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2021 Fantasy Football Draft Kit

Do not make a single pick in any of your fantasy football drafts before exploring PFF's 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Kit. Listed below are links to every article, tool and chart PFF has to offer that will best prepare you for your fantasy football draft. This will be updated regularly between now and Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

All of PFF's EDGE and ELITE subscribers can access 2021 fantasy football rankings from our seven experts: Ian Hartitz, Andrew Erickson, Kevin Cole, Nathan Jahnke, Ben Brown, Jarad Evans and Jon Macri (IDP Only).

PPR Rankings
0.5 PPR Rankings
Non-PPR Rankings
2QB PPR Rankings

Best Ball Rankings
Dynasty Rankings
IDP Rankings

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers — All Positions

All of PFF's fantasy football analysts will have their 2021 fantasy football rankings tiers for all skill positions (QB, RB, WR & TE) linked here before the start of the 2021 NFL season.

2021 Fantasy Football Projections

All of PFF's EDGE and ELITE subscribers can access 2021 fantasy football projections for various league scoring types, including PPR, 0.5 PPR, Non-PPR, 2QB, Best Ball and IDP.

PPR Projections
0.5 PPR Projections
Non-PPR Projections
2QB PPR Projections

Best Ball Projections
Dynasty Projections
IDP Projections

Fantasy Football Mock Draft Tool (DraftMaster)

The DraftMaster tool allows you to import your league settings to gain access to customized rankings, tiered cheat sheets and auction prices. Within the DraftMaster tool, you can also run an interactive mock draft with round-by-round suggestions to help you pick the best available players in real-time based on your team needs and league settings.

2021 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets

All EDGE and ELITE subscribers can create custom cheat sheets for their fantasy football drafts. PFF's 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide and the custom cheat sheets are the one-two punch you need to win draft day in your fantasy football leagues. 

Printable Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets by Ranker

2021 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule Matrix

PFF’s Fantasy Strength of Schedule (SoS) metric provides a league-wide, season-long view of opponent matchups for each fantasy position. PFF’s version of SoS is the ONLY one available on the market that factors in PFF Player Grades into its methodology to improve its predictive value. This is especially important early in the season to account for roster turnover from the previous year and handling substitutes for injuries week-to-week.

2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

EDGE and ELITE subscribers have access to PFF's 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, which includes all the information necessary for you to DOMINATE your fantasy football draft.

Fantasy Football Advanced Stats

The historical fantasy stats date back to the 2007 season, are sortable, exportable to Excel and can be customized by week(s) including the preseason and postseason. This offering includes all of your more basic stats as well as more advanced metrics such as fantasy points per dropback, average depth of target, fantasy points per opportunity, fantasy points per snap, yards after the catch, tackles avoided and more. Available positions include quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, flex-eligible players, kickers, team defense, linebackers, defensive line and defensive backs.

PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with Ian Hartitz

PFF is excited to introduce the PFF Fantasy Football Podcast with Ian Hartitz, a brand-new podcast set to cover all things fantasy football.

As we get closer to the start of the 2021 NFL season, Ian will be bringing on some of the industry’s brightest minds to discuss various strategies and provide well-informed takes on the league. The rest of the offseason will consist of Tuesday and Thursday shows with guests to cover the upcoming 2021 season. Future topics include:

– Position by position breakdowns
– Most unlucky players from the 2019 season
– Breaking down optimal strategy from different draft spots
– Live best-ball draft with analysis

Additionally, Ian will be producing solo pods featuring fantasy-centric team previews that will be roughly 10 minutes apiece. The plan is to consistently provide actionable industry-leading coverage in a fun and informative way.

Premium Fantasy Football Article Content

All EDGE and ELITE subscribers can read any article on PFF.com, including all of the articles tagged with green “Premium Content” badges. Close to 40% of PFF’s article content is locked to EDGE and ELITE subscribers, including a bulk majority of betting content, advanced analysis by PFF’s data scientists (Eric Eager, Kevin Cole, Timo Riske, George Chahrouri) and much more.

