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2021 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet

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Let’s face it — even though you actively found your way to this article, you’re going to disagree with it. More than that, you want to disagree with it. You can’t wait to point out how stupid it is that Player X is ranked above Player Y, that all QBs are too high, or that your favorite fifth-string rookie WR sleeper isn’t even on it. There’s no doubt in your mind that you could make a better Top 200 PPR fantasy rankings in your sleep. Your only hope the other suckers in your league take these rankings to heart when putting together their draft strategies.

Eh, maybe you’re right. It’s fantasy football, after all. We put a lot of time and energy into our preseason rankings, but injuries, surprise busts, out-of-nowhere breakouts, and other assorted weird stuff happens every year. And that’s exactly why these rankings are worth a few looks.

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As confident as you are in your ability to evaluate players, you know you’ve been wrong in the past. Getting different perspectives on preseason rankings might not only help your picks, but it can also give you an idea on what other owners in your league are thinking. If we have a player ranked significantly lower than you do, chances are at least a few others do, too. That could mean you don’t need to reach quite as high for your favorite sleeper. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

It’s also important to really understand the differences between PPR scoring and standard scoring. This sounds intuitive, but if you’re used to playing in one league vs. the other, it’s easy to overvalue (or undervalue) the differences. Also, your league’s default settings or other sets of published rankings might be optimized for standard scoring even if you’re in a PPR league, which could really affect how your draft goes. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200

Aside from receptions obviously mattering more in PPR leagues, all QBs and D/STs are generally worth a little less. Put simply, there are just more points available for RBs, WRs, and TEs, so they have more value. While QBs have the same value relative to each other, they don’t outscore other positions by quite as much.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Overall

The differences in our standard and PPR rankings start right away, as Derrick Henry, our No. 1 standard-league player, drops to No. 5 in PPR behind Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, and Dalvin Cook. Tyreek Hill, our top standard WR, drops to fifth among pass-catchers behind Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs, and Calvin Ridley. When talking about top-tier players like that, the differences are slim, but values are still affected, even in half-point PPR formats.

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Of course, your biggest issues with these rankings will likely be further down the list. Committee backs, WRs in new offenses, potential breakout TEs — all of these types of players spark intense debate among fantasy owners every year. It’s part of what makes fantasy football so fun. Either way, checking out different perspectives will only make your draft prep more well-rounded and help you achieve the one thing we’re all striving for: A fantasy championship.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Each team

We’ll continue to adjust these Top 200 PPR rankings and provide further analysis until Week 1, so check back for updates!

