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2021 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


The 2021 season is such a challenge. It seems the time you spent in August assessing the best choices for drafting almost never existed.

Look at the great shortage of healthy running backs. It is definitely the “Year of the Cuff” for many of us. Who could have foreseen D’Ernest Johnson (RB43↔) relevancy?

What seems so obvious to me now, is the real 1.01 player in fantasy. How did we ever conclude that Derrick Henry (RB1↑) was 1.03 considering the all the evidence? I guess we did not believe another 2000+ season with all those touchdowns was repeatable. Looks like it is.

I watched that 76 yard touchdown run of Henry’s on Monday several times. Pure amazement.

1.01 in 2022? Locked in.

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I hope you find these rankings useful through the 2021 season. Updated every Thursday by 5pm ET with new commentary.

Remember, the RoS table reflects the rankings if you were drafting today.

The ranking momentum brackets are all subject to on-the-fly changes.

2021 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings

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Changes near the top this week in brief…

QBs: Jalen Hurts (QB3↔) continues to carry the Philadelphia team on his back. Despite his own secure value, the other Eagles aren’t riding the coattails. Usually a quarterback with such strong fantasy output has team beneficiaries. Not so much to rave about in his case.

RBs: Jonathan Taylor (RB4↑) has made a considerable fantasy improvement. Over the past three weeks, the turnaround is stunning. He’s giving a generous lift to Carson Wentz (QB15↔) and the value of the downfield Colts.

WRs: Some would say Cooper Kupp (WR2↑) should be the best WR to own in fantasy football. I did that with D.J. Moore (WR5↓) a couple of weeks ago and he went right off the boil. Davante Adams (WR1↑) always crashes such notions. Kupp hogs the attention of Matthew Stafford (QB9↑) perhaps too much, as Robert Woods (WR23↔) continues to slip in and out of the bubble of boom-bust territory.

TEs: Where are you Darren Waller (TE6↔) and that production we saw out the gate in 2021? Waller is putting in floor fantasy numbers almost every week. He has just two touchdowns this season and is averaging a weekly TE14 finish since his big Week 1. That’s not terrible, but it’s not good either.

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Riser and Faller of the Week

Riser: Ja’Marr Chase (WR8↑), Cincinnati Bengals

About time I featured him in this spot you say? Yeah, you’re right. Chase is your quintessential rookie breakout star – like Justin Jefferson (WR3↔) in 2020. We await his first under-the-floor performance, but you just don’t think such duds will ever come. Of course, you can say it’s just an LSU chemistry connection with Joe Burrow (QB11↑), but there’s far more to this very smart young receiver than that. This was evident in his clever blocking for Joe Mixon (RB11↔) on a touchdown against Detroit in Week 6.

Faller: Nyheim Hines (RB78↓), Indianapolis Colts

There just doesn’t seem to be any room for Hines to get reliable usage on this offense anymore. That goes for Marlon Mack (RB85↓) as well. Mack was a subject of trade talks recently, but apparently the Chiefs broke it off. Hines is quite droppable.

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About Richard Savill

Richard is an NFL Fantasy Football Writer and Editor of Fantasy Six Pack. Host of The Fantasy Edge Podcast. FantasyPros Contributor. Member of the FSWA. Richard is known for his "outside the box" insight into NFL fantasy football. He ranked 6th in draft rankings on Fantasy Pros in 2020.

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