Over the summer months at ESPN, I've taken part in many types of fantasy football mock drafts -- PPR scoring, non-PPR, 10- and 12-team leagues and even 2-QB formats. Like every fantasy manager, I have developed my favorite targets in certain rounds throughout the draft based on volume, offensive scheme and scoring upside. Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is on this list, and at WR20, I'm getting really good value here, too.
Below are some of the top players on my draft board for the 2021 fantasy season, from Kupp and the wide receivers, to the quarterbacks, running backs and a New England Patriots free-agent pickup who could produce TE1 numbers. Both vets and rookies are in the mix here, along with their current ADPs and season projections from ESPN's Mike Clay.
Editor's note: Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins was originally part of the list below, but he has since been taken out due to his season-ending ACL injury.