Matthew Berrys fantasy football PPR rankings for 2021 season

    • Senior Fantasy analyst for ESPN
    • Member, FSWA and FSTA Halls of Fame
    • Best-selling author of “Fantasy Life”

Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football rankings for PPR (Points-Per-Reception) leagues represent where he would draft players “in a vacuum” for value during the 2021 fantasy football season only. In an ESPN 10-team league, only 160 players will be drafted, hence players 141 through 160 are defenses and kickers. But for those who play in deeper leagues, there are 200 players ranked below.

For more on Matthew Berry’s draft philosophy, which will allow you to use these rankings as he would in his personal drafts, please check out his Draft-Day Manifesto: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Drafters. For more insights on specific players that Matthew Berry likes more or less than others (don’t call them sleepers and busts!), see his Fantasy Football Love/Hate List for the 2021 Season. You can also hear more from Matthew throughout the preseason by checking out episodes ofThe Fantasy Show on ESPN+.

Rankings last updated Thursday, Aug. 26)

1. Christian McCaffrey, CAR (RB1)
2. Dalvin Cook, MIN (RB2)
3. Alvin Kamara, NO (RB3)
4. Derrick Henry, TEN (RB4)
5. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL (RB5)
6. Austin Ekeler, LAC (RB6)
7. Travis Kelce, KC (TE1)
8. Davante Adams, GB (WR1)
9. Aaron Jones, GB (RB7)
10. Tyreek Hill, KC (WR2)

11. Nick Chubb, CLE (RB8)
12. Stefon Diggs, BUF (WR3)
13. Saquon Barkley, NYG (RB9)
14. Najee Harris, PIT (RB10)
15. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI (WR4)
16. Calvin Ridley, ATL (WR5)
17. Jonathan Taylor, IND (RB11)
18. Antonio Gibson, WAS (RB12)
19. DK Metcalf, SEA (WR6)
20. Darren Waller, LV (TE2)

21. A.J. Brown, TEN (WR7)
22. Keenan Allen, LAC (WR8)
23. Terry McLaurin, WAS (WR9)
24. Allen Robinson II, CHI (WR10)
25. Justin Jefferson, MIN (WR11)
26. George Kittle, SF (TE3)
27. Chris Carson, SEA (RB13)
28. James Robinson, JAX (RB14)
29. Joe Mixon, CIN (RB15)
30. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (RB16)

31. Amari Cooper, DAL (WR12)
32. CeeDee Lamb, DAL (WR13)
33. David Montgomery, CHI (RB17)
34. Robert Woods, LAR (WR14)
35. Mike Evans, TB (WR15)
36. DJ Moore, CAR (WR16)
37. Adam Thielen, MIN (WR17)
38. Cooper Kupp, LAR (WR18)
39. Patrick Mahomes, KC (QB1)
40. D’Andre Swift, DET (RB18)

41. Miles Sanders, PHI (RB19)
42. Josh Allen, BUF (QB2)
43. Julio Jones, ATL (WR19)
44. Diontae Johnson, PIT (WR20)
45. Chris Godwin, TB (WR21)
46. Tee Higgins, CIN (WR22)
47. Dak Prescott, DAL (QB3)
48. Kyler Murray, ARI (QB4)
49. Russell Wilson, SEA (QB5)
50. Brandon Aiyuk, SF (WR23)

51. Myles Gaskin, MIA (RB20)
52. Mike Davis, ATL (RB21)
53. J.K. Dobbins, BAL (RB22)
54. Tyler Lockett, SEA (WR24)
55. Lamar Jackson, BAL (QB6)
56. Darrell Henderson Jr., LAR (RB23)
57. Tyler Boyd, CIN (WR25)
58. T.J. Hockenson, DET (TE4)
59. Mark Andrews, BAL (TE5)
60. Logan Thomas, WAS (TE6)

61. Josh Jacobs, LV (RB24)
62. Chase Edmonds, ARI (RB25)
63. Kareem Hunt, CLE (RB26)
64. Brandin Cooks, HOU (WR26)
65. Robby Anderson, CAR (WR27)
66. Kyle Pitts, ATL (TE7)
67. Courtland Sutton, DEN (WR28)
68. Kenny Golladay, DET (WR29)
69. Ja’Marr Chase, CIN (WR30)
70. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT (WR31)

71. Chase Claypool, PIT (WR32)
72. Aaron Rodgers, GB (QB7)
73. James Conner, ARI (RB27)
74. Michael Thomas, NO (WR33)
75. Antonio Brown, TB (WR34)
76. Deebo Samuel, SF (WR35)
77. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE (WR36)
78. Raheem Mostert, SF (RB28)
79. Michael Gallup, DAL (WR37)
80. Jerry Jeudy, DEN (WR38)

81. Tom Brady, TB (QB8)
82. Jalen Hurts, PHI (QB9)
83. Justin Herbert, LAC (QB10)
84. Ryan Tannehill, TEN (QB11)
85. Damien Harris, NE (RB29)
86. Melvin Gordon III, HOU (RB30)
87. Zack Moss, BUF (RB31)
88. Javonte Williams, DEN (RB32)
89. Corey Davis, NYJ (WR39)
90. Curtis Samuel, WAS (WR40)

