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Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
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Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
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Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
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Matthew Williams M. Williams
The Athletic The Athletic
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Jason Willan J. Willan
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Dave Kluge D. Kluge
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Eric Moody E. Moody
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
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Robert Waziak R. Waziak
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Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
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Donald Gibson D. Gibson
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Steven Pintado S. Pintado
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
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Corbin Young C. Young
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New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
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Rich Piazza R. Piazza
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Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
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Sosa Kremenjas S. Kremenjas
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
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Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
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Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
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Jeff Paur J. Paur
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Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Justin Sablich J. Sablich
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KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
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Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
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Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
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Nate Hamilton N. Hamilton
The Game Day The Game Day
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Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
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Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
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Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
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Breaking Football Breaking Football
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Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Justin Weigal J. Weigal
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The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
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Mitchell Carl M. Carl
Rise or Fall Rise or Fall
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Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Brad Evans B. Evans
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
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Michael Florio M. Florio
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Peter Rogers P. Rogers
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The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
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Richard Cooling R. Cooling
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Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
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Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
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Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
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Travis Seel T. Seel
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Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
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Mike Tagliere M. Tagliere
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Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
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Adam Pfeifer A. Pfeifer
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DEN vs. CLE
Week 2 at WAS at BAL
Week 3 vs. ATL vs. LAC
Week 4 at NO at PHI
Week 5 at DAL vs. BUF
Week 6 vs. LAR at WAS
Week 7 vs. CAR at TEN
Week 8 at KC vs. NYG
Week 9 vs. LV vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at LV
Week 11 at TB vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. PHIBYE WEEK
Week 13 at MIA vs. DEN
Week 14 at LAC vs. LV
Week 15 vs. DAL at LAC
Week 16 at PHI vs. PIT
Week 17 at CHI at CIN
Week 18 vs. WAS at DEN
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 16.620.4
Week 22.827.5
Week 340.0
Week 420.2
Week 530.7
Week 620.6
Week 712.0
Week 836.6
Week 931.5
Week 10
Week 1122.5
Week 1231.3
Week 1319.3
Week 1421.6
Week 1525.9
Week 1620.2
Week 17
Week 18
Total9.4417.9
Average4.724.6
Notes for Player Combination
 
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.From 2018-2020, only two QBs have thrown for more than 100 passing touchdowns. One of those QBs is Mahomes with 114 touchdowns to only 23 interceptions. He's an absolute cheat code at the position for fantasy football and he's the captain of the league's best offense. You're obviously going to have to pay a premium for him, but selecting Mahomes in the 3rd round of your draft this year isn't a bad strategy.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
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. PassMahomes is one of the best QBs I've ever seen. The only concern is can the line protect him? It may take some time for the new guys up front to gel, but Mahomes is mobile enough to buy time even if there are growing pains. Drafting Chiefs players is a good thing these days.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
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 role2+ FAN PPG better than any other QB over the past three seasons (min. 30 games) - arguably no QB has higher floor and higher ceiling
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
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. 
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
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.It isn't hard to make the case for Mahomes as QB1. While he doesn't offer quite the same ceiling on the ground as the rest of Tier 1, it's clear that he has become the league's most dominant passer. Mahomes parlayed career-highs in completion percentage (66.3%) and QBR (82.9) into 316 passing yards per game in 2020, which led the NFL. The Chiefs made it a point to upgrade their offensive line this offseason. There's a chance we've yet to see the best from Mahomes.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.We're now 46 games into Mahomes' career as a starter, and in those games he's totaled QB1-type numbers in 69.6 percent of them. There are just two other quarterbacks who've posted those over 59.5 percent of their career since 2000, and one was Justin Herbert who has just a 15-game sample size. When Mahomes is on the field, he's producing. The question is this: By drafting him in the early rounds, which running back or wide receiver are you passing on to get him, and is the dropoff more from the quarterback you'd get in the later rounds? If you wanted to draft Mahomes in the third round, you can, but know you're going to need to hit on a player or two later in your draft to make up the ground.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Back at practice, Week 1 remains realistic. Only back w/ the upside to challenge CMac 
Kevin Tompkins
BallBlast
 Mahomes is fantastic and will put up huge stats, but that's the rub. There are six to seven other quarterbacks that can put up an overall QB1 season, so why do we need to draft Mahomes in the third or fourth round when you can get those other options rounds later? In a stacking context, Mahomes makes sense there to capture the Chiefs offense if you're into that. At that range of a fantasy draft, I'd much rather draft skill position players than a "onesie" position player like Mahomes.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
 Patrick Mahomes remains on one of the league's most dangerous offenses surrounded by elite talents like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. He threw for 4,740 yards and 38 TDs in only 15 games. Mahomes should be the first QB taken in just about every format.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.It is hard to believe that Mahomes II is still only 25-years old and already has 114 TD passes in just 46 games. He is a slam-dunk elite QB1 that had 380.3 fantasy points in 15 games last year.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
 There may be some annual contenders for the overall QB point leader. However, Patrick Mahomes will annually be in the top tier, which keeps him the #1 overall QB. In 2020, Mahomes threw for 4.7K yards and 38 TD in 15 games. In a 12-team single QB league, you can make a case for as early as the turn in a snake draft rounds 2-3. The WR pool is bottomless, and you can make up ground there. You can fade Mahomes with a powerful QB1 class this year if you like, but there may not be a better one than Mahomes in terms of quality investment. In Superflex leagues, he's easily a top 5 overall selection.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Will injuries take their toll? Saquon is a great pick for re-draft, but scares me in bestball. 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
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.Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in football and if I were ranking best QB's, I would have him ranked no. 1, but we aren't. Mahomes isn't immobile by any stretch but with the combination of injuries last season and a brand new offensive line, the Chiefs would be smart keeping their $503 million investment in the pocket, a place where he is so prolific anyway. It would take another record-setting season for Mahomes to finish at QB1 overall in 2021.