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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
As I have decide to go with the top 105 players overall in standard fantasy football player drafts, today bring us to the top 45-36 RBs. Please Share, Comment, or Give feedback on what you see so far.
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.
When ranking the top 100-150 fantasy football players for 2017, its difficult to sort out when Blogs do those straight player of any position rankings because not all positions are treated equally in fantasy football as is a well known fact in any fantasy football league.
So I’ll go by position compiling to just about equal the same amount of players of a top 100 list, so we can go about organizing them better.
Please comment with any feedback, Share the post whenever you can, and..give suggestions on any type of other rankings you would like to see in any type of format.
Here we Go: Starting today with Te’s for the 100 list. Keep in mind also these lists do not include technical scoring accumulations as in my freereport explained, as well as in my prior blog post, fantasy football starters explained evaluating fantasy football consistency in particular. These are fundamental projections based on upside talent, offensive opportunity, and general performance, and injury history variables, with a bit of my opinion too.
Fantasy Football Player Rankings: TE
TE #1 Travis Kelce:
My initial thought was to put Gronk here, but left him at # 2. Kelce will provide consistent value delivered over the course of the year, with durability and value delivered over the middle part of the field with the same offense ongoing from last year with the Outside Wr’s. His dynamic playmaking ability to take plays to the house allows for really good TD percentage with TD’s in probably 10 out of 16 games.
TE # 2 Rob Gronkowski:
While he won’t be drafted as high overall as in previous years, Gronk continues to be the most dangerous and aggressive force that the NFL has to reckon with in mismatches. If he can stay healthy for 10 out of 16 games that would be good, but not high enough to really merit a top 3 round pick in standard drafts.
TE #3 Jake Reed:
Another Te who is hard to keep healthy, checking weekly, if not daily injury reports on this one, which makes it a good idea to wait on drafting a Te in many draft formats, unless you get Kelce. The mismatch ability makes many teams looking at drafting similiar looking Te’s coming out of college with similar attributes.
TE #4 Jimmy Graham
Though many would disagree as to these tiers, in my opinion Graham is still in the same tiers as these previous and could be taken ahead of 2, and 3 here if you prefer, since Graham has a chemistry now with Russell Wilson even though its supposed to be a running offense. While Graham does have injury concerns, so does everyone else. There is no denying his potential as a threat to score in Redzone.
TE # 5 Greg Olsen:
Though there are concerns about the offense changing with the arrivals of lightning bolts on offense, this guy has been the most consistent on this offense including Cam Newton. Kinda reminds me of Jason Whiten in terms of the ability to age and keep it up for a long time, being a reliable target, and threat to score as well.
As for the rest of the Te’s well, I will just mention and finish this segment up, because in reality, in standard scoring leagues, and even PPR, the rest will have to be streamed at some point in the season to keep good lineups going:
Player Ranking: Unranked Streamer Position
Tyler Eifert, Delanie Walker, Martellus Bennett, and Eric Ebron.
Oh, and don’t forget the San Diego, I mean LOS Te’s as mismatching from week to week.
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What is the Most Important Factor to Accurately Predicting Player performance, making you Money in Fantasy Football and Other Daily Fantasy Games?
To actually make money more times than not, is to get accurate projections, that will be most important to you to project the lineups that will get you to win consistently.
What Not to Factor in Making Money Playing Fantasy Football
For a projection algorithm to take place, you need to take as many factors as possible into your evaluation into your daily, or weekly as in the case of football, where there is a lot of time of evaluation in between games, you will be able to project, based on the numbers, more so than the talent, since talent only amounts to so much, while being fundamental to the value of the player as many players have the physical talent to do so, is rarely used in fantasy as a result of determining a players 40 time or player ht/wt. to try to get some projection out of that.
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What would you include in this spreadsheet?
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Per my previous post, I believe that last article need refined and, basically reviewed from the Beginner Daily Fantasy Baseball and Advice perspective in strategy, especially in Daily Leagues that needed touched on to correct some of the information I had given to show that I am still learning this particular game and not near the expert I am on the Fantasy Football Game, and naturally picking that up in the same way as my studies of the game make me respect the game even more.
However, that expert, professional mentality as Not only a Game, but a Challenge, in pure competition, will now hold sway in this article as we round the bases on the field of the prospects of a Daily Fantasy Game, that we can show you here today.
While I have a lot of questions resulting from the various projection tools used to shorten your valuable time of the day used on this true daily evaluation process based upon the amount of games played throughout the season, I see this as a real opportunity to profit and enjoy doing so while the FanDuel and Draft Kings phenomena at least lasts as long as it does.
