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Thor's Group of 5 Fantasy Rankings

by Thor Nystrom
Updated On: July 28, 2020, 5:33 pm ET

Note: These fantasy rankings include both Group of 5 and Independent players. Consider these rankings subject to change depending on how the coronavirus pandemic ends up impacting individual programs and schedules. I'll be releasing my CFF position rankings for the Power 5 on Thursday.


Quarterback

Rank Player Year School Conference
1 Shane Buechele Sr SMU AAC
2 Holton Ahlers Jr ECU AAC
3 Asher O'Hara Jr MTSU CUSA
4 Dillon Gabriel So UCF AAC
5 Dustin Crum Sr Kent St MAC
6 Ian Book Sr ND IND
7 Clayton Tune Jr Houston AAC
8 Chevan Cordeiro So Hawaii MWC
9 Brady White Sr Memphis AAC
10 Logan Bonner Sr Arky St SBC
11 Nick Starkel Sr SJSU MWC
12 Malik Willis Jr Liberty IND
13 Chris Robison Jr FAU CUSA
14 Chris Reynolds Jr Charlotte CUSA
15 Hank Bachmeier So Boise St MWC
16 Levi Lewis Sr ULL SBC
17 Jack Abraham Sr S Miss CUSA
18 Zac Thomas Sr Appy St SBC
19 Carson Strong So Nevada MWC
20 Drew Plitt Sr Ball St MAC
21 Zach Smith Sr Tulsa AAC
22 Tyrrell Pigrome Sr WKU CUSA
23 Chance Warren So Navy AAC
24 Desmond Ridder Jr Cincinnati AAC
25 Armani Rodgers rSr Ohio MAC
26 Zach Wilson Jr BYU IND
27 Tyler Johnston III Jr UAB CUSA
28 Kaleb Eleby Jr WMU MAC
29 Jason Bean So N Texas CUSA
30 Jason Shelley rJr USU MWC
31 Patrick O'Brien Sr CSU MWC
32 Preston Hutchinson Jr EMU MAC
33 Kaylan Wiggins Jr FIU CUSA
34 Keon Howard Sr Tulane AAC
35 Anthony Russo Sr Temple AAC
36 Jake Haener Jr Fresno St MWC
37 Jamil Muhammad rFr GSU SBC
38 Kenyon Oblad So UNLV MWC
39 Cade Fortin So USF AAC
40 Brady McBride So Texas St SBC
41 Shai Werts Sr G Southern SBC
42 Sean Chambers So Wyoming MWC
43 Desmond Trotter So USA SBC
44 Gunnar Watson So Troy SBC
45 David Moore Sr CMU MAC
46 Carter Bradley Sr Toledo MAC
47 Brett Gabbert So Miami OH MAC
48 Grant Wells Fr. Marshall CUSA
49 Ross Bowers Sr NIU MAC
50 Kurtis Rourke rFr Ohio MAC
51 Josh Adkins Sr UTSA CUSA
52 Jonah Johnson Jr NMSU IND
53 Jabari Laws Jr Army IND
54 Warren Bryan Jr AF MWC
55 Matt Myers So Buffalo MAC
56 Aaron Allen rFr LTU CUSA
57 Layne Hatcher rSO Arky St SBC
58 Michael Collins Sr Rice CUSA
59 Jeremy Hunt Jr ULM SBC
60 Kato Nelson Sr Akron MAC

