Fantasy Football Rankings Position: WR 25-16

In this post we reach into the 2nd tier of WRs for WR Rankings Position, as there is a lot of good talent and tight, close rankings for these players overall. Fantasy football player rankings position rb

25. Rishard Matthews, Tenn

Matthews is not one who is likely to be up to his numbers that he had last year, with a top 5 pick running up his alley but, with the continued improvement of Mariota, and the connection that has been relied on in Rishard, this may continue for a large portion of the season.

24. Golden Tate, Det

Tate has a consistent kind of feel to him, as his development with the new team should continue with not real depth at this position on this team besides Jones Jr, who was already ranked.

23. Jamison Crowder, Wash

Will Jamison be crowded out of a demand for the football with Free agents and Last year’s rookie Doctson taking over? Not really since Crowder has carved out his own clot receiver role.

22. Quincy Anunwa, NYJ

Forgive me if I botched the name, but the #1 receiver now in New York, well not including the NYGs, is Quincy, and his targets should rise some, even without a dependable QB it seems.

21. Keenan Allen, SD

Allen can continue to try and pick up where left off in his rookie year as a top 12 receiver if healthy. The durability concerns may have been the major reason for drafting Mike Williams. We will hopefully get more games out of Allen though.

20. Terrelle Pryor Sr., Wash

I love Pryor as a fit for this team, and the upside is great here to move up during the season, as a seasoned QB, connecting with a better QB, then he had in Cleveland.

19. Doug Baldwin, Sea

Baldwin is not as highly ranked here as you will see in other rankings from experts, but Baldwin has proven to be one of those sneaky plays that owners will draft in start as a #2 option in standard and PPR leagues.

18. Mike Crabtree, LOS

I loved the production you got out of Crabtree last year, and as a former high first round pick, he is living up to the potential, now as a veteran on a really good team as the #2 Wideout there and deservedly on Fantasy teams

17. Damarius Thomas, Den

Thomas always has the upside, but not the QB. Dont’ see him gaining any kind of form he once had in 2012, but still probably a #2 fantasy option

16. Jarvis Landry, Mia

As the LSU product gets better every year, the limitations on the offense probably keep him this low. He could very well be the best slot WR in the NFL. fantasy football player rankings position running back

Fantasy Football Rankings by Position: WR 35-26

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35. Mike Wiiliams, SD

Williams will be an excellent target, especially in the Redzone for P. Rivers, replacing the other Williams, who is supposed to be set as a backup. This high of a pick should not go underutilized.

fantasy football rankings by position: top WR34. Marvin Jones Jr., Det

Jones Jr. has cracked the lineup, even though he has never been a top 20 true fantasy option, nor a real number 1 option, he faded away last year as the #2 option behind another guy who is not a #1 fantasy option either. The good thing is that he CAN give you a hot start, kinda streaky.

33. Sterling Shepard, NYG

While Shepard has a lot of balls to share among newcomer, B. Marshall, it seems that this small WR’s growth should not be hindered too much, as Manning should favor the slot position as he did with V. Cruz, however Odell has been utilized in that spot a lot.

32. Deshawn Jackson, TB

DJax has still has the deep ball threat ability that you could have used consistently for years, as I have, but last year there was a concerning drop off, and IF the team change is better for him, he always has injury concerns. More of a DFS option as a long shot from week to week.

31. Corey Coleman, Cleve

Call me a Browns fan or not, but I like this kid to be a potential consistent deep threat for the Browns near future. When the QB position finally gets settled that will of course, only help Coleman.

30. Stephen Diggs

Diggs should be good as a #1 option at this point, probably until late in the season, as his numbers suggest per last year that he IS a #1 receiver, its just that others are solid #2’s or trying to get more rookie upside on this roster, as no one else takes it from Diggs this year.

29. Emmanuel Sanders

There was one recent year that I had Sanders as a top 10 WR, with Manning of course. Those days are past, and with Sanders sort of stuck with the roundup of QB’s on this roster, unless something is decided and groomed as the definite starter, Sanders potential lay dormant.

28. Kelvin Benjamin

Benjamin boasts one of the biggest target as a redzone threat in recent years with that potential to play as big as he is. This creates some difficulty in perhaps the Panthers putting trust in Benjamin because of weight concerns, or rather, trying to replace Ted Ginn, which makes better sense to me.

