Dynasty Top 200 Rankings (Post NFL Draft Edition)
The NFL Draft has come and gone. The pessimist in me would be scared to think that this may be the last live football event for the foreseeable future. The optimist is cautiously hopeful that the continuation of the offseason will lead to a 2020 NFL season. Regardless of what occurs, we still have plenty of dynasty startups and rookie drafts going on right now and this is the perfect time to update our rankings and focus on where rookies are slotting in now that we have draft capital and landing spot to consider.
A key note here. You will see some rookies whose perceived trade value based on the tier they are located in outweigh their actual rookie draft slot for 2020. This is a reflection of the strength of the players in this class and a reminder of how much more difficult it will become to acquire these players now that the NFL Draft is over.
I will leverage my top 200 dynasty board and give analysis along with tiers that will give a rough idea of player value. While every league and dynasty player will view a player’s value differently, it should represent a guide for dynasty players to work from as they think about their existing rosters, launching a rookie draft, or are beginning a startup dynasty draft.
1. Christian McCaffrey (RB1)
2. Saquon Barkley (RB2)
3. Michael Thomas (WR1)
4. Ezekiel Elliott (RB3)
5. Alvin Kamara (RB4)
6. Dalvin Cook (RB5)
Nothing changes in this tier. The NFL Draft did nothing to impact these players negatively. The biggest news is Jameis Winston potentially joining the Saints as a backup this season. It would maintain the values of Thomas and Kamara. The price also stays the same with at least three random first-round picks being the initial cost (could take four or even five random first round picks worth of value) to acquire one of these players.
7. Tyreek Hill (WR2)
8. JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR3)
9. Nick Chubb (RB6)
10. Joe Mixon (RB7)
11. DJ Moore (WR4)
12. Amari Cooper (WR5)
13. Chris Godwin (WR6)
14. Miles Sanders (RB8)
15. DK Metcalf (WR7)
16. Davante Adams (WR8)
17. Jonathan Taylor (RB9) - Rookie 1.01
18. DeAndre Hopkins (WR9)
19. Mike Evans (WR10)
20. JK Dobbins (RB10) - Rookie 1.02
21. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB11) - Rookie 1.03
22. AJ Brown (WR11)
23. Courtland Sutton (WR12)
24. D'Andre Swift (RB12) - Rookie 1.04
25. Austin Ekeler (RB13)
26. Jerry Jeudy (WR13) - Rookie 1.05
27. Josh Jacobs (RB14)
28. CeeDee Lamb (WR14) - Rookie 1.06
This tier grows a little more with some solid rookie landing spots. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the biggest riser as the Chiefs may represent the best possible scenario for the rookie runner. CeeDee Lamb may feel a bit more precarious but Gallup and Cooper hit free agency in the next two years if the Cowboys choose to do so. Ekeler and Sutton get slight downgrades with rookies coming into the tier as well as onto their teams. Payment is high with multiple first-round picks needed here, even with these top-end 2020 rookies, who are stronger than what we see in a typical draft class.
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