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Adams, D. – GB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Adams has been arguably the best receiver in football over the past three seasons and should be the first receiver selected on Draft Day. Adams is worth a first-round pick in any league where catches count and an early second in non-PPR. Over the past three seasons he’s averaged 121 catches, 1,466 yards, and 14 touchdowns per 16 games. In 2020 he was 3.7 PPR Fantasy points per game better than the No. 2 wide receiver, Tyreek Hill. There should be little doubt Adams will be among the league leaders in targets, catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as long as he stays healthy. The only possible concern for Adams would be the chance the Aaron Rodgers forces his way out of Green Bay. In that scenario, Adams could fall outside of the top five Fantasy receivers. Even at 28, Adams is in the conversation for the No. 1 Dynasty receiver, but that probably won’t be the case after 2021. In other words, if you’re not a contender, this is the prime time to sell Adams in a Dynasty league. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.02
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Agholor, N. – NE (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: Can Nelson Agholor turn his upstart 2020 with the Raiders into an even bigger season with the Patriots? The odds seem long. Despite posting or matching career-highs in yardage, yards per catch and touchdowns, Agholor is now part of a crowded receiving corps attached to a quarterback quandary. Cam Newton threw just eight touchdowns in 15 games last season and has been above 25 passing scores once in his storied career. It’ll either be him or Alabama rookie Mac Jones firing downfield. And if that doesn’t spook you, then Agholor’s prior five seasons with under 800 yards — and four with four or fewer scores — will. Expecting Agholor to somehow improve on his 11.1 PPR points per game in the Patriots offense feels farfetched. At best, Agholor is worth a pick after 120th overall as a bench receiver. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.05 — 15.12
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Born: May 24, 1993, Lagos, Nigeria

Aiyuk, B. – SF (WR)

Brandon Aiyuk Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/1) Advice: Aiyuk had a very solid rookie season, with 60 catches for 748 yards. But his production came mostly when both Deebo Samuel and George Kittle were out of the lineup. That’s not to take anything away from Aiyuk’s talent – he can play outside or in the slot with ease (79% outside, 21% slot last year), and he’s an excellent route-runner and fit for Kyle Shanahan’s offense. He can and should be drafted as a borderline WR2. But the fact is that both Samuel and Kittle will command a significant target share, and the 49ers’ quarterback situation is in flux. Aiyuk should be very solid this season, but unless there’s an injury again to Samuel and/or Kittle, his upside is a bit capped. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 7.05
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Born: March 17, 1998, Rocklin, CA

Akers, C. – LAR (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Rams running back Cam Akers is a popular breakout candidate. That’s not surprising after coach Sean McVay said this offseason that he views Akers as “an every-down back” and “a special player.” Akers didn’t rate highly in Pro Football Focus’ elusiveness metric (37th out of 63 qualifiers) nor in yards after contact per attempt (2.84, 34th out of 63), and he also struggled in short-yardage conversions (50% success rate over 26 tries including 1 of 4 on goal-to-go plays). But what he did do was produce good numbers in a lead back role late in the year after he got over a rib injury. His final six games, playoffs included, saw him score three times, run for 561 yards on 132 carries and catch 11 passes for 147 more yards. That makes for a 17-game pace of just over 2,000 total yards. Whether or not he can play 17 games remains to be seen, but the Rams seem committed to him after giving Akers at least 15 carries in each of those final six games — and over 20 carries in four. A challenging schedule notwithstanding, people will draft Akers with the idea he’ll have a shot at over 300 touches in an improved Rams offense. That’ll make him an easy pick between 12th and 18th overall in just about every league. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.05 — 2.11
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Born: June 22, 1999, Clinton, MS

Allen, J. – Buf (QB)

NFL players who don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine will be required to stay in town during their team’s bye week and be tested for the virus every day. (5/31) Advice: NBC Sports’ Peter King reported on an unspecified team that had 65 of its 90 players vaccinated against COVID. That team would need another dozen players to get the jab before they can return to pre-COVID meeting and practice schedules. NFL teams with vaccination rates below 85 percent will have to keep running practices and meetings like they did in 2020. The Bills have become the most prominent vaccine-skeptical team, as Josh Allen and Cole Beasley have said they need to do more “research” before they sign up for the vaccine. Teams that can revert to pre-COVID practices will have distinct advantages over those who can’t. (ProFootballTalk.com via NBCSportsEdge.com)
ADP: 1.05 — 5.03
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Born: May 21, 1996, Firebaugh, CA

Allen, K. – LAC (WR)

Keenan Allen Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: Would you believe me if I told you that Keenan Allen failed to record 1,000 yards last season? It’s true. Despite seeing 147 targets (5th in NFL), he finished with 992 yards (17th among wide receivers). The Chargers offense is surely going to change with Anthony Lynn out of the picture, so the hope should be that they’ll utilize Allen down the field just a tad more to increase his numbers. The good news is that Justin Herbert clearly found his “go-to” receiver, targeting Allen 10-plus times on 10 separate occasions. He’s an extremely safe WR2 based on volume alone, though it may be tough for him to get into the top-tier WR1 conversation seeing he’s never scored more than eight touchdowns. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.12 — 3.10
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Born: April 27, 1992, Greensboro, NC

Anderson, R. – Car (WR)

Robby Anderson Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: It’s odd to say, but Anderson was somewhat of a Jarvis Landry-type fantasy asset last year. He finished with more than 15.5 half PPR points just twice, but he also scored fewer than 8.0 half PPR points just four times, offering a level of consistency we hadn’t seen out of him. It’s because they used him in the possession-style role with a shorter average depth of target than he was getting with the Jets. The Panthers lost Curtis Samuel in free agency, but gained Terrace Marshall in the draft, and will get Christian McCaffrey back from injury, so the loss of Samuel doesn’t do a whole lot for projections. D.J. Moore started coming on more as the year went on, though the switch to Sam Darnold could prove to be a good thing for Anderson, who was Darnold’s teammate with the Jets. It’s still the same offense, and Anderson proved he’s able to contribute in a big way, making him somewhat of a safe WR3/4 option with WR2 upside should Darnold favor him as the top option. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 9.08
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Born: May 9, 1993, Teaneck, NJ

Andrews, M. – Bal (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Mark Andrews took a small step back in 2019, but he should still be drafted as top-five tight end in the first four rounds of your draft. Despite missing two weeks on the COVID-19 list, Andrews tied Marquise Brown for the team lead in receptions and was the only Raven besides Brown with more than 50 targets. Andrews not only dominates targets in Baltimore, but he’s been very efficient. His 8.9 yards per target ranks fifth amongst tight ends since he entered the league and his 8.5% touchdown rate trails only Jared Cook. The fact that he’s still just 25 years old gives Andrews an argument for the top spot amongst tight ends in Dynasty. (CBSSports.com)
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Barkley, S. – NYG (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Saquon Barkley is expected to be fine coming off last year’s torn ACL, and he should be ready for training camp. If he’s healthy as expected then Barkley should once again be considered a first-round draft pick in all Fantasy leagues, and he will likely be selected in the first five overall picks. Last year was a disaster for Barkley, who appeared in just two games and suffered a torn ACL in Week 2. However, he should return in time for training camp, and he still has the potential to be the No. 1 RB in all Fantasy leagues in 2021. Remember, prior to 2020 Barkley scored at least 20 PPR points in 16 of his first 29 games and failed to score at least 13 PPR points just five times over that span. He should remain the focal point of the Giants offense, and hopefully he’s healthy for all 17 games this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.08
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Born: February 9, 1997, Bronx, New York, NY

Bateman, Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Rashod Bateman was the Ravens’ first selection in the 2021 draft and should instantly compete with Marquise Brown to be the team’s No. 1 receiver. Bateman’s best value is in Dynasty, where he’s a high upside bench receiver worth a rookie pick early in the second round. The Ravens’ low pass volume will make it tough for Bateman to contribute to your Fantasy team in 2021, but if he beats out Brown, he could be a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver. Target him in the final rounds of your redraft league, but he’ll be one of the first players you drop if he remains behind Brown. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.08 — 15.10
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Beasley, C. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Cole Beasley just had a career season in 2020, and he should once again be productive this year. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. Last season, Beasley set career highs in targets (107), catches (82) and yards (967), and he also scored four touchdowns. He did this while playing through a fracture in his leg to close the season. He should be 100 percent healthy to open training camp, and Beasley should be No. 2 on the team in targets behind Stefon Diggs, even with the addition of receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Beasley is a trusted weapon for Josh Allen, which has proven to be a good commodity for Fantasy managers. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 11.11
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Born: April 26, 1989, Houston, TX

Beckham Jr., O. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Odell Beckham, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Once a megastar, Odell Beckham is now no more than a No. 3 Fantasy receiver who shouldn’t be drafted before Round 7. Beckham is working his way back from yet another major injury and simply hasn’t been the same player in Cleveland. Beckham has reach 100 yards just twice in 23 games with the Browns as his catch rate has fallen 10% since his days as a Giant and his targets per game have fallen more than 25%. Even if Beckham were to regain every ounce of athleticism he once had, Kevin Stefanski’s system and the Browns’ crowded group of pass catchers would still limit the receiver’s upside. At 29 years old, he could still have a few good years left, but you should look to trade him in Dynasty if he gets off to a fast start in 2021. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 7.06
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Born: November 5, 1992, Baton Rouge, LA

Bowden Jr., L. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Lynn Bowden, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Lynn Bowden Jr. will compete for a role as a reserve receiver for the Dolphins this year, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. Will Fuller, Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker are ahead of Bowden on the depth chart, but he will likely also be competing with Preston Willams and Jakeem Grant for playing time. Keep an eye on Bowden’s role in training camp, and maybe he can become a waiver wire addition during the year if things work in his favor. In 2020, with the Dolphins receiving corps battling injuries, Bowden had three games with at least seven targets, and he scored at least 13 PPR points in two of them. (CBSSports.com)

Boyd, T. – Cin (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (6/23) Advice: In eight full games with Joe Burrow, Tyler Boyd was on pace for 108 catches for 1,168 yards. With Ja’Marr Chase now on the roster, you shouldn’t expect that, but you should expect Boyd to be a great value as a No. 3 wide receiver available in Round 7 of PPR drafts. Boyd’s lack of big plays and touchdowns make him less valuable if catches don’t count in your league, so you can treat him as a low-end No. 3 option there. But in full PPR Boyd has been remarkably consistent, averaging between 5.3 and 5.6 catches each of the past three seasons. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 8.09
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Born: November 15, 1994, Clairton, PA

Brady, T. – TB (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: A combination of age and the newfound love in the Fantasy community for QBs with rushing upside has kept Tom Brady’s offseason ADP down in early offseason drafts, but the lack of love is perplexing. Brady returns all of his key weapons and his rapport with stars like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should improve in Year 2. More importantly, he should take a step forward in Year 2 of Bruce Arians’ system — the same system he caught fire in over his final 11 games in 2020. Brady finished with a 30:8 TD to INT ratio over his final 11 (including the playoffs), showing signs of locking in to a Fantasy-frinedly offensive system that is based on the vertical passing game. He’s an excellent target in Rounds 7-11 of one-QB leagues for those who want to wait. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 9.03
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Born: August 3, 1977, San Mateo, CA

Bridgewater, T. – Den (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Bridgewater flashed back-end QB1 Fantasy upside during his five-game stint with the Saints in 2019 and it looked like he was ready to expand on that during the first half of the 2020 season in his debut with Carolina. His early success didn’t carry over to the second half after teams got more game film on Bridgewater in OC Joe Brady’s offense and the rushing numbers came down as well. Entering 2021, he will compete with Drew Lock to start for Denver. While OC Pat Shurmur runs a very QB-friendly offense, and Bridgewater will also inherit a better supporting cast, it seems likely the hand-picked Lock will get the first chance to start. If pressed into action, Bridgewater will remain nothing more than a QB2 for Fantasy purposes. (CBSSports.com)

Brown, A. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Antonio Brown, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Brown finally returned to NFL action in 2020 by joining Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Although at times he flashed what made him so unstoppable with Pittsburgh (the ability to create separation at all three levels with explosive after-the-catch ability), he put it all together in just one game. Brown was efficient in the red zone and has been at his most efficient there (small sample size) with Brady. Although the path to volume in Tampa seems blocked, talent and rapport can win out, making Brown a plus late-round flier. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 12.04
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Born: July 10, 1988, Miami, FL

Brown, A.J. – Ten (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans (6/23) Advice: Two seasons in to A.J. Brown’s career and one thing is abundantly clear: He’s one of the best wide receivers in football. And that goes for Fantasy Football, too, where he should be one of the first 10 wide receivers off the board in all leagues, in either the second or third round. He finished seventh in PPR points per game in 2020, despite just 106 targets. The Titans will never be a pass-first team, but Brown is the undisputed No. 1 option in this passing game and should have no trouble getting to 125-plus targets — and that might be underselling him, given the Titans’ lack of other options. Brown could finish as the No. 1 wide receiver in football, and he’s a great building block for any Fantasy team. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.01 — 3.09
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Born: June 30, 1997, Starkville, MS

Brown, J. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for John Brown, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: John Brown signed with the Raiders this offseason, and he could be the No. 1 receiver in Las Vegas this year. Brown should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues, and he’s worth drafting with a mid-round pick. Brown had a down season in Buffalo in 2020, which was marred by injuries, and he missed eight games and parts of others. When healthy, he had five outings with at least 13 PPR points in the eight games he appeared in. He should step into Nelson Agholor’s role as the No. 1 receiver for Derek Carr, and Agholor just had 48 catches for 896 yards and eight touchdowns on 82 targets. The Raiders’ top pass-catcher should remain tight end Darren Waller, and we’ll see if Henry Ruggs III can improve in his second year. But Brown should see close to 100 targets and has the chance to be productive in this offense. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.03 — 15.12
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Born: April 3, 1990 Homestead, FL

Brown, M. – Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Marquise Brown is best drafted in Round 8 or later as a boom-or-bust No. 3 wide receiver. The Ravens’ low pass volume means Brown is more valuable in non-PPR, but even there he’s been inconsistent. Brown has only topped 50 receiving yards in nine of 30 regular season games he’s played. That being said, he’s still just 24 years old and he’s entering his third year in the league, so there’s plenty of time for a breakout. In Dynasty, he’s a buy because of his youth and the potential he could end up in a bigger role down the road, but the Ravens’ addition of Rashod Bateman could spell real trouble for Brown in 2021. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.05 — 11.04
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Born: June 4, 1997, Hollywood, FL

Burrow, J. – Cin (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (6/23) Advice: If we were ranking quarterbacks based on upside, Joe Burrow would be a top-12 option easily, but his inexperience and recovery from a torn ACL means he’s more of a borderline No. 1 in a one-quarterback league who shouldn’t be drafted until Round 8 at the earliest. Burrow was on pace for 4,400 passing yards in his nine complete games, but like many rookies, his touchdown rate (3.2%) was a detriment to his Fantasy value. While he’s not a “running” quarterback, Burrow did run in the red zone last year and should give you another two to four scores on the ground. The addition of Ja’Marr Chase gives Burrow one of the most talented receiving corps in football. That, coupled with a high volume passing attack, gives him top-five upside if everything goes right. (CBSSports.com)
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Campbell, P. – Ind (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Since the Colts selected him 59th overall in 2019, Campbell has managed to play in just nine games due to injuries. In 2020, it was a knee injury suffered in the second game of the year that kept him out the rest of the season. You can still look back at his excellent senior season at Ohio State (90 catches, 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns) for a sense of what he might be capable of, but unfortunately we just haven’t gotten to see much of that in the NFL so far. Campbell should go undrafted in most leagues, but he could be worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues as a post-hype sleeper. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.11 — 16.03
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Born: July 16, 1997, Akron, OH

Carr, D. – LV (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Fantasy managers shouldn’t be excited to draft Derek Carr outside of formats that can start two quarterbacks. He’s fresh off his best Fantasy totals in four seasons and was even rated by Pro Football Focus as one of its most accurate deep-ball passers (20-plus yards) with a third-best 53.3% adjusted completion rate and 10 touchdowns. But he simply doesn’t throw the ball enough to compete with others at the position. Changes to his offensive line and a tough schedule littered with challenging pass rushers won’t make things easier. In typical Fantasy formats, Carr should go undrafted; in leagues that start two quarterbacks, Carr is a safe bet as a top-90 pick. (CBSSports.com)
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Carson, C. – Sea (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: Fantasy managers might not feel comfortable trusting Chris Carson as a No. 2 running back. Carson, 27 just after the season starts, figures to remain the primary rusher for the Seahawks, but to what degree? His carries per game sunk from 18.5 in 2019 to 11.8 in 2020. As such, Carson had just four games out of 12 with 15-plus carries and seven with 15-plus touches. Those were also down from 2019. There’s no guarantee Carson will regain his previous workload, especially coming off a season where he missed four games and still has a number of talented young rushers on the depth chart behind him. Tack on a tough slate that includes the Steelers, Saints, Washington, Bears and the NFC West, and Carson feels riskier than ever. The bottom line: he’s delivered nice Fantasy weeks about half of the time over each of his past two seasons, and that’s probably close to what a good year would look like from him at this point. Whether you think he can get there or not will determine when you take him, but expect Carson to get snagged between 30th and 40th overall. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.07 — 4.11
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Born: September 16, 1994, Biloxi, MS

Cephus, Q. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Quintez Cephus, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Cephus has an enormous opportunity with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola gone. Cephus is the Lions’ leading returning receiver, but he will have to compete with Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman for targets. In redraft Cephus is more of a late-round dart throw, but in Dynasty he’s an attractive stash. The 23-year-old averaged 17.5 yards per catch as a rookie after averaging 16.1 in three years at Wisconsin. He’s a big-play threat who is most appealing in Dynasty or Best Ball. (CBSSports.com)

Chark Jr., D.J. – Jax (WR)

D.J. Chark Jr. Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: There are many trying to figure out the target share for Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones, and Travis Etienne, but the one who’s the clear-cut No. 1 option on this team is Chark. If Trevor Lawrence turns out to be the real deal, Chark can be the 2021 version of Tee Higgins when he was with Joe Burrow (was the No. 11 wide receiver in eight full games with Burrow). Chark already flashed WR1 potential in 2019 when he racked up 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns with the combination of Gardner Minshew and Nick Foles, so why can’t he be more with Lawrence? The coaching staff is a big question mark, but you don’t draft Lawrence to run the ball 40 times per game. Chark comes with some risk but even more upside. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 8.07
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Born: September 23, 1996, Alexandria, LA

Chase, J. – Cin (WR)

Ja’Marr Chase 2021 Fantasy Football profile: Re-draft impact, Dynasty outlook, NFL scouting report, more (6/23) Advice: It’s no surprise Bengals QB Joe Burrow reportedly lobbied for for his team to draft Chase at No. 5 overall. The two connected for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns on 84 receptions (21.2 ypc) in 14 games in 2019 on a roster that included Jefferson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Terrace Marshall. With A.J. Green gone, and the Bengals defense still likely to lead to so many pass-heavy game scripts, there’s no better landing spot for Chase than in Cincinnati. This is a dream come true type landing spot for Chase and it will be a boon to the Fantasy value of Burrow as well.
While there will be a lot of options to feed for the Bengals with both Tyler Boyd and promising second-year WR Tee Higgins, but the volume should be up across the board as they are likely to find themselves in pass-heavy games with a defense that is still a couple years away and just lost top pass rusher Carl Lawson to free agency. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 15.11
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Born: March 1, 2000, Harvey, LA

Chubb, N. – Cle (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: If you’re playing in a league where catches don’t count, Nick Chubb is a surefire first-round pick and could be selected as high as No. 5 overall. But the fact that he has 27 receptions in 20 career games with Kareem Hunt does limit Chubb’s PPR upside. He would need a season like Derrick Henry’s to justify a first-round pick in that format. Chubb has Henry’s incredible efficiency (5.2 career YPC) and he scores nearly as often, but the volume seems unlikely as long as Hunt is on the roster. Last year, Henry averaged 23.6 carries per game; Chubb has two games in his career (and zero in 2020) with that many rush attempts. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.02
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Born: December 27, 1995, Cedartown, GA

Claypool, C. – Pit (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: You shouldn’t count on 11 touchdowns on 72 touches again in 2021 from Chase Claypool. And with JuJu Smith-Schuster back, you may not get a big touch increase either. That makes Claypool a No. 3 receiver best avoided until Round 7 at the earliest. As long as he retains his red zone role he’ll have big weekly upside, but he’ll be more valuable where catches don’t count and most valuable in Best Ball leagues. The future is still bright for the young receiver and he’s a solid No. 2 receiver in Dynasty. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.08 — 8.10
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Born: July 7, 1998, Abbotsford, Canada

Cohen, T. – Chi (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears (6/23) Advice: Cohen missed most of 2020 with a torn ACL and David Montgomery had a major breakout. That makes Cohen’s role in 2021 more mysterious than it was heading into last season. For that reason, Cohen should be treated as a low-end No. 3 running back in PPR worth a pick no sooner than Round 8. In non-PPR he’s a flier in the double-digit rounds. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.03 — 12.03
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Born: July 26, 1995, Bunn, NC

Cole Sr., K. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Keelan Cole, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: There was a stretch in 2020 when Cole looked like the Jaguars’ No. 1 receiver, and it’s not out of the question he could be that for the Jets in 2021. But it’s pretty unlikely, given the presence of Denzel Mims, Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder. Cole will likely be just a role player for the Jets, and is not worth targeting outside of deeper PPR formats. (CBSSports.com)

Conner, J. – Ari (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: James Conner joined the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, placing him in a committee with Chase Edmonds. The uncertainty around his role makes Conner a high-upside No. 3 running back draftable as early as Round 5. Conner has actually been more efficient as a pass catcher than Edmonds, but the expectations is that Conner will handle the early down and short yardage work while Edmonds works more in the passing game. Kliff Kingsbury’s offense has produced 34 running back touchdowns over the past two seasons, giving Conner top-15 upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.08 — 9.11
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Born: May 5, 1995, Erie, PA

Cook, D. – Min (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings (6/23) Advice: Cook reinforced last year that he is one of the truly elite backs in the game and should be drafted with a top-five pick in all formats. Cook’s 16-game pace over the past two seasons puts him at 2,041 yards from scrimmage, 55 receptions and 17 touchdowns. The only problem is that Cook has never actually played 16 games in an NFL season. if he’s able to stay healthy for 17 games in 2021 he could legitimately challenge Christian McCaffrey for No. 1 overall. If you draft Cook in the first round, it may be a good idea to take Alexander Mattison in Round 10 or 11. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.05
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Born: August 10, 1995, Miami, FL

Cook, J. – LAC (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jared Cook, TE, Los Angeles Chargers (6/23) Advice: Jared Cook was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and 11 years later he’s still putting up TE1 Fantasy numbers. While Cook’s production was touchdown heavy (7), that’s usually enough alone to get you into the TE1 tier. The Chargers signed Cook to replace Hunter Henry. Justin Herbert targeted the TE position on 21.4% of his pass attempts in 2020, so even given Cook’s age and injury history, he should be streamable and startable in plus matchups in 2021. (CBSSports.com)

Cooks, B. – Hou (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans (6/23) Advice: Cooks proved there’s still plenty left in the tank in 2020, as he mostly stayed healthy and re-emerged as a must-start Fantasy option with the Texans. Cooks won’t even be 28 until after Week 1, and he’s been extremely productive whenever he has been healthy. His history of concussions is obviously a red flag, as is the up-in-the-air status of QB Deshaun Watson, who demanded a trade this offseason and is facing potential discipline from the NFL for off-the-field issues. It would be a lot harder to trust Cooks if Tyrod Taylor was starting for the Texans, but Cooks should still be a starting-caliber option with big weekly upside. Cooks isn’t likely to be drafted as a starter in most leagues, making him an excellent No. 4 WR to target around the 100th pick. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.06 — 9.09
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Born: September 25, 1993, Stockton, CA

Cooper, A. – Dal (WR)

Amari Cooper Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: Despite plenty of other receiving options in this offense, Cooper continues to shine for fantasy purposes. Through Week 5 last year – which is when Dak went down with his injury – Cooper was the WR13 in all of fantasy football. Even with Lamb performing at a very high level right away, Cooper was still a fantastic fantasy asset to have on your roster. Heading into 2021, we should see Dallas air the ball out a ton again and Cooper’s going to be the favorite to lead this team in targets. He’s a fantastic high-end WR2 to add to your fantasy lineup. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.06 — 5.05
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Born: June 17, 1994, Miami, FL

Cousins, K. – Min (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings (6/23) Advice: Cousins is best drafted as a No. 2 quarterback in the double-digit rounds, but he’s one of the more reliable options you can say that about. Cousins has finished as a top-12 quarterback in five of the past six seasons. So why don’t we draft him that way? For starters, it’s difficult to compare 2015-18 Cousins to what he’s been the past two years. The Vikings have morphed into one of the most run-heavy offenses in football, which is why Cousins missed the mark in 2019, and needed a career-best 6.8% touchdown rate to sneak into the top 12 in 2020. Even with the emergence of Justin Jefferson, you should expect Cousins to regress back towards his career norm in 2021, which means he won’t crack the top 12 passers unless Mike Zimmer has a complete change of heart. Cousins’ reliability does make him an excellent second quarterback in a two-QB league. (CBSSports.com)
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Crowder, J. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: At the time of publication, Jamison Crowder remains with the Jets, but there’s a chance he could be released or traded prior to training camp because his cap charge is a team-high $11.4 million, including a non-guaranteed $10 million base salary. The Jets also drafted his potential replacement in rookie receiver Elijah Moore, as well as adding Corey Davis and Keelan Cole this offseason. Now, if Crowder remains in New York, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him still be the Jets’ top slot receiver — and top receiver overall, like he was in 2020 despite appearing in just 12 games. He scored at least 11 PPR points in seven of those outings, and he’s a better Fantasy option in PPR. We’ll see how Crowder does with new quarterback Zach Wilson, but Crowder should be worth drafting with a mid-round pick in PPR and a late-round selection in non-PPR leagues. And even if Crowder changes teams, his Fantasy value will likely be the same given his ability to be one of the top slot receivers in the NFL over the past two seasons. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 11.10
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Born: June 17, 1993, Monroe, NC

Dak Prescott – Dal (QB)

Dak Prescott Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: Prescott was on pace to shatter records last season before his gruesome injury and it’s going to be fun to see what he can do again this year. With a litany of receiving weapons at his disposal, Prescott should consistently put up big numbers and we know that the passing volume is going to be there. As long as Dak is healthy heading into 2021, he’s absolutely going to produce for fantasy managers. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.10 — 6.07
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Born: July 29, 1993, Sulphur, LA

Darnold, S. – Car (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sam Darnold, QB, Carolina Panthers (6/23) Advice: Sam Darnold was traded from the Jets to the Panthers this offseason, and hopefully the change of scenery will help him in Fantasy and reality. Darnold has struggled in three seasons as the starter for the Jets, and his best season was 2019 when he averaged just 17.4 Fantasy points per game. He’s coming off a season-low 11.8 Fantasy points per game in 2020, but hopefully getting improved weapons in Carolina (Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and Terrace Marshall), along with better coaching, can help Darnold turn into a quality player. He’s still just a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and he’s not worth drafting in one-quarterback formats. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Darnold is worth a mid-round selection. (CBSSports.com)
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Davis, C. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: Corey Davis was one of the biggest surprises in Fantasy in 2020, and he has an opportunity to emerge as a reliable No. 3 Fantasy WR as the Jets’ No. 1 option. Davis was pretty much left for dead as a Fantasy option heading into 2020 — the Titans didn’t even pick up his fifth-year option before the season. So it was a surprise when he emerged as a pretty strong Robin to A.J. Brown’s Batman in the Titans offense. The question now is whether he can be a No. 1 for the Jets, and whether the Jets offense will be good enough for it to matter. Davis is a nice target as a bench WR with some upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.09 — 12.10
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Born: January 11, 1995, Chicago, IL

Davis, G. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Gabriel Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Gabriel Davis has the chance for a productive sophomore season, and he should be considered a sleeper in most leagues. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all formats. Even with the Bills adding Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, Davis should still have the chance to build on his quality rookie campaign since John Brown is gone. Davis could emerge as the starter opposite Stefon Diggs and work in three-receiver sets with either Cole Beasley or Sanders. Of course, Davis will have to prove he’s better than the two veterans not named Diggs, but we like his upside. He had nine games in 2020 with at least four targets, and he scored a touchdown or went over 80 receiving yards in six of those outings. Hopefully, he can do even better than that this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.10 — 15.11
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Born: April 1, 1999, Sanford, FL

Davis, M. – Atl (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mike Davis, RB, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: Mike Davis has flashed at times in his career with both the 49ers and Bears, but it wasn’t until joining Joe Brady’s Panthers offense that we saw his true talent shine. What makes Davis a strong Fantasy asset is his ability to impact the game both as a runner after contact and as a receiving option. He joins an Atlanta offense loaded with talent across the board, and the Falcons didn’t draft a running back. With a workload similar to the one he took on in 2020 in Christian McCaffrey’s offense, Davis can be an RB1 in 2021, and he’s slam dunk value at his current ADP. Even if unexpected RBs eat into his workload, the offense is likely to be productive enough for Davis to return plus value on his ADP. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 9.09
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Born: February 19, 1993, Lithonia, GA

Diggs, S. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Stefon Diggs went from a good Fantasy receiver prior to 2020 to one of the best, and he should continue to produce quality stats this season. He’s worth drafting as a top-five Fantasy receiver as early as Round 2 in all leagues. In his first year in Buffalo in 2020, Diggs led the NFL in receptions with a career-best 127 while also producing career highs in targets (166) and yards (1,535), along with eight touchdowns. He scored at least 14 PPR points in all but two games, including more than 20 PPR points seven times. Josh Allen should continue to lean on Diggs, and he has the chance to repeat as the league leader in receptions and targets. Once you see Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill come off the board you should expect Diggs to be drafted soon after. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 2.07
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Dillon, A.J. – GB (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Dillon should replace Jamaal Williams in the secondary role in the Green Bay running game, which makes Dillon worth a speculative pick as early as Round 8. Williams averaged 138 carries and 30 catches per season in Green Bay, but with Dillon’s skillset, we’d expect a more run-heavy role. That makes him a better bet in non-PPR, but the truth is Dillon won’t likely be more than a flex unless Jones gets hurt. In Dynasty, Dillon is more exciting because of his youth and his rare size/speed combination. He’s best valued as a high-upside No. 3 back in that format, more valuable to a rebuilder than a contender. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.10 — 9.11
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Born: May 2, 1998, New London, CT

Dobbins, J.K. – Bal (RB)

J.K. Dobbins Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/1) Advice: Dobbins had a successful rookie campaign, scoring nine touchdowns and averaging an impressive six yards per carry. But there could have been so much more, had he started seeing 10 touches per game prior to Week 6. The Ravens again led the league in rush attempts and yards per carry, but Dobbins received just 152 touches on the season. In other words, even though he was dynamic and in a perfect offense for rushing the ball, the volume simply wasn’t there for him to finish as an elite fantasy running back. Unfortunately, that’s probably going to be the case again this season, with Gus Edwards, who put up similarly strong stats last year, and Lamar Jackson taking a large share of the carries. That hardly makes Dobbins useless from a fantasy perspective, and he can and should be drafted as a strong RB2. But absent an Edwards injury, his upside is a bit capped. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.11 — 4.02
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Born: December 17, 1998, Houston, TX

Drake, K. – LV (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Kenyan Drake, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Don’t rule out drafting Kenyan Drake if you can pluck him at a very good value. How will he fit in behind Josh Jacobs in Las Vegas? Well, Drake was actually more effective in goal-to-go carries with the Cardinals (8 of 19) than Jacobs was last year (5 of 16). The Raiders have also made mention of Drake’s receiving experience — he caught 50-plus passes in 2018 and 2019 while Jacobs averaged 1.9 catches per game in his time with the Raiders. Those could be two of several specialty roles Drake gets with Las Vegas, giving him some mild Fantasy potential. It won’t result in as many touches as he had with Arizona (15.9 carries per game in 2020) unless Jacobs gets hurt or benched for being ineffective, which would then open up Drake to more work. Ultimately, expect no more than 10 touches per game from Drake in a given week, but some of those touches could be catches and touchdowns. Round 8 or 9 feels like the right time to draft Drake as either a top-notch backup or as a starter on a Zero-RB roster. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.03 — 9.02
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Born: January 26, 1994, Powder Springs, GA

Edmonds, C. – Ari (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: It appears Chase Edmonds will finally get his chance to be the lead running back for the Cardinals. The team only added James Conner as serious playing-time competition for Edmonds, but unless Conner plays like Superman, Edmonds should get a chance at the most work he’s ever had. Not only should that include plenty of passing situations (he averaged 3.3 receptions per game last year), but a healthy dose of the early-downs work as well. That could total close to 15 touches per week — more in games Conner misses due to injury. The main risk is whether or not Edmonds can handle it since he has four career starts and nine career games with 10-plus touches (six in 2020). The other issue is a lack of experience in goal-line carries — Edmonds literally has one career carry inside the 5-yard line (three catches, all for touchdowns). That combined with guys like Conner and Kyler Murray taking those touches from him will make touchdowns tougher to come by. At least his schedule outside of the NFC West isn’t that much of a deterrent. This all means Edmonds has a great shot at well over 1,000 total yards (he had 850 total in 2020), but not many scores. Running backs with that kind of outlook are usually reserved for Round 5 or 6. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.02 — 7.10
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Born: April 13, 1996, Harrisburg, PA

Edwards-Helaire, C. – KC (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: After sky-high expectations in 2020, Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns as a post-hype breakout candidate with top-20 appeal in 2021. He actually started off his rookie season with some good numbers, averaging 11.7 non-PPR/15.1 PPR points per game in his first six. Then the Chiefs acquired Le’Veon Bell … and gave some work to fellow back Darrel Williams … and then Edwards-Helaire got hurt. No wonder his playing time, touches and Fantasy totals shriveled. So why trust him now? Despite Williams sticking around and the Chiefs adding long-time pass-down specialist Jerick McKinnon, Edwards-Helaire is still considered Kansas City’s best back. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him fall into 15 touches per week, and it would be most excellent if he could pick up the short-yardage/goal-line role he barely had last year. A much-improved offensive line and a fairly good schedule also helps. Edwards-Helaire is worth the late second-round price tag. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.07 — 4.04
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Born: April 11, 1999, Baton Rouge, LA

Edwards, B. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Rangy second-year receiver Bryan Edwards might have a shot to help the Raiders offense this season. Unlike speedsters John Brown and Henry Ruggs, Edwards gives Las Vegas a big, physical target along the outside. That combined with any progress he makes this summer should put him in position to at least compete for some solid playing time. Edwards was a polished, savvy receiver coming out of South Carolina, but one with a litany of injuries. Staying healthy is also a factor. We’d speculate on Edwards with a late pick in the deepest of seasonal leagues and with a late pick in Dynasty/keeper start-up drafts. (CBSSports.com)

