Fantasy Football 2021 One-Sentence Summaries: Rounds 1 through 3

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Do you need a quick rundown on every player drafted in your fantasy football leagues? Look no further than our round-by-round one-sentence summaries for a fantasy football crash course! Below you’ll find one-sentence blurbs for every player taken in rounds four through six in fantasy football drafts. The average draft position comes thanks to aggregation from

Without further ado, your one-sentence summaries for the first 36 guys off the board in your fantasy football drafts.

Rounds 1-3
Rounds 4-6
Rounds 7-9
Rounds 10-12
Rounds 13-15

Round 1 One-Sentence Summaries
ADP Player Team Position 10-Team 12-Team ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR RB-1 1.01 1.01 McCaffrey played in just 3 games last year, but he finished with the seventh-most PPR points… out of every single player (including quarterbacks).
2 Dalvin Cook MIN RB-2 1.02 1.02 Cook missed two games in each of the last two years, which means he’s quickly shaking the “injury-prone” label; he has posted exactly one game outside of RB1 or RB2 in the last two seasons
3 Derrick Henry TEN RB-3 1.03 1.03 Henry went for 2000 yards last year, and nearly kissed 400 touches; he doles out a lot of punishment but turns 28 at the end of the season, so the punishment could quickly turn inward.
4 Alvin Kamara NO RB-4 1.04 1.04 Outside of Cook and McCaffrey, no running back has been as consistently an RB1 or RB2 as Kamara; his big question mark comes because he will be without Drew Brees.
5 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB-5 1.05 1.05 He fell apart last year as the Cowboys fell apart after going top-three; I prefer him several spots later but if you believe in Zeke, you have to pull the trigger here.
6 Travis Kelce KC TE-1 1.06 1.06 Tight end has turned into a wasteland, and Travis Kelce is pushing a half-decade as the no-brainer top guy without any serious contender to the throne at this point.
7 Davante Adams GB WR-1 1.07 1.07 Adams was the best wide receiver in the entirety of fantasy football last season by a decent margin; historic trends tell us his touchdowns will drop by a good chunk, but the question remains: how far?
8 Saquon Barkley NYG RB-6 1.08 1.08 Saquon Barkley came off the PUP list from a torn ACL and is in line to start by week three at the latest; his six catches in week one of 2020 and averaging 7 yards per carry in week two tell you all you need to know about his skillset.
9 Tyreek Hill KC WR-2 1.09 1.09 Tyreek Hill is one of the most efficient touchdown scorers in the league, and he plays with who might be the greatest quarterback of all time in an offense that could drop 50 at any moment; he’s a great top-tier guy but a career-high touchdown rate could reverse course this season.
10 Nick Chubb CLE RB-7 1.10 1.10 Nick Chubb has a chance to be the next Derrick Henry: a guy who doesn’t catch footballs but it really doesn’t matter; I have him a bit lower than this but he’s a battering ram in a run-first offense with 20 touchdown upside.
11 Aaron Jones GB RB-8 2.01 1.11 Aaron Jones and Austin Ekeler are both monstrous dual-threat running backs who are both excellent runners and two of the best pass-catching backs in the league… you don’t have to overthink this, and sometimes you can get both at the turn.
12 Austin Ekeler LAC RB-9 2.02 1.12 See Jones, Aaron.
Round 2 One-Sentence Summaries
ADP Player Team Position 10-Team 12-Team ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY
13 Jonathan Taylor IND RB-10 2.03 2.01 Jonathan Taylor is arguably a first-round pick if it weren’t for all the injuries and the crowded backfield; he is eminently talented but had 16% of his fantasy production after the end of the fantasy football season.
14 Stefon Diggs BUF WR-3 2.04 2.02 Last year I wrote that Stefon Diggs’ best-case scenario was Allen2Diggs turning into the new Mahomes2Hill; Diggs led the league in receiving yards and receptions, and his career year might be the beginning for him as he enters his prime.
15 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR-4 2.05 2.03 DeAndre Hopkins was great all year, but he was on pace for an amazing season (119 receptions, 1,531 yards) before Kyler Murray’s shoulder injury against Seattle.
16 Calvin Ridley ATL WR-5 2.06 2.04 Calvin Ridley has a shot at being the #1 wide receiver, and if he finishes outside the top-five, it would be extremely disappointing; it’s unusual to take a guy as WR5 at his floor, but here we are.
17 Najee Harris PIT RB-11 2.07 2.05 Najee Harris to Pittsburgh is pretty much the best-case scenario for him; Mike Tomlin will toss him the keys to the backfield and the extremely talented rookie could top 350 touches this year.
