Computer Advice on Drafting QB: Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, or Patrick Mahomes?

By simulating the 2019 season (all year round) we can project who the best fantasy quarterbacks are and in our latest projection Patrick Mahomes is number one, followed by Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan. Baker Mayfield and Jared Goff are not in the very upper tier, but they are solid options as well. Our top rated running backs are Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott. If you are looking for good, but not elite, starting wide receivers consider Calvin Ridley or Alshon Jeffery. The tables below show projected rankings based on total fantasy points (along with their per game fantasy projection). In cases where a player is a free agent we have their team from the 2018 season.

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Top 30 Quarterbacks

The #6 ranked quarterback is Cam Newton with a projection of 360 total fantasy points. Last season, he finished as the #14 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy quarterback rankings is Tom Brady who last season was #11 but is projected to be #14 this season. With 349 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy quarterback.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
P. Mahomes (KC) FP 443 | 27.7R. Wilson (SEA) FP 354 | 22.1J. Allen (BUF) FP 315 | 19.7
A. Rodgers (GB) FP 365 | 22.8D. Brees (NO) FP 350 | 21.8M. Trubisky (CHI) FP 313 | 19.6
M. Ryan (ATL) FP 364 | 22.7C. Wentz (PHI) FP 349 | 21.8D. Carr (OAK) FP 308 | 19.2
A. Luck (IND) FP 364 | 22.7T. Brady (NE) FP 349 | 21.8M. Stafford (DET) FP 297 | 18.5
D. Watson (HOU) FP 361 | 22.6P. Rivers (LAC) FP 337 | 21.1S. Darnold (NYJ) FP 276 | 17.2
C. Newton (CAR) FP 360 | 22.5K. Murray (ARI) FP 336 | 21N. Foles (JAC) FP 273 | 17.1
J. Winston (TB) FP 360 | 22.5J. Garoppolo (SF) FP 328 | 20.5A. Dalton (CIN) FP 267 | 16.7
B. Roethlisberger (PIT) FP 358 | 22.4D. Prescott (DAL) FP 327 | 20.4M. Mariota (TEN) FP 265 | 16.6
B. Mayfield (CLE) FP 356 | 22.3K. Cousins (MIN) FP 323 | 20.2J. Flacco (DEN) FP 259 | 16.2
J. Goff (LAR) FP 356 | 22.3L. Jackson (BAL) FP 316 | 19.8E. Manning (NYG) FP 259 | 16.2

Top 45 Running Backs

Nick Chubb is projected to average 11.8 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 188 points is good enough to be ranked #10 at his position. We are projecting an improvement versus last season's final ranking (#15 in 2018). One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy running back rankings is Kareem Hunt who last season was #8 but is projected to be #40 this season. With 114 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups when healthy and available.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
S. Barkley (NYG) FP 269 | 16.8M. Mack (IND) FP 175 | 10.9D. Guice (WAS) FP 127 | 8
E. Elliott (DAL) FP 265 | 16.6K. Johnson (DET) FP 170 | 10.6M. Sanders (PHI) FP 124 | 7.8
A. Kamara (NO) FP 249 | 15.6J. Jacobs (OAK) FP 170 | 10.6L. Murray (NO) FP 122 | 7.6
M. Gordon (LAC) FP 246 | 15.4C. Carson (SEA) FP 168 | 10.5R. Penny (SEA) FP 121 | 7.6
C. McCaffrey (CAR) FP 243 | 15.2P. Lindsay (DEN) FP 167 | 10.4C. Thompson (WAS) FP 121 | 7.6
J. Conner (PIT) FP 201 | 12.6D. Williams (KC) FP 162 | 10.1J. Howard (PHI) FP 121 | 7.6
L. Bell (NYJ) FP 195 | 12.2S. Michel (NE) FP 161 | 10P. Barber (TB) FP 120 | 7.5
J. Mixon (CIN) FP 193 | 12L. Miller (HOU) FP 158 | 9.9D. Henderson (LAR) FP 120 | 7.5
D. Johnson (ARI) FP 193 | 12M. Ingram (BAL) FP 150 | 9.4A. Ekeler (LAC) FP 115 | 7.2
N. Chubb (CLE) FP 188 | 11.8D. Freeman (ATL) FP 149 | 9.3K. Hunt (CLE) FP 114 | 12.6
D. Henry (TEN) FP 188 | 11.7D. Montgomery (CHI) FP 149 | 9.3J. McKinnon (SF) FP 105 | 6.6
D. Cook (MIN) FP 187 | 11.7T. Coleman (SF) FP 142 | 8.9I. Smith (ATL) FP 97 | 6.1
A. Jones (GB) FP 184 | 11.5K. Drake (MIA) FP 135 | 8.4C. Hyde (KC) FP 97 | 6
L. Fournette (JAC) FP 178 | 11.1T. Cohen (CHI) FP 133 | 8.3L. McCoy (BUF) FP 94 | 5.9
T. Gurley (LAR) FP 175 | 11J. White (NE) FP 130 | 8.2M. Breida (SF) FP 94 | 5.9

