Fantasy College Football Rankings for 2021

Fantasy College Football Rankings for 2021

Fantasy football isn’t just for the NFL anymore. If you love fantasy football but follow the college ranks more closely than the NFL, you have to check out fantasy CFB.

Here are our current fantasy college football rankings for the 2021 season. Additionally, we are adding a few names to watch to the top of each position’s rankings.

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QB Rankings for the 2021 Fantasy CFB Season

It seems like we get a new group of names at the top of these rankings every year, and this year is no exception. The one thing that doesn’t change is the schools at the top of this list. Oklahoma, Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State are putting out a top fantasy quarterback every season.

Fantasy owners can add schools like Liberty and Louisville that run their quarterbacks like crazy to that list as well. Speaking of Liberty, our first quarterback to watch for this season comes from Lynchburg:

Malik Willis, Liberty

Willis, a Junior-year Auburn transfer, enters year two under Hugh Freeze and looks poised to be the top fantasy college football quarterback this season. While Liberty throws it enough for Willis to put up respectable numbers as a passer, it is his legs that make him a fantasy asset. He ran for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2020, including 137 yards and 4 touchdowns in a bowl win against Coastal Carolina.

Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma

Rattler is listed as the early favorite to win the Heisman in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. The 20-year old redshirt sophomore is coming off a fantastic 2020 season. The 6-1 210 pounder threw 28 touchdowns and only seven interceptions last year. The former five-star recruit also ran for six scores to further bolster his stats. Oklahoma just keeps on churning out superstar quarterbacks!

Matt Corral, Ole Miss

Corral had a breakout year at QB for the Rebels with Lane Kiffin calling the plays in 2020. The 6-1 205 pound California native threw 29 touchdowns in Kiffin’s potent offensive scheme. The 22-year old did struggle a bit with the turnover bug, though, as he threw 14 picks. If Ole Miss can improve the play of their O-line, Corral should put up even better numbers in 2021. He could even be a potential dark-horse Heisman candidate.

Bryce Young, Alabama

Bama fans are foaming at the mouth to see Young get some real action. Mac Jones’s stellar play limited Young to only mop-up duty in 2020. The former five-star recruit appeared in nine games last season and only threw for 156 yards and one touchdown. The sky’s the limit for Young, as he has an accurate arm and he’s an elusive runner as well. The Crimson Tide has plenty of weapons at the skill positions and this should give Young a smooth transition into being the starter.

Dillon Gabriel, UCF

It’ll be interesting to see how well Gabriel does in Gus Malzhan’s new offense. The 20-year is a bit on the small side at 6-foot and only 186 pounds, but he has a rocket for an arm. Gabriel threw 32 touchdowns in 2020 and only four picks. The Hawaii native also ran for a couple of scores last year and has already been named to the Maxwell Award Watch List for 2021.

Rank Player Position School
1 Malik Willis QB Liberty
2 Spencer Rattler QB Oklahoma
3 Dustin Crum QB Kent State
4 Matt Corral QB Mississippi
5 Bryce Young QB Alabama
6 DJ Uiagalelei QB Clemson
7 Sam Howell QB North Carolina
8 D. Thompson-Robinson QB UCLA
9 CJ Stroud QB Ohio State
10 Malik Cunningham QB Louisville
11 Kedon Slovis QB USC
12 Dilon Gabriel QB UCF
13 D’Eriq King QB Miami
14 Brennan Armstrong QB Virginia
15 Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati
16 Carson Strong QB Nevada
17 Preston Hutchinson QB Eastern Michigan
18 Clayton Tune QB Houston
19 Grayson McCall QB Coastal Carolina
20 Jake Haener QB Fresno State
21 Jeff Sims QB Georgia Tech
22 Jayden Daniels QB Arizona State
23 Bailey Zappe QB WKU
24 Cevan Cordeiro QB Hawaii
25 Kaleb Eleby QB Western Michigan

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Running Back Rankings for 2021 Fantasy Season

While the tide appears to have changed around the country, with even powerhouse rushing schools either turning to a running back by committee or a full-blown spread scheme. Nevertheless, there is still plenty of talent at the top of the RB class for 2021. Here are a handful of players that we have our eyes on heading into this fantasy season.

Breece Hall, Iowa State

Hall burst onto the scene in 2020 and ended up finishing sixth in the Heisman voting. The 6-1 215 pound junior rushed for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Cyclones in 2020. With the Cyclones bringing back a large portion of their offense, expect Hall to have another banner year in 2021.

