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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings (June Update)

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings (June Update) article!

With mandatory minicamps officially underway, it’s time to update my rankings! I added and ranked every quarterback currently in a training camp battle, which includes Taysom Hill, Trey Lance, Teddy Bridgewater, and Mac Jones.

Blockbuster News

The Atlanta Falcons shook up the fantasy football world by trading future Hall of Famer Julio Jones along with a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for a 2020 second-round and 2023 fourth-round picks. Calvin Ridley, AJ Brown, Kyle Pitts, Ryan Tannehill, Russell Gage, and Anthony Firkser were immediately impacted following the blockbuster trade.

Notable players who saw a rankings boost

Clyde Edwards-Helaire +10

Javonte Williams +11

Calvin Ridley +2

CeeDee Lamb +10

Amari Cooper +4

Jerry Jeudy +8

Curtis Samuel +6

Henry Ruggs III +14

Russell Gage +39

Kyle Pitts +6

Notable players who saw a rankings decrease

Matt Ryan -6

Miles Sanders -6

AJ Brown -1

Julio Jones -9

DJ Moore -5

JuJu Smith-Schuster -6

Brandin Cooks -9

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown -5

Irv Smith Jr. -3

Rob Gronkowski -4

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (+10) – It’s Edwards-Helaire’s second year in Andy Reid’s system. He’s tied to the most explosive offense in the league. We have to remember not all rookie running backs come in and succeed right away. It takes time for most players to get acclimated to the speed of the NFL. The sophomore running back out of LSU is being drafted as the RB16 but has a legitimate shot at finishing in the top five at his position. If I can grab CEH in the late second or early third round, I’d be THRILLED.

CeeDee Lamb (+10) – Lamb finished the 2020 season as the WR20 despite losing Dak early and dealing with Andy Dalton’s inconsistent quarterback play. He turned his 6.9 targets per game into 4.6 receptions for 58.4 yards and five total touchdowns. With Dak back, expect Lamb’s targets to go upwards to what he was averaging with Prescott at the beginning of the season, which was 7.3 targets through the first four weeks. The second-year wide receiver out of Oklahoma could garner even more targets now that he’s more established in the league. Lamb is a no-brainer pick in the 4th/5th round of fantasy drafts as your WR2. His floor/ceiling combination is otherworldly, and he’s someone I want on all my fantasy rosters this season.

Matt Ryan (-6) and Julio Jones (-9) – This one is pretty straightforward. Any time a quarterback loses a future Hall of Fame wide receiver, he’s going to get knocked down a few pegs. Ryan goes from a high-end QB2 to a low-end QB2. Ryan isn’t a superstar by any means, but the chemistry he and Jones built together shouldn’t be taken for granted. Jones spent 10 years in Atlanta, compiling 12,896 yards and 60 TDs in 134 games with Ryan as his quarterback. Julio is talented enough to make it work with any quarterback, but it could take some time for him to gel with his new quarterback, Ryan Tannehill. Jones also missed six games last season because of a hamstring issue, so the Titans may scale back his offensive snaps hoping to keep him healthy throughout the season. The former Alabama product went from a low-end WR1 to a low-end WR2 with upside.

If you’re reading this article, that means you’re serious about winning. The following half-PPR rankings have been meticulously thought out and researched. While luck plays a role in winning or losing in fantasy football, luck will always favor the prepared. Stay prepared and ride with us this season!

Let’s dominate 2021 together!

Quarterbacks

  1. Patrick Mahomes II KC
  2. Josh Allen BUF
  3. Lamar Jackson BAL
  4. Dak Prescott DAL
  5. Kyler Murray ARI
  6. Aaron Rodgers GB
  7. Jalen Hurts PHI
  8. Russell Wilson SEA
  9. Justin Herbert LAC
  10. Tom Brady TB
  11. Ryan Tannehill TEN
  12. Taysom Hill NO
  13. Joe Burrow CIN
  14. Matthew Stafford LAR
  15. Kirk Cousins MIN
  16. Daniel Jones NYG
  17. Trey Lance SF
  18. Matt Ryan ATL
  19. Jameis Winston NO
  20. Ben Roethlisberger PIT
  21. Cam Newton NE
  22. Carson Wentz IND
  23. Derek Carr LV
  24. Trevor Lawrence JAC
  25. Ryan Fitzpatrick WAS
  26. Drew Lock DEN
  27. Teddy Bridgewater DEN
  28. Baker Mayfield CLE
  29. Sam Darnold CAR
  30. Jimmy Garoppolo SF
  31. Tua Tagovailoa MIA
  32. Jared Goff DET
  33. Andy Dalton CHI
  34. Mac Jones NE
  35. Zach Wilson NYJ
  36. Tyrod Taylor HOU

