This is the final piece of the four-part series that features the top 100 fantasy players for this season. Below is the list that consists of players that made the top 25. Players taken in the top 25 usually land in the first two rounds of fantasy drafts. Check out part one, part two and part three before reading.
25) George Kittle (TE) – San Francisco 49ers
Now that he has signed the largest NFL contract for a tight end in history, Kittle will look to reflect his worth on the field. With Deebo Samuel out to start the season, the All-Pro tight end will be heavily targeted anywhere on the field.
24) Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) – Kansas City Chiefs
Edwards-Helaire was the first running back selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. He joins an elite offense coached by Andy Reid and led by Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes is an MVP, and Reid is a future Hall of Fame coach. The rookie has a lot of upside, and with the right tools around him, he should have a terrific rookie season.
23) Allen Robinson (WR) – Chicago Bears
There are a lot of question marks on the offensive side of the ball for the Bears this season. One thing is for sure, Robinson is an elite receiver who will drive defenses crazy. Expect the 26-year-old star to be hungrier than ever as he searches for a contract extension. He’s coming off an impressive year where he produced 98 receptions, 1,147 yards and 7 touchdowns.
22) Adam Thielen (WR) – Minnesota Vikings
With Stefon Diggs out of town, Thielen takes over as the top receiver for Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. Before an injury-riddled season last year, Thielen produced two straight seasons with over 1,200 yards receiving. Expect the 29-year-old to bounce back in a big way this season as he will more than likely be an every week starter for fantasy teams.
21) Kenyan Drake (RB) – Arizona Cardinals
Drake averaged an amazing 5.2 yards per carry last season. He will be a huge part of Arizona’s offense this season, and expect him to make more of an impact in the receiving game because of the departure of David Johnson. The sixth-year veteran back brings speed and versatility to an offense that should take a huge step this year.
20) Travis Kelce (TE) – Kansas City Chiefs
Kelce is the top tight end when it comes to fantasy. He’s been the top fantasy tight end three times in his seven-year career. The 30-year-old has never produced less than 800 receiving yards in a season, and he has produced four straight seasons with at least 1,000 yards. Kelce is the definition of reliable.
19) Chris Godwin (WR) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Godwin has gotten better and better in each of his first three seasons in the league. It will be hard to sustain what he did last season as he topped 1,300 yards and hauled in 86 passes and 9 touchdowns.
18) Tyreek Hill (WR) – Kansas City Chiefs
One of the fastest human beings alive. Hill has yet to score less than six touchdowns in a season. His first four years in the league have been entertaining, and he is a consistent stat-packer in fantasy football. He should be one of the first ten wide receivers drafted.
17) DeAndre Hopkins (WR) – Arizona Cardinals
Hopkins has caught at least 100 passes two seasons in a row. With a new team, and a new quarterback, expect the former All-Pro to regress a little but not a lot. The 28-year-old still has all the skill in the world when it comes to being a star wide receiver. He should serve as a WR1 option in your fantasy leagues.
16) Josh Jacobs (RB) – Las Vegas Raiders
After an impressive rookie campaign, Jacobs looks to progress in his sophomore season. He has spent a lot of his offseason working on improving his receiving skills. The second-year-pro aims to catch at least 60 passes this season compared to just 20 last year.
15) Kenny Golladay (WR) – Detroit Lions
Golladay is in the last year of his contract this season. The Lions want him to take the next step and become one of the top wide receivers in the league. Last season, he led the league in touchdowns, and he should be a huge target in the red zone once again. He has the size and frame (6’4”) to dominate defenders anywhere on the field.
14) Mike Evans (WR) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Evans has played six years in the league, and he has yet to come short of 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He’s also done it with a quarterback named Jameis Winston. With Tom Brady now as his quarterback, expect the consistent receiver to have a huge season. Not only will he produce a ton of receiving yards, he will be near the top of the league in receiving touchdowns as well.
13) Nick Chubb (RB) – Cleveland Browns
Chubb’s goal for this season is to lead the league in rushing and take the rushing title for the first time in his young career. There’s one thing that stands in his way, and it is his teammate Kareem Hunt. Although Hunt was on his team last season, Chubb still rushed for 1,494 yards, which was good enough for second in the league behind Derrick Henry’s 1,540 yards. Chubb could be higher on this list if Hunt didn’t take away most of his receiving opportunities out of the backfield.