Edwards, G. – Bal (RB)

Ravens placed RB Gus Edwards on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (7/27)
Advice: COVID positive and not just a close contact, Edwards will be required to miss the first 10 days of training camp. He can participate in virtual meetings, and will still be back in action a week before the Ravens’ first preseason game. Players’ return timelines were all over the map in 2020, but there does not seem to be much concern that Edwards will miss more than the required amount of time. Although the Ravens are going to employ a two-back approach regardless, Edwards’ absence will give ascendant second-year pro J.K. Dobbins more than a week to show off his ability in every phase of the running game. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)
ADP: 7.07 — 11.05
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Born: April 13, 1995, Monrovia, Liberia

Ekeler, A. – LAC (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (6/23) Advice: Austin Ekeler’s reception-heavy upside carries him as a first-round value in PPR formats, but not necessarily in non-PPR. He followed up his breakout 2019 season with a modest 2020 thanks in part to a hamstring injury that cost him six starts. Still, the Chargers rusher averaged 93.3 total yards per game, just 3.6 yards off his 2019 average. He also averaged 5.4 receptions per game, 0.4 grabs off what he did a year prior. Ekeler has comfortably moved into the lead role, but he still has work to do when it comes to getting carries near the goal line (one last year, six the year before) and heavy workloads (15-plus touches in just 17 of his past 40 games). Maybe that puts Ekeler toward the beginning of Round 2 in non- and half-PPR leagues, but the catches he’ll get from game to game keep him in play as a top-10 overall choice in full PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.06
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Born: May 17, 1995, Lincoln, NE

Elliott, E. – Dal (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys (6/23) Advice: Ezekiel Elliott might not be the same elite Fantasy option he was at the start of his career, but he can still be among the best players at his position. And he’s worth drafting with a first-round pick in all formats. The best argument for Elliott is the way he performed when Dak Prescott was healthy. In the first five games of the season with Prescott, Elliott scored at least 20 PPR points in four of those outings. He had five games of 11-plus PPR points over his next 10 outings (he didn’t play in Week 15 because of a calf injury), and it was clear he missed Prescott and a competent offensive line, which was also banged up. With everyone healthy around Elliott, he should rebound and play at a high level again. The earliest you should draft Elliott is No. 5 overall in all leagues. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.01
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Born: July 22, 1995, Alton, IL

Engram, E. – NYG (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Evan Engram struggled in 2020, and now he could be fighting for his starting job this season with the addition of Kyle Rudolph in New York. Engram is only worth drafting with a late-round pick in deeper leagues. While Engram is definitely the most talented tight end for the Giants — and among the most talented tight ends in the NFL — he struggled with drops and poor play in 2020. It left him with minimal Fantasy production, and he scored at least 10 PPR points just six times. We doubt Rudolph will play ahead of Engram to start the season, but there could be a change in playing time during the year. And the Giants don’t need to rely on Engram as much with the addition of Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney as well, along with Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Saquon Barkley still on the field. Hopefully, Engram surprises us in 2021 and can remain a must-start Fantasy tight end, but he has a lot to prove after disappointing us in 2020. (CBSSports.com)

Etienne Jr., T. – Jax (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: The Jaguars selected Travis Etienne 25th overall in the NFL Draft, and, while he should be a very good Fantasy player in the long run, this might not have been the best landing spot for his immediate value. Etienne figures to play plenty but will split time with James Robinson and is probably more of a fourth- or fifth-round pick in re-draft leagues. Obviously, there is huge upside here, because Etienne is a big-time playmaker in all facets of the game, averaging 7.2 yards per carry and 11.3 per reception over his four years at Clemson. The good news is that he’ll be lining up next to his college QB, Trevor Lawrence, and that combination could be especially fruitful in the passing game, which is likely where Etienne will have to make his primary impact, at least at first. Robinson figures to see most of the early-down work, with Etienne handling a lot of the third downs (and occasionally splitting out wide or lining up alongside Robinson in two-RB sets), and he can be a viable Fantasy starter in that role, maybe as a better Nyheim Hines. Etienne will cost a lot more than Hines on Draft Day — and in Dynasty leagues, he’s probably a top-five pick in most formats — because his upside is so much higher. Maybe it’s a situation where he starts out slow but eventually becomes the No. 1 RB for Jacksonville — and a league-winner for your squad. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.01 — 15.12
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Born: January 26, 1999, Jennings, LA

Evans, M. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Receivers transitioning to new teams or new quarterbacks can sometimes get off to slow starts in Fantasy, but that wasn’t the case for Mike Evans — he immediately became Tom Brady’s favorite red zone target with six TDs in the first five games of 2020. Ultimately, Evans became a bigger part of the entire pass game — specifically down the stretch run. He once again finished with 1,000-plus receiving yards (he has never not eclipsed 1,000 in seven NFL seasons) despite seeing a career-low 109 targets. The volume may not tick up, but there’s a good chance Brady takes a step forward in Year 2 playing in the Bruce Arians system. Evans’ red zone role provides him an excellent floor and he’s one of the safest Round 3 picks around. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 5.03
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Born: August 21, 1993, Galveston, TX

Everett, G. – Sea (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Gerald Everett, TE, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: For Gerald Everett to become a Fantasy stud, he’ll have to do some things he’s never done before, like score more than three touchdowns and get over 450 yards in a single season. Everett’s arrival to the Emerald City may provide some optimism, particularly since his tall, athletic frame may very well fit in with the rest of Russell Wilson’s targets. Familiarity with new offensive play-caller Shane Waldron helps too. But he’s the owner of three career games of 70-plus yards and eight touchdown visits over four seasons, and he’s almost certainly going to be no better than the third-best target week after week. Spend a late-round pick on Everett if you’re looking for a cheap starting tight end to begin the season. (CBSSports.com)

Fant, N. – Den (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Noah Fant is running out of time to be a major Fantasy asset. He scored 33 PPR points in his first two games of 2020, seemingly on his way to a breakout campaign, but then averaged 7.5 PPR points the rest of the way with only three outings north of 10 points. In non-PPR he had only three games with seven-plus points all season! So what gives? His 64.2% career catch rate isn’t too bad, and his target share blossomed to a not-bad-for-a-TE 6.2 per game in 2020. The man needs more touchdowns after scoring only three in each of his first two seasons. To get more scores he’ll need more targets near and in the end zone; he had just four in 2020 and six in 2019. That’s 6.3% of his career targets! Gross! A man Fant’s size should be more involved in the paint, but the Broncos have a bunch of different playmakers who will continue to keep Fant’s touchdown share small. A decent schedule helps, but he’s at best a pick around 100th overall as either a streaming tight end or as a breakout candidate who just might be in a make-or-break year. (CBSSports.com)
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Fields, J. – Chi (QB)

Could Justin Fields be the second-best (or even THE best) QB in the 2021 draft class? (5/11) Advice: Fields could be a starting-caliber Fantasy option as soon as he is the starter. Think of guys like Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, or Jalen Hurts in recent years doing so. Fields wasn’t as prolific a rusher as those guys in college, but he’s got all the physical tools to be a plus rusher. If Fields was going to start from Week 1, I would probably rank him as a top-12 QB for Fantasy. (CBSSports.com)
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Fitzpatrick, R. – Was (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Washington Football Team this offseason, and he’s expected to be the starting quarterback to open the year. If he keeps the job all season, he could be a quality Fantasy option in all leagues. For now, plan on drafting Fitzpatrick as a starter in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues with a mid-round pick, and he’s only worth a late-round flier in one-quarterback leagues. In his past two seasons with the Dolphins, Fitzpatrick has scored at least 20 Fantasy points in 12 of his past 14 starts. He has a quality receiving corps in Washington led by Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel, and Fitzpatrick isn’t afraid to take chances, which is why we love him. Don’t be surprised if you end up starting Fitzpatrick at some point this season in all leagues, and hopefully he continues to play well as he showed us in Miami these past two years. (CBSSports.com)
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Fournette, L. – TB (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Leonard Fournette earned the nickname “Playoff Lenny” by racking up 300 rushing yards (4.69 ypc) and 148 receiving yards with four total TDs. In just four games, Fournette touched the ball 82 times (with 21 targets). That’s a modern Fantasy workhorse role right there. Of course, that’s not how Fournette was used during the regular season, Ronald Jones is back and 2020 draft pick Ke’Shawn Vaughn has one more offseason (hopefully this time not spent on the COVID-19 list) to work his way into the mix. As a mid-sixth round pick, Fournette offers situation-based Fantasy upside but his value is tenuous and dependent on him keeping the passing down role and getting red zone opportunities. If offseason acquisition Gio Bernard takes over the passing down role full time, Fournette’s ceiling is capped. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.01 — 8.02
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Born: January 18, 1995, New Orleans, LA

Fulgham, T. – Phi (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: For a stretch of games in 2020, Travis Fulgham looked like a star Fantasy receiver — and a top receiver in the NFL. Then reality hit, and Fulgham returned to being a relative unknown. Which Fulgham will show up in 2021? The Eagles and Fantasy managers are anxious to find out, and Fulgham could have a prominent role this year. From Weeks 4-8 last season, Fulgham was amazing with five games in a row with at least 12 PPR points, including four touchdowns over that span. However, over his next eight games, Fulgham scored a combined 16 PPR points, and his playing time was limited. The Eagles might need Fulgham to play a big role this season behind rookie DeVonta Smith, and that’s something to keep an eye on training camp. Fulgham is worth speculating on with a late-round pick in all leagues. (CBSSports.com)
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Fuller V, W. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Will Fuller, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: We’ve always said if Fuller could stay healthy, he would be a Fantasy stud, and he proved it for 11 games in 2020 — before missing the end of the year with a PED suspension that will carry over to the first week of the 2021 season. That didn’t scare the Dolphins off from adding him in free agency on a one-year prove-it deal, and it shouldn’t scare you off from targeting him as a potential No. 3 Fantasy WR. Miami could be a very good landing spot for Fuller, who might be the No. 1 option for a passing attack who could take a big step forward with Tua Tagovailoa in Year 2. He’ll obviously need to stay healthy, but Fuller played like a No. 1 Fantasy WR in 2020, and he has that upside in Miami, too. If you get him as your No. 3 wide receiver in the sixth or seventh round, consider yourself lucky. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.06 — 8.06
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Born: April 16, 1994, Philadelphia, PA

Gage, R. – Atl (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: Opportunity knocked for Russell Gage in 2020 due to injuries among his teammates and he responded well. The 2018 sixth-round pick closed out the 2020 season with at least 50 receiving yards in five of his last seven games and he topped 100 total targets on his final stat line. While Atlanta didn’t invest anything more than a a sixth-round pick at WR, drafting TE Kyle Pitts will cut significantly into Gage’s target share. He is best left undrafted after the team added Pitts. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.04 — 15.09
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Born: January 22, 1996, Natchez, MS

Gallup, M. – Dal (WR)

Michael Gallup Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: Gallup seems to be the consensus player on the outside looking in on this Dallas offense, but we shouldn’t completely write him off just yet. Through the first five weeks of the season when Dak was healthy, Gallup was the WR29 in all of fantasy football. This is while Cooper and Lamb were both top-15 options too. Gallup will be a bit boom-or-bust week in and week out, but he has the potential to be a matchup winner with his big performances. Based on last season’s ups-and-downs, Gallup’s going to have a depressed ADP that’s perfect for the type of role he can fill for your fantasy roster. As a FLEX option, you can plug him into your lineup and live with the boom-or-bust performances and it’s not going to significantly hurt your roster. Invest in this high-powered offense in Dallas if you can and Gallup’s price tag is a perfect way to do just that. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 12.01
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Born: March 4, 1996, Atlanta, GA

Garoppolo, J. – SF (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (6/23) Advice: Jimmy Garoppolo’s tenure with the 49ers is on extremely shaky ground after the franchise drafted Trey Lance with an early first-round pick. Hampered by injuries and underwhelming play since 2018, Garoppolo figures to serve as a placeholding veteran signal-caller until the inexperienced Lance hones his craft (or until the Niners fall out of playoff contention). The only way Garoppolo’s value picks itself up from the mat is if he’s traded, and even then he’ll be an underwhelming No. 2 quarterback, but at least he’d have a little more time on his side. Only Fantasy managers in desperate search for a No. 2 quarterback should consider Garoppolo as a warm body who should make at least four starts to begin the year. (CBSSports.com)
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Gaskin, M. – Mia (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Myles Gaskin looks like the starting running back for the Dolphins again this year. If he stays in that role then he could be a standout Fantasy option in all leagues worth drafting as early as Round 4. In 2020, Gaskin was among the best waiver wire additions in all formats. He had eight games with at least 12 PPR points in the 10 games he appeared in, and he had six games with at least 19 total touches. Keep an eye on what happens with the Dolphins backfield prior to training camp, but Gaskin could be a No. 2 Fantasy running back if he’s the starter in Week 1. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.04 — 6.03
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Born: February 15, 1997, Lynnwood, WA

Gesicki, M. – Mia (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Mike Gesicki should continue to be the No. 1 tight end in Miami this season, and as such, he remains a starting Fantasy tight end in all leagues. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all formats. Gesicki has proven himself over the past two seasons, averaging 8.5 PPR points in 2019 and 10.3 PPR points in 2020. But the Dolphins added Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle this offseason, and that should impact Gesicki in a negative way. Now, the good news is Gesicki proved to have a decent rapport with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Gesicki had three games with at least 23 PPR points last season, and two of them came with Tagovailoa under center. As long as Gesicki remains the starting tight end for the Dolphins he should continue to be a No. 1 Fantasy option coming into the year, and he could once again finish as a top-10 player at his position. (CBSSports.com)

Gibson, A. – Was (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Antonio Gibson is coming off a standout rookie campaign in 2020, and he’s worth drafting as early as Round 2 in all leagues this season. Preferably, Gibson will be drafted in Round 3, but he should be viewed as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy running back in all formats. Last season, he scored at least 12 PPR points in eight of his first 11 games. A toe injury in Week 13 slowed him down over the final five games of the season, but he should be healthy coming into training camp. He will share passing-downs work with J.D. McKissic, but Gibson is a converted receiver from Memphis and had 36 receptions on 44 targets as a rookie. There’s plenty of room to grow for Gibson, and he could emerge as a top-10 Fantasy running back this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.08 — 2.10
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Born: June 23, 1998, Stockbridge, GA

Godwin, C. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: After a breakout 2019 as one of Fantasy’s best players overall at any position with Jameis Winston, Chris Godwin didn’t return value on his 2020 ADP. Of course, an injury played a key factor in that. The main reasons to love Godwin in 2020 (his talent plus the volume upside as Tom Brady’s primary slot receiver) are still there for 2021. In the postseason, Godwin saw 32 targets in four games. He also scored four TDs in December and January. Recency bias is likely to impact his ADP and makes Godwin a strong target in Round 5 with a high floor and a high ceiling in PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 5.08
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Born: February 27, 1996, Philadelphia, PA

Goedert, D. – Phi (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Dallas Goedert is expected to be the No. 1 tight end for the Eagles this season, and he has the chance to be a top-five Fantasy tight end in that role. Philadelphia doesn’t have the most dynamic receiving corps, and Goedert could easily lead the team in targets. Zach Ertz is expected to be off the roster, and Goedert should be the focal point of the passing game for quarterback Jalen Hurts. Goedert was a top-10 PPR tight end in 2019 when Ertz was on the roster, and we saw Goedert have some big games in 2020 when he was healthy, scoring at least 11 PPR points in three of his final six games. Goedert is worth drafting with a mid-round pick in all leagues. (CBSSports.com)
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Goff, J. – Det (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Now that he’s with the Lions, Jared Goff figures to be among the least popular Fantasy quarterbacks in 2021 drafts. Not only has his Fantasy production declined over each of the past three seasons, but he finds himself in Detroit’s rebuilding offense rather than in the comforting and aggressive offense in Los Angeles. Not that it matters, but Goff is coming off a career-high in completion rate but a four-year low in passing touchdowns and a three-year low in passing yards. It’s hard to expect a rebound from Goff considering his opponents: three tough divisional defenses twice each along with matchups against the NFC West and AFC North. Between that and his declining profile, there’s no reason to spend a draft pick on Goff except in two-QB formats as a low-end, mid- to late-round starter. (CBSSports.com)
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Golladay, K. – NYG (WR)

Kenny Golladay Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: There’s a lot of hype right now surrounding Kenny Golladay and it’s easy to understand why that’s the case. He’s an incredibly talented receiver and he just signed a massive contract with the New York Giants in free agency. However, once you sit down and really assess the situation around him, it’s difficult to get too excited. Golladay now joins an absolutely crowded offense with a lot of mouths to feed, which instantly puts a cap on his projected ceiling. With Saquon Barkley, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, and Devontae Booker all in the mix for targets, Golladay is going to have to be ultra efficient with his opportunity to make an impact for fantasy football. In my opinion, Golladay is more of a low-end WR2 than anything else. You’re buying into Daniel Jones taking a massive step forward if you trust Golladay as anything more than that. My Very Early Projection: 64-1087-7 (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 3.10 — 6.05
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Born: November 3, 1993, Chicago, IL

