2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet- Updated: Sunday, July 16th
Scoring: These rankings are based on standard scoring (one point per 25 passing yards, four points per passing touchdown, one point per 10 rushing yards, six points per rushing touchdown, one point per 10 receiving yards and six points per receiving touchdown) and are for the 2017 season only.
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Here are players 101-200 in our Top-200 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet:
101. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Last season, Blount finished with 299 carries for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns. One thing is certain: Blount's numbers will be markedly different in 2017. Even though Ryan Mathews will likely be released at some point, Blount should see in the neighborhood of 150-170 carries in 2017.
102. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
Now behind Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams in the targets pecking order, Cobb posted a career-low 10.2 Y/R in 2016 and averaged only 46.9 receiving yards per game, the lowest since his rookie season. From Week 5 to 11 when Aaron Rodgers averaged 45 pass attempts per game (out of necessity), Cobb finished as a top-36 fantasy wide receiver in five of six games. Outside of the six-game stretch when the Packers went 1-5, however, Cobb failed to finish as a top-30 fantasy wide receiver in any week.
103. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Over the past two seasons, Ertz has a minimum of 75 catches and 816 yards each season and he once again closed the season strong. Over his final five games last season, Ertz caught 40 of 54 targets for 443 yards and three touchdowns. Ertz is a solid back-end TE1, but adding Alshon Jeffery (and Torrey Smith) to the receiving corps caps Ertz's upside some going into 2017.
104. Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
Henry finished his rookie campaign with 36/478/8 and he was especially productive during a four-game stretch early in the season (18/290/3 from Weeks 3 to 6). Even with Antonio Gates back, it's possible/likely that Henry leads the position group in targets and production. Worst-case scenario: Henry should build upon his rookie numbers and remain a red-zone force.
105. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Carr has thrown a total of 60 touchdown passes over the past two seasons combined and set a career low with six interceptions in 2016. Recovered from his broken leg, Carr could finish as a top-10 fantasy quarterback (QB9 in 2016) once again.
106. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
One year after throwing for 4,166 yards and 29 touchdowns (and finishing as fantasy's QB8), Cousins threw for 4,917 yards and 25 scores (and finished as fantasy's QB5). In addition, he has a total of nine rushing touchdowns over the past two seasons combined. Even though the team lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, Washington signed 1,000-yard receiver Terrelle Pryor this offseason and they should get much more out of Josh Doctson, their 2016 first-round pick.
107. Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
After an impressive rookie season (1,124 rushing yards and 5.1 YPC), Hill has failed to reach the 1,000-yard mark and averaged under 4.0 yards per carry in back-to-back seasons. Not only did the Bengals draft Mixon, the team lost two of its best offensive linemen in free agency. Even if not to begin the season, I expect Mixon to out-touch Hill as the season progresses (as noted earlier).
108. Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks
There is plenty of uncertainty around the role for Rawls going into the season. With the addition of Eddie Lacy, it appears that Rawls will be his backup, but C.J. Prosise should handle the majority of third-down work as well.
109. Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions
With at least four catches in 11 of his 13 games played, Ebron set career highs in his age-23 season with 61 catches for 711 yards although he scored just two touchdowns -- one receiving and one "rushing." Going into his fourth NFL season, Ebron has missed multiple games every season, but he has a chance to take another step forward in 2017, especially if he can stay healthy for the full season.
110. John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Brown's production was nearly cut in half (39/517/2 in 2016 vs. 65/1,003/7 in 2015) in large part due to medical issues. Brown had a cyst on his spine drained and is poised for a bounce-back season. Quarterback Carson Palmer said that Brown is "heavier, he’s stronger. He looks more explosive than he did last year."
111. Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns
Despite quarterback and offensive concerns with the Rams, Britt posted his first-ever 1,000-yard season with a 68/1,002/5 stat line in 2016. Even though Britt is going into his ninth season, the veteran receiver is still only 28 years old (turns 29 in September). Britt will have to deal with questionable quarterback play once again, but it's possible that he approaches his 2016 numbers once again.
112. Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets
Setting or tying career lows in rushing YPG (58.1) and receiving YPG (18.8), Forte averaged 3.7 YPC (second-lowest in his nine-year career) in his first season with the Jets. With the team parting ways with older veterans (Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, etc.), it appears that Forte won't be a victim of the team's youth movement. That said, it's fair to question how much his 2017 role will be reduced in 2016 as Powell should see his offensive role expand.
113. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
What's not to like about Davis as a prospect? Of course, ankle surgery sidelined him for offseason workouts and he played against a lower level of collegiate competition at Western Michigan, but Davis has all of the physical tools to develop into an elite receiver at the next level. Highly prolific in college, the 6-foot-3 wideout had 1,400-plus yards and 12-plus touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. Unfortunately, targets may be less plentiful than one would expect for a top-five selection.
114. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
Finishing just outside the top-12 in fantasy points scored, Doyle signed a three-year deal worth $19 million with the Colts this offseason as the team traded away Dwayne Allen. Doyle's 59 catches, 75 targets and 584 yards were all second on the team to only T.Y. Hilton, who led the NFL in receiving yardage in 2016.
115. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
One of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season, the fourth-rounder won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and his strong play led to the benching, when healthy, (and subsequent retirement) of Tony Romo. Excluding Week 17 when Prescott (and the starters) sat for the majority of the game, the rookie finished with 17-plus fantasy points in 12 of 15 games. With such a strong offensive line and running game led by fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, the dual-threat quarterback threw 23 touchdowns to only four interceptions and rushed for six more scores.
116. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Not surprisingly, Roethlisberger announced that he will play in 2017 despite some earlier comments that suggested he was uncertain about his status. What is uncertain, however, is how many games Big Ben will play in 2017. Since 2010, Roethlisberger has missed multiple games in more seasons (four) than he has not (three). Leading such a high-powered offense, he should finish in the top-12 in terms of per-game production, but Big Ben has finished as fantasy's QB18 and QB20, respectively, over the past two seasons.
117. James White, RB, New England Patriots
The Patriots gave White a three-year extension this offseason and he had a career-high 60 receptions in 2016 in addition to 14 receptions in their Super Bowl come-from-behind victory over the Falcons. It wouldn't surprise me if White had more receptions than carries (like last season), which makes him more valuable in PPR formats.
118. Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Following his Week 1 performance (7/114/1), it was all downhill from there last season. While he missed two games, Matthews posted career lows in yards (804) and touchdowns (three). The good news is that Carson Wentz is going into his second season; the bad news is that there is much more competition for targets with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith joining the roster in free agency.
119. Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints
In his first season in New Orleans, Fleener set four-year lows in both receptions (50) and targets (81), but his 631 receiving yards and four touchdowns (three receiving and one rushing) were the second-most of his career. While he disappointed fantasy owners (compared to his ADP), Fleener scored the 12th-most fantasy points (15th-most in PPR) in 2016.
120. Jonathan Williams, RB, Buffalo Bills
On limited touches (110 in 15 games), Mike Gillislee scored a total of nine touchdowns and the 27th-most fantasy points (39th in PPR) among running backs last season. With Gillislee now in New England, the 223-pound second-year back is expected to move into the role vacated by Gillislee and he has weekly flex upside even if McCoy stays healthy for a full season. That said, fullback Mike Tolbert could take some of those opportunities away from Williams.
121. Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills
No team threw the ball fewer times than the Bills (474) in 2016, but that didn't keep Taylor from finishing as a top-10 fantasy quarterback (QB8) last season. While the dual-threat quarterback threw for 3,023 yards and 17 touchdowns, he ran for 580 yards and six scores. In his two seasons as a starter, Taylor has rushed for 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns.
122. Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans
In his first season with the Titans, Matthews set career highs of 65 catches, 945 yards and nine touchdowns and all three of his 100-yard games occurred over the final six games of the year. Top-15 numbers (like last year) will be out of reach in Tennessee's run-first offense with the addition of Corey Davis and Eric Decker.
123. Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
If the Chargers can keep their top pass-catchers healthy for a full season, Rivers will be a huge bargain as a late-round fantasy QB. Rivers has exceeded 4,200 passing yards in seven of eight seasons and he has thrown 30-plus touchdowns in three of four years.
124. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans
As much as Houston's offense struggled last season, Fiedorowicz had an 11-game stretch with three-plus catches starting in Week 4 and set career highs across the board (54/559/4) in his third season. I could see similar production for the 25-year-old in 2017.
125. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
Manning threw for 4,027 yards and 26 touchdowns, three-year lows, and finished outside the top-20 fantasy quarterbacks (QB21) in 2016. Before last season, however, Eli threw for 4,400-plus yards with 30-plus touchdowns and finished as a top-10 fantasy QB in each of the previous two seasons. With the addition of Brandon Marshall to the receiving corps and Evan Engram as essentially a big wide receiver, Manning has the most talented group of pass-catchers in his career. The offensive line remains a concern, but Manning could flirt with top-10 fantasy production in 2017.
126. Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Entering what is expected to be his final season, the 34-year-old running back had 865 yards from scrimmage and 52 receptions last season for the Eagles to finish as fantasy's RB30 in non-PPR and RB24 in PPR formats. Another season of 800 YFS and 50 catches should be within reach for Sproles.
127. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Missing four games as a rookie (knee), Dixon will miss four games to start his second season (PED suspension). While I expect Dixon to lead the backfield in touches from Weeks 5 to 17, his suspension and the addition of Woodhead limits his upside for a true breakout in 2017.
128. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Thielen shattered previous career highs with 69 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns. Even with the team using a first-round pick on Laquon Treadwell in the 2016 NFL Draft, Thielen should continue to be the second-most productive wide receiver on the team behind Stefon Diggs.
129. Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
Williams had a breakout season in 2016 as he finished with 69 catches for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns. With a healthy Keenan Allen and the selection of Mike Williams with the seventh-overall pick, it will be nearly impossible for him to duplicate last year's numbers.
