In the last article, I listed my secondary options to target in a start-up dynasty league. In this article, I have the final 13 QBs in my dynasty rankings that can help your team. The QB’s on this list are either young rookies that have much to prove or QB’s in the later stages of their career. Many of the QB’s listed have provided great fantasy seasons in the past. The QBs on this list would be more beneficial to draft if playing in SuperFlex or 2 QB leagues. Tom Brady and Philip Rivers have had great careers, but to no one’s surprise, they won’t hold much value in dynasty start-ups. These late-round targets won’t provide long-term success but may help you win a fantasy championship in 2020. These are the final QB in my 2020 Dynasty QB Rankings.
2020 Dynasty QB Rankings Tier 6
22. Kirk Cousins
You like that? Not really. Although Cousins is only 31, his days of being a fantasy viable QB are short. The Minnesota Vikings love to use Dalvin Cook for 30-35 times a game and just allow Cousins to make plays when asked. Cousins is very inconsistent and it is hard to tell what you will get from him week to week. He does have playmakers to throw, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. With that being said, Cousins may be just another Cook injury away from having to step up and be a point-producing QB. Will things change in 2020 or will Diggs continue to beg to be targeted more?
23. Justin Herbert
Herbert and the Oregon Ducks played in Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. He played great despite his team being down most of the game. Showing off his legs he ran for 3 rushing TDs as they went on to beat the Wisconsin Badgers. His pure arm talent, ability to read defenses and his athleticism will make him a top 10 pick. Will the Chargers pick him to take over for Rivers? It is totally possible. I see Herbert falling to the Panthers under new head coach Matt Rhule. Herbert will have talent around him as he is welcomed by Christian McCaffrey who had over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving. D.J. Moore could also end up being Herbert’s favorite target. Herbert should find himself a long NFL career if selected by the right team. If Herbert is selected by the Panthers, he is an absolute steal in the 2020 Dynasty QB Rankings.
24. Dwayne Haskins
Haskins was a first-round pick by the Washington Redskins and he didn’t make an immediate impact right away. He got his first career start during Week 11 of the regular season and threw the ball for 144 yards. Haskins was hardly relevant throughout his remaining games and people didn’t bother to put him in their lineup. The expectations for the Redskins should be higher with the signing of Riverboat Ron and Jack Del Rio, but on the offensive side of the ball, the Redskins are dealing with a lack of weapons and bad chemistry with their linemen. Haskins should be viewed as a mid to low QB2 until proven otherwise.
25. Cam Newton
Newton suffered a foot injury in Week 2 that landed him on the IR for the rest of the season. There is much belief that the Panthers will look to start over in the QB department under new head coach Matt Rhule. Newton was the 2015 NFL MVP. When you really think about, that is over 5 years, and what has he done since? Newton finished as the QB2 in 2017 and the QB12 in 2018.
Newton is 30 years old and his style of play doesn’t help. He is a big physical runner and takes more hits than needed which have shown the last two seasons as he has been banged up with injuries. Newton’s accuracy is questionable as well. I don’t see Newton being a Panther next season, however, depending on where he lands there may be hope that he can return to his former self. Be cautious with Newton because of the uncertainty of where he will land and his nagging injury history.
2019 was a step back for Mitchell Trubisky. After a solid 2018 season, Bear’s fans were hopeful for their young quarterback to take the next step. Trubisky had a 40.6 QBR in 2019. However, Trubisky did find a favorite target in 2019. Allen Robinson was the only positive thing for the Bears this year. He took advantage of the small opportunity presented. Robinson finished the year with 98-1147-7. Robinson caught 40% of Trubisky’s TD in 2019. The only problem is that Trubsiky only threw for 17 TD. 2020 is the year that Trubisky must prove himself worthy of being a starting QB in this league. If not, the Bears may be looking for a new field general in 2021.
