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FANTASY FOOTBALL: Top 125 PPR playmakers heading into the 2021 NFL preseason slate

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Titans tailback Derrick Henry (35 touchdowns since 2019) is vying to become the first running back in NFL history to amass 2,000 yards rushing in back-to-back campaigns.

The following PPR rankings cover only quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends for 2021; and it predates the slate of preseason contests — starting with Cowboys vs. Steelers in the annual Hall of Fame Game (Aug. 5).

Look for another update in early August, likely coming after the preseason Week 1 action.

PRESEASON: TOP 125 PPR PLAYMAKERS

  1. RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  2. RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  3. RB Derrick Henry, Titans
  4. RB Alvin Kamara, Saints
  5. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  6. RB Jonathan Taylor, Colts
  7. TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  8. WR Davante Adams, Packers
  9. RB Aaron Jones, Packers
  10. RB Austin Ekeler, Chargers
  11. RB Saquon Barkley, Giants
  12. WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
  13. TE Darren Waller, Raiders
  14. RB Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team
  15. RB Nick Chubb, Browns
  16. QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  17. WR Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  18. QB Josh Allen, Bills
  19. WR Stefon Diggs, Bills
  20. RB David Montgomery, Bears
  21. WR DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
  22. RB Joe Mixon, Bengals
  23. WR Keenan Allen, Chargers
  24. RB D’Andre Swift, Lions
  25. QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  26. WR Justin Jefferson, Vikings
  27. WR DK Metcalf, Seahawks
  28. RB Najee Harris, Steelers
  29. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs
  30. WR A.J. Brown, Titans
  31. RB Miles Sanders, Eagles
  32. RB Mike Davis, Falcons
  33. WR Diontae Johnson, Steelers
  34. QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  35. QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  36. WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  37. RB Raheem Mostert, 49ers
  38. RB J.K. Dobbins, Ravens
  39. WR Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team
  40. RB Chris Carson, Seahawks
  41. WR Allen Robinson, Bears
  42. WR Julio Jones, Titans
  43. QB Justin Herbert, Chargers
  44. WR Adam Thielen, Vikings
  45. WR Robert Woods, Rams
  46. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  47. RB Darrell Henderson, Rams
  48. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  49. RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  50. RB Kareem Hunt, Browns
  51. TE George Kittle, 49ers
  52. WR Robby Anderson, Panthers
  53. WR Cooper Kupp, Rams
  54. TE T.J. Hockenson, Lions
  55. TE Mark Andrews, Ravens
  56. QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  57. RB Javonte Williams, Broncos
  58. RB James Robinson, Jaguars
  59. WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers
  60. TE Kyle Pitts, Falcons
  61. WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
  62. QB Tom Brady, Buccaneers
  63. QB Matthew Stafford, Rams
  64. RB Myles Gaskin, Dolphins
  65. WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  66. RB Ronald Jones, Buccaneers
  67. WR Kenny Golladay, Giants
  68. WR Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
  69. QB Ryan Tannehill, Titans
  70. RB David Johnson, Texans
  71. RB Kenyan Drake, Raiders
  72. WR DJ Moore, Panthers
  73. RB Jamaal Williams, Lions
  74. RB Travis Etienne, Jaguars
  75. RB J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team
  76. WR Tee Higgins, Bengals
  77. QB Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  78. WR Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  79. WR Chase Claypool, Steelers
  80. TE Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team
  81. QB Matt Ryan, Falcons
  82. TE Robert Tonyan, Packers
  83. RB Damien Harris, Patriots
  84. RB Chase Edmonds, Cardinals
  85. WR Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  86. QB Baker Mayfield, Browns
  87. QB Joe Burrow, Bengals
  88. RB Melvin Gordon, Broncos
  89. WR Marvin Jones Jr., Jaguars
  90. WR Marquise Brown, Ravens
  91. TE Noah Fant, Broncos
  92. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  93. RB Devin Singletary, Bills
  94. QB Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars
  95. WR Jarvis Landry, Browns
  96. QB Deshaun Watson, Texans
  97. RB Tevin Coleman, Jets
  98. RB Zack Moss, Bills
  99. WR Brandin Cooks, Texans
  100. WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos
  101. WR Tyler Boyd, Bengals
  102. RB James Conner, Cardinals
  103. TE Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  104. RB Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers
  105. TE Dallas Goedert, Eagles
  106. WR Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals
  107. QB Derek Carr, Raiders
  108. WR Courtland Sutton, Broncos
  109. RB Nyheim Hines, Colts
  110. TE Hunter Henry, Patriots
  111. RB Michael Carter, Jets
  112. RB Trey Sermon, 49ers
  113. WR Cole Beasley, Bills
  114. RB Marlon Mack, Colts
  115. WR Curtis Samuel, Washington Football Team
  116. QB Sam Darnold, Panthers
  117. RB James White, Patriots
  118. WR Corey Davis, Jets
  119. WR DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  120. WR Deebo Samuel, 49ers
  121. WR Devonta Smith, Eagles
  122. RB A.J. Dillon, Packers
  123. WR Michael Thomas, Saints
  124. WR Will Fuller, Dolphins (five-game suspension to open the season … good stash)
  125. QB Daniel Jones, Giants

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