With the NFL draft in the books and most rosters complete ahead of training camps, it’s time to start thinking about the 2021 fantasy football landscape.
Who do you think should be the No. 1 pick? How many running backs should go in the first round? Which rookies should be on your radar? Who is your top sleeper target?
For now, Christian McCaffrey is locked in as the consensus top overall player by our analysts. Despite being limited to only three games last season due to multiple injuries, our group sees a healthy CMC bouncing back to elite form. As for the rest of the top 10, running back is the clear position of choice — but the order is up for debate this early in the process.
Which offense will surprise most this season? The Bengals are a popular pick to turn heads in 2021, thanks in no small part to the return of a healthy Joe Burrow and the addition of his college teammate, Ja’Marr Chase. Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins — who had a great rookie season himself — complete an uber-talented wide receiver corps. Joe Mixon is back and ready to take over the backfield sans Giovani Bernard. Mixon has been able to produce against the odds, so here’s hoping 2021 sees him take it to the next level.
As you’re making fantasy football plans for 2021, start your draft prep by checking out the overall and positional rankings from Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Liz Loza, Matt Harmon, and Scott Pianowski below.
Our analysts will be updating their rankings from now until the start of the season to help you be prepared when you’re on the clock.
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