Fantasy Football Rankings 2021 Preseason: Top 300 Players To Draft & Auction Bids

Nate Hamilton reveals his 2021 fantasy football rankings for the preseason. Nate ranks his top 300 players for fantasy football drafts of only this coming season. Not dynasty — the 2021 fantasy football season.

Assume half-point-per-reception scoring with the other league settings below — fantasy football player value might vary depending on fantasy league format.

Use these 2021 fantasy football rankings for redraft leagues to identify sleepers, busts, auction prices for the Top 300 players to draft.


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Fantasy Football Rankings 2021 Preseason: League Settings

  • Lineup: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE Flex, 1 PK, 1 DT
  • $200 salary cap for auction prices
  • 0.5 PPR scoring
    • 1 point per 10 Rush/Receiving yards
    • 4 pts Pass TD
    • -1 pt Interception
    • 6 points all other TDs

Viewing these 2021 fantasy football preseason rankings on mobile? Swipe left when viewing the table to see:

  • 2021 Fantasy Football Auction bid valuesΒ (Bid$) for everyone in the Top 300 Rankings
  • Highlighted fantasy football 2021 outlooks (Outlook) for important, risky, or otherwise intriguing players

Pair these 2021 fantasy rankings with our 2021 fantasy football sleepers and 2021 fantasy football busts to get the best information for your 2021 fantasy drafts.

Check out the rest of Nate Hamilton’s fantasy previews for detailed tier breakdowns and positional rankings:

