23 May 2020 22:32
Today should have been FA Cup final day. Chelsea were without a FA Cup for seven years. United had moved Chelsea aside in spectacular fashion to win the Premier League by six points. Drogba and Lampard exchanged a lavish one-two before the number eleven stabbed the ball past Edwin Van der Sar to win the game. Having fallen to the hands of Barnsley in the 2008 FA Cup sixth round, the year of the giant killings, the Blues were back in business a year later.
Seven of the featured 2007 FA Cup winners started for the Blues, albeit in yellow, under Guus Hiddink against Everton for the clubs second FA Cup final in three years. The Toffees took an early lead, with the quickest goal FA Cup final history, striking trepidation into Chelsea fans across the world. Chelsea desperately looked for a way back into the game. With less than just 20 minutes to go, Lampard stepped up to the plate with an extraordinary strike from 25 yards out cementing a second FA Cup in three years. Once again, Chelsea looked to their Ivorian hitman up leading the line.
In an effort to help those preparing for their dynasty rookie fantasy football drafts, we're providing the consensus rookie rankings from our experts, Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL), Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro), and Kyle Yates (@KyleYNFL). Here are the top 50 dynasty rookie rankings from each expert. Be sure to also check out recent dynasty rookie mock drafts from our writers: Complete quick and easy dynasty rookie mock drafts using our simulator>> Locking in a centerpiece quarterback is part of any Fantasy football strategy, and those who went with Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott last season weren't disappointed. Prescott was second in the NFL with 4,902 passing yards and fourth in the league with 30 passing touchdowns. As a result, owners who want to lock down Prescott this season will likely have to slot him high in their 2020 Fantasy football rankings.
But will Prescott, who is still seeking a long-term extension from the Cowboys, see a regression in from his fine form last season, ticking him down 2020 Fantasy football dynasty rankings? In addition to being the Fantasy writer for the official site of the Seattle Seahawks since 2012, Engel has appeared on ESPN.com, NFL.com, Yahoo Sports, the New York Post, USA Today, SI.com 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 Fantasy experts. Now, Engel has released his 2020 Fantasy football dynasty rankings and revealed his top sleepers, breakouts and busts so you'll have an edge in your Fantasy football dynasty league for years to come. Top 2020 Fantasy football Dynasty picks One player Engel is extremely high on in his Fantasy football dynasty rankings 2020: Broncos running back Melvin Gordon. Gordon played 12 games in 2019 following a four-game holdout, carrying the ball 162 times for 612 yards and scoring eight touchdowns. The Broncos now possess a formidable 1-2 RB punch, as Phillip Lindsay led the Broncos in carries (224), yards rushing (1,011) and rushing touchdowns (seven) last season. Signing Gordon will certainly help Denver offensively, as the Broncos finished 2019 ranked 28th or worse in total offense, scoring, passing offense and red-zone performance. "I like Gordon a lot to have a bounce-back year because he will return to being a featured back in a good situation," Engel told SportsLine. And a massive shocker: Engel says 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, who had 220 yards and four touchdowns in the NFC Championship game, doesn't even crack the top 25 at his position. After spending the first 10 games of the season as a relative afterthought in San Francisco's running back rotation, Mostert came on strong with eight total touchdowns in the final six weeks of the regular season. That's why Engel ranks Mostert as his No. 26 Fantasy running back for dynasty leagues, an RB3. Where to find 2020 Fantasy football dynasty rankings Engel is also calling for a surprising running back you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 30 of its 2020 Fantasy football rankings for dynasty leagues. Visit SportsLine now to find out which players are the top targets in 2020 Fantasy football dynasty leagues, all from an award-winning Fantasy football expert. It's never too early for some fantasy football rankings, right? We here at RotoBaller firmly believe that, which is why we've already done rankings for the 2020 season. We're going to look at our dynasty tight end rankings and then try to make sense of some of the most important things about the rankings. Our exclusive off-season content, NFL Draft coverage, rookie rankings, dynasty analysis, preseason Draft Kit, In-Season tools and over 150 days of Premium DFS. Dynasty TE Rankings Tight end's a shallower position than running back or wide receiver, so our top tier's got just three names in it, and honestly it's more like a two-player first tier and a one-player 1.5 tier, but whatever! The only two tight ends ranked in our overall top 25 are George Kittle (21st) and Travis Kelce (25th). These are, without a doubt, the two best tight ends in the NFL. Kelce still gets the nod in re-draft leagues, but in dynasty, Kittle's nudged ahead of him to be the overall TE1 in our rankings. Howard caught 34 passes for 459 yards and a touchdown last season, which would be fine if he was supposed to be a streaming TE2 or something, but Howard was being hyped as a breakout candidate and ended up playing in an offense that led the NFL in passing yards, so the fact that he didn't produce in that scenario isn't a great sign. He's still young, but Howard looks like he's never going to live up to the high expectations that were placed on him when he entered the league. He was still fine last season and he caught a career-high nine touchdowns, but Cook's on the wrong side of 30 and the Saints drafted Adam Trautman, potentially signalling that they're looking towards a post-Cook world. Njoku seemed like a future star after 2018, when his second NFL season saw him catch 56 passes for 639 yards and four touchdowns. He opened 2019 with four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown against the Titans, then broke his wrist against the Jets. He returned for the final two games of the year, but had just one catch for four yards while playing 24 total snaps. So, was he just not healthy at the end of the year? How you respond to that probably decides how you feel about him right now in fantasy; personally, I think TE22 is a value for a fourth-year tight end with plenty of upside still. Graham's probably never going to be a viable fantasy tight end again, but a win-now dynasty owner could maybe get a little use out of him? This was not a good tight end class, but Cole Kmet was the best player in it. The Bears need a long term starting tight end, because despite bringing in Jimmy Graham this offseason, Graham isn't that. Kmet is a big-bodied receiver who can carve out a nice role in the red zone, but he'll have to break through the crowded tight end group at Soldier Field first. He's the top dynasty rookie at this position, but I don't think he has a solid hold on that role, because he could be in for a big set back as a rookie when he struggles to see the field. Trautman won't get much of a look right away because of Jared Cook, but he has a chance to be a key piece of this offense in whatever the post-Drew Brees version of it looks like. Here are some non-rookie players ranked outside of our top-12 who have a decent chance of one day breaking into our top-12. While Smith didn't accomplish too much as a rookie--he had 36 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns--he also had to contend with the presence of Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph is still around, which limits Smith's re-draft upside, but in dynasty he's still looking to be the top tight end here moving forward, and when Rudolph held that role alone, he consistently got a ton of targets, including 132 of them in 2016. With Delanie Walker gone, Smith finally gets the chance to be the guy in Tennessee. Last year, he caught 35 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns while playing 71 percent of Tennessee's offensive snaps. I think we'll see that number jump up to the mid-80s this year, if not higher, and with the Titans going into 2020 with Smith planned to be the starter, the playbook should feature him a little more heavily. He struggled last year, but don't forget he only played 27 percent of the team's offensive snaps.