2021 Fantasy QB Rankings & Strategy: Draft Your Quarterback(s) Using These Tiers

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  • Drafting in a 1QB league? What about a 2QB league? Or even a Superflex league?
  • Regardless of format, you'll want to bookmark Sean Koerner's final QB rankings for 2021 drafts.
  • Find those rankings outlined into tiers below, paired with notes on his strategy in a downloadable PDF.

Sean Koerner — the No. 1 fantasy football draft ranker of 2019 — breaks down the final edition of his 2021 Draft Tiers. This series is part of our Action PRO subscription, which will not only grant you access to these Tiers, but also to Koerner’s real-time rankings in our 2021 Fantasy Draft Kit.


My quarterback draft strategy varies between 1QB or 2QB/Superflex formats.

In 1QB leagues, typically only 13-15 QBs are drafted, meaning 17-19 starting QBs will be available on the waiver wire each week. If I miss out on one of the top six QBs in 1QB drafts, I’m likely to skip drafting a QB altogether and instead stream the position in-season — a potential league-winning strategy. In 2020, for example, I was able to stream one of Justin Herbert or Jalen Hurts in leagues that I didn’t draft a QB.

In 2QB/Superflex leagues, however, the QB position is much more valuable (as it should be). And there’s a massive drop-off in projected points right after QB30, making it imperative to draft 2-3 starting QBs in these formats.

Now, with all that in mind, I’ve outlined the final version of my 2021 QB Draft Tiers below. These are based on my rankings as of Sept. 3, but reminder to check our 2021 Draft Kit for real-time rankings between now and the end of the season.

Fantasy QB Rankings & Tiers