2021 Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings: Training Camp

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Football season has returned! All 32 NFL teams have now reported to training camp and the first preseason game of the 2021 season isn’t too far behind. Soon, our Sundays will be filled with wall-to-wall NFL action and we’ll experience the first 17-game regular season in history.

With the reawakening of football season comes the start of peak fantasy football draft season, where millions across the globe dive head-first into research and mock drafts in order to position themselves for success in the fall and winter months. A great season starts with a great draft. That’s where these rankings come in.

Dozens and dozens of hours of research went into the ranking process for the 2021 season, starting with custom stat projections for more than 250 NFL players. Those projections are available via the links below and are very useful to not only see the thought process behind the rankings but to help you customize these rankings to fit your league’s unique settings.  After making those projections, I determined the player rankings based on a combination of potential upside, injury risk, the likelihood of reaching the projected total, how many games they’ll play, total points versus average points, etc. It’s important to note that the rankings below are not just in descending order of projected fantasy points—although, as previously mentioned, the rankings are heavily weighted by those projections.

All of my rankings reflect the order in which I would select players if I were drafting right now in a 12-team, full-point PPR, single-QB league with ESPN scoring and no bonuses. These rankings will be updated frequently throughout the preseason both here at TDN and inside the FantasyPros’ ECR formula.

If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players, follow me on Twitter (@JaimeEisner) or Instagram (@JaimeEisnerTDN). I’d be happy to chat with you! Also, be sure to tune in to the TDN Fantasy Podcast for in-depth audio breakdowns of these rankings, my projections, and all the latest fantasy football news throughout the 2021 football season.