Top 60 Wide Receivers

The #31 ranked wide receiver is Robby Anderson with a projection of 125 total fantasy points. In 2018 he was just the #36 ranked player at the position. He could be someone worth more than you might think in 2019. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy wide receiver rankings is Zay Jones who last season was #33 but is projected to be #53 this season. With 102 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
D. Adams (GB) FP 217 | 13.6C. Ridley (ATL) FP 140 | 8.7T. Williams (OAK) FP 107 | 6.7
D. Hopkins (HOU) FP 213 | 13.3A. Jeffery (PHI) FP 137 | 8.5C. Sutton (DEN) FP 107 | 6.7
O. Beckham (CLE) FP 208 | 13M. Williams (LAC) FP 133 | 8.3A. Callaway (CLE) FP 107 | 6.7
J. Jones (ATL) FP 207 | 13T. Lockett (SEA) FP 133 | 8.3G. Tate (NYG) FP 106 | 6.6
M. Evans (TB) FP 193 | 12.1M. Jones (DET) FP 132 | 8.3D. Moncrief (PIT) FP 106 | 6.6
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) FP 192 | 12J. Landry (CLE) FP 130 | 8.1C. Davis (TEN) FP 106 | 6.6
A. Brown (OAK) FP 189 | 11.8T. Hill (KC) FP 130 | 13C. Samuel (CAR) FP 106 | 6.6
M. Thomas (NO) FP 182 | 11.4D. Pettis (SF) FP 130 | 8.1M. Lee (JAC) FP 105 | 6.5
A. Thielen (MIN) FP 179 | 11.2C. Kirk (ARI) FP 127 | 7.9E. Sanders (DEN) FP 104 | 6.5
T. Hilton (IND) FP 178 | 11.1S. Watkins (KC) FP 126 | 7.9J. Washington (PIT) FP 104 | 6.5
K. Allen (LAC) FP 176 | 11R. Anderson (NYJ) FP 125 | 7.8P. Campbell (IND) FP 102 | 6.4
R. Woods (LAR) FP 167 | 10.4W. Fuller (HOU) FP 123 | 7.7K. Coutee (HOU) FP 102 | 6.4
J. Edelman (NE) FP 165 | 10.3D. Moore (CAR) FP 122 | 7.6Z. Jones (BUF) FP 102 | 6.4
B. Cooks (LAR) FP 162 | 10.1T. Boyd (CIN) FP 122 | 7.6M. Brown (BAL) FP 102 | 6.4
S. Diggs (MIN) FP 162 | 10.1D. Westbrook (JAC) FP 116 | 7.3M. Valdes-Scantling (GB) FP 102 | 6.4
A. Green (CIN) FP 162 | 10.1M. Sanu (ATL) FP 112 | 7G. Allison (GB) FP 102 | 6.4
A. Cooper (DAL) FP 161 | 10.1S. Shepard (NYG) FP 112 | 7N. Harry (NE) FP 101 | 6.3
C. Kupp (LAR) FP 158 | 9.9L. Fitzgerald (ARI) FP 111 | 7M. Goodwin (SF) FP 101 | 6.3
K. Golladay (DET) FP 158 | 9.9D. Jackson (PHI) FP 111 | 7K. Stills (MIA) FP 100 | 6.3
C. Godwin (TB) FP 143 | 9A. Robinson (CHI) FP 110 | 6.9A. Wilson (MIA) FP 100 | 6.2

