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Dynasty League Rankings and Notes for 2017 Fantasy Football

Bobby McMann Staff Writer April 19, 2017 2:59PM EDT
Bobby McMann’s Dynasty League Rankings and Notes for 2017 Fantasy Football

1Aaron RodgersHas at least 5 elite seasons left. Top four are all so close.Ezekiel ElliottFeed the manOdell Beckham, Jr. If he keeps his head in the game, he's unstoppable. Rob GronkowskiInjuries are frustrating, but he's still the premier TE in the game.
2Andrew LuckLuck remains an elite dynasty option, but its very close and debatable with the top four.David JohnsonOne of the most exciting players in the game, strong case for No. 1 spotMike EvansElite dynasty assetTravis KelceBaby Gronk has the talent to eventually ascend to No. 1, current situation limits upside.
3Russell WilsonBest combo of upside and floor.Le'Veon BellDo-it-all RB is ultra-productive when healthy and not suspended.Amari CooperTerrific young tandem with Derek Carr.Tyler EifertGreat situation, elite red zone skills. Injuries are the only thing holding him back.
4Cam NewtonPrice is down from a year ago if you want to buy.Todd GurleyNeeds help.DeAndre HopkinsMajor bounce back with QB upgradeJordan ReedAlways a health concern, but the go-to option in the Skins offense
5Jameis WinstonLeap yearDevonta FreemanElite skills, value limited by Coleman's presence. Allen RobinsonSkills are legit. If someone is selling high, you should be buying. Zach ErtzWill targets be a concern in 2017?
6Derek CarrContinues to improveMelvin GordonRebounded in a big way. Still very much a health risk.Julio Jones2017 WR1 overallHunter HenryThe new heir apparent to Antonio Gates.
7Marcus MariotaA building block QBLamar MillerWait, maybe Miami was using him properly? Antonio BrownProduction is unreal, even with dip in 2016. Jimmy GrahamI'd say he bounced back nicely.
8Dak PrescottSophomore slump?Jay AjayiThat was some breakout.AJ GreenNeeds more love.Eric EbronEncouraging, but needs to take another step.
9Matt StaffordUnderrated and still just 29 years oldC.J. ProsiseStill buying even with Lacy signing.Dez BryantDiscounted Dez is not something you see often in Dynasty.Greg OlsenDependable TE on the wrong side of 30.
10Matt RyanIceman comethDerrick HenryBattering ram.Michael Thomas (Saints)Hello, Drew BreesAustin HooperWe'll see more in 2017.
11Carson WentzAll the tools to be successful, needs weaponsTevin ColemanCould be an RB1 if Freeman was out of the picture.Alshon JefferyNeeds a monster season for big paydayLadarius GreenHeadache for Fantasy owners, so talented
12Drew BreesAge and talent around him are negatives, but Brees continues to roll. Jordan HowardEmerged quickly as Bears best RB. How long will it last?Sammy WatkinsIf he can stay healthy, he is going to breakout. Cameron BrateReliable target, red zone monster
13Ben RoethlisbergerLeading a powerhouse offense, even faint retirement whispers hurt long-term stock slightlyCarlos HydeThere is still RB1 potential here, but frustrating player to ownBrandin CooksWill continue to get hisTyler HigbeeProblem off the field, could become one on it too in 2017
14Philip RiversAffordable QB1 production even when everyone is hurt around him.Latavius MurrayTough sledding in MINT.Y. HiltonUnderrated in DynastyDelanie WalkerSolid, but if you own him, start grooming a replacement.
15Kirk CousinsVolume Fantasy producerLeSean McCoyStill has the juiceKeenan AllenTalent is that of a WR2, production could be WR1-like.Jack DoyleMore opportunity coming his way.
16Tyrod TaylorDoes he stay in Buffalo? Underrated Fantasy optionC.J. AndersonNeeds to stay on the field, but ideal RB2 when healthy.Demaryius ThomasWho is throwing him the ball?Martellus BennettNice landing spot.
17Eli ManningWindow is closing on his QB1 production, but OBJ certainly helpsSpencer WareMore RB2 than elite, will he have competition in 2017?DeVante ParkerStill on the train, he'll become a stud.Coby FleenerGuess not.
18Tom BradyStays winningMark IngramSee above.Jordy NelsonThe entire offense missed his presence.Julius ThomasCan't stay healthy, athleticism diminished, change of scenery doesn't help that.
