Joe Burrow 2021 Fantasy Football Tip: Bengals QB Expected To Produce In Year 2

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2023

Jason Radowitz offers his Joe Burrow 2021 Fantasy Football Tip And Outlook. See The Game Day’s full 2021 fantasy football draft coverage.

Joe Burrow 2021 Fantasy Football Tip

Joe Burrow 2020 Fantasy Football Recap

Joe Burrow’s rookie campaign came to an unfortunate end after a torn ACL sidelined him for the final month and a half of the season. The LSU product was in the midst of a productive season before suffering the injury, passing for nearly 2,700 yards and recording 16 total touchdowns (13 passing, three rushing).

Joe Burrow 2020 Fantasy Football Ranking (PPR)

QB23 (per FantasyPros)

Joe Burrow 2020 Stats

  • 404 pass attempts
  • 264 completions
  • 2,688 passing yards
  • 13 touchdown passes
  • 5 interceptions
  • 65.3 completion percentage
  • 10 games

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Joe Burrow 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Bengals missed Burrow when he went down against Washington. His replacements, Ryan Finley and Brandon Allen, didn’t get the job done, winning just two of the final six games of the season. Only twice did a Bengals quarterback throw for over 200 yards after Burrow went down.

He was 2020’s No. 1 overall pick for a reason. He can sling it and showed lots of poise and leadership behind a poor offensive line. He also had to lead a team that worked around many injuries all year long.

Burrow had 1.5 passes that were interceptable per game last season but averaged 331.1 yards per game in the air, which was second-best in the league. Cincy’s defense gave Burrow and the offense no choice but to air it out in the second half. The one thing he lacked last season was his long-ball completion percentage. He only completed 20 percent of such attempts on the year, which could be improved this year.

The Bengals added wide receiver and former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase in the 2021 NFL Draft. If you go back and watch tape of Burrow and Chase during their 2020 Championship run, you’ll see plenty of long completions and connections between the two. Adding Chase should help Burrow’s deep-ball completion percentage. He’ll also have an improved offensive line and other targets in Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

Joe Burrow 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Value (PPR)

There’s nothing better than grabbing a quarterback late in a draft when you know his team is going to lose. The Bengals aren’t going to be over .500 this year, but it will not necessarily be Burrow’s fault. Instead, it’ll be on the defense, and Burrow will have to continue to sling it game after game in the fourth quarter. That adds plenty of value to any quarterback in a PPR league, as he’ll complete more passes and gain more yards along with some potential late-game touchdowns.


Jason Radowitz

Jason Radowitz is a jack of all trades when it comes to writing sports. Jason writes and bets the MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAAF, and NCAAB when the sports are in season. Currently, he's a Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day providing daily content in the MLB. Earlier in his sports career, Jason was a graduate assistant for the University of Hartford Men's Basketball team using analytics and numbers to help put together the winningest season in program history. With his articles, you will be sure to get an analytical approach.

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