As NFL rosters begin to take shape, we as football fans begin to consider who we’ll be looking to snag in our upcoming Fantasy Football leagues. Quarterbacks, unless their name is Patrick Mahomes, aren’t usually considered to be first-round picks in even a 12-man league, but the fact that Aaron Rodgers was last season’s Most Valuable Player could change that narrative moving forward.
Let’s take a dive into what we could expect from Aaron Rodgers in Fantasy Football in 2021.
Rodgers, on average, goes in the fifth round of Fantasy Football drafts. However, Rodgers is coming off of an MVP season where he tossed 48 touchdowns and nearly 4,300 passing yards for the Packers. While that could boost Rodgers’ draft stock, there is also some area of concern for snagging Rodgers that high.
He and his team have been vocal about their displeasure with the Packers’ organization, and he has even threatened to retire if the team doesn’t trade him away. If Rodgers retires, he obviously has no Fantasy Football value whatsoever, so that is certainly a reason to push for later draft dates this offseason.
Thankfully for Aaron Rodgers’ hopeful Fantasy Football owners, many experts believe the Packers and Rodgers will be able to make their amends and move forward from this fiasco, but nothing is set in stone yet.
If Aaron Rodgers is back in Green Bay in 2021, I would take him anywhere between round two and four depending on how the board falls. Obviously, running backs hold the most fantasy value, especially in points per reception leagues, but if the top names are already off the board in the first two rounds, snagging a reliable and consistent quarterback in Rodgers wouldn’t be a bad move at all.
I think Rodgers will put together a nice season as he attempts to backup his MVP season from 2020, and that could make him a sure fire target to add to any fantasy lineup. Rodgers could be a second or third round steal when it’s all said and done.
We are projecting that Rodgers will throw for 4,100 yards, 40 touchdowns, and eight interceptions this season. Those numbers would look good on any Fantasy Football roster.