When you are immersed in your 2021 Fantasy football draft prep, rookies will always catch your eye. Last season, Justin Jefferson had a strong rookie campaign, finishing as the WR6 overall, while Antonio Gibson exceeded expectations by rushing for 11 touchdowns. But for every first-year success story, there are disappointments like Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Henry Ruggs III. So who are the 2021 Fantasy football rookies who should jump off the screen in your 2021 Fantasy football rankings?
How much volume will a rookie running back see, and what will be the roles for pass-catchers in new offenses? For all rookies, you have to wonder how quickly they can adjust to pro football. 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 SportsLine's top 2021 Fantasy football rookies:
Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Many fantasy players are excited about the short and long-term potential of Harris, who was taken in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Steelers. The former Alabama star fills an immediate and major need on the Steelers offense. His versatility and opportunity to be a quick contributor have already pushed him into the late part of the first round in some seasonal drafts. In dynasty leagues, Harris is the consensus No. 1 overall pick in rookie drafts and a top 15 target at his position in dynasty startups.
Michael Carter, RB, New York Jets: As the Jets set out to improve the league's worst offense and put a historically awful season behind them, featuring respectable running backs is a must. The Le'Veon Bell experiment failed miserably and as New York looks to the future, bringing in an infusion of youth was one way to address the backfield issue. They may have waited until the fourth round to add a rookie RB in this year's NFL Draft, but the Jets may have found a key piece of their rebuilding puzzle with North Carolina product Michael Carter.
Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins: Miami has been trying to revive its passing game since Dan Marino retired, with not much success. The Dolphins are hoping that Tua Tagovailoa can show significant signs of progress in his second pro season, and adding a big-play threat was an obvious goal of Miami, as it added Waddle to the receiving arsenal. If Tagovailoa at least plays at a respectable level this year, Waddle could possibly make some noise in his first pro campaign.
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.