2017 Fantasy Football Rankings Released

Topping our overall rankings, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson.

Topping our overall rankings is Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson.

Fantasy football season is upon us! Training camps start next week for rookies on some teams, and the week after for all players. It is about time I rolled out my first set of fantasy football player rankings for the 2017 season, don’t you think? And away we go…


1. RB David Johnson, ARI
2. RB Le’Veon Bell, PIT
3. RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
4. WR Antonio Brown, PIT
5. WR Julio Jones, ATL
6. WR Mike Evans, TB
7. WR Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
8. RB Jay Ajayi, MIA
9. WR Michael Thomas, NO
10. RB Melvin Gordon, LAC


1. Aaron Rodgers, GB
2. Tom Brady, NE
3. Drew Brees, NO
4. Derek Carr, OAK
5. Russell Wilson, SEA


1. Antonio Brown, PIT
2. Julio Jones, ATL
3. Mike Evans, TB
4. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
5. Michael Thomas, NO


1. David Johnson, ARI
2. Le’Veon Bell, PIT
3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
4. Jay Ajayi, MIA
5. Melvin Gordon, LAC


1. Rob Gronkowski, NE
2. Travis Kelce, KC
3. Jordan Reed, WAS
4. Jimmy Graham, SEA
5. Greg Olsen, CAR

Check the complete rankings, including tiers, target and avoid/risk identifiers, and comments are coming soon. I will update the rankings regularly through the start of the season.

As for Draft Buddy, thanks for those of you who already purchased. I am working on a version 2.0 Draft Buddy for this season, which allows for an optional method of importing rankings directly, from various sources, as an alternative to the projections generated cheatsheets. This way you could for example import dynasty specific rankings to Draft Buddy.

I am close to finishing the new version yet at the same time one aspect really has me stumped as to why it isn’t working properly. Darn that Microsoft Excel, VBA and conditional formatting is all I will say about that for now, but hopefully I do figure this out so we can release the new version.

In other news I am participating in the annual Scott Fish Bowl (really big) fantasy football tournament. My picks are automatically added to my Twitter feed so you may have seen them there. It is a very unique league set up and scoring, making for some wildly different pick strategies and a lot of fun.

Feel free to start a conversation commenting on the rankings here, or on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks!

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