Running Back

Rank Player Year School Conference
1 Kenneth Gainwell So Memphis AAC
2 Jaret Patterson Jr Buffalo MAC
3 Kobe Lewis Jr CMU MAC
4 Justin Henderson Sr LTU CUSA
5 George Holani So Boise St MWC
6 Brenden Knox Jr Marshall CUSA
7 CJ Marable Sr C Carolina SBC
8 Elijah Mitchell Sr ULL SBC
9 Caleb Huntley Sr Ball St MAC
10 Bryant Koback Jr Toledo MAC
11 Ronnie Rivers Jr Fresno St MWC
12 Sincere McCormick So UTSA CUSA
13 Gaej Walker Sr WKU CUSA
14 Xazavian Valladay Jr Wyoming MWC
15 Re'Mahn Davis So Temple AAC
16 Josh Johnson Jr ULM AAC
17 Destin Coates Jr GSU SBC
18 Charles Williams Sr UNLV MWC
19 Joshua Mack Sr Liberty IND
20 Wesley Kennedy Sr G Southern SBC
21 T.J. McDaniel So SMU AAC
22 Trey Ragas Sr ULL SBC
23 Marcus Williams Sr Appy St SBC
24 Spencer Brown Sr UAB CUSA
25 Marcel Murray Jr Arky St SBC
26 Miles Reed Jr Hawaii MWC
27 Shamari Brooks Sr Tulsa AAC
28 Andrew Clair Jr BGSU MAC
29 Jafar Armstrong Jr ND IND
30 Kevin Mensah Sr UConn IND
31 Greg McCrae Sr UCF AAC
32 Timothy Jackson Jr AF MWC
33 Jamale Carothers Jr Navy AAC
34 Tre Harbison Sr Charlotte CUSA
35 Sean Tyler So WMU MAC
36 Tre Siggers Jr N Texas CUSA
37 Otis Anderson Sr UCF AAC
38 Jaylon Bester Sr Miami OH MAC
39 Kadin Remsberg Sr AF MWC
40 Gerrid Doaks Sr Cincinnati AAC
41 O'Shaan Allison So Ohio MAC
42 O'Maury Samuels Jr NMSU IND
43 Kevin Marks Jr Buffalo MAC
44 Jerome Ford So Cincinnati AAC
45 Bryson Carroll Jr NM MWC
46 Toa Taua Jr Nevada MWC
47 Sandon McCoy Sr Army IND
48 Jaylen Warren Sr USU MWC
49 Lopini Katoa Jr BYU IND
50 Juma Otoviano So Rice CUSA
51 Quardraiz Wadley Sr UTEP CUSA
52 Carlos Davis So USA SBC
53 B.J. Emmons Sr FAU CUSA
54 De'Montre Tuggle Sr Ohio MAC
55 B.J. Smith Sr Troy SBC
56 Xavier Williams Jr Kent St MAC
57 J.D. King Sr G Southern SBC
58 Malcolm Davidson Jr FAU CUSA
59 DK Billingsley Jr Troy SBC
60 Amare Jones Jr Tulane AAC
61 Mulbah Car Sr Houston AAC
62 Seth Paige Jr GSU SBC
63 Shakif Seymour Sr Toledo MAC
64 Lala Davis So OD CUSA
65 Joachim Bangda So Kent St MAC
66 Johnny Ford Jr USF AAC
67 Ellis Merriweather Jr UMass IND
68 Kevin Perkins Sr S Miss CUSA
69 Maleek Williams Jr FIU CUSA
70 Caleb Twyford Sr Texas St SBC
71 Daetrich Harrington Jr Appy St SBC
72 Bentavious Thompson Jr UCF AAC
73 Jaxson Kincaide Sr WMU MAC
74 Jaylen Thomas So CSU MWC
75 Marcus McElroy Sr CSU MWC
76 Lew Nichols rFr CMU MAC
77 Cam Roberson Sr UMass IND
78 Bryson Denley Sr BGSU MAC
79 Kyle Porter Sr Houston AAC
80 Corey Taylor II Sr Tulsa AAC
81 Erin Collins Jr NIU MAC
82 Kairee Robinson So SJSU MWC
83 Devontae Henry-Cole Sr USU MWC
84 D'Vonte Price Sr FIU CUSA
85 Darius Pinnix Jr ECU AAC
86 Tyre Shelton So Miami OH MAC
87 Amir Rasul Jr MTSU CUSA
88 Willie Parker Jr EMU MAC
89 Chris Smith So ULL SBC
90 Peter Hayes-Patrick So Akron MAC
91 Trivenskey Mosley So S Miss CUSA
92 Martell Pettaway Sr MTSU CUSA
93 Artice Hobbs IV Sr Army IND
94 Sione Finau So BYU IND
95 Jacqez Hairston Jr C Carolina SBC
96 Jordan Mims Jr Fresno St MWC
97 Darrian Felix Jr USF AAC
98 DeAndre Torrey Sr N Texas CUSA
99 Aaron McAllister Sr Charlotte CUSA
100 Jordan Nettles Jr NIU MAC
101 Peytton Pickett Sr Liberty IND
102 Darius Boone rFr EMU MAC
103 Will Jones Jr Ball St MAC
104 Nelson Smith Sr Navy AAC
105 Tyler Nevadaens Sr SJSU MWC
106 Enoch Nawahine So USU MWC
107 Robert Mahone Sr Boise St MWC
108 Kylan Watkins Jr Memphis AAC
109 Chase Jasmin Sr SDSU MWC
110 Israel Tucker Sr LTU CUSA
111 Brock Sturges Jr Texas St SBC
112 Devonte Lee Jr Nevada MWC
113 Cade Barnard Jr Army IND
114 Joshua Fields Jr UTEP CUSA
115 Nathan Carter Fr. UConn IND
116 Chad Magyar Jr UNLV MWC
117 Ulysses Bentley rFr SMU AAC
118 Kyle Dobbins So Temple AAC
119 Brenden Brady Jr UTSA CUSA
120 Dayton Furuta Sr Hawaii MWC
121 Ryan Graham Jr Arky St SBC
122 Camerun Peoples So Appy St SBC
123 Sheldon Evans Jr Marshall CUSA
124 Larry McCammon So FAU CUSA
125 Tyjae Spears rFr Tulane AAC

