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Fantasy Football 2021 Tight End Rankings

Posted By: on August 28, 2021

It is no surprise that Travis Kelce once again sits atop the tight end rankings. Kelce has ripped off five straight 1,000+ yard season, topping out at 1,416 yards in 2020 while trailing only Stefon Diggs in receiving yards across the league. Kelce is unlikely to make it into the second round in many league and he’s fair game outside the top six in standard scoring formats. The top tier also serves up a couple of more affordable options in George Kittle and Darren Waller and if you are lucky enough to have a pick early in the first round, these guys both make sense in tail end of the second before diving into the wide receiver position.

ADP Targets

Mark Andrews (54.3) regressed a bit with the first half struggles on Lamar Jackson, but still managed 58 catches for 701 yards and seven scores. He remains a focal point in the banged up Ravens receiving corp and is threat to get back to double digit touchdowns… Tyler Higbee (108.4) flashed down the stretch in 2019 and could see a new bump in value with Matthew Stafford taking over at QB… Once Rob Gornkowski (119.2) got his legs under him with the Bucs last year he proved to be a still viable red zone threat… Evan Engram (154.2) has always looked the part despite rarely putting it all together. His discounted draft cost is now worth the risk… Pat Freiermuth (161.5) doesn’t get the hype of fellow rookie Kyle Pitts, but the Steelers rookie was a red zone machine in college and let’s face it, Eric Ebron stinks.

Top 40 Tight End Rankings

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Travis KelceKC
2George KittleSF
3Darren WallerLV
Tier 2
4T.J. HockensonDET
5Mark AndrewsBAL
6Kyle PittsATL
7Noah FantDEN
8Logan ThomasWAS
Tier 3
9Dallas GoedertPHI
10Robert TonyanGB
11Tyler HigbeeLAR
12Rob GronkowskiTB
13Evan EngramNYG
14Mike GesickiMIA
15Irv Smith Jr.MIN
16Jonnu SmithNE
17Anthony FirkserTEN
18C.J. UzomahCIN
19Pat FreiermuthPIT
Tier 4
20Hunter HenryNE
21Eric EbronPIT
22Zach ErtzPHI
23Jimmy GrahamCHI
24Blake JarwinDAL
25Cole KmetCHI
26Adam TrautmanNO
27Austin HooperCLE
28Gerald EverettSEA
29Jared CookLAC
30Dawson KnoxBUF
31Hayden HurstATL
32O.J. HowardTB
33Chris Herndon IVNYJ
34Dan ArnoldCAR
35Jack DoyleIND
36Kyle RudolphNYG
37Ian ThomasCAR
38Jordan AkinsHOU
39Mo Alie-CoxIND
40Dalton SchultzDAL

Fantasy Football 2021 Wide Receiver Rankings

Posted By: on August 25, 2021

Davante Adams proved in 2020 to be the most reliable touchdown threat in the fantasy game, reeling in 18 touchdowns in just 14 games played. He was held out of the end zone in just three of his 14 starts, while posting multiple scores on five different occasions. Only Stefon Diggs, Deandre Hopkins and Allen Robinson saw more than Adams’ 148 targets last season and with Aaron Rodgers looking to run it back in Green Bay, a repeat year as the top wideout in fantasy is well within reach.

Despite this effusive praise for Adams, the first tier contains 12 studs who all could find a path to the overall top spot and even though I’m more likely to snare a running back or tight end with a first round pick, I’d like to leave the draft with two receivers from this elite tier.

ADP Targets

Among the elite, Chris Godwin (46.1) and DJ Moore (63.0) leap off the page as values at the top end of the position. Godwin has scored 23 times over 42 games since 2018 while averaging 5 catches for 72 yards per game over that span. Moore has returned back-to-back 1100 yard seasons playing with a myriad of mediocre quarterbacks and while Sam Darnold hasn’t necessarily done anything to separate himself from that description, he certainly has a bigger arm than Teddy B.

