Way-Too-Early 2021 Fantasy Football Positional Rankings

Jeff Pratt
Head of NFL/Podcast Host

“You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one.” - Tom Brady


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We’ve officially hit the dead zone in the fantasy football offseason. Free agency doesn’t start for another few weeks, and the NFL Draft is months away. So, it’s only logical that we take a way-too-early look at how the 2021 season will unfold. This will be updated after free agency and the NFL Draft take place, as a lot of moves will shake things up. For now, here are my 2021 fantasy football positional rankings:

*Rankings are based on PPR scoring*

Quarterback

RankingPlayer
#1Patrick Mahomes
#2Josh Allen
#3Kyler Murray
#4Lamar Jackson
#5Deshaun Watson
#6Russell Wilson
#7Dak Prescott
#8Justin Herbert
#9Aaron Rodgers
#10Tom Brady
#11Ryan Tannehill
#12Matthew Stafford
#13Jalen Hurts
#14Matt Ryan
#15Trevor Lawrence
#16Baker Mayfield
#17Carson Wentz
#18Kirk Cousins
#19Derek Carr
#20Tua Tagovailoa

Running Back

RankingPlayer
#1Christian McCaffrey
#2Alvin Kamara
#3Dalvin Cook
#4Saquon Barkley
#5Derrick Henry
#6Jonathan Taylor
#7Ezekiel Elliott
#8Nick Chubb
#9Aaron Jones
#10James Robinson
#11Austin Ekeler
#12Cam Akers
#13Joe Mixon
#14D’Andre Swift
#15Josh Jacobs
#16David Montgomery
#17Antonio Gibson
#18Clyde Edwards-Helaire
#19Miles Sanders
#20J.K. Dobbins

Wide Receiver

RankingPlayer
#1Davante Adams
#2Tyreek Hill
#3DeAndre Hopkins
#4Stefon Diggs
#5D.K. Metcalf
#6Calvin Ridley
#7Michael Thomas
#8A.J. Brown
#9Allen Robinson
#10Justin Jefferson
#11Keenan Allen
#12Julio Jones
#13Chris Godwin
#14Robert Woods
#15Terry McLaurin
#16Mike Evans
#17Kenny Golladay
#18Amari Cooper
#19Diontae Johnson
#20Adam Thielen

Tight End

RankingPlayer
#1Travis Kelce
#2George Kittle
#3Darren Waller
#4Mark Andrews
#5T.J. Hockenson
#6Noah Fant
#7Hunter Henry
#8Logan Thomas
#9Robert Tonyan
#10Kyle Pitts
#11Dallas Goedert
#12Evan Engram
#13Jonnu Smith
#14Mike Gesicki
#15Hayden Hurst
#16Rob Gronkowski
#17Austin Hooper
#18Zach Ertz
#19Tyler Higbee
#20Eric Ebron
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