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 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

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.

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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.