Gordon III, M. – Den (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Melvin Gordon, RB, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Even though Melvin Gordon has scored at least nine touchdowns and totaled at least 75 yards per game in each of his past five seasons, he figures to be an unpopular Fantasy pickup. That’s because the Broncos drafted fresh young rookie Javonte Williams to work in tandem with Gordon. However, many people feel Williams will overtake Gordon at some point this season, making the 28-year-old veteran useless for Fantasy purposes. Here’s the reality: The Broncos prefer a multi-back approach, so Gordon will see work so long as he’s healthy and effective, even if it’s on fewer touches. And that’s the issue: Gordon has hit 15-plus PPR in just 11 of 29 games over the past two seasons, so if he’s seeing fewer touches with Williams in the fold, then the Fantasy frustrations will only grow. You might want to root for someone else to take Gordon by the end of Round 4 before you’re stuck considering him in Round 5 or 6. If the idea of him in your lineup makes your gag reflex kick into overdrive, then strongly consider taking other rushers earlier on Draft Day. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.10 — 6.04
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Born: April 13, 1993, Kenosha, WI

Grant, J. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jakeem Grant, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Jakeem Grant will again be a reserve receiver and return man for the Dolphins this season. He has minimal Fantasy value and is only worth drafting in leagues that reward points for return yardage. Offensively, Grant isn’t expected to produce at a high level, and he averaged just 5.4 PPR points per game in 2020. But as a return man, Grant had 29 punt returns for 330 yards and a touchdown, along with six kickoff returns for 129 yards. If you get points for return yards then consider Grant with a late-round pick. (CBSSports.com)

Green, A.J. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Green, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: A.J. Green joined Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, but Fantasy managers should be more cautious about adding him to their Fantasy teams. After missing the entire 2019 season, Green did not look like himself in 2020. The 32-year-old set career-lows in catch rate (45.2%), yards per catch (11.1) and yards per game (32.7). While a bounce back is possible, you shouldn’t bet a pick in the first 10 rounds on it. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.02 — 16.09
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Born: July 31, 1988, Summerville, SC

Gronkowski, R. – TB (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: In his return to the NFL, Rob Gronkowski certainly wasn’t his old self, but he was also better than the version we last saw in New England. Ultimately, in Bruce Arians’ not-so-friendly TE offense, the ceiling is limited for Gronkowski. He is a better option in standard leagues, but most weeks he is a TD-or-bust play. Given the state of the TE position, he makes for fair value in the mid-to-late rounds if you choose to wait on the position. (CBSSports.com)

Guyton, J. – LAC (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jalen Guyton, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (6/23) Advice: Jalen Guyton will battle for a spot on the Chargers’ wide receiver depth chart this summer. He actually played a bunch of snaps last year for the Bolts but was clearly low in the pecking order. He also had six drops, according to Pro Football Focus, and wasn’t quite as efficient as Tyron Johnson, whom he’ll compete with. At best, Guyton is a late flier in any long-term Fantasy format and in the deepest of PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Hamler, K.J. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for K.J. Hamler, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: KJ Hamler caught a touchdown every 10 receptions as a rookie but really didn’t flash much until the end of the season. Fantasy managers are hoping for much more in his sophomore campaign. Primarily playing in the slot, Hamler caught just five passes for plays of 20-plus yards (two were catch-and-runs), not exactly what the world was hoping for from a guy with sub-4.3 speed. Not only should Hamler reprise his roles in the return game, but he should also be a fixture in three-receiver sets and have a handful of standout weeks. It’s only enough to make him worth drafting late in deeper formats and in leagues that reward special-teams yards, but Hamler will have some streaming appeal as a high-upside flex. Bank on finding him off waivers during the year. (CBSSports.com)

Hardman, M. – KC (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: Is this the year Mecole Hardman breaks out for Fantasy managers? Replacing Sammy Watkins as the Chiefs’ No. 2 receiver is something he’ll compete for in training camp, but through two seasons he has nine games with 10-plus PPR points and four outings with over 70 yards. Obviously a bump in targets from the 3.9 per game he had last season would help — Watkins had 5.5 per game in 2020. A strong training camp along with clear signs he’s playing ahead of Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle would give Hardman some value after pick No. 100 on Draft Day. His value rises if special-teams yardage counts since he’s been the Chiefs’ primary punt returner and dabbles in kick returns. He’s also worth sneaking onto rosters as a quasi-handcuff for Tyreek Hill since he’d theoretically replace him in the Chiefs offense if Hill missed time. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.01 — 15.12
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Born: March 12, 1998, Bowman, GA

Harris, D. – NE (RB)

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said RB Damien Harris “has an opportunity to really compete for the lead spot.” (7/29)
Advice: “Damien was a player who improved a lot from year one to year two,” Belichick confirmed. “Now he has an opportunity to really compete for the lead spot..I’ve been impressed with the commitment that he’s shown.” Harris’ production skyrocketed from four total carries as a rookie to 137 across 10 appearances last year, out-carrying Sony Michel 41 to 17 in the only three games the duo were available together. The former still averaged just 4.2 routes run as a non-factor in the passing game, but does have double-digit touchdown upside from the ground if the offense removes Cam Newton’s team-high 19 carries inside the five-yard line from the picture. Michel’s chances to make the final roster have increased since Rhamondre Stevenson’s placement on the NFI list, but Harris is still the clear-cut option to lead this backfield in carries as a middle-of-the-road RB2 currently being overlooked as such. (Phil Perry on Twitter)
ADP: 4.10 — 8.05
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Born: February 11, 1997, Richmond, KY

Harris, N. – Pit (RB)

Najee Harris 2021 Outlook: A Top 10 Fantasy RB (6/23) Advice: Look for Najee Harris to be used early and often. He is going to surpass 1,000 yards rushing and can get close to the LeVeon Bell status as a receiver as well. This makes him an early fantasy pick as the rookie RB most likely to crack the top 10. The run game in Pittsburgh will be back. Harris is a worthy RB2 pick for your fantasy team and should be considered amongst the likes of Austin Ekeler and Chris Carson in the second or early third-round of your fantasy drafts. He will not disappoint you. (RotoBaller.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 15.11
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Born: March 9, 1998, Martinez, CA

Harry, N. – NE (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for N’Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: N’Keal Harry will likely be the No. 4 receiver in New England this year at best, and he’s not worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues. The Patriots added Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne this offseason, and along with Jakobi Meyers, all of them could be ahead of Harry on the depth chart. Since being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2019, Harry has been a bust, and things aren’t likely to change for him in New England, which should remain a low-volume passing attack. Hopefully, Harry proves us wrong and could become a waiver-wire addition during the season, but we need to see it first over a solid stretch of games. (CBSSports.com)

Henry, D. – Ten (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (6/23) Advice: Nothing, it seems, can slow Derrick Henry. He finished third in PPR scoring in 2020 and will almost certainly go off the board in the first six picks in all drafts this season. He’s had at least 380 carries in each of the last two seasons, including the postseason, so it’s fair to wonder if he’ll break down at some point, but we’ve seen no sign of that yet — if anything, Henry keeps getting stronger as the season goes on. Don’t expect another 2,000-yard season, but Henry should be the favorite to lead the NFL in rush attempts, yards and touchdowns, and should be a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 RB, even without catching passes. Until he shows signs of slowing down, it doesn’t make much sense to bet against him. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.08
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Born: January 4, 1994, Yulee, FL

Henry, H. – NE (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: Hunter Henry’s Fantasy prospects seem very different now that he’s with the Patriots. While New England’s offense figures to be a little more pass friendly in 2021, Henry is one of several new parts of this offense. Competing for targets is nothing new for Henry, who had a career-best 6.6 per game in 2020 with the Chargers. However, in 55 career games, Henry has scored 21 times and has just 13 outings with at least 70 yards. His PPR per-game average tumbled from 12.1 to 10.0 last season, and with 10 career catches on passes 20-plus yards downfield, he’s never been a legit deep threat. If you’re starting Henry, you’re hoping he scores, and in this version of the Patriots offense, that’s tough to count on from week to week. Henry is no better than a late-round flier with uncertain expectations — don’t take him until Round 11 at the earliest. (CBSSports.com)

Herbert, J. – LAC (QB)

Justin Herbert Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: What Herbert did in 2020 was miraculous. There’s no two ways about it. To be handed the starting job just one hour before the game in Week 2, then go on to break the rookie record for passing touchdowns (31) is ridiculous. Now, with that being said, he still finished as the QB9 last year while throwing 595 pass attempts, the fourth most in the legaue. Now that he’s got a defensive-minded head coach and a healthy defense, we could see the pass attempts dip a bit in 2021, which would certainly hurt his appeal. The Chargers did increase the talent on the offensive line, but also replaced Hunter Henry with Jared Cook, which is a certainly a downgrade. Herbert should still be a solid low-end QB1, but it’s tough to see him finishing as a top-five option in 2021. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.07 — 7.02
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Born: March 10, 1998, Eugene, OR

Higbee, T. – LAR (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: One might argue Tyler Higbee is in better position to contribute statistically this year than last, but Fantasy managers will still be scared to draft him. Los Angeles upgraded its pass game with the addition of Matthew Stafford, and teammate Gerald Everett left for Seattle. So Higbee is in prime position to play every down and catch better throws than in the past. Should that make you draft him? Eh, not really. Higbee’s targets never stabilized after his late 2019 breakout, leaving him as a touchdown-or-bust tight end, the likes of which you can find on waivers during the season. If you like Higbee’s early-season schedule, take him with a late-round pick as a tight end to begin the season in your lineup. Otherwise, bank on him being available on waivers if he pops with Stafford in-season. (CBSSports.com)

Higgins, T. – Cin (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (6/23) Advice: Tee Higgins was an excellent breakout candidate before the Bengals selected Ja’Marr Chase in the first round. Now he’s a high-upside No. 3 receiver who should be drafted around Round 6. While Higgins’ 2020 numbers are impressive for a rookie receiver, they don’t tell the full story. He played 18 snaps and earned one target in Week 1 and Week 17 combined. The other 14 games he averaged 13.9 PPR Fantasy points per game, which would have made him the third best rookie receiver. And that’s catching passes from Ryan Finley and Brandon Allen while sharing targets with A.J. Green, who’s off to Arizona. Higgins has legitimate top-20 upside even with Chase on the team. While you’ll have to wait to see the top-20 upside in redraft, Higgins’ age and upside is enough to make him a top-20 Dynasty receiver right now. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.06 — 7.07
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Born: January 18, 1999, Oak Ridge, TN

Hill, T. – KC (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: When Tyreek Hill is on his game, he’s a top-five Fantasy receiver with potential to be the studliest stud in the game. After what he did last year (21.1 PPR points per game), you already knew that. But when the speedster was banged up in 2019, he wasn’t quite as good as his annual draft status would suggest (15.2 PPR points per game). The truth is that Hill is the most explosive receiver in the NFL thanks to his break-neck speed and his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. So long as he’s healthy, Hill will give your Fantasy team a real shot to win every week. A schedule that includes suspect secondaries in L.A., Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Tennessee, Dallas and Cincinnati only makes his case stronger. That’s why you’ll consider him with a top-15 overall pick in every single draft you’re in. Don’t be shy to take him ahead of every other wideout in non-PPR formats, and pretty much every receiver except for Davante Adams in PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 2.05
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Hill, T. – NO (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: An injury to Drew Brees brought one of the biggest surprises of the 2020 season: Saints coach Sean Payton turning to Taysom Hill and not Jameis Winston as his replacement QB. Hill quickly burst onto the scene as a Fantasy option due to both the floor and ceiling that comes with his ability to run the football — between the 20s, and specifically in the red zone. The Saints bring back both Hill and Winston for 2021, and therefore neither player will cost more than a late-round investment, but Hill’s rushing upside makes him the type of late-round dart throw you’re better off tossing. If you wait to draft your starting QB, Hill makes for an excellent backup to target at the end of your drafts given his upside to be a top-10 (and that might be conservative) Fantasy QB. (CBSSports.com)

Hilton, T.Y. – Ind (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Hilton looked like he might be finished as a Fantasy contributor for much of 2020, but a strong close has him back on radars as a potential starting option in the mid-to-late rounds. Hilton closed out the season with 435 yards and five touchdowns over the final six games of the season before opting to re-sign with the Colts on a one-year deal in free agency — apparently turning down more money from other teams in the process. He’ll be playing with another new quarterback in Carson Wentz, who needs to earn back a lot of trust after a disastrous final season in Philadelphia, but Hilton showed enough late last season to think he could still be a reliable starter if everything goes right. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 8.03 — 12.12
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Born: November 14, 1989, Miami Springs, FL

Hines, N. – Ind (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Hines is one of the better pass-catching backs out there, and his role in the Colts offense makes him a viable flex option in the middle rounds — especially if you’re going with a zero-RB approach to your draft. However, he may end up disappointing in 2021 if you’re expecting a repeat of last season, because the Colts swapped out the retiring Philip Rivers for Carson Wentz, a much more mobile quarterback. Wentz has been willing to throw to his running backs, of course, but he’s more likely to take off and scramble when the pressure comes than Rivers, who loved to dump it off to his backs. Hines is still worth drafting in all formats, but he may not have as many stretches of starting-caliber production as he did a year ago. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 6.05 — 10.02
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Born: November 12, 1996, Garner, NC

Hockenson, T.J. – Det (TE)

2021 fantasy outlook for T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: After his breakout 2020, T.J. Hockenson should be drafted as a top-five tight end as early as Round 7. The truth is, we’re hopeful 2020 was just the beginning of the breakout, as Hockenson has a huge target opportunity with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola all gone. Still, Hockenson hasn’t been particularly efficient in his young career and he’s facing a downgrade at quarterback, so it’s best not to reach too high on the potential future star. Hockenson is closer in redraft value to the likes of Noah Fant and Logan Thomas than he is to Darren Waller and George Kittle. (CBSSports.com)
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Hooper, A. – Cle (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Austin Hooper took a major step back in 2020, and while there’s some hope for a bounce back, Hooper is no more than a late-round pick as a low-end starting tight end. We expected Hooper to see fewer targets in Cleveland, but what was more surprising was that his efficiency took a major hit as well. HIs 6.2 yards per target was the worst mark of his career and he only had three games all season with more than 50 receiving yards. The Browns employed multiple tight ends throughout the year and there isn’t enough volume for a reliable third contributor behind Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry with that type of distribution. (CBSSports.com)

Hopkins, D. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: You won’t need much convincing to take DeAndre Hopkins as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver. After all, he blew away expectations last year by keeping up with the high target pace he had in Houston while improving his metrics in catch rate, yards per catch and broken tackles. He got off to an especially hot start in his first 10 games (18.2 PPR per game) before an injury to Kyler Murray took Hopkins’ stats down a notch (16.5 PPR per game). The real hidden value in Hopkins’ 2021 outlook is his schedule — aside from two dates with Jalen Ramsey, there truly isn’t a specific matchup that would make you flinch. Hopkins remains one of Fantasy’s top receivers worthy of a pick in Round 2. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 2.10
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Howard, O.J. – TB (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: O.J. Howard enjoyed a very productive training camp in 2020, but there was very little buzz surrounding his Fantasy stock after the team signed Rob Gronkowski. After all, how much production could we expect from a potentially No. 2 TE option in a Bruce Arians offense that is typically not very TE-friendly? Howard went on to have a bigger role than expected with 19 targets and two TDs in four games. The talent that got him drafted in the first round of the 2017 class is still there, but he’s more of a wait-and-see play than someone to target in your 2021 drafts. (CBSSports.com)

Hunt, K. – Cle (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Kareem Hunt is a bit of unicorn for Fantasy purposes. He is a borderline No. 2 running back with Nick Chubb healthy, and he has league-winning upside as a quasi-handcuff if Chubb goes down. That makes Hunt worth a fifth-round pick in PPR leagues, but he has more upside than anyone else who will be available at that point. In 2020, Chubb left Week 4 with an injury and Hunt was a top-eight running back in all formats. After Chubb returned, Hunt ranked 18th in PPR, one spot behind where he finished in the final eight games of 2019. Hunt’s new contract with the Browns makes it likely he’ll be sharing with Chubb until he’s 28 years old, which means he’s more of a high-end No. 3 running back for Dynasty purposes. This offseason may very well be the best time to sell in that format. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.07 — 5.03
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Born: August 6, 1995, Elyria, OH

Hurst, H. – Atl (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Hayden Hurst, TE, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: The Falcons invested a second-round pick in Hayden Hurst when they traded it to the Baltimore Ravens, a franchise that gave up on him just two years after investing the No. 25 overall pick on him. Hurst wasn’t able to replace Austin Hooper’s production in 2020, but in the dead zone that is the TE position in Fantasy after the big three, he finished as a TE1. That won’t be the case in 2021 after the team drafted Kyle Pitts and proceeded to not pick up Hurst’s 2022 fifth-year team option. Hurst seems more likely to be traded or cut than to return Fantasy value on the Falcons in 2021. (CBSSports.com)

Hurts, J. – Phi (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Jalen Hurts will open the season as the Eagles starting quarterback, and he has the chance to be a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback this year in all leagues. He took over as a rookie last season for Carson Wentz, and Hurts played well enough that Philadelphia decided to trade Wentz this offseason to Indianapolis. Hurts scored 20, 43 and 19 Fantasy points in his first three starts against New Orleans, Arizona and Dallas, and he was on pace for 4,517 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, as well as 1,269 rushing yards and five touchdowns over 16 games. We love Hurts’ rushing ability, and hopefully he can improve as a passer (he completed just 52 percent in 2020), especially with the addition of rookie receiver DeVonta Smith. Hurts is worth drafting with a mid-round pick in one-quarterback leagues and a second- or third-round selection in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. (CBSSports.com)
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Jackson, L. – Bal (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Despite taking a step back in 2020, Lamar Jackson remains in consideration to be the second quarterback off the board and should be drafted as a top-five option in all formats. He flashed a reminder of his upside in the final five games of 2020, averaging more than 30 Fantasy points and 86 rushing yards per game. The additions of Rashod Bateman, Tylan Wallace and Sammy Watkins makes this the best wide receiver corps Jackson has ever played with and gives him additional upside as a passer. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 6.05
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Born: January 7, 1997, Pompano Beach, FL

