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Awesemo’s Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings | 2021 Rookie Drafts

Matt Gajewski

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Already in a dynasty league? Check out our Awesemo rookie fantasy football dynasty rankings for 2021. Matt Gajewski has pulled all the top rookies from his dynasty rankings pages and put them all into one list for your dynasty drafts. Check out the article below for more dynasty rankings writeups on players like Ja’Marr Chase, Najee Harris, Jaylen Waddle, Kyle Pitts and more!

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1. Ja’Marr Chase — Cincinnati Bengals

Letting A.J. Green walk this offseason, the Bengals reunited Joe Burrow with Chase with the fifth overall pick. Cincinnati’s 60.5% pass rate ranked 13th last season in a year where Burrow suffered a season-ending injury. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins accounted for 110 and 108 targets, respectively, last season, but this offense looks capable of taking an explosive leap similar to Dallas last year. While Chase should immediately slide into a starting role, he will compete with more talent than other rookies in this year’s class. Still, Chase’s dominant collegiate profile keeps him at the top of dynasty rankings.

2. Najee Harris — Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers vacated 169 carries and 43 targets from 2020 by letting James Conner go. Standing 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, Harris functioned as a workhorse at Alabama, with 1,446 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns as a senior. He also contributed 43 receptions for another 425 yards in 2020. Harris should slide into a feature-back role immediately for Pittsburgh, giving the best shot to finish as an RB1 for the 2021 fantasy season. Long-term, Harris is a 23-year-old rookie behind one of the league’s worst offensive lines with a 39-year old Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback.

3. Jaylen Waddle — Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins reunited Tua Tagovailoa with his college receiver. They also brought in Will Fuller to work alongside DeVante Parker this offseason. Waddle played 61% of his 2020 snaps in the slot before a season-ending injury. Likely playing this role early in his career, Waddle can thrive in space as he did in college. He is playing in an offense moving in the right direction and should create splash plays early in his career. Still, Waddle is a one-year starter coming off a significant injury that limited him to just four games as a junior. While opportunity should come, Waddle carries risk.

4. Kyle Pitts — Atlanta Falcons

A true unicorn at the tight end position, Pitts stands 6-foot-6, 245 pounds with 4.44 speed. Pitts immediately enters an explosive offense with Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, Hayden Hurst and no semblance of a run game. Last year, they finished 28th in yards rushing per game and ninth in pass rate (62.1%). The Falcons already declined Hurst’s fifth-year option, and they can move on after the 2021 season. Pitts is capable of playing in line, in the slot and out wide; he provides a high floor at the tight end position.

5. Travis Etienne — Jacksonville Jaguars

Unlike Harris, Etienne enters a muddled situation for fantasy in Year 1. After hitting on James Robinson as an undrafted free agent, the new Urban Meyer regime all but cast Robinson aside. Signing Carlos Hyde and drafting Etienne in the first round, the Jaguars now have a tricky three-headed monster to navigate at running back. The Jaguars also hired Darrell Bevell to coordinate the offense. Last year, Bevell ran a three-headed monster in Detroit featuring Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson and D’Andre Swift. Etienne should function as the team’s primary pass catcher, but he may have to wait until midseason to carve a larger role. Still, first-round draft capital keeps him near the top of dynasty rankings.


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Matt Gajewski graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics. Matt has worked in the fantasy industry for the past four years, focusing on DFS and Sports Betting. Matt specializes in NFL, College Football, College Basketball, XFL, and MMA. With GPP victories across the major sports, Matt also qualified for the DraftKings 2020 Sports Betting Championship and won a seat to the College Basketball Tourney Mania final.

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