Fantasy football rankings for the 2021 season

If you're drafting a fantasy football team in 2021, Christian McCaffrey's name should probably be at the top of your list. Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire

Your 2021 fantasy football draft preparation isn't complete without fantasy football rankings. We've got you covered, whether you're looking for PPR rankings by position, rankings for superflex leagues or individual defensive player (IDP) formats. Below you will find our current menu of fantasy football rankings for the 2021 season. For a more complete look at the player pool, please see our 2021 fantasy football projections and player outlooks, which reflect the information you will find in an ESPN fantasy football draft room. For printable PDF versions of our rankings, please visit Cheat Sheet Central.

Fantasy Football Positional Rankings

These rankings represent the consensus among our fantasy football analysts for the 2021 season. Each analyst maintains their personal ranking for the top 25 quarterbacks, 50 running backs, 50 wire receivers, 25 tight ends, 25 kickers and 25 defense/special teams units. The players are then ranked by the average of those rankings. Each position can also be sorted by any individual analyst's rankings.

Tiered Rankings

Eric Karabell's running back and wide receiver rankings organized by tiers, illustrating which players are relatively similar in value and where the gaps are in value between them.

Running back rankings by tier

Wide Receiver rankings by tier

Specialty Rankings

For leagues that play with Individual Defensive Players, Dynasty or Superflex/2QB settings. Each of these formats is supported in the custom settings of our Fantasy Football League Manager.

Don't see rankings for the format you're playing? Check out the Custom Value Generator. Input your league settings and receive customized rankings/salary cap draft values based on our latest projections.