Touchdowns are the lifeblood of Fantasy Football, the most important statistic in the game. When you examine and review your 2021 Fantasy football rankings, the best TD-producers will usually be near the top of their respective positions. As you start your 2021 Fantasy football draft prep, though, you must keep in mind that TDs are an annually volatile statistic. As personnel and schemes change from season to season, TD outputs will fluctuate.
Diving into advanced statistical metrics can help us find the ideal 2021 Fantasy football picks to target. A player's touchdown dependency rating can unlock the trends that can help you execute an optimum 2021 Fantasy football strategy. TDR reveals the percentage of a player's Fantasy points that came from touchdowns. It shines the light on those who can maintain their recent pace and uncovers negative regression candidates. Before beginning the search for the top 2021 Fantasy football sleepers, breakouts and busts, be sure to see what the team at SportsLine has to say.
Prepared by proven SportsLine Fantasy experts Scott Engel, Jody Smith and Jacob Gibbs, this is a must-have guide for any Fantasy player preparing for snake, auction or best ball drafts. Engel is a Fantasy Hall of Famer, Smith has been ranked among the most accurate experts in the nation by FantasyPros, and Gibbs is a data-driven prodigy who called Patrick Mahomes' monster 2018 season. This trio brings decades of Fantasy experience and can give you a huge edge in your league.
This guide ranks every player at each position, but goes well beyond that, breaking down sleepers, breakouts and busts. There are also Fantasy football rookie rankings, strategy tips and much more. Head to SportsLine now to see the 2021 Fantasy football draft bible.
Top 2021 Fantasy football picks
The Fantasy football draft bible includes several of SportsLine's top TD regression candidates:
Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers: It was a very disappointing season for Ekeler in 2020. Not only did he miss six games, his TD production also fell off considerably when he was able to play. Ekeler had just three TDs from scrimmage in 2020 after totaling 11 the year before. Ekeler totaled a career-best eight TD catches in 2019 and had just two last season. Ekeler's TDR sank to just under 11 percent, third-worst among qualified RBs last season, after it sat at nearly 23 percent the year before.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys: It was very apparent last year that Elliott's TD production suffered when Dak Prescott missed 11 games. His TD output was sliced in half, as Elliott fell from 12 rushing TDs to six. With Prescott returning to better health this season, though, there is a strong chance Elliott regains his prime form. Early preseason reports have indicated that Elliott's new workout regimen has him looking rejuvenated and ready to bounce back.
Will Fuller, WR, Dolphins: The Dolphins needed a proven big-play threat for their franchise QB in the making, Tua Tagovailoa, and brought in Fuller as a veteran field-stretcher and end zone threat. Fuller's 2020 TDR of 25.4 percent from last season was 12th-best among 77 qualified pass-catchers, but that rate does not appear to be sustainable now that he has changed teams for the first time in his career. He will get a significant QB downgrade from Deshaun Watson to Tagovailoa, and he will have to battle for targets with DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle on an offense that may throw much less frequently than the Texans did.
How to find proven 2021 Fantasy football rankings
SportsLine's Fantasy football 2021 draft guide has also identified a massive bust you need to steer completely clear of. This player is going off the board in the second round in many leagues, but could completely sink your playoff hopes. You can only see who it is here.
So what is the value of every single player for your 2021 Fantasy football rankings? And which huge bust can sink your season? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete 2021 Fantasy football draft bible, all from a team of proven Fantasy analysts who can give you a huge edge in your league.