Jacobs, J. – LV (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Josh Jacobs is certainly a startable Fantasy running back, but the past 12 months haven’t been kind to him. He finished 14th among rushers in PPR points per game at 14.3, but actually scored at least that many points just five times in 15 games. He was more consistent in non-PPR formats, which shouldn’t be that surprising considering he averaged 2.2 catches a game in 2020. Jacobs was also a mess in short-yardage goal-line situations, scoring on just 5 of 16 tries from three yards or closer. Then this offseason, the Raiders let three capable offensive linemen go and spent decent salary-cap space on Kenyan Drake. He figures to keep Jacobs off the field in most passing situations and might even replace him in goal-to-go opportunities (Drake scored on 8 of 19 tries from three yards or closer last year). Point is, Jacobs shouldn’t be overvalued in Fantasy drafts, especially PPR formats. Late Round 3 is the spot to draft him in reception-based formats; early Round 3 is acceptable if catches do not count. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.12 — 4.01
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Born: February 11, 1998, Tulsa, OK

Jarwin, B. – Dal (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Blake Jarwin, TE, Dallas Cowboys (6/23) Advice: Blake Jarwin was a popular sleeper in 2020, but he suffered a torn ACL in Week 1 and was lost for the year. He’s expected to be fine for the start of training camp, and Jarwin should be considered a sleeper once again. He might have to compete with Dalton Schultz for the starting job in Dallas, but we expect Jarwin to win that battle and be a key weapon for Dak Prescott. You don’t have to draft Jarwin in most Fantasy leagues, but he should emerge as a key waiver-wire addition if things go right. And it won’t be a surprise if Jarwin becomes a weekly starting option in all leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Jefferson Jr., V. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Van Jefferson, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Van Jefferson will compete for playing time this preseason but will likely wind up as a top backup for the Rams. He’s a true route-running technician but probably won’t see a lot of snaps unless something befalls one of the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart. If it happens, we could see Jefferson blossom into a decent PPR reserve. He’s worthy of a stash in long-term formats but otherwise shouldn’t be drafted. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 13.04 — 15.08
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Born: July 26, 1996, Jacksonville, FL

Jefferson, J. – Min (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings (6/23) Advice: All Jefferson did in his first year was produce one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time in one of the most efficient manners imaginable. While that does scream regression, his talent and production also scream No. 1 receiver you should draft in Round 2 or Round 3. What makes Jefferson’s rookie numbers even more impressive is that he only had six catches for 72 yards in his first two games combined. Over the next 14 weeks he averaged 5.9 catches and 95 yards per week. While he can’t maintain his 11.2 yards per target from 2020, he could maintain the 26% target share he enjoyed in those final 14 weeks. Even with the regression, any kind of increase in pass volume for the Vikings would make Jefferson a threat to Davante Adams as the No. 1 wide receiver in Fantasy. In Dynasty, he’s already a threat as a Tier 1 receiver worth a first-round pick in a Dynasty startup. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.10 — 4.01
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Born: June 16, 1999, Saint Rose, LA

Jeudy, J. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: There will be at least one Fantasy manager in every draft who will ignore what happened in 2020 and want Jerry Jeudy on their roster. That’s because the former ballyhooed prospect remains loaded with potential despite a cratered rookie season that included 12 drops (second-most in NFL), a 46% catch rate (third-worst among qualifying players) and just 3.3 receptions per game. The silver lining? Jeudy ranked sixth among wideouts with 1,529 air yards, sixth in receiving average with 16.5, and 19th with 5.46 yards after catch per reception. To reach his ceiling, Jeudy will have to outplay all of his teammates, including Courtland Sutton, and put up big numbers with the Broncos’ inferior quarterbacks. It seems like the odds are against him, which is why anyone who does target him must do so after 75th overall on Draft Day — perhaps higher only in long-term formats. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 6.07 — 10.01
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Born: April 24, 1999, Deerfield Beach, FL

Johnson, D. – Hou (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for David Johnson, RB, Houston Texans (6/23) Advice: Just about the only thing Johnson had going for him last season was that he had little competition for carries in an offense helmed by Deshaun Watson. Now he’s got Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram in the backfield with him and a ton of uncertainty about Watson’s status for the upcoming season. Johnson actually had a decent bounceback season in 2020 and could be a decent No. 2 Fantasy RB if he gets a similar role, with 12-ish carries and three-to-four targets per game. However, given the uncertainties around Houston’s offense, you can’t target him as anything more than a low-end No. 3 RB, preferably as bench depth. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.05 — 7.10
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Born: December 16, 1991, Memphis, TN

Johnson, D. – Pit (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: Diontae Johnson is Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite target, which gives him WR1 upside in full PPR and makes him worth a borderline fourth-round pick. In non-PPR Johnson is more of a No. 3 WR because so far he hasn’t done much with all those targets. Johnson’s 923 receiving-yards total was the lowest for a wide receiver with at least 140 targets since Allen Robinson in 2016. If the efficiency improves, Johnson leaps into the top 12 receivers pretty easily, but for now Johnson’s value is closely tied to his reception total. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 6.12
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Born: July 5, 1996, Ruskin, FL

Johnson, T. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: It never made sense why Tyler Johnson fell so far in the 2020 NFL Draft and after one season’s worth of game film at the NFL level, it’s clear the Bucs have a promising talent to work with. Johnson’s best traits are his separation skills and nuances as a route-runner — specifically against zone coverage — and this meshes well with Tom Brady. The role may not be there in an offense that doesn’t feature 11 personnel as much as others, but he’s someone to keep an eye on if injuries strike with Mike Evans or Chris Godwin. (CBSSports.com)

Jones II, R. – TB (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Ronald Jones was an industry favorite of those drafters employing a zero-RB strategy in 2020, but the hype was deflated after the Jags surprisingly cut Leonard Fournette and the Bucs signed him. Although Jones flashed breakaway ability and more often than not looked like the most effective RB on the roster during the regular season, mental errors in the form of fumbles and dropped passes continued to plague him. At one point it looked like he was finally taking on the role Fournette ultimately earned in the playoffs, but then Jones got injured. Jones makes for a risky flier due to his unlikely role in the passing game and his uncertain role in red zone. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 6.12
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Born: August 3, 1997, Fort Stewart, GA

Jones Jr., M. – Jax (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: Jones signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason and he remains a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver who is best drafted as a No. 4 unless you’re playing in a Best Ball league. Jones’ booms are remarkable; he scored 38 PPR points in Week 17 last year and topped 25 points in three other games. And who could forget his four-score outburst in 2019? But Jones has also been held below 50 yards in more than half of the games he’s played the past two seasons. Jones is also at the age where we could start to see decline, so he has very little value in Dynasty. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.03 — 13.03
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Born: March 12, 1990, Los Angeles, CA

Jones, A. – GB (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Aaron Jones re-signed with the Packers in the offseason and should remain a top-five Fantasy back worth an early first-round pick. In fact, it’s possible Jones will be even more involved in the passing game now that he’s sharing with A.J. Dillon and not Jamaal Williams. Over the past two seasons, the Packers have been in the top third of the league with 268 passes thrown to running backs. Williams commanded 80 of those targets, or 2.9 per game. It seems very unlikely Dillon is on the field for passing downs near as often, which should boost Jones’ target total. The only downside would be if Dillon took some short-yardage work because of his size, but Jones has 30 touchdowns over the past two seasons, so it’s hard to imagine the Packers choosing someone else inside the 5. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.05 — 2.07
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Born: December 2, 1994, Savannah, GA

Jones, D. – NYG (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: There was a lot of hype for Daniel Jones in 2020 as a borderline starting Fantasy quarterback, but he failed to deliver in his sophomore campaign. Hopefully, things click for him in Year 3, but he’s only worth drafting in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues with a mid-round pick. In one-quarterback leagues, Jones could be a waiver-wire addition if things go right. The Giants are trying to help Jones this season by giving him new weapons in Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, John Ross and Kyle Rudolph, and hopefully Saquon Barkley (knee) is back at 100 percent. Along with Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Evan Engram, this is the best receiving corps Jones will have during his tenure with the Giants. He has plenty to prove, and hopefully he delivers. He could emerge as a breakout Fantasy quarterback in 2021 — or this could be his last season as a starter for the Giants. (CBSSports.com)
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Jones, J. – Ten (WR)

Julio Jones Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/1) Advice: It was only a matter of time before Jones was dealt from Atlanta after he declared he wanted to leave, and he’ll now play in one of the most efficient offenses in the game in Tennessee. Jones was limited to just nine games because of injury last season, but he still showed he’s one of the best of the best, setting a career-high with an 11.3 yards per target mark, and again ranking near the top of the league in yards per route run, as he always does. He’ll go from a pass-heavy offense to a run-heavy scheme, but there are a ton of targets available after the departures of Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith, and others. Add to that the improvement and efficiency in Tennessee’s offense versus Atlanta’s, and Jones should be a strong WR2, even if he plays second fiddle to A.J. Brown. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.06 — 4.12
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Born: February 8, 1989, Foley, AL

Kamara, A. – NO (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: Alvin Kamara will once again be an early first-round Fantasy draft pick, but it’s fair to wonder what kind of impact Drew Brees’ retirement might have on his production. A big part of what has made Kamara a bona fide RB1 has been his receiving volume. Brees was quick to check down to Kamara, but typically running QBs (like Taysom Hill) are less likely to do so, and it showed in the games Hill started in 2020. Hill also threatens to potentially steal red zone carries from Kamara. This is no reason to completely downgrade Kamara, whose elite contact balance and elusiveness behind a borderline elite Saints offensive line still makes him a locked-in RB1. However, you might want to hope Jameis Winston ends up starting at QB rather than Hill. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.09
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Born: July 25, 1995, Norcross, GA

Kelce, T. – KC (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: The question isn’t whether or not Travis Kelce is the consensus top tight end in Fantasy Football (he is, duh), the question is when to draft him. If you don’t like playing the waiver wire or dealing with middling tight end results, or if you just like plain ol’ safe picks, then you should crave Kelce. If you’re a little more adventurous or like to stock up on running backs early, you should pass. Another factor is league scoring: Kelce’s averaged at least 6.0 more Fantasy points per game in PPR in each of his past three seasons. That makes him a little less enticing in half- and non-PPR formats. You also shouldn’t expect him to repeat the 20.3 PPR points per game (13.3 in non-PPR) he had in 2020. Coming close is a possibility, though — he slammed home a 17.9 PPR average in 2018 (11.4 in non-PPR) with an electric Patrick Mahomes and was a few points down from there in 2019 when Mahomes didn’t play 16 games. Thus, Kelce is a no-brainer in the back-half of Round 1 in PPR formats if you’re looking for a proven, safe, consistent player, especially one at a tough-to-fill position. He’s better reserved for early/middle Round 2 in leagues where catches don’t count as much or at all. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.04
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Born: October 5, 1989, Westlake, OH

Kirk, C. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: Christian Kirk truthers are trembling with fear. Not only has he been a frequent disappointment through his first three years, but the Cardinals drafted a potential replacement for him in rookie Rondale Moore. They also added A.J. Green in free agency. How can Kirk possibly push his stats over the 70-catch, 710-yard barrier if he’s sharing targets now more than ever? Let someone else draft Kirk. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.02 — 15.06
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Born: November 18, 1996, Scottsdale, AZ

Kittle, G. – SF (TE)

George Kittle Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/1) Advice: Kittle was limited to just 8 games last season due to injury, but he was, as usual, an absolute beast on the field. He led all tight ends in yards per route run at 2.84 and was among the leaders at the position in yards per reception at 6.2. Whether it’s Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance throwing him the ball, there’s little doubt that Kittle is going to finish as one of the top fantasy tight ends so long as he’s healthy, and he’s likely the only one who can realistically knock Travis Kelce off the number one spot. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.11 — 3.04
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Born: October 9, 1993, Madison, WI

Kupp, C. – LAR (WR)

Cooper Kupp Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: It seemed like the Rams wanted to stretch the middle of the field with Kupp at times over the last couple years, though Jared Goff’s inability to accurately throw the ball downfield hindered Kupp’s upside. Of the eight deep targets he saw in 2020, just one was catchable. Kupp’s not a burner by any means, but if he doesn’t have splash plays, he’s not going to be anything more than a boring PPR asset. There’s more to his game than what we’ve seen, and it’s possible that Matthew Stafford unlocks it. He should be treated as a safe, high-floor WR2. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 6.10
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Born: June 15, 1993, Yakima, WA

Kyler Murray – Ari (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: It’s expected that Kyler Murray will be one of the first three or four quarterbacks taken in every draft. A modest improvement in passing and a massive jump in his rushing production propelled him to huge weekly numbers — 32.1 points per game — until he hurt his shoulder in Week 11. Then he ran and scored a lot less and averaged an ugly 17.8 points per game to end the year. People will draft Murray for his rushing prowess, but what if the Cardinals ask him to rush less to keep him from getting hurt? It’s a risk factor, but it shouldn’t be a deciding one. Rather, the Cardinals did little to improve their run offense this offseason and drafted flashy catch-and-run speedster Rondale Moore to help boost Murray’s passing efficiency. Figure Murray’s legs to still be involved, especially in the red zone where he had nine of his 11 run scores in 2020. A favorable schedule outside of the NFC West helps. That makes him worthy of a pick immediately after the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. If your league takes quarterbacks early, he’ll be among them and won’t be a good value, but if you can swipe him in Round 4 (or later), you’ll feel great. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.02 — 5.10
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Born: August 7, 1997, Bedford, TX

Lamb, C. – Dal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys (6/23) Advice: CeeDee Lamb had a solid rookie campaign in 2020, and he should have the chance to be even better this season with a healthy Dak Prescott (ankle). Lamb is worth drafting as early as Round 4 in all leagues as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver. Had Prescott stayed healthy last season then Lamb might have been among the best receivers in the NFL since he was on pace for 93 catches and 1,385 yards through his first five games. Hopefully, that’s the kind of production we get from Lamb all season with Prescott back at 100 percent. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.04 — 5.11
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Born: April 8, 1999, Opelousas, LA

Lance, T. – SF (QB)

Trey Lance Fantasy Football Outlook & Value 2021 (6/23) Advice: The 49ers traded a king’s ransom for the rights to draft Trey Lance 3rd overall in the 2021 draft. The 49ers traded their No.12 pick, a first and a third-round pick in 2021, and a first-round pick in 2023 for the third pick. No one knew who the 49ers were going to take with the third pick. Everyone knew they were going to pick a quarterback, the question was which one. Many thought it was going to be Alabama QB Mac Jones or Ohio State QB Justin Fields. But some people correctly thought it was going to be North Dakota State QB Trey Lance because of his eye-popping talent. He might have played against worse competition, but that didn’t stop Lance from putting up incredible numbers in his 1 year as a starter. Lance is the quarterback of the future, the question is how long until the 9ers yank Jimmy Garoppolo from the starting job in favor of Lance. (Lineups.com)
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Landry, J. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Jarvis Landry has historically been a high-volume, low efficiency wide receiver. Unfortunately, the arrival of Kevin Stefanski in Cleveland means high volume only exists in the running game. That means Landry is no longer more than a No. 3 receiver you should draft in Round 7 in PPR, even later in non-PPR. Even with Odell Beckham injured last year, Landry set career lows in targets, receptions and touchdowns. With Beckham expected back in 2021, it’s hard to project Landry for better than he did in 2020; in fact, you should probably expect worse on a per-game basis. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.01 — 10.07
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Born: November 28, 1992, Convent, LA

Lawrence, T. – Jax (QB)

Lawrence’s combination of floor and ceiling make him an incredibly intriguing prospect (5/11) Advice: You shouldn’t expect the Jaguars to all of a sudden become a very good offense in 2021, and Lawrence himself may not be more than a fringe Fantasy option as a rookie — there have been just five rookie QB to finish in the top 16 at the position overall in the last six seasons. But, he certainly raises the ceiling of this offense, and depending on which WR emerge as the top options, it’s not inconceivable that we could have multiple starting caliber options on this team. And, who knows, maybe Lawrence goes all Justin Herbert on us and dominates — he’s a much better prospect than Herbert was coming out, after all. (CBSSports.com)
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Lock, D. – Den (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Drew Lock, QB, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Drew Lock is expected to compete for the Denver starting quarterback job with Teddy Bridgewater. It’s no sure thing he will win. His 73.6% adjusted completion rate ranked 21st among qualified passers, his 5.8 adjusted yards per pass attempt put him 31st, his 3.6% touchdown rate rated him 27th, and his 3.4% interception rate was third highest. Not good. Unless that changes during the preseason, Lock will be a risky, benched-at-any-time, uninspiring middle- to late-round pick in two-QB and Superflex leagues and a no-go in any other format. (CBSSports.com)

Lockett, T. – Sea (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: If you’re looking for a steady, consistent Fantasy point contributor, then don’t look at Tyler Lockett. In each of his past two seasons he’s had three monster games (at least 26 PPR points), three or four good games (between 16 and 21 PPR points) and at least eight disappointing games (12 or fewer PPR points). In 2020 he actually had 47% of his total Fantasy production in three games (Weeks 3, 7 and 17). Pretty stunning he was this inconsistent considering he had a career-best 100 receptions. Like a bunch of receivers, Lockett is capable of putting up monster points in any game against any opponent, so you’ll never feel comfortable benching him, but you’ll almost always be nervous starting him. If there’s good news, it’s that Lockett is an entrenched starter with good target volume (8.3 per game in 2020), a track record for touchdowns (at least eight in each of his last three years), a good quarterback, and what appears to be a good schedule. Buying a ticket for the Lockett Rollercoaster will begin in late Round 4. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 7.01
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Born: September 28, 1992, Tulsa, OK

