NFL 2020 Top 30 Edge Rushers

We want our IDP guys on the edge to do one thing and do it spectacularly…get to the quarterback. Hit him, sack him and generally make his life uneasy.

Top 30 Edge Rushers

1. TJ Watt, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Stats 2019: 35 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 36 QB hits, 12.1 average fantasy points per game

2. Shaquil Barrett, OLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

stats 2019: 45 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, 37 QB hits, 11.6 average fantasy points per game

3. Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals: stats 2019

41 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, 28 QB hits, 12.3 average fantasy points per game.++

4. Danielle Hunter, DE, Minnesota Vikings

stats 2019: 52 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 22 QB hits, 9.6 average fantasy point per game

5. Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams

stats 2019: 29 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, 25 QB hits, 8.1 average fantasy points per game

6. Joey Bosa, DE, Los Angeles Chargers

stats 2019: 48 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 30 QB hits, 8.8 average fantasy points per game

7. Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns

stats 2019: 20 solo tackles, 9 assisted tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 19 QB hits, 8.6 average fantasy points per game

8. Cameron Jordan, DE, New Orleans Saints

stats 2019: 37 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 25 QB hits, 8.4 average fantasy points per game

9. Za’Darius Smith, OLB, Green Bay Packers

stats 2019: 41 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, 37 QB hits, 9 average fantasy points per game

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10. Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers

Stats 2019: 32 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 25 QB hits, 7.5 average fantasy points per game

11. Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals

Stats 2019: 39 solo tackles, 24 assisted tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 21 QB hits, 9.1 average fantasy points per game

12. Khalil Mack, OLB, Chicago Bears

Stats 2019: 40 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 16 QB hits, 7.5 average fantasy points per game

13. Josh Allen, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars

Stats 2019: 31 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 23 QB hits, 6.7 average fantasy points per game

14. Dante Fowler, Atlanta Falcons

Stats 2019: 40 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 16 QB hits, 8.4 average fantasy points per game

15. Preston Smith, Green Bay Packers

Stats 2019: 36 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 23 QB hits, 7.8 average fantasy points per game

16. Chase Young, DE, Washington

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17. Sam Hubbard, DE, Cincinnati Bengals

Stats 2019: 46 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 14 QB hits, 7.6 average fantasy points per game

18. Maxx Crosby, DE, Las Vegas Raiders

Stats 2019: 36 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 15 QB hits, 7.4 average fantasy points per game

19. Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts

Stats 2019: 33 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 19 QB hits, 7.4 average fantasy points per game

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20. Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers

Stats 2019: 32 solo tackles, 22 assisted tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 19 QB hits, 7.1 average fantasy points per game

21. Trey Flowers, DE, Detroit Lions

Stats 2019: 33 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 21 QB hits, 7.2 average fantasy points per game

22. Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles

Stats 2019: 35 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 17 QB hits, 6.7 average fantasy points per game

23. Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs

Stats 2019: 27 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 16 QB hits, 7.2 average fantasy points per game

24. Harold Landry, Tennessee Titans

Stats 2019: 43 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 15 QB hits, 7.5 average fantasy points per game

25. Bradley Chubb, Denver Broncos

Stats 2019: Injured after fourth game

26. JJ Watt, Houston Texans

Stats 2019: Injured after eighth game

27. Whitney Mercilus, Houston Texans

Stats 2019: 33 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 15 QB hits, 7 average fantasy points per game

28. Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Stats 2019: 39 solo tackles, 9 assisted tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 12 QB hits, 7.5 average fantasy points per game

29. Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers

Stats 2019: 19 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 16 QB hits, 3.9 average fantasy points per game

30. Chase Winovich, New England Patriots

Stats 2019: 17 solo tackles, 9 assisted tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 10 QB hits, 3.6 average fantasy points per game

So the edge rushers are going to get you fantasy points especially if your league prioritizes sacks and quarterback hits. Play well. Play safe.

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