As you start your 2021 Fantasy football draft prep, finding players who will exceed expectations is a primary goal. There are various reasons why certain players will finish above where they may be in your 2021 Fantasy football rankings. Players who have changed teams or are getting opportunities to see increased volume are some of the best upside targets as 2021 Fantasy football picks. Others who showed potential as young players or have flashed promise and are now set for bigger roles could bust out this year. 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 breakouts:
Mike Davis, RB, Falcons: Last season, the Falcons ranked 27th in the league in rushing. The team appears to be looking to rebuild heading into the 2021 season, but there was a need to return the running game to respectability. Atlanta signed former Panthers running back Mike Davis, who came off the best season of his career. Davis filled in admirably for an injured Christian McCaffrey last year. In the past, Davis had shown glimpses of being able to produce well when pressed into service. Then, he started 12 games for the Panthers last season and totaled 1,015 yards and eight TDs from scrimmage.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals: We have seen flashes of significant promise from Edmonds in the past. In October 2019, Edmonds became a hot Fantasy waiver add, as he rushed for 126 yards and three TDs in a game against the Giants. In Week 7 of last season, he totaled 145 yards from scrimmage against Seattle. Edmonds averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season, and now it appears he may get a chance to lead the Cardinals' backfield in 2021.
Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs: Sometimes, when a player is faced with extra pressure at a pivotal point in his career, he simply must respond and deliver. That is certainly the case for Hardman in his third pro season. Sammy Watkins is gone, and now the Chiefs are expecting Hardman to emerge as their No. 2 wide receiver. Hardman must step forward now if he wants to keep his career on the right track.
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.