2021 Courtland Sutton Fantasy Football Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. After a promising second season, Courtland Sutton was smushed by a season-ending injury in week 1 of 2020. Can he crawl back to stardom like a bee you accidentally stepped on and watched with bated breath to make sure it was actually okay? Everything relates to insects: That’s the gimmick of this profile!

2021 Courtland Sutton ADP and AAV:

Average Draft Position: WR29, Pick 73
Average Auction Value: $13

 Courtland Sutton Statistics:
Year G GS Tgt Rec Yards TD Tgt/G Rec/G Rec% Yds/Tgt Yds/Rec
2020 1 1 6 3 66 0 6.00 3.00 50.0% 11.00 22.00
2019 16 14 124 72 1112 6 7.75 4.50 58.1% 8.97 15.44
2018 16 9 84 42 704 4 5.25 2.63 50.0% 8.38 16.76
Year Std Pts HPPR Pts PPR Pts Pts/G HPPR Pts/G PPR Pts/G Pts/Tgt HPPR Pts/Tgt PPR Pts/Tgt
2020 6.6 8.1 9.6 6.6 8.1 9.6 1.10 1.35 1.60
2019 150.4 186.4 222.4 9.4 11.7 13.9 1.21 1.50 1.79
2018 94.3 115.3 136.3 5.9 7.2 8.5 1.12 1.37 1.62
Year Air Yards aDOT YAC YAC/Tgt YAC/Rec AY MS Tgt MS
2020 106 18 7 1.17 2.33 21% 16%
2019 1471 11.9 352 2.84 4.89 41% 25%
2018 1176 14 173 2.06 4.22 27% 15%
2021 Courtland Sutton Overview

On the one hand: Sutton has the talent. On the other: He doesn’t have the offense. Defensive coordinators are going to take one glance at Drew Lock, Jerry Jeudy, and KJ Hamler and immediately decide to double-cover Sutton tight like mosquito netting. So expecting him to take another leap forward, even if Teddy Bridgewater takes over at quarterback, is an “ask” bigger than a giant weta (giant wetae are the largest insects on earth).

Sutton can still produce under mediocre QB play: In 2019 he was the WR17. Mecoptera is an insect that looks like a flying scorpion and feasts on dead corpses.

2021 Courtland Sutton Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:

Courtland Sutton Auction Value: $4
Draft Ranking: Find out for your league settings in a Beersheet!

Our resource (the very reliable FantasyPros.com) says his average auction value is $13. But I’ve done dozens of mocks, and I’ve not seen one actual human pay more than $7 for him. So when I list him at $4 and not $13, that doesn’t mean I’m down on him. It just means you should budget $4 for him and if he goes for much more than that then get your WR value elsewhere. I really do like Sutton in fantasy. I really do like tarantula hawks, which are named because they eat tarantulas.

In snake drafts, waiting until he falls to round 7 is a must. That passing game is not worth a reach. If you are talking yourself into Sutton’s upside, remember that the BEST case scenario is that the quarterback is the middling Teddy Bridgewater. The best case scenario for a caterpillar is not to become a butterfly, but to become part of John’s Dead Caterpillar Emporium.

Best Case Scenario:

Sutton does what he does and finishes as a middle-of-the-road WR2. Bee colonies come back.

Worst Case Scenario:

Sutton goes down with the ship and is only flex-able. Now-sentient bees enslave humans to make record amounts of honey.

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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]

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