Redraft fantasy football leagues are well underway as the 2021 NFL preseason continues to lead us into Week 1 of the regular season. Best ball and dynasty formats have been plentiful throughout the offseason, but now we have the data needed to commit to the players we believe in most this season.
Commonly known as “my guys,” some land on this list because of their value compared to their average draft position (ADP), while others offer a strong and consistent floor with the requisite ceiling we’re chasing in fantasy football.
All ADP info is sourced from Underdog Fantasy.
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles: QB10 (107.6 ADP)
Hurts is obviously a risky play with only a handful of starts under his belt, but his upside is clear when it comes to fantasy football. Prioritizing dual-threat quarterbacks who like to push the ball vertically is oftentimes a recipe for success. Thankfully, Hurts does both of those things well.
Going back to last season, Hurts experienced immense success during Weeks 14-17.
Jalen Hurts ranks among all quarterbacks from Weeks 13-17 (@PFF):
Rushing attempts: 47 (1st)
Rushing yards: 267 (2nd)
Rushing touchdowns: 3 (T-2nd)
aDOT: 10.1 (2nd, min. 100 attempts, full season)
Fantasy points: 98.5 (6th)
— Sosa Kremenjas (@QBsMVP) August 3, 2021
It wasn’t an accident that he reached such a high total, with a lot of that stemming from his position-leading 47 rushing attempts. Those carries resulted in 267 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.
The Eagles are going to dedicate this season to figuring out whether Hurts is their franchise quarterback. He'll have free reign within an offense designed around his skill set before Philadelphia settles on a decision next offseason. Hurts should have ample opportunities to rack up fantasy points alongside the top options at the position.
Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team: RB11 (16.3 ADP)