2017 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings

When preparing for your 2017 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings, where do you start?

2017 nfl fantasy football rankings

Hopefully you will pay attention to the ADP, or Average Draft Position in your own fantasy rankings and use this information to make informed decisions  about human tendencies. See this tool @ fantasyfootballcalculator 

Since you can always see this information there, updated daily, and even use and sort according to the “Dashboard”, then this article will go over some of the key strategies and considerations when humans are making these picks. 

When making computer analysis picks always look at the Draft Dashboard, for up to date analysis on GameDay

By the way, as you can see there the setting allows for the black out of the chosen players you already have drafted as well as others picks, to quickly see where you are at during a “live” draft.

For the actual list, I will go ahead and update the top menu section: “Fantasy Football Draft Board” for the Best Value Based on ADP, Computer Rankings, and Fundamentals of Fantasy Football in PPR Leagues across Yahoo, and DanDuel Points Generally for season long and Daily leagues also being considered for the upcoming year projections. 

This Post is mainly laying the groundwork for the foundation and explaining what is all behind the rankings will include: (To my knowledge, no other site considers these additional factors. 

  • Variance: Meaning the Lowest Co-Efficient Variations, which are spotlighted Here as to how this calculation is actually made. 
  • Matchups: Based on Stats of apposing teams’ strengths and weakness defensively. Not accumulated until after a few weeks of regular season data. Prior season(s) not used. 
  • Upside Potential: The Upside of the Player to show improvement in his gameplay, increasing his Avg per Game Points scored compared to the previous year. 

whether you are a seasoned expert or a beginner, there is a lot to consider. Consider this: 

2017 fantasy football rankings
Wealthy Fantasy Football Rankings

If you have followed Fantasy Football for a number of years, you are biased to certain players’ performaces in remembering whatever you recall in past performance of a certain player in your HUMAN thinking, you miss a lot of the information that really matters, that you cannot possibly evaluate in your head. Sure following football for years, gives you and edge, but a lot of people do too..

That makes for a lot of competition. So you need something more to base your player targeting on. This tool, DraftDashboard will help you Target the Best Up to Date Evaluated Players of the Day for you. 

But it is only a starting point. Always consider your league: How does the scoring work? 

In Daily Fantasy, How large of a contest is it and what percentage of players will actually win any cash. These large contests should be used with High Co-Efficient Variable to give you a legitimate shot to win Big Cash in Large Contests @ Low Entry Points, for Max Profits. 

One More Important Thing:………

Check, if you can find this info, the ownership % of a player you are purchasing, as well as even how many Points a Given Player Actually Costs you In Cash Style Drafting such on DraftKings or Fanduel. 

In a future article I will discuss how to find this data much more easily this year then in previous years as well. We are stepping our Game Up!

 

 

Draft Dashboard Review

With this Draft Dashboard Review, I will give you my review of the Fantasy Sports Software that gives you a slight edge in Picking Daily Fantasy Sports Lineups in Contests, really for use on any league, in any site. I will not only give you the draftdashboard breakdown but also a How To on the specifics of how to get the most of it per my experience. 

Check some of my Previous Articles on Daily Fantasy Sports, Fantasy Football, and Even Baseball Here to understand many of the basic to advanced concepts of the factors that need to be considered when making lineups decisions in these sports. 

What is Draft Dashboard?

As mentioned the advanced software, which includes daily rankings, up to date on the fantasy matchups of the day, it is available 24/7 all around the clock, instantly preparing you for the next available Top Picks of the Day on any game slate in most major sports. This can be done on Roto Grinders with their Player research tool to note with many limitations to the overall free software.

To give  you a very user friendly experience, saving you hrs per day of research in various tools that you can use to optimize and dominate your daily or season long league. 

To preface, avoiding confusion starting out, let’s give you a look at the inside of your dashboard, or your control room, once you are logged in, which can be started and tested for $1 for about 7 days, I believe before the regular price sets in, which is lower than the other Optimizer programs I have used out there, Notice 4 Specifics or Basics.

draft dashboard reviewNotice as you look there, starting at the top, the games are easily changeable as seasons progress into other sports, with the 3 major sports you can keep track of. 

  1. As we work our way over to the upper right hand side you will see the switch option, allowing you to take your game to Draft Kings, or Fanduel. With all of the upgrades, I wouldn’t be surprised if they added Yahoo and others. 
  2. The “How to Use” blue button to obtain basics of the overview of all of the tools below, which are Videos overviewing each of the ways to use these. 
  3. The Tools themselves which we will dive into with more detail now. 

