College Fantasy Football 2020 Tight End, Defense and Kicker Rankings

Utah's Brant Kuithe is among the few elite tight end options that can really boost your fantasy team

While not priorities when assembling your college fantasy football lineup, the tight ends, kickers and defense you draft can be the small difference to help you conquer your league this season.


Looking at the tight ends specifically, I have maintained this offseason that there are four elite options from which to choose and there are minuscule differences between the group. SMU's Kylen Granson, Utah's Brant Kuithe, Florida's Kyle Pitts, and Iowa State's Charlie Kolar are all Tier 1 players and you really can't go wrong with either selection in 2020.


Athlon Sports contributor and resident college fantasy football expert Mike Bainbridge (@MBainbridgeCFF) is here to help you prepare for the upcoming college fantasy football draft season with our positional rankings. Below is the scoring system used for these positional rankings. (Note: This does not apply for defenses or kickers.)


25 passing yards = 1 point

Passing TD = 4 points

10 rushing yards = 1 point

Rushing TDs = 6 points

Receptions = 0.5 points per reception

10 receiving yards = 1 point

Receiving TDs = 6 points


If you enjoy these rankings or college fantasy football in general, be sure to subscribe to Mike's college fantasy site. There you will receive rankings for more than 950 players, along with projected depth charts, team-by-team previews, admission to the CFF All-Access Discord channel, and plenty more content year-round.


A more complete set of college fantasy football rankings can be found in Athlon's 2020 Fantasy Football magazine.


2020 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K I Top 200


College Fantasy Football TE Rankings for 2020


Rank Name School
1 Kylen Granson SMU
2 Brant Kuithe Utah
3 Kyle Pitts Florida
4 Charlie Kolar Iowa State
5 Brevin Jordan Miami
6 Xavier Gaines Marshall
7 Quintin Morris Bowling Green
8 Matt Bushman BYU
9 Pat Freiermuth Penn State
10 Josh Pederson ULM
11 Peyton Hendershot Indiana
12 Daniel Crawford Northern Illinois
13 John Raine Northwestern
14 James Mitchell Virginia Tech
15 Noah Gray Duke
16 Joshua Simon Western Kentucky
17 Jake Ferguson Wisconsin
18 Hunter Long Boston College
19 Isaiah Likely Coastal Carolina
20 Payne Durham Purdue
21 Tony Poljan Virginia
22 Trey McBride Colorado State
23 Jalen Wydermyer Texas A&M
24 Cade Otton Washington
25 Arik Gilbert LSU
26 Nick Eubanks Michigan
27 Braden Galloway Clemson
28 Kenny Yeboah Ole Miss
29 Tre McKitty Georgia
30 Greg Dulcich UCLA


College Fantasy Football DEF Rankings for 2020


Rank School
1 Georgia
2 Clemson
3 Auburn
4 Ohio State
5 Alabama
6 Wisconsin
7 Florida
8 Oregon
9 Miami
10 Penn State


College Fantasy Football K Rankings for 2020


Rank Name School
1 Cade York LSU
2 Matthew Trickett Kent State
3 Riley Patterson Memphis
4 Keith Duncan Iowa
5 Nick Sciba Wake Forest
6 Blake Haubeil Ohio State
7 Jake Verity East Carolina
8 Blake Grupe Arkansas State
9 Blake Mazza Washington State
10 Gabe Brkic Oklahoma


— Rankings by Mike Bainbridge, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Bainbridge is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Follow him on Twitter @MBainbridgeCFF.

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