2021 Fantasy Football My Guys

by Jon Witt
2021 Fantasy Football My Guys

Every year, managers go into Fantasy Football drafts with certain players on their minds. Well, here at Fantasy Six Pack we had a little chat amongst our writers and came up with some 2021 Fantasy Football My Guys that we are targeting individually in our drafts.

Guys that they want to target, guys they feel will have a great year, guys they want to leave the draft with. Guys they call - "My Guys".

We also wrote bout "Not My Guys." - players to avoid.

We tried not to go with the normal players every reads about, or the players that are going in the early rounds.

Instead, we set some targets for the mid-rounds, some players that are attainable.

2021 Fantasy Football My Guys

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Ryan Tannehill - Tennessee Titans

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I want Ryan Tannehill all day. He's someone I'm targeting in every draft, and as someone who's currently listed at QB11 in ADP on FantasyData.com, he has the most potential outside of the top 12 quarterbacks drafted to finish in the top 10 in my opinion. Plus he's a cheap and easy stack with A.J. Brown.

D'Andre Swift - Detroit Lions

D'Andre Swift is a running back I'm targeting heavily in 2021. The reason being he's dirt cheap, as he's usually available in the middle of the third round. While I think Detroit will have a terrible defense this year, I think they'll have to run the ball to keep their defense off the field. Coupled with that, Detroit has a sneaky good offensive line. Then when they have to pass, guess who's a really good pass catcher? Yup.

Allen Robinson - Chicago Bears

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Allen Robinson has been mighty disrespected in his career. He's consistently outproduced his ADP, especially in recent seasons. He now links up with Justin Fields, who is set to be the best Quarterback that Robinson has ever played with.

Robert Tonyan - Green Bay Packers

Robert Tonyan shares. The first argument was the worry that Rodgers isn't returning. Well, Rodgers is back. The other is that there's no way he can possibly repeat his TD rate. Which sure, but what if he does? Also take into consideration that he could make up for it in more yardage and receptions. With the other players you're drafting around him, hoping they do what he did last year, why not just draft the guy who already did it?"}" data-sheets-userformat="{"2":513,"3":{"1":0},"12":0}">This might be a homer pick but sue me. I want all the Robert Tonyan shares. The first argument was the worry that Rodgers isn't returning. Well, Rodgers is back. The other is that there's no way he can possibly repeat his TD rate. Which sure, but what if he does? Also, take into consideration that he could make up for it in more yardage and receptions. With the other players you're drafting around him, hoping they do what he did last year, why not just draft the guy who already did it?

Garrett Ball - @GarrettBFF

Tua Tagovailoa - Miami Dolphins

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UPDATE - this used to be a safe space for Joe Burrow - that is no longer the case.

Though he got off to a bad start last year, Tua Tagoviloa could end up being a draft steal. He's another year removed from his college injury, and he has an upgraded receiving corps with a strong backfield. He's been strong in the preseason, and you can get him as a QB2, at that price I'm taking a shot at.

Chase Edmonds - Arizona Cardinals

Chase Edmonds is a sneaky pick to me in that if he works out he has loads of potential on the Cardinals. In addition to his previous passing down work, more rush attempts are likely in order after the departure of Kenyan Drake, even with James Conner joining. More opportunity equals more upside, so I'm adding Edmonds wherever I can.

Jerry Jeudy - Denver Broncos

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After a bad year last year, Jerry Jeudy is a favorite target of mine. Jeudy struggled some with drops and bad QB play. However, the QB competition in Denver ensures that he will get better play at the position this year. After last year giving nowhere to go but up, given his natural talent and another year of experience, I think big things are in store for this year.

Adam Trautman - New Orleans Saints

Adam Trautman this year for the fantasy. He dominated in college with 916 yards and 14 TD his senior year at Dayton. His rookie season was quiet like most rookie TEs, but after the release of the two players above him in the depth chart and <a rel=">His rookie season was quiet like most rookie TEs, but after the release of the two players above him on the depth chart and Michael Thomas' injury, I'm liking his chances to be great in 2021. I love Adam Trautman this year for the Fantasy. He dominated in college with 916 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior year at Dayton.

Jon Witt - @JPW2542

Matthew Stafford - Los Angeles Rams

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What is there not to like about Stafford this season? He is in a loaded offense with no shortage of weapons to throw to. I can see a boost for Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, and Tyler Higbee. With Cam Akers out the year, Stafford may ask to throw the ball a lot more, especially in the red zone.

David Montgomery - Chicago Bears

I personally think Monty is a bit underrated this season. He was fourth in the NFL in carries (247), tied for fifth in rushing yards (1,070), and found the end zone a total of 10 times. On top of that, he also caught 54 passes for 438 yards. With Cohen still coming off of the ACL injury and Damien Williams not playing at all last year, I see no regression for Monty.

Laviska Shenault - Jacksonville Jaguars

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I think the offense in Jacksonville will be better as a whole this season, and I actually think Shenault will benefit from the injury to Travis Etienne. Shenault is a do it all WR who lines up all over the field. He caught 58 balls last year and rushed the ball 18 times. He has a much better QB to throw him the ball this year, and with Marvin Jones and DJ Chark in the fold, defenses will not be able to key in on him, leaving him with a mismatch most of the time.

Gerald Everett - Seattle Seahawks

Everett is m favorite late-round target at the tight end spot. He has had a really good offseason and it has been noted that he already has built a repour with Russell Wilson. Everett has zero to no competition at the TE spot, making the job all his. He was underutilized in the red zone in LA, but Wilson has been close to the top of the NFL in TD passes almost every season, making it possible that Everett could have a career year.

In the end, if you like a guy, have a gut feeling about a guy, just take him. Do not wait a round, or hope he falls. That is the fun of Fantasy Football, take who you like, take who you think will have a breakout year!


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