Love, J. – GB (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jordan Love, QB, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Jordan Love is still a solid stash in Dynasty leagues, especially if you can start more than one quarterback. But as long as Aaron Rodgers is in Green Bay, Love needs an injury to be relevant in redraft leagues. The one other thing that could change the equation is if Aaron Rodgers forces his way out of Green Bay. In that scenario, Love would become an upside No. 2 quarterback with great weapons but an uncertain floor. (CBSSports.com)

Mahomes, P. – KC (QB)

Patrick Mahomes (toe surgery) expects to be fully healthy for training camp. (7/9) Advice: “Feeling great. I’ve been cutting, doing it all. Excited to get back.” Mahomes shed his walking boot at OTAs and has been setback-free since minicamp. The three-time Pro Bowler remains on track for the start of Chiefs camp next month. (NFL.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 3.08
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Born: September 17, 1995, Tyler, TX

Mayfield, B. – Cle (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: For Fantasy purposes Baker Mayfield is a No. 2 quarterback best rostered in Dynasty leagues or leagues where you can start more than one quarterback. Mayfield’s efficiency rebounded in his first year under Kevin Stefanski, but Stefanski’s run-heavy scheme severely limits a pocket passer’s upside. Mayfield threw 30 or fewer passes in 10 of 16 games and only topped 300 yards passing twice in 2020. It’s possible he could be your best bet as a backup, but only if the schedule lines him up for a shootout in your starter’s bye week. (CBSSports.com)
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McCaffrey, C. – Car (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers (6/23) Advice: McCaffrey entered the year as the first player selected in most leagues, but his 2020 season was wrought with the injury bug. In the games McCaffrey did play, he lived up to the hype from a production standpoint and it’s easy to see why. RB targets are the name of the game in any league that uses full or half-point PPR scoring, and he’s the surest bet in the NFL for those. More underrated is McCaffrey’s role in the red zone — second only to maybe Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook. With Mike Davis moving on to Atlanta, Carolina potentially upgrading at QB with Sam Darnold, and the return of RB-friendly OC Joe Brady, McCaffrey should be the first overall pick in every format. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.04
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Born: June 7, 1996, Castle Rock, CO

McLaurin, T. – Was (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Terry McLaurin has the chance for a breakout third season in 2021, and he’s worth drafting as early as Round 3 in all leagues. McLaurin has improved in each of his first two years, averaging 13.6 PPR points as a rookie in 2019 and 15.3 PPR points last season. Getting Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback should be the best thing for McLaurin since Fitzpatrick has a history of peppering his No. 1 target (see Steve Johnson in Buffalo, Brandon Marshall with the Jets and DeVante Parker with the Dolphins, among others). Fitzpatrick should lean heavily on McLaurin, and he could be a top-10 Fantasy receiver this season. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 4.10
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Born: September 15, 1995, Indianapolis, IN

Metcalf, D.K. – Sea (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: As the Seahawks offense sputtered in the second half of last season, so too did DK Metcalf’s stats. The gargantuan receiver averaged an unreal 20.6 PPR points per game (15.2 non-PPR) in the first half of the year before skidding to a paltry 12.5 PPR in the second half (7.5 in non-PPR). This despite no major drop-off in target volume (almost one target per game), but a definite drop-off in touchdowns (from eight to two). A playoff-game resurgence may have begun the healing process, but Metcalf simply must improve his consistency and quit dropping passes (11 last year) in order to become a Fantasy mega-stud. He obviously has the potential, he’s got the quarterback, his corresponding run game isn’t improved, and for this year, he’s got a pretty delightful schedule. Trust Metcalf as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver worth a pick beginning in early Round 3 in PPR leagues and the middle of Round 3 in non-PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 3.03
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Meyers, J. – NE (WR)

NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran would “put (his) cash” on Jakobi Meyers being “the most reliable and productive Patriots wideout in 2021.” (7/9)
Advice: A longtime, keen observer of the Pats, Curran joins with the Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan in predicting Meyers might not fall off as much as people think following the Pats’ offseason spending spree at receiver and tight end. Essentially the only game in town for the Pats’ disastrously-undermanned 2020 receiver corps, Meyers caught 59 balls for 729 yards. Amazingly, he is still looking for his first career score through 85 catches, but the end zone was not a common occurrence for last year’s Cam Newton-led attack. Meyers has more or less been ADP-less so far this spring/summer, typically checking in around the WR80-90 range. He’s a zero-risk flier and a must-add in all formats.
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Miller, S. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Scott Miller, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: The Scotty Miller hype train started in August during 2020 training camp and only intensified after Chris Godwin suffered an injury. He soon became a preferred late-round target for many late August/early September drafters. While Miller was ultimately effective in the deep passing game, his production was fleeting and difficult to predict. With Antonio Brown back in the mix, Miller should be avoided in anything but Best Ball leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Mims, D. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Denzel Mims, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: Denzel Mims has the chance to improve in his sophomore campaign, but he’s only worth drafting with a late-round pick in most Fantasy leagues. The Jets have a new quarterback in Zach Wilson to replace Sam Darnold, and hopefully that helps Mims. But he will compete with Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Keelan Cole and, for now, Jamison Crowder for targets, and Mims has a lot to prove to Fantasy managers after averaging just 6.4 PPR points per game as a rookie in 2020. There’s plenty of upside with Mims, and we’re hoping he steps up and can become a quality Fantasy receiver this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.08 — 15.12
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Born: October 10, 1997, Daingerfield, TX

Mixon, J. – Cin (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (6/23) Advice: Joe Mixon is a top-12 back in all formats, worthy of a pick early in Round 2. This will be Mixon’s first year in Cincinnati without Giovani Bernard, who has averaged 52 targets per year the past four seasons. Mixon’s career high in catches is 43, but without Bernard we expect Mixon to top 50 catches. The only thing left stopping Mixon from being a top-five back is whether the Bengals offense and offensive line can push him over the top. For that to happen they’ll need to improve on Mixon’s 3.6 yards per carry from 2020 and get him to double-digit touchdowns for the first time in his career. Don’t rule either out. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.07 — 3.12
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Born: July 24, 1996, San Francisco, CA

Montgomery, D. – Chi (RB)

David Montgomery Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: I was the one pounding the drum for David Montgomery last season when he was being drafted as the 25th RB off the board. With that being said, in no way did I anticipate a top-5 finish! Despite a truly terrible offense, Montgomery produced for fantasy managers and helped deliver some titles with his dominant stretch to end the year. Unfortunately, we shouldn’t be expecting that same level of dominance in 2021. Tarik Cohen will be back and healthy, which means a dramatic dip in receiving production for Montgomery. Additionally, Damien Williams was added to this backfield to take the Cordarrelle Patterson role, which will take some carries away too. Montgomery is still going to provide fantasy managers with a very safe floor week after week, but we need to temper our expectations for the young RB heading into this season. Fantasy players that draft Montgomery thinking that they’re going to get 2020 production are most likely going to be disappointed. It’s safe to view Montgomery as a mid-range RB2. My Very Early Projection: 249-1058-8 rushing & 31-238-1 receiving. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.01 — 4.06
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Born: June 7, 1997, Cincinnati, OH

Mooney, D. – Chi (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears (6/23) Advice: Mooney’s rookie season got lost in the greatness of Justin Jefferson, but Mooney clearly established himself as the No. 2 receiver in Chicago. Now the question is whether there will be enough wide receiver targets to make him Fantasy relevant. The Bears brought back most of their receiving corps from 2020 and Tarik Cohen’s return may mean more targets going to running backs. In Matt Nagy’s three seasons in Chicago, Allen Robinson was the only receiver to earn more than 100 targets. That target risk means you should wait until the double-digit rounds to select Mooney in re-draft, but he’s more desirable in Dynasty due to his youth and the fact that Robinson could be gone in 2022. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 8.01 — 15.06
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Born: October 29, 1997, Gadsden, AL

Moore, D.J. – Car (WR)

D.J. Moore Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: There were just three receivers who finished with 93-plus yards in eight separate games last year. Calvin Ridley, Stefon Diggs, and… Moore. While the touchdowns were certainly lacking, there’s something to be said about this stat and how undervalued Moore may be due to the lack of touchdowns. It was his first year in the offense, while Robby Anderson was brought in because he knew the offense. With Curtis Samuel out of town, we might see Moore in the slot far more often, which wouldn’t be a bad thing. He’s now finished with 1,175-plus yards in back-to-back seasons. It’s only a matter of time before the touchdowns catch up. He’s a solid WR2 to roster, who just might have top-12 upside if the touchdowns start to show up. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 7.07
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Born: April 14, 1997, Philadelphia, PA

Moore, E. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: The Jets selected rookie receiver Elijah Moore in the second round of the NFL Draft out of Ole Miss, and he could be their starting slot receiver right away if Jamison Crowder is no longer on the team. That’s a transaction to keep an eye on, and Crowder could be let go in a salary-cap move prior to training camp. If Crowder is gone then Moore is worth a late-round pick in all seasonal leagues, with his value slightly higher in PPR. However, if Crowder stays on the team then Moore will likely need an injury to help his playing time since the Jets also have Corey Davis and Denzel Mims as their top outside receivers. In 2020, Moore had 86 catches for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns, and he should become a favorite target for fellow rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. In rookie-only leagues, Moore is worth drafting with a late first-round pick, and he has the potential to be a future star in the NFL. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.10 — 15.12
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Born: March 27, 2000

Moore, R. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Rondale Moore, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: Stout, speedy receiver Rondale Moore is a terrific fit for the Cardinals offense. Blazing fast with very good hands, Moore spent the majority of his time at Purdue catching short- and mid-range throws and then making a play after the catch. He was excellent at it — 71% of his receiving yardage came post-grab. That plays perfectly with the Arizona offense and Kyler Murray under center. There is an injury history with Moore, but he should nonetheless unseat Christian Kirk as the Cards’ second-most effective receiver in short order and has appeal as a PPR sleeper worth a pick after Round 10 (dock him a round in non-PPR). He’ll go a round sooner in long-term formats like Dynasty start-ups, and he has real appeal as a late first-rounder in rookie-only drafts. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.04 — 15.11
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Born: June 9, 2000, New Albany, IN

Moss, Z. – Buf (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Zack Moss is expected to be fine after having ankle surgery in January, and he should be ready for training camp. He will be part of a crowded backfield in Buffalo this season with Devin Singletary and Matt Breida, and Moss should be considered just a reserve Fantasy option in most leagues. He is only worth drafting with a mid-round pick at best in most formats. Training camp will likely determine if Moss starts, but the Bills will rely on all three running backs when healthy. In ranking Buffalo’s backfield, plan on drafting Moss first, then Singletary and then Breida. But this isn’t the ideal situation for these guys since Buffalo is a high-volume passing attack with a quarterback in Josh Allen who also uses his legs. Moss struggled as a rookie in 2020 and only scored more than nine PPR points four times. That was while sharing with only Singletary, and now the addition of Breida could make this backfield messy. Barring an injury to Singletary and/or Breida, it will be tough to trust Moss as a starting Fantasy option in most leagues this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.04 — 11.07
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Born: December 15, 1997, Hialeah Gardens, FL

Mostert, R. – SF (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers (6/23) Advice: If you’re collecting mid-round running backs, or looking for a Zero-RB candidate to help you start the season strong, check out Raheem Mostert. When he’s been healthy he’s given the 49ers offense a jolt of explosiveness that the rest of the roster has difficulty matching. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old has struggled to stay on the field throughout his career, including a half-season lost in 2020. And that’s just part of Mostert’s problems — the 49ers improved their depth throughout the offseason, including adding two rookie running backs, plus Jeff Wilson is still around. Matching the 13 carries per game Mostert had last year could prove to be difficult given the Niners’ depth, but if he shines during the preseason then odds are he’ll be the first man up in a multi-pronged approach. His unreliability makes him a no-no long-term, but if you need a player who may deliver some help through September and maybe pitch in down the line, figure Mostert will be there for the taking between Rounds 8 and 9. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.07 — 5.11
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Born: April 9, 1992, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Newton, C. – NE (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: Cam Newton is back with the Patriots this season, and hopefully Year 2 goes better than Year 1. He should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and he’s worth drafting with a mid-round pick in two-quarterback and Superflex formats. In one-quarterback leagues, Newton is only worth a late-round flier in deeper formats. The biggest thing to monitor with Newton is if he can hold off rookie Mac Jones for the starting job, but all indications are Newton will open the season as the starter. Newton replaced Tom Brady in New England last year and started the season strong with consecutive games of at least 25 Fantasy points, but things went downhill from there, including a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He only had four more games with at least 20 Fantasy points on the season, and he passed for just eight touchdowns. The good news was his rushing prowess with 592 yards and 12 touchdowns, and the Patriots added improved weapons this offseason with Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. Julian Edelman is gone, but Newton should improve this season with better talent at receiver, as well as an upgraded offensive line. He could emerge as a waiver-wire addition in all leagues by the end of the year — assuming he stays ahead of Jones on the depth chart. (CBSSports.com)

Parker, D. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: DeVante Parker went from the No. 1 receiver in Miami to potentially No. 3 on the depth chart after the Dolphins added Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle this offseason. That makes Parker tough to trust in most Fantasy leagues, and he’s only worth drafting with a mid-round pick at best. Along with Mike Gesicki, Preston Williams and plenty of depth at the receiver spot, Parker will likely look more like the Fantasy option who averaged 11.5 PPR points per game last season compared to the one who averaged 15.4 PPR points per game in 2019. Parker also struggled with Tua Tagovailoa compared to Ryan Fitzpatrick, and hopefully Parker and Tagovailoa establish a better rapport this year. Keep an eye on Parker’s role in training camp and the preseason, but his arrow is pointing downward with the additional weapons Miami added this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 6.06 — 10.08
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Born: January 20, 1993, Louisville, KY

Patrick, T. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Tim Patrick is coming off a career year in Denver, but the odds are stacked against him repeating it. With Courtland Sutton out for most of the year and Jerry Jeudy struggling, Patrick posted career-bests across the board to lead the team. Sutton’s coming back strong, Jeudy figures to improve in his second season, KJ Hamler could also take on a bigger role, and the quarterback situation is still messy. Patrick will have to compete for playing time, meaning Fantasy managers shouldn’t expect a repeat of 2020. Don’t draft him unless it’s with a very late pick in the deepest of PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.05 — 15.12
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Born: November 23, 1993, San Diego, CA

Peoples-Jones, D. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Donovan Peoples-Jones remains a stash in Dynasty leagues, but you can avoid him in redraft leagues until he earns more playing time. The former sixth-round pick could have value in return yardage leagues if he’s able to nail down the kick and punt return duties. (CBSSports.com)
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Perriman, B. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Breshad Perriman, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Breshad Perriman signed with the Lions this offseason, and he should be among their top three receivers this year. Hopefully Perriman can get on the same page with new quarterback Jared Goff and play at a high level, but Perriman will likely continue to be too inconsistent to trust. He spent 2020 with the Jets and had four games with at least 11 PPR points, but he also had seven games with five PPR points or less. Perriman isn’t worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues, but he could become a waiver-wire addition during the season. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.01 — 15.10
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Born: September 10, 1993, Lithonia, GA

Pittman Jr., M. – Ind (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Michael Pittman, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Michael Pittman enters his second season as a potential breakout candidate and should be drafted around the ninth or 10th round in most leagues as the first Colts receiver off the board. As a rookie, Pittman earned the trust of the coaching staff immediately, playing 92% of the snaps in Week 2 and consistently playing 80% or more of the snaps after coming back from IR in Week 8. We saw glimpses of the second-rounder’s upside, especially with a five-catch, 90-yard performance in the Colts’ playoff loss to the Bills, and he may end up emerging as the top option for Carson Wentz in Year 2. Don’t draft Pittman expecting you’ll be able to rely on him as a starter for Week 1, but he’s an excellent depth piece with upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 11.01
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Born: October 5, 1997, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Pitts, K. – Atl (TE)

Kyle Pitts Dynasty outlook (5/12) Advice: The Dynasty community is well aware of Pitts’ potential to break the TE mold. He is currently coming off the board as a mid-first-round pick in rookie Dynasty drafts. I’m likely to be a bit higher on Pitts than the community as a whole and I have him as my No. 4 player overall among rookies. The best way to view Pitts is almost as a “unicorn” type prospect at the TE position, and that makes him even more valuable in Dynasty. Now, I know you’ve heard that before in the football scouting and Fantasy community — it has rarely translated into Fantasy production. However, Pitts is a bit of a different unicorn for the position. He possesses a wide range of translatable receiver skills and not just timed 40 speed like an Evan Engram type. (CBSSports.com)
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Pollard, T. – Dal (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys (6/23) Advice: Tony Pollard will open the season as the backup to Ezekiel Elliott, and that makes him one of the top handcuffs on Draft Day in all leagues. Pollard is worth drafting as early as Round 8, whether you select Elliott or not, since Pollard could be a league winner if Elliott were to miss any time. We saw that in 2020 when Elliott was out in Week 15 against San Francisco with a calf injury, and Pollard stepped in and scored 30 PPR points. Unfortunately, Pollard likely won’t do much when Elliott is healthy, so keep that in mind, but we like Pollard as one of the top lottery tickets in 2021. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.12 — 10.12
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Born: April 30, 1997, Memphis, TN