Top 24 Tight Ends

The #7 ranked tight end is Evan Engram with a projection of 117 total fantasy points. Last season, he finished as the #13 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Austin Hooper is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#13) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #7 tight end. With 85 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy tight end.

TOP 1-89-1617-24
T. Kelce (KC) FP 180 | 11.2D. Njoku (CLE) FP 96 | 6K. Rudolph (MIN) FP 80 | 5
Z. Ertz (PHI) FP 152 | 9.5T. Hockenson (DET) FP 88 | 5.5D. Walker (TEN) FP 78 | 4.9
O. Howard (TB) FP 137 | 8.6C. Herndon (NYJ) FP 88 | 5.5T. Burton (CHI) FP 78 | 4.9
G. Kittle (SF) FP 135 | 8.4J. Graham (GB) FP 85 | 5.3C. Brate (TB) FP 77 | 4.8
E. Ebron (IND) FP 134 | 8.4A. Hooper (ATL) FP 85 | 5.3N. Fant (DEN) FP 76 | 4.7
J. Cook (NO) FP 124 | 7.8V. McDonald (PIT) FP 85 | 5.3D. Goedert (PHI) FP 75 | 4.7
E. Engram (NYG) FP 117 | 7.3J. Reed (WAS) FP 82 | 5.1J. Doyle (IND) FP 73 | 4.6
H. Henry (LAC) FP 103 | 6.4M. Andrews (BAL) FP 80 | 5G. Olsen (CAR) FP 68 | 4.3

Top 30 Kickers

With 132 total projected fantasy points Robbie Gould is ranked as the #2 kicker. Last season, he finished as the #10 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy kicker rankings is Harrison Butker who last season was #3 but is projected to be #6 this season. But with 119 total projected fantasy points he is still a full-time, elite fantasy kicker.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Zuerlein (LAR) FP 140 | 8.8M. Prater (DET) FP 114 | 7.1J. Elliott (PHI) FP 104 | 6.5
R. Gould (SF) FP 132 | 8.3B. Maher (DAL) FP 113 | 7.1M. Gay (TB) FP 103 | 6.5
J. Tucker (BAL) FP 132 | 8.2J. Myers (SEA) FP 113 | 7.1D. Hopkins (WAS) FP 102 | 6.4
S. Gostkowski (NE) FP 124 | 7.7M. Crosby (GB) FP 113 | 7.1J. Lambo (JAC) FP 101 | 6.3
C. Catanzaro (NYJ) FP 121 | 7.6G. Tavecchio (ATL) FP 110 | 6.9D. Carlson (OAK) FP 100 | 6.2
H. Butker (KC) FP 119 | 7.4G. Gano (CAR) FP 110 | 6.9R. Succop (TEN) FP 100 | 6.2
K. Fairbairn (HOU) FP 119 | 7.4G. Joseph (CLE) FP 109 | 6.8S. Hauschka (BUF) FP 96 | 6
W. Lutz (NO) FP 117 | 7.3C. Boswell (PIT) FP 108 | 6.7M. Nugent (OAK) FP 96 | 6
A. Vinatieri (IND) FP 116 | 7.3E. Pineiro (CHI) FP 106 | 6.6D. Bailey (MIN) FP 95 | 5.9
M. Badgley (LAC) FP 114 | 7.1A. Rosas (NYG) FP 106 | 6.6R. Bullock (CIN) FP 89 | 5.6