2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Here is the May edition of my 2021 fantasy football draft rankings. Each month, I will update these rankings with the final update coming in early September. Rankings are based on half PPR scoring.



Quarterback (QB)


Tier 1

  1. Patrick Mahomes - KC

  2. Josh Allen - BUF

  3. Kyler Murray - ARI

  4. Lamar Jackson - BAL

Tier 2

  1. Dak Prescott - DAL

  2. Russell Wilson - SEA

  3. Aaron Rodgers - GB

  4. Justin Herbert - LAC

Tier 3

  1. Jalen Hurts - PHI

  2. Matthew Stafford - LAR

  3. Joe Burrow - CIN

  4. Tom Brady - TB

  5. Matt Ryan - ATL

Tier 4

  1. Ryan Tannehill - TEN

  2. Daniel Jones - NYG

  3. Deshaun Watson - HOU

  4. Baker Mayfield - CLE

  5. Kirk Cousins - MIN

  6. Jameis Winston - NO

  7. Trevor Lawrence - JAX

  8. Carson Wentz - IND

Tier 5

  1. Ben Roethlisberger - PIT

  2. Cam Newton - NE

  3. Derek Carr - LV

  4. Ryan Fitzpatrick - WAS

  5. Jimmy Garoppolo - SF

  6. Tua Tagovailoa - MIA

  7. Sam Darnold - CAR

Tier 6

  1. Jared Goff - DET

  2. Justin Fields - CHI

  3. Zach Wilson - NYJ

  4. Drew Lock - DEN

  5. Tyrod Taylor - HOU

  6. Andy Dalton - CHI

  7. Taysom Hill - NO

  8. Teddy Bridgewater - DEN


Running Back (RB)


Tier 1

  1. Christian McCaffrey - CAR

  2. Dalvin Cook - MIN

  3. Alvin Kamara - NO

  4. Saquon Barkley - NYG

Tier 2

  1. Derrick Henry - TEN

  2. Nick Chubb - CLE

  3. Aaron Jones - GB

  4. Austin Ekeler - LAC

  5. Ezekiel Elliott - DAL

  6. Jonathan Taylor - IND

Tier 3

  1. Joe Mixon - CIN

  2. Cam Akers - LAR

  3. D’Andre Swift - DET

  4. Miles Sanders - PHI

  5. Antonio Gibson - WAS

  6. JK Dobbins - BAL

  7. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - KC

Tier 4

  1. Najee Harris - PIT

  2. Chris Carson - SEA

  3. David Montgomery - CHI

  4. Myles Gaskin - MIA

  5. Josh Jacobs - LV

  6. Melvin Gordon III - DEN

  7. Kareem Hunt - CLE

  8. Raheem Mostert - SF

  9. Chase Edmonds - ARI

Tier 5

  1. Mike Davis - ATL

  2. James Conner - ARI

  3. Ronald Jones II - TB

  4. James Robinson - JAX

  5. Damien Harris - NE

  6. Kenyan Drake - LV

  7. Nyheim Hines - IND

  8. Trey Sermon - SF

  9. Javonte Williams - DEN

  10. Michael Carter - NYJ

Tier 6

  1. David Johnson - HOU

  2. Leonard Fournette - TB

  3. Zack Moss - BUF

  4. Devin Singletary - BUF

  5. AJ Dillon - GB

  6. Travis Etienne - JAX

  7. Tony Pollard - DAL

Tier 7

  1. Darrell Henderson - LAR

  2. Latavius Murray - NO

  3. Tarik Cohen - CHI

  4. Jamaal Williams - DET

  5. Phillip Lindsay - HOU

  6. JD McKissic - WAS

  7. Jeff Wilson Jr. - SF

  8. Rashaad Penny - SEA

  9. James White - NE

  10. Marlon Mack - IND

  11. Alexander Mattison - MIN

  12. Giovani Bernard - TB

  13. Sony Michel - NE

  14. Carlos Hyde - JAX

  15. Mark Ingram III - HOU

  16. La’Mical Perine - NYJ

  17. Benny Snell Jr. - PIT



Wide Receiver (WR)


