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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total171.79.4-
Avg Game11.44.7-
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Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
09/10
#6#10-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/10
#4#12-
    
Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
09/10
#8#9-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/10
#5#9-
    
Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
09/10
#5#9-
    
Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
09/10
#10#8-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/10
#6#9-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
09/10
#6#9-
    
Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
09/10
#5#9-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome Beast Dome
09/10
#8#12-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
09/09
#5#8-
    
Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
09/09
#6#9-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
09/10
#6#8-
    
The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
09/09
#7#10-
    
Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
09/09
#6#9-
    
Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
09/09
#6#9-
    
Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#3#11-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/10
#5#9-
    
Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
09/09
#13#9-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#5#9-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/10
#8#9-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
09/09
#6#10-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
09/01
#7#9-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
09/09
#3#13-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
09/09
#3#9-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
09/09
#6#11-
    
Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
09/09
#7#11-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#11#6-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
09/09
#5#9-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
09/09
#3#9-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
07/15
#7#9-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
09/09
#11#7-
    
Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
09/09
#4#8-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
09/09
#5#10-
    
Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
09/09
#6#9-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
08/31
#6#13-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
09/09
#5#9-
    
Doug Orth D. Orth
FFToday FFToday
09/09
#5#9-
    
Matt Okada M. Okada
BallBlast BallBlast
09/09
#7#9-
    
Dan McLellan D. McLellan
WBLZ Media WBLZ Media
09/09
#14#10-
    
Derek Dennington D. Dennington
The Good Old Boys Fantasy Football Podcast The Good Old Boys ...
09/09
#3#8-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
09/09
#8#9-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
09/09
#8#9-
    
Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
09/09
#9#1-
    
Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
09/09
#6#13-
    
Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
09/10
#6#14-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
09/09
#9#12-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
09/09
#12#10-
    
Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
09/09
#7#10-
    
Jake Ciely J. Ciely
The Athletic The Athletic
09/10
#6#9-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#7#11-
    
Davis Mattek D. Mattek
SportsGrid SportsGrid
09/09
#4#7-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
09/09
#3#9-
    
Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
09/09
#6#9-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/09
#3#10-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
09/09
#13#14-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
09/09
#7#11-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
09/09
#7#15-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
09/09
#4#9-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
09/09
#5#9-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
09/09
#4#8-
    
Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
09/02
#8#9-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#7#9-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#6#8-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#3#7-
    
Nathan Jahnke N. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#8#5-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
09/09
#6#12-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#5#7-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/09
#3#9-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
09/09
#6#10-
    
Doug Norrie D. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings Daily Fantasy Spor...
09/09
#16#11-
    
Ryan Skolrud R. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports SkullKing Sports
09/09
#9#8-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
09/09
#5#8-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
09/09
#6#13-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
09/09
#3#9-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
09/09
#8#6-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#3#9-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/10
#6#10-
    
Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
09/09
#6#8-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
09/09
#2#5-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/09
#4#10-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
09/09
#6#8-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/01
#9#8-
    
Mike Randle M. Randle
BettingPros BettingPros
09/09
#9#11-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
09/09
#6#8-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
09/09
#6#8-
    
Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
09/09
#6#9-
    
Jason Willan J. Willan
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
09/09
#8#10-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
07/05
#9#3-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
09/01
#6#7-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
09/09
#3#8-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
09/09
#6#9-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
09/09
#6#5-
    
Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/02
#3#6-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
09/09
#6#8-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
09/09
#8#10-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#6#14-
    
Blair Williams B. Williams
Razzball Razzball
09/09
#16#11-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
09/09
#3#11-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
09/09
#5#7-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#4#9-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
09/09
#6#12-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#6#3-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
07/05
#8#10-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
09/09
#7#6-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
09/09
#6#8-
    
Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
09/09
#10#14-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
09/09
#2#14-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
09/09
#4#8-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
09/09
#5#10-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#6#8-
    
Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
09/10
#3#9-
    
Jon Collins J. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR Fantasy Sports LR
09/09
#7#10-
    
Rob Wilson R. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
09/09
#6#8-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
09/09
#5#9-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
09/09
#6#8-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/09
#6#19-
    
M. Starks Powell M. Starks P...
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
09/09
#9#8-
    
Kyle August K. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown Fantasy Football S...
09/09
#3#7-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
09/01
#5#8-
    
