QB
189. Damien Harris NE RB
190. Drew Lock DEN QB
191. Ryquell Armstead JAC RB
192. Justin Jackson LAC RB
193. Denzel Mims NYJ WR
194. Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR
195. Mohamed Sanu Sr. NE WR
196. Giovani Bernard CIN RB
197. Darrynton Evans TEN RB
198. Randall Cobb HOU WR
199. Corey Davis TEN WR
200. LeSean McCoy TB RB