Fantasy Football Rankings 2021 Preseason

RkPlayerPosTmByePosRkAuction $
1Christian McCaffreyRBCAR13RB168
2Dalvin CookRBMIN7RB266
3Derrick HenryRBTEN13RB364
4Jonathan TaylorRBIND14RB451
5Ezekiel ElliottRBDAL7RB548
6Nick ChubbRBCLE13RB648
7Alvin KamaraRBNO6RB746
8Stefon DiggsWRBUF7WR142
9Saquon BarkleyRBNYG10RB846
10Davante AdamsWRGB13WR240
11Justin JeffersonWRMIN7WR331
12Tyreek HillWRKC12WR441
13Travis KelceTEKC12TE140
14Austin EkelerRBLAC7RB942
15Calvin RidleyWRATL6WR537
16DeAndre HopkinsWRARI12WR635
17A.J. BrownWRTEN13WR732
18David MontgomeryRBCHI10RB1032
19Aaron JonesRBGB13RB1140
20Miles SandersRBPHI14RB1234
21Antonio GibsonRBWAS9RB1336
22D.K. MetcalfWRSEA9WR832
23Najee HarrisRBPIT7RB1426
24James RobinsonRBJAC7RB1525
25Patrick Mahomes IIQBKC12QB127
26Darren WallerTELV8TE228
27CeeDee LambWRDAL7WR922
28Keenan AllenWRLAC7WR1022
29Allen Robinson IIWRCHI10WR1124
30Chris CarsonRBSEA9RB1623
31Myles GaskinRBMIA14RB1718
32Kareem HuntRBCLE13RB1821
33Joe MixonRBCIN10RB1931
34Terry McLaurinWRWAS9WR1227
35Chris GodwinWRTB9WR1318
36George KittleTESF6TE326
37Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBKC12RB2022
38Josh JacobsRBLV8RB2120
39Damien HarrisRBNE14RB2211
40Mike DavisRBATL6RB2322
41Julio JonesWRTEN13WR1418
42Amari CooperWRDAL7WR1518
43Robert WoodsWRLAR11WR1618
44Mike EvansWRTB9WR1717
45Josh AllenQBBUF7QB225
46D.J. MooreWRCAR13WR1817
47Tyler LockettWRSEA9WR1917
48Cooper KuppWRLAR11WR2015
49Gus EdwardsRBBAL8RB246
50Melvin Gordon IIIRBDEN11RB2513
51D'Andre SwiftRBDET9RB2622
52Jerry JeudyWRDEN11WR2114
53T.J. HockensonTEDET9TE410
54Odell Beckham Jr.WRCLE13WR2216
55JuJu Smith-SchusterWRPIT7WR2312
56Adam ThielenWRMIN7WR2414
57James ConnerRBARI12RB2713
58Darrell HendersonRBLAR11RB282
59Phillip LindsayRBHOU10RB294
60Logan ThomasTEWAS9TE55
61Dak PrescottQBDAL7QB321
62Kyler MurrayQBARI12QB420
63Corey DavisWRNYJ6WR2511
64Kenny GolladayWRNYG10WR2616
65Diontae JohnsonWRPIT7WR2715
66Mark AndrewsTEBAL8TE617
67Robby AndersonWRCAR13WR2810
68Tyler BoydWRCIN10WR299
69Kenyan DrakeRBLV8RB308
70Jakobi MeyersWRNE14WR308
71Russell GageWRATL6WR3112
72Aaron RodgersQBGB13QB516
73Michael ThomasWRNO6WR329
74Rob GronkowskiTETB9TE73
75Kyle PittsTEATL6TE810
76Mike GesickiTEMIA14TE94
77Noah FantTEDEN11TE105
78Chase EdmondsRBARI12RB3112
79Will Fuller VWRMIA14WR339
80Cole BeasleyWRBUF7WR346
81Tarik CohenRBCHI10RB328
82Brandon AiyukWRSF6WR3512
83Raheem MostertRBSF6RB3312
84Leonard FournetteRBTB9RB3412
85Russell WilsonQBSEA9QB616
86Justin HerbertQBLAC7QB716
87Javonte WilliamsRBDEN11RB3511
88Lamar JacksonQBBAL8QB818
89Michael CarterRBNYJ6RB3611
90Tee HigginsWRCIN10WR3612
91DJ Chark Jr.WRJAC7WR379
92Brandin CooksWRHOU10WR386
93Courtland SuttonWRDEN11WR3912
94Chase ClaypoolWRPIT7WR4016
95Jarvis LandryWRCLE13WR415
96Curtis SamuelWRWAS9WR4210
97DeVonta SmithWRPHI14WR436
98Sony MichelRBLAR11RB371
99David JohnsonRBHOU10RB3811
100James WhiteRBNE14RB392
101Trey SermonRBSF6RB405
102Ronald Jones IIRBTB9RB418
103Zack MossRBBUF7RB427
104J.D. McKissicRBWAS9RB435
