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Post-NFL Draft 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings


Welcome to my 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings.

The NFL Draft is complete and now the rankings include the rookies. The landing spots for rookies matter too much for me to include them before the draft, so I would be guessing too much.

Speaking of drafts, redraft leagues are not likely to have started yet, but if you are in Best Ball or Dynasty leagues that have or will be starting soon, these rankings can help you. In case you are wondering, we also have rankings for both Best Ball and Dynasty

Even though the draft has passed, you should still check out all our 2021 NFL Draft content. There are Rankings, Mock Drafts, Big Board and Player Profiles to help you evaluate the rookies.

Free Agents

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We didn’t see quite the flurry of players moving via free agency as expected. This is especially true for some of the Wide Receivers. I personally think it has a lot to do with the salary cap dropping this season, so we saw players return to their teams on one-year deals.

The player I was most surprised returned was Aaron Jones. I was convinced the Packers were ready to let him walk and usher in the era of A.J. Dillon. Instead, they let Jamaal Williams walk, who signed with the Lions.

We did see some big names move. Most notably is Kenny Golladay who landed with the Giants. I’m not sure this really helps his value, at least compared to when he has Matthew Stafford throwing him the ball.

Probably the most interesting set of acquisitions this offseason is the Patriots signing the TE duo of Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith. This immediately reminds us of the days when the Pats had both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. However, you have to remember they won’t have Tom Brady throwing them the ball it will be Cam Newton instead so temper those expectations a bit.


The Deshaun Watson trade took a strange turn of events. The news of now 21 women filing lawsuits against him is not looking good for him to be traded. There is a real possibility now the NFL places him on the exemption list.

Now we are dealing with a possible trade involving Aaron Rodgers. He has publicly said he does not want to be in Green Bay anymore.

I’m not sure a trade or him walking out actually happens. However, if those do happen, it would change so many things. Not just Rodgers’ value, but Aaron Jones, DeVante Adams, Robert Tonyan and more.

There are some rumors that Denver or Washington would be heavily interested in him. If those happen, we would also have to adjust the rankings of the player of the team he lands with.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

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About Joe Bond

Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the website. Joe is included in the FantasyPros Consensus Rankings for Football, Baseball and Basketball and finished well each year. This includes a top-3 in-season ranking for Football in 2020 and top-5 in 2019. You can find him on Twitter, @F6P_Joe, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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