Fantasy football owners love to look at rankings. They never agree with them, but they love to look at them. With that in mind, we’re pleased to present our 2021 standard-league Top 200 rankings. Whether you’re just looking for some clarity on the best players at the top, the sleepers in the middle, or the fliers at the end, our rankings can help you put together a winning draft strategy.

It’s always important to remember that Top 200 rankings aren’t a glorified mock draft. Your draft will not play out like our rankings below. In fact, it won’t even be close. All it takes to wildly change the course of the entire draft is one or two wild-card owners who think quarterback is the most important position or that Zack Moss is going to break out in a big way. Once the picks start flying, anything can happen, and positional needs eventually matter more than best player available. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200

To that point, you’ll often see “position runs” at various points in your draft. The first three or four rounds could go to script, but once a few QBs or TEs get selected, other owners might get nervous and reach for mid-tier guys at those positions. That’s usually a mistake, but even if you don’t get caught up in the runs, they can still affect your team. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

That’s why it’s good to take in different sets of rankings and have a plan. These give you an approximation of where many players will go in your draft — if not the specific player, then the type of player. We can’t nail down all the handcuffs who will go in the last couple rounds, nor can we predict how many owners will draft multiple QBs, TEs, and D/STs. COVID-related issues could cause surprise late-week inactives again, so it’s likely more backups at every position will be drafted. That’s why we’ve included our top-12 kickers as a separate list and added 12 more position players. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Overall

Your issues with our rankings might start right away at the top. Many will opt for Christian McCaffrey over Derrick Henry (we agree in PPR), but we see those two as roughly equal in standard leagues and give the slight nod to the reigning two-time rushing champ. The disagreements will only get more intense from there. That’s fine, but keep in mind that someone in your league might largely agree with our rankings, which is why they’re worth studying. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Each team

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

2021 Fantasy Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet

Rankings based on standard, four-point passing TD, non-PPR scoring

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

2021 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

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

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