105Deebo SamuelWRSF6WR449
106Tom BradyQBTB9QB912
107Matthew StaffordQBLAR11QB1012
108Ryan TannehillQBTEN13QB1112
109Jamaal WilliamsRBDET9RB443
110Tony PollardRBDAL7RB457
111Jonnu SmithTENE14TE112
112Robert TonyanTEGB13TE125
113Kirk CousinsQBMIN7QB126
115Devin SingletaryRBBUF7RB466
116Tyler HigbeeTELAR11TE132
117Dallas GoedertTEPHI14TE144
118AJ DillonRBGB13RB475
119Evan EngramTENYG10TE153
120Michael GallupWRDAL7WR455
121Darnell MooneyWRCHI10WR462
122Ja'Marr ChaseWRCIN10WR4712
123Joe BurrowQBCIN10QB134
124Derek CarrQBLV8QB144
125Jalen HurtsQBPHI14QB154
126Mike WilliamsWRLAC7WR483
127John BrownWRLV8WR491
128Laviska Shenault Jr.WRJAC7WR505
129Nyheim HinesRBIND14RB485
130Matt RyanQBATL6QB163
131Ben RoethlisbergerQBPIT7QB171
132Giovani BernardRBTB9RB491
133Anthony FirkserTETEN13TE163
134Blake JarwinTEDAL7TE171
135Latavius MurrayRBNO6RB503
136Antonio BrownWRTB9WR513
137Nelson AgholorWRNE14WR521
138Sam DarnoldQBCAR13QB183
139Marquez CallawayWRNO6WR535
140Sammy WatkinsWRBAL8WR544
141DeVante ParkerWRMIA14WR554
142Sterling ShepardWRNYG10WR562
143Ryan FitzpatrickQBWAS9QB192
144Mac JonesQBNE14QB203
145Marvin Jones Jr.WRJAC7WR574
146Marquise BrownWRBAL8WR583
147Baker MayfieldQBCLE13QB213
148Jameis WinstonQBNO6QB221
149Justin FieldsQBCHI10QB232
150Trevor LawrenceQBJAC7QB242
151Carson WentzQBIND14QB251
152Teddy BridgewaterQBDEN11QB260
153Daniel JonesQBNYG10QB272
154Michael Pittman Jr.WRIND14WR593
155Jaylen WaddleWRMIA14WR602
156T.Y. HiltonWRIND14WR612
157Alexander MattisonRBMIN7RB513
158Rashaad PennyRBSEA9RB522
159Jalen ReagorWRPHI14WR622
160Austin HooperTECLE13TE182
161Tua TagovailoaQBMIA14QB282
162Eric EbronTEPIT7TE191
163Hayden HurstTEATL6TE201
164Mecole HardmanWRKC12WR633
165Jared CookTELAC7TE211
166Ian ThomasTECAR13TE220
167Adam TrautmanTENO6TE232
168Henry Ruggs IIIWRLV8WR642
169Zach WilsonQBNYJ6QB291
170Jared GoffQBDET9QB301
171Jamison CrowderWRNYJ6WR651
172Cole KmetTECHI10TE242
173Hunter HenryTENE14TE251
174Tevin ColemanRBNYJ6RB531
175Pittsburgh SteelersDSTPIT7DST12
176Elijah MooreWRNYJ6WR662
177Washington Football TeamDSTWAS9DST22
178Los Angeles RamsDSTLAR11DST32
179Kenneth GainwellRBPHI14RB540
180A.J. GreenWRARI12WR671
181Gabriel DavisWRBUF7WR680
182Rashod BatemanWRBAL8WR691
183Baltimore RavensDSTBAL8DST42
184Christian KirkWRARI12WR701
185Zach ErtzTEPHI14TE261
186Marlon MackRBIND14RB551
187Denzel MimsWRNYJ6WR711
188Tampa Bay BuccaneersDSTTB9DST51
189Jimmy GaroppoloQBSF6QB311
190Parris CampbellWRIND14WR721
191Younghoe KooKATL6K12
192Darius SlaytonWRNYG10WR731
193Kyle RudolphTENYG10TE270
194Jimmy GrahamTECHI10TE280
195Gerald EverettTESEA9TE291
196Justin TuckerKBAL8K22
197Indianapolis ColtsDSTIND14DST61
198San Francisco 49ersDSTSF6DST71
199Taysom HillQBNO6QB320
200Allen LazardWRGB13WR740
201Chris Herndon IVTENYJ6TE300
202Jeff Wilson Jr.RBSF6RB560
203Trey LanceQBSF6QB330
204Cam NewtonQBFA-QB341
205Buffalo BillsDSTBUF7DST81
206Harrison ButkerKKC12K32
207Emmanuel SandersWRBUF7WR750
208New England PatriotsDSTNE14DST91
