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!

Fantasy Football Draft Buddy 2017 Released

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We are up and running for the 2017 fantasy football season! Early June is our normal release date, and we met that timetable with a soft launch last week.

Check the pages linked below for more info about our custom cheatsheet and draft tracking software, and take advantage of the early bird special right now to save $4 off the purchase price!

Overview Videos Screenshots Instructions Testimonials Purchase Download

The detailed player projections included by default in Draft Buddy are from FF Today. These include projections for 61 QB, 122 RB, 153 WR and 75 TE, so very deep at the offensive skill positions, plus every projected starting kicker, every team defense, and 120 DL, 140 LB and 150 DB on the individual defensive player side. Nice job Mike K. and Antonio!

One new feature added out of the gate is the option for average draft position (ADP) data from three different sources. We’ve used Fantasy Football Calculator in the past, it is still there, and we added MyFantasyLeague.com and FantasyPros ADP. MFL is from their 12-team public leagues, the popular MFL10s, and FantasyPros is a 12-team composite ADP from various online league management services.

In terms of additional new features, I am working to develop some Draft Buddy features online, which will make them more flexible and provide an improved user interface. These are still in development and testing phases, not ready to be released yet.

We already noticed two issues where Draft Buddy is behaving differently than it did last year in Office 365, so a new bug fix release should be available soon. For those who already purchased – thank you! – if you have any issues or notice anything not quite working the way you expect, then please let me know.

Here is to an awesome summer ahead including many a fantasy football draft, using Draft Buddy!

Fantasy Baseball Draft Buddy 2017 Released

playballThe 2017 version of Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball is now available for download!

If you are an existing member, and do not have access to download Draft Buddy yet, then login and re-up your (free) subscription via the Add/Renew Subscription button from your member page. First timers, register a (free) account checking off you want Draft Buddy and then you should have access.

I feel like I’m behind getting this out to you, but then I look back and my first newsletter went out February 19 for last season. Hmm… maybe I am continuously behind, or just feel that way. As I mentioned to one of our members Joe this morning on Twitter, I am juggling other things on the home and work front, so I am on a sort of every other day schedule to work on this website. Not ideal, but doing the best I can.

In terms of features, there are currently no changes from the prior year version of Draft Buddy, except some compatibility things with the newest versions of Excel for Mac. Give me strength Microsoft. Hey, it was already pretty good feature-wise as-is, right? It is a time thing, and a free tool to boot, so not only hard to jam in more features but also hard to justify.

Lets give a shout out to the websites that provide the baseball projections for Draft Buddy, currently Steamer-Fangraphs and FantasyPros for the Zeile projections. I updated each of these this morning.

Plus, the ADP comes from FantasyPros and NFBC. If you are looking for an online money league to play in then NFBC is the way to go. They have a long history and excellent reputation.

Last but certainly not least, props to members Kevin and Mark who are back again this season volunteering their time to keep the depth charts up to date for us. Thanks guys!

Okay, that is about it. Thanks for supporting Draft Buddy for fantasy baseball, fantasy football, or both! If you have any questions then please email me or hit me up through our Facebook page or on Twitter.