2020 Fantasy Football Studs
Stud: A NFL player who has proved himself to be a top scoring player at his position. These players should be started each week regardless of match-up and should only be benched during bye weeks and significant injuries. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
Our writers have classified the following players as studs for 2020. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Patrick Mahomes||QB||KC||24||3||QB - #1|
|After an elite first full season in the NFL (30.15 FPPG in 4-point passing TD league), Mahomes lost about five fantasy points of value in 2019 (25.11) based on his scoring average over his 13 full contests. He passed for over 300 yards in his first five games (1,831 yards with 11 TDs and no Ints).
After playing at a high level (446/3) after missing two game... Read More
|Lamar Jackson||QB||BAL||23||2||QB - #2|
|Jackson gave fantasy owners an electric ride in 2019. Heading into last year, a 1,000+ yards rushing and over 3,000 yards passing were reasonable expectations for Jackson. His edge/breakthrough came in his 36 passing TDs, especially when considering his low pass attempts (26.7 per game) and overall weakness in production at wide receiver (115/1,419/17). There is no... Read More|
|Kyler Murray||QB||ARI||1||QB - #3|
|Despite finishing sixth in QB scoring (21.03 FPPG) in four-point TD leagues, Murray had zero passing TDs in six games and two other contests with one touchdown.
He passed for fewer than 200 yards in six games, with four of those results coming over the final six weeks.
Too often in his rookie season, Murray settled for the safe short completion (6.9... Read More
|Dak Prescott||QB||DAL||27||4||QB - #4|
|The Cowboys pushed their way to second in the league in passing yards (4,902) thanks to Prescott figuring out how to make plays in the deep passing game (68 completions over 68 yards – 3rd and 16 over 40 yards – 2nd).
He set career-highs in completions (388), passing attempts (596), passing yards (4,902), yards per pass attempt (8.2), and TDs (3... Read More
|Deshaun Watson||QB||HOU||24||3||QB - #6|
|The structure of the offense takes a new direction in 2020 after shipping the great WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals for RB David Johnson. A second deal for WR Brandin Cooks will soften the hit at WR1, but it leaves Watson looking for a... Read More|
|Russell Wilson||QB||SEA||31||8||QB - #7|
|Over the past three seasons, Wilson averaged just over 35 TDs while ranking 1st (401.75), 9th (344.30), and 4th (376.80) in QB scoring in 4-point passing TD leagues.
His best success came in Week 2 (300/3), Week 3 (457 combined yards with four TDs), and Week 9 (378/5). Wilson struggled to make plays over the second half of the year. Over the final nine game... Read More