Let’s face it — even though you actively found your way to this article, you’re going to disagree with it. More than that, you want to disagree with it. You can’t wait to point out how stupid it is that Player X is ranked above Player Y, that all QBs are too high, or that your favorite fifth-string rookie WR sleeper isn’t even on it. There’s no doubt in your mind that you could make a better Top 200 PPR fantasy rankings in your sleep. Your only hope the other suckers in your league take these rankings to heart when putting together their draft strategies.

Eh, maybe you’re right. It’s fantasy football, after all. We put a lot of time and energy into our preseason rankings, but injuries, surprise busts, out-of-nowhere breakouts, and other assorted weird stuff happens every year. And that’s exactly why these rankings are worth a few looks.

As confident as you are in your ability to evaluate players, you know you’ve been wrong in the past. Getting different perspectives on preseason rankings might not only help your picks, but it can also give you an idea on what other owners in your league are thinking. If we have a player ranked significantly lower than you do, chances are at least a few others do, too. That could mean you don’t need to reach quite as high for your favorite sleeper. 

It’s also important to really understand the differences between PPR scoring and standard scoring. This sounds intuitive, but if you’re used to playing in one league vs. the other, it’s easy to overvalue (or undervalue) the differences. Also, your league’s default settings or other sets of published rankings might be optimized for standard scoring even if you’re in a PPR league, which could really affect how your draft goes. 

Aside from receptions obviously mattering more in PPR leagues, all QBs and D/STs are generally worth a little less. Put simply, there are just more points available for RBs, WRs, and TEs, so they have more value. While QBs have the same value relative to each other, they don’t outscore other positions by quite as much.

The differences in our standard and PPR rankings start right away, as Derrick Henry, our No. 1 standard-league player, drops to No. 5 in PPR behind Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, and Dalvin Cook. Tyreek Hill, our top standard WR, drops to fifth among pass-catchers behind Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs, and Calvin Ridley. When talking about top-tier players like that, the differences are slim, but values are still affected, even in half-point PPR formats.

Of course, your biggest issues with these rankings will likely be further down the list. Committee backs, WRs in new offenses, potential breakout TEs — all of these types of players spark intense debate among fantasy owners every year. It’s part of what makes fantasy football so fun. Either way, checking out different perspectives will only make your draft prep more well-rounded and help you achieve the one thing we’re all striving for: A fantasy championship.

We’ll continue to adjust these Top 200 PPR rankings and provide further analysis until Week 1, so check back for updates!

