2021 Fantasy Football Devy Rankings

by Jon Witt
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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Devy rankings. These rankings help you figure out the players that will best translate to the pros.

The top ten of the rankings is dominated by the running back and quarterback positions with only one wide receiver showing up. I will touch on a few key players here, but keep an eye out for individual positional breakdowns coming soon.

For those not familiar with Devy leagues, they are a form of a dynasty league that allows you to draft collegiate players and stash them on your team. That player does not accumulate any stats until they are drafted into the NFL. Once they are drafted, that Devy player that you have stashed will automatically be placed on your team. Devy drafts often consist of 2 to 5 rounds so that the rookie drafts do not get completely depleted.

It is key to keep in mind that these are Devy rankings, not rankings for college fantasy football. For example a player like Dustin Crum QB, Kent State may have a great season for fantasy purposes, ranking high in fantasy rankings. However, his game may not translate to the NFL, dropping him lower or even out of the Devy rankings.

Rankings can change drastically based on your league scoring system, so these rankings will be based on a typical PPR scoring (non-superflex) system. With all that said, let us dive into the rankings.

Last thing, the fine staff at Fantasy Six Pack has you covered with rankings for all formats. You can find the links to each format below.

Featured Players

D.J. Uiagalelei, QB, Clemson Tigers, SO

The sophomore QB is the first QB in my ranking and the reigns are finally his in Clemson. He is coming off a stellar true Freshman campaign in which he threw for 914 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.

Like others before him at Clemson, D.J. is a strong, big-armed former five-star recruit. He also has a very filled-out frame (6-5, 245), built to withstand punishment from the opposition. To go with the big arm, D.J. has shown great touch and accuracy on his mid-range passes.

He is loaded with weapons at the skill positions, and is expected to put up gaudy numbers with his time left at Clemson. Many are already touting him as the top pick in the 2023 NFL draft. The combination of upside and generational talent is just too much to not make him my top Devy QB.

Jayden Daniels, QB, Arizona State Sun Devils, SO

Yes, there are multiple a few QBs that are ranked higher then Daniels overall, and I will get to those in the position breakdown pieces, but Daniels is one that continues to excite me.

Due to COVID, this past season was a bit of a lost cause for the PAC-12 as a whole, as ASU only played five games. In those five games, we did get to see some flashed of what Daniels can do.  He totaled nine TDs (five passing, four rushing), 924 total yards (701 passing, 22 rushing) and only threw one pick.

Daniels was a four-star recruit and the No. 2 dual-threat QB of his class. He posses a quick release and an exceptional vertical threat. He has enough pieces coming back to ASU to help him showcase his talent and take the next step towards stardom. I can see him returning to school another year, but he is worth the wait.

Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas Longhorns, SO

There really is not much to dislike about Robinson's overall game. He comes in as my top Devy RB, but he also finds himself as my No. 1 overall Devy prospect.

Robinson ran the ball hard for Texas last year, averaging 8.2 yards per carry over the course of the season. He scampered for 704 yards, four touchdowns and caught 15 receptions for another two touchdowns.

Robinson is extremely elusive out of the back with a speed burst to get to the next level after breaking the line of scrimmage. He could use some work fine-tuning his pass-catching abilities, but that is just nit-picking at this point. Robinson should be the first non-QB taken in Devy drafts, if not the first overall pick.

Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State Cyclones, SO

Close behind Robinson in both the RB and overall rankings is Hall, who exploded onto the scene, leading the NCAA in rushing in his sophomore season.

Hall was the main focal point of the offense for the Cyclones in 2020. He carried the ball 279 times for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns (2nd in the NCAA). What was very impressive as well is he only fumbled the ball out of his 279 carries.

He is a stout, thick runner who does not shy away from contact. He lacks a bit of top-end speed, but his frame still makes him hard to bring down. Like Robinson, Hall could use some work in the passing game, only catching eight balls last season.

Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State Buckeyes, JR

Multiple Ohio State WRs show up on the top 50 as OSU is absolutely loaded at the position. However, Wilson standouts among the rest, and had a solid 2020 season to back it up.

He started last season with four straight 100 yard games, totaling 31 receptions in those four games. He finished the season with 43 receptions, 723 yards and six touchdowns.

Wilson is not the biggest receiver (6'0", 193) but he plays much bigger than his size and has bulked up each season since his high school career ended. He has excellent hands and runs a full route tree as well as anyone in division one. It would not surprise me to see him lead the Buckeyes in receptions and receiving yards this season.

Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas Razorbacks, JR

Burks is not talked about enough in the conversation of the top collegiate wide receivers this season. He has the perfect blend of size (6-3, 223) and athleticism that makes him hard to cover at any level. He can run past a slower corner and win at the point of attack with his size against most DBs.

Burks led Arkansas in receptions (51), receiving yards (820) and touchdowns (7) in 2020. With KJ Jefferson now the start for the entire season, Burks should exceed his numbers.

Similar to Daniels above, I am a huge Burks fan, and believe he is the total package and has what it takes to be a star at the next level.

2021 Fantasy Football Devy Rankings

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