27. Larry Fitzgerald

Another big consistent threat as always, if Fitz can once again be considered a #1 WR, this will be a good year for him, as no one else is capable, quite frankly of taking this spot over from him, with a couple of the fastest WR’s out there, in Brown and Nelson not cracking this list.

26. Willie Snead

Snead has the viable option as a possession receiver still, it seems in this New Orleans offense, and may still be the most sure receiver of the bunch, with perhaps an emerging running game, the ball will never go to one guy anyway but Snead is the best considered go-to-guy of the bunch.

Fantasy Football Player Rankings Position: WR Top 45

In rankings the top 45, as the number I decided best to go with to allow room for one to go and look at other unnamed options as the season changes and progresses, keep in mind this:

A draftable player does note depend, in every round on a list. Your fantasy football player rankings by position should only be so deep because you have team needs, and scenarios that will have you making adjustments per the weaknesses of your team, therefor the should be no set in stone draft list.

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Those participating in the NFL draft do have their top 200 draft board of draftable prospects but the leave the rest of 24+ picks to specific team needs such as kicker and special teams but don’t list those out. We do similar in our mock player rankings.

45. Corey Davis, Tenn

This one was tough, because I am reluctant to put rookies on this list at all because of the competition, but Davis was drafted very high for a positive reason and this is looking like so far, in minicamp, the type of receiver they have been looking for to gel with Mariota.

44. Taylor Gabriel, Atl.

Gabriel has proved to be one of the best threats to score at any moment in this game, with top five proven speed in the league it seems, and a great fit for the offense as a slot receiver he is balling out.

43. Torrey Smith, Eagles

In a much better position this year with his new team, it comes with top flight offense and weapons, including the best upside QB, perhaps in fantasy to combine with, Carson Wentz. Smith will get better again.

42. Mohammed Sanu, Atl.

Sanu was a great fit for the falcons in FA last yr as well, and he does not look like the same player he was in Cincy, as I suppose they did not use him well either.. Hmm. He has flourished with the Falcons.

41. Martavis Bryant, Pitt

With what seems to be the Josh Gordon like diss-appointment that comes with drafting Bryant, he is one of the finest deep threats and potentially beyond in this game next to the best in the game when on the field.

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40. Donte Moncrief, Colts

While this WR doesn’t excite me as much as maybe the guys above, Andrew Luck will have to decide which guy to utilize besides just TYH. So this is still the next best guy to try and develop underneath and intermidiate routes as a possession and redzone WR

39. Mike Wallace, Ravens

This guy really showed to be a nice pickup last year for Joe Flacco as a deep threat and should still be considered the #1 Receiver. However, with arrival of J. Macklin on the scene, his stock does take a hit.

38. Jordan Matthews, Phila.

Matthews unfortunately has some good competition for balls in Philly now. As it seems though as a slot receiver, he may be more effective anyway.

37. Brandon Marshall, Eagles

This one is tough heading into the season, as Marshall creates a good veteran presence wherever he goes, balling out as one of the best. I would expect he will acclimate ok with this QB and team, I hope

36. Sammy Watkins, Bills

The consistent injury worries here bring him down. His connection with T. Mobile is good in this running offense, but even as a #1 wideout here, its going to be limited production. If he is up for a contract season soon, a move to another team would be good if he can finally get at %100


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Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Positional: RBs 15-1

Here we have it the final list of RB completion of over 1 week in making. Its not the NFL’s top 100 list but.. Its the Fantasy Football Player Ranking Version of Positions.

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15. Christian McCaffrey

McCaffrey has everything he needs in a productive running offense. However the passing game has been built to go deep, so it will be interesting to see how Newton now uses his new passing threat, perhaps using him deep on plays.

14. Isaiah Crowell

Crowell is kind of hard to count on honestly as a quality every week starter. Duke Johnson preferrably fits as a third down back option, so if the Browns improve this year, Crowell will be seeing a heavier workload, as his breakout long run potential is always good.

13. Todd Gurley

With diss-appointing fantasy games last year due to very few long runs, Gurley is hit or miss most of the time and the offense in LA gave no help to this superstar. Maybe Andrew Whitworth will make a difference in blocking at Tackle

12. Lamar Miller

Expect Miller to have a bounce back year. I should rank him higher, especially if the offensive QB position improves, resulting in better overall offense.

