• Drew W

Fantasy Football All-Stars

The NFL season is into the playoffs now and with it the fantasy football season has come to an end. As with the NFL all-pro team, the fantasy community shall also have their all-fantasy team. These are not just the highest scoring players at each position but high scoring players in relation to their draft position (ADP). The value of some of these all-fantasy team players is obvious while some of the others are debatable. It’s subjective. It’s fun. It was a collaborative effort by some of us at Podcasticnetwork.com and we'd love to hear which picks were good and which picks were garbage so hit us up on Twitter (@Dwood1977, @FF_Schmuck, @CoachCraigSport).


All players on this team played at least 8 games and A.D.P. (Average Draft Position) and fantasy points per game averages are from fantasypros.com P.P.R. (Point per reception) scoring. Enough of the formalities, let’s get to the team.


QB



Justin Herbert

ADP: QB35 Finish: QB7 Points/game: 22.86 Games: 15

Coming into the season, Herbert wasn’t even named his team’s starting quarterback, and if not for a freak accident immediately prior to the start of game 2, who knows when Herbert would have gotten his chance. Week 2 though he grabbed the reins and has never looked back. Herbert broke the record for touchdown passes by a rookie and is the odds on favorite to win offensive rookie of the year. Herbert finished the year as the QB7 after being drafted as the QB35. In other words, he probably wasn’t drafted at all in your league and was picked up on the waiver wire. (@Dwood1977)


Honorable Mention


Aaron Rodgers

ADP: QB11.3 Finish: QB4 P.P.G.: 24.2 Games: 16

This one comes without much debate as Aaron Rodgers was a late-round pick in most leagues. He finished as a top 3 QB (depending on your scoring format) and only had 1 bust week (vs. TB). There is not much more you can ask for from your starting QB in Fantasy Football. (@CoachCraigSports)



Ryan Tannehill

ADP: QB 21 Finish: QB 8 P.P.G.: 21.9 Games: 16

It is clear that not many fantasy football players expected Ryan Tannehill's high level of play from 2019 to carry over to the 2020 season. Well, he proceeded to prove his doubters wrong again. Tannehill threw for almost four thousand yards and thirty-three TDs to just seven INTs. He also had one of his best years rushing the ball, as he went for 266 yards and 7 more TDs. Tannehill has evolved into an every-week starter for fantasy and one of the top QB options for your fantasy teams. I highly doubt he will fall so late in the draft again. (@FF_Schmuck)



RB

James Robinson

ADP: RB70 Finish: RB5 P.P.G.: 17.9 Games: 14

Another waiver wire find was James Robinson. He had an ADP of RB70 so unless you were in a really deep league, he also came off the wire. Even on the worst team in the league, Robinson was a model of consistency. Scoring in double-digit fantasy points in all 14 games he played, Robinson also broke the undrafted rookie record for yards from scrimmage with a total of 1,414 total yards. (@Dwood1977)


James Robinson may very well have been the biggest surprise of the season. The UDFA rookie out of Illinois St. was a relative unknown entering the season. Jacksonville cut Leonard Fournette and lost Ryquell Armstead due to COVID complications. Robinson stepped up and performed in a big way. He scored at least 10 points in all 14 games he played this season. He also scored over 20 points on 5 occasions. Pretty good production for a guy who was a late-round pick or waiver wire pickup. (@CoachCraigSports)


The UDFA out of Illinois State set the league on fire this year. After the Jags cut Leonard Fournette there were plenty of people questioning who would be the lead back. Not many expected it to be the young rookie. He took the job and ran away with it to the tune of 240 attempts for 1070 yards and 7 TDs while adding 49 receptions for 344 yards and 3 more TDs through the air. Robinson has most likely locked down this starting job for the near future, but if you have anyone in your dynasty leagues questioning this buy him while you can. (@FF_Schmuck)



Myles Gaskin

ADP: N/A Finish: RB11 P.P.G.: 16.4 Games: 10

So far there is a theme going with my all-fantasy team picks. Gaskin continues this theme by being yet another player that came off the waiver wire. I couldn’t even find an A.D.P. for him because he was so far under the radar but yet he still finished as the RB10. Gaskin only played 10 games due to injury and Covid but still finished as the Dolphins leading rusher and 3rd leading receiver. (@Dwood1977)


Honorable Mention

Alvin Kamara

ADP: RB5.3 Finish: RB1 P.P.G.: 25.2 Games: 15

Going into the season there were concerns over Kamara's back and contract situation. This caused him to slip down some draft boards. He easily ended up as the RB1 this year and should be a top 2 pick next year. Outside of a few down weeks with Taysom Hill at QB, he gave you elite production every single week. (@CoachCraigSports)



Antonio Gibson

ADP: RB 38 Finish: RB 13 P.P.G.: 14.4 Games: 14

After some unfortunate happenings before the season for the former starter in Washington, rookie Antonio Gibson became a lead back who was very explosive and versatile. Gibson, who played a lot of WR in college, showed he could take on a workload and lead a backfield with no issues. He is still developing as an RB so he could even take another step next year. This is a player I would be willing to buy high on, as I do not believe he has reached his ceiling at this point in his career. He put together an impressive rookie season even after many, including me, doubted him. The rookie put up 795 yards rushing and 11 TDs on just 170 carries, good for 4.7 yards per attempt. He was also utilized in the passing game, nabbing 36 receptions for 247 yards. We can honestly say most rookie RBs in this class met or exceeded expectations. (@FF_Schmuck)