Running Backs

  1. Christian McCaffrey CAR
  2. Dalvin Cook MIN
  3. Saquon Barkley NYG
  4. Derrick Henry TEN
  5. Alvin Kamara NO
  6. Ezekiel Elliott DAL
  7. Jonathan Taylor IND
  8. Nick Chubb CLE
  9. Aaron Jones GB
  10. Cam Akers LAR
  11. Austin Ekeler LAC
  12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC
  13. Najee Harris PIT
  14. Chris Carson SEA
  15. Antonio Gibson WAS
  16. D’Andre Swift DET
  17. Joe Mixon CIN
  18. David Montgomery CHI
  19. Miles Sanders PHI
  20. J.K. Dobbins BAL
  21. Josh Jacobs LV
  22. Javonte Williams DEN (Fantasy Pros blurb at the bottom of RB rankings)
  23. Raheem Mostert SF
  24. Mike Davis ATL
  25. Myles Gaskin MIA
  26. Kareem Hunt CLE
  27. James Robinson JAC
  28. Chase Edmonds ARI
  29. Damien Harris NE
  30. Melvin Gordon III DEN
  31. Leonard Fournette TB
  32. Ronald Jones II TB
  33. David Johnson HOU
  34. Travis Etienne JAC
  35. Gus Edwards BAL
  36. Jamaal Williams DET
  37. Kenyan Drake LV
  38. J.D. McKissic WAS
  39. Nyheim Hines IND
  40. James Conner ARI
  41. Devin Singletary BUF
  42. Tony Pollard DAL
  43. Phillip Lindsay HOU
  44. Michael Carter NYJ
  45. Trey Sermon SF
  46. Carlos Hyde JAC
  47. Darrel Williams KC
  48. Tevin Coleman NYJ
  49. Darrell Henderson LAR
  50. Zack Moss BUF
  51. James White NE
  52. AJ Dillon GB
  53. Alexander Mattison MIN
  54. Rashaad Penny SEA
  55. Giovani Bernard TB
  56. Sony Michel NE
  57. Tarik Cohen CHI
  58. Latavius Murray NO
  59. Damien Williams CHI
  60. Justin Jackson LAC
  61. Marlon Mack IND
  62. Chuba Hubbard CAR
  63. Jeff Wilson Jr. SF
  64. Salvon Ahmed MIA
  65. Mark Ingram II HOU
  66. Devontae Booker NYG
  67. Eno Benjamin ARI
  68. Matt Breida BUF
  69. Darrynton Evans TEN
  70. Javian Hawkins ATL
  71. Alex Collins SEA
  72. La’Mical Perine NYJ
  73. Kerryon Johnson PHI
  74. Boston Scott PHI
  75. Kenneth Gainwell PHI

Wide Receivers

  1. Davante Adams GB
  2. Tyreek Hill KC
  3. Stefon Diggs BUF
  4. DeAndre Hopkins ARI
  5. Calvin Ridley ATL
  6. A.J. Brown TEN
  7. Keenan Allen LAC
  8. D.K. Metcalf SEA
  9. Terry McLaurin WAS
  10. Justin Jefferson MIN
  11. CeeDee Lamb DAL
  12. Allen Robinson II CHI
  13. Amari Cooper DAL
  14. Mike Evans TB
  15. Chris Godwin TB
  16. Michael Thomas NO
  17. Cooper Kupp LAR
  18. Diontae Johnson PIT
  19. Adam Thielen MIN
  20. Julio Jones TEN
  21. Robert Woods LAR
  22. Kenny Golladay NYG
  23. Courtland Sutton DEN
  24. Tyler Lockett SEA
  25. D.J. Moore CAR
  26. Jerry Jeudy DEN
  27. Ja’Marr Chase CIN
  28. Brandon Aiyuk SF
  29. Jarvis Landry CLE
  30. Chase Claypool PIT
  31. JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
  32. Odell Beckham Jr. CLE
  33. Curtis Samuel WAS
  34. Robby Anderson CAR
  35. Tee Higgins CIN
  36. Deebo Samuel SF
  37. Brandin Cooks HOU
  38. Will Fuller V MIA
  39. Marvin Jones Jr. JAC
  40. D.J. Chark Jr. JAC
  41. Tyler Boyd CIN
  42. Marquise Brown BAL
  43. Antonio Brown TB
  44. Michael Gallup DAL
  45. Russell Gage ATL
  46. DeVante Parker MIA
  47. Cole Beasley BUF
  48. Michael Pittman Jr. IND
  49. Mike Williams LAC
  50. Corey Davis NYJ
  51. Henry Ruggs III LV
  52. John Brown LV
  53. Jaylen Waddle MIA
  54. Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC
  55. DeVonta Smith PHI
  56. Darnell Mooney CHI
  57. T.Y. Hilton IND
  58. Nelson Agholor NE
  59. A.J. Green ARI
  60. Mecole Hardman KC
  61. Breshad Perriman DET
  62. Sammy Watkins BAL
  63. Jalen Reagor PHI
  64. Tim Patrick DEN
  65. Sterling Shepard NYG
  66. Jamison Crowder NYJ
  67. Christian Kirk ARI
  68. Allen Lazard GB
  69. Gabriel Davis BUF
  70. Rashod Bateman BAL
  71. Darius Slayton NYG
  72. Tyrell Williams DET
  73. Bryan Edwards LV
  74. Travis Fulgham PHI
  75. Emmanuel Sanders BUF
  76. Parris Campbell IND
  77. Elijah Moore NYJ
  78. Tre’Quan Smith NO
  79. Keke Coutee HOU
  80. Rashard Higgins CLE
  81. Anthony Miller CHI
  82. Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
  83. KJ Hamler DEN
  84. Rondale Moore ARI
  85. Denzel Mims NYJ
  86. Amon-Ra St. Brown DET
  87. Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR
  88. Preston Williams MIA
  89. Jakobi Meyers NE
  90. Kadarius Toney NYG
  91. Amari Rodgers GB
  92. Zach Pascal IND
  93. DeSean Jackson LAR
  94. Hunter Renfrow LV
  95. Kendrick Bourne NE
  96. Scotty Miller TB
  97. Quintez Cephus DET
  98. Cordarrelle Patterson ATL
  99. Tyron Johnson LAC
  100. Josh Reynolds TEN

