2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet- Updated: Tuesday, September 5th
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. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
With more than 100 targets in each of the past three seasons, Walker has a minimum of 800 receiving yards each season with a total of 222/2,778/17 over that span. Going into his age-33 season, Walker may not post similar numbers to what he's put up over the past few seasons with more weapons for Marcus Mariota, but he remains a viable TE1 for fantasy owners in 2017.
102. 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) should be out of reach in Tennessee's run-first offense with the additions of Corey Davis and Eric Decker this offseason, though.
103. Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys
If Zeke serves his six-game (or a reduced) suspension in 2017, McFadden becomes the Cowboys' starter (and a fantasy start) for those games. In his first season in Dallas without Zeke and Tony Romo injured most of the year, McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards (4.6 YPC) on 236 carries and added 40 catches for 328 yards.
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 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, but he has top-10 upside in Year 2. In fact, Gates (TE10) and Henry (TE11) both performed as top-12 fantasy tight ends in 2016. (Henry finished as the TE18 in PPR formats.)
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. Leading one of the league's most potent offenses, Carr could finish as a top-10 fantasy quarterback (QB9 in 2016) once again.
106. 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.
107. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Since 2010, Big Ben has missed multiple games in more seasons (four) than he has not (three) and has finished as fantasy's QB18 and QB20, respectively, over the past two seasons. Home-road splits are another concern -- (H) 8.66 Y/A, 59 TDs and 16 INTs and (A) 7.38 Y/A, 23 TDs and 22 INTs -- over past three seasons. Even so, the reinstatement of Martavis Bryant bodes well for Roethlisberger, who should finish as a top-12 fantasy QB on a per-game basis and is a must-start at home.
108. Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks, it initially appeared as though Lacy would have a chance to secure the lead-back role for the Seahawks. Going into the season, however, Pete Carroll has called both Lacy and Thomas Rawls as starters, C.J. Prosise will get lots of opportunities as the team's third-down back and Chris Carson will have a role. Based on his current ADP, Lacy ended up on my list of 10 Overvalued Players in Fantasy Football Drafts this season.
109. 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).
110. 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.
With Willie Snead suspended for the first three games of the season, Ginn has a ton of weekly upside playing in the high-scoring Saints offense. The speedster has 700-plus yards in back-to-back seasons and scored double-digit touchdowns two seasons ago.
112. 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.
113. Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
If the Chargers can keep (most of) 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.
114. 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.
115. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
One of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year threw 23 touchdowns to only four interceptions and rushed for six more scores. 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. As well as he played as a rookie, it's possible that Prescott makes strides in his second season yet posts worse numbers.
116. C.J. Prosise, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Injuries limited his opportunities as Prosise missed 10 games, but he was highly productive and efficient -- 5.7 YPC and 12.2 Y/R -- when given an opportunity. A converted wide receiver back in his days in South Bend, Prosise is even better in PPR formats, but the second-year back should have a consistent role in the offense as the third-down back, at a minimum, provided he can stay healthy.
117. 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.
118. Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees spreads the ball around and with Brandin Cooks on the roster, Snead has a total of 141 catches and 1,879 yards in his two seasons. The good news for Snead is that Cooks is now in New England; the bad news is that he will begin the season serving a three-game ban for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
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. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets
Productive last year (42/587/2), Anderson had a five-game stretch where he exceeded 60 receiving yards four times. Moving into the No. 1 receiver role due to roster moves and/or injury, Anderson could finish as a top-50 fantasy wide receiver this season.
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121. 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. It's fair to wonder by how much Forte's role will be reduced as Bilal Powell sees his role expand.
122. 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.
123. 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.
124. 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.
125. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Tearing his ACL last season, Bernard was initially expected to miss a game or two to start the season, but he's been a full participant since Day 1 of training camp and will be ready to go for Week 1. Rookie Joe Mixon has the talent to be a three-down back and Jeremy Hill currently tops the team's depth chart, but Gio could get roughly 10 touches per game in the offense.
126. Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears
In his first two NFL seasons, White has played just four games. In those four games, however, White was heavily targeted and only 14 players in the NFL had more targets than White (36) during that stretch. If he can stay healthy in an offense that lost Alshon Jeffery in the offseason, it's possible that White develops into a productive fantasy wide receiver.
127. 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. There is the potential for a bounce-back season, but his sickle-cell trait hinders his ability to recover quickly from soft-tissue ailments and those are something that he has battled often in his young career.
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. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Even though he was less than 100 percent last year, Luck still scored the fourth-most fantasy points among QBs as he threw for 4,240 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Not only did Luck (shoulder) miss all of the preseason, but he will miss the regular-season opener and there's still no timetable on his return. As noted earlier, Luck finished as fantasy's QB4 despite missing one game, but I'll let someone else gamble on his health given his current ADP (Round 8).
130. Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton has finished as a mid-tier QB2 (QB16-18) in each of the past three seasons, but a part of that mediocrity has been the injuries to the team's top pass-catchers. During that 48-game span, Tyler Eifert has played a total of 22 games and A.J. Green has missed three-plus games in two of three years including six missed games last season. While the offensive line has become a concern, the Bengals used their early picks -- John Ross (first round) and Joe Mixon (second round) -- to give Dalton and the offense more weapons.
131. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
After back-to-back top-10 fantasy seasons, Manning finished as fantasy's QB21 in 2016. With the addition of Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, Manning has never had a group of pass-catchers as talented as this one. The offensive line remains a concern (a big concern), but Manning could flirt with top-12 fantasy production in 2017.
132. Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins
A physical runner, Perine is similar in style to incumbent starter Robert Kelley. There will be games that Perine outperforms Kelley, but at least to start the season, Kelley will get the larger share of snaps.
133. Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots
Before the Patriots added Gillislee, there was more optimism for what Burkhead may do in the Patriots offense. With a 27/119/2 performance against the Ravens in Week 17, Burkhead has shown that he can run the ball effectively between the tackles and he has plenty of versatility as a receiver as well. At least as a late(r)-round selection, there is some upside if the opportunities present themselves.
134. 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 steady production for the 25-year-old in 2017.
135. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brate broke out in his third NFL season with 57 catches for 660 yards and eight touchdowns, second on the team to only Mike Evans. Not only did the Bucs upgrade their No. 2 wide receiver by adding DeSean Jackson in free agency, the team used its first-round pick on tight end O.J. Howard. Even though rookie tight ends tend to struggle and I project Brate to score more fantasy points than Howard, Howard has an elite skill set and his presence puts a damper on Brate's outlook.
136. 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.
137. 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. In his two seasons as a starter, Taylor has rushed for 1,148 yards and 10 touchdowns -- more than six fantasy points per game from his rushing stats alone. The trade of Sammy Watkins to the Rams hurts Taylor's outlook, but Watkins missed eight games and finished with just 430 yards and two touchdowns last season.
138. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
On a positive note, Jones set a career high with 930 yards in his first season with the Lions. Unfortunately, his strong start (23/482/2) in the first quarter of the season was following by an incredibly disappointing three-quarters of a season.
139. 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.
140. Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills
The 37th-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones set the records for most receptions in a season (158) and career (399) at East Carolina.
Here are the best of the rest:
141. Robert Turbin, RB, Indianapolis Colts
142. Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
143. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
144. Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
145. Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
146. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions
147. Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers
148. Jamaal Charles, RB, Denver Broncos
149. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks
150. Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings
151. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
152. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
153. Julius Thomas, TE, Miami Dolphins
154. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
155. Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
156. DeAndre Washington, RB, Oakland Raiders
157. Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
158. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons
159. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
160. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
161. Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders
162. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins
163. Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills
164. Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins
165. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
166. Charcandrick West, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
167. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts
168. Travis Benjamin, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
169. Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears
170. J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
171. Torrey Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
172. Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
173. Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams
174. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns
175. James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
176. Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
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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