2021 Dynasty League Rankings: Quarterback

2021 Dynasty League Rankings: Quarterback

With the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, it’s time for a massive update to the dynasty rankings. Over the next four days, we will have an article for each position, starting with the quarterbacks. And as always, feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.

 

1. Patrick Mahomes, KC

2. Josh Allen, BUF

3. Dak Prescott, DAL

4. Justin Herbert, LAC

5. Kyler Murray, ARI

6. Lamar Jackson, BAL

7. Russell Wilson, SEA

8. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

9. Trey Lance, SF

10. Jalen Hurts, PHI

11. Joe Burrow, CIN

12. Tom Brady, TB

13. Aaron Rodgers, GB

14. Daniel Jones, NYG

15. Matthew Stafford, LAR

16. Matt Ryan, ATL

17. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA

18. Ryan Tannehill, TEN

19. Zach Wilson, NYJ

20. Sam Darnold, CAR

21. Mac Jones, NE

22. Derek Carr, LV

23. Justin Fields, CHI

24. Jared Goff, DET

25. Kirk Cousins, MIN

26. Baker Mayfield, CLE

27. Deshaun Watson, HOU

28. Taysom Hill, NO

29. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

30. Carson Wentz, IND

31. Drew Lock, DEN

32. Cam Newton, NE

33. Jameis Winston, NO

34. Marcus Mariota, LV

35. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT

36. Mitchell Trubisky, BUF

37. Ryan Fitzpatrick, WAS

38. Kellen Mond, MIN

39. Jordan Love, GB

40. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN

41. Andy Dalton, CHI

42. Tyrod Taylor, HOU

43. Kyle Trask, TB

44. Davis Mills, HOU

45. Nick Foles, CHI

46. Jacob Eason, IND

47. Gardner Minshew, JAX

48. Trace McSorley, BAL

49. Jake Fromm, BUF

50. Mason Rudolph, PIT

51. Taylor Heinicke, WAS

52. Jarrett Stidham, NE

53. Kyle Allen, WAS

54. Case Keenum, CLE

55. Joe Flacco, PHI

56. Dwayne Haskins, PIT

57. Jacoby Brissett, MIA

58. Ian Book, NO

59. Shane Buechele, KC

60. P.J. Walker, CAR

61. Blaine Gabbert, TB

62. Robert Griffin III, FA

63. C.J. Beathard, JAX

64. Josh Rosen, SF

65. Jeff Driskel, FA

66. Nick Mullens, FA

67. Ryan Finley, HOU

68. Jamie Newman, PHI

69. Sam Ehlinger, IND

70. Chad Henne, KC

71. A.J. McCarron, ATL

72. Chase Daniel, LAC

73. John Wolford, LAR

74. Colt McCoy, ARI

75. Feleipe Franks, ATL

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Overall

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Overall

With the positional rankings for rookie drafts all completed (QB, RB, WR, TE), the overall rankings are here. The order can certainly change some depending on your scoring format and team needs, but feel free to ask any questions you might have through Fantasy Consigliere. [Note (5/9/21): the overall rankings have been modified in accordance with the recent dynasty update, but you can easily boost the rookie quarterbacks—particularly for those seeking long-term answers at the position]

 

1. Najee Harris, PIT RB
2. Travis Etienne, JAX RB
3. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN WR
4. Kyle Pitts, ATL TE
5. DeVonta Smith, PHI WR
6. Trevor Lawrence, JAX QB
7. Trey Lance, SF QB
8. Trey Sermon, SF RB
9. Javonte Williams, DEN RB
10. Jaylen Waddle, MIA WR
11. Elijah Moore, NYJ WR
12. Zach Wilson, NYJ QB
13. Mac Jones, NE QB
14. Justin Fields, CHI QB
15. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR WR
16. Michael Carter, NYJ RB
17. Rondale Moore, ARI WR
18. Rashod Bateman, BAL WR
19. Kadarius Toney, NYG WR
20. Cornell Powell, KC WR
21. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET WR
22. Dyami Brown, WAS WR
23. Amari Rodgers, GB WR
24. Nico Collins, HOU WR
25. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI RB
26. Josh Palmer, LAC WR
27. Pat Freiermuth, PIT TE
28. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB
29. Demetric Felton, CLE RB
30. Kellen Mond, MIN QB
31. Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN WR
32. Seth Williams, DEN WR
33. D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA WR
34. Tutu Atwell, LAR WR
35. Anthony Schwartz, CLE WR
36. Tylan Wallace, BAL WR
37. Jaelon Darden, TB WR
38. Brevin Jordan, HOU TE
39. Chuba Hubbard, CAR RB
40. Jermar Jefferson, DET RB
41. Josh Imatorbhebhe, JAX WR
42. Elijah Mitchell, SF RB
43. Kyle Trask, TB QB
44. Davis Mills, HOU QB
45. Javian Hawkins, ATL RB
46. Tommy Tremble, CAR TE
47. Hunter Long, MIA TE
48. Kene Nwangwu, MIN RB
49. Larry Roundtree III, LAC RB
50. Marquez Stevenson, BUF WR
51. Chris Evans, CIN RB
52. Kylin Hill, GB RB
53. Khalil Herbert, CHI RB
54. Brennan Eagles, DAL WR
55. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN WR
56. Simi Fehoko Jr., DAL WR
57. Tre’ McKitty, LAC TE
58. Jacob Harris, LAR TE
59. Dax Milne, WAS WR
60. Marlon Williams, HOU WR
61. T.J. Vasher, DAL WR
62. Kenny Yeboah, NYJ TE
63. Kylen Granson, IND TE
64. Noah Gray, KC TE
65. Ian Book, NO QB
66. Nick Eubanks, DAL TE
67. John Bates, WAS TE
68. Shi Smith, CAR WR
69. Racey McMath, TEN WR
70. Tony Poljan, BAL TE
71. Shane Buechele, KC QB
72. Dazz Newsome, CHI WR
73. Tyler Vaughns, IND WR
74. Mike Strachan, IND WR
75. Tre Nixon, NE WR
76. Frank Darby, ATL WR
77. Cade Johnson, SEA WR
78. Jaret Patterson, WAS RB
79. Kawaan Baker, NO WR
80. Tamorrion Terry, SEA WR
81. Sage Surratt, DET WR
82. Austin Watkins Jr., SF WR
83. JaQuan Hardy, DAL RB
84. Jake Funk, DAL RB
85. Damonte Coxie, FA WR
86. Jalen Camp, JAX WR
87. Isaiah McKoy, PIT WR
88. Jamie Newman, PHI QB
89. Sam Ehlinger, IND QB
90. Whop Philyor, MIN WR
91. Gary Brightwell, NYG RB
92. Gerrid Doaks, MIA RB
93. Deon Jackson, IND RB
94. Nate McCrary, BAL RB
95. Zach Davidson, MIN TE
96. Luke Farrell, JAX TE
97. Pro Wells, CIN TE
98. Miller Forristall, TEN TE
99. Hunter Kampmoyer, LAC TE
100. Trey Ragas, LV RB

2021 Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft (10-Team Dynasty League)

2021 Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft (10-Team Dynasty League)

As NFL rookie minicamps get underway, many fantasy football dynasty rookie drafts will take place this weekend. This mock draft was done using FantasyPros’ Mock Draft Simulator. We were randomly assigned the second pick in the draft, which gave plenty of options to start the 2021 rookie class with.

 

Round 1

1.01: Najee Harris, PIT RB

1.02: Kyle Pitts, ATL TE

1.03: Ja’Marr Chase, CIN WR

1.04: Trevor Lawrence, JAX QB

1.05: Travis Etienne, JAX RB

1.06: DeVonta Smith, PHI WR

1.07: Javonte Williams, DEN RB

1.08: Rashod Bateman, BAL WR

1.09: Rondale Moore, ARI WR

1.10: Jaylen Waddle, MIA WR

 

Thoughts: This was very close between Trevor Lawrence, Ja’Marr Chase, Travis Etienne, and Kyle Pitts, but I went with the difference-maker at tight end to kick off the rookie draft.

 

Round 2

2.01: Kenneth Gainwell, PHI RB

2.02: Trey Lance, SF QB

2.03: Terrace Marshall, CAR WR

2.04: Justin Fields, CHI QB

2.05: Elijah Moore, NYJ WR

2.06: Michael Carter, NYJ RB

2.07: Zach Wilson, NYJ QB

2.08: Tylan Wallace, BAL WR

2.09: Chuba Hubbard, CAR RB

2.10: Trey Sermon, SF RB

 

Thoughts: Lance lasting until the early part of the second round was a major surprise. While Trey Sermon was going to be the clear target at this spot, his new teammate Lance is a relatively easy selection at the 2.02.

 

Round 3

3.01: Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET WR

3.02: Mac Jones, NE QB

3.03: Amari Rodgers, GB WR

3.04: Kadarius Toney, NYG WR

3.05: Dyami Brown, WAS WR

3.06: Jermar Jefferson, DET RB

3.07: Pat Freiermuth, PIT TE

3.08: Tamorrion Terry, SEA WR

3.09: Brevin Jordan, HOU TE

3.10: D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA WR

 

Thoughts: Sermon dropping a couple more spots would have been really nice, but we’ll settle for a second quarterback in Mac Jones over taking a shot on Kadarius Toney, Amari Rodgers, or Dyami Brown.

 

Round 4

4.01: Javian Hawkins, ATL RB

4.02: Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB

4.03: Nico Collins, HOU WR

4.04: Tutu Atwell, LAR WR

4.05: Elijah Mitchell, SF RB

4.06: Seth Williams, DEN WR

4.07: Kyle Trask, TB QB

4.08: Kylin Hill, GB RB

4.09: Larry Rountree III, LAC RB

4.10: Khalil Herbert, CHI RB

 

Thoughts: This came down to Rhamondre Stevenson or Seth Williams. We’ll see what Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels have planned long-term for the big back on a team that is probably going to want to run the ball.

 

Round 5

5.01: Marquez Stevenson, BUF WR

5.02: Demetric Felton, CLE RB

5.03: Jaret Patterson, WAS RB

5.04: Anthony Schwartz, CLE WR

5.05: Hunter Long, MIA TE

5.06: Shi Smith, CAR WR

5.07: Sage Surratt, DET WR

5.08: Pooka Williams Jr., CIN RB

5.09: Dazz Newsome, CHI WR

5.10: Josh Palmer, LAC WR

 

Thoughts: Given his runner/receiver skillset that could become an asset in fantasy football, Demetric Felton stuck out on the board here. Depending on how Cleveland uses him, Felton could be a guy that eventually gets dual-position eligibility in leagues.

 

Round 6

6.01: Jaelon Darden, TB WR

6.02: Kellen Mond, MIN QB

6.03: Marlon Williams, HOU WR

6.04: Tre’ McKitty, LAC TE

6.05: Davis Mills, HOU QB

6.06: Rakeem Boyd, DET RB

6.07: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN WR

6.08: Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN WR

6.09: Tommy Tremble, CAR TE

6.10: Trevon Grimes, PHI WR

 

Thoughts: At this point in the draft, Kellen Mond is too difficult to pass up as a potential future starter for a solid Vikings franchise. Despite coming away with three quarterback and just two running backs and no wide receivers (unless you count Felton there) through six rounds, Mond was the best value.