18 Antonio Gibson WAS RB-12 2.08 2.06 It feels incredibly straightforward to double Gibson’s targets; he ended the year with 44 to J.D. McKissic’s 110, and if you distributed the targets based on talent, then Gibson would get twice as many, and that gives him top-five running back upside.
19 DK Metcalf SEA WR-6 2.09 2.07 Metcalf built on his breakout rookie year with an 83 catch, 1303, 10 touchdown line in 2020; he is the ninth wide receiver to total at least 2,200 yards in his first two seasons since 2000.
20 Patrick Mahomes KC QB-1 2.10 2.08 Simply put, Patrick Mahomes is in a tier of his own, not because he’s a lock to finish as QB1, but because he has little-to-no chance of finishing outside the top-3 at the position; he threw for 5,000 and 50 in 2018 and we act like it’s ancient history… but given the bevy of elite quarterback options, this is too rich for my blood.
21 Joe Mixon CIN RB-13 3.01 2.09 I don’t trust Joe Mixon, specifically because he’s just okay on a per-touch basis… but I do concede that he will get a lot of touches, which makes him a solid pick in the third round, not the second.
22 A.J. Brown TEN WR-7 3.02 2.10 He was my WR1 before his knee issues persisted; I honestly believe he has the highest ceiling of all WRs not named Davante or Tyreek, but I’m struggling to take him higher than 6th at WR now.
23 Justin Jefferson MIN WR-8 3.03 2.11 Justin Jefferson had the fifth-best fantasy football rookie wide receiver season of all-time last year; 2022 WR1 is well within the range of outcomes for Jefferson.
24 Darren Waller LV TE-2 3.04 2.12 Darren Waller and George Kittle represent the last of the tight ends I “want” before the massive drop off to snag some guys out of the blob; Waller has been top-five at the position in a week in fourteen games in the last two seasons and outside the top-12 just ten times.
Round 3 One-Sentence Summaries
ADP Player Team Position 10-Team 12-Team ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY
26 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB-14 3.06 3.02 Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s ADP is likely to collapse very soon; he injured his ankle in the second preseason game, and while we don’t know details yet, it’s likely he misses a chunk of time to start the year.
27 Keenan Allen LAC WR-9 3.07 3.03 Quietly ranked fifteenth in wide receiver yards per game and fourth in receptions per game in 2020, after ranking twelfth and sixth in these stats in 2019.
28 Terry McLaurin WAS WR-10 3.08 3.04 Many peg him for a big season this year, but there are so many mouths to feed on a team built around shortening the game that I’m not as bullish on him as most.
29 Allen Robinson CHI WR-11 3.09 3.05 Allen Robinson is an absolute stud at WR who you can pencil in for 150 targets every year, and no matter who wins the QB competition in Chicago, he will have the best quarterback of his career.
30 Josh Allen BUF QB-2 3.10 3.06 Last year’s QB1 is my QB2 this season, and every day I struggle to not put him back in the top spot; he’s the big man in Buffalo with a massive contract and a new weapon with Emmanuel Sanders at his disposal.
31 CeeDee Lamb DAL WR-12 4.01 3.07 Lamb came in second in PPR fantasy points among wide receivers last year with Ben DiNucci, Garrett Gilbert and Andy Dalton throwing him the rock; he’s pegged for a top-12 season with Dak Prescott under center, but Dak’s back injury looms large.
32 J.K. Dobbins BAL RB-15 4.02 3.08 Dobbins was the most efficient rookie running back in 2020, but the Ravens’ insistence on utilizing Gus Edwards and a lack of pass-catching in the Baltimore offense limits his upside; much better in non-PPR than PPR.
33 D’Andre Swift DET RB-16 4.03 3.09 Swift was one of my favorite breakout candidates before a groin injury slowed his preseason; he quietly averaged more PPR points per game than Antonio Gibson last season.
34 David Montgomery CHI RB-17 4.04 3.10 Montgomery is the most disrespected running back out there; after finishing as RB4 last year, Tarik Cohen and Damien Williams are enough to have people saying they don’t want Montgomery at this draft position… it’s lunacy!
35 Robert Woods LAR WR-13 4.05 3.11 Adding Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams’ offense puts their ceiling into the stratosphere, and even with a compromised Jared Goff at the helm, he’s finished WR11, WR13, and WR14 the last three years… this draft pick is his floor.
36 Mike Evans TB WR-14 4.06 3.12 Over the last three seasons, Evans finished WR9, WR15, and WR12; he did this while finishing as a WR1 just 17 times in his last 45 games; this feels a lot like his ceiling this year.
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