91. Ronald Jones II, TB (RB33)
92. Marvin Jones Jr., JAX (WR41)
93. Will Fuller V, MIA (WR42)
94. Laviksa Shenault Jr., JAX (WR43)
95. Noah Fant, DEN (TE8)
96. Mike Williams, LAC (WR44)
97. DeVonta Smith, PHI (WR45)
98. Jamaal Williams, DET (RB34)
99. AJ Dillon, GB (RB35)
100. Matthew Stafford, LAR (QB12)

101. Trey Sermon, SF (RB36)
102. Dallas Goedert, PHI (TE9)
103. Phillip Lindsay, HOU (RB37)
104. DJ Chark Jr., JAX (WR46)
105. Jarvis Landry, CLE (WR47)
106. Marquez Callaway, NO (WR48)
107. Darnell Mooney, CHI (WR49)
108. Tyler Higbee, LAR (TE10)
109. Sony Michel, LAR (RB38)
110. Jaylen Waddle, MIA (WR50)

111. Marquise Brown, BAL (WR51)
112. Robert Tonyan, GB (TE11)
113. Cole Beasley, BUF (WR52)
114. Jakobi Meyers, NE (WR53)
115. Carlos Hyde, JAX (RB39)
116. Leonard Fournette, TB (RB40)
117. Henry Ruggs III, OAK (WR54)
118. Mecole Hardman, KC (WR55)
119. Irv Smith Jr., MIN (TE12)
120. Kenyan Drake, LV (RB41)

121. Devin Singletary, BUF (RB42)
122. Michael Carter, NYJ (RB43)
123. Joe Burrow, CIN (QB13)
124. DeVante Parker, MIA (WR56)
125. Jalen Reagor, PHI (WR57)
126. Ryan Fitzpatrick, WAS (QB14)
127. Trevor Lawrence, JAX (QB15)
130. Tony Pollard, DAL (RB44)
128. Justin Fields, CHI (QB16)
129. Trey Lance, SF (QB17)

131. Gus Edwards, BAL (RB45)
132. Michael Pittman Jr., IND (WR58)
133. Russell Gage, ATL (WR59)
134. Elijah Moore, NYJ (WR60)
135. Nelson Agholor, NE (WR61)
136. Randall Cobb, GB (WR62)
137. Rondale Moore, ARI (WR63)
138. T.Y. Hilton, IND (WR64)
139. Austin Hooper, CLE (TE13)
140. Jonnu Smith, NE (TE14)

141. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB (DST1)
142. Washington Football Team, WFT (DST2)
143. Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT (DST3)
144. Los Angeles Rams, LAR (DST4)
145. Baltimore Ravens, BAL (DST5)
146. San Francisco 49ers, SF (DST6)
147. Buffalo Bills, BUF (DST7)
148. New England Patriots, NE (DST8)
149. Indianapolis Colts, IND (DST9)
150. Miami Dolphins, MIA (DST10)

151. Justin Tucker, BAL (K1)
152. Younghoe Koo, ATL (K2)
153. Harrison Butker, KC (K3)
154. Matt Gay, LAR (K4)
155. Jason Sanders, MIA (K5)
156. Jason Myers, SEA (K6)
157. Brandon McManus, DEN (K7)
158. Ryan Succop, TB (K8)
159. Graham Gano, NYG (K9)
160. Tyler Bass, BUF (K10)

161. Kirk Cousins, MIN (QB18)
162. Evan Engram, NYG (TE15)
163. Tyrell Williams, DET (WR65)
164. Mike Gesicki, MIA (TE16)
165. Matt Ryan, ATL (QB19)
166. Darrel Williams, KC (RB46)
167. Rashaad Penny, SEA (RB47)
168. Baker Mayfield, CLE (QB20)
169. David Johnson, HOU (RB48)
170. Emmanuel Sanders, BUF (WR66)

171. J.D. McKissic, WAS (RB49)
172. Nyheim Hines, IND (RB50)
173. Hunter Henry, NE (TE17)
174. Sterling Shepard, NYG (WR67)
175. Jamison Crowder, NYJ (WR68)
176. Rob Gronkowski, TB (TE18)
177. Giovani Bernard, TB (RB51)
178. James White, NE (RB52)
179. Cole Kmet, CHI (TE19)
180. Malcolm Brown, MIA (RB53)

181. Alexander Mattison, MIN (RB54)
182. Devontae Booker, NYG (RB55)
183. Gerald Everett, SEA (TE20)
184. Parris Campbell, IND (WR69)
185. Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR (WR70)
186. Gabriel Davis, BUF (WR71)
187. Tre’Quan Smith, NO (WR72)
188. Damien Williams, CHI (RB56)
189. A.J. Green, ARI (WR73)
190. Anthony Firkser, TEN (TE21)

191. Zach Ertz, PHI (TE22)
192. Tevin Coleman, NYJ (RB57)
193. Darrynton Evans, TEN (RB58)
194. Chuba Hubbard, CAR (RB59)
195. Breshad Perriman, DET (WR74)
196. Kadarius Toney, NYG (WR75)
197. John Brown, LV (WR76)
198. Christian Kirk, ARI (WR77)
199. Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (RB60)
200. Nico Collins, HOU (WR78)

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