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Which 7 NFC West players are the toughest matchups for the 49ers?

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The division is absolutely stacked going into the 2020 season.

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There is no doubt about what is the best division in football going into the 2020 NFL season.

The NFC West is the deepest in the league. The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers are expected to win the division again, but it definitely won’t be easy. The Seattle Seahawks acquired All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, while the Arizona Cardinals traded for one of the best receivers in the game when they got DeAndre Hopkins. The Los Angeles Rams are expected to finish last after salary cap issues forced them to purge talent this offseason, but they still have some high-end talent on the roster.

Last season, the Niners 5-1 against the division, with the average win coming by less than seven points. I expect the 49ers-Seahawks games to be a dog-fight again 2020, while the Cardinals and Rams each played San Francisco extremely tight in once in 2019.

This got me thinking, who are the best seven non-49er players in the division? The obvious choices for me are: Seattle QB Russell Wilson, L.A. defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Hopkins.

To round out my list, I would go with Adams (Seahawks), Chandler Jones (Cardinals), Bobby Wagner (Seahawks), and my sentimental addition is Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals).

San Francisco will have its hands full with the division in 2020. Both Seattle, and Arizona made moves to win-now, and while the Seahawks and Cardinals added some high-end pieces, I still think the 49ers will come out on top when all is said-and-done.

How do your rankings look for the best non-49er players in the NFC West?