Jarad Evans J. Evans
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#7#8-
    
Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
09/09
#4#10-
    
Dave McKay D. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain The Fantasy Sports...
09/08
#10#8-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
09/09
#4#9-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
09/09
#6#21-
    
Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
09/09
#3#9-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
09/01
#7#5-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
09/09
#6#10-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
09/09
#3#7-
    
Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
09/08
#3#8-
    
Brendan Tuma B. Tuma
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/08
#3#9-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
09/08
#8#3-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
09/08
#5#9-
    
KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
09/09
#9#5-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
09/09
#5#10-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
08/31
#7#9-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
09/07
#7#8-
    
Nick Bretwisch N. Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports Win Daily Sports
08/31
#6#9-
    
Anthony Staggs A. Staggs
Fanball Fanball
09/09
#6#9-
    
Nate Hamilton N. Hamilton
The Game Day The Game Day
08/31
#5#10-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
09/02
#6#18-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
08/31
#6#10-
    
Dale DeMott D. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
09/07
#7#6-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
09/09
#4#12-
    
Matt Marchese M. Marchese
Sportsnet Sportsnet
09/02
#9#1-
    
Kevin Roberts K. Roberts
Breaking Football Breaking Football
09/09
#8#7-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/01
#6#9-
    
Brian Strait B. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football FTLS Fantasy Football
09/06
#8#4-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
09/06
#6#10-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
09/01
#7#6-
    
Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
09/09
#4#10-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
09/06
#5#6-
    
Sebastian Ardura S. Ardura
Gurus Deportivos Gurus Deportivos
08/19
#6#9-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
09/02
#8#5-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
09/09
#3#8-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
09/06
#6#10-
    
Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
09/05
#9#8-
    
Justin Weigal J. Weigal
FantasySharks FantasySharks
09/05
#3#10-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
09/10
#8#4-
    
Dalton Kates D. Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues APEX Fantasy Leagues
09/05
#4#6-
    
Husein Shabazz H. Shabazz
SleeperWire SleeperWire
09/04
#9#6-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
09/04
#6#9-
    
Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
09/07
#10#8-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#8#5-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
09/09
#6#9-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
09/09
#7#6-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
09/03
#6#9-
    
Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
09/03
#5#9-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
09/09
#5#8-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
09/03
#7#15-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/02
#4#5-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
09/02
#4#6-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
09/09
#6#9-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs FantasyLabs
09/02
#5#7-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
09/02
#5#8-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
09/06
#5#8-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
09/01
#5#10-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
09/01
#4#18-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
09/01
#4#11-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/01
#6#8-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
09/01
#8#5-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
09/01
#5#9-
    
Matt Camp M. Camp
Bleacher Report Bleacher Report
09/01
#5#6-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
09/01
#6#10-
    
Mark Ross M. Ross
Athlon Sports Athlon Sports
09/01
#5#7-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
08/31
#11#7-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
08/31
#5#6-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
09/09
#5#10-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
08/31
#5#6-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
08/31
#5#13-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
08/31
#4#11-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
08/31
#6#8-
    
Michael Florio M. Florio
RotoBaller RotoBaller
08/30
#4#9-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
08/30
#2#12-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
08/30
#6#5-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
09/09
#7#8-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
09/08
#3#10-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
09/09
#6#11-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
09/10
#8#6-
    
Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
08/22
#10#11-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
07/06
#4#8-
    
Travis Seel T. Seel
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
08/24
#6#4-
    
Wayne Bretsky W. Bretsky
BretskyBall BretskyBall
08/23
#5#10-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
08/29
#6#11-
    
Mike Tagliere M. Tagliere
FantasyPros FantasyPros
08/20
#6#8-
    
Gary VanDyke G. VanDyke
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
08/10
#8#5-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
07/28
#6#8-
    
Jake Arthur J. Arthur
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
07/20
#4#8-
    
Adam Pfeifer A. Pfeifer
FTN FTN
05/30
#4#7-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at TB vs. DEN
Week 2 at LAC at WAS
Week 3 vs. PHI vs. ATL
Week 4 vs. CAR at NO
Week 5 vs. NYG at DAL
Week 6 at NE vs. LAR
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. CAR
Week 8 at MIN at KC
Week 9 vs. DEN vs. LV
Week 10 vs. ATLBYE WEEK
Week 11 at KC at TB
Week 12 vs. LV vs. PHI
Week 13 at NO at MIA
Week 14 at WAS at LAC
Week 15 at NYG vs. DAL
Week 16 vs. WAS at PHI
Week 17 vs. ARI at CHI
Week 18 at PHI vs. WAS
Player Projections Comparison
 
