I had a really difficult time ranking this year. I think teams 4-10 could finish anywhere in that range. Team 10 could jump to 5, 4 could fall to 10, 7 could rise to 4. Idk. It’s 2020. Maybe Charbs will finish 10th and Amunrud will start his next massive rebuild in week 3 by trading away all his players for 2022, 23, & 24 draft picks.
Amunrud - 1
I had a hard time placing this team, and honestly I didn’t want to rank it at the top since I got blasted in his rankings. I’m not crazy about Robinson/Moore/Brown; they are on teams that could limit their production. However, David Montgomery’s injury gives Robinson upside, and the others produced last season while flying under the radar. The starting RB game speaks for itself. Mahomes to track star Tyreek Hill. Rodgers has high upside but has underwhelmed the past couple of seasons IMO, and the rest of the QB’s are meh/untested. That said, I think he will always have 1 solid option each week to play. It will just be a matter of picking the right match ups. Kittle is a beast and will repeat, and lastly, some player(s) on his bench will emerge as potential weekly starters. I give team hot wheels and deals the top spot with the potential to drop 2-3 spots.
Charbonnet - 2
If Aaron Jones and Chris Carson don’t produce, then this team drops to 4 imo. Carson underwhelmed a lot of last season so it’s certainly possible, but the Seahawks had various off-field struggles that may have led to his performance. This team has always been stacked but is aging…good thing he acquired Pittman Jr, Mims, and Higgins. Julio Jones will do Julio Jones things….which includes getting injured. I really don’t like Detroit RB’s but hopefully Swift’s talent wins out over this team’s recent RB woes. I’ve always been a believer in Lamar Jackson; 2 times I almost had him. Once in the rookie draft and once upon a time in a coulda-shoulda trade. I like seeing him on a team with other studs though; a man of that talent should not dwell at top alone. I imagine a repeat performance with him, especially since Hollywood Brown has a season under his belt. This team could easily win the season again, so I give it spot 2 with a +1, -2 potential.
Stock - 3
Amazing team but lacking depth imo. One injury could have a big effect. Not much more to say. Russel Wilson, Saquon Barkley, Mike Evans, and Devante Adams will carry the team. Scary Terry is the most interesting piece of the puzzle that will determine much for this team. How will he fare in his sophomore year on the Washington-we're-no-longer-racist-because-it's-cool Football Team?
Cook - 5
I think this team’s receivers rebound this year; I can imagine the Brown’s getting their act together, and I think Kareem Hunt will have healthy contribution in the Brown’s offense. I would guess Mayfield put work in the off season after a disappointing 2019, similar to how Lamar Jackson put in the work after a mediocre 2018 (not that Baker is at all a similar QB; it’s just I think he will improve significantly). If the RB’s stay healthy then they will produce for this team and push them higher up the rankings. The TE position is very concerning IMO. The QB situation has a lot of unknowns but a high upside. I give this team 5 +/- 2.
Miyake - 5
Bold. Yes. Biased? Maybe. But hear me out. Solid receiving corps and a healthy QB situation. The right choice in QB each week will put up ~25 points per week. Tight ends are healthy, and Gronk has been looking like he was in past seasons during training camp. The RB situation is the biggest question - Akers/Malcolm Brown results in a solid play each week, Mack will start the season as the lead back, and Rojo will still get plenty of touches. Tarik Cohen rebounds and James White remains integral to the Pats offense. Derrick Henry Jr (AJ Dillon) could be a TD vulture. Tevin Coleman is still a human with lungs and legs. Because the depth at receiver and TE, only two RB’s need ever need to play, and there’s enough options for two decent RB plays each week. It’s just a matter of picking the right guys. I give this team a 5 +/- 2.
Johnson - 6
This team is better than it looks and has underperformed imo. I could see Brady having an amazing year with a healthy Gronkowski among a plethora of offensive weapons at TB. If Jameis could put up 3 TD games every other week then Brady can do 4/5 TD games but without throwing 5 picks in the interstitial games. I think Danny Dimes steps up and makes Golden Tate more valuable. Jeudy is a great prospect, and I think N’keal Harry starts to shine. I actually see Kareem Hunt advantageous to Nick Chubb; Chubb may get less touches, but I can see Chubb doing a little less work to get the ball up field and getting more goal line work. If Dissly can get fully healthy and play the majority of games this season, then this team could go a long way.
Melton - 7
I had the hardest time with this team. Receiving corps could be fuego. I’m curious to see Juju in action; he shined while Brown was present, but hasn’t proven himself as the top WR of the team since Brown’s inglorious departure...granted, Roethlisberger went out early last season. I don’t like this team’s RB situation, but Gibson was a great pick up. QB situation isn’t terrible but certainly is not great. I also do not like the team’s TE situation. I think this team is set up for success in future years with some really solid draft pick ups, but I don’t see that manifesting immediately. This team will be boom or bust weekly. I give this team spot 7 with a high upside and potential to jump up to 4 or 3.
Ventura - 8
This team lacks depth, but if the starters stay healthy then it has a high upside. The starting receivers are great, but again, lack of depth will cost him when the bye weeks or injuries come along. I could easily see this team pushing up to 5 or 6 no problem though. This team’s vibe is clearly over 9000, so don’t be surprised if he outperforms and makes playoffs.
Rogers - 9
The People’s champ is facing a pivotal test in his hero’s journey. His team is an allusion to a quality superhero movie. It just feels like we’re at the very end of Infinity War or stuck in that random dungeon pit and getting our back realigned while thinking about how Bane is eating keto bagels and lox in Gotham. But rest assured, da Peoples-Jones is going to carry this team to victory. Real talk though, this team could finish 2-3 spots up. If Ceedee has a good season and Newton connects with Edelbro, this team will exceed expectations. I also like the McFarland Jr. pick up; some think he could be serve an Alvin Kamara role.
Hart - 10
This team confuses me so much. A healthy Stafford and JT does wonders for this team. The receivers are the biggest question. Dirty Deandre will shine in the air raid offense no doubt, but I question the performance of all the others. This team has a high volatility and could rise 2-3 spots easily.