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Fantasy Football Rankings: Our Initial Top 150

NFL teams have begun offseason workouts, which means the fantasy landscape is finally starting to come into focus. Get the early leg up on your league right here.

Cody Pearson

Welcome to The Ringer’s initial fantasy football rankings! Below you’ll find the top 150 fantasy players for the 2021 season, as determined by the hosts of The Ringer Fantasy Football Show, Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, and Craig Horlbeck. These rankings were created with half-PPR formats in mind, but this far out from the start of the NFL season they’ll serve pretty well for standard and PPR leagues as well. And there’s no doubt they’ll change plenty in the coming months as mandatory training camps get underway and we get more clarity on players’ and teams’ plans for the season. (Looking at you, Aaron Rodgers.)

Later this summer, we’ll unveil our full 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide, which will include rankings for all three scoring settings, detailed analysis for every player, a draft tracker functionality, our experts’ top targets for the season, and many more custom and exciting features. In the meantime, use these rankings and follow the podcast to get a feel for the fantasy landscape and dominate your early drafts. And if you play in a dynasty format, check out Kelly’s ranking of the top 60 fantasy rookies.



The Ringer’s Initial Fantasy Football Rankings

1. RB1 Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
2. RB2 Dalvin Cook, Vikings
3. RB3 Derrick Henry, Titans
4. RB4 Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
5. RB5 Saquon Barkley, Giants
6. RB6 Alvin Kamara, Saints
7. RB7 Jonathan Taylor, Colts
8. RB8 Nick Chubb, Browns
9. WR1 Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
10. RB9 Aaron Jones, Packers
11. WR2 Davante Adams, Packers
12. WR3 Stefon Diggs, Bills
13. RB10 Joe Mixon, Bengals
14. WR4 Calvin Ridley, Falcons
15. WR5 DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
16. RB11 Cam Akers, Rams
17. TE1 Travis Kelce, Chiefs
18. RB12 Austin Ekeler, Chargers
19. WR6 A.J. Brown, Titans
20. RB13 Najee Harris, Steelers
21. WR7 Justin Jefferson, Vikings
22. WR8 DK Metcalf, Seahawks
23. WR9 Keenan Allen, Chargers
24. RB14 Antonio Gibson, Football Team
25. TE2 Darren Waller, Raiders
26. RB15 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
27. TE3 George Kittle, 49ers
28. WR10 Allen Robinson II, Bears
29. WR11 Amari Cooper, Cowboys
30. WR12 Mike Evans, Buccaneers
31. WR13 Michael Thomas, Saints
32. RB16 Josh Jacobs, Raiders
33. RB17 Miles Sanders, Eagles
34. RB18 D’Andre Swift, Lions
35. WR14 Julio Jones, Titans
36. RB19 Chris Carson, Seahawks
37. WR15 Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
38. RB20 J.K. Dobbins, Ravens
39. WR16 Terry McLaurin, Football Team
40. RB21 David Montgomery, Bears
41. WR17 CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
42. WR18 Robert Woods, Rams
43. WR19 Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
44. WR20 Adam Thielen, Vikings
45. WR21 D.J. Moore, Panthers
46. QB1 Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
47. WR22 Cooper Kupp, Rams
48. QB2 Josh Allen, Bills
49. TE4 Mark Andrews, Ravens
50. QB3 Kyler Murray, Cardinals
51. WR23 Kenny Golladay, Giants
52. WR24 Diontae Johnson, Steelers
53. WR25 Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals
54. TE5 T.J. Hockenson, Lions