 

Rookie Class

1.02: Kyle Pitts, ATL TE

2.02: Trey Lance, SF QB

3.02: Mac Jones, NE QB

4.02: Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB

5.02: Demetric Felton, CLE RB

6.02: Kellen Mond, MIN QB

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Tight End

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Tight End

The final positional rankings for the rookie class concludes with the tight ends. We will have the overall rankings tomorrow, but be sure to check out the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver rankings if you missed them.

 

1. Kyle Pitts, ATL

2. Pat Freiermuth, PIT

3. Brevin Jordan, HOU

4. Tommy Tremble, CAR

5. Hunter Long, MIA

6. Tre’ McKitty, LAC

7. Jacob Harris, LAR

8. Kenny Yeboah, NYJ

9. Kylen Granson, IND

10. Noah Gray, KC

11. Nick Eubanks, DAL

12. John Bates, WAS

13. Tony Poljan, BAL

14. Zach Davidson, MIN

15. Luke Farrell, JAX

16. Pro Wells, CIN

17. Miller Forristall, TEN

18. Hunter Kampmoyer, LAC

19. Matt Bushman, LV

20. Briley Moore, TEN

21. Artayvious Lynn, DAL

22. Dylan Soehner, NO

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Wide Receiver

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Wide Receiver

The rookie rankings continue today with another very strong class of wideouts; be sure to check out the quarterback and running back rankings ahead of the overall list for the rookies on Friday.

 

1. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN

2. DeVonta Smith, PHI

3. Jaylen Waddle, MIA

4. Elijah Moore, NYJ

5. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR

6. Rondale Moore, ARI

7. Rashod Bateman, BAL

8. Kadarius Toney, NYG

9. Cornell Powell, KC

10. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET

11. Dyami Brown, WAS

12. Amari Rodgers, GB

13. Nico Collins, HOU

14. Josh Palmer, LAC

15. Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN

16. Seth Williams, DEN

17. D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA

18. Tutu Atwell, LAR

19. Anthony Schwartz, CLE

20. Tylan Wallace, BAL

21. Jaelon Darden, TB

22. Josh Imatorbhebhe, JAX

23. Marquez Stevenson, BUF

24. Brennan Eagles, DAL

25. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN

26. Simi Fehoko Jr., DAL

27. Dax Milne, WAS

28. Marlon Williams, HOU

29. T.J. Vasher, DAL

30. Shi Smith, CAR

31. Racey McMath, TEN

32. Dazz Newsome, CHI

33. Tyler Vaughns, IND

34. Mike Strachan, IND

35. Tre Nixon, NE

36. Frank Darby, ATL

37. Cade Johnson, SEA

38. Kawaan Baker, NO

39. Tamorrion Terry, SEA

40. Sage Surratt, DET

41. Austin Watkins Jr., SF

42. Damonte Coxie, FA

43. Jalen Camp, JAX

44. Isaiah McKoy, PIT

45. Whop Philyor, MIN

46. Ben Skowronek, LAR

47. Trevon Grimes, PHI

48. Damon Hazelton, HOU

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Running Back

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Running Back

Today’s rookie rankings for dynasty leagues covers the running backs for a very top-heavy class. If you missed the quarterback rankings, check them out here; overall rankings will be released on Friday.

 

1. Najee Harris, PIT

2. Travis Etienne, JAX

3. Trey Sermon, SF

4. Javonte Williams, DEN

5. Michael Carter, NYJ

6. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI

7. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE

8. Demetric Felton, CLE

9. Chuba Hubbard, CAR

10. Jermar Jefferson, DET

11. Elijah Mitchell, SF

12. Javian Hawkins, ATL

13. Kene Nwangwu, MIN

14. Larry Rountree III, LAC

15. Chris Evans, CIN

16. Kylin Hill, GB

17. Khalil Herbert, CHI

18. Jaret Patterson, WAS

19. JaQuan Hardy, DAL

20. Jake Funk, LAR

21. Gary Brightwell, NYG

22. Gerrid Doaks, MIA

23. Deon Jackson, IND

24. Nate McCrary, BAL

25. Trey Ragas, LV

26. Brenden Knox, DAL

27. Spencer Brown, CAR

28. Pooka Williams, CIN

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Quarterback

2021 Dynasty League Rookie Rankings: Quarterback

All this week, we are releasing our rookie rankings for dynasty leagues—starting with the quarterbacks. Full dynasty rankings will also be updated very soon, and the first redraft rankings of 2021 will shortly follow. For anyone with questions about any league/format, feel free to reach out through Fantasy Consigliere.

 

1. Trevor Lawrence, JAX

2. Trey Lance, SF

3. Zach Wilson, NYJ

4. Mac Jones, NE

5. Justin Fields, CHI

6. Kellen Mond, MIN

7. Kyle Trask, TB

8. Davis Mills, HOU

9. Ian Book, NO

10. Shane Buechele, KC

11. Jamie Newman, PHI

12. Sam Ehlinger, IND

13. Feleipe Franks, ATL

14. K.J. Costello, FA

15. Peyton Ramsey, CAR

16. Collin Hill, CIN

17. Zac Thomas, FA

18. Brady White, FA

Top Landing Spots For 2021 Rookies From A Fantasy Football Perspective

Top Landing Spots For 2021 Rookies From A Fantasy Football Perspective

With the 2021 NFL Draft quickly approaching, what are the best fits for rookies from a fantasy football perspective? There are some exciting landing spots (a few wide-open running back rooms in particular), so let’s get to it. This is with the assumption that Mac Jones goes No. 3, making the first three picks Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars), Zach Wilson (Jets), and Jones (49ers).

 

Justin Fields: Falcons

Obviously, this would not be good for Fields’ Year 1 outlook, and he might not even get on the field in Year 2 or Year 3 if Matt Ryan plays well. But from a long-term perspective, the Falcons would be the best landing spot for Fields. Ryan Tannehill has been excellent from a fantasy perspective while operating Arthur Smith’s offense with the Titans, and Smith can probably get similar production out of a dual threat like Fields in Atlanta.

 

Trey Lance: Broncos

The promising quarterback landing spots are tough to gauge after the top four, especially if the Panthers stand pat with Sam Darnold for now. However, the Broncos are an undervalued location, with a young set of weapons and an underrated offensive line. Also, Pat Shurmur is an experienced offensive coordinator that would help bring someone with the exciting talent of Lance along and have success. Not unlike Josh Allen landing in Buffalo, Lance joining a team like the Broncos feels like a fit for someone coming from a small school.

 

Travis Etienne: Falcons

For rookie-year success at least, the Dolphins, Steelers, and Falcons are the three main top landing spots for running backs in this year’s draft class. Atlanta has been looking for more consistency and juice from its rushing attack for a few years now, and Etienne would bring that as a tough home-run hitter. If the Clemson runner falls to the second round and lands with the Falcons, watch out.

 

Najee Harris: Steelers

Just about everyone has connected Najee Harris with the Steelers during the draft process, and it’s an ideal fit for fantasy football. Harris fits the mold of what Pittsburgh is looking for at the position, with a blend of toughness and versatility that can potentially take the offense back close to the level it was during the days of Le’Veon Bell and the first year of James Conner leading the backfield.

 

Javonte Williams: Dolphins

It came from different guys depending on availability and weekly roles, but the Dolphins were an offense that provided solid fantasy production at running back in 2020. If Williams is drafted by Miami in Round 2, he would have an opportunity to win the starting role and would have a real shot at becoming a 1,000-yard rusher as a rookie this season.

 

DeVonta Smith: Dolphins

Sticking with the Dolphins, they might also be the best spot for Smith, who caught the game-winning touchdown from Tua Tagovailoa in the national title game for Alabama a few years ago. There’s size (DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki) and speed (Will Fuller) in the Dolphins offense, but Smith could step in and be the do-it-all top target stud at some point.

 

Ja’Marr Chase: Bengals

It feels like the Bengals’ No. 5 pick is coming down to Chase and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell. From a statistical and fantasy football perspective, Chase would do well to be the selection here. Chase already has chemistry with his college quarterback Joe Burrow, and he’d fit perfectly along with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd in the Cincinnati receiving corps.

 

Jaylen Waddle: Cardinals

There’s been a lot of smoke surrounding the Cardinals and Waddle, so head coach Kliff Kingsbury might see the electric Alabama product as a guy he’d have clear plans to use a lot on offense. Arizona will run a bunch of plays with a fast-paced attack, and DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, and Christian Kirk will all take the defense’s attention away from Waddle, who will immediately be one of the NFL’s top big-play threats.

 

Rashod Bateman: Chiefs

While the Chiefs lost Sammy Watkins in free agency, they do have depth at wide receiver; and Mecole Hardman is among those that can step into a bigger role. But Bateman plays much bigger than his size and is a fit in Andy Reid’s offense, and he’d have 8-10 touchdown upside as a rookie if he can win a large role. As the Kansas City showed last year in drafting Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Round 1, they’ll be aggressive in putting weapons around Patrick Mahomes.

 

Terrace Marshall Jr.: Eagles

After the Eagles passed on Justin Jefferson last season, they might target a different top receiver from LSU this year. Marshall Jr. brings some size and redzone prowess to an offense, and he theoretically can immediately become the No. 1 target on offense depending on how the more versatile Jalen Reagor is utilized.

 

Rondale Moore: Saints

Sean Payton knows how to use his weapons, and he might need to get more creative with future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees now gone. Some of what Payton has done with star returner Deonte Harris on offense can be done on a larger scale with Rondale Moore. A rookie landing in New Orleans would allow for instant production as a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver, and Moore might be the best fit after the top three prospects.

 

Elijah Moore: Packers

Many are expecting the Packers to finally draft a receiver early. If they do, Elijah Moore would bring a bit of a different flavor to Matt LaFleur’s offense. Moore can play inside or outside, but he might be at his best working the slot with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.

 

Kyle Pitts: Falcons

The Falcons were also declared the best fit for Justin Fields, but both of these obviously have close to no chance of happening. But Pitts joining an offense with former league MVP Matt Ryan at quarterback and stud receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley on the outside would help him make the transition smoothly. Rookie tight ends typically don’t have a ton of success in the NFL, but Pitts might be an exception because of his skillset—and landing in Atlanta would help.

