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Sport: Updated Fantasy Football Superflex Rankings 2021: Top 200 for standard leagues

Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 8 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks

  Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 8 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks As we pass the halfway point of the fantasy football regular season, start 'em, sit 'em decisions become even more crucial. SN's Vinnie Iyer breaks down all the key borderline players and dishes out Week 8 fantasy lineup advice.Just two teams (Raiders, Ravens) are on bye this week, and they feature only a handful of "must-starts" between them. Still, with the likes of Marquise Brown, Lamar Jackson, Darren Waller, Mark Andrews, and Josh Jacobs unavailable -- plus of host of injured players -- plenty of fantasy owners will have to dig deep for waiver wire streamers and reserve sleepers.

Superflex and two-QB leagues are gaining popularity every year -- and for good reason. Superflex leagues allow you to use a quarterback in your flex spot, so just like in the real NFL, QBs are vastly more important, and the good ones seem even harder to find. Assume everyone in your league will start two quarterbacks and draft a backup, which in 10-person leagues only leaves a total of two undrafted Week 1 starters. In all likelihood, those two QBs with be rostered, too. In 12-person or deeper leagues, not every team will even possess a backup quarterback behind their two starters, and that's why our 2021 Top 200 rankings are so QB-heavy at the top.

2021 Fantasy Football Keeper/Dynasty League Tips, Draft Strategy Advice

  2021 Fantasy Football Keeper/Dynasty League Tips, Draft Strategy Advice Check out our draft strategy advice and roster management tips for dynasty and keeper leagues so you can dominate your league in 2021 and beyond.Keeper/dynasty leagues encourage you to value youth and always be mindful of the way a player's career is trending. In a dynasty start-up draft, rookies will be taken much higher than in a typical yearly league (for obvious reasons). The beautiful thing about dynasty leagues is that it operates much like the real NFL -- some teams are in win-now mode; others are building for the future. Still others are stuck right in the middle of a lukewarm hell.

Even high-upside backups, like Teddy Bridgewater, Mac Jones, and Trey Lance are going to be drafted, so you can imagine how that drives up the value of the bona fide studs. Patrick Mahomes is universally understood to be the 1.1 across all superflex and two-QB formats. It can be a weird adjustment to change your way of thinking about the quarterback position, but it's just something you have to prepare for. If you aren't quick enough to act, you'll be left with bottom-of-the-barrel quarterbacks and have a good chance of getting rolled by teams with two studs.

2021 STANDARD FANTASY RANKINGS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Think about it like this: Derrick Henry was the standard fantasy darling in 2020. Yet, 11 quarterbacks finished the season with more fantasy points than him, including Kirk Cousins. That's not to say you're drafting 11 quarterbacks in front of him, but it gives you the idea of the importance of QBs in superflex formats. If you need more proof, 24 quarterbacks finished in the top 40 overall in fantasy points last year. This includes Daniel Jones and Drew Lock (yes, it's true).

Fantasy Football Auction Tips 2021: Best strategy advice for getting the most value in your draft

  Fantasy Football Auction Tips 2021: Best strategy advice for getting the most value in your draft Auction drafts truly put you in control of your fantasy football destiny. Justin Fensterman from Fantasy Alarm provides tips and strategy advice for navigating your 2021 auction, from nominations to bidding to budgeting.For those unfamiliar, in auction drafts, each team gets a budget of hypothetical money to bid on players. The standard is a $200 budget per team. The snake draft format is replaced with a nomination order that goes from top to bottom each round. The nominator gets 20-30 seconds to select a player, and once the bidding begins, a running clock starts which determines how long the player is up for nomination.

2021 FANTASY AUCTION VALUES (Standard & PPR):

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Overall

This isn't to say other positions don't matter. RBs are still extremely valuable, top-tier TEs are still tough to find, and reliable WRs still don't grow on trees. If you can roll out awesome backs and receivers, you can make due with two mid-tier starting QBs. In fact, some owners prefer that strategy -- grab three of four RBs/WRs/TEs first, then go with two QBs -- maybe Trevor Lawrence and Matt Ryan -- in quick succession. That can work, but either way, you're still drafting those QBs much higher than you would in single-QB, non-superflex leagues. It's obviously even more imperative to get two solid signal-callers in dedicated two-QB leagues, as you can play an RB, WR, or TE in a superflex spot if you really need to, but QBs will always have higher ceilings and much higher floors.

Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 9 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks

  Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 9 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks Start Adrian Peterson and Derrick Gore? Just what the hell is going on here? We try to figure it all out and help with your Week 9 fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions. Get lineup advice and NFL DFS tips.It's another four-team bye week, with Washington, Detroit, Seattle, and Tampa getting the week off. We'll miss key players from every team, and when you combine that with some of the injury/inactive worries (Saquon Barkley, James Robinson, Dak Prescott, Calvin Ridley, Noah Fant, Sterling Shepard, etc.), fantasy owners are forced to dig deep for at least a couple starters. If you assess the matchups, study the usage trends, and balance risk-vs.

