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Ask the Analysts: 16 Must-Have Players (2021 Fantasy Football)

Aug 19, 2021

Mike Tagliere, Kyle Yates, Joe Pisapia, and Dan Harris share their “guys” for the 2021 season. That’s right. Each analyst provides his must-have player at every position.

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1. Who is your must-have quarterback for fantasy purposes in 2021?

Lamar Jackson (BAL)
Do you know how many times Jackson has finished with fewer than 16.5 fantasy points since taking the starting job in 2019? Four. He’s posted 21.3 or more fantasy points in 22-of-30 games during that stretch, which is flat-out ridiculous. Since becoming the starter two years ago, he’s posted QB1-type numbers in 76.7 percent of his games. The only other quarterback who’s posted higher than 64.8 percent in their career is Patrick Mahomes, who’s sitting at 69.6 percent. On top of that, Jackson now got better weapons to throw to, yet some are ranking him as the fourth-best quarterback in fantasy? Not me. Jackson should be in the conversation to be the first quarterback off the board.
– Mike Tagliere


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