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endD/ST

2021 Fantasy PPR Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet

Rankings based on full-point PPR, four-point passing TD scoring

Rank Player Position
1 Christian McCaffrey, Panthers RB
2 Alvin Kamara, Saints RB
3 Saquon Barkley, Giants RB
4 Dalvin Cook, Vikings RB
5 Derrick Henry, Titans RB
6 Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys RB
7 Davante Adams, Packers WR
8 DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals WR
9 Stefon Diggs, Bills WR
10 Travis Kelce, Chiefs TE
11 Aaron Jones, Packers RB
12 Antonio Gibson, Washington RB
13 Calvin Ridley, Falcons WR
14 Tyreek Hill, Chiefs WR
15 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs RB
16 Austin Ekeler, Chargers RB
17 Allen Robinson, Bears WR
18 Darren Waller, Raiders TE
19 Nick Chubb, Browns RB
20 Jonathan Taylor, Colts RB
21 DK Metcalf, Seahawks WR
22 David Montgomery, Bears RB
23 Najee Harris, Steelers RB
24 Miles Sanders, Eagles RB
25 George Kittle, 49ers TE
26 Justin Jefferson, Vikings WR
27 Keenan Allen, Chargers WR
28 D’Andre Swift, Lions RB
29 CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys WR
30 A.J. Brown, Titans WR
31 Joe Mixon, Bengals RB
32 Terry McLaurin, Washington WR
33 Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs QB
34 James Robinson, Jaguars RB
35 JK Dobbins, Ravens RB
36 Cooper Kupp, Rams WR
37 Amari Cooper, Cowboys WR
38 Kyler Murray, Cardinals QB
39 Josh Allen, Bills QB
40 Myles Gaskin, Dolphins RB
41 Mike Evans, Buccaneers WR
42 D.J. Moore, Panthers WR
43 Robert Woods, Rams WR
44 Tyler Lockett, Seahawks WR
45 Kyle Pitts, Falcons TE
46 Chris Carson, Seahawks RB
47 Michael Thomas, Saints WR
48 Julio Jones, Titans WR
49 Chris Godwin, Buccaneers WR
50 Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB
51 Lamar Jackson, Ravens QB
52 Kareem Hunt, Browns RB
53 Josh Jacobs, Raiders RB
54 Mike Davis, Falcons RB
55 Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers WR
56 Chase Edmonds, Cardinals RB
57 Robby Anderson, Panthers WR
58 T.J. Hockenson, Lions TE
59 Odell Beckham Jr., Browns WR
60 Adam Thielen, Vikings WR
61 Diontae Johnson, Steelers WR
62 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers WR
63 Darrell Henderson, Rams RB
64 Javonte Williams, Broncos RB
65 Dak Prescott, Cowboys QB
66 Mark Andrews, Ravens TE
67 Devin Singletary, Bills RB
68 Melvin Gordon, Broncos RB
69 Michael Carter, Jets RB
70 Courtland Sutton, Broncos WR
71 Kenny Golladay, Giants WR
72 DeVante Parker, Dolphins WR
73 Justin Herbert, Chargers QB
74 Raheem Mostert, 49ers RB
75 Noah Fant, Broncos TE
76 Dallas Goedert, Eagles TE
77 DJ Chark, Jaguars WR
78 Tee Higgins, Bengals WR
79 Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals WR
80 Nyheim Hines, Colts RB
81 Logan Thomas, Washington TE
82 JD McKissic, Washington RB
83 Deebo Samuel, 49ers WR
84 Antonio Brown, Buccaneers WR
85 Ryan Tannehill, Titans QB
86 Damien Harris, Patriots RB
87 Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers RB
88 DeVonta Smith, Eagles WR
89 Matthew Stafford, Rams QB
90 Phillip Lindsay, Texans RB
91 Chase Claypool, Steelers WR
92 Tyler Higbee, Rams TE
93 Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers RB
94 Tarik Cohen, Bears RB
95 Mike Gesicki, Dolphins TE
96 Mike Williams, Chargers WR
97 Jerry Jeudy, Broncos WR
98 Tom Brady, Buccaneers QB
99 Aaron Rodgers, Packers QB
100 Robert Tonyan Jr., Packers TE
101 James Conner, Cardinals RB
102 Jamaal Williams, Lions RB
103 Michael Pittman Jr., Colts WR
104 Tyler Boyd, Bengals WR
105 Jakobi Meyers, Patriots WR
106 Jalen Hurts, Eagles QB
107 Marquez Callaway, Saints WR
108 Will Fuller, Dolphins WR
109 Brandin Cooks, Texans WR
110 T.Y. Hilton, Colts WR
111 Jarvis Landry, Browns WR
112 Gus Edwards, Ravens RB
113 Zack Moss, Bills RB
114 Jalen Reagor, Eagles WR
115 Joe Burrow, Bengals QB
116 James White, Patriots RB
117 David Johnson, Texans RB
118 Marquise Brown, Ravens WR
119 Curtis Samuel, Washington WR
120 Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars WR
121 Henry Ruggs III, Raiders WR
122 Jonnu Smith, Patriots TE
123 Kirk Cousins, Vikings QB
124 Latavius Murray, Saints RB
125 Darnell Mooney, Bears WR
126 Jamison Crowder, Jets WR
127 Cole Beasley, Bills WR
128 Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars QB
129 Trey Sermon, 49ers RB
130 Irv Smith Jr., Vikings TE
131 AJ Dillon, Packers RB
132 Tony Pollard, Cowboys RB
133 Kenyan Drake, Raiders RB
134 Matt Ryan, Falcons QB
135 Michael Gallup, Cowboys WR
136 Corey Davis, Jets WR
137 Baltimore Ravens D/ST
138 Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST
139 Jared Cook, Chargers TE
140 Gabriel Davis, Bills WR
141 Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers QB
142 Marvin Jones, Jaguars WR
143 Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins WR
144 Hunter Henry, Patriots TE
145 Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers TE
146 Blake Jarwin, Cowboys TE
147 Jameis Winston, Saints QB
148 Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins QB
149 Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST
150 Russell Gage, Falcons WR
151 Rondale Moore, Cardinals WR
152 Bryan Edwards, Raiders WR
153 Christian Kirk, Cardinals WR
154 Tre’Quan Smith, Saints WR
155 Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles RB
156 Giovani Bernard, Buccaneers RB
157 Alexander Mattison, Vikings RB
158 Tevin Coleman, Jets RB
159 Derek Carr, Raiders QB
160 New England Patriots D/ST
161 Nelson Agholor, Patriots WR
162 Emmanuel Sanders, Bills WR
163 Evan Engram, Giants TE
164 Los Angeles Rams D/ST
165 Breshad Perriman, Lions WR
166 Anthony Firkser, Titans TE
167 Darrel Williams, Chiefs RB
168 Justin Jackson, Chargers RB
169 Carlos Hyde, Jaguars RB
170 Baker Mayfield, Browns QB
171 Justin Fields, Bears QB
172 Trey Lance, 49ers QB
173 Austin Hooper, Browns TE
174 Ty Johnson, Jets RB
175 Xavier Jones, Rams RB
176 Malcolm Brown, Dolphins RB
177 Rashaad Penny, Seahawks RB
178 Tyrell Williams, Lions WR
179 John Brown, Raiders WR
180 Miami Dolphins D/ST
181 Washington Football Team D/ST
182 Buffalo Bills D/ST
183 Indianapolis Colts D/ST
184 Daniel Jones, Giants QB
185 Cole Kmet, Bears TE
186 Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons RB
187 Devontae Booker, Giants RB
188 Carson Wentz, Colts QB
189 Kansas City Chiefs D/ST
190 Drew Lock, Broncos QB
191 Marlon Mack, Colts RB
192 Darius Slayton, Giants WR
193 Allen Lazard, Packers WR
194 Mecole Hardman, Chiefs WR
195 Kadarius Toney, Giants WR
196 New Orleans Saints D/ST
197 San Francisco 49ers D/ST
198 Arizona Cardinals D/ST
199 Minnesota Vikings D/ST
200 Cleveland Browns D/ST

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