130. Jamaal Charles, RB, Denver Broncos
Due to knee injuries, Charles has missed three times as many games (24) as he has played (eight) over the past two seasons. Signing with the division-rival Broncos, Charles gives the team a different element if he can stay healthy. Ranking fourth all-time in yards per carry behind Michael Vick (7.0), Randall Cunningham (6.4) and Marion Motley (5.7), the 30-year-old Charles has averaged 5.5 yards per carry over his career.
131. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers
Depending on the evolution of his 2017 role, Williams could be set up to vastly exceed expectations. Ty Montgomery goes into the season as the "starter," but the Packers used three draft picks on running backs in this year's draft with Williams being selected first (fourth round) among the trio.
132. Julius Thomas, TE, Miami Dolphins
After two disappointing seasons in Jacksonville, the reunion with Adam Gase is certainly a positive for Thomas, who had 12 touchdowns in each of his final two seasons with Denver and Adam Gase (and Peyton Manning). In fact, Thomas (33) has the eighth-most receiving touchdowns over the past four seasons.
133. Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
With Washington losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon to Tampa and San Francisco, respectively, and signing Terrelle Pryor in free agency, there should be plenty of opportunity for Doctson in 2017. Their first-rounder from last year's draft played in just two games due to an Achilles injury, but he's looked good in OTAs so far this offseason.
134. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Dangerous in the open field, Lockett's second-year production was fairly similar to his rookie campaign. That said, he finished the regular season with 18/272/1 over his final four regular-season games before breaking his leg. The good news is that it appears he could be at full speed for the start of training camp.
135. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
The QB7 in fantasy last year, Stafford threw for 4,327 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while rushing for 207 yards and two more scores. Playing every game over the past six seasons, Stafford has a minimum of 4,200 passing yards in each of those seasons with an average of 28 touchdowns per year during that stretch.
136. Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots
One thing's clear: I have no idea which Patriots running back will have the most productive fantasy outing in any given week. As unclear as it was in previous seasons, it seems less clear in 2017. The Patriots have four running backs that I would expect to have multiple top-24 weekly performances in 2017, but guessing when those will occur will be just that ... a guess.
137. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With Martin suspended for the first three games this season, Rodgers will get a minimum of three starts. Considering Martin's durability track record, it's certainly possible that he starts more than three games this season. Generally productive with Martin out, Rodgers had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games last October.
138. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Shepard had 65/683/8 as a rookie and it may difficult to vastly exceed that production as a sophomore with the Giants signing Brandon Marshall in free agency.
139. Terrance West, RB, Baltimore Ravens
With Dixon suspended for four games, West heads into the season as the early-down starter. Depending on how well he plays during that stretch, the more likely that he maintains that role once Dixon's suspension ends.
140. Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns
With a drop in touches from 2015 (165) to 2016 (126), Johnson was more efficient on a per-touch basis (4.9 YPC and 9.7 Y/R) last season. Better in PPR formats, Johnson now has back-to-back seasons with more than 50 receptions.
Here are the best of the rest:
141. Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears
142. Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
143. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
144. Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills
145. Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
146. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
147. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
148. Breshad Perriman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
149. Ted Ginn, WR, New Orleans Saints
150. Robert Turbin, RB, Indianapolis Colts
151. Joe Williams, RB, San Francisco 49ers
152. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
153. Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings
154. Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
155. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
156. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
157. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
158. Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos
159. Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders
160. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
161. Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings
162. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
163. Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots
164. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
165. Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams
166. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
167. Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears
168. Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants
169. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
170. Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
171. Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills
172. Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams
173. Dwayne Allen, TE, New England Patriots
174. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
175. Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
176. Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings
177. Denver Broncos DST, DST, Denver Broncos
178. Houston Texans DST, DST, Houston Texans
179. Seattle Seahawks DST, DST, Seattle Seahawks
180. Arizona Cardinals DST, DST, Arizona Cardinals
181. Minnesota Vikings DST, DST, Minnesota Vikings
182. Kansas City Chiefs DST, DST, Kansas City Chiefs
183. New England Patriots DST, DST, New England Patriots
184. New York Giants DST, DST, New York Giants
185. Carolina Panthers DST, DST, Carolina Panthers
186. Jacksonville Jaguars DST, DST, Jacksonville Jaguars
187. Los Angeles Rams DST, DST, Los Angeles Rams
188. Pittsburgh Steelers DST, DST, Pittsburgh Steelers
189. Justin Tucker, K, Baltimore Ravens
190. Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots
191. Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
192. Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
193. Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons
194. Adam Vinatieri, K, Indianapolis Colts
195. Brandon McManus, K, Denver Broncos
196. Cairo Santos, K, Kansas City Chiefs
197. Sebastian Janikowski, K, Oakland Raiders
198. Steven Hauschka, K, Buffalo Bills
199. Matt Prater, K, Detroit Lions
200. Dustin Hopkins, K, Washington Redskins
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