12) Lamar Jackson (QB) – Baltimore Ravens
The 2019 MVP surely won’t put up the same numbers as last season again right? Why not? His offense got better with the draft decisions to bring in running back J.K. Dobbins and wide receiver Devin Duvernay. With more weapons, and a strong offensive line, Jackson could definitely put up similar numbers to last season. He is the most lethal dual-threat option when it comes to his position, and that makes him a scary good fantasy player for fantasy teams.
11) Aaron Jones (RB) – Green Bay Packers
The Packers made some questionable decisions in this year’s NFL Draft. The decision to bring in A.J. Dillon will hurt Jones’ inside the five yard line touches. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old back is heading into the season hungry for a large contract that he rightfully deserves. Expect Jones to be an every week starter at a RB1 slot for your fantasy teams this season.
10) Patrick Mahomes (QB) – Kansas City Chiefs
Sometimes you look at a quarterback and you know the guy just has it in him to be a killer. That’s what Mahomes brings every week and every day, a killer mentality. The highest paid athlete of all time is a must draft for fantasy teams this season. There’s no question he will compete every week to the best of his abilities and produce a ton of fantasy points.
9) Julio Jones (WR) – Atlanta Falcons
It seems like this is the first offseason in a while where Jones didn’t have an offseason surgery to repair something. A healthy Julio is a scary Julio, and he should be a top 10 fantasy player this season. In the last six seasons, the All-Pro has produced 623 catches, 9,388 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns. That averages out to be about 104 catches, 1,565 yards and 6 touchdowns per season. He’s a freak of nature who should have another dominant year this season as well.
8) Alvin Kamara (RB) – New Orleans Saints
Kamara is one of the highly anticipated players to have a bounce back season this year. Recent news provided that Kamara played last season through a torn MCL he suffered in week 6. The 25-year-old is heading into his fourth season in search of his first 1,000-yard campaign. Expect the shifty back to put up a lot of rushing yards (at least 1,000) and receiving yards while also becoming a more consistent fantasy running back this year.
7) Derrick Henry (RB) – Tennessee Titans
King Henry is coming off a rushing title, and he would be a top two running back in fantasy football if it weren’t for the lack of receiving yards he produced. For Henry to take the next step, he needs to produce more out of the backfield, and he needs to play a healthy and full season. Expect the All-Pro back to regress a little from last season but still be dominant as the leader of Tennessee’s offense.
6) Davante Adams (WR) – Green Bay Packers
When on the field, Adams is heavily targeted by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. There are a lot of question marks when it comes to Green Bay’s receivers, and that helps Adams’ fantasy value. With subpar talent around him, he will more than likely see around 150 targets like he did two seasons ago. In the last four years, Adams has received at least 115 targets in each of those seasons. Expect the seventh-year-pro to have another Pro Bowl season.
5) Michael Thomas (WR) – New Orleans Saints
Coming off the best season of all time from a wide receiver, Thomas looks to stay hungry. Not only did he lead the league in receiving yards and receptions, he also led the league in red zone catches with 28. For fantasy owners, this is a great statistic to lead the league in because he has a greater chance of scoring a touchdown. Thomas is easily the top wide receiver option to draft this season.
4) Ezekiel Elliott (RB) – Dallas Cowboys
With a loaded offense that is prime to put up a ton of yards, many think the passing game will be heavily utilized. With such a lethal passing attack, it could help Elliott in the running game. A balanced offense paves the way for a positive rushing attack as Elliott leads the way coming off of two straight seasons of at least 1,300 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards.
3) Dalvin Cook (RB) – Minnesota Vikings
Cook finally broke out last season as he compiled 1,654 total offensive yards to go along with 13 touchdowns. Expect Cook to have another big year and an even better year this season. The running game will be used more as Cousins lost his top wide receiver this offseason in Stefon Diggs. The 25-year-old is hungry for a new contract, and he should put up better receiving statistics this season as well.
2) Saquon Barkley (RB) – New York Giants
In his first two seasons, Barkley has produced 2,310 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 143 receptions, 1,159 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. He’s a dangerous playmaker that can score anytime he touches the ball. The third-year-pro averages 4.8 yards per carry, and he should take another step forward this season as the Giants run their offense through him. Expect a lot of rushing yards and a lot of receiving yards, but not as many as the guy who is number one on this list.
1) Christian McCaffrey (RB) – Carolina Panthers
Last season was a season to remember for McCaffrey, his fans and everyone who had him on their fantasy teams. He produced a total of 403 touches, 2,392 offensive yards and 19 offensive touchdowns. That surely will be tough to sustain, but there is no way he shouldn’t be the top pick in every fantasy draft this year. The All-Pro back even came out and said he would draft himself number one in fantasy drafts.