Fantasy Football Rankings (2021)

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Welcome to the ultimate guide for fantasy football rankings!

This is your one-stop shop for every type of player ranking you might need to win your fantasy league. We have free player rankings broken out by position, format and NFL week.

If you know what you're looking for, you can jump right in to this week's rankings:

Fantasy Football Rankings (PPR)

Table of Contents

  1. Full Rankings
  2. Who Should I Start?
  3. Trade Analyzer
  4. Weekly Rankings
  5. Quarterback Rankings
  6. Running Back Rankings
  7. Wide Receiver Rankings
  8. Tight End Rankings
  9. Kicker Rankings
  10. Defense Rankings
  11. Dynasty Rankings
  12. DFS Rankings
  13. Average Draft Position (ADP) Rankings
  14. About These Rankings

Full Rankings

We have a complete set of accurate rankings and projections for every player.

Small changes in your league's scoring format can have a significant change in the player projections. That's why we compiled our rankings in different scoring formats for you to easily see the top ranked players in each format.

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Who Should I Start?

The most common reason for looking at fantasy football rankings is to find out who to start or sit each week.

Our free Who Should I Start? tool can instantly answer that question for you by using our latest projections for each player that week. It's a fast and easy way to get lineup advice.

Who Should I Start?

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How can I import my league scoring system for fantasy football rankings?

Advanced fantasy players want highly accurate rankings with a one-screen view of who to start in their lineup each week.

To do that, you can import your league to have custom advice just for your team.

It not only tells you who to start, but has customized trade and waiver wire advice also.

The league sync feature supports importing your league from Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, NFL.com, Sleeper and MyFantasyLeague (MFL).

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Trade Analyzer

Another good use of accurate player rankings is to analyze different trade scenarios for your league. No matter how good your draft goes, you will always need to be improving, and trading is a great way to improve your team.

To help you with that, we built a free trade analyzer to show you the value of each side of a trade.

Trade Analyzer

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Weekly Rankings

We keep our full rankings table updated multiple times per day throughout the NFL season.

You can also read a summary of each week's projected top players here:

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Quarterback (QB) Rankings

Pat Mahomes is our top ranked fantasy football quarterback

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Quarterbacks are generally the highest scoring position in any given week. You can't go into a tough fantasy matchup without the best possible QB in your starting lineup.

Who are the best quarterbacks?

We put together accurate and up-to-date projections for every quarterback playing this week. Here is our list of the top 10 quarterbacks for fantasy football in week 13.

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Pat Mahomes QB KC
2 Josh Allen QB BUF
3 Matthew Stafford QB LAR
4 Dak Prescott QB DAL
5 Tom Brady QB TB
6 Lamar Jackson QB BAL
7 Kyler Murray QB ARI
8 Joe Burrow QB CIN
9 Justin Herbert QB LAC
10 Jalen Hurts QB PHI

You can see the full list of all quarterback projections in our QB rankings, and read a summary of the latest week's rankings in our Week 13 QB rankings.

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Running Back (RB) Rankings

Jonathan Taylor is our top ranked fantasy football running back

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Running backs are the most difficult position to roster in fantasy football. If you have a couple of stud RBs, you're golden, but if not, you have to dig deep in the rankings to find a diamond in the rough.

Who are the best running backs?

We put together accurate and up-to-date projections for every running back playing this week. Here is our list of the top 10 running backs for fantasy football in week 13.

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Jonathan Taylor RB IND
2 Austin Ekeler RB LAC
3 Alvin Kamara RB NO
4 Joe Mixon RB CIN
5 Alexander Mattison RB MIN
6 Darrell Henderson RB LAR
7 Najee Harris RB PIT
8 Saquon Barkley RB NYG
9 Leonard Fournette RB TB
10 James Conner RB ARI

You can see the full list of all running back projections in our RB rankings, and read a summary of the latest week's rankings in our Week 13 RB rankings.

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Wide Receiver (WR) Rankings

Cooper Kupp is our top ranked fantasy football wide receiver

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The most boom-bust position in fantasy football are WRs. Whether or not they catch a deep bomb can make or break their output for the week.

Who are the best wide receivers?

We put together accurate and up-to-date projections for every wide receiver playing this week. Here is our list of the top 10 wide receivers for fantasy football in week 13.

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Cooper Kupp WR LAR
2 Tyreek Hill WR KC
3 Justin Jefferson WR MIN
4 Stefon Diggs WR BUF
5 CeeDee Lamb WR DAL
6 Keenan Allen WR LAC
7 Mike Evans WR TB
8 Ja'Marr Chase WR CIN
9 Adam Thielen WR MIN
10 D.K. Metcalf WR SEA

You can see the full list of all wide receiver projections in our WR rankings, and read a summary of the latest week's rankings in our Week 13 WR rankings.