Digging a little deeper, both Diontae Johnson (51.3) and Chase Claypool (66.8) in Pittsburgh make for fine draft day selections… Antonio Brown (86.9) showed an improved comfort with Tom Brady late in season and during the playoffs and will benefit from a full year in the system if he can keep his head on the field… Jerry Jeudy (77.8) is the receiver you want in Denver… Michael Pittman (102.6) flashed elite after-the-catch ability last season and could make a leap.

In the end game, everyone forgets about Marvin Jones Jr. (133.4) and he just continues to put up numbers… I guess I’m back on board with Sammy Watkins (200+) one more time if he’s the only healthy WR for Lamar…. Marquez Callaway (148.1) is sure to shoot up draft boards after his pre-season heroics, but he’ll still represent a discount as the top target in New Orleans (at least for now)… Take a shot on Quez Watkins (200+) with your last pick, you’ll know if the Eagles offense has any juice real quick.

Top 100 Wide Receiver Rankings

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Davante AdamsGB
2Tyreek HillKC
3DeAndre HopkinsARI
4Stefon DiggsBUF
5Calvin RidleyATL
6D.K. MetcalfSEA
7Allen Robinson IICHI
8Justin JeffersonMIN
9Chris GodwinTB
10A.J. BrownTEN
11D.J. MooreCAR
12Terry McLaurinWAS
Tier 2
13Julio JonesTEN
14Keenan AllenLAC
15Diontae JohnsonPIT
16Robert WoodsLAR
17Mike EvansTB
18Tyler LockettSEA
19CeeDee LambDAL
20Brandon AiyukSF
21Cooper KuppLAR
22Chase ClaypoolPIT
23Amari CooperDAL
Tier 3
24Jerry JeudyDEN
25Kenny GolladayNYG
26Adam ThielenMIN
27Tee HigginsCIN
28JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT
29Ja'Marr ChaseCIN
30Deebo SamuelSF
31Courtland SuttonDEN
32Odell Beckham Jr.CLE
33Mike WilliamsLAC
34Antonio BrownTB
35Will Fuller VMIA
36Robby AndersonCAR
37Tyler BoydCIN
38Laviska Shenault Jr.JAC
Tier 4
39D.J. Chark Jr.JAC
40Corey DavisNYJ
41Michael GallupDAL
42DeVonta SmithPHI
43Randall CobbGB
44Emmanuel SandersBUF
45Michael ThomasNO
46Jarvis LandryCLE
47Curtis SamuelWAS
48Michael Pittman Jr.IND
49DeVante ParkerMIA
50Jalen ReagorPHI
51Marquise BrownBAL
52Brandin CooksHOU
53Elijah MooreNYJ
54Marvin Jones Jr.JAC
55Mecole HardmanKC
56Jaylen WaddleMIA
57Darnell MooneyCHI
58Marquez CallawayNO
Tier 5
59Bryan EdwardsLV
60Cole BeasleyBUF
61T.Y. HiltonIND
62Henry Ruggs IIILV
63Nelson AgholorNE
64Quez WatkinsPHI
65Tim PatrickDEN
66Travis FulghamPHI
67Russell GageATL
68Jamison CrowderNYJ
69Sterling ShepardNYG
70John BrownLV
71Rashod BatemanBAL
72A.J. GreenARI
73Tre'Quan SmithNO
74Christian KirkARI
75Gabriel DavisBUF
76Parris CampbellIND
77Breshad PerrimanDET
78Rondale MooreARI
79Darius SlaytonNYG
80Jakobi MeyersNE
81Allen LazardGB
82Denzel MimsNYJ
83Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGB
84Amon-Ra St. BrownDET
85Sammy WatkinsBAL
86Josh ReynoldsTEN
87Terrace Marshall Jr.CAR
88Anthony MillerHOU
89KJ HamlerDEN
90Van JeffersonLAR
91Hunter RenfrowLV
92DeSean JacksonLAR
93Tyrell WilliamsDET
94Kadarius ToneyNYG
95James WashingtonPIT
96Tutu AtwellLAR
97Amari RodgersGB
98Dyami BrownWAS
99Rashard HigginsCLE
100Preston WilliamsMIA
101Kendrick BourneNE
102Zach PascalIND
103Keke CouteeHOU
104Nico CollinsHOU
105Quintez CephusDET
106N'Keal HarryNE
107Tyron JohnsonLAC
108Keelan Cole Sr.NYJ
109Scotty MillerTB
110Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE
111Andy IsabellaARI
112Greg WardPHI
113D'Wayne EskridgeSEA
114Miles BoykinBAL
115Josh PalmerLAC

