After being Jacksonville for three seasons, running back Leonard Fournette found new life with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, rushing for 367 yards and six touchdowns in 13 regular-season games. Fournette shined even more in the Buccaneers' Super Bowl run, totaling 448 yards from scrimmage and four scores en route to a championship ring, becoming one of the Fantasy football sleepers down the stretch. Tampa Bay brought him back on a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, but how high should he be in your 2021 Fantasy football rankings?
Could Fournette be one of the attractive Fantasy football picks heading into 2021? And which 2021 Fantasy football breakouts exist? Before making any 2021 Fantasy football picks, check out the Fantasy football rankings 2021 from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The model was created by Mike McClure, a predictive data engineer and professional daily Fantasy player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He's used his prediction model to simulate the entire 2021 NFL schedule 10,000 times and identify the top Fantasy football sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure has used this model to help him win almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and it also powers his season-long NFL rankings. The projections can help you create a 2021 Fantasy football strategy that ensures you have the depth necessary to survive what could be another challenging season.
McClure's model takes factors such as player history, schedule, injuries and matchups into account to create the most unbiased 2021 Fantasy football picks possible. Now the model has zeroed in on the 2021 NFL season, ranked every player, and found the top sleepers, breakouts and busts. See every pick here.
Top 2021 Fantasy football picks
The model is extremely high on Rams running back Cam Akers. The second-year pro from Florida State turned in a respectable rookie season in Los Angeles, gaining 625 yards on 145 carries and scoring two touchdowns in 13 regular-season games. He also shined in the playoffs, rushing for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks in the Wild Card Round and then torching the Packers for 90 yards and a rushing score in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Akers emerged from a running back committee late in the regular season and is now primed to be the top back in Los Angeles as the eventual replacement for former Ram Todd Gurley. Akers also proved he could catch passes out of the backfield, hauling in 11 of 14 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown during the regular season and catching three more balls for 51 yards in the playoffs. SportsLine's model is high on Akers, ranking him as a top-10 running back for 2021 after he finished No. 43 at his position in standard Fantasy leagues last season.
Another shocker: Hunter Henry stumbles, even though he's topped 20 total touchdowns over the last four seasons and just signed with the Patriots. The former second-round pick out of Arkansas showed flashes of being a strong receiving tight end, catching 196 passes for 2,322 yards and 21 touchdowns in four seasons.
Now, he'll join a Patriots offense that also added former Titans tight end Jonnu Smith. While New England has had success incorporating multiple tight ends into its offense in the past, it's still hard to imagine that Henry sees 93 targets like he did a season ago with Smith in the fold. The Patriots will also have to feed wide receivers Julian Edelman, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers. That's why the model ranks Henry as its No. 19 tight end for 2021 after he ranked 11th at the position last season.
How to find proven 2021 Fantasy football rankings
The model has also made the call on where Dak Prescott ranks coming off of a gruesome injury last season, and it also has one rookie quarterback ranked over 150 spots ahead of presumed No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. You can only see the latest Fantasy football rankings 2021 here.
So what's the exact value of every Fantasy-relevant NFL player in the 2021 Fantasy football rankings? And which rookie will provide shocking value? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy football rankings, all from a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million in his career and has simulated the entire season 10,000 times, and find out.