Best Landing Spots for 2021 Free Agents
Fantasy Football players don't have any control over what happens on the field or in the front office, but that's not stopping us from hoping things go our way. When it comes to NFL Free Agency fantasy players want certain players to sign with certain teams because we think it will result in quality stats which is always good for our fantasy squads.
Sports Illustrated's Michael Fabiano listed his Top 20 free agents along with their ideal landing spots. Since there aren't many quarterbacks or tight ends hitting the free agency market in 2021, most of the list focuses on wide receivers and running backs.
A few of the key names Fabiano mentions at the receiver position include Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, and Kenny Golladay, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Will Fuller.
Fabiano predicts Robinson will be tagged by the Bears: Robinson has been a top-10 fantasy wideout in each of the last two seasons, which is quite an accomplishment considering the Bears quarterbacks. Bears general manager Ryan Pace recently said Robinson could very well be tagged, and it could be imminent since the team is quite thin at wide receiver. A tag and trade scenario has been bandied about, but staying in Chicago is looking likely.
As for running backs, Aaron Jones and Chris Carson top the list of impending free-agent rushers but Fabiano doesn't see Jones going anywhere but back to Green Bay.
Jones has finished as a top-five fantasy running back in each of the last two seasons, and he’ll be just 26 when next season starts. The Packers have A.J. Dillon waiting in the wings, and the team hasn't used the franchise tag in over a decade. However, the low running back tag total (around $8 million) makes it a no-brainer for Green Bay to retain him. It isn't good for Jones's wallet, but it makes sense.