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Updated Top 200 Superflex Rankings For 2021 Fantasy Football

A month ago, I ranked the top 200 players for Superflex leagues. Since then, though, we have had plenty of recent developments; injuries, depth chart updates, and preseason breakouts. As a response to that, I’ve updated the rankings to adjust to the new information we are getting. You can establish analysis and projections on a player at a certain time, but rather than be stubborn with your priors, make sure to consistently be willing to adapt when more information comes. It seems like such a small task, yet it can truly give you an edge in your leagues.

Now that we’ve addressed that, let’s get to the Superflex rankings! We’ve already discussed where the value lies at each position, so, today, let’s shift our focus a bit. What has changed with the rankings at each position? Why is that the case? We’ll dive into that here.

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Positional Breakdown


In Superflex leagues, it’s looking like Tua Tagovailoa may be an optimal target as a QB2 at a cheap price. He’s looked much healthier thus far in the preseason and comes with more upside than you’d imagine. Remember everything that was working against him in his rookie season:

  • Thrust into the lineup halfway through the year, requiring everyone to have to adjust on the fly to a new offense
  • Coming off of a severe hip injury
  • A limited supporting cast that got worse with injuries to receiver DeVante Parker and tight end Mike Gesicki

A healthier Tagovailoa now has Jaylen Waddle and Will Fuller V added to his receiving corps, will face one of the weaker schedules of opposing defenses, and could also look to throw the ball more down the field; he was quietly efficient (82.3 PFF grade) when throwing 20+ yards down the field. Currently, I’d take him over Trevor Lawrence, especially since I have major reservations over the coaching staff in Jacksonville when it comes to adequate play-calling.

Carson Wentz’s injury makes him a tough sell, while Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater move up slightly after winning their starting quarterback jobs. I’d also note that Ben Roethlisberger finished last season with a more aggressive average depth of the target, and that carried over into his Week 2 preseason game against the Lions. If he continues to push the ball down the field, perhaps he can hold slightly more fantasy value than we’re projecting him to have.

Running Back

The major change here is obviously the rise of James Robinson, who is now a top-20 running back following the injury to Travis Etienne. I’d be careful going too far with bumping him up your draft boards; he had an unsustainable amount of touches last year and Carlos Hyde will still be a factor in the offense. Still, he’s a very interesting running back at the end of third round/start of fourth round for Superflex leagues.

As Robinson rises, Darrell Henderson falls slightly following the Rams’ acquisition of Sony Michel, who suddenly becomes significantly more interesting than he was as a Patriot. Furthermore, Myles Gaskin is hurt by the Dolphins shifting to slightly more of a committee situation, thinning out the running back class once again.

Rookie running back Michael Carter won’t likely get the workload we were hoping for with the Jets, with Tevin Coleman and Ty Johnson being the ones to benefit. Also, stay away from the Buccaneers and Texans, who want to feature at least three running backs in a fashion that makes none of them intriguing in fantasy football.

Looking later in the draft? Tony Jones Jr. seems to have overtaken the second running back spot over Latavius Murray in New Orleans. Damien Williams is in for some receiving work with the Bears, and Justin Jackson will be the one who gives Austin Ekeler a breather with the Chargers. That being said, consider them players you want on your bench rather than starting right away.

Wide Receiver

There isn’t a lot of movement early in my superflex rankings, which makes sense; receiver production relies a lot on their skills and less on volume than running backs, so it’s much easier to rank them earlier on in the process.

With Teddy Bridgewater starting at quarterback in Denver, Jerry Jeudy benefits greatly as a tremendous separator who’s suffered mightily from inaccurate quarterback play, while contested-catch specialist Courtland Sutton’s stock is hurt by not having a quarterback who’ll take risks down the field as the rate that Drew Lock would have. Plus, he’s also dealing with injury issues, as is Kenny Golladay; do you really want to invest in the Giants offense anyways?

Corey Davis has run 13 routes with Zach Wilson this preseason. He’s been targeted in 10 of them and is making $12.5 million per year with the Jets. Please draft him. Furthermore, it’s looking like Marvin Jones Sr. is starting to emerge as the top option in Jacksonville, while D.J. Chark Jr. continues to fall in drafts as he’s impacted by injuries.

