Fantasy Football 2021 Draft Kit: Rankings, expert advice, and more

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Fantasy football draft season is in full swing, so to get you ready to build those championship teams, we present our fully loaded draft kit for 2021!

We’ve rounded up all the advice from our award-winning group of fantasy analysts so you don’t have to worry about being ready when you’re on the clock.

Whether you’re playing Fantasy Football for the first time or a seasoned pro looking to add another title to your trophy case, our draft kit will provide a guide to sleepers, busts, expert analysis and so much more. Don’t forget to also listen and subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast for advice five times a week.

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Want a quick way to prep before making your picks? Check out our rankings or try a mock draft. Practice makes perfect, but make sure you also consider what format you’re playing in when prepping for your draft.

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Note: We’ll continue to add new draft prep content here all the way up until the season kicks off.

Fantasy Draft Prep

Rankings: Overall Top 300 | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers

Printable Cheatsheets: Overall Top 250 | Positional | Tiers

Yahoo fantasy expert mock

Four draft mistakes every fantasy player makes — and how to avoid them

What to do with your first-round pick: 1st pick | 2nd pick | 3rd pick | 4th pick | 5th pick | 6th pick | 7th pick | 8th pick | 9th pick | 10th pick | 11th pick | 12th pick

Positional Tiers: QB | RB | WR | TE

Positional Previews: QB | RB | WR | TE

How not to lose your draft in the first round

Last-minute draft tips to know!

Positional trends to exploit in drafts

Safest picks to make in Rounds 1-10

How to draft a team that gets stronger by Week 1

Which kickers should you target — or stream in Week 1?

How to play fantasy football: A refresher and 101 guide

(More coming!)


A sleeper from every NFL team

Seven very deep sleepers to consider late in drafts

Marquez Callaway leads top WR sleepers

One analyst's top running back sleepers

Trey Lance leads sleeper QB options

Four sleepers to chase at the tight end position

(More coming!)

Searching for draft values

Top value picks in Rounds 1-10

Two value picks at each position

Players being undervalued in drafts: QB | RB | WR | TE

Break-out candidates: QB | RB | WR | TE

Four bounce-back candidates

(More coming!)

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Who are the draft fades?

Your first-round pick could be a bust — here's why

How to identify an early round bust so you don't draft them

One potential bust from every team

Players to fade: Pianow's slippery seven

Overrated draft picks in Rounds 1-10

Players who could get off to slow starts in 2021

Four quarterbacks to avoid at ADP

Running backs with high bust potential in drafts

Wide receivers who won't return on draft investment

High-tier tight ends with the most bust potential

Who are the top boom-or-bust players from the first 10 rounds?

Players being overvalued in drafts: QB | RB | WR | TE
(More coming!)

More Expert Analysis

What drafters should care and not care about from preseason

Who could finish as fantasy's WR1?

Who will shape the 2021 fantasy football season?

Why you shouldn't look to draft Patrick Mahomes in your fantasy league

Six NFL prop bets with fantasy impacts

One analyst's must-draft players

The top QB/WR duos to stack in 2021

Players who could get off to fast starts

Which way do you go on draft's most polarizing players?

Key second-year players to target in drafts

The top RB/Offensive line combos for fantasy

Why early round running backs present the biggest risks in fantasy

10 crucial fantasy developments from training camp, Week 1

Which players need the right to deployment to succeed in fantasy?

Repeatable fantasy stats: QB | RB | WR | TE | DST

Should we fear Derrick Henry and his taxing workload in 2021?

Rest vs. Rust: Will Dak return to fantasy glory? | Can you trust Barkley at the top of your drafts? | What will Babytron bring to NYG?

Chase the efficiency: Don't fade these WRs in your drafts

(More coming!)

NFL team analysis

2021 All-Rookies fantasy team

AFC preview/predictions | NFC preview/predictions

One player stat you should know for every team

Takeaways from preseason Week 1

Fantasy power rankings for all 32 NFL teams

Fantasy analysis of the 2021 NFL schedule

Divisional pressing fantasy questions: NFC East | AFC East | NFC South | AFC South | NFC North | AFC North | NFC West | AFC West

Advice for alternate formats and settings

Salary Cap Draft Tiers/Values: QB | RB | WR | TE

Dynasty league rookie rankings

Guide to starting and playing in a keeper league

Best Ball cheat sheet and strategy guide

The top teams to stack in best ball: NYJ | CIN | DAL | LAR | SEA | JAX

Consider trying one of these settings for your fantasy league in 2021

PPR league winners and losers

Which underrated running backs should dynasty leaguers consider?

Listen to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast