Fantasy football 2020: Your draft kit for the upcoming season

Your fantasy football draft is coming up and you have a brief moment of panic. You haven't had a chance to prepare completely as draft day keeps getting closer and closer.

No problem! We've got you covered with this quick one-stop shop for fantasy football rankings, draft strategy and everything else you need to dominate your draft. 

Consider this page the locker room where you formulate your game plan. All of our best fantasy football content is one click away. Plus, we'll be adding even more features as the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season is just around the corner.

2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson is one of six different regional cover subjects for USA TODAY Sports' 2020 fantasy football preview issue. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports)


Where to start? First of all, know your rules. The most popular format is a 12-team league with points awarded for touchdowns, yards and receptions. Here are our 2020 player rankings, courtesy of

TOP 200 OVERALL:Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leads the way at No. 1

CHEAT SHEET: Player rankings, auction values by position


There's plenty of talent to go around in the early rounds. But where fantasy titles are won and lost are often determined by the contributors who surround the superstars. Here are some players to target (and some to avoid) in the middle and later rounds.

  • ALL-SLEEPER TEAM: Steelers wideout among those to keep an eye on
  • ALL-RISK TEAM: Cardinals backfield full of boom-or-bust potential
  • ALL-BREAKOUT TEAM: Bills' Singletary among those poised for second-year surge
  • ALL-BUST TEAM: Why you should beware of Daniel Jones, David Johnson and more
  • ALL-VALUE TEAM:Jets' Crowder among consistent producers often overlooked


To get a sense of where players are typically being drafted, check out their current ADPs and adjust your personal rankings accordingly. 

FANTASY FOOTBALL CALCULATOR:Average Draft Position, PPR format


Your 2020 fantasy football draft might go down as the toughest in history. The threat of COVID-19 means that any player could be out at any time. There will be even more risk and unknowns. However, there is a way to incorporate all that uncertainty into the way you approach your draft.

DAVID DOREY:Step-by-step approach to building a winning roster


Fantasy football owners love the allure of rookies, especially rookie running backs. We should see a lower level of production than in recent years, due to the loss of a traditional offseason program. But that doesn't mean rookies can't contribute to a fantasy team's success.

CORY BONINI:Clyde Edwards-Helaire atop rookie ranks in 2020 fantasy impact

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