Tier 1

  1. Davante Adams - GB

  2. Tyreek Hill - KC

  3. Stefon Diggs - BUF

  4. DeAndre Hopkins - ARI

  5. AJ Brown - TEN

Tier 2

  1. DK Metcalf - SEA

  2. Calvin Ridley - ATL

  3. Keenan Allen - LAC

  4. Justin Jefferson - MIN

  5. Allen Robinson II - CHI

  6. Michael Thomas - NO

Tier 3

  1. Terry McLaurin - WAS

  2. Julio Jones - ATL

  3. Amari Cooper - DAL

  4. Robert Woods - LAR

  5. Chris Godwin - TB

  6. Mike Evans - TB

Tier 4

  1. DJ Moore - CAR

  2. Adam Thielen - MIN

  3. Cooper Kupp - LAR

  4. Kenny Golladay - NYG

  5. Diontae Johnson - PIT

  6. Ja’Marr Chase - CIN

  7. CeeDee Lamb - DAL

  8. Brandon Aiyuk - SF

  9. Tyler Lockett - SEA

Tier 5

  1. Odell Beckham Jr. - CLE

  2. Courtland Sutton - DEN

  3. DJ Chark - JAX

  4. Tee Higgins - CIN

  5. Chase Claypool - PIT

  6. Robby Anderson - CAR

  7. JuJu Smith-Schuster - PIT

  8. Deebo Samuel - SF

  9. DeVante Parker - MIA

  10. Curtis Samuel - WAS

  11. Brandin Cooks - HOU

  12. Will Fuller V - MIA

Tier 6

  1. Jerry Jeudy - DEN

  2. Jarvis Landry - CLE

  3. Cole Beasley - BUF

  4. Tyler Boyd - CIN

  5. Antonio Brown - TB

  6. Marquise Brown - BAL

  7. Devonta Smith - PHI

  8. Corey Davis - NYJ

  9. Michael Gallup - DAL

  10. Laviska Shenault Jr. - JAX

  11. Mike Williams - LAC

  12. Marvin Jones Jr. - JAX

Tier 7

  1. Denzel Mims - NYJ

  2. Michael Pittman Jr. - IND

  3. Jaylen Waddle - MIA

  4. Jamison Crowder - NYJ

  5. Darnell Mooney - CHI

  6. Mecole Hardman - KC

  7. Demarcus Robinson - KC

  8. Sterling Shepard - NYG

  9. John Brown - LV

  10. Henry Ruggs III - LV

  11. Jalen Raegor - PHI

  12. Christian Kirk - ARI

Tier 8

  1. TY Hilton - IND

  2. Nelson Agholor - NE

  3. Allen Lazard - GB

  4. Darius Slayton - NYG

  5. Parris Campbell - IND

  6. Gabriel Davis - BUF

  7. Zach Pascal - IND

  8. N’Keal Harry - NE




Tight End (TE)


Tier 1

  1. Travis Kelce - KC

  2. George Kittle - SF

  3. Darren Waller - LV

Tier 2

  1. Mark Andrews - BAL

  2. TJ Hockenson - DET

  3. Noah Fant - DEN

  4. Kyle Pitts - ATL

  5. Dallas Goedert - PHI

Tier 3

  1. Mike Gesicki - MIA

  2. Logan Thomas - WAS

  3. Evan Engram - NYG

  4. Jared Cook - LAC

  5. Tyler Higbee - LAR

  6. Robert Tonyan - GB

  7. Rob Gronkowski - TB

Tier 4

  1. Irv Smith Jr. - MIN

  2. Austin Hooper - CLE

  3. Hunter Henry - NE

  4. Jonnu Smith - NE

  5. Blake Jarwin - DAL

  6. Cole Kmet - CHI

Tier 5

  1. Eric Ebron - PIT

  2. Gerald Everett - SEA

  3. Zach Ertz - PHI

  4. Hayden Hurst - ATL

  5. Anthony Firkser - TEN

  6. Chris Herndon IV - NYJ

  7. Dawson Knox - BUF

  8. Adam Trautman - NO

Tier 6

  1. Jack Doyle - IND

  2. OJ Howard - TB

  3. Dan Arnold - CAR

  4. Kyle Rudolph - NYG

  5. CJ Uzomah - CIN

  6. David Njoku - CLE



Defense/Special Teams (DST)


Tier 1

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers

  2. Baltimore Ravens

  3. Los Angeles Rams

Tier 2

  1. Indianapolis Colts

  2. Washington Football Team

  3. San Francisco 49ers

  4. Cleveland Browns

Tier 3

  1. New Orleans Saints

  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  3. Kansas City Chiefs

  4. Chicago Bears

  5. Los Angeles Chargers

  6. Buffalo Bills

  7. Miami Dolphins

  8. New England Patriots

Tier 4

  1. Denver Broncos

  2. Green Bay Packers

  3. Seattle Seahawks

  4. Minnesota Vikings

  5. Philadelphia Eagles

  6. Tennessee Titans

  7. New York Jets

  8. Arizona Cardinals

Tier 5

  1. New York Giants

  2. Dallas Cowboys

  3. Atlanta Falcons

  4. Jacksonville Jaguars

  5. Houston Texans

  6. Las Vegas Raiders

  7. Carolina Panthers

  8. Detroit Lions

  9. Cincinnati Bengals



Kicker (K)


Tier 1

  1. Justin Tucker - BAL

  2. Harrison Butker - KC

  3. Younghoe Koo - ATL

  4. Greg Zuerlein - DAL

Tier 2

  1. Wil Lutz - NO

  2. Robbie Gould - SF

  3. Rodrigo Blankenship - IND

  4. Jason Sanders - MIA

  5. Matt Prater - ARI

Tier 3

  1. Jason Myers - SEA

  2. Tyler Bass - BUF

  3. Michael Badgley - LAC

  4. Ryan Succop - TB

  5. Jake Elliott - PHI

  6. Mason Crosby - GB

Tier 4

  1. Brandon McManus - DEN

  2. Daniel Carlson - LV

  3. Chris Boswell - PIT

  4. Stephen Gostkowski - TEN

  5. Dustin Hopkins - WAS

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