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts279.1258.4
Rush Yards1,165.41,160.1
Rush TDs9.48.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions51.455.5
Rec Yards387.7440.4
Rec TDs2.32.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points219.4223.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 124.76.6
Week 216.22.8
Week 311.8
Week 412.5
Week 522.5
Week 64.0
Week 75.1
Week 87.3
Week 96.9
Week 10
Week 1117.4
Week 121.9
Week 139.5
Week 145.9
Week 15
Week 1613.9
Week 1712.1
Week 18
Total171.79.4
Average11.44.7
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 149
Week 270
Week 311
Week 48
Week 52
Week 610
Week 72
Week 82
Week 93
Week 10
Week 112
Week 123
Week 136
Week 143
Week 15
Week 164
Week 174
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Our perception of Ezekiel Elliott may be a bit skewed after his lackluster performance for fantasy last season. However, we need to remember the full context of the situation and recognize that Zeke was a top-tier fantasy option through the first five weeks of the season. He was the RB3 when Dak Prescott was healthy and on the field and was averaging a healthy 19.9 fantasy points per game. With Dak presumably back and ready to go for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, Zeke's a fantastic option again this season to lead your team as a RB1. If you happen to get him at a bit of a discount because of what happened last season, that's just simply icing on the cake.From a talent perspective, Saquon Barkley is the best RB in the NFL when he's on the field. Unfortunately, the issue has been staying on the field the past two seasons. Barkley has played 15 out of a possible 32 games, which makes him a very risky investment at the top of your draft. For fantasy managers to have a shot of competing deep into their playoffs, they need their top draft pick to pull their weight all season long. Earlier on in the off-season, Barkley was being drafted as a top-3 option. He's fallen a little bit in ADP, which is more in line with where he should be going. As a late first-round draft pick, the risk is worth the reward. Anything more than that and you're playing with fire.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Zeke is one of the most talented RBs in the NFL. The Cowboys offense was decimated by injuries in 2020. However, before Dak got hurt they were rolling. The concerns with Zeke are 1.) He's had off the field issues in the past. There's always a risk he acts like a knucklehead and gets suspended. 2.) If Dak gets injured again the Cowboys offense will struggle. 3.) The Cowboys schedule isn't easy. They play a lot of tough defenses in 2021. Washington's defense in particular is menacing and they have to play them twice-ugh! I think Zeke will do better, but that Dallas schedule doesn't have as many cupcakes as I'd like.Saquon's coming off a devastating knee injury. The Giants might ease him back by limiting his touches. Even if they don't, Barkley's running style, which involves plenty of quick stops and starts isn't ideal for an ACL injury. Can he be the same RB? Will he have the same burst of acceleration that made him special? Can he stay healthy? And I speak from personal experience having torn my ACL, albeit 24 years ago. The Giants line isn't very good and the book is still out on QB Daniel Jones. Saquon is too risky in 2021 for me as an early round pick. Note- I heard a prominent fantasy analyst mention on a podcast that Wayne Gallman is Barkley's backup. She was incorrect. Gallman isn't even on the Giants anymore. The backup looks like it's going to be Devontae Booker. With regards to Saquon, let someone else take the chance. Pass
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
He's currently driving down the "best shape of my life" narrative street this summer, and why shouldn't we be viewing him with the pre-Dak injury lens once again?ACL recovery has him on track to play Week 1, though he'll likely be limited - it could take a couple weeks, but should eventually return to heavily featured role
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Zeke has finished as an RB1 all five years of his career, despite a "down" 2020 in which he amassed 1,317 scrimmage yards and 8 total TDs. His rushing numbers were far from exciting, but without Dak Prescott and running behind a banged-up offensive line, he could be in for a bounce-back performance in 2021. Zeke has secured at least 52 receptions in each of the last three seasons, and he's the clear goal-line option for a potent offense. He shouldn't be ranked any lower than RB6.It's hard to envision Barkley returning to form as a top-5 fantasy RB, especially since targets may be scarce. New York's receiving corps is crowded, and while Barkley won't fall off the map entirely, a major selling point on top-5 upside is his ability and volume as a receiver. With that volume in question, I'm a little lower on him than consensus.