2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 25 Players for Next Season

Max Staley
Christian McCaffrey fantasy football outlook suggests he's still the top pick in fantasy.
Christian McCaffrey fantasy football outlook suggests he's still the top pick in fantasy. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The arrival of the NFL Playoffs means the most exciting part of the season is still ahead of us. But for fantasy football players, the important stuff is now behind us.

There may be some great football to watch this weekend, but the close of the 2020 fantasy season also means that we can start looking ahead next year. Because, really, who doesn't want to get a jump on the rest of their league?

With that in mind, here's an early look at the top-25 fantasy football players for 2021 PPR leagues.

Way Too Early Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

25. Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders

24. D'Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions

23. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers

22. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

21. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

20. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

19. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

18. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons

17. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

16. DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks

15. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

14. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

13. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals

12. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

11. Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills

10. James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

9. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

8. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns

7. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers

6. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts

5. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

4. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints

3. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

2. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings

1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.