2021 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings (Positional)

2021 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings (Positional)

The overall dynasty rankings can be viewed here[Note: the rankings are for 0.5 PPR formats, but you can ask any questions about any league you might have]

 

Last updated: 5/9/21

 

Quarterback

1. Patrick Mahomes, KC
2. Josh Allen, BUF
3. Dak Prescott, DAL
4. Justin Herbert, LAC
5. Kyler Murray, ARI
6. Lamar Jackson, BAL
7. Russell Wilson, SEA
8. Trevor Lawrence, JAX
9. Trey Lance, SF
10. Jalen Hurts, PHI
11. Joe Burrow, CIN
12. Tom Brady, TB
13. Aaron Rodgers, GB
14. Daniel Jones, NYG
15. Matthew Stafford, LAR
16. Matt Ryan, ATL
17. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA
18. Ryan Tannehill, TEN
19. Zach Wilson, NYJ
20. Sam Darnold, CAR
21. Mac Jones, NE
22. Derek Carr, LV
23. Justin Fields, CHI
24. Jared Goff, DET
25. Kirk Cousins, MIN
26. Baker Mayfield, CLE
27. Deshaun Watson, HOU
28. Taysom Hill, NO
29. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF
30. Carson Wentz, IND
31. Drew Lock, DEN
32. Cam Newton, NE
33. Jameis Winston, NO
34. Marcus Mariota, LV
35. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
36. Mitchell Trubisky, BUF
37. Ryan Fitzpatrick, WAS
38. Kellen Mond, MIN
39. Jordan Love, GB
40. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN
41. Andy Dalton, CHI
42. Tyrod Taylor, HOU
43. Kyle Trask, TB
44. Davis Mills, HOU
45. Nick Foles, CHI
46. Jacob Eason, IND
47. Gardner Minshew, JAX
48. Trace McSorley, BAL
49. Jake Fromm, BUF
50. Mason Rudolph, PIT
51. Taylor Heinicke, WAS
52. Jarrett Stidham, NE
53. Kyle Allen, WAS
54. Case Keenum, CLE
55. Joe Flacco, PHI
56. Dwayne Haskins, PIT
57. Jacoby Brissett, MIA
58. Ian Book, NO
59. Shane Buechele, KC
60. P.J. Walker, CAR
61. Blaine Gabbert, TB
62. Robert Griffin III, FA
63. C.J. Beathard, JAX
64. Josh Rosen, SF
65. Jeff Driskel, FA
66. Nick Mullens, FA
67. Ryan Finley, HOU
68. Jamie Newman, PHI
69. Sam Ehlinger, IND
70. Chad Henne, KC
71. A.J. McCarron, ATL
72. Chase Daniel, LAC
73. John Wolford, LAR
74. Colt McCoy, ARI
75. Feleipe Franks, ATL

 

Running back

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR
2. Derrick Henry, TEN
3. Saquon Barkley, NYG
4. Jonathan Taylor, IND
5. Nick Chubb, CLE
6. Alvin Kamara, NO
7. Dalvin Cook, MIN
8. Najee Harris, PIT
9. Cam Akers, LAR
10. Joe Mixon, CIN
11. Travis Etienne, JAX
12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC
13. Aaron Jones, GB
14. Antonio Gibson, WAS
15. J.K. Dobbins, BAL
16. D’Andre Swift, DET
17. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
18. Josh Jacobs, LV
19. Trey Sermon, SF
20. David Montgomery, CHI
21. Austin Ekeler, LAC
22. Miles Sanders, PHI
23. Javonte Williams, DEN
24. Chase Edmonds, ARI
25. Chris Carson, SEA
26. Kareem Hunt, CLE
27. Damien Harris, NE
28. Ronald Jones II, TB
29. James Robinson, JAX
30. A.J. Dillon, GB
31. Melvin Gordon, DEN
32. Leonard Fournette, TB
33. Mike Davis, ATL
34. Michael Carter, NYJ
35. Kerryon Johnson, PHI
36. Devin Singletary, BUF
37. Raheem Mostert, SF
38. Joshua Kelley, LAC
39. Kenyan Drake, LV
40. Myles Gaskin, MIA
41. Tevin Coleman, NYJ
42. James Conner, ARI
43. David Johnson, HOU
44. Darrell Henderson, LAR
45. Zack Moss, BUF
46. Todd Gurley, FA
47. Phillip Lindsay, HOU
48. Nyheim Hines, IND
49. Tony Pollard, DAL
50. Jamaal Williams, DET
51. La’Mical Perine, NYJ
52. Sony Michel, NE
53. Latavius Murray, NO
54. Gus Edwards, BAL
55. DeeJay Dallas, SEA
56. Rashaad Penny, SEA
57. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI
58. James White, NE
59. Giovani Bernard, TB
60. Le’Veon Bell, FA
61. Marlon Mack, IND
62. Jeff Wilson, SF
63. Tarik Cohen, CHI
64. Damien Williams, CHI
65. Wayne Gallman, SF
66. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB
67. Alexander Mattison, MIN
68. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE
69. Demetric Felton, CLE
70. Eno Benjamin, ARI
71. J.D. McKissic, WAS
72. Matt Breida, BUF
73. Darrynton Evans, TEN
74. Benny Snell, PIT
75. Malcolm Brown, MIA
76. Salvon Ahmed, MIA
77. Justice Hill, BAL
78. Darrel Williams, KC
79. Chuba Hubbard, CAR
80. Jermar Jefferson, DET
81. Elijah Mitchell, SF
82. Devontae Booker, NYG
83. Javian Hawkins, ATL
84. Samaje Perine, CIN
85. Boston Scott, PHI
86. Kene Nwangwu, MIN
87. Larry Rountree III, LAC
88. Jordan Howard, PHI
89. Ty Montgomery, NO
90. Chris Evans, CIN
91. Kylin Hill, GB
92. Bryce Love, FA
93. Ryquell Armstead, JAX
94. Kalen Ballage, PIT
95. Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT
96. Jerick McKinnon, KC
97. Duke Johnson, FA
98. Carlos Hyde, JAX
99. Justin Jackson, LAC
100. JaMycal Hasty, SF
101. Mark Ingram, HOU
102. Royce Freeman, DEN
103. Peyton Barber, WAS
104. Khalil Herbert, CHI
105. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE
106. Adrian Peterson, FA
107. Qadree Ollison, ATL
108. Jalen Richard, LV
109. Corey Clement, FA
110. Jaylen Samuels, PIT

 

Wide receiver

1. A.J. Brown, TEN
2. Davante Adams, GB
3. Stefon Diggs, BUF
4. D.K. Metcalf, SEA
5. Justin Jefferson, MIN
6. Calvin Ridley, ATL
7. Tyreek Hill, KC
8. Chris Godwin, TB
9. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN
10. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI
11. Allen Robinson, CHI
12. DeVonta Smith, PHI
13. Julio Jones, ATL
14. Terry McLaurin, WAS
15. Michael Thomas, NO
16. CeeDee Lamb, DAL
17. Kenny Golladay, NYG
18. Brandon Aiyuk, SF
19. Mike Evans, TB
20. Keenan Allen, LAC
21. Henry Ruggs III, LV
22. D.J. Moore, CAR
23. Jaylen Waddle, MIA
24. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE
25. Elijah Moore, NYJ
26. Antonio Brown, TB
27. Chase Claypool, PIT
28. Cooper Kupp, LAR
29. Diontae Johnson, PIT
30. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
31. Tyler Lockett, SEA
32. D.J. Chark, JAX
33. Robert Woods, LAR
34. Amari Cooper, DAL
35. Michael Gallup, DAL
36. Deebo Samuel, SF
37. Nelson Agholor, NE
38. Courtland Sutton, DEN
39. Denzel Mims, NYJ
40. Tee Higgins, CIN
41. Jerry Jeudy, DEN
42. Adam Thielen, MIN
43. Mike Williams, LAC
44. DeVante Parker, MIA
45. Will Fuller, MIA
46. Jalen Reagor, PHI
47. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR
48. Darnell Mooney, CHI
49. Corey Davis, NYJ
50. Tyler Boyd, CIN
51. Marquise Brown, BAL
52. Rondale Moore, ARI
53. Christian Kirk, ARI
54. Mecole Hardman, KC
55. Curtis Samuel, WAS
56. Rashod Bateman, BAL
57. Kadarius Toney, NYG
58. Cornell Powell, KC
59. Brandin Cooks, HOU
60. Robby Anderson, CAR
61. Van Jefferson, LAR
62. John Brown, LV
63. K.J. Hamler, DEN
64. Bryan Edwards, LV
65. Sammy Watkins, BAL
66. Michael Pittman Jr., IND
67. Marvin Jones, JAX
68. Tre’Quan Smith, NO
69. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET
70. Dyami Brown, WAS
71. Amari Rodgers, GB
72. Nico Collins, HOU
73. Sterling Shepard, NYG
74. Jarvis Landry, CLE
75. Gabriel Davis, BUF
76. T.Y. Hilton, IND
77. Cole Beasley, BUF
78. Parris Campbell, IND
79. Demarcus Robinson, KC
80. Darius Slayton, NYG
81. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF
82. Josh Palmer, LAC
83. A.J. Green, ARI
84. James Washington, PIT
85. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX
86. Tyrell Williams, DET
87. Breshad Perriman, DET
88. Allen Lazard, GB
89. Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN
90. Seth Williams, DEN
91. D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA
92. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE
93. Kendrick Bourne, NE
94. Jamison Crowder, NYJ
95. Byron Pringle, KC
96. Anthony Miller, CHI
97. Devin Duvernay, BAL
98. Tutu Atwell, LAR
99. Anthony Schwartz, CLE
100. Tylan Wallace, BAL
101. Hunter Renfrow, LV
102. John Ross, NYG
103. Isaiah Coulter, HOU
104. Scotty Miller, TB
105. Tyler Johnson, TB
106. Jaelon Darden, TB
107. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WAS
108. Josh Reynolds, TEN
109. Russell Gage, ATL
110. DeSean Jackson, LAR
111. N’Keal Harry, NE
112. Keke Coutee, HOU
113. Keelan Cole, NYJ
114. Josh Imatorbhebhe, JAX
115. Miles Boykin, BAL
116. James Proche, BAL
117. Randall Cobb, HOU
118. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB
119. Rashard Higgins, CLE
120. Marquez Callaway, NO
121. Marquez Stevenson, BUF
122. Auden Tate, CIN
123. Tyron Johnson, LAC
124. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL
125. David Moore, CAR
126. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI
127. Jakobi Meyers, NE
128. Travis Fulgham, PHI
129. Quintez Cephus, DET
130. Jalen Hurd, SF
131. Brennan Eagles, DAL
132. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN
133. Simi Fehoko Jr., DAL
134. Kelvin Harmon, WAS
135. Quez Watkins, PHI
136. Devin Funchess, GB
137. Phillip Dorsett, JAX
138. Deonte Harris, NO
139. Chris Conley, HOU
140. Jakeem Grant, MIA
141. Greg Ward, PHI
142. Collin Johnson, JAX
143. Dax Milne, WAS
144. Marlon Williams, HOU
145. T.J. Vasher, DAL
146. Andy Isabella, ARI
147. Isaiah McKenzie, BUF
148. Willie Snead, LV
149. Lynn Bowden Jr., MIA
150. Adam Humphries, WAS
151. Larry Fitzgerald, FA
152. Alshon Jeffery, FA
153. Golden Tate, FA
154. Joe Reed, LAC
155. Josh Gordon, FA
156. Damiere Byrd, CHI
157. Marquise Goodwin, CHI
158. Javon Wims, CHI
159. Jamal Agnew, JAX
160. Freddie Swain, SEA
161. Antonio Callaway, KC
162. Shi Smith, CAR
163. Racey McMath, TEN
164. Dazz Newsome, CHI
165. Steven Sims, WAS
166. John Hightower, PHI
167. Equanimeous St. Brown, GB
168. KeeSean Johnson, ARI
169. Tyler Vaughns, IND
170. Mike Strachan, IND
171. Tre Nixon, NE
172. Frank Darby, ATL
173. Cade Johnson, SEA
174. Kawaan Baker, NO
175. DaeSean Hamilton, DEN
176. Zay Jones, LV
177. Dante Pettis, NYG
178. Riley Ridley, CHI
179. Jalen Guyton, LAC
180. Gary Jennings, IND
181. K.J. Hill, LAC
182. Tamorrion Terry, SEA
183. Sage Surratt, DET
184. Austin Watkins Jr., SF
185. Chad Beebe, MIN
186. Dede Westbrook, FA
187. Richie James, SF
188. Damonte Coxie, FA
189. Cam Sims, WAS
190. Malcolm Perry, MIA
191. KhaDarel Hodge, CLE
192. Laquon Treadwell, ATL
193. Braxton Berrios, NYJ
194. Mike Thomas, CIN
195. Jauan Jennings, SF
196. Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT
197. DeMichael Harris, IND
198. Olamide Zacchaeus, ATL
199. Cam Batson, TEN
200. Jalen Camp, JAX