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Tight End (TE) Rankings

Travis Kelce is our top ranked fantasy football tight end

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People fall into one of two camps with tight ends: Stud TE or Streaming TE.

If you're in the former category, then you won't have any problem knowing who to start. But if you're not that lucky, you're going to have to make some tough decisions at the tight end position every week.

Who are the best tight ends?

We put together accurate and up-to-date projections for every tight end playing this week. Here is our list of the top 10 tight ends for fantasy football in week 13.

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Travis Kelce TE KC
2 Mark Andrews TE BAL
3 George Kittle TE SF
4 Rob Gronkowski TE TB
5 T.J. Hockenson TE DET
6 Kyle Pitts TE ATL
7 Dalton Schultz TE DAL
8 Zach Ertz TE ARI
9 Dallas Goedert TE PHI
10 Logan Thomas TE WAS

You can see the full list of all tight end projections in our TE rankings, and read a summary of the latest week's rankings in our Week 13 TE rankings.

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Kicker Rankings

Matt Gay is our top ranked fantasy football kicker

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Kickers are ignored by many in fantasy football, which creates an opporunity for you to get an edge. Look carefully at each potential kicker on your roster and waiver wire to make sure you're getting an extra few points per week out of the kicker position.

Who are the best kickers?

We put together accurate and up-to-date projections for every kicker playing this week. Here is our list of the top 10 kickers for fantasy football in week 13.

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Matt Gay PK LAR
2 Harrison Butker PK KC
3 Daniel Carlson PK LV
4 Ryan Succop PK TB
5 Michael Badgley PK IND
6 Tyler Bass PK BUF
7 Greg Joseph PK MIN
8 Greg Zuerlein PK DAL
9 Justin Tucker PK BAL
10 Matt Prater PK ARI

You can see the full list of all kicker projections in our kicker rankings, and read a summary of the latest week's rankings in our Week 13 kicker rankings.

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Defense Rankings

LA Rams Defense is our top ranked fantasy football defense

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Team Defense (DEF, D/ST) is a fickle position. There is little correlation year-to-year between fantasy defense performances. Your best bet is to stream DEF and find a defense that is playing against a turnover-prone quarterback.

Who are the best defenses?

We put together accurate and up-to-date projections for every defense playing this week. Here is our list of the top 10 defenses for fantasy football in week 13.

Rank Player Pos Team
1 LA Rams Defense DEF LAR
2 Arizona Defense DEF ARI
3 Indianapolis Defense DEF IND
4 Minnesota Defense DEF MIN
5 Tampa Bay Defense DEF TB
6 Philadelphia Defense DEF PHI
7 Buffalo Defense DEF BUF
8 Dallas Defense DEF DAL
9 Kansas City Defense DEF KC
10 San Francisco Defense DEF SF

You can see the full list of all defense projections in our defense rankings, and read a summary of the latest week's rankings in our Week 13 defense rankings.

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Dynasty Rankings

If you're in a dynasty league, you know that you need dynasty-specific rankings to determine true player value. Younger players hold much more value than their equivalent older players.

Here are our dynasty and dynasty rookie rankings:

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Daily Fantasy (DFS) Rankings

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel add a salary to every player, and it's important to take that into consideration when building DFS lineups.

We have two sets of rankings for DFS. One for projected draft (ownership) % for general contests on DraftKings and FanDuel. We then project out each player in the scoring format of DK or FD and then divide the projected points by their salary to determine their "value" on that DFS slate.

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About These Rankings

Fantasy Football Calculator was founded in 2006 and is a leading provider of fantasy data, tools and advice. FFC has millions of visitors annually and thousands of premium subscribers.

The data for the pre-season rankings is generated by a combination of thousands of daily community fantasy football mock drafts and machine learning techniques. The pre-season rankings are published annually in the USA Today and also syndicated in the data feed for SportsData. The weekly and rest of season (ROS) rankings are provided by RotoWire and are updated multiple times per day.

The founder, Kevin Day, has experience working as an engineer at NASA and General Electric. He has conducted research in nanotechnology and is also a VP of Engineering at RVshare, a fast-growing software company. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt, and his background in data analysis has helped him turn Fantasy Football Calculator into one of the most trusted fantasy data sources on the internet.

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Average Draft Position (ADP) Rankings

ADP is a specific type of pre-season draft rankings based on data from fantasy football mock drafts. Here on Fantasy Football Calculator, thousands of people perform mock drafts against each other every day. We then crunch the numbers on that data, filter out computer picks, and come up with a list of Average Draft Position (ADP) rankings.

ADP is the best guide for knowing where players will be drafted in your real fantasy draft.

Here are today's latest ADP numbers for each scoring sytem:

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