19Blake BortlesSell someone on the statsGiovani BernardBouncing back from ACL tear.Donte MoncriefLove the talent, needs to stay healthy and breakout with more than just TDs.Kyle RudolphSolid but unspectacular
20Jared GoffMake or break in year 2? Yes, but don't give up on him just yet.Eddie LacyCould be out of the NFL in a couple years unless he gets in shape.Corey ColemanGreat situation for immediate impact.Zach MillerIf healthy, he could have huge PPR year.
21Paxton LynchCan he emerge?Doug MartinWorkhorse back but inconsistent year to year production.Stefon DiggsMajor gamebreaker with utapped potentialC.J. FiedorowiczSolid possession option
22Mike GlennonHas a lot to prove in Chicago. Dart QB3Jeremy HillSolid two down back, but not a stud.Jarvis LandryPPR machineErik SwoopeNo press, but he's a bench stash right now.
23Andy DaltonMuch-maligned because of real life limitations, Dalton is solid QB2DeMarco MurrayStill producingDoug BaldwinYou have to believe now, right?Clive WalfordTalented, but now behind Cook.
24Ryan TannehillMaybe Miko Grimes was right.Ty MontgomeryWhat will his role be in '17?Martavis BryantLong-term risk because of suspension, but Top 15 skill setVance McDonaldThere's more upside here.
25Jimmy GarappoloTrade out of town?Paul PerkinsReal chance to break through, but expect competition Terrelle PryorProve it deal in Washington. He will.Dwayne AllenAnnually overrated, but in a great spot for '17 production
26Teddy BridgewaterMight not play in 2017Ameer AbdullahWill he get lost in the mix?Davante AdamsWhat a turn of events, but I'm still skepticalMaxx WilliamsLost in the shuffle at the moment
27Colin KaepernickChange of scenery might help but long-term value is minimalDuke JohnsonNeeds more touchesEmmanuel SandersWR3 will a few good seasons left if he can get quality QB play.Jared CookThe ultimate tease.
28Joe FlaccoIs he elite?Kenneth DixonWoodhead signing hurts immediate valueJordan MatthewsNeeds to find consistency and assert himself this year or value will drop.Jerell AdamsWill (rightfully) get more hype if the Giants don't draft a TE early.
29Jay CutlerRetirement or extended vacation for Smokin' Jay?Jerick McKinnonDon't overpay for potential, Viks view him as 3rd down backJosh DoctsonBall skills make him a 10+ TD threat, will get opportunityJeff HeuermanCould step up and be major factor in Broncos offense.
30Sam BradfordSomehow still living off of his University of Oklahoma potentialIsaiah CrowellUndervalued, still has upsideSterling ShepardPPR jackpot in NY/NJ, alongside ODB. Short-term drop with BMarshJesse JamesLadarius handcuff and solid target.
31Carson PalmerTailed off at the end of 2015, but great short-term option if you are a QB away from the playoffs. Theo RiddickWill need to see his 2017 role, but exciting PPR RB2Will FullerThose hands are brutal, but speed to burnStephen AndersonAthletic move tight end with exciting potential.
32Trevor SiemianWould make a solid real life backup QB.Devontae BookerDid not show well in audition without CJATyreek HillTyFreak made a living off of splash plays. How long can it continue?Austin Sefarian-JenkinsStock is tumbling, talent and knucklehead factor are very real.
33Alex SmithBlah.DeAndre WashingtonCould be in timeshare with Jalen Richard in OAK.Michael CrabtreeA go-to receiver for Carr.Trey BurtonIntriguing handcuff to Ertz
34Robert Griffin IIIIt's over. Probably.Charles SimsPass-catching back, but limitations after that.Kelvin BenajminA year older and coming off ACL tear, but should see volume and RZ targets.Neal SterlingVery interesting with Thomas out of the picture.
35Tom SavageMy third favorite Savage, after Macho Man and Fred, but ahead of Ben.Dion LewisExciting talent, but James White sure did step up when it counted. John BrownA healthy John Brown is a dangerous John Brown.Gary Barnidge2015 was a great year, but he's not that guy.
36Cardale JonesA project, but one with a massive ceiling should everything click.Thomas RawlsFalling, but all hope is not lost yet.Devin FunchessStill a project, but increased reps should further develop big pass-catcher into Fantasy threat.Antonio GatesHe's had a great run.
37Jacoby BrissettIn 2QB formats, Brissett is a prospect I want slow roasting on my bench.Rob KelleyJust a guy, but seems like a nice one.LaQuan TreadwellWriting off 2016 as a redshirt, needs to start showing something.Jason WittenSee above.