 

Tight end

1. George Kittle, SF
2. Kyle Pitts, ATL
3. Travis Kelce, KC
4. Darren Waller, LV
5. Mark Andrews, BAL
6. Mike Gesicki, MIA
7. T.J. Hockenson, DET
8. Noah Fant, DEN
9. Cole Kmet, CHI
10. Jonnu Smith, NE
11. Dallas Goedert, PHI
12. Robert Tonyan, GB
13. Hunter Henry, NE
14. Rob Gronkowski, TB
15. O.J. Howard, TB
16. Irv Smith Jr., MIN
17. Evan Engram, NYG
18. Tyler Higbee, LAR
19. Gerald Everett, SEA
20. Adam Trautman, NO
21. Logan Thomas, WAS
22. Pat Freiermuth, PIT
23. David Njoku, CLE
24. Eric Ebron, PIT
25. Anthony Firkser, TEN
26. Hayden Hurst, ATL
27. Austin Hooper, CLE
28. Zach Ertz, PHI
29. Jared Cook, LAC
30. Brevin Jordan, HOU
31. Blake Jarwin, DAL
32. Tommy Tremble, CAR
33. Hunter Long, MIA
34. Dawson Knox, BUF
35. Jordan Akins, HOU
36. Dan Arnold, CAR
37. Will Dissly, SEA
38. Brycen Hopkins, LAR
39. Harrison Bryant, CLE
40. Jimmy Graham, CHI
41. Tre’ McKitty, LAC
42. Donald Parham Jr., LAC
43. Jacob Harris, LAR
44. Chris Herndon, NYJ
45. Kenny Yeboah, NYJ
46. Kyle Rudolph, NYG
47. Cameron Brate, TB
48. Trey Burton, IND
49. Jack Doyle, IND
50. Drew Sample, CIN
51. Mo Alie-Cox, IND
52. Kaden Smith, NYG
53. Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN
54. Colby Parkinson, SEA
55. Hakeem Butler, PHI
56. Kylen Granson, IND
57. Noah Gray, KC
58. Nick Eubanks, DAL
59. Dalton Schultz, DAL
60. Jacob Hollister, BUF
61. Jace Sternberger, GB
62. Hunter Bryant, DET
63. John Bates, WAS
64. Ian Thomas, CAR
65. C.J. Uzomah, CIN
66. Darren Fells, DET
67. Devin Asiasi, NE
68. Josh Oliver, BAL
69. Geoff Swaim, TEN
70. Tyler Conklin, MIN
71. Maxx Williams, ARI
72. Nick Boyle, BAL
73. Tony Poljan, BAL
74. Foster Moreau, LV
75. MyCole Pruitt, TEN
76. Zach Davidson, MIN
77. Luke Farrell, JAX
78. Thaddeus Moss, CIN
79. Chris Manhertz, JAX
80. Kahale Warring, HOU
81. Pharaoh Brown, HOU
82. Adam Shaheen, MIA
83. Tyler Kroft, NYJ
84. Durham Smythe, MIA
85. Tyler Eifert, FA
86. Darrell Daniels, ARI
87. Marcedes Lewis, GB
88. Dalton Keene, NE
89. Ross Dwelley, SF
90. Ryan Griffin, NYJ
91. Nick Vannett, NO
92. Zach Gentry, PIT
93. James O’Shaughnessy, JAX
94. Pro Wells, CIN
95. Ryan Izzo, HOU
96. Caleb Wilson, PHI
97. Tyree Jackson, PHI
98. Demetrius Harris, FA
99. Jeremy Sprinkle, DAL
100. Jesse James, FA

2021 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings (Overall)

2021 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings (Overall)

The first big dynasty update of the year (post-draft) has arrived. You can also view the rankings by position here; both articles will be updated throughout the year. [Note: the rankings are for 0.5 PPR formats, but you can ask any questions about any league you might have]

 

Last updated: 5/9/21

 