Projections: QB | RB | WR | TE | Top 200

Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DSTTop 200

  1. Christian McCaffrey (RB - CAR)
  2. Dalvin Cook (RB - MIN)
  3. Derrick Henry (RB - TEN)
  4. Alvin Kamara (RB - NO)
  5. Aaron Jones (RB - GB)
  6. Davante Adams (WR - GB)
  7. Ezekiel Elliott (RB - DAL)
  8. Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
  9. Jonathan Taylor (RB - IND)
  10. Stefon Diggs (WR - BUF)
  11. Tyreek Hill (WR - KC)
  12. Nick Chubb (RB - CLE)
  13. A.J. Brown (WR - TEN)
  14. Calvin Ridley (WR - ATL)
  15. Antonio Gibson (RB - WSH)
  16. Saquon Barkley (RB - NYG)
  17. Austin Ekeler (RB - LAC)
  18. Joe Mixon (RB - CIN)
  19. DeAndre Hopkins (WR - ARI)
  20. Justin Jefferson (WR - MIN)
  21. D'Andre Swift (RB - DET)
  22. Keenan Allen (WR - LAC)
  23. Mike Evans (WR - TB)
  24. D.K. Metcalf (WR - SEA)
  25. George Kittle (TE - SF)
  26. Darren Waller (TE - LV)
  27. Najee Harris (RB - PIT)
  28. Terry McLaurin (WR - WSH)
  29. Allen Robinson (WR - CHI)
  30. Amari Cooper (WR - DAL)
  31. Tyler Lockett (WR - SEA)
  32. Miles Sanders (RB - PHI)
  33. David Montgomery (RB - CHI)
  34. Chris Carson (RB - SEA)
  35. Chris Godwin (WR - TB)
  36. Robert Woods (WR - LAR)
  37. Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR)
  38. Adam Thielen (WR - MIN)
  39. Lamar Jackson (QB - BAL)
  40. Patrick Mahomes (QB - KC)
  41. Josh Allen (QB - BUF)
  42. CeeDee Lamb (WR - DAL)
  43. Ja'Marr Chase (WR - CIN)
  44. Myles Gaskin (RB - MIA)
  45. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB - KC)
  46. Mike Davis (RB - ATL)
  47. Josh Jacobs (RB - LV)
  48. Darrell Henderson (RB - LAR)
  49. Melvin Gordon (RB - DEN)
  50. J.K. Dobbins (RB - BAL)
  51. Chase Edmonds (RB - ARI)
  52. Tom Brady (QB - TB)
  53. Kyler Murray (QB - ARI)
  54. Ryan Tannehill (QB - TEN)
  55. Russell Wilson (QB - SEA)
  56. Dak Prescott (QB - DAL)
  57. Tyler Boyd (WR - CIN)
  58. Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
  59. Michael Carter (RB - NYJ)
  60. Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT)
  61. D.J. Moore (WR - CAR)
  62. Antonio Brown (WR - TB)
  63. Julio Jones (WR - TEN)
  64. JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR - PIT)
  65. Brandon Aiyuk (WR - SF)
  66. Marvin Jones (WR - JAX)
  67. Deebo Samuel (WR - SF)
  68. Kyle Pitts (TE - ATL)
  69. David Johnson (RB - HOU)
  70. Travis Etienne (RB - JAX)
  71. Leonard Fournette (RB - TB)
  72. Kareem Hunt (RB - CLE)
  73. T.J. Hockenson (TE - DET)
  74. Tee Higgins (WR - CIN)
  75. Robby Anderson (WR - CAR)
  76. Chase Claypool (WR - PIT)
  77. Michael Thomas (WR - NO)
  78. Nyheim Hines (RB - IND)
  79. Noah Fant (TE - DEN)
  80. Corey Davis (WR - NYJ)
  81. Brandin Cooks (WR - HOU)
  82. Will Fuller (WR - MIA)
  83. Jarvis Landry (WR - CLE)
  84. Curtis Samuel (WR - WSH)
  85. Marquise Brown (WR - BAL)
  86. Tyler Higbee (TE - LAR)
  87. Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB)
  88. Justin Herbert (QB - LAC)
  89. Jalen Hurts (QB - PHI)
  90. Ronald Jones (RB - TB)
  91. Raheem Mostert (RB - SF)
  92. Laviska Shenault (WR - JAX)
  93. DeVonta Smith (WR - PHI)
  94. Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
  95. Kenny Golladay (WR - NYG)
  96. Jerry Jeudy (WR - DEN)
  97. Darnell Mooney (WR - CHI)
  98. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR - CLE)
  99. Courtland Sutton (WR - DEN)
  100. Matt Ryan (QB - ATL)
  101. Matthew Stafford (QB - LAR)
  102. Trevor Lawrence (QB - JAX)
  103. Sterling Shepard (WR - NYG)
  104. Jaylen Waddle (WR - MIA)
  105. D.J. Chark (WR - JAX)
  106. J.D. McKissic (RB - WSH)
  107. Emmanuel Sanders (WR - BUF)
  108. Logan Thomas (TE - WSH)
  109. DeVante Parker (WR - MIA)
  110. Joe Burrow (QB - CIN)
  111. Devin Singletary (RB - BUF)
  112. Tevin Coleman (RB - NYJ)
  113. Dallas Goedert (TE - PHI)
  114. Tyron Johnson (WR - LAC)
  115. Mecole Hardman (WR - KC)
  116. Tre'Quan Smith (WR - NO)
  117. Russell Gage (WR - ATL)
  118. Michael Gallup (WR - DAL)
  119. Damien Harris (RB - NE)
  120. James Robinson (RB - JAX)
  121. James Conner (RB - ARI)
  122. Javonte Williams (RB - DEN)
  123. James White (RB - NE)
  124. Latavius Murray (RB - NO)
  125. Kenyan Drake (RB - LV)
  126. T.Y. Hilton (WR - IND)
  127. Elijah Moore (WR - NYJ)
  128. Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR - DET)
  129. Nelson Agholor (WR - NE)
  130. Trey Sermon (RB - SF)
  131. Jamaal Williams (RB - DET)
  132. Austin Hooper (TE - CLE)
  133. Mike Gesicki (TE - MIA)
  134. Rob Gronkowski (TE - TB)
  135. Robert Tonyan (TE - GB)
  136. Eric Ebron (TE - PIT)
  137. Jared Cook (TE - LAC)
  138. Anthony Miller (WR - HOU)
  139. Mike Williams (WR - LAC)
  140. Rashard Higgins (WR - CLE)
  141. Tyrell Williams (WR - DET)
  142. Adam Trautman (TE - NO)
  143. Allen Lazard (WR - GB)
  144. Gus Edwards (RB - BAL)
  145. A.J. Dillon (RB - GB)
  146. Marquez Callaway (WR - NO)
  147. Wayne Gallman (RB - SF)
  148. Zack Moss (RB - BUF)
  149. Los Angeles Rams (DST - LAR)
  150. Pittsburgh Steelers (DST - PIT)
  151. Washington Football Team (DST - WSH)
  152. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DST - TB)
  153. Baltimore Ravens (DST - BAL)
  154. Kirk Cousins (QB - MIN)
  155. Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB - WSH)
  156. Tua Tagovailoa (QB - MIA)
  157. Zach Wilson (QB - NYJ)
  158. Justin Fields (QB - CHI)
  159. Tony Pollard (RB - DAL)
  160. Alexander Mattison (RB - MIN)
  161. Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)
  162. Michael Pittman Jr. (WR - IND)
  163. Blake Jarwin (TE - DAL)
  164. Irv Smith Jr. (TE - MIN)
  165. Evan Engram (TE - NYG)
  166. Younghoe Koo (K - ATL)
  167. Justin Tucker (K - BAL)
  168. Tyrod Taylor (QB - HOU)
  169. Trey Lance (QB - SF)
  170. Tarik Cohen (RB - CHI)
  171. Phillip Lindsay (RB - HOU)
  172. Indianapolis Colts (DST - IND)
  173. Miami Dolphins (DST - MIA)
  174. San Francisco 49ers (DST - SF)
  175. Greg Zuerlein (K - DAL)
  176. Harrison Butker (K - KC)
  177. Derek Carr (QB - LV)
  178. Hunter Renfrow (WR - LV)
  179. Terrace Marshall Jr. (WR - CAR)
  180. Rashod Bateman (WR - BAL)
  181. Randall Cobb (WR - GB)
  182. Adam Humphries (WR - WSH)
  183. A.J. Green (WR - ARI)
  184. Christian Kirk (WR - ARI)
  185. Jason Sanders (K - MIA)
  186. Tyler Bass (K - BUF)
  187. Matt Prater (K - ARI)
  188. Buffalo Bills (DST - BUF)
  189. New England Patriots (DST - NE)
  190. Henry Ruggs III (WR - LV)
  191. Jalen Guyton (WR - LAC)
  192. Gabriel Davis (WR - BUF)
  193. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR - GB)
  194. Zach Pascal (WR - IND)
  195. Jared Goff (QB - DET)
  196. Baker Mayfield (QB - CLE)
  197. Van Jefferson (WR - LAR)
  198. Ryan Succop (K - TB)
  199. Salvon Ahmed (RB - MIA)
  200. Rodrigo Blankenship (K - IND)

Written By:

Jaime Eisner

Managing Editor

Managing Editor of The Draft Network. He’s a former editor for Sports Illustrated, FanRag Sports and Arizona Sports. He’s the co-host of the TDN Fantasy Podcast and has an extensive background covering fantasy sports and sports betting.

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