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Draft kit: leaderboards, cheat sheets, mock drafts, sleepers and analyzes

This page will be updated with additional content and analysis over the course of the summer. So check back regularly.

The Fantasy soccer ball The season kicks off on Thursday, September 9th, when the Dallas Cowboys face off against reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Whether you play in a casual re-draft league or a more serious deep dynasty format, a traditional or a modified scoring format, with your friends and family or with your co-workers, we know that no two leagues are alike are.

With that in mind, this serves as a one-stop shop for all of our best stuff to make sure you hit the best fantasy football tips in every draft you find yourself in: leaderboards and cheat sheets for PPR and non-PPR , Mock designs for different league types, sleepers and busts for this season and lots of helpful information and tips from our expert team of fantasy football analysts.

Whether you’ve been doing this for years or you’re a fantasy newbie, we have everything you need to put together a great team and kick off the season with a shot at a championship.

Check out all of our best content below as we prepare for the start of the NFL season!


Fantasy football cheat sheets, mock drafts, projections

Cheat sheet central
A collection of downloadable, printable cheat sheets for the 2021 fantasy football season, including PPR, non-PPR, and Dynasty / Goalkeeping leagues. Perfect for your designs.

Mock drafts: 10 team, PPR (May 18) | 10 team, 1/2 PPR (June 24th)

Forecasts for 2021
The projected output by Mike Clay for players in any fantasy position, sortable by certain categories.

Depth diagrams: Offense | defense

PPR rankings

Compound ranks by position

Non-PPR rankings

Compound ranks by position

Dynasty ranking

Clay’s Top 240
Clay’s Top 80 Rookies

IDP rankings

Ton, Cockcroft and McCormick: Top 50 DLs, LBs and DBs

Custom dollar value generator

Enter your league’s scoring system and squad requirements to generate values ​​for your fantasy football auction. Custom dollar value generator


Advice and analysis on fantasy football and

Mike Clay’s Fantasy Football Playbook: How to Draw and Play Like an Expert

Fantasy football draft sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2021

Breaking down the most controversial backfield battles

Best 3-set wide receiver groups

Is Kyle Pitts the exception to the “Don’t Draw Rookie TEs” rule?

Preseason Shadow Report: WR Upgrades and Downgrades

Top 10 Veteran Wide Receivers in New Teams in 2021

Why D / ST has become the mandatory final selection in fantasy football drafts
For years, most fantasy veterans have strongly recommended spending your final pick on a kicker. What has changed to suggest a different approach?

Should we worry about Josh Allen going backwards in 2021?
Tristan H. Cockcroft describes what to expect from the Bills quarterback after a 2020 breakout.

The new reality for the fantasy value of Odell Beckham Jr.
What can fantasy managers expect from OBJ in 2021? Matt Bowen intervenes.

How to Approach Saquon Barkley in Summer Designs
Stephania Bell examines how concerned fantasy managers should be with Barkley.

Is Jalen Hurts the next to use his legs to land as a top 10 QB?
Hurts showed lightning as a rookie. Eric Karabell takes a closer look at Philadelphia’s versatile quarterback.

How Julio Jones’s Trade Affected Titans and Hawks
Mike Clay ponders the effects of Jones on the Titans.

Is Logan Thomas a one-hit wonder or a real TE1?
Mike Clay explains if Thomas can keep up with his impressive performance from last season.

Eric Karabell’s storylines to watch
AFC East | AFC North
NFC East | NFC North

Projection of the top NFL rookie leaders in 10 major statistic categories: Top 5 Passing, Rushing, Receiving, Sacks, More
Mike Clay projects year one player stats for 2021.

Roundtable: Top rookies for Dynasty formats

Roundtable: Top rookies for leagues that have been revised in 2021

Roundtable: rookies who have landed in unfavorable places


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