WR

Davante Adams

ADP: WR2.3 Finish: WR1 P.P.G.: 25.6 Games: 14

This may seem like an interesting choice given that Adams was already a high pick in drafts. Usually drafted as the WR2 or WR3 at the end of the 1st round or beginning of the 2nd, his production this year speaks for itself. His point per game average of 25.6 was the highest of any WR over at least the last 8 years and the difference between Adams and the 2nd best WR was 3.7 points per game, the highest of any position between 1st and 2nd. (@Dwood1977)


Davante Adams teamed up with his QB Aaron Rodgers (mentioned above) to produce one of the best Fantasy WR seasons in recent memory. He scored 18 TDs in 13.5 games, which is insane. He truly only had 1 bust week (vs DET) which was due to injury. Expect Adams to be the 1st WR drafted in 2021. (@CoachCraigSports)



WR – Stefon Diggs

ADP: 23.3 Finish: WR3 P.P.G.: 20.5 Games: 16

Diggs was a flat out stud. Leading the league in receptions, targets, and yards, he completely outperformed his ADP of WR23.3 to finish as the WR3. Switching teams and being paired with a QB that coming into this year wasn’t the most accurate, had people hesitant about drafting Diggs. If you did draft him though, you ended up with one of the best values in all of 2020. (@Dwood1977)


There were some question marks about Stefon Diggs prior to the 2020 season. A common narrative is that WRs tend to struggle in their first year with a new team. That was not the case for Diggs. Buffalo went from a run dominant or balanced offense to a very pass-happy offense. Josh Allen stepped his game up to an MVP level and Diggs was the primary beneficiary. 2020 will go down as the year that Stefon Diggs showed us why he belongs in that top tier of WRs. (@CoachCraigSports)


WR- Justin Jefferson

ADP: WR 49. Finish: WR 6. FPPG: 17.1 Games: 16

This one feels great for me. I was on this guy, as an LSU fan, from the start. I snagged him in so many redraft leagues late, and let me tell you it paid off! Jefferson put together a stellar rookie season with 88 receptions on 125 targets for 1,400 yards and 7 TDs. Jefferson will be a fun player to watch for years to come, but don't expect to draft him at any sort of discount next year. (@FF_Schmuck)


Rookie phenom Justin Jefferson surprised everyone in 2020. I liked Jefferson coming out of LSU. However, I did not see him producing this quickly. Jefferson was a late-round pick or waiver wire pickup who far exceeded his expectations. He scored more than 20 points 6 times this year. (@CoachCraigSports)


Honorable Mention



WR- Curtis Samuel

ADP: WR 60 Finish: WR 25 PPG: 14.1 Games: 15

Curtis Samuel is another guy I bought in on, as he has shown flashes in the past. He finally broke out now that he had a decently accurate QB in Teddy Bridgewater. Samuel was used all over the field in the run game and pass game. This was partially due to CMC being injured but also due to OC Joe Brady getting the most out of his players. The role that Curtis Samuel played this year is what he should have been doing all along. His talent was evident, but he may still be drafted late and be a cheaper trade target due to his looming free agency. I would advise that you buy in before it is too late. (@FF_Schmuck)


WR - Keenan Allen

ADP: 19.4 Finish: WR7 P.P.G.: 17.5 Games: 14

Allen was another great value at WR, finishing as the WR7 after on average being drafted as the WR19.4. He finished with at least 100 receptions for the 3rd time, was 5th in targets, and finished just 8 yards shy of 1,000 yards in only 14 games. (@Dwood1977)



TE – Travis Kelce

ADP: TE1.5 Finish: TE1 P.P.G.: 20.9 Games: 15

Kelce is a difficult pick because he was already the TE1 in drafts. My argument though is that he created such a difference at TE that he was still the most valuable. The difference between Kelce and the TE2 was 3.5 points per game and the difference between Kelce and the TE3 was 9.9 points per game. So combine Kelce’s historic year (TE receiving yards record, 2nd 100 reception season, 5 ppg more than 2019) with the uncertainty of almost every other TE in 2020 and Kelce’s my choice at TE. (@Dwood1977)


Okay, so this is the biggest no-brainer on this list. Travis Kelce was leaps and bounds better than any other TE. He was often a 2nd round pick in 2020 and will definitely be a 1st round pick in 2021. He only had 1 bust week (vs DEN). Consistency is hard to find at TE and Kelce is as consistent as they come. (@CoachCraigSports)


Honorable Mention

TE- Logan Thomas

ADP: TE 42 Finish: TE 3 P.P.G.: 11 Games: 16

A player who definitely came out of nowhere, Logan Thomas quickly showed us what he could do at the TE position. In such a barren TE landscape Thomas was still drafted as the 42nd TE off the board, meaning he was probably not drafted at all in most leagues. This was understandable as many, including myself, thought Thaddeus Moss would take over the starting TE position for the Washington Football Team. Thomas showed his elite athleticism as the converted QB finished as the TE 3 on the season. Thomas will still be a value in drafts next year. He sees massive volume and should continue to see it as long as they don't draft a TE early. (@FF_Schmuck)



TE - Darren Waller

ADP: TE5 Finish: TE2 P.P.G.: 17.4 Games: 16

Waller was the only other TE I considered here. Kelce was in tier 1 by himself, and Waller was in tier 2 by himself. He was drafted as the TE5 and finished as the TE2. He finished with the 3rd most receptions ever for a TE, he just didn’t have the receiving yardage or touchdowns as Kelce, in an otherwise historic year for him as well. (@Dwood1977)
















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