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce KC
  2. George Kittle SF
  3. Darren Waller LV
  4. Kyle Pitts ATL
  5. T.J. Hockenson DET
  6. Mark Andrews BAL
  7. Dallas Goedert PHI
  8. Noah Fant DEN
  9. Mike Gesicki MIA
  10. Robert Tonyan GB
  11. Tyler Higbee LAR
  12. Irv Smith Jr. MIN
  13. Evan Engram NYG
  14. Logan Thomas WAS
  15. Jonnu Smith NE
  16. Rob Gronkowski TB
  17. Hunter Henry NE
  18. Jared Cook LAC
  19. Blake Jarwin DAL
  20. Gerald Everett SEA
  21. Hayden Hurst ATL
  22. Adam Trautman NO
  23. Cole Kmet CHI
  24. Anthony Firkser TEN
  25. Eric Ebron PIT
  26. Austin Hooper CLE
  27. Zach Ertz PHI
  28. Dawson Knox BUF
  29. Jimmy Graham CHI
  30. Dan Arnold CAR
  31. Kyle Rudolph NYG
  32. Brevin Jordan HOU
  33. Jack Doyle IND
  34. Chris Herndon IV NYJ

Defenses

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Washington Football Team
  3. Los Angeles Rams
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Indianapolis Colts
  6. San Francisco 49ers
  7. Miami Dolphins
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  9. New Orleans Saints
  10. Kansas City Chiefs
  11. Buffalo Bills
  12. Cleveland Browns
  13. Los Angeles Chargers
  14. Chicago Bears
  15. Denver Broncos
  16. New England Patriots
  17. Seattle Seahawks
  18. Arizona Cardinals
  19. Minnesota Vikings
  20. Green Bay Packers
  21. New York Giants
  22. Philadelphia Eagles
  23. New York Jets
  24. Tennessee Titans
  25. Carolina Panthers
  26. Las Vegas Raiders
  27. Dallas Cowboys
  28. Atlanta Falcons
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars
  30. Cincinnati Bengals
  31. Houston Texans
  32. Detroit Lions

Kickers

  1. Harrison Butker KC
  2. Justin Tucker BAL
  3. Greg Zuerlein DAL
  4. Younghoe Koo ATL
  5. Tyler Bass BUF
  6. Wil Lutz NO
  7. Matt Prater ARI
  8. Daniel Carlson LV
  9. Rodrigo Blankenship IND
  10. Jason Sanders MIA
  11. Robbie Gould SF
  12. Jason Myers SEA
  13. Michael Badgley LAC
  14. Ryan Succop TB
  15. Stephen Gostkowski TEN
  16. Dustin Hopkins WAS
  17. Brandon McManus DEN
  18. Mason Crosby GB
  19. Chris Boswell PIT
  20. Joey Slye CAR
  21. Graham Gano NYG
  22. Jake Elliott PHI

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