Saturday, January 22

Fantasy Football Breakouts: Draft Day Goals to Help You Dominate in 2021



QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

For a fantasy owner looking to cheat at the quarterback position, Burrow should be the preferred choice based on his late July ranking (13th quarterback drafted). The Bengals invested in their best receiver in college (Ja’Marr Chase – 84 / 1,780 / 20) while they were already two of the best receivers. Burrow averaged more than 40 passes per game in his rookie season, leading to 20.9 fantasy points per game in four-point touchdown leagues. However, he gained just 6.7 yards per pass attempt in his rookie season struggling to make touchdown plays in the red zone (13 touchdowns in 10 starts). I expect Burrow to be in the top five in passing attempts in 2021, with added value with his legs. Cincinnati cleared him for training camp, indicating he’s ready for Week 1. My first projections have Burrow on track for 4,850 combined yards with 34 touchdowns. At the bookmakers, my bets are over 4,200.5 passing yards and 26.5 passing touchdowns.




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