2021 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet, Rankings, Projections, Auction Values, Sleepers, Team Names, Draft Tips

Some call it a “draft kit;” others call it a “draft guide.” We call it our 2021 fantasy football cheat sheet, and it’s here to help you win your league. Dominate your draft with our rankings (standard, PPR, superflex, IDP), sleepers, busts, projected dollar values, tiers, mock drafts, draft strategy tips (snake, auction, best ball, dynasty/keeper), consistency ratings, team names, and much, much more. 

It doesn’t matter where you play (Yahoo, CBS,, ESPN, DraftKings, FanDuel, Sleeper, etc.) or what your scoring format is — there’s something below that can help anyone. Yes, even the psychos who play in IDP leagues or are in Year 12 of a dynasty league with a taxi squad and dedicated slots for college players. (Those really exist.)

Week 1 kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9 with the Cowboys and Buccaneers, and we’ll be updating the articles below and producing all sorts of new content throughout the preseason, so bookmark and check back often for the latest links (or follow SN Fantasy on Twitter). There’s plenty more to come as you get ready for your drafts!


  • Standard rankings
  • PPR rankings
  • Sleepers
  • Tiers/position draft strategy
  • Stat projections
  • Mock draft
  • Busts
  • Dollar values/auction advice
  • Consistency ratings
  • Auction strategy tips
  • Best ball strategy tips
  • Dynasty strategy tips
  • Team names
  • Additional help
  • Pick ’em & survivor pool advice

Cheat Sheet: Fantasy football rankings (standard)

Top 200: If you like lists with Blake Jarwin on them, then you definitely need to check out this one. 

Quarterbacks: Why can’t all positions be this deep? (Click here for QB tiers)

Running backs: Who’s the more boring top-15 back, David Montgomery or Joe Mixon? (Click here for RB tiers)

Wide receivers: Which Bengals, Bucs, and Steelers WRs are ranked the highest on their respective teams? (Click here for WR tiers)

Tight ends: How high can we realistically rank Kyle Pitts? (Click here for TE tiers)

Defense/special teams: Where should you pick a defense in your draft? We answer that in addition to ranking them all. (Click here for D/ST tiers)

Kickers: What’s the most important article we write every year? Definitely not this one.

Superflex Top 200: You know that super-deep QB position we mentioned earlier? It doesn’t look quite as deep when everyone is gunning for three of them, huh?

IDP: The No. 8 DB makes no difference to at least 75 percent of you, but we’re here to serve the few, not just the many.

Rookies: Najee Harris, Ja’Marr Chase, and Kyle Pitts were easy choices for No. 1 at their respective positions, but things are very much up for debate after them.

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