In addition to a ton of fantasy football draft-focused content (rankings tiers, breakout candidates, draft strategy by league scoring type, ADP values, etc.), EDGE and ELITE subscribers get access to a wide range of weekly in-season content:

  • Waiver wire targets
  • Flex rankings
  • Start/Sit advice
  • DFS bargains, locks, stacks, plays
  • WR/CB matchup breakdowns
  • QB, DST, TE streamers
  • Dwain McFarland's Usage Report
  • Much, much more

Fantasy Football Team Previews: All 32 NFL Teams

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Rams
Arizona Cardinals

NFC South

New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carolina Panthers
Atlanta Falcons

AFC  South

Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts

Fantasy Football Breakout Running Back Series

AJ. Dillon, Green Bay Packers
J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens

Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills

Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receiver Series

Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills
Bryan Edwards, Las Vegas Raiders
Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams
Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
K.J. Hamler, Denver Broncos
Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders

Best Ball Rankings + Draft Guides

Hartitz: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings
Erickson: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings
Cole: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings
Jahnke: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings
Evans: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings
Brown: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.12 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.11 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.10 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.09 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.08 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.07 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.06 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.05 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.04 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.02 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.01 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts
Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.03 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

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Hartitz | Erickson | Cole | Jahnke | Macri | Evans | Brown

Ian Hartitz

100 Fantasy Football Questions in 100 Days

Fantasy Football: Is Derrick Henry about to go off again?

Fantasy Football: Can Derek Carr build on his sneaky-solid 2020 campaign?

Fantasy Football: How often do great fantasy offenses not have a great quarterback?

Fantasy Football: Is Baker Mayfield poised to ball out in 2021?

Fantasy Reaction: Three rapid takeaways from Cam Akers' season-ending injury

Which running backs are undervalued based on projected volume?

Hartitz Top Values and Fades vs. ADP

Who are 2021's projected alpha target hogs?

How high is Laviska Shenault Jr.'s ceiling in 2021?

Which quarterbacks struggle the most without their WR1?

Can DeAndre Hopkins soar even higher in his Cardinals encore?

Who are 2021's premiere handcuff running backs?

Is 2021 the year of Justin Fields?

Will both Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen ball out again in 2021?

Will Chase Edmonds have a three-down role in 2021?

Can David Montgomery sustain his 2020 late-season success?

Which low-ADP receivers have the potential for triple-digit targets?

Is Ryan Tannehill set up to thrive in 2021?

Best and worst shadow corners since 2019

What should we expect from Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel in the FitzMagic era?

Will 2021 be Carson Wentz comeback szn?

Is Joe Burrow ready to be a consistent QB1?

Should zero-RB faithful buy into Zack Moss?

Can Josh Allen repeat as the overall QB1?

Are any Tampa Bay running backs worth targeting?

Will D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett repeat as WR1s?

Are both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen set to thrive in 2021?

Should Christian McCaffrey be the consensus overall RB1?

Which 49ers RB will have the biggest 2021?

Does Dalvin Cook have a case as the overall RB1?

Why is Robby Anderson so much cheaper than D.J. Moore?

Can Davante Adams repeat as the overall WR1?

Does Diontae Johnson have WR1 upside in 2021?

Could Tom Brady be even better in his second year in Tampa Bay?

Does Daniel Jones offer sneaky upside as a QB2?

Should we buy Zach Wilson as a late-round QB option?

Will Jonathan Taylor be even better in his 2021 encore?

Will Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott bounce back in a major way in 2021?

Does Kyler Murray have a case as the overall QB1?

Just how special can Saquon Barkley be with good health?

Can both Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith ball out in 2021?

Just how high is Austin Ekeler's ceiling in 2021?

Why do we continue to underestimate Brandin Cooks?

Is Cam Akers poised to get Todd Gurley's old workload?

Is Mike Davis the cheapest three-down back available?

Should Eagles WR DeVonta Smith be considered the favorite to lead all rookies in targets?

Does Najee Harris have what it takes to be the Steelers' next great RB?

Will Trevor Lawrence become the next rookie QB1?

Is Jalen Hurts being overdrafted?

Hartitz: 9 Fantasy Football Takeaways from the Falcons Trading Julio Jones to the Titans

Will Alvin Kamara still be an elite RB in 2021?

