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Fantasy Football Rankings by Position for PPR Leagues Ahead of 2021 NFL Season

Max Staley
Fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues in 2021 season.
Fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues in 2021 season. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Top Fantasy Picks 2021

The 2021 NFL season is just around the corner. The return of the NFL also brings the return of fantasy football, and fantasy managers only have a few weeks to get up to speed before most drafts get underway.

Best Fantasy Football Picks

The Duel is here to help. With that in mind, here are our 2021 fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues. If you're looking for standard-scoring rankings, you can check those out here.

Fantasy Football Rankings PPR 2021

*Rankings last updated August 27, 2021.

Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2021

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
3. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
10. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
11. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
12. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
15. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
16. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
18. Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
19. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
20. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
21. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
22. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
23. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington Football Team
24. Zach Wilson, New York Jets
25. Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts
26. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
27. Mac Jones, New England Patriots
28. Cam Newton, New England Patriots
29. Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
30. Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2021

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
2. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
6. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
7. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
9. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
10. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
11. Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
13. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
14. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
15. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
16. JK Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
17. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Mike Davis, Atlanta Falcons
20. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
21. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
22. Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos
23. Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins
24. Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams
25. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
26. Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals
27. Michael Carter, New York Jets
28. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
29. Zach Moss, Buffalo Bills
30. Damien Harris, New England Patriots
31. Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers
32. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills
33. Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Sony Michel, Los Angeles Rams
35. JD McKissic, Washington Football Team
36. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
37. Ronald Jones II, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38. Trey Sermon, San Francisco 49ers
39. Phillip Lindsay, Houston Texans
40. Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys
41. AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers
42. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
43. Kenyan Drake, Las Vegas Raiders
44. James Conner, Arizona Cardinals
45. Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions
46. Darrel Williams, Kansas City Chiefs
47. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints
48. James White, New England Patriots
49. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
50. Chubba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2021

1. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
3. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals
4. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills
5. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks
6. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons
7. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
8. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
10. AJ Brown, Tennessee Titans
11. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team
12. Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans
13. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
14. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
15. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
16. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18. DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers
19. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
20. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
22. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
23. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns
24. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
25. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
26. Kenny Golladay, New York Giants
27. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
28. DJ Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars
29. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
30. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
31. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
32. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
33. Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers
35. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
36. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
37. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
38. Devonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
39. Elijah Moore, New York Jets
40. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins
41. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
42. Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins
43. Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars
44. Marvin Jones Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars
45. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts
46. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys
47. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
48. Corey Davis, New York Jets
49. Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens
50. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2021

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders
3. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
4. Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons
5. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
6. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
7. Noah Fant, Denver Broncos
8. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
9. Jonnu Smith, New England Patriots
10. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins
11. Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team
12. Hunter Henry, New England Patriots
13. Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings
14. Evan Engram, New York Giants
15. Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers
16. Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams
18. Adam Trautman, New Orleans Saints
19. Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears
20. Gerald Everett, Seattle Seahawks

Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings 2021

1. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
3. Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons
4. Greg Zuerlein, Dallas Cowboys
5. Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills
6. Matt Prater, Arizona Cardinals
7. Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis Colts
8. Jason Sanders, Miami Dolphins
9. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers
10. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers
11. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders
12. Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Football Defense Rankings 2021

1. Los Angeles Rams
2. Washington Football Team
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Baltimore Ravens
6. San Francisco 49ers
7. Indianapolis Colts
8. New England Patriots
9. Miami Dolphins
10. Cleveland Browns
11. Denver Broncos
12. Chicago Bears

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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.