The two major preseason risers later on? Marquez Callaway and Rondale Moore. Callaway is the premier riser, and I believe it’s completely warranted. Jameis Winston consistently has been able to induce high-end play out of one receiver simply based on entrusting him down the field, and Callaway appears to be the WR1 in New Orleans. It doesn’t hurt that his efficiency numbers were solid when asked to play last year and that he’s been phenomenal with Winston in the preseason, either. Meanwhile, Moore is a second-round rookie who is getting peppered the ball in Arizona. They rely a lot on their horizontal passing game with a lot of screens, making him an ideal fit for their offense. There’s enough depth at wide receiver to wait and address quarterback and running back early in drafts.

Tight End

Dallas Goedert, it was nice knowing ya! Zach Ertz was ultimately not traded by the Eagles, meaning it’ll once again be a tight end timeshare in Philadelphia. With the tight end class continuing to shrink, I’d do what it took to get one of the top-9 players at the position; Noah Fant could thrive with Teddy Bridgewater, Logan Thomas’ role looks promising, and Tyler Higbee should benefit greatly from the departure of Gerald Everett with the Rams.

Speaking of Everett, he’s now the top late-round tight end to target. Adam Trautman’s role seems to be limited in New Orleans, while he’s also a candidate to land on the injured reserve list. Furthermore, Anthony Firkser isn’t the direct replacement to Jonnu Smith many were hoping he’d be, and Blake Jarwin still hasn’t completely won the starting job in Dallas. Everett, though, has familiarity from Los Angeles with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, is the third option a passing offense quarterbacked by Russell Wilson and is simply a menace after the catch. Target him, please.

I’d also add that second-round rookie Pat Freiermuth might earn playing time in Pittsburgh over Eric Ebron quicker than expected. That being said, I wouldn’t recommend drafting more than two tight ends; there’s not enough pay-off when you can be gaining more depth at other positions. Thus, this news may impact dynasty leagues more than anything else.