Overall Rankings

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB
2. Derrick Henry, TEN RB
3. Saquon Barkley, NYG RB
4. Jonathan Taylor, IND RB
5. Nick Chubb, CLE RB
6. Alvin Kamara, NO RB
7. Dalvin Cook, MIN RB
8. A.J. Brown, TEN WR
9. Patrick Mahomes, KC QB
10. Josh Allen, BUF QB
11. Davante Adams, GB WR
12. Stefon Diggs, BUF WR
13. Najee Harris, PIT RB
14. D.K. Metcalf, SEA WR
15. Cam Akers, LAR RB
16. Joe Mixon, CIN RB
17. Justin Jefferson, MIN WR
18. Travis Etienne, JAX RB
19. Calvin Ridley, ATL WR
20. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC RB
21. Tyreek Hill, KC WR
22. Chris Godwin, TB WR
23. George Kittle, SF TE
24. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN WR
25. Kyle Pitts, ATL TE
26. Travis Kelce, KC TE
27. Aaron Jones, GB RB
28. Antonio Gibson, WAS RB
29. J.K. Dobbins, BAL RB
30. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI WR
31. Allen Robinson, CHI WR
32. Darren Waller, LV TE
33. DeVonta Smith, PHI WR
34. Dak Prescott, DAL QB
35. Justin Herbert, LAC QB
36. Julio Jones, ATL WR
37. Terry McLaurin, WAS WR
38. Michael Thomas, NO WR
39. Kyler Murray, ARI QB
40. CeeDee Lamb, DAL WR
41. Lamar Jackson, BAL QB
42. D’Andre Swift, DET RB
43. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB
44. Russell Wilson, SEA QB
45. Trevor Lawrence, JAX QB
46. Trey Lance, SF QB
47. Josh Jacobs, LV RB
48. Jalen Hurts, PHI QB
49. Joe Burrow, CIN QB
50. Kenny Golladay, NYG WR
51. Tom Brady, TB QB
52. Trey Sermon, SF RB
53. Brandon Aiyuk, SF WR
54. Aaron Rodgers, GB QB
55. Mike Evans, TB WR
56. David Montgomery, CHI RB
57. Austin Ekeler, LAC RB
58. Miles Sanders, PHI RB
59. Javonte Williams, DEN RB
60. Chase Edmonds, ARI RB
61. Daniel Jones, NYG QB
62. Chris Carson, SEA RB
63. Keenan Allen, LAC WR
64. Henry Ruggs III, LV WR
65. D.J. Moore, CAR WR
66. Jaylen Waddle, MIA WR
67. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE WR
68. Elijah Moore, NYJ WR
69. Antonio Brown, TB WR
70. Chase Claypool, PIT WR
71. Kareem Hunt, CLE RB
72. Damien Harris, NE RB
73. Cooper Kupp, LAR WR
74. Diontae Johnson, PIT WR
75. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT WR
76. Tyler Lockett, SEA WR
77. Matthew Stafford, LAR QB
78. Matt Ryan, ATL QB
79. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA QB
80. D.J. Chark, JAX WR
81. Ronald Jones II, TB RB
82. James Robinson, JAX RB
83. A.J. Dillon, GB RB
84. Mark Andrews, BAL TE
85. Robert Woods, LAR WR
86. Mike Gesicki, MIA TE
87. Amari Cooper, DAL WR
88. Michael Gallup, DAL WR
89. Deebo Samuel, SF WR
90. Ryan Tannehill, TEN QB
91. Zach Wilson, NYJ QB
92. Nelson Agholor, NE WR
93. Courtland Sutton, DEN WR
94. Sam Darnold, CAR QB
95. Mac Jones, NE QB
96. Denzel Mims, NYJ WR
97. Tee Higgins, CIN WR
98. Jerry Jeudy, DEN WR
99. Melvin Gordon, DEN RB
100. Adam Thielen, MIN WR
101. Mike Williams, LAC WR
102. Derek Carr, LV QB
103. Justin Fields, CHI QB
104. Leonard Fournette, TB RB
105. Mike Davis, ATL RB
106. DeVante Parker, MIA WR
107. Will Fuller, MIA WR
108. Jalen Reagor, PHI WR
109. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR WR
110. T.J. Hockenson, DET TE
111. Noah Fant, DEN TE
112. Michael Carter, NYJ RB
113. Cole Kmet, CHI TE
114. Jared Goff, DET QB
115. Darnell Mooney, CHI WR
116. Corey Davis, NYJ WR
117. Jonnu Smith, NE TE
118. Tyler Boyd, CIN WR
119. Marquise Brown, BAL WR
120. Rondale Moore, ARI WR
121. Christian Kirk, ARI WR
122. Kirk Cousins, MIN QB
123. Mecole Hardman, KC WR
124. Curtis Samuel, WAS WR
125. Rashod Bateman, BAL WR
126. Kadarius Toney, NYG WR
127. Baker Mayfield, CLE QB
128. Kerryon Johnson, PHI RB
129. Dallas Goedert, PHI TE
130. Robert Tonyan, GB TE
131. Hunter Henry, NE TE
132. Cornell Powell, KC WR
133. Devin Singletary, BUF RB
134. Raheem Mostert, SF RB
135. Joshua Kelley, LAC RB
136. Kenyan Drake, LV RB
137. Myles Gaskin, MIA RB
138. Tevin Coleman, NYJ RB
139. James Conner, ARI RB
140. David Johnson, HOU RB
141. Brandin Cooks, HOU WR
142. Deshaun Watson, HOU QB
143. Robby Anderson, CAR WR
144. Taysom Hill, NO QB
145. Van Jefferson, LAR WR
146. Darrell Henderson, LAR RB
147. Jimmy Garoppolo, SF QB
148. Carson Wentz, IND QB
149. Zack Moss, BUF RB
150. Todd Gurley, FA RB
151. Rob Gronkowski, TB TE
152. John Brown, LV WR
153. K.J. Hamler, DEN WR
154. Bryan Edwards, LV WR
155. Phillip Lindsay, HOU RB
156. Nyheim Hines, IND RB
157. Tony Pollard, DAL RB
158. Jamaal Williams, DET RB
159. La’Mical Perine, NYJ RB
160. Sony Michel, NE RB
161. Latavius Murray, NO RB
162. Drew Lock, DEN QB
163. Sammy Watkins, BAL WR
164. Michael Pittman Jr., IND WR
165. Cam Newton, NE QB
166. Marvin Jones, JAX WR
167. Tre’Quan Smith, NO WR
168. Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET WR
169. Dyami Brown, WAS WR
170. Amari Rodgers, GB WR
171. Jameis Winston, NO QB
172. O.J. Howard, TB TE
173. Gus Edwards, BAL RB
174. DeeJay Dallas, SEA RB
175. Rashaad Penny, SEA RB
176. Nico Collins, HOU WR
177. Irv Smith Jr., MIN TE
178. Evan Engram, NYG TE
179. Kenneth Gainwell, PHI RB
180. James White, NE RB
181. Giovani Bernard, TB RB
182. Le’Veon Bell, FA RB
183. Marlon Mack, IND RB
184. Jeff Wilson, SF RB
185. Tarik Cohen, CHI RB
186. Damien Williams, CHI RB
187. Wayne Gallman, SF RB
188. Marcus Mariota, LV QB
189. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB
190. Sterling Shepard, NYG WR
191. Jarvis Landry, CLE WR
192. Gabriel Davis, BUF WR
193. T.Y. Hilton, IND WR
194. Cole Beasley, BUF WR
195. Tyler Higbee, LAR TE
196. Parris Campbell, IND WR
197. Demarcus Robinson, KC WR
198. Darius Slayton, NYG WR
199. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF WR
200. Josh Palmer, LAC WR
201. A.J. Green, ARI WR
202. Gerald Everett, SEA TE
203. Adam Trautman, NO TE
204. Logan Thomas, WAS TE
205. Pat Freiermuth, PIT TE
206. James Washington, PIT WR
207. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX WR
208. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, TB RB
209. Alexander Mattison, MIN RB
210. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB
211. Demetric Felton, CLE RB
212. Eno Benjamin, ARI RB
213. David Njoku, CLE TE
214. Eric Ebron, PIT TE
215. Anthony Firkser, TEN TE
216. Hayden Hurst, ATL TE
217. J.D. McKissic, WAS RB
218. Tyrell Williams, DET WR
219. Breshad Perriman, DET WR
220. Matt Breida, BUF RB
221. Mitchell Trubisky, BUF QB
222. Ryan Fitzpatrick, WAS QB
223. Kellen Mond, MIN QB
224. Jordan Love, GB QB
225. Darrynton Evans, TEN RB
226. Benny Snell, PIT RB
227. Malcolm Brown, MIA RB
228. Salvon Ahmed, MIA RB
229. Allen Lazard, GB WR
230. Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN WR
231. Seth Williams, DEN WR
232. D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA WR
233. Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE WR
234. Kendrick Bourne, NE WR
235. Jamison Crowder, NYJ WR
236. Byron Pringle, KC WR
237. Austin Hooper, CLE TE
238. Zach Ertz, PHI TE
239. Jared Cook, NO TE
240. Anthony Miller, CHI WR
241. Devin Duvernay, BAL WR
242. Tutu Atwell, LAR WR
243. Anthony Schwartz, CLE WR
244. Tylan Wallace, BAL WR
245. Hunter Renfrow, LV WR
246. John Ross, NYG WR
247. Isaiah Coulter, HOU WR
248. Scotty Miller, TB WR
249. Tyler Johnson, TB WR
250. Jaelon Darden, TB WR
251. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WAS WR
252. Josh Reynolds, TEN WR
253. Justice Hill, BAL RB
254. Darrel Williams, KC RB
255. Teddy Bridgewater, DEN QB
256. Brevin Jordan, HOU TE
257. Andy Dalton, CHI QB
258. Russell Gage, ATL WR
259. DeSean Jackson, LAR WR
260. N’Keal Harry, NE WR
261. Keke Coutee, HOU WR
262. Keelan Cole, NYJ WR
263. Tyrod Taylor, HOU QB
264. Chuba Hubbard, CAR RB
265. Jermar Jefferson, DET RB
266. Blake Jarwin, DAL TE
267. Josh Imatorbhebhe, JAX WR
268. Elijah Mitchell, SF RB
269. Miles Boykin, BAL WR
270. Kyle Trask, TB QB
271. Davis Mills, HOU QB
272. Devontae Booker, NYG RB
273. Javian Hawkins, ATL RB
274. Samaje Perine, CIN RB
275. Tommy Tremble, CAR TE
276. Hunter Long, MIA TE
277. Dawson Knox, BUF TE
278. Jordan Akins, HOU TE
279. Dan Arnold, CAR TE
280. Boston Scott, PHI RB
281. Kene Nwangwu, MIN RB
282. Larry Rountree III, LAC RB
283. Nick Foles, CHI QB
284. James Proche, BAL WR
285. Randall Cobb, HOU WR
286. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB WR
287. Rashard Higgins, CLE WR
288. Marquez Callaway, NO WR
289. Marquez Stevenson, BUF WR
290. Jordan Howard, PHI RB
291. Ty Montgomery, NO RB
292. Chris Evans, CIN RB
293. Auden Tate, CIN WR
294. Will Dissly, SEA TE
295. Brycen Hopkins, LAR TE
296. Harrison Bryant, CLE TE
297. Jimmy Graham, CHI TE
298. Kylin Hill, GB RB
299. Bryce Love, FA RB
300. Ryquell Armstead, JAX RB
301. Kalen Ballage, PIT RB
302. Anthony McFarland Jr., PIT RB
303. Jerick McKinnon, KC RB
304. Duke Johnson, FA RB
305. Carlos Hyde, JAX RB
306. Justin Jackson, LAC RB
307. JaMycal Hasty, SF RB
308. Mark Ingram, HOU RB
309. Tyron Johnson, LAC WR
310. Royce Freeman, DEN RB
311. Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL WR
312. David Moore, CAR WR
313. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI WR
314. Jakobi Meyers, NE WR
315. Travis Fulgham, PHI WR
316. Peyton Barber, WAS RB
317. Khalil Herbert, CHI RB
318. D’Ernest Johnson, CLE RB
319. Adrian Peterson, FA RB
320. Quintez Cephus, DET WR
321. Jalen Hurd, SF WR
322. Brennan Eagles, DAL WR
323. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, MIN WR
324. Simi Fehoko Jr., DAL WR
325. Jacob Eason, IND QB
326. Gardner Minshew, JAX QB
327. Tre’ McKitty, LAC TE
328. Donald Parham Jr., LAC TE
329. Jacob Harris, LAR TE
330. Trace McSorley, BAL QB
331. Jake Fromm, BUF QB
332. Mason Rudolph, PIT QB
333. Taylor Heinicke, WAS QB
334. Kelvin Harmon, WAS WR
335. Quez Watkins, PHI WR
336. Devin Funchess, GB WR
337. Phillip Dorsett, JAX WR
338. Deonte Harris, NO WR
339. Chris Conley, HOU WR
340. Jakeem Grant, MIA WR
341. Greg Ward, PHI WR
342. Collin Johnson, JAX WR
343. Dax Milne, WAS WR
344. Marlon Williams, HOU WR
345. T.J. Vasher, DAL WR
346. Chris Herndon, NYJ TE
347. Kenny Yeboah, NYJ TE
348. Kyle Rudolph, NYG TE
349. Cameron Brate, TB TE
350. Andy Isabella, ARI WR

What Should Fantasy Football Leagues Do About The 17th Game On The NFL Schedule?

What Should Fantasy Football Leagues Do About The 17th Game On The NFL Schedule?

Last week, the NFL officially added a 17th game to the regular season schedule, extending the season to 18 weeks (with still one bye week per team). This move obviously makes a big impact on the revenue for the NFL, which is why they wanted to do it. Another natural question given the game’s popularity: What are the implications of a 17th game on fantasy football?

 

Fantasy football leagues with 12+ teams that allow six or more teams into the postseason can complicate things even further, but for this we will stick with a ten-team, two-division league where four teams make the playoffs, as this is pretty standard for many players.

 

With the 17-week NFL schedule, the usual set-up for a fantasy football schedule was like this:

 

-The regular season lasts 13 weeks.

 

-A team plays each of the other four teams within the division twice.

 

-They play each of the five teams from the other division once.

 

-This adds up to 13 games.

 

-The playoffs begin in Week 14, and it’s either a one-week semifinal and a two-week final ending in Week 16 (foregoing Week 17 because sometimes NFL teams rest their starters), or a two-week semifinal and a two-week final that goes all the way through Week 17.

 

There are certainly many variations to this, but that set-up is pretty standard (with the ending in Week 16 versus ending in Week 17 as the biggest difference in many leagues).

 

But now, there’s an extra week to account for on the schedule. For those that used the latter format and played through Week 17, they leagues could just keep the same schedule they’ve always had and forget about the NFL’s Week 18.

 

However, many of those leagues simply like playing all the way through the NFL’s regular season and may want to keep doing that. Unless they want playoff expansion or a monstrous three-week championship matchup, they’ll need to add another game to the regular season.

 

There are a couple of solutions (though not perfect, just as the NFL’s new scheduling is not perfect after adding another game and messing with the easy 16-game slate):

 

-The 14th game can be between the corresponding divisional finish from the previous year (or the corresponding divisional finish on a rotational basis if you are in a three-division league).

 

-Or you can set up yearly rivalry matchups to play out. Within the same division, three matchups per season might be a bit much; but you can also try to create rivalries from the opposite division and go with them every year as the 14th game instead of a corresponding finish formula.

 

The first option is probably the best choice, but the second option could create some fun, especially if you have some natural cross-division rivalries in your league.

 

The situation is arguably even worse for those that have played in leagues that forego Week 17. Now, what do these leagues do? Keep the same schedule and forego both Weeks 17 and 18? This would be a bit outrageous, having 11.1% of the NFL schedule not mattering for your fantasy league.

 

An additional week in the semifinals feels like the best scenario here. These leagues can still not play in the final week of the season (now Week 18) but would now go through Week 17 by making the semifinal matchup a two-week contest.

 

So, not playing the final two regular season weeks to keep the same exact schedule as always is an option, but it is not ideal.

 

In summation, the best two options for leagues are probably:

 

  • Option A: 17-week schedule (13 regular season games, four teams make playoffs, four playoff weeks—two per round). Don’t play Week 18.
  • Option B: 18-week schedule (14 regular season games, four teams make playoffs, four playoff weeks—two per round). Play Week 18. Add an additional regular season matchup.

 

It comes down to whether your league wants to play the season all the way through the NFL’s regular season.

 

If they do not, Option A should be an easy fix, assuming everyone is fine with the semifinal expanding to two weeks.

 

If they do want to play through the new Week 18, an additional regular season game should be added (likely from the corresponding divisional finish from the previous year), keeping the same playoff format as usual. (This would also allow for .500 regular season finishes, which might be seen as a plus despite the NFL eliminating the possibility of a .500 season unless a team ties.)

 

This is something league commissioners should be thinking about throughout the offseason and leading up to 2021 fantasy drafts this summer. Ideally, you will share and lay out all the options with your league mates and vote on the direction everyone wants to go. Just something to keep in mind after the NFL schedule change.

2021 Fantasy Football Stock Up/Stock Down After Early Offseason Moves

2021 Fantasy Football Stock Up/Stock Down After Early Offseason Moves

This offseason has not been as crazy as some insiders suggested it would be, but there have obviously been some big changes. After the early part of free agency, which fantasy football players have seen their stocks rise and fall for 2021?

