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2020 Fantasy Football Best Ball Rankings: Hall of Fame expert says draft Davante Adams, fade Julian Edelman

Scott Engel has revealed his 2020 Fantasy football best ball rankings.

  • by CBS Sports Staff
  • May 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm ET • 3 min read

One of the biggest breakouts in the NFL last season was the play of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who electrified the league by throwing for 3,127 yards and 36 touchdowns while rushing for 1,206 yards and seven more scores. Jackson’s completion percentage was 66.1, and his play down the stretch led the Ravens to a 14-2 record. That effort earned Jackson the NFL Most Valuable Player award and also vaulted him up the 2020 Fantasy football best ball rankings.

Will Jackson see a regression from his dazzling form last season now that defenses have more footage on him? Or will Jackson continue to mystify defenses and win games both in Baltimore and for Fantasy football owners across the country? Before you make any decisions about your 2020 Fantasy football best ball picks, see what SportsLine’s Scott Engel has to say. His 2020 Fantasy football best ball rankings can help make sure you get maximum value out of every pick.

Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame and has been a premier analyst and Fantasy personality for nearly 25 years. He is a four-time FSWA Award Winner and nine-time nominee.

In addition to being the Fantasy writer for the official site of the Seattle Seahawks since 2012, Engel has appeared on,, Yahoo Sports, the New York Post, USA Today,, Rotoballer and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio and many other major sports news outlets. Engel also pulled off a three-peat in his highly-competitive New York City Fantasy football league in 2019 that features high-stakes players and top experts.

Now, Engel has released his 2020 Fantasy football best ball rankings and revealed his top sleepers, breakouts and busts so you’ll have an edge.

Top 2020 Fantasy football best ball picks

Engel is extremely high on Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. While Adams had a regression from his stellar 2018 campaign last season, 2019 was still a productive one. The seven-year pro caught 83 passes on 127 targets for 997 yards and five touchdowns.

The downturn in stats from Adams’ 111-catch, 1,386-yard effort in 2018 was due largely to a turf toe injury that cost him four games during the middle of the 2019 regular season. Given he missed a full quarter of the Packers’ season, Adams figures to be a force if he can stay healthy for the entire campaign in 2020.

“Adams missed four games last season but re-established himself as an elite producer down the stretch and in the NFL playoffs,” Engel told SportsLine. “He had four 100-yard outings in his final five games, including the postseason. He had 298 yards in two playoff games, when the stakes were the highest. Adams is a clear ball hog in the Green Bay passing game and has continual best ball high level appeal because of the constant volume and excellent yardage and TD production.”

And a massive shocker: Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who has been a consistent source of production for Fantasy football best ball players for years, stumbles big-time and barely cracks the top 40 wideouts.

“He will be 34 this season and is now without Tom Brady.” Engel told SportsLine. “He also lacks a quality complement in the passing game. This could be the season where Edelman starts to truly fade. There is no reason for optimism in a best ball format, even as a depth piece.”

Where to find 2020 Fantasy football best ball rankings

Engel is also calling for a surprising running back you aren’t even thinking about to finish in the top 30 of his 2020 Fantasy football rankings for best ball leagues. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. See who it is here.

So which players should you build your team around? And which overlooked running back do you need to jump on? Visit SportsLine now to see players are the top targets in 2020 Fantasy football best ball leagues, all from a Hall of Fame expert, and find out.

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