Reagor, J. – Phi (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: There were some who thought Jalen Reagor would be a Fantasy star as a rookie in 2020, and he flopped. But he could rebound in a big way this season, and he’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues. The Eagles could need Reagor to potentially be their No. 2 receiver behind rookie DeVonta Smith, and hopefully Reagor delivers. He only had one game with more than nine PPR points in 2020, and he struggled with injuries, missing five games and parts of others. Reagor could see a healthy amount of targets from Jalen Hurts, and that could help Reagor produce in a big way. He profiles as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver if things go right. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.01 — 16.05
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Born: January 2, 1999, Waxahachie, TX

Renfrow, H. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: In nine of 29 games over two seasons, Hunter Renfrow has pulled down at least 10 PPR points. Maybe you were expecting/hoping for more, but the reality is that he’s not a consistent enough extractor of targets for the Raiders. That’s unlikely to change in a major way, so Fantasy managers should enter 2021 drafts without plans to pick Renfrow unless in the absolute deepest of PPR formats. (CBSSports.com)

Ridley, C. – Atl (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: Calvin Ridley is yet another excellent example of why it’s a dangerous game to overate combine metrics in evaluating the wide receiver position. Ridley separated with ease at Alabama, using nuanced and advanced route-running to create separation against all types of man coverage. His skill set translated immediately at the NFL level and he enters 2021 as one of the game’s best route runners and safest draft picks, specifically in PPR formats. Ridley’s profile suggests a Stefon Diggs-esque jump in 2021, but with Julio Jones still in the offense and rookie Kyle Pitts joining the battle for targets, the kind of volume necessary for that kind of Fantasy-related jump may not be there. Regardless, Ridley is a high-floor target at the Round 2/3 turn. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.07 — 3.06
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Robinson II, A. – Chi (WR)

Allen Robinson II Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: Opportunity is everything, right? It’s why despite Robinson’s lackluster quarterback play, he’s been able to finish as a top-12 receiver in back-to-back seasons. The upgrade to Andy Dalton was solid, but if the Bears play Justin Fields, it could be even better. Based on opportunity alone, Robinson should have finished as the WR4 in each of the last two seasons (that’s based on how many targets he saw and where he saw them), so there’s certainly room for improvement in his finish. Robinson has proven to be a WR1 with bad quarterback play in this same offense, making him one of the safer options as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.02 — 4.11
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Born: August 24, 1993, Detroit, MI

Robinson, R. – Jax (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: Robinson quickly emerged as a must-start Fantasy running back in 2020, but that probably won’t be the case in 2021 after the Jaguars invested a first-round pick in Clemson’s Travis Etienne. Robinson still figures to open the season as the No. 1 RB for the Jaguars, but he definitely won’t be dominating the work like he did as a rookie, with Urban Meyer already saying he views Etienne as the third-round back. Robinson can still have value if he gets 200 carries and, say, 40 targets, but even that is no guarantee. Ideally, you would see something like the Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara backfield split from Kamara’s rookie season where both were must-start players, but this Jaguars offense is unlikely to be as valuable as that Saints backfield was. Robinson was a must-start back in 2020, so this is a disappointing outcome, and it probably moves Robinson into the RB3 discussion on Draft Day. If you can get him in the fifth round or later, he can be a valuable piece, but he’s unlikely to be a difference maker now. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 5.01
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Born: August 9, 1998, Rockford, IL

Rodgers, A. – GB (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: After his resurgence in 2020, Aaron Rodgers is best viewed as a solid QB1 draftable as early as Round 7. While Rodgers showed last year that he isn’t over the hill yet, we do expect some regression in 2021. For one thing, Rodgers’ 9.1% touchdown rate was nearly 50% higher than his career rate, which means you should expect at least 10 fewer scores this year. Also, his 8.2 yards per attempt was his highest since 2011, so the yardage total may come down as well. None of this is to say Rodgers is a bad bet as a Fantasy starter, you just shouldn’t draft him expecting 2020 production. In Dynasty Rodgers’ value is completely dependent on your status. He’s a hold for a contender, but any team close to rebuilding should try to deal him now. Reports of Rodgers’ discontent in Green Bay have led to a lot of trade rumors, but as of now we still expect him to be in Green Bay in 2021. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.05 — 6.11
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Born: December 2, 1983, Chico, CA

Rodgers, A. – GB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Amari Rodgers, WR, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Amari Rodgers has an excellent chance to prove himself the second most-talented wide receiver in Green Bay. That will be easier if Aaron Rodgers is participating in offseason workouts, which is certainly a question mark as of the time of publication. Assuming Aaron Rodgers and the Packers work things out, his rookie receiver would be a late-round pick in redraft and an early second round pick in rookie-only drafts. Amari Rodgers should complement Davante Adams in the slot very well and has the skill to take advantage of the lack of attention he’ll receiver with Adams on the field. (CBSSports.com)
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Roethlisberger, B. – Pit (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: Ben Roethlisberger is a high-end No. 2 QB worth a pick in the double-digit rounds. It’s safe to assume he will be amongst the league leaders in pass attempts, but his efficiency will have to rebound from 2020 if that’s to matter for Fantasy. His 6.6 yards per attempt was a career-low and nearly 20% worse than his career average. That could signal incoming regression, or it could be that at 39 years old he’s never going to get back to the quarterback he was. He’s worth the risk as a backup, but not much more. (CBSSports.com)
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Ruggs III, H. – LV (WR)

The Athletic’s Vic Tafur believes Raiders WR Henry Ruggs is “the one receiver we can lock in for a lot of targets.” (7/8)
Advice: “Gruden hears the criticism of the Ruggs pick, so he is the one receiver we can lock in for a lot of targets,” Tafur writes. The first receiver drafted among last year’s elite class, Ruggs was primarily used as a decoy under Gruden, receiving two screens on 581 offensive snaps and finishing behind Josh Jacobs in targets (45 to 43). There is some momentum here as Gruden mentioned 22-year-old Ruggs looking “much better” in his second year at offseason workouts. With Nelson Agholor’s team-high 79.3 air yards and additional 5.1 targets per game vacated from last year, there is a fruitful role available for Ruggs to step into if Gruden discovers how to use him over free agent pickup John Brown. Any amount of volume near the line of scrimmage (rather than forgetting Ruggs is on the team) would also help.
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Born: January 24, 1999, Alabama

Ryan, M. – Atl (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: The Jekyll and Hyde Fantasy career for Matt Ryan continued with a downer in 2020, and given the state of the position (with a lean toward QBs who can also provide value on the ground), Ryan is mostly an afterthought in one-QB drafts. It’s even possible to grab him in the double-digit rounds; the addition of Arthur Smith as head coach will only further deflate his ADP. Although Smith was run-heavy calling plays for the Titans, the Falcons are missing two key components that make a run-heavy approach possible: a defense that provides the game script necessary, and a runner as effective as Derrick Henry. Ryan is a late-round QB target who could provide top-five QB play as he’s done before playing behind what could be his best offensive line since Atlanta’s Super Bowl appearance with arguably the best receiving options in the NFL in Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones and now Kyle Pitts. (CBSSports.com)
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Samuel, C. – Was (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Game film advocates pointed to Curtis Samuel’s ability to seamlessly create separation on vertical routes in 2019 (only for Cam Newton to not recognize or not accurately reach him) as a reason he could break out in 2020, but ultimately, the connection with Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t much better. Now, in 2021, he reunites with his former OC Scott Turner in Washington, and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is sneakily efficient in the vertical passing game. Samuel makes for an intriguing mid-round flier in his new setting. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.03 — 12.02
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Born: August 11, 1996, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Samuel, D. – SF (WR)

Deebo Samuel Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: Something tells me that Samuel is going to become the Jarvis Landry of the 2020’s. What do I mean by that? Well, he’s probably going to finish better than where I have him ranked at the end of the season, but just because he finishes as the WR24 (hypothetically), it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the 24th best receiver to roster. Through 22 career games, Samuel has never hit the “boom” mark of 25 PPR points. On top of that, there are suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in the 49ers pass attack. He’s a solid player with a decent floor, but he won’t be the reason you win a fantasy championship. You can take him as a stable WR3, or shoot for someone with a higher ceiling/lower floor. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 6.01 — 9.01
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Born: January 15, 1996, Inman, SC

Sanders, E. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: After an impressive but short stint with the 49ers in 2019, Emmanuel Sanders joined the Saints, but he was unable to find his footing in New Orleans. That’s not all that uncommon for WRs coming over to the Saints during the Drew Brees era and dealing with a timing-based passing system. Josh Allen and the Bills should be a much better fit for Sanders’ skill set in 2021 — specifically on improvised plays off schedule and in the deep passing game. He won’t cost much in drafts due to the competition around him and that makes Sanders a priority flier in what should be one of the NFL’s best passing attacks. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.02 — 17.04
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Born: March 17, 1987, Bellville, TX

Sanders, M. – Phi (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Miles Sanders was expected to be a breakout candidate in 2020, but he failed to deliver in his sophomore campaign. Heading into Year 3, he could face some competition for touches, but he’s still worth buying back into as a No. 2 Fantasy running back in all leagues. Sanders should be selected in Round 2 or 3 in all formats. Injuries to Sanders and the offensive line hurt his production in 2020 and, instead of seeing his Fantasy points per game rise from 13.6 in 2019, he slipped to 13.4 last year. But he still averaged 5.3 yards per carry. And, more importantly, he averaged 18.3 PPR points per game in three starts with Jalen Hurts. The Eagles added plenty of bodies this offseason to compete for touches with Sanders (including Jordan Howard and Kerryon Johnson, plus Boston Scott is still there), but most of them profile as backups, although the addition of rookie Kenneth Gainwell could impact Sanders in the passing game. Still, there’s reason for optimism about Sanders this year. He might have failed as a breakout in 2020, but he can easily rebound this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.02 — 4.04
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Born: May 1, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA

Schwartz, A. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Anthony Schwartz, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Anthony Schwartz’s blazing speed was enough to entice the Browns to select the rookie in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. In 2021, he’ll have a hard time making an impact outside of special teams, so he can be ignore in redraft leagues. But Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are both on the back sides of their career, so the landing spot doesn’t crush Schwartz’s Dynasty appeal. He’s an early third-round pick in rookie-only drafts. (CBSSports.com)

Scott, B. – Phi (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Boston Scott, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Boston Scott will compete with Kenneth Gainwell, Kerryon Johnson and Jordan Howard to be the No. 2 running back in Philadelphia this season behind Miles Sanders, and Scott is only worth drafting with a late-round pick in deeper leagues. Last year, Sanders missed four games, and Scott averaged 10.3 PPR points per game over that span. If Scott ends up No. 2 on the depth chart then he could be a handcuff option for Sanders, but it’s likely the Eagles will use a committee to replace Sanders if he misses any time due to injury this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.05 — 15.12
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Born: April 27, 1995, Baton Rouge, LA

Shenault Jr., L. – Jax (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: Shenault is a Fantasy industry darling and someone is going to make him a mid-round pick in every draft this season. Shenault had a fine rookie season, showcasing his unique skill set in an offense not particularly conducive to Fantasy production. He can do a bit of everything, but he’s especially dangerous with the ball in his hands, so you have to think coach Urban Meyer will find more ways to get him opportunities. And, with Trevor Lawrence at QB, the quality of passes he’s seeing should be quite a bit better. He’ll have to compete with D.J. Chark and Marvin Jones for targets, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if Shenault emerged as the No. 1 option rather quickly. If you can get Shenault as an upside play for your bench in the eighth or ninth round, he could prove to be one of the best values in Fantasy. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 10.08
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Born: October 5, 1998, Irving, TX

Shepard, S. – NYG (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Sterling Shepard should be the slot receiver for the Giants and likely the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Kenny Golladay to open the season, but Shepard’s going to feel pressure from rookie Kadarius Toney. As a result of Toney joining the Giants, Shepard is only worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. Shepard should be the lead slot receiver as long as he’s healthy, but the Giants will look to find ways to get Toney on the field. And with Golladay now on the Giants, Shepard could find it hard to produce on a consistent level. In 2020, Shepard appeared in 12 games and scored at least 13 PPR points in five of them. He also had just four games with fewer than 10 PPR points. He could surprise us this year and keep Toney on the bench, but you’re only going to draft Shepard with a late-round flier in the majority of leagues this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.11 — 15.12
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Born: February 10, 1993, Oklahoma City, OK

Singletary, D. – Buf (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Devin Singletary will be part of a crowded backfield in Buffalo this season with Zack Moss and Matt Breida, and Singletary should be considered just a reserve Fantasy option in most leagues. He is only worth drafting with a mid-round pick at best in most formats. Training camp will likely determine if Singletary starts, but the Bills will rely on all three running backs when healthy. In ranking Buffalo’s backfield, plan on drafting Moss first, then Singletary and then Breida. But this isn’t the ideal situation for these guys since Buffalo is a high-volume passing attack with a quarterback in Josh Allen who also uses his legs. Singletary did excel in two of three games that Moss missed in 2020 due to injury, scoring at least 16 PPR points in those outings, but he also had 10 games with nine PPR points or less for the year. Barring an injury to Moss and/or Breida, it will be tough to trust Singletary as a starting Fantasy option in most leagues this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 6.01 — 10.06
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Born: September 3, 1997, Deerfield Beach, FL

Slayton, D. – NYG (WR70)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Darius Slayton went from a rookie sensation to a sophomore slump, but hopefully Year 3 will be better for him in 2021. However, it’s hard to count on him with the Giants adding Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and John Ross this offseason, while also still having Sterling Shepard on the roster. We expect Slayton to play ahead of Ross, but that’s a situation to monitor. Hopefully, Slayton can make enough plays to make him Fantasy viable in deeper leagues. He only had five games with at least 11 PPR points in 2020 after he had six games with at least that total in 2019, and he still has plenty to prove this season. If Slayton continues to be a starting receiver for the Giants then he could have value in deeper leagues, but he probably won’t get drafted in most formats this year. Keep an eye on his role in training camp, and Slayton could end up as a waiver wire addition during the season if things go right despite the now-crowded receiving corps for the Giants. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.08 — 16.04
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Born: January 12, 1997, Norcross, GA

Smith Jr., I. – Min (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Irv Smith, TE, Minnesota Vikings (6/23) Advice: Irv Smith will be one of the favorite breakout candidates in the Fantasy Football industry this season. The 22-year-old will no longer share targets with Kyle Rudolph, which makes him draftable as early as Round 9 as a borderline top-10 tight end. While Smith took a small step forward in 2020, he could take a leap with consistent targets. Six times in his short career he’s received at least five targets in a game. In those games he averaged 11.6 PPR Fantasy points, which would have made him the No. 5 tight end in Fantasy last year. Don’t draft him that high, but he’s an excellent choice if you miss out on the top eight at the position. (CBSSports.com)

Smith-Schuster, J. – Pit (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: JuJu Smith-Schuster is a high-end No. 2 WR worth a selection as early as Round 4 in PPR leagues. If his efficiency regresses to his career norm, he could be even more than that. Smith-Schuster saw his yards per catch plummet to 8.6 in 2020, more than five yards per catch off his career average heading into the year. Considering he caught 97 passes, that’s a lot of meat left on the bone. Part of that was due to his average depth of target, which crashed to 5.5 yards, but he also did less after the catch. Considering his age, we should expect at least some bounce back, which gives him WR1 upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 9.01
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Born: November 22, 1996, Long Beach, CA

Smith, D. – Phi (WR)

6/23: The Eagles selected rookie DeVonta Smith in the first round of the NFL Draft from Alabama at No. 10 overall, and the Heisman Trophy winner should be Philadelphia’s No. 1 receiver right away. As such, he’s worth drafting with a mid-round pick in seasonal leagues as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver, with the chance to become a weekly starter in all formats. In rookie-only drafts for dynasty leagues, Smith is worth drafting as a top-five overall player. The Eagles needed a player like Smith, who was dominant at Alabama with 117 receptions for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns on 148 targets. He has the chance to be a Fantasy star right away given all the targets he should see from quarterback Jalen Hurts this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.05 — 15.12
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Born: November 14, 1998, Amite City, LA

Smith, J. – NE (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jonnu Smith, TE, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: For about a day, it looked like Jonnu Smith might belong among the elites of the position after signing with the Patriots. The subsequent signing of Hunter Henry unfortunately dims his prospects quite a bit and pushes him back to the fringes of the starting TE tier instead. Smith is an electric playmaker with the ball in his hands, and a smart offense will find ways to get him the ball all over the field. He’s a threat to find the end zone whenever he touches it, a rare quality for a tight end. However, New England figures to be a pretty low-volume passing attack, and it’s not clear he’ll be more of a priority than Henry in the offense, which makes him a high-upside, low-floor tight end to target in the later rounds. (CBSSports.com)

Stafford, M. – LAR (QB)

Rams general manager Les Snead said he envisions Matthew Stafford quarterbacking the team for five to eight years. (6/23) Advice: Eight years in LA would mean Stafford, 33, would lead the Rams offense into his 40s. “Based on his age, you can legitimately think five to seven, eight years if you look at what Drew (Brees) has done,” Snead said. “With quarterbacks of his pedigree, a lot of those guys have played into their late 30s, for sure. So that was definitely the vision with (Stafford).” The Rams inherited Stafford’s two-year, $43 million deal when they acquired him from Detroit in January. We could see Stafford sign an extension with the Rams before he plays a regular season snap for the team. (TheAthletic.com)
ADP: QB10 (PFF.com)
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Sutton, C. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: The hope is that Courtland Sutton comes back better than ever from a torn ACL suffered in Week 1 of last season. The stakes couldn’t be higher — Sutton is entering a contract year and could be among the league’s highest-paid receivers with a big campaign. But when we last saw him regularly in 2019, he had a 58% catch rate (54% from Drew Lock), 7.8 targets per game (8.0 with Lock) and didn’t have to share the field with Jerry Jeudy. Since Sutton’s injury, Lock’s made no improvement as a passer, nor has Jeudy nor fellow 2020 rookie K.J. Hamler become established pass catchers. So there’s certainly a chance Sutton can re-emerge to help Fantasy managers, but it’s going to be tough if he’s sharing targets more frequently and doesn’t have a strong catch rate with them. Round 6 is a good time to add Sutton to rosters as a No. 3 option with No. 2 potential. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 8.08
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Born: October 10, 1995, Brenham, TX