 

Stock Up

 

Rams QB Matthew Stafford

The Rams-Lions quarterback swap feels like forever ago because it happened well ahead of the start of the new league year, but Matthew Stafford may be the biggest beneficiary of the offseason from a fantasy perspective. Not only does he join Sean McVay’s offense and a very strong Rams roster, but Los Angeles also added a deep threat in veteran DeSean Jackson, who, when healthy, can still take the top off the defense. Stafford can threaten career-best numbers this season with the Rams.

 

Patriots QB Cam Newton

Newton will be the first to tell you that he did not play well last season (especially when he returned from COVID), but the supporting cast around him was among the worst in football. The Patriots made major efforts to fix that during free agency, signing the top two tight ends in Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry, along with receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, bringing speed and separation ability on the outside. Also, Julian Edelman should be at full strength after missing much of last season. New England suddenly has a ton for Newton (who ran for 12 touchdowns last season but couldn’t get anything going as a passer) to utilize. Furthermore, while the draft can change things, the Patriots did not yet bring in more competition for Newton.

 

Giants WR Kenny Golladay

To start, just look at the contract the Giants gave Golladay; the big money suggests the team is expecting big production. The former Lions receiver will be a legit No. 1 weapon for his new team, and Daniel Jones—another player that can be considered a “stock up” player this offseason—has one of the top deep balls in the league. The pairing could lead to the best production of Golladay’s career.

 

Jets RB Tevin Coleman

The Jets were the perfect landing spot for Coleman, who knows the offense run by coordinator Mike LaFleur. The draft can change things, but right now, La’Mical Perine is the biggest competition for Coleman to start for New York this season, so there is a realistic shot the dynamic 27-year-old is the Week 1 starter at running back for a team that’s going to want to run the ball and play great defense under Robert Saleh.

 

Stock Down

 

Lions QB Jared Goff

Detroit did some really nice things this offseason. However, it’s difficult to see going from the Rams to the Lions as anything but a downgrade from a fantasy perspective for Goff. Maybe a fresh start will help the former No. 1 overall pick get back to the form he showed earlier in his career—and strong offensive line play from the Lions would help—but Goff’s stock is down in the short term for 2021.

 

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs

One of the most surprising signings of the first wave of free agency was Kenyan Drake landing with the Raiders. The talk and hope of Jacobs becoming a consistent receiving threat in Jon Gruden’s offense are all but finished as long as Drake remains on the field. Jacobs can still be a threat to be among the league leaders in rushing each season, but Drake’s arrival in Las Vegas limits his ceiling.

 

Packers RB A.J. Dillon

Aaron Jones wanted to remain in Green Bay, and that’s bad news for Dillon’s chances of becoming a lead back early in his career. The 2020 second-round pick showcased the talent and running style that makes him a player to get excited about late last season, but Jones is a tough player to leave off the field. Jamaal Williams’ departure helps, but Dillon had the look of a potential RB1 when it appeared that Jones would hit free agency and perhaps sign elsewhere. Dillon can still be a standalone fantasy asset, but he had top-five potential if Jones would have left the Packers.

 

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny

It looked like there was a shot for Penny to be the lead back in Seattle, but Chris Carson’s return will likely relegate the former first-round pick to backup/change-of-pace status again this season. The good news is Penny is healthy heading into 2021, but as long as Carson remains on the field, it figures to be tough to provide more than FLEX value in fantasy lineups. However, Penny is a potential trade candidate this summer, so his stock could easily shoot up soon; dynasty players might want to look to buy low now.

2021 NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Fits (WR/TE)

2021 NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Fits (WR/TE)

NFL free agency begins next week, and the final fantasy fits for the 2021 offseason finds the best matches for pass-catchers set to become available on Wednesday. [NOTE: Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski are not included on the full expectation they will remain with the Buccaneers.]

 

Kenny Golladay: Washington

It sounds like Washington is going to be aggressive during free agency, and Golladay might be their top target as the consensus No. 1 receiver on the board. The quarterback situation for Ron Rivera’s squad is uncertain, but Golladay would form a dangerous duo with Terry McLaurin. Golladay’s red-zone proficiency would likely come into play often for a team set to be competitive this year and into the future.

 

JuJu Smith-Schuster: Jets

Whether it’s JuJu’s former college teammate Sam Darnold (the two should already have better chemistry than most new QB-WR duos) or with a quarterback selected No. 2 overall, a blank slate in the Jets new offense gives receivers an opportunity to carve out a large role, which Smith-Schuster has the talent to do. Smith-Schuster is a reliable target over the middle, and he’d also arguably be the team’s top touchdown threat if he joins New York.

 

Will Fuller: Packers

There are a number of nice fits for Fuller in free agency, but his best location might be in Green Bay working opposite of alpha No. 1 receiver Davante Adams. Matt LaFleur’s offense does an excellent job of working off the run game to create big plays down the field, and Fuller excels getting down the field against single coverage.

 

Nelson Agholor: Raiders

Agholor is an undervalued potential addition this offseason, and he’s another guy that can find plenty of fits on the open market. However, the trust Derek Carr showed in Agholor last season can be built upon in Year 2, and it’s clear that Jon Gruden and company are huge fans of the USC product and know how to use him. Agholor would have easy 1,000-yard upside after putting up 896 yards on just 48 receptions for Vegas in 2020.

 

Curtis Samuel: Bills

Second-year receiver Gabriel Davis is ready to step up for the Bills, who figure to roll with a trio of Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, and Davis. But Brian Daboll’s offense could utilize a weapon like Samuel, who can also contribute at running back, where Buffalo is looking for more production. A versatile role that gets the ball into Samuel’s hands at least several times per game could lead to consistent fantasy production from a dynamic talent.

 

Corey Davis: Titans

Similar to the Agholor situation, Davis came on strong with the Titans last year, so Tennessee is ultimately his best spot. There is upside elsewhere, but Davis was just 16 yards away from his first 1,000-yard campaign, and he has the trust of Ryan Tannehill. Continuing to work as the “Robin” to A.J. Brown’s “Batman” is the ideal location for the former fifth overall pick.

 

Sammy Watkins: Saints

Watkins wants to remain with the Chiefs, but a new team might provide a jolt for the 27-year-old weapon. If Jameis Winston is under center for the Saints, he’s not afraid to give his receivers opportunities to make plays; that, paired with the ability to play off of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara in the New Orleans offense, makes for an intriguing possibility for Watkins.

 

T.Y. Hilton: Colts

When Carson Wentz is on, his deep ball can be very good, and the Colts are likely to target another deep threat this offseason to go with Michael Pittman Jr., Parris Campbell, and company. Hilton now sounds excited about free agency, but both he and the Colts may do well to remain together moving forward. Hilton turned it on a bit down the stretch in 2020, and he’s been at his best in his career while playing in domes, which Indy would allow him to do for at least nine games per year (including a yearly road matchup at Houston).

 

John Brown: Dolphins

The Dolphins were tagged with touchdowns by John Brown in each game versus the Bills last season, so after Buffalo released “Smokey”, Miami can strength their own offense with an addition from within the division. Brown profiles as a good complement to DeVante Parker, and his speed is a potential match with Tua Tagovailoa’s deep ball.

 

A.J. Green: Giants

Last season was disappointing for Green, but the Pro Bowl receiver clearly feels like he has productive football left in him. If he can get back to form with a new team, it could be a major steal. The Giants should be searching for a player of Green’s caliber to join the receiving corps, and the accuracy of Daniel Jones makes for a potential match with Green, who provides a different type of target than most of what Jones has worked with through two years.

 

John Ross: Rams

Ross is one of free agent’s most interesting players, as he’s made plays when he’s been healthy for the Bengals—though he might ultimately have to settle for a prove-it one-year pact. The Rams have a deep receiving group, but Ross has the ability to do major damage as Matthew Stafford’s top deep threat, which could at least land him in boom/bust FLEX territory from a fantasy perspective.

 

Marvin Jones: Panthers

Jones is likely interested in joining his former quarterback with the Rams, but he’d probably have more fantasy success someplace he would be able to get a larger target share. The Panthers are a sneaky option for a consistent role because of the way Joe Brady’s offense spreads the ball around, and we’ll see if Carolina is able to upgrade the quarterback position to really take off in 2021.

 

Emmanuel Sanders: 49ers

The Niners and Sanders enjoyed their time together a couple of seasons ago, and perhaps the partnership will resume this season. Sanders already has Kyle Shanahan’s offense down, and he can play all over the formation along with Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Sanders’ days of top-20 fantasy production are probably over, but San Francisco is his best spot for some deeper-league and spot-play value.

 

Hunter Henry: Patriots

Cam Newton is back for New England, and the team is set to upgrade the weapons around him. Henry might be the top free agency target, and Newton has had success throwing to tight ends throughout his career. Depending on what the Pats do at receiver, Henry would have a shot to be Newton’s top target behind Julian Edelman next season if he lands in Foxboro.

 

Jonnu Smith: Bills

Dawson Knox has shown flashes at tight end for the Bills, but Smith can provide a boost at tight end for a contending team. With plenty of pieces out wide for Buffalo, Smith should have room to operate as an athletic mismatch for opposing defenses. Coming off eight touchdown catches last year, Smith can hit around that mark while putting up more receptions and yardage in a pass-happy attack.

2021 NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Fits (RB)

2021 NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Fits (RB)

After starting with quarterbacks last week, today we’re going over the top free agency fits from a fantasy perspective for running backs. Just one team per player can be used.

 

Aaron Jones: Packers

The expectation is that Jones will test the open market, and he’d probably be productive wherever he lands. However, it’s hard to make an argument for a better spot than in Green Bay, as the dynamic runner has scored 39 touchdowns over the past three seasons with the Packers. Jones’ efficiency and ability to find the end zone makes the potential emergence of second-year back A.J. Dillon less of a concern if he stays with the Packers.

 

Chris Carson: Falcons

The Falcons may be looking for a powerful runner after Derrick Henry ran wild in Arthur Smith’s offense with the Titans over the past two years, and Carson is a fit. Carson also has the ability to be a big contributor as a receiver, so he’d also be a factor on check downs from Matt Ryan, which is a definite plus both in real life and from a fantasy perspective. In an offense that’s going to want to run the ball to set up play-action, Atlanta is an undervalued landing spot for running backs this offseason.

 

Kenyan Drake: Cardinals

There’s been some inconsistency, but Drake has found a role in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, so remaining with the Cardinals is his best bet for sustained fantasy production. Arizona wants to run enough plays that both Drake and Chase Edmonds can get a solid number of touches and produce.

 

James Conner: Jets

The Steelers seem poised to go in another direction at running back after Pitt product James Conner had been their starter over the past few years. JuJu Smith-Schuster has been rumored as a potential target for the Jets, but JuJu’s teammate might be the one to land in New York. If the Jets don’t draft a running back early, Conner could lead the backfield with second-year player La’Mical Perine mixing in behind him.

 

Marlon Mack: Steelers

Benny Snell might be the answer to lead the backfield for Pittsburgh, but Mack could be a major value addition coming off a torn Achilles. Mack brings underrated toughness along with his speed and big-play ability, so he’d form an ideal tandem with Snell. Also, it feels like Mike Tomlin wants to run the ball more, so both Mack and Snell might be able to push 200 carries if they’re leading the backfield as a duo in 2021.

