2021 Fantasy Football Consensus Quarterback Rankings & Cheat Sheet (Updated Daily)

Unless your league features an exotic format (e.g. superflex), only 10-12 quarterbacks start in your league each week. There are at most a handful of starting NFL quarterbacks that are unplayable in fantasy. The remaining 20+ QBs can all be streamed/spot-started in a pinch, especially in a good matchup. The plethora of playable quarterbacks means there is no need to draft second or third quarterbacks, which in turn leads to greater abundance on the waiver wire. You could likely get by with playing a different quarterback each week that you pick up from the waiver wire (although we wouldn’t go so far as to recommend this strategy), but attempting the same strategy with running backs or wide receivers would be disastrous.

Our consensus rankings for 2021 do not have a single quarterback in either of the first two rounds. In fact, we would hesitate to pull the trigger on a quarterback at any point before Round 5. Given the abundance of draftable quarterbacks someone will likely drop. For the QB position, it pays to wait and snap up great values.

The table below represents the collective efforts of Awesemo’s fantasy football brain trust to provide you the best fantasy football QB rankings available. To read more about our analysts and see consensus rankings for all players and positions go here: Top 200 Fantasy Football Consensus Rankings.

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Avg – average rank of all Awesemo analysts

ADP Rank – positional rank by ADP

Auction – average auction value between Alex Baker and Steve Buzzard

High – highest rank among all Awesemo analysts (a good measure of upside)

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Half PPR


Standard (No PPR)

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