DraftDashboard Tools:

Browse Teams

In Browse teams, the way I use this is to quickly find Players on any team along with Projected Winner

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As you can see, you can start to take players that you want to watch and target those based on what you find so far here, of which we’ll get more into later.

Top DFS Players

This is a VERY Important feature of the Draft Dashboard that allows you the opportunity to see all of the players with top rankings customized automatically to any game time/slate you choose. Here’s that video: 

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With this specialized tool you can save tons of time with the best fantasy players for the day, as the you want to pay particular attention to the computer rankings, or Dashrank, the very first sortable table as Greens indicate, per the video the most valuable and statistically logical plays for that day, with the additional info being added with the regular updates. 

Find Sleepers Tool

Check out this tool for the lowest cost players needed to win any matchup.

Here is the Video Overview: 

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An integral part of your lineups you must get players that are lower priced, especially in baseball, when taking an ace pitcher, there may be an average much lower than what would otherwise have to be utilized. 

Find Studs Tool

I also utilize this tool daily to ensure that I have “Stud players to make sure that I am not overpaying for players that are not up to the usual caliber of a player, building out the most value in consistency, Here’s how its done: 

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No matter who you choose as far as pitcher, the best Studs will help you determine who you should be able to utilize in stacks or just getting the best possible position player

Position Optimizer

With this tool, its also of daily use as you choose the leftover positions that you were not able to fill within using any of the other Tools. 

This Tool has not video, but is one of the best to use. 

The position optimizer can help you take a look at for example, to quickly find what pitcher you might to find on the bottom as a weaker pitcher to make a batting lineup against this pitcher for a very favorable matchup to start some these batter. 

Lineup Optimizer

This tool will help you put together a suggest lineups lightning quick. Taking only seconds to put together a list of your watched players based off the prior research you would have just done with your tools mentioned, building out the best lineup. Here’s the Video

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As the video brought out, no lineup will be perfect, but this saves you a lot of time putting it together.

Generated Lineups

And finally this research tool will give you different ideas of lineups that you can use and optimize, There is no video of this tool, but similar to the Lineup Optimizer, you can find and replace in the tabs, players with others’ of the same or similar price to replace any position instantly without switching screens, so you can find the other players you have watched. Great comparison tool. 

Summary and Final Word

To try and sum up all of these tools for your Daily Fantasy Sports Lineups Remember, per my article on Winning in Daily Fantasy Sports above, the experts create and maintain spreadsheets. I have found that this may not be needed, with these tools, as it does help to look up additional stats, on say fangraphs, going above and beyond, using additional research tools never hurts, so the more time you have, the better informed decisions you may make in regards to injuries, consistencies, and the overall picture of a particular player. 

Also I have not mentioned the Hot and Cold Indicators next to every player, as these indicators help show the level of play the player is currently at, but don’t count out the cold players because the cold streak is bound to end, especially the deeper they are in the cold, indicated by a -3. Do not be swayed by this indicator as numbers prove that this is not directly relevant to the next performance of the player, and I have used this just fine on my lineups with a couple colds in my lineups. 

By the way, here are the Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Great customer Support: Just email them and get and answer in just a few hours. 
  • Basic and Advanced Player Stats, easily accessible on main screens, hovering over.
  • Watch Players, to your liking, and track for organization 
  • Video tutorials for reference as shown above.
  • Always up to date Daily!

Cons:

  • Uses some data that may not directly affect the performance for a given situation, 
  • May look to be a lot of info for new users to go through, especially for a beginner in Fantasy Sports. 

Final Conclusion

Recommended %99 for everyone from beginner to Expert, for help in easily navigating the many options in daily and season long analyzing of players and teams. As a recommended product, visit dfsfreereport.com to not only get the instant online software, but also receive a free report on how to win %95 of your Daily Fantasy Lineups, which is of itself a $20 Bonus value, delivered, PDF to your inbox if wanting to learn more about DFS

 

 

 

Fantasy Football Rankings by Position: WR Top 15

Here’s the rest of the list. Its not the Top 100 players, but the fantasy football rankings by position for optimization and strategy feel. Feel free to share comment, or even critisize in a clean way.

Top 15 Fantasy Football Rankings by Position: WR

15. Julien Edelman PATS

Edelman has proven to be the best slot receiver with swag and proven ability to hook up with the #1 QB probably in Football still, as the reliable target is durable for the most part, will get you few 0 games.