Fantasy Football 2021 Running Back Rankings

Posted By: on August 24, 2021

The top spot in the running back rankings this year is closer than many others. Christian McCaffrey gets the slight nudge over Dalvin Cook, but the gap is razor thin. Arranging the rest of the top tier is a fun but futile exercise. Sure, Derrick Henry‘s pass-game usage is troubling, but he just keep on producing. Aaron Jones and Ezekiel Elliott get the bump over Alvin Kamara as we are a little more confident in the quarterback play and overall scoring output in Green Bay and Dallas.

ADP Targets

While you love leaving round one with a top tier option, it’s really not up to you if picking outside the top six. Among the next group, Austin Ekeler (10.6) and his target volume makes him the prime target at the back end of the first round for me. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (16.4) and Najee Harris (13.5) can both slip deep in the second round but should be in consideration at the 1/2 turn.

Deeper into the draft, Darell Henderson (34.0) and Miles Sanders (36.3) stand out as the third round running backs that we are most likely to take the dive on. James Robinson’s (45.5) ADP is likely to skyrocket following the news that Travis Etienne is going to miss the season, but perhaps he remains a value as some fail to adjust quickly enough… Raheem Mostert (53.7) is one of the best home run hitters in the league when healthyPhillip Lindsay (105.9) has the most juice in the Texans’ backfield and while the team is likely to be awful, there is value in volume… Ty Johnson (200+) looks like he may lead the Jets’ running back committee… Jerrick McKinnon (200+) is an interesting athlete and should he be needed for a larger role in KC, it could be a very productive one.

Top 100 Running Back Rankings

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Christian McCaffreyCAR
2Dalvin CookMIN
3Aaron JonesGB
4Derrick HenryTEN
5Ezekiel ElliottDAL
6Alvin KamaraNO
Tier 2
7Austin EkelerLAC
8Nick ChubbCLE
9Jonathan TaylorIND
10Antonio GibsonWAS
11Saquon BarkleyNYG
12Clyde Edwards-HelaireKC
13Najee HarrisPIT
Tier 3
14Miles SandersPHI
15J.K. DobbinsBAL
16Darrell HendersonLAR
17Joe MixonCIN
18Chris CarsonSEA
19David MontgomeryCHI
20Raheem MostertSF
21James RobinsonJAC
22Josh JacobsLV
23D'Andre SwiftDET
24Kareem HuntCLE
25Mike DavisATL
Tier 4
26Damien HarrisNE
27Myles GaskinMIA
28Chase EdmondsARI
29Ronald Jones IITB
30Javonte WilliamsDEN
31Melvin Gordon IIIDEN
32Ty JohnsonNYJ
33Gus EdwardsBAL
34Trey SermonSF
35Phillip LindsayHOU
36Michael CarterNYJ
37Malcolm BrownMIA
38David JohnsonHOU
39Latavius MurrayNO
40Leonard FournetteTB
41James ConnerARI
42Zack MossBUF
43Kenyan DrakeLV
44AJ DillonGB
45Devin SingletaryBUF
46Jerick McKinnonKC
47Jamaal WilliamsDET
48Tony PollardDAL
49Kenneth GainwellPHI
50Nyheim HinesIND
51Damien WilliamsCHI
52Joshua KelleyLAC
53J.D. McKissicWAS
54James WhiteNE
55Alexander MattisonMIN
56Tevin ColemanNYJ
57Rashaad PennySEA
58Giovani BernardTB
59Sony MichelNE
60Salvon AhmedMIA
61Xavier JonesLAR
62Marlon MackIND
63Darrel WilliamsKC
64Darrynton EvansTEN
65Chuba HubbardCAR
66Carlos HydeJAC
67Benny Snell Jr.PIT
68Justin JacksonLAC
69Mark Ingram IIHOU
70La'Mical PerineNYJ
71Tarik CohenCHI
72Boston ScottPHI
73Wayne GallmanSF
74Kerryon JohnsonPHI
75Rhamondre StevensonNE
76Matt BreidaBUF
77Anthony McFarland Jr.PIT
78Javian HawkinsATL
79Jeff Wilson Jr.SF
80Devontae BookerNYG
81Ke'Shawn VaughnTB
82Samaje PerineCIN
83DeeJay DallasSEA
84Jalen RichardLV
85Rex BurkheadHOU
86Justice HillBAL
87Kalen BallagePIT
88Brian HillTEN
89Eno BenjaminARI
90Le'Veon BellFA
91Todd Gurley IIFA
92Jordan HowardPHI
93Duke Johnson Jr.FA
94Jordan WilkinsIND
95Ito SmithMIN
96Adrian PetersonFA
97Jermar JeffersonDET
98Peyton BarberWAS
99Chris ThompsonFA
100Mike BooneDEN

