When preparing to decide who to target or avoid among your 2021 Fantasy football picks, it is not always readily apparent which players could fail to meet expectations. Last season, Michael Thomas and Clyde-Edwards Helaire were major disappointments and sources of frustration. As you work on your 2021 Fantasy football draft prep, finding players who could derail your title hopes is just as important as uncovering 2021 Fantasy football sleepers.
When creating your 2021 Fantasy football rankings, consider that opportunity does not always lead to projected production. Some players simply fail when they change teams, are presented with heavier workloads, or don't have the proper supporting talent around them. 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 2021 Fantasy football busts:
Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: Many draft analysts and experts considered Etienne to be the best running back in the 2021 NFL Draft class, and when he landed in Jacksonville, it was widely assumed it was just a matter of quick time before he would overshadow James Robinson. But Robinson is not going to be mothballed by the Jaguars after his own impressive rookie year in 2020. Etienne and Robinson may be headed for a time share, and the rookie might not get enough consistent touches to be a dependable Fantasy starter.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Hurts was a pleasant late-season surprise last year, but opposing defenses will now be better prepared to face him. He completed just 52 percent of his passes last year, and must now show he can improve as a decision-maker. The Eagles' pass-catching crew looks mediocre, as its best wide receiver is a rookie. Hurts is still a work in progress, and he still has much to prove at the NFL level.
Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots: Henry was overrated and overdrafted by Fantasy players when he was with the Chargers. Often ranked in the top five or slightly below at TE for the past few seasons, Henry was an injury risk who did not deliver as projected. He has caught just 13 total TD passes in his last three seasons and was not a top-10 Fantasy tight end last year. Now, he gets a clear downgrade at quarterback and it's doubtful he can step up to be a featured playmaker in a passing game that still looks shaky.
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.