2021 FANTASY SLEEPERS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Each team

The main difference between our standard and PPR superflex rankings is that quarterbacks are even slightly more valuable in standard. Why? Put simply, the other positions score fewer points in standard versus PPR, while the change in format has no effect on quarterback scoring.

2021 PPR FANTASY RANKINGS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200

We'll be updating these rankings until Week 1, so check back for the latest player movement!

2021 FANTASY TIERS & DRAFT STRATEGY:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST

2021 Fantasy Superflex Rankings (Standard)

Rankings based on standard, four-point passing TD, non-PPR scoring

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2021 Cheat Sheet

Rank Player Position
1 Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs QB
2 Derrick Henry, Titans RB
3 Christian McCaffrey, Panthers RB
4 Kyler Murray, Cardinals QB
5 Josh Allen, Bills QB
6 Dalvin Cook, Vikings RB
7 Saquon Barkley, Giants RB
8 Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB
9 Lamar Jackson, Ravens QB
10 Nick Chubb, Browns RB
11 Alvin Kamara, Saints RB
12 Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys RB
13 Tyreek Hill, Chiefs WR
14 Dak Prescott, Cowboys QB
15 Aaron Jones, Packers RB
16 Davante Adams, Packers WR
17 Jonathan Taylor, Colts RB
18 Antonio Gibson, Washington RB
19 Travis Kelce, Chiefs TE
20 Justin Herbert, Chargers QB
21 DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals WR
22 Stefon Diggs, Bills WR
23 Ryan Tannehill, Titans QB
24 Matthew Stafford, Rams QB
25 Tom Brady, Buccaneers QB
26 Aaron Rodgers, Packers QB
27 DK Metcalf, Seahawks WR
28 Calvin Ridley, Falcons WR
29 George Kittle, 49ers TE
30 Jalen Hurts, Eagles QB
31 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs RB
32 Allen Robinson, Bears WR
33 Joe Burrow, Bengals QB
34 Justin Jefferson, Vikings WR
35 Austin Ekeler, Chargers RB
36 A.J. Brown, Titans WR
37 Kirk Cousins, Vikings QB
38 Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars QB
39 Matt Ryan, Falcons QB
40 Darren Waller, Raiders TE
41 David Montgomery, Bears RB
42 Joe Mixon, Bengals RB
43 Najee Harris, Steelers RB
44 Ben Roelisberger, Steelers QB
45 CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys WR
46 Miles Sanders, Eagles RB
47 D'Andre Swift, Lions RB
48 Jameis Winston, Saints QB
49 Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins QB
50 Derek Carr, Raiders QB
51 Keenan Allen, Chargers WR
52 Mike Evans, Buccaneers WR
53 James Robinson, Jaguars RB
54 Josh Jacobs, Raiders RB
55 Chris Carson, Seahawks RB
56 Cooper Kupp, Rams WR
57 Terry McLaurin, Washington WR
58 Baker Mayfield, Browns QB
59 Gus Edwards, Ravens RB
60 Justin Fields, Bears QB
61 Trey Lance, 49ers QB
62 Mark Andrews, Ravens TE
63 Amari Cooper, Cowboys WR
64 Daniel Jones, Giants QB
65 D.J. Moore, Panthers WR
66 Robert Woods, Rams WR
67 Julio Jones, Titans WR
68 Chris Godwin, Buccaneers WR
69 Carson Wentz, Colts QB
70 Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos QB
71 Kyle Pitts, Falcons TE
72 Odell Beckham Jr., Browns WR
73 Tyler Lockett, Seahawks WR
74 Zach Wilson, Jets QB
75 Mac Jones, Patriots QB
76 Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers QB
77 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington QB
78 Jared Goff, Lions QB
79 Kareem Hunt, Browns RB
80 Javonte Williams, Broncos RB
81 Kenny Golladay, Giants WR
82 Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers WR
83 Tyrod Taylor, Texans QB
84 Sam Darnold, Panthers QB
85 Myles Gaskin, Dolphins RB
86 Darrell Henderson, Rams RB
87 Courtland Sutton, Broncos WR
88 Adam Thielen, Vikings WR
89 Mike Davis, Falcons RB
90 Damien Harris, Patriots RB
91 Raheem Mostert, 49ers RB
92 T.J. Hockenson, Lions TE
93 Chase Edmonds, Cardinals RB
94 Melvin Gordon, Broncos RB
95 Devin Singletary, Bills RB
96 Robby Anderson, Panthers WR
97 DeVante Parker, Dolphins WR
98 Zack Moss, Bills RB
99 Michael Carter, Jets RB
100 Tee Higgins, Bengals WR
101 Andy Dalton, Bears QB