27. Jake Fromm
Looking just at Fromm’s stats is a mistake. Digging deeper into Fromm’s tape makes me excited about what this kid can bring to the league. Fromm has a natural feel in the pocket which helps him because he has an accurate arm with good ball placement. Fromm holds the school record at Georgia for the highest completion percentage. The Chargers have three picks within the top 75 selections. I believe they will use one of them to replace Rivers by selecting Jake Fromm. Fromm would be welcomed by one of the best route runners in the league, Keenan Allen. Chargers have young talent that can catch the ball such as Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, and a sneaky pass catcher of the backfield, Austin Ekeler. Taking Fromm in the later rounds of a dynasty is a steal as I truly believe that he will be a starting QB in this league.
28. Gardner Minshew
Did the mustache lose all the power? Minshew took over as the starting QB after Foles got hurt in Week 1. Minshew never produced many fantasy relevant weeks. There is uncertainty on who will be the QB for the Jaguars in 2020. I wouldn’t put much faith in the second-year QB out of Wazzu.
29. Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitz “magic” is entering his 16th season in the NFL and his days are limited as the 37-year-old QB is slowing down. His value in a dynasty isn’t as promising as the Dolphins are projected to select Tua with their fifth pick. Ryan will end up on a different team or see glimpses of game time due to the “trial and error” approach lower level teams implement. In 2019, Ryan won many teams their fantasy championship after dropping 38 fantasy points. Although Fitzpatrick won’t win many games, his potential blow-up games are worth tracking.
30. Philip Rivers
An emotional press conference after Week 17 has made me believe that Rivers’ years in the league are limited. Rivers is 38 and has 9 kids. I think father time is finally getting to him. He does have some good targets in Los Angeles with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Hunter Henry. In 2019, he had some ugly games and it was a regular for Rivers to throw 3-4 interceptions a game.
He didn’t look like he used to in 2019 and his stats may look better than they should from the help of Austin Ekeler. Ekeler bust on the scene with Gordon’s absence and had the ability to take a 3-yard dump-off for an 80 yard TD. I see the Chargers finding a QB in this draft to take over for Rivers either this year or next. Rivers doesn’t make much sense to draft for in dynasty leagues.
31. Tom Brady
There is no question of the career that Brady has had. Brady and the Patriots were knocked out of the 2019 playoffs by the Titans and their offense never seemed to get it going all in 2019. Edelman was banged up with a multitude of injuries all season and after acquiring Mohamed Sanu from the Falcons there still wasn’t much to be excited about from the Patriots offense. Brady will be 43 before the start of next season and currently isn’t under contract with New England. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brady on a different team next season. Still, at his age, he most likely has at best four seasons left in him. Youth is what you want to target in dynasty drafts. Brady will go down as one of the best QBs of all time but based on the 2020 Dynasty QB Rankings, he isn’t a target for me in drafts.
32. Jacoby Brissett
Jacoby was hot out the gate in 2019 after his first six games throwing 14 TD and 3 INT. The remaining nine games that he played in he threw for 4 TD and 3 interceptions. The knee injury he suffered during the Steelers game in Week 8 limited his play for the rest of the season. People may ask why is he so low on my rankings. The reason why is that I expect Brissett to have a mediocre 2020 season and the Colts moving on from him the following year. Frank Reich, who is an underrated head coach, will find his franchise quarterback that was once Andrew Luck.
Big Ben suffered a season-ending elbow injury in Week 2. Steelers struggled to get anything going on offense this season. I believe they had the worst offense in the league in 2019. Roethlisberger will be 38 in March and I feel that the 2020 season may be one of his last in the league. He has suffered substantial injuries in his career and it is time for the Steelers to move on to a younger QB. Whether it be in the draft or free agency, I strongly recommend that the Steelers look for his replacement. Big Ben is undraftable in dynasty leagues until he can prove it on the football field again.
34. Andy Dalton
Dalton was benched in Week 9 and returned later in the season to be the Bengal’s starter again. Bengals hold the first overall pick in the draft and there is a good chance they take their next franchise QB in Joe Burrow. Dalton may go somewhere to be a backup. Barring injury in front of him, Dalton will most likely never be a starter again. Dalton shouldn’t be in consideration to be drafted in dynasty leagues.