14. D’Andre Hopkins TEX

Always seeming to remind me of the other Clemson receiver, Watkins, this is definitely the better option of the 2 in Hopkins. Hopkins is one of the best at rabbing balls in the air, and once the QB position finally gets settled. Who knows maybe their #1 draft pick is the best thing for Hopkins, even this year, as this Hopkin’s could only go up in that case.

13. Michael Thomas NO

I am going to hold off a bit on the ADP that he is currently being drafted at because of the consistency of the go to guy on the offense for Brees, that being Willie Snead of course, while the offense works on running the ball in the pre-season I would expect.

12. Brandon Cooks PATS

As the guy leaving the same team, this is a dynamic player with lots of upside, and ability to take over a game, the way few can, even comparable to OBJ at times. However the PATS offense will not be ready to treat Cooks like Randy Moss from the gates, but this value will go up.

11. Dez Bryant Dall

Dez has always had the ability to be used as an elite #1 WR, and this season is not much different as he attempts to return to his 2012-14 form he once had. A lot of that will depend on the development of Prescott.

10. Devante Adams GB

Why should we doubt this guy and give him as Low of an ADP that I am seeing. He was one of the top 10 producers of fantasy points last season even with J. Nelson being the 3rd best on the season in total points. I see Adams Progressing, not regressing at this point in this offense.

9. Allen Robinson Jax

Allen had sort of a after sophmore slump that is now over. Robinson should be one of the most consistent #1 Receivers heading into the prime of his career, and his numbers should go up, being their #1 guy headed into the season for an indefinite length of time.

8. Amari Cooper Oak

Cooper should be fun to watch this year, even with a loaded offense, and with Carr at the helm, it will again be one of the most feared offenses, along with line that protects, and run blocks well, with which the balance should benefit Cooper even better, as a 3rd year option for #1 WR

7. Jordy Nelson GB

AS mentioned Jordy is the #1 WR in GB, however the numbers from last year being tough to duplicate, with other options on the offense now including Bennett from NE, it looks like his age and lack of durability will catch up with him along with the offensive options Rogers has.

fantasy football rankings by position: wr

For further explanation of the graph, check out this Roto Grinders Article

6. TY Hilton Indy

I believe, once you get out of this top 7 mix of elite WR’s it gets more projective and progressive into the 2nd tier of the Most reliable WR fantasy options in this game. TY is one of these guys, with the canon QB available, Luck and the offense hopefully getting better, with O-Line support for this deep and intermittent consistent threat.

5. AJ Green Cinn

Green has all the makings of a very good year as people are expecting that to happen when you check experts and forums for this ranking info, and as long as Green stays on the field at least for 14 games, he will be worth it. Carrying on the tradition of great Cincy WR’s Green is one of elite.

4. Mike Evans TB

Evans has all of the tools to be the consistent top 5 Receiver in this league, while not as explosive, nor fast as the top 3, Evans has proven to be a top playmaker with his size and ability to get balls high in the air anywhere on the field, with not seemingly so much help at the position on his team.

3. Julio Jones Atl

If you noticed, prior on this list, as it was  a tough one to make for a WR in ANY rankings list from anyone you will find on the internet, leaving out the other 2 guys, who are right here in the top 45 obviously thinking highly of this offense, and hoping that continues this year. Overall, these top 3 guys really are neck to neck and should be considered ties. The only reason Jones is #3 is because he missed a couple games last yeaer.

2. Odel Beckham Jr. NYG

OBJ has all the makings of bringing another fine year, and with the championship chase now including B. Marshall, this should help provide some fine mentorship. Odel has been critisized for many moves he has made but the speedy threat is at the top of the list for his Fantasy VALUE

  1. Antonio Brown Pitt

    Brown appears, not to be slowing down any time soon, as one of the veterans of this top 10 list. It would be hard to imagine anyone taking many targets away from him unless this was intentionally done. With Big Ben staying the course, completing as many games as he can, this does not bother Brown a bit.

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

Ok, I think we all love rankings to let’s continue with the WR rankings:

Just to add though, feel free to share and comment,

Fantasy Football rankings: Position WR

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.

Fantasy football player rankings: WR

A Great WR Strategy and Make or Break Your Fantasy Season Management

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

 

Fantasy Football Players Rankings: Top 10 QBs for 2017

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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.

Fantasy football player rankings position rb

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.

fantasy football player rankings position running back

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.

Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Position; RB

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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:

Fantasy football player rankings position rb

Let’s continue:

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.

fantasy football rankings 2017 rb

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.