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2021 PPR Targets

One of the biggest myths in fantasy football is, “I went WR because it’s PPR”.

It’s a myth because all WRs in the league get the benefit of the point-per-reception. Doesn’t matter if each WR gets 100 points-per-reception, they all get the same boost. We only care about how WRs compare in the context of all other WRs. Same with 4-pt TDs and 6-pt TDs for QBs.

So, how can we use PPR to draft better? We can find players who – when compared to other players at their position – do benefit from PPR because they catch more passes than the average player at that position. This advantage is especially prevalent for, you guessed it, pass-catching RBs. But slot receivers and other high-volume receivers also receive a bump over WRs who may be more touchdown dependent.

So we can compare our PPR ranks to our standard ranks to see who stands out as a PPR target this year. When you’re picking between two players you can use this PPR boost as a tie-breaker. Or, when you’re looking for RBs in the late rounds, you can focus on pass-catching RBs to give you some scoring floor in a pinch, versus a backup RB who will never see the field.

So here’s the list… the player had to be ranked in the top-200 overall and then we compared ranks in the PPR Boost column.

For example, James White is ranked 39 spots higher in a PPR than in a standard league.

Are you excited to get Russell Gage? Probably not. But when you’re down to filling out your bench that PPR boost is a nice little bonus.

Waited to get a TE? Grab Noah Fant and get a nice PPR boost.

RankPlayerTeamPosPos RankPPR RankPPR Boost
173J.D. McKissicWASRB5213340
187James WhiteNERB5414839
111Noah FantDENTE138427
196Zach ErtzPHITE2717323
141Nyheim HinesINDRB4612120
189Giovani BernardTBRB5517118
184Sterling ShepardNYGWR7216717
79Robby AndersonCARWR356712
124Michael PittmanINDWR5311212
142Russell GageATLWR6013012
165Cole KmetCHITE2215312
85Tyler BoydCINWR407411
128Jamaal WilliamsDETRB4411711
119Kenyan DrakeLVRB4110910
133Tony PollardDALRB4512310
33Keenan AllenLACWR11249
63Travis EtienneJACRB25549
72JuJu Smith-SchusterPITWR30639
109Jaylen WaddleMIAWR461009
134Darnell MooneyCHIWR571259
22DeAndre HopkinsARIWR8148
42Robert WoodsLARWR17348
52Diontae JohnsonPITWR22448
118Tyler HigbeeLARTE141108
122DeVante ParkerMIAWR521148
127Devin SingletaryBUFRB431198
148Elijah MooreNYJWR611408
23Austin EkelerLACRB13167
35D’Andre SwiftDETRB20287
28Darren WallerLVTE3226
51Tyler LockettSEAWR21456
147Alexander MattisonMINRB471416
155Phillip LindsayHOURB491496
93Logan ThomasWASTE8885
112Corey DavisNYJWR481075
166Rashaad PennySEARB511615
182Jamison CrowderNYJWR711775
17Stefon DiggsBUFWR5134
40Amari CooperDALWR15364
60Mike DavisATLRB23564
61Kareem HuntCLERB24574
62Tee HigginsCINWR27584
82Dallas GoedertPHITE7784
102Trey SermonSFRB38984
139Cole BeasleyBUFWR591354
160Rondale MooreARIWR631564
9Davante AdamsGBWR263
29Terry McLaurinWASWR9263
54Kyle PittsATLTE5513
69Chase EdmondsARIRB27663
80Brandin CooksHOUWR36773
88Melvin GordonDENRB32853
92Antonio BrownTBWR43893
96Michael ThomasNOWR44933
97Jarvis LandryCLEWR45943
123Irv Smith JrMINTE161203
168Jakobi MeyersNEWR661653
7Ezekiel ElliottDALRB652
11Travis KelceKCTE192
32Allen RobinsonCHIWR10302
39CeeDee LambDALWR14372
48Cooper KuppLARWR20462
57T.J. HockensonDETTE6552
74James RobinsonJACRB29722
78Jerry JeudyDENWR34762
83DeVonta SmithPHIWR38812
89Laviska ShenaultJACWR42872
129Evan EngramNYGTE171272
159Tarik CohenCHIRB501572
4Alvin KamaraNORB431
34Chris CarsonSEARB19331
43Chris GodwinTBWR18421
53Ja’Marr ChaseCINWR23521
98Zack MossBUFRB36971
144Adam TrautmanNOTE191431
180Gerald EverettSEATE251791

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