2021 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings (Dynasty)




Updated May 9, 2021

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2021 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty

  1. Najee Harris, RB, Steelers
    Pittsburgh's offensive line is a concern, but Najee Harris will be getting all of the touches in Pittsburgh's backfield, making him the top fantasy rookie.

  2. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Bengals
    Ja'Marr Chase's production depends on Joe Burrow's health. Burrow suffered a brutal knee injury last year, but he might be 100 percent early in the 2021 season. Burrow and Chase don't have to develop any sort of chemistry, which is obviously a positive for Chase's short-term prospects.



  3. Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos
    Phillip Lindsay is gone, while Melvin Gordon was a disappointment last year. It could be the Javonte Williams show in the near future.

  4. Travis Etienne, RB, Jaguars
    If Urban Meyer ever gets around to watching tape of James Robinson, he'll see that Travis Etienne can't get all the touches. Etienne will split the workload with Robinson, which will obviously hurt his upside.

  5. Kyle Pitts, TE, Falcons
    I normally ignore rookie tight ends, but Kyle Pitts is a special player. He'll be a great target for Matt Ryan right away. He's easily a top-10 tight end despite being a rookie, and his long-term potential is obviously great as well.



  6. DeVonta Smith, WR, Eagles
    The Eagles had a barren receiving corps entering the 2021 NFL Draft, so the ultra-talented DeVonta Smith has become the No. 1 by default. He has some chemistry already with Jalen Hurts, which is a plus.

  7. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jaguars
    Trevor Lawrence is the best quarterback prospect I've seen in my 21 years of covering the NFL on this Web site. He has it all, and he projects as a great fantasy quarterback for the next 15 years.

  8. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Dolphins
    I don't quite trust Tua Tagovailoa as much as some of the other young quarterbacks, but he should be able to rebound off his brutal rookie campaign. That said, Tagovailoa has so many options at his disposal, including DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Mike Gesicki, so it might take Waddle a while to reach his potential.

  9. Elijah Moore, WR, Jets
    Elijah Moore is a speedy threat who could become Zach Wilson's top receiver. I'm not a believer in Corey Davis, so Moore could be a big producer in New York.

  10. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
    Kadarius Toney is a dynamic threat, but he'll have to split so many targets with all of Daniel Jones' weapons.

  11. Zach Wilson, QB, Jets
    Zach Wilson will be an instant starter, which means he'll be a viable fantasy option because of his scrambling ability. He doesn't have great play-making weapons around him at the moment, however.



  12. Trey Lance, QB, 49ers
    Trey Lance will be a nice fantasy option when he's named the starter, thanks to his scrambling ability, but it remains to be seen when he'll get the nod over Jimmy Garoppolo.

  13. Justin Fields, QB, Bears
    Some deemed Justin Fields to be the second-best quarterback in the 2021 class. He'll be a nice fantasy producer right away for the Bears because of his scrambling ability. It's just a question of when he's named the starter.

  14. Michael Carter, RB, Jets
    Michael Carter is just a fourth-round rookie, but he has a chance to take over as the starter because of a lack of competition on the Jets' roster.

  15. Trey Sermon, RB, 49ers
    Kyle Shanahan is capable of turning any running back to a star, and Trey Sermon has plenty of talent. Unfortunately, he has to pass Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. on the depth chart.

  16. Dyami Brown, WR, Redskins
    Dyami Brown is an explosive receiver who will benefit from Terry McLaurin drawing plenty of attention from defenses.

  17. D'Wayne Eskridge, WR, Seahawks
    D'Wayne Eskridge figures to be Russell Wilson's third receiver in 2021. He has some nice upside because he'll be more productive in the event that either D.K. Metcalf or Tyler Lockett gets injured.

  18. Terrace Marshall, WR, Panthers
    Terrace Marshall slipped to the end of the second round because of injury concerns. He has a nice long-term outlook, but he's just Sam Darnold's third receiver right now.

