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Fantasy football rankings 2021: Top 100 overall players

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Want to win your fantasy football draft? Simple. Just pick the best players.

OK, that's not the most helpful advice. But what can be helpful is knowing which positions to target in each round, and how to get the most value out of every pick.

For example, quarterbacks usually are the highest-scoring players in fantasy. But you don't need to burn a first-round pick on a QB because the position is so deep. (Justin Herbert, the ninth-best player in fantasy last season, was a late-round pick in many 2020 drafts.)

On the other hand, you'll probably want to snag an elite running back within the first two or three rounds. The drop-off between the small group of top performers and the middle of the pack is steep, so that small group inherently has more value.

That's what the Top 100 is all about: determining value. Here are the Top 100 players in fantasy football entering the 2021 season.

Fantasy Football Top 100 player rankings 2021

1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers (Bye Week: 13)

2. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings (7)

3. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (13)

4. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints (6)

5. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (10)

6. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (13)

7. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys (7)

8. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (7)

9. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts (14)

10. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (12)

11. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (12)

12. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns (9)

13. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (10)

14. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (13)

15. Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills (7)

16. Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (7)

17. Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6)

 

18. Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams (11)

19. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (9)

20. Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team (9)

21. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals (12)

22. D'Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions (9)

23. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (12)

24. A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans (13)

25. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6)

26. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings (7)

27. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers (6)

28. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (12)

29. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens (8)

30. Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team (9)

31. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (6)

32. Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (8)

33. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (9)

34. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears (10)

35. Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (8)

36. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (7)

37. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears (10)

38. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (7)

39. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys (7)

40. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills (7)

41. Julio Jones, WR, Tennessee Titans (13)

42. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9)

43. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys (7)

44. Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins (14)

45. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (11)

46. Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns (7)

47. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (13)

48. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks (9)

49. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams (11)

50. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns (13)

51. Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (7)

52. Kenny Golladay, WR, New York Giants (10)

53. Mike Davis, RB, Atlanta Falcons (7)

54. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (10)

55. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens (8)

56. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers (6)

57. Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (7)

58. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals (12)

59. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions (9)

60. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (13)

61. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (8)

62. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (10)

63. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (7)

64. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (11)

65. D.J. Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (7)

66. Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons (6)

67. Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals (12)

68. Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (7)

69. Melvin Gordon III, RB, Denver Broncos (11)

70. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (13)

71. Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers (6)

72. Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers (6)

73. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (9)

74. Michael Carter, RB, New York Jets (6)

75. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (7)

76. Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (7)

77. Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots (14)

78. Robby Anderson, WR, Carolina Panthers (13)

79. Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans (10)

80. Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (14)

81. Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9)

82. Will Fuller V, WR, Miami Dolphins (14)

83. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos (11)

84. James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (7)

85. James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals (12)

86. Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team (9)

87. Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos (11)

88. DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (14)

89. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (14)

90. Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos (11)

91. David Johnson, RB, Houston Texans (10)

92. Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers (13)

93. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (10)

94. Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9)

95. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (7)

96. Kenyan Drake, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (8)

97. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9)

98. Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (8)

99. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns (13)

100. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills (7)