2021 Fantasy Football Studs
Stud: A NFL player who has proved himself to be a top scoring player at his position. These players should be started each week regardless of match-up and should only be benched during bye weeks and significant injuries. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
Our writers have classified the following players as studs for 2021. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Patrick Mahomes||QB||KC||26||4||QB - #1|
Three starting seasons (45 games) into Mahomes's career, he passed for 13,868 yards with 114 touchdowns and 23 interceptions, which works out to 308 yards and 2.5 passing touchdowns per game. Mahones continues to add some production on the ground (62/308/2 in 2020). His regression yards per pas... Read More
|Josh Allen||QB||BUF||25||3||QB - #2|
| The best quarterback in the land last year was Allen. He finished with tremendous growth in his completion rate (69.2 – 58.8 in 2019) thanks to the excellent addition of Stefon Diggs (127/1,535/8) and his 76.5 percent catch rate. Allen gained 4,965 combined yards with an impressive 45 touchdowns. He gained over 300 yards in eight games, highlighted by two co... Read More|
|Kyler Murray||QB||ARI||2||QB - #3|
| In his second season with Arizona, Murray became an elite fantasy option. He had growth in his passing yards (3,971), completion rate (67.2), and pass touchdowns (26) while becoming an impact player in the run game (133/819/11). Over 32 games in his career, he gained 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 6.0 yards per rush.
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|Dak Prescott||QB||DAL||28||5||QB - #4|
After four games, Prescott was on a blistering pace in passing yards (6,760), highlighted by three impact games (468/4, 498/3, and 514/4). His season ended in Week 5 due to an ankle injury that required surgery. He set career-highs in his completion rate (68.0) and yards... Read More
|Lamar Jackson||QB||BAL||24||3||QB - #5|
After a sensational 2019 (4,333 combined yards with 43 touchdowns), Jackson lost value in almost all key stats last year. He did run for over 1,000 yards for the second straight year while delivering a solid season in combined touchdowns (33).
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|Aaron Rodgers||QB||GB||37||16||QB - #9|
| At age 36, Rodgera finished with a career-high in touchdowns (51 – 48 passing) while continuing to be the best quarterback in the league in minimizing the damage in interceptions allowed (five in 2020 – 11 over his previous 48 starts). Unfortunately, Rodgers settled for too many short plays from 2015 to 2019, leading to dull results in his yards per pa... Read More|