11. Jordan Howard

Howard a lot of newbies, need help with afraid of the sophmore slump with a production fall off. No need to worry about that today. If it happens the risk is worth the reward, only problem with the ever down back is seems is the poor quality of wins they will struggle with.

10. Joe Mixon

From film study Mixon has all of the awareness needed in running the Cinncinatti bengals backfield. Everything is there for him to take advantage of the opportunity with much higher upside than #10.

9. Jay Ajayi

Ajayi has the bruising feature the Dolphins love, and so he will continue to be given such as the workhorse back getting a little rest here and there. A lot of people love this back and rightly so.

8. Leonard Fournette

This is where it continues to get tough to evaluate as the 2nd tier of backs already starting. I do think Fournette could have landed a better offense to be a part of, but maybe the offense, having the ability to open things up in the passing game, gaining balance, will help Fournette gain ground without getting behind in games.

7. Devonte Freeman

Freeman has proven he can be a 25 touch plus back but does not have to have production that stays within the mean, meaning the numbers say this is a big cash game guy, but  numbers aside his production is and will be top 10 in the NFL Fantasy world

6. Demarco Murray

Murray has gotten hurt in OTA’s/Minicamps sooo, we’ll see how he progresses and moves up or down, based on his past production level being outstanding as one of the feature 25+ touch fantasy backs

5. Melvin Gordon

While being the master of the fantasy game in not deviating from the mean much, he was one of the best in the game. This definitely surprised a lot of “Experts”, as Gordon proved he could do a lot more than expected, even without the big game breaking ability.

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4. Leshaun McCoy

McCoy has been around now and is still obviously looking to be one of the best the game has to offer, no leading his team in bring more productive players over from various teams. McMoys’s talent and ability is unmatched, and will continue as the #1 offense tool there.

3. La’Veon Bell

Bell is difficult not to put #1 but his issues have been consistent in letting you down from time to time, and has the consistent production only a few RB’s will really have, as he tries to avoid those injuries.

2. Zeke Elliot

Zeke, has the superstar ability the Cowboys love and will continue to get fed all day. The athletic ability with a higher mean average scoring fantasy points per game than all but one:

  1. David Johnson

The #1 pick is Johnson, as he is the engine of the Cardinals, as the offense appears ready for another run at the playoffs, Johnson is a part of all/most running and pass routes, making him even more valuable in that sense the Bell.

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Fantasy Football Player Rankings by Position: Rbs 35-26

In this section of Ranking the Rbs’ #s 35-26 we will go over as we approach the best ranked fantasy football players of 2017 as projected very carefully. See prior and/or future posts to see the whole of the rankings:

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35: Terrence West

West has the Redzone TD potential you like in a fantasy back, based on last year’s performance, which was better then projected last year. However a drop down in carries may well happen obviously with the return of Kenneth Dixon, and is sort of a plug in at this spot. In what would seem like a crowded backfield with Dixon, Woodhead, and even Buck Allen lobbying for carried, with Dixon out for that time, West has a chance to keep proving a %50 backfield mix of carries in a good rushing offense with that line.

34: James Stewart

While no one expects Stewart’s numbers to stay the same as last year’s value, based on being the #1 back, with a rookie on the rise on this roster, the Panthers have no other real options running in goal line and between the tackle, or clock management situations other than Stewart and/or Cam Newton. Look for Stewart’s Co-Efficient Variable to perhaps be more consistent than last year, if the want to keep Newton clean in the pocket.

33. Rob Kelley

With no real challenger other than the rookie, Perine to be competing with in this backfield, its still Kelley’s job to lose, and while Kelley beat out Matt Jones, can he hold off Perine for a while to obtain the bulk of the carries or will this be a split backfield all season with Chris Thompson coming in to take some time back there, this backfield wont’ get any higher of a ranking than this.

32. Frank Gore

Yes, Gore is still running, and running he will do util the mentioned back in the last post proves to start taking significant carries away from him. Once again, this backfield will not have any more players representing this list beyond this rankings as Gore has historically proven to be one of the better fantasy backs with a top 3 caliber Co-Efficient most of his career.

31. Spencer Ware

Its going to be tough this year for Ware to sustain the numbers he once had with a highly productive rookie on his tail coming out of Kent State. Ware was one of the better value options in DFS and daily fantasy most of last year, and stayed healthy enough to make him a better option than hoping for Jamall Charles to bring something to the table. Ware will lose time this year in carries.