Bijan Robinson, Texas

New Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian has to be thrilled to have a talented back like Robinson at his disposal. Robinson has a thick 6-foot 222-pound frame that is tough to bring to the ground. He also has one heck of a speed burst as evidenced by his 8.2 yards per rush average in 2020. We expect Sark to make Robinson the focal point of the Texas offense in 2021.

Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M

Jimbo Fisher is kind of an old-school offensive mind that loves to pound the rock when he has a bell-cow back like Spiller. The 6-1 225 pound junior is coming off an impressive 2020 season that saw him rush for over 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. With Fisher having to break in a new QB in Zach Calzada, expect him to give Spiller lots of carries in 2021.

Eric Gray, Oklahoma

Gray sent shockwaves through the college football world by transferring from Tennessee to Oklahoma. The 5-10 205 pound junior now enters a potent Sooners offense that should suit him perfectly. Gray has plenty of speed but never really lived up to his full potential with the Vols. Lincoln Riley will get Gray plenty of touches in both the running and passing game.

Rank Player Position School
1 Isaiah Spiller RB Texas A&M
2 Breece Hall RB Iowa State
3 Sincere McCormick RB UTSA
4 Bijan Robinson RB Texas
5 Tank Bigsby RB Auburn
6 Ronnie Rivers RB Fresno State
7 Mohamed Ibrahim RB Minnesota
8 Jahmyr Gibbs RB Georgia Tech
9 Austin Jones RB Stanford
10 Kyren Williams RB Notre Dame
11 Kevin Marks RB Buffalo
12 Jerome Ford RB Cincinnati
13 Leddie Brown RB West Virginia
14 Brennan Armstrong QB Virginia
15 Jalen Berger RB Wisconsin
16 Jerrion Ealy RB Mississippi
17 Ulysses Bentley RB SMU
18 Eric Gray RB Oklahoma
19 Camerun Peoples RB App State
20 Master Teague RB Ohio State
21 Deuce Vaughn RB Kansas State
22 Tyler Allgeier RB BYU
23 Tyler Goodson RB Iowa
24 Kevin Harris RB South Carolina
25 Xazavian Valladay RB Wyoming

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Wide Receivers

Analyzing fantasy college football wide receivers can be a daunting task, particularly in a season like this one that saw a ton of transfers, coaching changes, and, of course, a loaded group of receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Below are a handful of wide receivers that we recommend college football fans and fantasy players alike familiarize themselves with ahead of the 2021 season.

David Bell, Purdue

Bell has NFL type size at 6-2 and 205 pounds. The star junior caught eight touchdown passes in only six games in 2020 because of the Big 10’s reduced schedule. Bell is not only one of the best receivers in the conference but also the entire country. Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm will find creative ways to get Bell the ball as much as possible this season.

Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Burks is a massive receiver (6-3, 232 lbs.) who can also line up at tight end. The 21-year old had a breakout season in 2020 by scoring seven touchdowns. Head coach Sam Pittman has this Razorbacks team headed in the right direction so Burks should continue to develop into one of the best receiving prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.

John Metchie, Alabama

With Jaylen Waddle and Heisman winner Devonta Smith headed to the NFL, Metchie is now the main man at wideout for the Crimson Tide. The 6-foot 195-pound junior had a productive 2020 with 916 yards and six touchdowns. If Bryce Young ends up being as good as advertised, expect Metchie to possibly reach double digits in touchdowns in 2021.

Chris Olave, Ohio State

Olave should be one of the top wideouts in the 2021 NFL Draft because of his 4.38 speed. The 6-1 188-pound senior will be new QB C.J. Stroud’s main option this season. Olave scored seven touchdowns in only seven games in 2020 and is poised for his best season yet in 2021.

Rank Player Position School
1 David Bell WR Purdue
2 Jaylon Robinson WR UCF
3 John Metchie, III WR Alabama
4 Treylon Burks WR Arkansas
5 Calvin Austin WR Memphis
6 Kayson Boutte WR LSU
7 Reggie Roberson WR SMU
8 Khalil Shakir WR Boise State
9 Drake London WR USC
10 Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
11 Romeo Doubs WR Nevada
12 Justin Ross WR Clemson
13 Chris Olave WR Ohio State
14 Marvin Mims WR Oklahoma
15 Ty Fryfogle WR Indiana
16 Zay Flowers WR Boston College
17 Josh Downs WR North Carolina
18 Zay Flowers WR Boston College
19 Jalen Tolbert WR South Alabama
20 Travell Harris WR Washington State
21 Jalen Cropper WR Fresno State
22 Braylon Sanders WR Mississippi
23 Jaivon Heiligh WR Coastal Carolina
24 Jaden Walley WR Mississippi State
25 Justin Hall WR Ball State

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