 

Le’Veon Bell: Dolphins

The Dolphins have been very interested in signing Bell in the past, and the former All-Pro running back might come cheap given the depth of the running back market. Bell likes the Miami area, and the Dolphins have shown they aren’t afraid to go with a clear featured back under Brian Flores. Bell no doubt wants to get back to the workhorse form he showed with the Steelers, and the Dolphins might provide an opportunity to do that.

 

Todd Gurley: Bills

It’s tough to find the best landing spot for Gurley from a fantasy perspective, but the former Offensive Player of the Year is still just 26 years old. Gurley wants to play for a winner, and the Bills currently have to rely on relatively inexperienced players at running back with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. Gurley could bring a veteran presence with the ability to lead the backfield if he wins the starting job in the summer.

 

Leonard Fournette: Buccaneers

Fournette appears to have found a home in Tampa Bay after a strong postseason run, and the Bucs are trying to go for two consecutive championships with mostly the same squad that just won Super Bowl LV. It’s difficult to say there’s a better spot for Fournette than with the Bucs.

 

Tevin Coleman: Eagles

Expectations are low for the Eagles moving forward, but perhaps they can surprise people if the offensive line gets healthier and back to form. Coleman should be relatively fresh, and he could probably do some damage coming off the bench behind Miles Sanders in Philadelphia.

 

Phillip Lindsay: Broncos

The Broncos sound more open to re-signing Phillip Lindsay, and the aforementioned depth of the running back market might lead to Lindsay staying where he’s most familiar. Injuries were a factor in 2020, but Lindsay started his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in Denver.

 

Jamaal Williams: Seahawks

The Seahawks are a very intriguing spot for running backs this offseason, assuming they move on from Chris Carson. Williams has been impressive whenever he’s been on the field for the Packers, and the Seahawks—who, judging by the Russell Wilson drama, clearly want to run the ball a ton—would give him a chance to potentially handle a heavy workload. You’d think Seattle is a fan of Williams’ all-around game.

2021 NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Fits (QB)

2021 NFL Free Agency: Fantasy Fits (QB)

Free agency begins in a little over three weeks, so over the next three Fridays, I am going to pick the best landing spots for the top options set to hit the market (quarterbacks, running backs, pass-catchers).

 

Dak Prescott: Cowboys

The most likely outcome for Prescott seems to be another year of the franchise tag, but no matter how things eventually come together, staying in Dallas is the best fit for him. The Cowboys will of course hope the defense is fixed to allow for a more balanced offense, but Dak threw for yardage totals of 450, 472, and 502 in three consecutive games before going down in Week 5; he’d have among the best floors and ceilings at the position by remaining in Big D.

 

Cam Newton: Washington

Choosing the fits for the rest of the upcoming free agents is a bit tougher, and it should be noted I’m not taking trade targets like Deshaun Watson or Marcus Mariota into account. The history between Newton and Ron Rivera could make this a match, especially if they have plans to take a passer early in April’s draft, in which case they could feel good about unleashing Newton as a runner following a season in which he somewhat quietly rushed for 12 touchdowns.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick: Texans

Fitzpatrick already spent a year in Houston back in 2014, and he was able to go 6-6 with a very respectable 17:8 touchdown-interception ratio. Right now, it doesn’t seem like Deshaun Watson or the team will blink, so the veteran choosing Houston could allow him to fall into another starting job in his age-38/39 season if Watson simply doesn’t show up. Even if Will Fuller leaves in free agency, the Texans still have some upside with Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee, Isaiah Coulter, and a young collection of tight ends.

 

Mitchell Trubisky: Patriots

I think the best fit for New England is likely trading for Marcus Mariota, but if not, Trubisky can also be an option if Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels want to try again with a dual-threat quarterback. One of the biggest mistakes Chicago made with Trubisky was arguably not letting him run more, and the Pats just showed they can have designed runs be a significant part of the offense; boosting the skill-position talent is key no matter who is under center in 2021.

 

Jameis Winston: Saints

The media might not be giving Taysom Hill enough seriousness as the potential successor to Drew Brees (if he does indeed retire), but Winston re-signing in New Orleans would at least give him a shot at the starting job in a high-powered offense. Turnovers have always been the issue for the former No. 1 overall pick, though a year learning from Brees would ideally have helped Winston if/when he’s able to reclaim a starting spot.

 

Andy Dalton: Broncos

Dalton not lighting it up last year in Dallas would make him a somewhat non-threatening backup to Drew Lock (i.e. the team could believably say there isn’t a competition), but the veteran has obviously accomplished enough throughout his career to step in if Denver doesn’t get a Year 3 leap from their starter. All the pieces are there for the Broncos to put up numbers, and Dalton would fit Pat Shurmur’s offense.

2021 NFL Rookie Dynasty Rankings (Early Look)

2021 NFL Rookie Dynasty Rankings (Early Look)

A lot will change after the 2021 NFL Draft when rookies have a home, but we wanted to at least give an early look at the class from a fantasy perspective with some brief rankings, as dynasty owners in particular might be curious ahead of a potential retooling of their squad.

 

Quarterback

1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

2. Trey Lance, North Dakota State

3. Zach Wilson, BYU

4. Justin Fields, Ohio State

5. Mac Jones, Alabama

 

Running back

1. Travis Etienne, Clemson

2. Najee Harris, Alabama

3. Trey Sermon, Ohio State

4. Demetric Felton, UCLA

5. Javonte Williams, North Carolina

 

Wide receiver

1. DeVonta Smith, Alabama

2. Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

3. Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

4. Rashod Bateman, Minnesota

5. Rondale Moore, Purdue

 

Tight end

1. Kyle Pitts, Florida

2. Pat Freiermuth, Penn State

3. Brevin Jordan, Miami

4. Hunter Long, Boston College

5. Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame

 

Overall rankings

1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson QB

2. Travis Etienne, Clemson RB

3. Najee Harris, Alabama RB

4. DeVonta Smith, Alabama WR

5. Kyle Pitts, Florida TE

6. Ja’Marr Chase, LSU WR

7. Trey Lance, North Dakota State QB

8. Zach Wilson, BYU QB

9. Jaylen Waddle, Alabama WR

10. Rashod Bateman, Minnesota WR

Super Bowl LV Daily Fantasy Football Recommended Lineup Advice

Super Bowl LV Daily Fantasy Football Recommended Lineup Advice

Against the odds and facing many skeptics, Super Bowl LV will end a full NFL season with every game played amid a global pandemic. Not too many games were missed by superstar players throughout the year, and we’ll have plenty of stars on the field this Sunday. The Super Bowl LV recommended lineups for DraftKings and FanDuel—along with tips for playoff challenges—are headlined by the quarterbacks.

 

DraftKings

 

Captain: Tom Brady ($15,000)

FLEX: Patrick Mahomes ($12,000)

FLEX: Travis Kelce ($11,000)

FLEX: Antonio Brown ($6,200)

FLEX: Rob Gronkowski ($3,000)

FLEX: Ronald Jones ($2,200)

 

FanDuel

 

MVP: Tom Brady ($15,000)

FLEX: Patrick Mahomes ($16,500)

FLEX: Chris Godwin ($12,000)

FLEX: Ronald Jones ($8,000)

FLEX: Rob Gronkowski ($6,500)

 

Steve Spagnuolo’s defenses have given Tom Brady some trouble relative to other opponents, but Brady had extra time and extra space (with his family out of the house) to prepare more than ever for Super Bowl LV, and on paper he should have the better matchup than Patrick Mahomes facing a stout Bucs defense. So, Brady is the recommended Captain/MVP pick in DraftKings and FanDuel. However, both should probably be in all lineups for a potential shootout. There may be something to pulling a contrarian play by benching Mahomes, but the Chiefs are going to be passing the ball, as no one has really been able to run on Tampa Bay this season.

 

The Bucs aren’t going to let Tyreek Hill go for 200 yards in a quarter like when the teams faced off during the regular season, and extra help over the top could open things up for Travis Kelce to have a field day underneath. Among Tampa Bay wideouts, Mike Evans certainly has touchdown upside after scoring twice against the Chiefs in late November. However, Antonio Brown (who appears healthy after dealing with a knee issue) and Chris Godwin both arguably offer a higher yardage upside with obvious touchdown potential in a game where there could be a lot of scoring. While not in either lineup, Scotty Miller is also a player to keep in mind as a speedy guy that might be able to get behind a bigger Kansas City cornerback group.

 

It’s hard to leave Kelce out of the FanDuel lineup, but the salaries are tougher to work with in the five slots, and we can get Godwin in there while keeping both Ronald Jones and Rob Gronkowski in the mix as relative values (though not as big of values as they are on DraftKings). Jones averaged 7.3 yards per carry versus the Chiefs this season, and his big-play ability could be a factor. Meanwhile, while Gronk has been quiet recently, Brady knows he can look his way in crunch time and in the red zone.

Super Bowl LV Fantasy Football Rankings

Super Bowl LV Fantasy Football Rankings

Quarterback

1. Patrick Mahomes, KC
2. Tom Brady, TB

 

Running back

1. Leonard Fournette, TB
2. Ronald Jones, TB
3. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC
4. Darrel Williams, KC
5. Le’Veon Bell, KC
6. LeSean McCoy, TB

 

Wide receiver

1. Tyreek Hill, KC
2. Chris Godwin, TB
3. Mike Evans, TB
4. Antonio Brown, TB
5. Sammy Watkins, KC
6. Mecole Hardman, KC
7. Scotty Miller, TB
8. Demarcus Robinson, KC
9. Tyler Johnson, TB
10. Byron Pringle, KC

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce, KC
2. Rob Gronkowski, TB
3. Cameron Brate, TB
4. Nick Keizer, KC

 

Defense/ST

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. Kansas City Chiefs

 

Kicker

1. Harrison Butker, KC
2. Ryan Succop, TB

Fantasy Football Stock Up And Stock Down Following Coaching Changes

Fantasy Football Stock Up And Stock Down Following Coaching Changes

With the Houston Texans hiring David Culley to fill their head coaching position, all seven head coach openings from this offseason have been filled. There’s a lot of unknown with these new hires, but it’s not too early to think about how this affects the fantasy football values of some of the players on the teams that made coaching changes.

 

Stock up

 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is one of the best play-action quarterbacks in football, and new Falcons head coach Arthur Smith had plenty of success with the play-action game when he was the offensive coordinator for the Titans. Now, the Falcons don’t have Derrick Henry to carry the ball 25 times per game in the backfield, which makes things more difficult; but expect Atlanta to still get the run game going under Smith, allowing Matty Ice to distribute the ball to game breakers like Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley off of play-action. With a stronger run game completing the passing attack, don’t be surprised if Ryan gets back to putting up numbers similar to 2018 and his MVP 2016 campaign.

 

Chargers QB Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert was initially going to be a stock down after the Chargers fired Anthony Lynn because he played so well and broken records in Lynn’s offense as a rookie. However, it was refreshing to hear that new hire Brandon Staley promises to tailor the offense to fit the skillset of an “elite” quarterback like Herbert. Despite the defensive background, Staley is a former quarterback himself and should have no problem letting Herbert sling the ball around.

