During most of his five-season tenure with the New York Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. was considered one of the top wide receivers in Fantasy football. However, he has been a disappointment in his two years in Cleveland, as he only caught four TD passes in his first season with the Browns and was more frustrating in 2020, when he caught only 23 passes in seven games before suffering a torn ACL. After the Browns made their first playoff appearance since 2002, where should you slot him in your 2021 Fantasy Football rankings?
A return to form by Beckham would further boost Cleveland's offense, as Jarvis Landry led the Browns with 840 receiving yards last year. If Beckham can re-emerge as the team's top pass-catcher, he would also become one of the top 2021 Fantasy football sleepers at wide receiver. 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.
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The model is extremely high on Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore. Last season, many Fantasy players and analysts thought Moore would elevate his production after Carolina moved on from Cam Newton. Moore was coming off an 87 catch, 1,175-yard campaign in his second pro season, and it was hoped he would improve on his total of four TD catches. But Moore did not challenge to be a Fantasy WR1 as some expected, and he fell off to 66 catches and finished with only four TDs again.
Now, the Panthers have moved on from the Teddy Bridgewater experiment after he threw for only 15 TD passes last season. Carolina now may have its man to improve the passing game and propel Moore back to his 2019 production. The Panthers traded for former Jet Sam Darnold during the offseason, and the former No. 3 overall pick has a chance to turn his career around with a change of address while leaning on Moore as his prime pass-catcher. That's why the model has Moore ranked just outside the top 40 overall players, in the range with other wide receivers who have previously performed at high levels like Michael Thomas and Robert Woods.
Another shocker: Cardinals running back James Conner struggles, even though he's on a new team and nearly topped 1,000 yards from scrimmage a season ago. The former Steelers ball-carrier will go from being the workhorse in Pittsburgh to becoming a complementary piece of a pass-first Arizona offense after the Cardinals picked him up on a one-year, $1.75 million contract. Coach Kliff Kingsbury is expected to have Conner share reps and responsibilities with Chase Edmonds in a scheme that asks running backs to be both rushers and receivers.
At age 25, Conner has yet to turn in a complete 16-game season due to various injuries, playing 13 games in 2020 and gaining 721 yards on 169 carries with six touchdowns. Conner has shown talent catching passes out of the backfield, hauling in 124 of 153 targets in his four-year tenure for 963 yards and four scores. However, that production was in run-centric Pittsburgh, which is why SportsLine's model is fading Conner in 2021, ranking him well outside the top 125 overall and below running backs like Joe Mixon, Latavius Murray and Kenyan Drake.
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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 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.