Should we buy Matthew Stafford as a QB1?

Should we treat Lamar Jackson as a top-five QB?

Should we continue to count on Allen Robinson as a WR1?

Is it already time to give up on Drew Lock?

Is Chris Carson a sneaky RB1 candidate?

Is Ryan Fitzpatrick 2021's premier late-round QB?

What should we expect from Michael Thomas in the post-Brees era?

Will A.J. Brown become *THE* WR1 in 2021?

Should you buy into Odell Beckham Jr. comeback szn?

Are all the pieces together for Tua Tagovailoa to break out in Year 2?

Is 2021 finally the year of Joe Mixon?

Are we really buying a Sam Darnold bounceback?

Hartitz: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings

Is D'Andre Swift a trap or a potential league-winner?

Does Darren Waller have a case as the overall TE1?

Will Antonio Gibson emerge as DC CMC?

Can Kirk Cousins reach another level in 2021?

Can Clyde Edwards-Helaire still be Andy Reid's next great RB?

Will Stefon Diggs turn in top-three production in 2021?

Is it officially J.K. Dobbins RB1 szn?

What's the ceiling for Dak Prescott with good health in 2021?

Hartitz: 2021 Fantasy Football Tight End Tiers

Hartitz: 2021 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Tiers

Hartitz: 2021 Fantasy Football Running Back Tiers

Hartitz: 2021 Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers

Fantasy Football: Which veterans won the 2021 NFL Draft?

Fantasy Football: Top-5 rookie QB, RB, WR and TE for 2021

Andrew Erickson

Top values and fades in Erickson's 2021 fantasy football rankings vs. ADP

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Denver Broncos — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Los Angeles Chargers — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Las Vegas Raiders — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: San Francisco 49ers — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Seattle Seahawks — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Los Angeles Rams — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Arizona Cardinals — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: New Orleans Saints — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Atlanta Falcons — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Carolina Panthers — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

#SFB11 Fantasy Football Projections and Scoring Settings: The way to spice up your league

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Tennessee Titans — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Houston Texans — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Indianapolis Colts — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football Team Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars — Breakouts, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy Football rankings: The 2020 WR Class (No. 5-1)

Fantasy Football rankings: The 2020 WR Class (No. 10-6)

Fantasy Football rankings: The 2020 WR Class (No. 15-11)

Fantasy Football rankings: The 2020 WR Class (No. 20-16)

Erickson: 2021 2QB/Superflex Fantasy Football Rankings

Volume is king, but wide receiver efficiency still matters

When should you draft Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts in redraft fantasy football?

Erickson: 2021 Half-PPR Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.08 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.07 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.06 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.05 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Impact of Falcons trading Julio Jones to Titans

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.04 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Erickson: Favorite late-round dart-throws for 2021 best ball leagues

Running backs and wide receivers to buy and sell in best ball leagues

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.02 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Identifying sleeper and late-round RBs to target

Breaking down players who are better in best ball

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.01 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Top fantasy football fades in Best Ball rankings vs. ADP

Ranking all 32 NFL offenses by best ball ADP

Top fantasy football values in Best Ball rankings vs. ADP

Overvalued best ball team stacks for the 2021 fantasy football season

Erickson: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings

Breaking down high-value touches and targets for all 32 NFL teams

Top-10 QB rankings for best ball leagues

Fantasy Football Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft 3.0

Best and worst strength of schedule in 2021

Winners and losers from the 2021 NFL schedule release

Recapping PFF's Live Underdog Best Ball Draft 3.0

2021 NFL rookies who are undervalued according to draft position

2021 NFL Draft: Fantasy Football Rookie Scouting Report – 75 Player Profiles

Examining the biggest risers and fallers in best ball ADP following the 2021 NFL Draft

Why Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris will rise above the team's offensive line problems

Erickson: 2021 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings

Biggest risers & fallers in rookie drafts and best ball drafts following the 2021 NFL Draft

Fantasy Fallout: Veterans impacted by 2021 rookie landing spots

Which rookies are primed for fantasy letdowns with their new NFL teams?

12 rookies primed for fantasy breakouts with their new NFL teams in 2021

Kevin Cole

2021's Fantasy Breakout Running Back: Darrell Henderson

2021's Fantasy Breakout Running Back: Miles Sanders

2021's Fantasy Breakout Running Back: Zack Moss

2021's Fantasy Breakout Running Back: Antonio Gibson

2021's Fantasy Breakout Running Back: A.J. Dillon

2021's Fantasy Football Breakout Running Back: JK Dobbins

2021's Fantasy Football Breakout Running Back: Cam Akers

2021's Fantasy Football Breakout Running Back: Jonathan Taylor

2021's Fantasy Football Breakout Running Back: D'Andre Swift

2021's Fantasy Football Breakout Running Back: Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Finding 2021's breakout wide receiver

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Gabriel Davis

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Bryan Edwards

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Van Jefferson

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Chase Claypool

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: K.J. Hamler

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Laviska Shenault Jr.

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Tee Higgins

2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Brandon Aiyuk

Finding 2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Justin Jefferson

Finding 2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Jalen Reagor

Finding 2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: CeeDee Lamb

Finding 2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Jerry Jeudy

Finding 2021's Fantasy Breakout Wide Receiver: Henry Ruggs

Cole: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings

Cole: Misvalued tight ends in best ball drafts according to PFF's fantasy football projections

Cole: Misvalued running backs in best ball drafts according to PFF's fantasy football projections

Cole: Misvalued wide receivers in best ball drafts according to PFF's fantasy football projections

Cole: Misvalued quarterbacks in best ball drafts according to PFF's fantasy football projections

Fantasy Football: Quantifying the biggest winners and losers of the 2021 NFL Draft

Post-draft 2021 rookie wide receiver fantasy model

Post-draft 2021 rookie running back fantasy model

Nathan Jahnke

Fantasy Football: Five sleeper running backs to target in later rounds

Optimal 2021 fantasy football draft strategy for picks Nos. 1-4

Top values and fades in Jahnke's 2021 fantasy football rankings vs. ADP

Fantasy Reaction: Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers tears Achilles, lost for 2021 NFL season

Jahnke: 2021 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings

Jahnke: 2021 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

Jahnke: Non-PPR Fantasy Football Rankings

Chargers' Austin Ekeler is a top-five fantasy running back

2021 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings & Tiers

Jahnke: 2021 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings

10 Average Draft Position Risers and Fallers

Jahnke: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings

George Kittle's case for TE2 in 2021

Jahnke: 2021 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings & Tiers

Jahnke: 2021 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings & Tiers

Jahnke: Early look at 2021 fantasy football playoff matchups to target

Favorite late-round dart-throws for 2021 best ball leagues

Biggest risers and fallers in fantasy football after the 2021 NFL Draft

Jon Macri

IDP training camp battles to watch ahead of the 2021 NFL season

2021 IDP breakout candidates

Bold IDP takes for the 2021 NFL season

2021 IDP Defensive Back Rankings & Tiers

2021 IDP Defensive Line Rankings & Tiers

2021 IDP linebacker Rankings & Tiers

Overvalued and undervalued IDP players according to Sleeper ADP

2021 IDP bounce-back candidates

IDP Sleepers to target late or after rookie drafts

Ranking IDP rookies among the entire 2021 NFL rookie draft class

IDP veteran winners and losers following the 2021 NFL Draft

Top 50 IDP Dynasty Rookie Rankings

IDP winners and losers following the 2021 NFL Draft

Jarad Evans

Players primed to outperform their PFF consensus rankings

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.12 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.11 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Ranking all 32 NFL offenses by best ball ADP

Evans: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings

Top best ball team stacks to target ahead of the 2021 NFL season

Best Ball 101: Optimal Stacking Strategy

Best Ball 101: A beginner's guide on optimal roster construction

2021 rookie wide receiver rankings

2021 rookie running back rankings

Fantasy Football: Winners and losers from the 2021 NFL Draft

Ben Brown

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.10 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.09 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: The Guide to Selecting 1.03 in 2021 Best Ball Drafts

Fantasy Football: Projecting injury risk and games missed for the top players in best ball

Brown: 2021 Best Ball Tiered Rankings

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