30. Bilal Powell

Powell heads into this season with really good potential for upside thanks to the aging of Matt Forte and the Jets NOT drafting a RB in this year’s draft witch gives him the opportunity to show that he’s more than just a PPR lower end option but to give the split time in the backfield, and be the guy next to Forte, as hopes for him are good in standard scoring as well.

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29. Dalvin Cook

While Dalvin Cook was one of the most talented RB’s in the draft, and has potential to be a steal of a deal for the Vikes, he simply did not get drafted into the right situation with players such as Murray, and McKinnon in place and in their prime, and knowing the offenses better than a rookie would in other facets of the game such as pass protection. Cook seems like a sleeper with high upside if he can get increases towards mid to late season.

28. Kareem Hunt

With the mentioned Ware, the Hunt projection makes it a split backfield situation, with Hunt having a lot of overall utility play at the least to be able to do everything this team will ask him to do. Since there does seem to be a 3rd down back in the mix, CJ Spiller at this time, this is as high as he gets, which is higher than Ware because of better upside.

27. Paul Perkins

While I do like Perkins film study from last year’s entering the NFL i have not seen enough of him professionally to conclude him as any higher than this at this time. He has the potential for Thurman Thomas type ability and with the new OC, hopefully they will stop changing #1 backs every week, especially with the exit of Rashad Jennings from the mix, there is another guy I would watch by the name of Wayne Gallman, who could make some impact this year as well, as the 3rd down back is solidified with Shane Vereen.

26. Jamaal Williams

I would like to rank Williams higher as a RB but the Packers may struggle at times still, trying to balance out this offense out for Aaron Rodgers. Williams could be the #1 RB, but the #1 offensive versatile player in the league is looking to keep a job ahead to keep one step ahead of letting Williams take over. Will Jamaal be ready?  The Packers have not been great at drafting RB’s in recent years.

Fantasy Football Player Rankings Position: Top 45-36 RBs

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46. Adrian Peterson

To start off with a couple older running backs shows the talent that these backs once had and the competition in backfields where given an injury these guys will be thrown into the mix, although upside is limited, and this is a question mark of a right match for Peterson with the Saints.

45. Matt Forte

While Forte is still on the list for now, the competition gets greater, but Forte has been very durable late in his career, and is in good shape for his age in his 2nd year with the Jets.

44. Kenneth Dixon

While Dixon has dropped significantly after his suspension, he was seen as being the #1 back here, but now the competition gets greater for him, along with another RB mentioned below, so things get a bit sticky even when he returns. Not that he proved anything last year either.

43. Jeremy Hill

While it seems as though Hill could still be an effective #1 RB, the competition starts to get tough, while Hill has not been consistent enough to keep the job from other threats to his goal line, and other passing down situations.

42. Joe williams

When you are looking at upside, this is a spot based on need at RB for the 49ers, in an offense that will look to be explosive with what they have. Williams fits the bill nicely to sub in for games as the #1 option while Carlos Hyde will have his injury riddles.

41. Marlon Mack

While making good early first impressions on the coaching staff early, picking up things quickly in OTA’s this is a great spot for a rookie in this class to take hold of trying to grasp a #1 ball carrier spot. Look out.

40. Danny Woodhead

Although Woodhead is a particularly good PPR running back and a viable option on downs other than 3rd down with the Ravens RB situation unsure with Dixon, here is a good place for him. I don’t like his durability as that has been an issue the last couple years it seems as well.

39. Derrick Henry

A big powerful back, in an offense that runs well. Henry has a lot of ability in other facets of the game other than running and is probably the best #2 back on a team that will have legitimate impact early on. As the titans rest up Demarco Murray at times, Henry may get more goal line touches.

38. LeGarrette Blount

While this does not appear to be a match for this players talents of straight forward, old school Bill Parcels type running, this RB has the ability, any game to break one to the house, for redzone/TD game percentage that could still be very solid as a workhorse for a chunk of a game.

37. Samaje Perine

Perine has the workout potential as proven to have the physical ability to match up with any player in the current league. He could very well end up having the staring position in a very high powered offense so keep an eye on his stock going up.

36. Latavius Murray

Murray has been a strong feature of the Raiders attack the past 2 years, however now has himself fighting for playing time among 2 other who have strong cases for the #1 back spot. While I would like to put Murray as a #1 back in this offense, any time a player changes teams, we will also have to wait and see how the changes and injuries play out. Final value though, may be very good.