55. WR26 Tee Higgins, Bengals
56. WR27 Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
57. WR28 D.J. Chark Jr., Jaguars
58. WR29 Courtland Sutton, Broncos
59. RB22 Mike Davis, Falcons
60. WR30 Chase Claypool, Steelers
61. WR31 Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers
62. QB4 Dak Prescott, Cowboys
63. TE6 Kyle Pitts, Falcons
64. QB5 Lamar Jackson, Ravens
65. RB23 Myles Gaskin, Dolphins
66. WR32 Tyler Boyd, Bengals
67. WR33 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
68. WR34 Robby Anderson, Panthers
69. WR35 Deebo Samuel, 49ers
70. RB24 Kareem Hunt, Browns
71. QB6 Aaron Rodgers, Packers
72. QB7 Russell Wilson, Seahawks
73. RB25 Travis Etienne, Jaguars
74. RB26 Raheem Mostert, 49ers
75. QB8 Justin Herbert, Chargers
76. RB27 Damien Harris, Patriots
77. WR36 Jarvis Landry, Browns
78. TE7 Dallas Goedert, Eagles
79. WR37 Brandin Cooks, Texans
80. WR38 DeVonta Smith, Eagles
81. WR39 Marquise Brown, Ravens
82. RB28 Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers
83. WR40 DeVante Parker, Dolphins
84. WR41 Jerry Jeudy, Broncos
85. RB29 Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
86. QB9 Jalen Hurts, Eagles
87. WR42 Will Fuller V, Dolphins
88. RB30 Javonte Williams, Broncos
89. QB10 Matthew Stafford, Rams
90. QB11 Ryan Tannehill, Titans
91. RB31 Melvin Gordon III, Broncos
92. QB12 Tom Brady, Buccaneers
93. RB32 Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
94. RB33 David Johnson, Texans
95. WR43 Curtis Samuel, Football Team
96. RB34 James Robinson, Jaguars
97. RB35 Zack Moss, Bills
98. RB36 Michael Carter, Jets
99. TE8 Noah Fant, Broncos
100. TE9 Logan Thomas, Football Team
101. WR44 Michael Pittman Jr., Colts
102. WR45 Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars
103. WR46 Corey Davis, Jets
104. TE10 Tyler Higbee, Rams
105. TE11 Robert Tonyan, Packers
106. QB13 Joe Burrow, Bengals
107. RB37 Latavius Murray, Saints
108. RB38 Kenyan Drake, Raiders
109. RB39 Tony Pollard, Cowboys
110. WR47 Antonio Brown, Buccaneers
111. RB40 Darrell Henderson, Rams
112. WR48 Michael Gallup, Cowboys
113. RB41 Devin Singletary, Bills
114. WR49 Marvin Jones Jr., Jaguars
115. WR50 Mike Williams, Chargers
116. RB42 Trey Sermon, 49ers
117. RB43 AJ Dillon, Packers
118. WR51 T.Y. Hilton, Colts
119. TE12 Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
120. QB14 Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars
121. QB15 Justin Fields, Bears
122. WR52 Nelson Agholor, Patriots
123. RB44 Jamaal Williams, Lions
124. TE13 Irv Smith Jr., Vikings
125. RB45 James Conner, Cardinals
126. TE14 Hunter Henry, Patriots
127. RB46 Phillip Lindsay, Texans
128. WR53 Denzel Mims, Jets
129. WR54 Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
130. WR55 Cole Beasley, Bills
131. WR56 Jalen Reagor, Eagles
132. TE15 Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
133. WR57 Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins
134. WR58 Gabriel Davis, Bills
135. WR59 Darnell Mooney, Bears
136. RB47 Nyheim Hines, Colts
137. WR60 Sterling Shepard, Giants
138. WR61 Darius Slayton, Giants
139. RB48 Gus Edwards, Ravens
140. QB16 Kirk Cousins, Vikings
141. RB49 J.D. McKissic, Football Team
142. WR62 Breshad Perriman, Lions
143. QB17 Matt Ryan, Falcons
144. TE16 Evan Engram, Giants
145. QB18 Daniel Jones, Giants
146. TE17 Jonnu Smith, Patriots
147. RB50 Tarik Cohen, Bears
148. QB19 Trey Lance, 49ers
149. WR63 Henry Ruggs III, Raiders
150. WR64 Parris Campbell, Colts