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. C