Way-Too-Early 2021 Fantasy Football QB Rankings

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The start of the 2021 fantasy football season—and the kick-off of fantasy draft season—is still months away, but it's never too early to look ahead and get a jump on the rest of your league research-wise. Now that NFL free agency has slowed to a standstill and the 2021 NFL Draft is less than a month away, it's a great time to reassess the baseline value of fantasy players at every position for the upcoming campaign.

Below is my list of the top 35 quarterbacks, in order, for the 2021 fantasy season. Rookies are included even though the draft hasn't happened yet, so some projection is taking place and that is reflected in both the rankings of the young passers and the quarterbacks who might lose their starting jobs to them.

All of my rankings reflect the order in which I would draft a player right now in full-point PPR leagues with otherwise default scoring. If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players, feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@JaimeEisner) or Instagram (@JaimeEisnerTDN). I’d be happy to chat with you!

Other Rankings: RB | WR | TE

  1. Patrick Mahomes (QB - KC)
  2. Josh Allen (QB - BUF)
  3. Lamar Jackson (QB - BAL)
  4. Kyler Murray (QB - AZ)
  5. Dak Prescott (QB - DAL)
  6. Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB)
  7. Tom Brady (QB - TB)
  8. Jalen Hurts (QB - PHI)
  9. Justin Herbert (QB - LAC)
  10. Russell Wilson (QB - SEA)
  11. Trevor Lawrence (QB - JAX)
  12. Matthew Stafford (QB - LAR)
  13. Ryan Tannehill (QB - TEN)
  14. Matt Ryan (QB - ATL)
  15. Kirk Cousins (QB - MIN)
  16. Joe Burrow (QB - CIN)
  17. Jameis Winston (QB - NO)
  18. Baker Mayfield (QB - CLE)
  19. Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB - WSH)
  20. Carson Wentz (QB - IND)
  21. Ben Roethlisberger (QB - PIT)
  22. Derek Carr (QB - LV)
  23. Zach Wilson (QB - TBD*)
  24. Trey Lance (QB - TBD*)
  25. Tyrod Taylor (QB - HOU)
  26. Cam Newton (QB - NE)
  27. Daniel Jones (QB - NYG)
  28. Justin Fields (QB - TBD*)
  29. Sam Darnold (QB - CAR)
  30. Jared Goff (QB - DET)
  31. Tua Tagovailoa (QB - MIA)
  32. Andy Dalton (QB - CHI)
  33. Drew Lock (QB - DEN)
  34. Jimmy Garoppolo (QB - SF)

Written By:

Jaime Eisner

Managing Editor

Managing Editor of The Draft Network. He’s a former editor for Sports Illustrated, FanRag Sports and Arizona Sports. He’s the co-host of the TDN Fantasy Podcast and has an extensive background covering fantasy sports and sports betting.