Swift, D. – Det (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Swift should be one of the most popular breakout picks of 2021 and a solid selection in the second round in any format. The 22-year-old should benefit greatly from Anthony Lynn’s system, which has consistently been amongst the league leaders in targets to running backs. Last year Swift averaged more than four targets per game and his 6.3 yards per target were above average for any back, much less a rookie. In 2021 he has legitimate 80-catch upside and should see more work on the ground as well. Swift saw 15 touches in five games last year and averaged 20.8 PPR Fantasy points in those five games; that production would have made him the No. 4 back in Fantasy in 2020. In Dynasty, Swift is a top-five back worth a pick at the end of Round 1 in a startup. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.02 — 3.08
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Born: January 14, 1999, Philadelphia, PA

Tagovailoa, T. – Mia (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Tua Tagovailoa will open the season as the starter for the Dolphins, and hopefully he plays well in his sophomore campaign. He’s only worth drafting with a late-round flier in deep, one-quarterback leagues, and he’s worth a mid-round pick in two-quarterback and Superflex formats. As a rookie, Tagovailoa struggled and scored more than 18 Fantasy points just twice. But Miami added weapons this offseason to help Tagovailoa, including Will Fuller in free agency and rookie Jaylen Waddle with a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. The hope is a full offseason and a renewed investment to Tagovailoa helps him perform like he did during his career at Alabama. He can still become a quality Fantasy quarterback in 2021, but Fantasy managers will need to see it first before fully trusting him in most leagues. (CBSSports.com)
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Tannehill, R. – Ten (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (6/23) Advice: You probably won’t be excited to have Ryan Tannehill as your No. 1 QB for Fantasy, but you’ll never regret snagging him with a late-round pick if you’re waiting on the position. He proved his breakout in 2019 was no fluke, ranking seventh in yards per attempt and third in touchdown rate among all passers in 2020. The lack of volume in the Titans passing game limits his ceiling, and the loss of Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith will make his job tougher, which is why you don’t want to just set Tannehill as your starter and forget it. But as part of a tandem, he’s about as steady and reliable as they come at this point. (CBSSports.com)
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Taylor, J. – Ind (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Taylor ended up where many expected him to be by the start of his second season: as a consensus first-round pick in all leagues. Of course, those of you who drafted him as a rookie know the path to getting to that place was anything but a straight line. Taylor opened the season as a backup, but quickly became the starter with Marlon Mack’s injury. And then … nothing really happened for a while. He got around a dozen carries and a few targets per week for a few months, and even found himself effectively benched for a stretch in November when both Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines surpassed him at one point. Taylor eventually locked up the No. 1 role down the stretch, rushing for 651 yards and seven touchdowns over his final five games and averaging nearly 20 carries per game. He’ll enter 2021 as the unquestioned top option in Indy and is one of the few backs with the potential to challenge for the No. 1 overall spot if he earns a larger role in the passing game. He ended up being exactly what we expected in the end. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.12
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Born: January 19, 1999, Salem, NJ

Taylor, T. – Hou (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyrod Taylor, QB, Houston Texans (6/23) Advice: The only way Tyrod Taylor will garner attention from Fantasy managers is if Deshaun Watson misses playing time in 2021. The Texans’ new veteran backup is insurance for Watson, but really shouldn’t get counted on for much else. He has 13 passing touchdowns in his last 16 starts going back four seasons. Only desperate drafters in two-QB leagues should consider Taylor with a late-rounder. (CBSSports.com)

Thielen, A. – Min (WR)

Adam Thielen 2021 Outlook: Passing The Torch Yet Still Scoring Touchdowns (5/14) Advice: Over the final month of 2020, Thielen averaged just 51 receiving yards per game, while Jefferson averaged 90 receiving yards per game. Thielen is also turning 31 before Week 1, so there’s always a risk he could begin to lose a step. Nevertheless, Thielen is a top-15 WR who should be drafted within the first 50-60 picks since he could have 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this year, but do not be surprised if his fantasy value drops and Jefferson’s soars, either. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 6.01
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Born: August 22, 1990, Detroit Lakes, MN

Thomas, L. – Was (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Logan Thomas had a breakout campaign in 2020, and hopefully he can play at a high level once again this year. He’s worth drafting as a low-end starter in all leagues. Thomas finished as the No. 3 PPR tight end last season, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in eight games, including three of his final four outings of the year. Hopefully, Thomas can continue to be a valuable target for new quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and we’ll see how Thomas does with Washington adding Curtis Samuel this offseason. Thomas should be drafted with a mid- to late-round pick in all formats, with his value slightly higher in PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Thomas, M. – NO (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: Drafted as the near-consensus WR1, Michael Thomas was one of Fantasy’s biggest disappointments in 2020. He dealt with an ankle injury early in the season that hampered him even once he returned. Thomas also took a hit when Drew Brees was out as the two had developed one of the best rapports in the NFL during their time together. While Thomas now seems on paper like an excellent buy-low at his 2021 draft price, there is inherent risk in drafting him now that he will be playing extensively without Brees for the first time in his career. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 3.11
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Born: March 3, 1993, Los Angeles, CA

Toney, K. – NYG (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Kadarius Toney, WR, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: The Giants selected rookie receiver Kadarius Toney at No. 20 overall in the first round from Florida, and he will look to make an impact in a crowded receiving corps in 2021. Toney is worth drafting with a late-round flier in all seasonal Fantasy leagues, and he’s a second-round selection in rookie-only drafts for Dynasty formats. Toney might not make a huge Fantasy impact as a rookie since the Giants have Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton at receiver, and Toney will likely open the season fourth on the depth chart. But Toney will eventually take over for Shepard in the slot, although that might not happen until 2022. He’s a tremendous playmaker, and hopefully Toney can connect with quarterback Daniel Jones right away. If that happens, Toney can be a star. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 8.05 — 15.04
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Born: January 27, 1999, Mobile, AL

Tonyan, R. – GB (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: After his monster breakout in 2020, Robert Tonyan is best viewed as a borderline top-12 tight end who should be drafted early in the double-digit rounds. Because Tonyan’s production was so touchdown-dependent, he projects to be more valuable in leagues where catches do not count. Tonyan scored 11 times on 59 targets last year, which is an absurd rate you should not expect him to repeat. The hope is that Tonyan’s target share would grow, but he didn’t trend that way at the end of 2020, with just 15 targets in his final five games including the playoffs. It’s not uncommon for an Aaron Rodgers target to be highly efficient, but you’ll likely be better off if you bet against Tonyan delivering starter-worthy production on a consistent basis. (CBSSports.com)

Valdes-Scantling, M. – GB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Despite a career year in 2020, Marquez Valdes-Scantling is no more than a late-round dart throw in a Fantasy league. His best format is Best Ball, because of his big weekly upside that is nearly impossible to predict. Last year he had four games with at least 19 Fantasy points and five games with 19 or fewer yards. As long as Davante Adams is earning a 30% target share and the running backs are as involved as they have been, it will be difficult for any receiver to earn a large target share in Green Bay, especially one with Valdes-Scantling’s downfield skill set. The addition of Amari Rodgers in the draft could further limit Valdez-Scantling’s opportunities. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.11 — 15.10
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Born: October 10, 1994, St. Petersburg, FL

Waddle, J. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: The Dolphins spent the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft on receiver Jaylen Waddle, and he has the chance to be the No. 1 option in the passing game in Miami in his rookie campaign. He’ll compete with DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Mike Gesicki for targets, but Waddle has a history with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa from their time together at Alabama. Hopefully, that rapport is evident from Week 1. Waddle was impressive for the Tide; on just 133 collegiate targets, Waddle produced 1,999 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns on 106 catches. He should be drafted as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in seasonal leagues with a mid-round pick. In rookie-only drafts, Waddle should be selected as a top-five overall pick. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.12 — 15.12
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Born: November 25, 1998, Houston, TX

Waller, D. – LV (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Nobody doubts Darren Waller as a top-three Fantasy tight end. But there are questions about when to draft him and whether or not to do so over George Kittle. The keys to Waller’s success have included staying healthy, seeing a steady diet of targets (7.3 per game in 2019, 9.1 in 2020), and in the case of last year, scoring once every 12 receptions. Above all, Waller has landed at least 10 PPR points in 22 of his past 32 games and at least 15 PPR points in 10 of his past 16. That’s excellent. Kittle’s track record suggests even more upside than Waller, but Waller’s been healthier and is in line to retain his heavy target volume whereas Kittle may see a dip with receivers emerging in San Francisco. Both deserve attention as soon as mid-Round 2 as elite options at the thin tight-end position, but Waller might be considered the safer pick in PPR because of those targets. If he’s still on the board by 28th overall, steal him. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.08 — 3.05
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Born: September 13, 1992, Acworth, GA

Watkins, S. – Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sammy Watkins, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: How long has it been since Sammy Watkins has been a quality Fantasy receiver? Well, he averaged 11.1 PPR points per game in 2018. Does that count? Otherwise you’d have to go back to 2015, when he put up 16.3 PPR points per game on average. He was 22 years old and playing in Buffalo. Six seasons and three teams later, Watkins will catch passes from Lamar Jackson in the Ravens’ run-heavy offense. Jackson hasn’t helped a wideout find 800-plus yards in his short career, which is probably fine with Watkins since he hasn’t registered even 700 yards in a season since 2015. You’re probably better off letting someone else draft Watkins because they recognize his name. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.12 — 15.12
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Born: June 14, 1993, Fort Myers, FL

Watson, D. – Hou (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans (6/23) Advice: When he’s on the field, Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but as of publication it’s not even clear if Watson will be playing in 2021. Watson could very well be facing discipline from the NFL even if he avoids legal trouble after being accused of sexual misconduct in the offseason, putting his availability very much in doubt. And then there’s the question of where he’s going to play — he has demanded a trade and has reportedly told the Texans he will refuse to play for them again. That’s an awful lot of red flags, and the truth is, we may not have any real sense of how this will all play out until we get closer to the season. If we knew Watson would play 17 games in 2021, we’d consider him a Round 5 pick, but it’s impossible to accurately define his Fantasy value at this time. (CBSSports.com)
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Wentz, C. – Ind (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Carson Wentz gets a fresh start this season after being traded to the Colts. Hopefully, Wentz can rebound and become a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback again in all leagues. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in deep one-quarterback leagues and a mid-round selection in two-quarterback and Superflex formats. Wentz should benefit with a solid offensive line in Indianapolis, and hopefully guys like T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell can help Wentz thrive. He’s replacing Philip Rivers, who last year passed for 4,169 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Wentz averaged just 18.3 Fantasy points per game last year, but he does have three seasons on his resume with at least 20.6 Fantasy points per game in his career. Let’s hope being reunited with Frank Reich can help Wentz get back to that level again. (CBSSports.com)
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Williams, J. – Den (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Javonte Williams is set to be among the most popular rookies taken in Fantasy drafts. Built like a linebacker, the North Carolina product is a strong, violent runner with good burst, balance, and very quick cuts. He also has very good hands and is as close as a rookie can be to being an effective pass blocker. As part of a two-back committee with the Tar Heels, Williams rumbled for 19 touchdowns (along with three more through the air) and over 1,400 total yards. His experience sharing touches will help him deal with Melvin Gordon in 2021. If you draft Williams (21 years old), you’re hoping Gordon (28) fades sooner than later, leaving Williams as the primary back. Gordon’s pedigree will make him the first back taken in drafts, but Williams’ potential in this offense cannot be ignored. Eager seasonal Fantasy drafters might find themselves reaching for Williams by the end of Round 7, while others would pleasantly take him by Round 9. He’ll definitely be a Round 6 or 7 choice in Dynasty start-ups and keeper leagues, and bank on him getting nabbed between sixth and ninth overall in rookie-only formats. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.09 — 16.01
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Born: April 25, 2000, Wallace, NC

Williams, M. – LAC (WR33)

Mike Williams Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: How often can you find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top 40 who’s capable of posting WR1-type numbers? Williams fits that bill. He already has a 1,000-yard season on his resume. He also has a 10-touchdown season on it. He also happens to have one of the brightest young stars as his quarterback with little else on the depth chart outside of Keenan Allen. Health has been the biggest question mark for Williams, but once you’re outside the top-40 wide receivers, there’s hardly guaranteed production on the board, so take the upside. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 8.06 — 13.04
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Born: October 4, 1994, Vance, SC

Williams, P. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Injuries have been a problem for Preston Williams the past two seasons, and it appears the Dolphins are ready to reduce his role, especially with the addition of free agent Will Fuller and rookie Jaylen Waddle. Williams is only worth a late-round flier in deep Fantasy leagues this year. Williams had foot surgery in November, and he played in just eight games last season. This was after suffering a torn ACL in 2019. DeVante Parker, Waddle and Fuller will be the top guys on the depth chart in Miami, and Williams will fight for a reserve role. Hopefully he can stay healthy, but it will be hard for Fantasy managers to count on Williams in 2021. (CBSSports.com)

Williams, T. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyrell Williams, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: After missing all of 2020 recovering from significant shoulder surgery, Tyrell Williams will vie to be among the Lions’ top receiving options in training camp this summer. It wasn’t too long ago when Williams was a key figure in the Chargers passing game, speeding downfield and using his tall, lanky frame to win contested catches. He was doing that for then-head coach Anthony Lynn, who is Williams’ offensive playcaller now. Detroit figures to be playing from behind a bunch, and even with Jared Goff at quarterback, Williams has a really good shot to post his second-ever season with 70-plus targets. Heck, 100 targets is even in range provided he stays healthy and on the first-team offense through the preseason. Williams carries mild appeal as a bench receiver worth looking at starting in Round 12. (CBSSports.com)
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Wilson, R. – Sea (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: Russell Wilson will get drafted as a top-12 Fantasy quarterback, but the demand for him will be tepid. That’s because he was a massive letdown to end 2020, sinking from 34.4 Fantasy points per game through the first half of the season to 18.6 in the second half. That happened because Wilson threw about five fewer attempts per game for more than two yards fewer per throw, and he slipped from 3.5 touchdowns per game (seriously!) to 1.5. DK Metcalf’s disappearing act certainly played a role. Now there’s uncertainty over what the Seahawks offense will look like, especially with ex-Rams pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron coming in to call plays and Pete Carroll’s run-first mindset overseeing everything. But do not lose sight of the fact that Wilson has finished in the top six among quarterbacks in Fantasy points per game in four of his past six years, or that he’s got a supremely talented receiving corps and a pretty good offensive line, too. Last year’s ending left Fantasy managers frustrated, but there are reasons for some optimism. If someone in your draft reaches for Wilson, let them. But if Wilson slides into Round 6 or 7, after the likes of Dak Prescott, then consider him a darn good value. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 7.06
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Born: November 29, 1988, Cincinnati, OH

Wilson, Z. – NYJ (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: The Jets selected quarterback Zach Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and he’s expected to be their starter this year. He’s not worth drafting in one-quarterback leagues, but he should be a mid-round pick in two-quarterback and Superflex formats. And in rookie-only drafts, Wilson will likely be a second- or third-round pick in one-quarterback leagues and a first-round selection in two-quarterback and Superflex formats for dynasty leagues. The Jets are building a decent offense this season with additions to their receiving corps, including free agent Corey Davis and second-round rookie Elijah Moore. Along with Denzel Mims and potentially Jamison Crowder, who could be cut or traded prior to training camp, Wilson will have capable options in the passing game, as well as rookie running back Michael Carter out of the backfield. If Wilson is ready to be a star coming out of BYU, then Fantasy managers can target him off the waiver wire in all leagues. Hopefully that happens in his rookie campaign. (CBSSports.com)
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Winston, J. – NO (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: Jameis Winston signed with the Saints last offseason for near the league minimum after not receiving much free agent interest. Some were surprised by that, but others pointed to the 30 interceptions he threw in 2019 as the reason for his cold market. He ultimately attempted just 11 passes in 2020 but decided to re-sign with the Saints anyway for the 2021 season. He’ll compete with Taysom Hill to start at QB, or Sean Payton will use them both, but in either outcome it’s possible Hill gets the red zone snaps. This would put a massive damper on Winston’s Fantasy appeal. He’s best left undrafted to monitor on the waiver wire. (CBSSports.com)
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Woods, R. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Robert Woods’ past three seasons provide enough evidence that he’ll have a shot at very good stats now that Matthew Stafford will plug into the Rams offense. Routinely settling in as a middle-of-the pack No. 2 receiver in PPR, Woods has averaged at least 8.1 targets per game since 2018 and been the Rams’ leader or near-leader in air yards each year. Getting Stafford is a definite upgrade — Jared Goff became a liability thanks in part to an average completion depth in 2020 of just 4.9 yards. Stafford, meanwhile, has helped push at least one teammate into the top 12 in air yards in each of the past three years. He’s a far more aggressive downfield thrower, something the Rams figure to lean on. That’s good news for Woods. At worst, pencil him in as a No. 2 receiver who should average close to 15 PPR points per game (just as he’s done for the past three seasons), but keep in mind that the quarterback change could kick his stats up a notch. Round 4 isn’t too early to take Woods in PPR, whereas he shouldn’t get touched until early Round 5 in non-PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 5.08
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Born: April 10, 1992, Gardena, CA

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