  19. Rashod Bateman, WR, Ravens
    Rashod Bateman doesn't seem like an appealing fantasy option. He can't separate, and he'll be playing in a run-heavy offense.

  20. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Steelers
    It's tough to trust a rookie tight end not named Kyle Pitts, so I wouldn't be excited to obtain him in re-draft formats. He's much better for the long term.

  21. Tutu Atwell, WR, Rams
    Tutu Atwell is an explosive receiver, but will be stuck behind Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp on the targets list.



  22. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots
    Rhamondre Stevenson might be able to take Sony Michel's job as the No. 2 back behind Damien Harris this year.

  23. Tre McKitty, TE, Chargers
    Hunter Henry is gone, so third-round rookie Tre McKitty could take his place. If so, he'll be a potential TE1 down the road.

  24. Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Titans
    The Titans lost Corey Davis in free agency, so Dez Fitzpatrick might be able to step in and assume the No. 2 receiver role in the near future.

  25. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Lions
    The Lions have nothing at receiver, so it's possible that Amon-Ra St. Brown could emerge as the top receiver on the roster sometime soon.

  26. Josh Palmer, WR, Chargers
    Josh Palmer is a big receiver whom Justin Herbert will target in the red zone. He could be the No. 2 receiver in a year or two.

  27. Amari Rodgers, WR, Packers
    Amari Rodgers would be an intriguing fantasy rookie if the Packers didn't screw things up with Aaron Rodgers. It's difficult to like Amari Rodgers with Jordan Love.

  28. Rondale Moore, WR, Cardinals
    Rondale Moore will be a gadget player for the Cardinals, so he should be ignored in fantasy.

  29. Mac Jones, QB, Patriots
    One NFL team gave Mac Jones a mid-round grade and compared him to Matt Barkley. Ouch! Jones doesn't have any sort of upside, so he doesn't project to be a viable fantasy option.

  30. Chuba Hubbard, RB, Panthers
  31. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Eagles
  32. Khalil Herbert, RB, Bears
  33. Cornell Powell, WR, Chiefs
  34. Tylan Wallace, WR, Ravens
  35. Brevin Jordan, TE, Texans
  36. Larry Rountree, RB, Chargers
  37. Chris Evans, RB, Bengals
  38. Gerrid Doaks, RB, Dolphins
  39. Kene Nwangwu, RB, Vikings
  40. Gary Brightwell, RB, Giants
  41. Kylin Hill, RB, Packers
  42. Nico Collins, WR, Texans
  43. Jaelon Darden, WR, Buccaneers
  44. Anthony Schwartz, WR, Browns
  45. Marquez Stevenson, WR, Bills
  46. Shi Smith, WR, Panthers
  47. Dazz Newsome, WR, Bears
  48. Kawaan Baker, WR, Saints
  49. Michael Strachan, WR, Colts
  50. Jake Funk, RB, Rams
  51. Jemar Jefferson, RB, Lions
  52. Frank Darby, WR, Falcons
  53. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Vikings
  54. Simi Fehoko, WR, Cowboys
  55. Demetric Felton, WR, Browns
  56. Seth Williams, WR, Broncos
  57. Racey McMath, WR, Titans
  58. Jalen Camp, WR, Jaguars
  59. Jacob Harris, WR, Rams
  60. Tre Nixon, WR, Patriots
  61. Dax Milne, WR, Redskins
  62. Ben Skowronek, WR, Rams
  63. Luke Farrell, TE, Jaguars
  64. Hunter Long, TE, Dolphins
  65. Zach Davidson, TE, Vikings
  66. Kylen Granson, TE, Colts
  67. John Bates, TE, Redskins
  68. Noah Gray, TE, Chiefs
  69. Kellen Mond, QB, Vikings
  70. Kyle Trask, QB, Buccaneers
  71. Davis Mills, QB, Texans
  72. Tommy Tremble, TE, Panthers
  73. Ian Book, QB, Saints




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