 

Lions RB D’Andre Swift

If there was one thing to take away from new Lions head coach Dan Campbell’s press conference, it’s that Detroit is going to play tough football. That means running the ball often. 2020 second-round pick D’Andre Swift showed major flashes as a rookie, and the Lions added two former running backs (the aforementioned Anthony Lynn as offensive coordinator and running backs and assistant head coach Duce Staley) to the coaching staff—you can bet they are going to want to pound the rock. Assuming the Lions don’t add even more to a backfield that also includes Kerryon Johnson, Swift might be a force in 2021.

 

Eagles RB Miles Sanders

Losing Duce Staley might hurt Sanders a bit, but new head coach Nick Sirianni is probably going to want to run the ball like the Colts offense did this season, and no Staley could mean less of a running back rotation. If Philadelphia commits to Sanders more consistently each week, the Penn State product could be set for his first 1,000-yard rushing season. Replacing a championship head coach, Sirianni is going to be under major pressure to win games early to avoid the fans getting on him, so he may want to give one of his best players (Sanders) the ball more than he’s ever gotten it.

 

Stock down

 

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

New Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson has known Jalen Hurts since he was four years old, so Hurts could have somewhat of an advantage in any potential open quarterback competition with Carson Wentz. But the prevailing thought is that the Eagles’ opinion of Wentz is a big reason Doug Pederson, who apparently did not get along with Wentz, was fired. Perhaps Hurts will be too good to leave off the field, but it feels like the tide has turned in favor of Wentz since the season ended, so there may not be a legitimate competition, and Hurts may not even be a starting quarterback in 2021 despite impressing as a rookie.

 

Chargers WR Keenan Allen

For those that watched HBO’s Hard Knocks last summer, you heard Anthony Lynn say that every week he would walk into offensive coordinator Shane Steichen’s office and say “feed Keenan Allen”. That’s certainly happened over the past four years, with Allen recording reception totals of 102, 97, 104, and 100 in those seasons. Allen is an exceptional player, but his stock may drop because there’s no guarantee his role will be at that level under the new regime in Los Angeles.

 

Lions WR Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay is set to become a free agent this offseason, so this may not matter when the season kicks off next September. But if Golladay is franchise tagged and/or remains in Detroit, he’ll be playing in a run-heavy offense that lost Matthew Stafford at quarterback. Golladay is a big-play threat that doesn’t need a ton of targets to do damage, but not having Stafford in the mix paired with the change in offense means it’s stock down for the young receiver… at least for now.

 

Texans WR Brandin Cooks

Similarly, Brandin Cooks is almost certainly losing his quarterback in Deshaun Watson, who has officially requested a trade from the Texans. Cooks is under contract for big money, and Houston may want to still get a lot out of him in 2021 and beyond, but he’ll be adjusting to a new offense with an uncertain quarterback situation. Things can change quickly (Cooks himself may even be traded again, or the Texans might add a promising starter to make up for the loss of Watson get Cooks the ball as a focal point of the offense), but his stock is down with Watson going out the door.

NFL Conference Championship Daily Fantasy Football Recommended Lineup Advice

NFL Conference Championship Daily Fantasy Football Recommended Lineup Advice

Trips to Super Bowl LV are on the line this weekend. Which players should you consider in fantasy lineups among options from the Chiefs, Bills, Packers, and Buccaneers? You can fit this entire group into your DraftKings lineup, and FanDuel salaries allow you to come close.

 

QB: Josh Allen @ KC

Arguably the best four quarterbacks in the league are in action for Championship Sunday, so you can’t go wrong with any of them. But the rushing element for Josh Allen could make him a value play in daily fantasy lineups and playoff challenges. Also, Allen and his receivers should be able to beat the Chiefs secondary and put up strong passing numbers.

 

RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs. BUF

If the Bills employ the same defensive strategy as their matchup with the Chiefs earlier this season, it’ll be a lot of light boxes for Clyde Edwards-Helaire to run into. With a Super Bowl trip on the line, expect Kansas City to feature their first-round rookie if he’s near or at 100% health.

 

RB: Leonard Fournette/Ronald Jones II @ GB

Both Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette should be very good running back plays in the NFC title game. The Bucs’ run game has been clicking, and the Packers should be more vulnerable on the ground as they try to combat Tom Brady and the passing attack. It’s worth considering getting Fournette and Jones in either both RB slots or in an RB slot and the FLEX.

 

WR: Stefon Diggs @ KC

Stefon Diggs has been lighting it up. In his past six games (excluding the Week 17 matchup against the Dolphins when he only played the first half and posted a 7/76 line) he’s had games of 10/92, 10/130/1, 11/147, 9/145/3, 6/128/1, and 8/106/1. Diggs is almost a must-play.

 

WR: Chris Godwin @ GB

Before last week’s Divisional Round, Chris Godwin caught five touchdowns in his past four games, and he nearly made it six in his past five but had the ball pop out on a diving attempt in the end zone. Expect Godwin, who should mostly avoid Jaire Alexander, to be big in the middle and deep areas of the field on play-action if the Bucs are able to set it up with the run.

 

WR: Cole Beasley @ KC

Cole Beasley is banged up with a leg issue and hasn’t looked quite like himself during the postseason, but another week removed from the injury should mean he’s healthier. Beasley will help Josh Allen and company keep drives going, and he could be a key target in tight red-zone areas.

 

TE: Travis Kelce vs. BUF

It sounds like the Bills might try to take away one of Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce, and they probably prefer to eliminate the big plays from Hill down the field. Kelce almost always gets his, and he’s the clear top tight end play for the conference title games.

 

D/ST: Buccaneers @ GB

Anything can happen on Sunday, but the Buccaneers figure to have the most upside among D/ST units after they got after the Packers earlier this season. Also, Tampa Bay is the biggest underdog to win the Super Bowl among the four teams remaining, so they can be seen as a contrarian play for playoff challenges.

Conference Championship Fantasy Football Rankings 2020

Conference Championship Fantasy Football Rankings 2020

Quarterback

1. Josh Allen (@ KC)
2. Patrick Mahomes (v BUF)
3. Tom Brady (@ GB)
4. Aaron Rodgers (v TB)

 

Running back

1. Ronald Jones II (@ GB)
2. Aaron Jones (v TB)
3. Leonard Fournette (@ GB)
4. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (v BUF)
5. Devin Singletary (@ KC)
6. Jamaal Williams (v TB)
7. Darrel Williams (v BUF)
8. A.J. Dillon (v TB)

 

Wide receiver

1. Stefon Diggs (@ KC)
2. Davante Adams (v TB)
3. Chris Godwin (@ GB)
4. Tyreek Hill (v BUF)
5. Mike Evans (@ GB)
6. John Brown (@ KC)
7. Cole Beasley (@ KC)
8. Allen Lazard (v TB)
9. Mecole Hardman (v BUF)
10. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (v TB)
11. Scotty Miller (@ GB)
12. Demarcus Robinson (v BUF)
13. Tyler Johnson (@ GB)
14. Gabriel Davis (@ KC)
15. Byron Pringle (v BUF)
16. Isaiah McKenzie (@ KC)
17. Equanimeous St. Brown (v TB)
18. Tavon Austin (v TB)

 

Tight end

1. Travis Kelce (v BUF)
2. Robert Tonyan (v TB)
3. Rob Gronkowski (@ GB)
4. Cameron Brate (@ GB)
5. Dawson Knox (@ KC)
6. Marcedes Lewis (v TB)
7. Jace Sternberger (v TB)
8. Lee Smith (@ KC)
9. Tyler Kroft (@ KC)
10. Nick Keizer (v BUF)

 

Defense/ST

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ GB)
2. Green Bay Packers (v TB)
3. Buffalo Bills (@ KC)
4. Kansas City Chiefs (v BUF)

 

Kicker

1. Harrison Butker (v BUF)
2. Tyler Bass (@ KC)
3. Ryan Succop (@ GB)
4. Mason Crosby (v TB)

NFL Divisional Round Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

NFL Divisional Round Daily Fantasy Recommended Lineup Advice

The options are narrowed down, but there will be plenty of top-notch players on the field this weekend. Who should you consider for your Divisional Round fantasy lineups in DraftKings, FanDuel, and playoff challenges?

 

QB: Josh Allen vs. BAL

Josh Allen has been on another level this season, and even a tough Ravens defense might not be able to slow him down. Allen has torched the blitz throughout the year, and he’ll do damage with his legs if necessary. He’s been elite all 2020 and can be had at a better value than usual this weekend.

 

QB: Tom Brady @ NO

Drew Brees and Tom Brady are arguably both undervalued for a potential shootout this Sunday evening. But Brady is the stronger recommendation after not getting much going in the first two matchups versus the Saints. With a healthy and clicking supporting cast around him, don’t expect the New Orleans defense to again get the best of the G.O.A.T.

 

RB: Cam Akers @ GB

The Packers may stack the box against an injured Jared Goff to take away the Rams’ rushing attack, but Cam Akers has been getting a very healthy workload late in the year, and that shouldn’t change to kick off the Divisional Round. If Akers can’t get much going on the ground, he’s the type of player LA can get it to through the air despite no huge receiving production yet for the rookie.

 

RB: Gus Edwards @ BUF

Among the running backs you’d seriously consider for your daily fantasy lineup this week, Gus Edwards probably provides the best value at his low salary. The Ravens are going to want to stay in favorable third-down situations against the Bills defense, and that could mean a nice dose of Edwards on inside runs.

 

WR: Tyreek Hill vs. CLE

Denzel Ward (reserve/COVID-19 list) is back for the Browns, but the Cleveland defense may have a difficult time containing Tyreek Hill for 60 minutes. Coming off the bye, Andy Reid should find way to get the ball into the hands of the electric playmaker early and often, and there’s immense upside as usual for Hill.

 

WR: Antonio Brown @ NO

Antonio Brown has really come on as of late, and he could be the X-factor in the Bucs-Saints game this weekend. Brown was in his first game with Tampa Bay when he first faced New Orleans this season, but he’s now comfortable in Bruce Arians’ offense, with five touchdowns in his past four games.

 

WR: John Brown vs. BAL

John Brown runs among the best deep routes and double moves in football, and aggressive cornerback Marcus Peters can be had on the deep ball at times. Brown is one of the top FLEX options in daily fantasy lineups for the Divisional Round.

 

TE: Travis Kelce vs. CLE

No defense really has an answer for Travis Kelce, and it’s not likely the Browns are able to slow him down either. It might be wise to save money elsewhere and go with Kelce at tight end.

 

TE: Rob Gronkowski @ NO

Rob Gronkowski has been producing mainly as a blocker for the Buccaneers, but if Bucs-Saints turns into a shootout, Tom Brady may look his friend’s way in the red zone a few times. The touchdown upside remains there each week for Gronk.

 

D/ST: Buccaneers @ NO

The Buccaneers do not have an easy matchup, but the defense has the talent and coaching to surprise with a dominant effort on Sunday. Tampa Bay is an option that’ll allow you to save salary for other positions.

 

D/ST: Rams @ GB

It’s not a bad idea to bet on the No. 1 defense in the league, even at Lambeau Field versus Aaron Rodgers and company. Hope for some sacks from Aaron Donald and Leonard Floyd along with some turnovers by a unit that’s made plays all year.