209Salvon AhmedRBMIA14RB570
210O.J. HowardTETB9TE310
211New Orleans SaintsDSTNO6DST101
212Rondale MooreWRARI12WR760
213Greg ZuerleinKDAL7K41
214Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWRGB13WR770
215Andy DaltonQBCHI10QB350
216Kansas City ChiefsDSTKC12DST111
217Tim PatrickWRDEN11WR780
218Dawson KnoxTEBUF7TE320
219Benny Snell Jr.RBPIT7RB580
220Kendrick BourneWRNE14WR790
221Tyrell WilliamsWRDET9WR800
222Drew LockQBDEN11QB360
223Ke'Shawn VaughnRBTB9RB590
224Wil LutzKNO6K51
225Keke CouteeWRHOU10WR810
226Josh ReynoldsWRTEN13WR820
227Tre'Quan SmithWRNO6WR830
228Bryan EdwardsWRLV8WR840
229Chicago BearsDSTCHI10DST120
230Cleveland BrownsDSTCLE13DST130
231Jason SandersKMIA14K61
232Mark Ingram IIRBHOU10RB600
233Los Angeles ChargersDSTLAC7DST140
234Matt BreidaRBBUF7RB610
235Amon-Ra St. BrownWRDET9WR850
236Carlos HydeRBJAC7RB620
237N'Keal HarryWRNE14WR860
238Terrace Marshall Jr.WRCAR13WR870
239Randall CobbWRHOU10WR880
240Miami DolphinsDSTMIA14DST150
241Anthony McFarland Jr.RBPIT7RB630
242Ryan SuccopKTB9K70
243Wayne GallmanRBSF6RB640
244Tyler BassKBUF7K80
245Anthony MillerWRCHI10WR890
246Javian HawkinsRBATL6RB650
247Hunter RenfrowWRLV8WR900
248Damien WilliamsRBCHI10RB660
249Seattle SeahawksDSTSEA9DST160
250Matt PraterKARI12K90
251KJ HamlerWRDEN11WR910
252Joshua KelleyRBLAC7RB670
253Dustin HopkinsKWAS9K100
254Darrel WilliamsRBKC12RB680
255Rodrigo BlankenshipKIND14K110
256Van JeffersonWRLAR11WR920
257Justin JacksonRBLAC7RB690
258DeSean JacksonWRLAR11WR930
259James WashingtonWRPIT7WR940
260Jake ElliottKPHI14K120
261Kadarius ToneyWRNYG10WR950
262Jason MyersKSEA9K130
263Michael BadgleyKLAC7K140
264Denver BroncosDSTDEN11DST170
265Malcolm BrownRBMIA14RB700
266Preston WilliamsWRMIA14WR960
267Ka'imi FairbairnKHOU10K150
268Amari RodgersWRGB13WR970
269Rhamondre StevensonRBNE14RB710
270Robbie GouldKSF6K160
271Chuba HubbardRBCAR13RB720
272Rashard HigginsWRCLE13WR980
273Darrynton EvansRBTEN13RB730
274Graham GanoKNYG10K170
275Jack DoyleTEIND14TE330
276Zach PascalWRIND14WR990
277Minnesota VikingsDSTMIN7DST180
278Mason CrosbyKGB13K180
279Chris BoswellKPIT7K190
280Tennessee TitansDSTTEN13DST190
281Tyron JohnsonWRJAC7WR1000
282La'Mical PerineRBNYJ6RB740
283Daniel CarlsonKLV8K200
284Green Bay PackersDSTGB13DST200
285Quintez CephusWRDET9WR1010
286Kerryon JohnsonRBPHI14RB750
287Dallas CowboysDSTDAL7DST210
288Travis FulghamWRPHI14WR1020
289Philadelphia EaglesDSTPHI14DST220
290Jerick McKinnonRBKC12RB760
291Arizona CardinalsDSTARI12DST230
292Joey SlyeKCAR13K210
293New York GiantsDSTNYG10DST240
294Boston ScottRBPHI14RB770
295Ty JohnsonRBNYJ6RB780
296Brandon McManusKDEN11K220
297Sam FickenKTEN13K230
298Devontae BookerRBNYG10RB790
299Scotty MillerWRTB9WR1030
300Matt GayKLAR11K240

Fantasy Football Rankings 2021 Preseason: Key

  • Rk: Rank
  • BYE: Player’s bye week
  • PsRk: Position Rank
  • Bid$:Β 2021 Fantasy Football Auction bid values for everyone in the Top 300 Rankings

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