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Fantasy football rankings 2021: Computer model releases NFL sleepers, breakouts, busts, top 300

Tom Brady continues to defy the test of time after winning his seventh Super Bowl at age 43, and the numbers still indicate he’s a viable Fantasy option at quarterback. Brady threw for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2020, while his three rushing touchdowns were tied for his second-most ever. But with so many talented young quarterbacks playing in offenses that throw the ball, where does Brady belong in your 2021 Fantasy football rankings?

Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson arguably have higher upside as 2021 Fantasy football picks, but Brady’s offense is loaded with playmakers. Before going on the clock in any 2021 Fantasy football drafts, 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. He finished as the No. 43 running back in standard Fantasy leagues in 2020, but is firmly in RB1 territory as a top-10 option at the position for 2021. That’s because the former second-round pick out of Florida State established himself as the team’s No. 1 running back down the stretch and is coming off a brilliant postseason.

Akers carried the ball 46 times for 221 yards and two touchdowns while adding three catches for 51 yards in two playoff games last season. He also picked up 424 of his 625 rushing yards during the regular season in his final five games. Now, having Matthew Stafford at quarterback to challenge opposing defenses downfield should lighten the box for Akers, making him one of the potential 2021 Fantasy football breakouts you’ll want to keep a close eye on.

Another shocker: Packers tight end Robert Tonyan struggles despite a breakout 11-touchdown season. The 26-year-old product of Indiana State became one of Aaron Rodgers‘ favorite red-zone targets in 2020, catching 52 passes for 586 yards and 11 touchdowns. At 6-foot-5, Tonyan was targeted seven times inside the red zone and came down with five scores on those attempts.

However, that’s not sustainable in an offense that also has Davante Adams and Aaron Jones to feed close to the goal line. And Tonyan still only played 61.4 percent of Green Bay’s offensive snaps in 2020. That’s why the model has him ranked as its No. 9 tight end for 2021 after he finished as No. 3 at his position in standard Fantasy leagues 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.


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