 

Wide Receiver

Rank Player Year School Conference
1 Reggie Roberson Sr SMU AAC
2 Marquez Stevenson Sr Houston AAC
3 Jonathan Adams Sr Arky St SBC
4 Damonte Coxie Sr Memphis AAC
5 C.J. Johnson So ECU AAC
6 Tre' Walker Sr SJSU MWC
7 Khalil Shakir Jr Boise St MWC
8 Isaiah McKoy Jr Kent St MAC
9 Jadan Blue Jr Temple AAC
10 Jahcour Pearson Sr WKU CUSA
11 Keylon Stokes Sr Tulsa AAC
12 Elijah Cooks Sr Nevada MWC
13 Warren Jackson Sr CSU MWC
14 Rico Bussey Sr Hawaii MWC
15 Kevin Austin So ND IND
16 Tre Nixon Sr UCF AAC
17 Austin Watkins Sr UAB CUSA
18 Corey Sutton Sr Appy St SBC
19 Victor Tucker Jr Charlotte CUSA
20 Jared Smart Sr Hawaii MWC
21 Tim Jones Sr S Miss CUSA
22 Justin Hall Sr Ball St MAC
23 C.J. Yarbrough rFr Liberty IND
24 Tyler Snead So ECU AAC
25 Kalil Pimpleton Jr CMU MAC
26 Dante Wright So CSU MWC
27 Branden Mack Sr Temple AAC
28 Marlon Williams Sr UCF AAC
29 Danny Gray Jr SMU AAC
30 Skyy Moore So WMU MAC
31 Roshauud Paul Jr Arky St SBC
32 Jaelon Darden Sr N Texas CUSA
33 Keith Corbin Sr Houston AAC
34 Kaylon Geiger Sr Troy SBC
35 Randal Grimes Jr UNLV MWC
36 Kawaan Baker Sr USA SBC
37 Antonio Nunn Sr Buffalo MAC
38 Bailey Gaither Sr SJSU MWC
39 Quian Williams Jr EMU MAC
40 Sam Crawford So Tulsa AAC
41 Isaiah Hamilton So SJSU MWC
42 JaCorey Sullivan Sr CMU MAC
43 Peter LeBlanc So ULL SBC
44 Jeremiah Holloman Jr FIU CUSA
45 Jaylond Adams Jr S Miss CUSA
46 Cornelius McCoy Jr GSU SBC
47 Rashee Rice So SMU AAC
48 Eric Kumah Sr OD CUSA
49 Romeo Doubs Jr Nevada MWC
50 Jacquez Sloan Sr WKU CUSA
51 C.T. Thomas Sr Boise St MWC
52 Jyaire Shorter So N Texas CUSA
53 Dahu Green Sr Arky St SBC
54 Braden Lenzy So ND IND
55 Yo'Heinz Tyler Jr Ball St MAC
56 Jarrin Pierce Sr MTSU CUSA
57 Austin Trammell Sr Rice CUSA
58 Adrian Hardy Sr LTU CUSA
59 Brad Rozner Sr Rice CUSA
60 Jalen Tolbert Jr USA SBC
61 Javen Banks Jr Texas St SBC
62 Jack Sorenson Sr Miami OH MAC
63 Robert Downs III Sr NMSU IND
64 Bryce Mitchell Sr Toledo MAC
65 Gunner Romney Jr BYU IND
66 D'Wayne Eskridge Sr WMU MAC
67 John Mitchell Sr FAU CUSA
68 Randall St. Felix Jr USF AAC
69 Thomas Hennigan Sr Appy St SBC
70 Cameron Ross So UConn IND
71 Blake Proehl Jr ECU AAC
72 Zakhari Franklin So UTSA CUSA
73 Jacob Cowing So UTEP CUSA
74 Jimmy Marshall Sr MTSU CUSA
75 Alec Pierce Jr Cincinnati AAC
76 Jason Brownlee Jr S Miss CUSA
77 Trevis Graham Jr Texas St SBC
78 Melquise Stovall Jr Hawaii MWC
79 Myron Mitchell Sr UAB CUSA
80 Jaivon Heiligh Jr C Carolina SBC
81 Danzel McKinley-Lewis Sr Toledo MAC
82 Jordan Nathan Sr USU MWC
83 Zane Pope Jr Fresno St MWC
84 Jalen Cropper So Fresno St MWC
85 Reggie Todd Sr Troy SBC
86 Tyrone Scott So CMU MAC
87 D.J. Stubbs Sr Liberty IND
88 Broc Thompson So Marshall CUSA
89 Emoryie Edwards So Fresno St MWC
90 Dylan Drummond Jr EMU MAC
91 Zack Dobson Jr MTSU CUSA
92 Stefan Cobbs So Boise St MWC
93 Khalil McClain Sr Troy SBC
94 Julian Hicks So Akron MAC
95 Jamal Bell Sr ULL SBC
96 Isiah Cox Jr Ohio MAC
97 Deven Thompkins Jr USU MWC
98 Smoke Harris So LTU CUSA
99 Shane Hooks Jr Ohio MAC
100 Malik Williams Sr Appy St SBC
101 Cameron Dollar Jr Charlotte CUSA
102 Shermar Thornton Sr FIU CUSA
103 Jordan Kress Sr NM MWC
104 Justin Garrett Sr UTEP CUSA
105 Jaetavian Toles Sr Tulane AAC
106 Cole Tucker Jr NIU MAC
107 Sam Pinckney So GSU SBC
108 Antwan Dixon 6Sr Kent St MAC
109 Xavier Lane Sr WKU CUSA
110 Kobe Smith Jr SDSU MWC
111 Justin McGriff Jr USU MWC
112 Calvin Austin III Jr Memphis AAC
113 Jonathan Hodoh Sr ULM SBC
114 Griffin Hebert Jr LTU CUSA
115 Mykel Jones Sr Tulane AAC
116 Kam Brown rFr C Carolina SBC
117 Perry Carter Jr ULM SBC
118 Zak Simon Jr UMass IND
119 Tre'von Bradley Jr Houston AAC
120 Jaivian Lofton Jr Liberty IND
121 Aaron Moore So OD CUSA
122 Nate Stewart Sr Akron MAC
123 Jermaine Johnson So UMass IND
124 Pop Williams Sr Memphis AAC
125 C.J. Parks Jr EMU MAC
126 Josh Johnson Jr Tulsa AAC
127 Tyrice Richie Sr NIU MAC
128 Deonte Simpson So N Texas CUSA
129 Jalen Walker Jr Miami OH MAC
130 Jesse Matthews So SDSU MWC
131 Willie Wright Sr FAU CUSA
132 Jaylon Robinson rFr UCF AAC
133 Melquan Stovall So Nevada MWC
134 Zach Jackson Jr ULM SBC
135 Lincoln Victor So Hawaii MWC
136 Jared Wyatt Sr NMSU IND
137 Steve Jenkins So UNLV MWC
138 Brandon Lewis So AF MWC
139 James Maye So Miami OH MAC
140 Savon Scarver Sr USU MWC
141 Dax Milne Jr BYU IND
142 Nate Craig-Myers Sr CSU MWC
143 Octavius Evans Sr Boise St MWC
144 Brandon Bowling Sr Arky St SBC
145 Brandon Presley Sr UNLV MWC
146 Isaiah Graham Sr LTU CUSA
147 Cee Jay Powell Sr LTU CUSA
148 Bennett Skowronek Sr ND IND
149 Dustin Burkhart Jr Akron MAC
150 Michael Young Jr Cincinnati AAC