2021 Fantasy PPR Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet

Rankings based on full-point PPR, four-point passing TD scoring

Rank Player Position
1 Christian McCaffrey, Panthers RB
2 Saquon Barkley, Giants RB
3 Alvin Kamara, Saints RB
4 Dalvin Cook, Vikings RB
5 Derrick Henry, Titans RB
6 Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys RB
7 Davante Adams, Packers WR
8 DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals WR
9 Stefon Diggs, Bills WR
10 Travis Kelce, Chiefs TE
11 Aaron Jones, Packers RB
12 Antonio Gibson, Washington RB
13 Calvin Ridley, Falcons WR
14 Tyreek Hill, Chiefs WR
15 Michael Thomas, Saints WR
16 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs RB
17 Austin Ekeler, Chargers RB
18 Allen Robinson, Bears WR
19 Darren Waller, Raiders TE
20 Nick Chubb, Browns RB
21 Jonathan Taylor, Colts RB
22 DK Metcalf, Seahawks WR
23 David Montgomery, Bears RB
24 Miles Sanders, Eagles RB
25 George Kittle, 49ers TE
26 Justin Jefferson, Vikings WR
27 Keenan Allen, Chargers WR
28 D’Andre Swift, Lions RB
29 Najee Harris, Steelers RB
30 CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys WR
31 A.J. Brown, Titans WR
32 Joe Mixon, Bengals RB
33 Terry McLaurin, Washington WR
34 Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs QB
35 JK Dobbins, Ravens RB
36 Cooper Kupp, Rams WR
37 Amari Cooper, Cowboys WR
38 Kyler Murray, Cardinals QB
39 Josh Allen, Bills QB
40 Myles Gaskin, Dolphins RB
41 Mike Evans, Buccaneers WR
42 D.J. Moore, Panthers WR
43 Robert Woods, Rams WR
44 Tyler Lockett, Seahawks WR
45 Kyle Pitts, Falcons TE
46 Julio Jones, Titans WR
47 Chris Godwin, Buccaneers WR
48 Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB
49 Lamar Jackson, Ravens QB
50 Kareem Hunt, Browns RB
51 Josh Jacobs, Raiders RB
52 Mike Davis, Falcons RB
53 Chase Edmonds, Cardinals RB
54 Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers WR
55 Travis Etienne, Jaguars RB
56 Robby Anderson, Panthers WR
57 T.J. Hockenson, Lions TE
58 Odell Beckham Jr., Browns WR
59 Adam Thielen, Vikings WR
60 Diontae Johnson, Steelers WR
61 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers WR
62 Darrell Henderson, Rams RB
63 Javonte Williams, Broncos RB
64 Dak Prescott, Cowboys QB
65 Mark Andrews, Ravens TE
66 Devin Singletary, Bills RB
67 Melvin Gordon, Broncos RB
68 Michael Carter, Jets RB
69 Courtland Sutton, Broncos WR
70 Kenny Golladay, Giants WR
71 DeVante Parker, Dolphins WR
72 Justin Herbert, Chargers QB
73 Raheem Mostert, 49ers RB
74 David Johnson, Texans RB
75 Noah Fant, Broncos TE
76 Dallas Goedert, Eagles TE
77 DJ Chark, Jaguars WR
78 Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals WR
79 Nyheim Hines, Colts RB
80 Logan Thomas, Washington TE
81 JD McKissic, Washington RB
82 Deebo Samuel, 49ers WR
83 Tee Higgins, Bengals WR
84 Antonio Brown, Buccaneers WR
85 Ryan Tannehill, Titans QB
86 Damien Harris, Patriots RB
87 Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers RB
88 DeVonta Smith, Eagles WR
89 Matthew Stafford, Rams QB
90 Phillip Lindsay, Texans RB
91 James Robinson, Jaguars RB
92 Chase Claypool, Steelers WR
93 Tyler Higbee, Rams TE
94 Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers RB
95 Tarik Cohen, Bears RB
96 Mike Gesicki, Dolphins TE
97 Mike Williams, Chargers WR
98 Jerry Jeudy, Broncos WR
99 Tom Brady, Buccaneers QB
100 Aaron Rodgers, Packers QB
101 Robert Tonyan Jr., Packers TE
102 Jamaal Williams, Lions RB
103 Michael Pittman Jr., Colts WR
104 Tyler Boyd, Bengals WR
105 Jakobi Meyers, Patriots WR
106 Jalen Hurts, Eagles QB
107 Will Fuller, Dolphins WR
108 Brandin Cooks, Texans WR
109 T.Y. Hilton, Colts WR
110 Jarvis Landry, Browns WR
111 Gus Edwards, Ravens RB
112 Zack Moss, Bills RB
113 Jalen Reagor, Eagles WR
114 Joe Burrow, Bengals QB
115 Blake Jarwin, Cowboys TE
116 James White, Patriots RB
117 Christian Kirk, Cardinals WR
118 Marquise Brown, Ravens WR
119 Curtis Samuel, Washington WR
120 Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars WR
121 Henry Ruggs III, Raiders WR
122 Jonnu Smith, Patriots TE
123 Kirk Cousins, Vikings QB
124 Latavius Murray, Saints RB
125 Darnell Mooney, Bears WR
126 Jamison Crowder, Jets WR
127 Cole Beasley, Bills WR
128 Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars QB
129 Trey Sermon, 49ers RB
130 Irv Smith Jr., Vikings TE
131 James Conner, Cardinals RB
132 AJ Dillon, Packers RB
133 Tony Pollard, Cowboys RB
134 Kenyan Drake, Raiders RB
135 Matt Ryan, Falcons QB
136 Michael Gallup, Cowboys WR
137 Corey Davis, Jets WR
138 Baltimore Ravens D/ST
139 Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST
140 Jared Cook, Chargers TE
141 Gabriel Davis, Bills WR
142 Tre’Quan Smith, Saints WR
143 Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers QB
144 Marvin Jones, Jaguars WR
145 Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins WR
146 Hunter Henry, Patriots TE
147 Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers TE
148 Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins QB
149 Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST
150 Russell Gage, Falcons WR
151 Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles RB
152 Alexander Mattison, Vikings RB
153 Tevin Coleman, Jets RB
154 Derek Carr, Raiders QB
155 New England Patriots D/ST
156 Nelson Agholor, Patriots WR
157 Emmanuel Sanders, Bills WR
158 Evan Engram, Giants TE
159 Los Angeles Rams D/ST
160 Breshad Perriman, Lions WR
161 Anthony Firkser, Titans TE
162 Darrel Williams, Chiefs RB
163 Justin Jackson, Chargers RB
164 Baker Mayfield, Browns QB
165 Carson Wentz, Colts QB
166 Austin Hooper, Browns TE
167 Malcolm Brown, Dolphins RB
168 Rashaad Penny, Seahawks RB
169 Tyrell Williams, Lions WR
170 John Brown, Raiders WR
171 Miami Dolphins D/ST
172 Washington Football Team D/ST
173 Buffalo Bills D/ST
174 Indianapolis Colts D/ST
175 Daniel Jones, Giants QB
176 Cole Kmet, Bears TE
177 Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons RB
178 Devontae Booker, Giants RB
179 Jameis Winston, Saints QB
180 Kansas City Chiefs D/ST
181 Drew Lock, Broncos QB
182 Marlon Mack, Colts RB
183 Darius Slayton, Giants WR
184 Allen Lazard, Packers WR
185 Mecole Hardman, Chiefs WR
186 Kadarius Toney, Giants WR
187 Elijah Moore, Jets WR
188 Rondale Moore, Cardinals WR
189 Zach Ertz, Eagles TE
190 New Orleans Saints D/ST
191 San Francisco 49ers D/ST
192 Arizona Cardinals D/ST
193 Minnesota Vikings D/ST
194 Cleveland Browns D/ST
195 Gerald Everett, Seahawks TE
196 O.J. Howard, Buccaneers TE
197 Benny Snell Jr., Steelers RB
198 Sammy Watkins, Ravens WR
199 A.J. Green, Cardinals WR
200 Van Jefferson, Rams WR

2021 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

Rank Player
1 Justin Tucker, Ravens
2 Harrison Butker, Chiefs
3 Jason Sanders, Dolphins
4 Matt Prater, Cardinals
5 Younghoe Koo, Falcons
6 Wil Lutz, Saints
7 Greg Zuerlein, Cowboys
8 Daniel Carlson, Raiders
9 Tyler Bass, Bills
10 Joey Slye, Panthers
11 Brandon McManus, Broncos
12 Rodrigo Blankenship, Colts

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