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Advise #1: The Law of Large Averages
The first thing to try and keep in mind would be to remember to take in large samples of players trends and stats, not short 1 week spans because the law of averages do kick in for better or worse as averages in ERA’s, runs, hit, and so on add up to be a certain consistency when it comes to predicting a daily game. Of course there are variances in this, but the averages will come back down to earth, weather that would be a positive or negative adjustment in a players back down to or going up from earth fantasy numbers.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice Law #2: Choosing the Right Information on Hitters and Pitchers
This gets more tricky but think of it this way: Instead of getting into all of the stats at this time, think about when Michael Jordan attempted to make it in MLB.. Why did he not make it to the next level? Because he quit. He went back to his #1 sport, which is fine, but the continued development and game stats that he corrected and projected with upside, would probably have led him to the majors, and this was according to a current MLB Manager, that was involved in the training of Jordan.
As you look at the basic 3 outcomes of Hitter including Strikeouts, Walks, and Home Runs. These are the usual control factors that are measured in total and averages throughout the year and are a plenty in terms of referenced online sites that can tell you all of this information.
Similarly with Pitchers, they have averages they they go back to unless their progression or regression is at a pivitol point in their particular career, or what we call upside, or downside.
So Basically, look for stats that show the control that the player has over their statistics, showing any variances from the norm that they put up.
Also to be included in this category is their performance specifically against the opposing hitter or pitcher’s handedness, being left or right.
Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice #3: External Factors
What I mean by external factors is opposite of the #2 rule in that the individual player has control over his own performance to his own extent.
External factors include, some of which are obvious:
- Park Factors
- Weather Conditions
- Opposing Teams Talent
- Lineup Position
- How Good is the Player’s Team
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Pull players into your lineup that will give you best matchup possibilities.
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2. How consistent has the player been over the last few games, showing the recent performance overall of the Fantasy Points Scored.
This can be accomplished by checking the points scored averaged out, or manually checking the Fanduel, or Draft kings scoring section.
3. Making sure your pitcher is not cancelling out a part of your lineup by picking any opposing players to that particular pitcher.
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4. Taking a look at Fundamental factors
Such as RBI’s that team members will use to get the runners, in on high scoring teams, Power plays, or stats that give you the most fantasy numbers, and for pitches, actual wins, which count in this DFS game
5. And the last key with is much more difficult.
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We all love rankings and trying to figure out the best prospects in this year’s draft. No 2 evaluations offer the same opinions in this year’s draft especially. My question though, would be to any expert evaluation is this:
What will be the results of this nfl draft class of RB’s 10 years from now.
No one can really make a good argument against Fournette hear, unless your offense fits better with Joe Mixon and want to utilize his talents as opposed to Leonard’s, therefore a team could wait on a later pick to get Mixon. I will just focus on highlights in this post to focus on the potential of this Back Class:
Fournette has the tremendous overall power, speed, awareness, and other intangible evidence to show he is a starting back in the NFL, as probably one of the best in coming years.
While one may try to judge his character, and that will have to be developed, no one can argue the rare top ten pick caliber player Mixon can be at the next leve. I thought about going to another “Safer pick” here but the risk is worth the reward here for many offenses, including New England, as I am sure they would love to have this ability if they perhaps needed it.
If you can forgive the cafe’, you can realize the potential.
So that this RB may be an asset for a long time for a team, he needs to be used as an all-purpose back while he lasts. He played a lot as the feature back there, comparable to Reggie Bush. McCaffrey has though, more straight line running and receiving ability, and can master the next level, as prepared by the coaching to handle that.
Every time this RB touches the ball, there is a breakaway of a threat to NFL Defenses.
Here’s where most people may well disagree with the ranking. I tend not to watch too much film to be honest before I see what I am getting. That means it does not take too long to see the upside of the RB in this case, putting on the film, right away gets you excited for this guy.
Gallmans’ highlights show how quick he hits holes, and can gather himself easily out of cuts around the line. What ability!
You can attain what you want out of Kamara this year, and perhaps have a starting RB. overall he is good. He does not have the real threat of ability that will scare defenses, but he can help team with depth, and replacement of starter ability right away.
Simply put, he can ball based on overall ability to find the endzone.
Dalvin Cook shows a lot of skill on the field, died well in the combine, especially in receiving skills, but lacks the overall intangibles that I would expect out of a 1st round caliber talent. Her’s the film:
Cook shows nice ability to get around edges for nice gains consistently, hoping he can do the same at the next level.
Hunt shows enough quickness, lateral and breakaway speed, as well as utility type of qualities to be an all around player in the next league as shown here:
He was a productive player that scored a lot in the MAC conference.
Mack has what basically a lot of NFL teams are looking for in ability and tendency to move the chains and gain first downs with a good combine performace.
He seems like he will be a storng elusive runner at the next level.
McNochols shows good polished promise as an inside and outside runner with enough elusiveness to make cuts and get to the edge, finding the end zone.
To get this guy in later rounds, as is probably the case, makes for one the best RB drafts in years.
As one of the better runners between the tackles, this kid can also come in right away at least on sub packages and dish out blows to a defense, as he has the potential for beast like 1000 yard year performances. Any comparisons come to mind?
The big back, may be ready for some team to utilize the talents of a back like this on a regular basis, even in his rookie year.