Fantasy Football 2021 Quarterback Rankings

Posted By: on August 24, 2021

The Quarterback position is extremely fun heading into the 2021 season. We all know rushing equity can vault an inconsistent passer into the top-10 on regular basis, but the reliable touchdown throwers Pat Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady continue to make their presence felt in the first two tiers.

Russell Wilson gets the second spot here and while he faded down the stretch in 2020, we saw QB1 upside continually over the season’s first half. Dak Prescott sneaks into Tier 1, but his health remains a situation to monitor as the season approaches.

ADP Targets

With Rodgers ranked third on the board, his ADP as QB6 would seem attractive, but at 52 overall, that is still usually a but earlier than I’d like to dive in on a quarterback. Wilson is a similar case and while I can’t fault anyone for taking the plunge on Russ in round six, I’m likely trying to hang on just a little longer. If either slips into round seven, it’s time to pounce.

Ryan Tannehill (92.3) is a very solid target and a good bet to build off of a strong 2020 season in which he tossed 33 touchdowns to just seven interceptions and now adds Julio Jones to his set of targets… Jalen Hurts (95.8) put up together a run of useful fantasy games down the stretch despite the fact that he did not play particularly well. His status as the Eagles starter, rushing usage and week-winning upside–that 400+ total yard/4 TD, 37.8 point performance in Week 15 last year–make Hurts a target… Matt Ryan doesn’t get anyone too excited on draft day, but he’s 4,500 yards and 26 TDs in the bank… Trey Lance is the top rookie target here, even if he doesn’t get the starting job day one. The rushing ability and talent on that Kyle Shanahan offense is much easier to trust than anything you will see in Chicago or Jacksonville… Digging at the bottom of the barrel, Ben Roethlisberger (159.4) continues to put up numbers, Sam Darnold (200+) has some really nice targets, as does Teddy Bridgewater (200+) should he be able to hold off Drew Lock.