 

Tight End

Rank Player Year School Conference
1 Kylen Granson Sr SMU AAC
2 Xavier Gaines Sr Marshall CUSA
3 Matt Bushman Sr BYU IND
4 Josh Pederson Sr ULM SBC
5 Quintin Morris Sr BGSU MAC
6 Daniel Crawford Sr NIU MAC
7 Isaiah Likely Jr C Carolina SBC
8 Joshua Simon So WKU CUSA
9 Daniel Bellinger Jr SDSU MWC
10 Mitchell Brinkman Sr USF AAC
11 Trey McBride Jr CSU MWC
12 Ryan Luehrman Sr Ohio MAC
13 Brett Borske Sr WMU MAC
14 Tommy Tremble So ND IND
15 Giovanni Fauolo Jr UNLV MWC
16 Marcus Williams Sr NM MWC
17 Juan Rodriguez Sr Fresno St MWC
18 Carson Terrell Sr USU MWC
19 Zac Lefebvre Sr Buffalo MAC
20 Jay Rose Sr UConn IND
21 John Bates Sr Boise St MWC
22 Roger Carter Sr GSU SBC
23 Johnny Huntley Sr Liberty IND
24 Bryson Cannon Sr EMU MAC
25 Drew Rosi Sr Toledo MAC
26 Sean Dykes Sr Memphis AAC
27 Marcus Joyner Sr OD CUSA
28 Derrick Deese Jr Sr SJSU MWC
29 Jason Pirtle Sr N Texas CUSA
30 Jackson Marcotte So Wyoming MWC
31 David Martin-Robinson So Temple AAC
32 Sterling Palmer Jr FIU CUSA
33 Lou Dorsey Jr FAU CUSA
34 Christian Trahan Jr Houston AAC
35 Noah Bean Jr UNLV MWC
36 Tyrick James Jr Tulane AAC
37 Andrew Homer Sr Miami OH MAC
38 Aubry Payne Sr GSU SBC
39 Josiah Johnson So UMass IND
40 Jacob Mathis Sr USF AAC
Thor Nystrom

Thor Nystrom is Rotoworld’s lead CFB writer. The 2018 FSWA College Sports Writer of the Year, Nystrom’s writing has also been honored by Rolling Stone magazine and The Best American Essays series. Say hi to him on Twitter @thorku!