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Follow the production in the first round. There's just one player who's finished as a top-12 running back five times since 2015. That player is Elliott, and as crazy as it sounds, he wasn't even in the league in 2015. "But Mike, Elliott tanked last year to RB11." The entire team sank without Dak Prescott, but in the five games with him, Elliott was the No. 3 running back in fantasy. If he keeps falling until the end of the first round, there will be a lot of championship rosters from that area of drafts.After setting the fantasy world on fire his rookie season with over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, Barkley hasn't exactly lived up to expectations producing 1,535 total yards and eight touchdowns over 15 games the last two seasons. He tore his ACL early in the season, which should give him plenty of time to bounce back, though his violent running style could take a bit longer in recovery, and he only returned to practice in late-August. The Giants suddenly have more weapons than ever in the passing game, so Barkley is unlikely to come close to the 121 targets he saw in 2018, though he should have more scoring opportunities. There is some risk with Barkley at the top of drafts due to his knee, but when on the field, we know he'll produce.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Was RB3 in PPG with Dak, who now returns, while Zeke is in best shape of his career. Could be a historic seasonBack at practice, Week 1 remains realistic. Only back w/ the upside to challenge CMac
Benjamin Klotz
Touchdown Squad
Elliott is as consistent as they come: excluding his 2017 season where he finished 12th despite being suspended for 6 games, Zeke has finished 2nd, 5th, 3rd and 11th among RB's in his career (PPR scoring). In the first few rounds of the draft but especially with your first pick, drafting for safety should be your number one priority - first-round picks don't singlehandedly win leagues, but they can lose them. With Zeke, you know what you're getting - a top 10 RB who has never missed a game in his career due to injury; and with more uncertainty than ever in fantasy, a top 5 or 6 pick is well worth securing a top-10 RB. The slight concerns are the aging (but still good) O-line or McCarthy possibly turning Pollard into a Jamaal Williams type player but Zeke will still demand a very large workload and his effectiveness as a runner and receiver should mitigate these concerns - draft him with confidence in the mid-first round this year. 
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
Any statistical projection is going to love "Zeke" entering 2021. We anticipate him receiving the bulk of touches on an offense that should once again play at one of the fastest paces in football. That's a recipe for fantasy success. Of course, lingering in the back of our minds is how slow Elliott seemed to be moving down the stretch last season. Perhaps that was party due to the Dallas offense struggling under Andy Dalton, but it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Zeke finally hit the wall after all these years of heavy workloads. The cliff is coming one of these years, so I'd probably hedge with a younger/more stable option in Round 1 of my drafts this summer. Of course, there's also an argument to be made that fantasy analysts shouldn't overly rely on subjective takes like talent evaluation, which is why Elliott is still getting RB1 treatment from the community.The good news is that by the time Week 1 rolls around, Saquon Barkley will have had a full calendar year to recover from his ACL/MCL/meniscus injury that he suffered last September. This is the fantastic as fantasy football is more fun when Barkley is healthy. The bad news? It truly sounds as if the Giants want to limit his workload early on this year, and it's tough to blame them considering Barkley is their franchise player at the moment. I'm also a tad concerned with his ultimate PPR ceiling, as Saquon benefited immensely from Eli "dumpoff" Manning back in 2018. He's still an unquestioned three-down bell cow, but I just don't expect that type of insane usage in the passing game again. Still, f antasy managers should expect Barkley's workload -- and therefore his fantasy value -- to increase as the season moves along.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Take advantage of this one year when Zeke will be available outside of the first few picks. He will bounce back with Dak back under center and be a top-5 fantasy option again.Over the last two seasons, Barkley played a total of 15 games combined. The risk of injury is just too great right now for me to take him over some proven guys who stay on the field, even if he is the most talented back in the NFL.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Will injuries take their toll? Saquon is a great pick for re-draft, but scares me in bestball.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Elliott was very disappointing in 2020, but he also did not have Dak Prescott most of the year and the Cowboys line was decimated by injuries. He also had 197.7 fantasy points, which was still 11th among fantasy running backs. I still think Elliott is in the RB1 mix, although this is a big year for him. He needs to rebound to show he still has what it takes to anchor a fantasy team.Injuries capped Barkley's 2019 season and completely derailed his 2020 season as he played only two games. I love Barkley's ability, but he needs to stay healthy if he is going to realize his unlimited potential.