Top-40 Quarterback Rankings

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Patrick Mahomes IIKC
2Russell WilsonSEA
3Josh AllenBUF
4Aaron RodgersGB
5Lamar JacksonBAL
6Kyler MurrayARI
7Dak PrescottDAL
Tier 2
8Ryan TannehillTEN
9Tom BradyTB
10Justin HerbertLAC
11Jalen HurtsPHI
12Matthew StaffordLAR
13Matt RyanATL
Tier 3
14Joe BurrowCIN
15Jameis WinstonNO
16Ryan FitzpatrickWAS
17Trey LanceSF
18Ben RoethlisbergerPIT
19Baker MayfieldCLE
20Kirk CousinsMIN
21Trevor LawrenceJAC
22Derek CarrLV
23Sam DarnoldCAR
24Teddy BridgewaterDEN
Tier 4
25Carson WentzIND
26Daniel JonesNYG
27Tua TagovailoaMIA
28Justin FieldsCHI
29Jared GoffDET
30Zach WilsonNYJ
31Cam NewtonNE
32Jacob EasonIND
33Taysom HillNO
34Jimmy GaroppoloSF
35Drew LockDEN
36Deshaun WatsonHOU
37Andy DaltonCHI
38Gardner Minshew IIJAC
39Marcus MariotaLV
40Mac JonesNE
41Tyrod TaylorHOU

Fantasy Football: 2020 Draft Rankings

Posted By: on August 25, 2020

From our little corner of this crazy world, it’s hard to believe that we are already in the THICK of fantasy football drafting season. The lack of preseason games has limited the football action for those of you that thirst to watch second and third stringers duke it out for roster position, but in the fantasy world, that hasn’t stopped the hype and, unfortunately, the injuries from piling up.

As I sit here preparing for my first official draft of the 2020 season, this is how our rankings shake up. Things are changing with the news on an almost daily basis, so be sure to check back frequently as we tweak our ranks ahead of the season kickoff.

Have fun drafting and stay safe everyone!

Fantasy Football: 2019 Redraft Rankings

Posted By: on September 5, 2019

The season is upon us. Here’s how we see the value stack up across the fantasy football universe.

 

2018 Fantasy Football Rankings

Posted By: on August 22, 2018

Draft season is once again upon us!

Team BretskyBall is gearing up for another fine fantasy football season with our initial draft rankings. Got issue with the ranking below, let us hear it in the comments.

2017 Fantasy Football Rankings

Posted By: on August 22, 2017

It’s that time again. Heading into the busiest fantasy football draft weekend of the 2017 season, we are all prepped up and ready to go.

Ezekiel Elliot remains one of the most difficult players to rank, but remains a top-20 play. While my deep rooted Cowboys’ hate may prevent me personally from spending a second round pick on the second-year back, the potential for game changing numbers over even half of a season make him an intriguing risk.

We’re also confident in a number of bounce-back performances with Lamar Miller, CJ Anderson, Cam Newton and Jeremy Maclin appearing much higher in our list than FantasyPro’s consensus rankings.

Though it sounds like a bit of a broken record year to year, we’re fading the rookie running backs once again, ranking Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffery and Dalvin Cook a solid 20 spots below each of their consensus positions. Yeah, I get it, there were a number of high-impact fantasy rookies who helped teams last year, each of these backs is faced with an uncertain role to open the season behind (or beside) veterans who really aren’t all that bad. I’m certain that one of these guys will contribute, I’m just not spending a 3rd round pick to find out which one it will be.

We’ll be back tweaking and updating this list as the draft season progresses. Let the games begin!

Fantasy Football Week 4 Rankings

Posted By: on October 1, 2016

A jam packed Sunday of football brings of NFL action across two continents with the Jacksonville Jaguars facing off with the Indianapolis Colts in Wembley Stadium. We’s also got a couple of intriguing matchups highlighted by an AFC showdown between the Chiefs and Steelers on Sunday night. Look for the Jets to get back on track and “upset” the Seattle Seahawks who are taking a trip across the country to play an early game.

Fantasy Football Week 3 Rankings

Posted By: on September 25, 2016

Sunday brings us another glorious day of football. Let’s see what trends hold up from the first two weeks and continue to shape the landscape for the season.

We’re buying No. 1 overall QB Matt Ryan to continue his success in a Monday night showdown at the Super Dome.