102 DJ Chark, Jaguars WR
103 Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals WR
104 Chase Claypool, Steelers WR
105 Diontae Johnson, Steelers WR
106 Phillip Lindsay, Texans RB
107 Deebo Samuel, 49ers WR
108 JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers WR
109 Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers RB
110 Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers RB
111 Mike Williams, Chargers WR
112 Noah Fant, Broncos TE
113 Antonio Brown, Buccaneers WR
114 Jerry Jeudy, Broncos WR
115 Tyler Higbee, Rams TE
116 Dallas Goedert, Eagles TE
117 Mike Gesicki, Dolphins TE
118 James Conner, Cardinals RB
119 Michael Pittman Jr., Colts WR
120 DeVonta Smith, Eagles WR
121 David Johnson, Texans RB
122 Will Fuller, Dolphins WR
123 Brandin Cooks, Texans WR
124 Logan Thomas, Washington TE
125 Robert Tonyan Jr., Packers TE
126 Corey Davis, Jets WR
127 Tyler Boyd, Bengals WR
128 Marquise Brown, Ravens WR
129 Latavius Murray, Saints RB
130 Jamaal Williams, Lions RB
131 Jonnu Smith, Patriots TE
132 Marquez Callaway, Saints WR
133 Michael Gallup, Cowboys WR
134 Nyheim Hines, Colts RB
135 AJ Dillon, Packers RB
136 Tony Pollard, Cowboys RB
137 Drew Lock, Broncos QB
138 Taysom Hill, Saints QB
139 JD McKissic, Washington RB
140 Trey Sermon, 49ers RB
141 Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots RB
142 Gabriel Davis, Bills WR
143 Henry Ruggs III, Raiders WR
144 Carlos Hyde, Jaguars RB
145 Damien Williams, Bears RB
146 James White, Patriots RB
147 Ty'Son Williams, Ravens RB
148 Alexander Mattison, Vikings RB
149 Jarvis Landry, Browns WR
150 Tevin Coleman, Jets RB
151 Jakobi Meyers, Patriots WR
152 Jalen Reagor, Eagles WR
153 Hunter Henry, Patriots TE
154 Justin Jackson, Chargers RB
155 Malcolm Brown, Dolphins RB
156 Kenyan Drake, Raiders RB
157 Marvin Jones, Jaguars WR
158 Curtis Samuel, Washington WR
159 Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars WR
160 Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles RB
161 Darnell Mooney, Bears WR
162 Christian Kirk, Cardinals WR
163 Jared Cook, Chargers TE
164 Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers TE
165 Darrel Williams, Chiefs RB
166 Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins WR
167 Tre'Quan Smith, Saints WR
168 Cole Beasley, Bills WR
169 Michael Thomas, Saints WR
170 Rondale Moore, Cardinals WR
171 Sony Michel, Rams RB
172 Emmanuel Sanders, Bills WR
173 Jamison Crowder, Jets WR
174 Tyrell Williams, Lions WR
175 Bryan Edwards, Raiders WR
176 Mark Ingram, Texans RB
177 Rashaad Penny, Seahawks RB
178 Nelson Agholor, Patriots WR
179 Darius Slayon, Giants WR
180 Marlon Mack, Colts RB
181 Rusell Gage, Falcons WR
182 Allen Lazard, Packers WR
183 Devontae Booker, Giants RB
184 Ty Johnson, Jets RB
185 Benny Snell Jr., Steelers RB
186 Mecole Hardman, Chiefs WR
187 T.Y. Hilton, Colts WR
188 Blake Jarwin, Cowboys TE
189 Anthony Firkser, Titans TE
190 Elijah Mitchell, 49ers RB
191 Kadarius Toney, Giants WR
192 Gerald Everett, Seahawks TE
193 Sammy Watkins, Ravens WR
194 A.J. Green, Cardinals WR
195 Van Jefferson, Rams WR
196 Elijah Moore, Jets WR
197 Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions WR
198 Cole Kmet, Bears TE
199 Wayne Gallman, Falcons RB
200 Denzel Mims, Jets WR

Updated Fantasy Football TE PPR Rankings 2021: Best tight ends to draft, sleepers to know .
If a tight end gets a lot of targets, he's going to be valuable in both standard and point-per-reception formats, but our 2021 fantasy TE PPR rankings feature more potential sleepers when you factor in catches. See the whole list before finalizing your draft strategy.The guys at the top consist of Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, and George Kittle. Waller may even have a rare chance to challenge Kelce as the TE1 thanks to equal volume (both had 145 targets last year). T.J. Hockenson and Kyle Pitts, who see a rise in rankings compared to our standard rankings, have a chance to join them as tight ends who will finish first or second on their teams in targets.

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