38Brett HundleySee above.Jalen RichardExplosively talented COP backGolden TateEnjoy the Top 25 productionC.J. UzomahNeeds more PT
39Trevone BoykinRussy handcuffJonathan StewartAging RB2Jeremy MaclinNot dead yet despite what many thought after heading to KC.Connor HamlettCould end up the heir apparent to Witten
40Brock OsweilerPerfect fit in Cleveland, will hold a mean clipboard.LeGarrette BlountBlount after Blount after BlountEric DeckerExcellent 2nd option in Jets passing attack, TD machine and so underrated. Tyler KroftLots of TE talent in Cinci
41Cody KesslerLimited as a starter, profiles as backupMarshawn LynchA Beast Mode relaunch appears imminentRishard MatthewsMight be overrated heading in 2017Will TyeDecent short-term option
42Nick FolesFine backup to WentzBilal PowellLooked better than Forte down the stretchCam MeredithTop 25 potential, especially in 2017.Rico GathersBeing an athletic former basketball player gets you here.
43Mark SanchezKeeps getting work.Ryan MathewsCan never seem to stay healthy/seize opportunityTyler LockettUpside limited to some extent, but superb playmaker will eventually be strong WR3. Lance KendricksUndersized but decent backup real life TE
44Ryan FitzpatrickRegressed as expected.Rex BurkheadSkills similar in many ways to Lewis and White, but now with more hype.Randall CobbIs he just not good anymore?Josh HillBackup real life TE would need injury to increase profile.
45Blaine GabbertNo.Matt ForteWearing downMarvin JonesStarted out hot, faded just as fast. Dennis PittaNice resurgence, but Baltimore TE corp. is crowded
46Geno SmithGets another shot in NY, with the Giants. This should be good.Adrian PetersonDoes he have anything left?Malcolm MitchellShowed well as a rookie, long-term potential still there.Mychal RiveraShould be starter in Jax, but Sterling has higher potential.
47Josh McCownWill he be the Jets starter?Wendall SmallwoodUndersized spark plugJulian EdelmanPPR gold, but product of the system. Luke WillsonStill athletic enough to make an impact if opportunity arises
48Matt BarkleyWas better than expected last year.Danny WoodheadToo much grit not to be rankedJosh GordonCan't quit him like he can't quit banned substancesTemarrick HemingwayWill get a shot at increased reps in year 2.
49Tony RomoRetiring from the NFL.Jamaal CharlesCould make a nice COP/3rd down backTyler BoydShould be quality Robin to AJGGavin EscobarNeeds a chance of uniform
50Christian HackenbergFreshman Year at Penn State feels like forever agoFrank GoreWas about to fall off four years ago, keeps producing. Kevin WhiteSize/speed to explode, but needs to get and stay on the field. Ryan GriffinDecent talent, but only rosterable in deep and 2TE leagues.
Tyrell WilliamsShowed well in '17, playmaker with nice size.
Willie SneadShould see increase in value.
Travis BenjaminChargers receiver situation becomes very crowded
DeSean JacksonSpeedster lands in terrific spot
Kenny BrittConsistent targets + health = production (finally)
Jamison CrowderPlays role very well, underrated asset
Mike WallaceStaying productive despite bouncing around
Breshad PerrimanLots of talent, lots of ? too.
JJ NelsonMore reps in 2017 to show what he can do.
Brandon MarshallWR3 for next couple years, solid landing spot for value.
Larry FitzgeraldSlowed down big time in second half, WR3 for 2017 and that is about it.
Kenny StillsOvervalued asset, but great deep threat
Michael FloydNeeds to wake up.
Quincy EnunwaWith Marshall gone, Enunwa could be a sleeper. Depending on QB sitch
Pierre GarconShould be focal point of Niners offense
Braxton MillerPotential to be a playmaker for Texans, but crowded offense.
Torrey SmithIs what he is at this point.
Robert WoodsNew No. 1 for the Rams, whatever that means
Philip DorsettNeeds to show something in year 3.
Dontrelle InmanIs there room for him?
Tajae SharpePossession receiver that you should've traded last summer
Adam ThielanBig contract doesn't match limited upside
Robbie AndersonImpressive finish to rookie year
Marqise LeeJumped over Allen Hurns last year.
Eli RogersPossession slot guy, but don't get your hopes up.


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