2021 Top 200 SuperFlex Rankings

1Patrick MahomesQB
2Christian McCaffreyRB
3Dalvin CookRB
4Josh AllenQB
5Ezekiel ElliottRB
6Alvin KamaraRB
7Kyler MurrayQB
8Austin EkelerRB
9Aaron JonesRB
10Lamar JacksonQB
11Derrick HenryRB
12Davante AdamsWR
13Travis KelceTE
14Joe MixonRB
15Tyreek HillWR
16Dak PrescottQB
17Stefon DiggsWR
18Najee HarrisRB
19Calvin RidleyWR
20Saquon BarkleyRB
21DeAndre HopkinsWR
22Russell WilsonQB
23Justin JeffersonWR
24Nick ChubbRB
25A.J. BrownWR
26Darren WallerTE
27Jonathan TaylorRB
28D.K. MetcalfWR
29Tom BradyQB
30Keenan AllenWR
31Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB
32Allen Robinson IIWR
33Antonio GibsonRB
34Terry McLaurinWR
35Amari CooperWR
36Justin HerbertQB
37Chris CarsonRB
38George KittleTE
39CeeDee LambWR
40James RobinsonRB
41D.J. MooreWR
42Julio JonesWR
43D'Andre SwiftRB
44Aaron RodgersQB
45Diontae JohnsonWR
46David MontgomeryRB
47Cooper KuppWR
48Miles SandersRB
49Robert WoodsWR
50Jalen HurtsQB
51T.J. HockensonTE
52Chris GodwinWR
53J.K. DobbinsRB
54Mike EvansWR
55Mike DavisRB
56Tyler LockettWR
57Joe BurrowQB
58Adam ThielenWR
59Josh JacobsRB
60Ja'Marr ChaseWR
61Javonte WilliamsRB
62Tee HigginsWR
63Mark AndrewsTE
64Matthew StaffordQB
65Odell Beckham Jr.WR
66Darrell HendersonRB
67Chase ClaypoolWR
68Kareem HuntRB
69Brandon AiyukWR
70Matt RyanQB
71Tyler BoydWR
72Chase EdmondsRB
73Jerry JeudyWR
74Kyle PittsTE
75Myles GaskinRB
76Robby AndersonWR
77Ryan TannehillQB
78Courtland SuttonWR
79Damien HarrisRB
80Kenny GolladayWR
81Raheem MostertRB
82Corey DavisWR
83Tua TagovailoaQB
84Brandin CooksWR
85Trey SermonRB
86Devonta SmithWR
87Noah FantTE
88Zack MossRB
89Jaylen WaddleWR
90Will Fuller VWR
91Melvin Gordon IIIRB
92Trevor LawrenceQB
93Antonio BrownWR
94James ConnerRB
95Juju Smith-SchusterWR
96Ronald JonesRB
97Deebo SamuelWR
98Trey LanceQB
99Tyler HigbeeTE
100Curtis SamuelWR
101Leonard FournetteRB
102Michael GallupWR
103Michael CarterRB
104Marvin Jones Jr.WR
105Justin FieldsQB
106D.J. Chark Jr.WR
107A.J. DillonRB
108Laviska Shenault Jr.WR
109Nyheim HinesRB
110Marquez CallawayWR
111Logan ThomasTE
112Baker MayfieldQB
113Jarvis LandryWR
114Devin SingletaryRB
115Mike WilliamsWR
116Tony PollardRB
117Mecole HardmanWR
118Daniel JonesQB
119Cole BeasleyWR
120Kenyan DrakeRB
121Devante ParkerWR
122Tevin ColemanRB
123Mike GesickiTE
124Elijah MooreWR
125Derek CarrQB
126Michael Pittman Jr.WR
127Jamaal WilliamsRB
128Marquise BrownWR
129Gus EdwardsRB
130Darnell MooneyWR
131Ryan FitzpatrickQB
132Rondale MooreWR
133Sony MichelRB
134Henry Ruggs IIIWR
135Dallas GoedertTE
136David JohnsonRB
137Michael ThomasWR
138Kirk CousinsQB
139Jakobi MeyersWR
140Alexander MattisonRB
141Nelson AgholorWR
142James WhiteRB
143Sterling ShepardWR
144Giovani BernardRB
145T.Y. HiltonWR
146Jameis WinstonQB
147Evan EngramTE
148Rashod BatemanWR
149J.D. McKissicRB
150Breshad PerrimanWR
151Carlos HydeRB
152Bryan EdwardsWR
153Zach WilsonQB
154Russell GageWR
155Malcolm BrownRB
156Emmanuel SandersWR
157Damien WilliamsRB
158Tyrell WilliamsWR
159Ben RoethlisbergerQB
160Irv Smith Jr.TE
161Tre'Quan SmithWR
162Tony Jones Jr.RB
163Gabriel DavisWR
164Rashaad PennyRB
165K.J. HamlerWR
166Sam DarnoldQB
167Parris CampbellWR
168Phillip LindsayRB
169John BrownWR
170Ty JohnsonRB
171Robert TonyanTE
172Randall CobbWR
173Carson WentzQB
174Nico CollinsWR
175Chuba HubbardRB
176Christian KirkWR
177Marlon MackRB
178Terrace Marshall Jr.WR
179Jamison CrowderWR
180Rhamodre StevensonRB
181Sammy WatkinsWR
182Hunter HenryTE
183Justin JacksonRB
184Jalen ReagorWR
185Jared GoffQB
186Allen LazardWR
187Darrel WilliamsRB
188Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWR
189Darrynton EvansRB
190A.J. GreenWR
191Devontae BookerRB
192Amon-Ra St. BrownWR
193Tyrod TaylorQB
194Darius SlaytonWR
195Jonnu SmithTE
196Quadree OllisonRB
197KaDarius ToneyWR
198Anthony McFarland Jr.RB
199Quez WatkinsWR
200Donovan Peoples-JonesWR
201Donovan Peoples-JonesWR

Like these Superflex Rankings? For more Rankings and Analysis please check out our full 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

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