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2017 VIP Draft Kit


Table of Contents




Draft Day Advice
-General Advice
-Position Advice

-2017 NFL Schedule
-Strength of Schedule


QB Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

RB Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

WR Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

TE Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

Kicker Statistical Analysis
-2016 Top Performances
-2016 Most Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Avg Fantasy Points
-2016 Median Fantasy Points
-2016 Most Consistent
-Easiest 2017 Schedule
-Easiest 2017 Playoff Schedule

2016 Defense Rankings
-Fantasy Points Allowed (Total)
-Fantasy Points Allowed QBs
-Fantasy Points Allowed RBs
-Fantasy Points Allowed WRs
-Fantasy Points Allowed TEs
-Fantasy Points Allowed Ks

Proven Draft Strategy
-Numerical Analysis
-GCAM (Overview)
-GCAM (QBs)
-GCAM (RBs)
-GCAM (WRs)
-GCAM (TEs)
-GCAM (PKs)
-GCAM (D/ST)

Targets, Carries and Touches
-2016 Most Targets
-2016 Most Carries
-2016 Most Touches

Redzone Analysis
-2016 Redzone Passing
-2016 Redzone Rushing
-2016 Redzone Receiving
-2016 Redzone Touches

Depth Charts
-AFC East
-AFC North
-AFC South
-AFC West
-NFC East
-NFC North
-NFC South
-NFC West

Nagging Injuries
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs

Moving Truck Tracker
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs

Rookie Report
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-Dynasty/Rookie Snapshot

Sophomore Status
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs

Fantasy Studs
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Sleepers
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Duds
-QBs
-RBs
-WRs
-TEs
-PKs
-D/ST

Average Draft Position
-Top 150
-QB
-RB
-WR
-TE
-PK
-D/ST
-DL
-LB
-DB

ATC Cheat Sheets
QB Rankings
RB Rankings
WR Rankings
TE Rankings
PK Rankings
Team Defense/Special Teams Rankings
DL Rankings
LB Rankings
DB Rankings
Draft Board Snapshot
Top 200 Players Overall
Top 216 Auction Values

MOCK DRAFT

WR Duds

 

Allen, Keenan - LAC

Allen, Keenan

Injuries have severely impacted Keenan Allen the past two years, and we hope he's back at 100 percent this season. He suffered a torn ACL in Week 1 last year, which came after he had a lacerated kidney that limited him to eight games in 2015. He's expected to be ready for training camp, and Allen should be drafted as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues. He has to prove he can stay healthy and now work in a crowded receiving corps, which features Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. But Allen is the No. 1 option in the passing game, and he's been great when healthy. Prior to getting hurt in 2015, Allen had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns, and if you project that over 16 games he would have finished with 134 catches for 1,450 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 71 catches for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie in 2013. His stats should be somewhere in between those two totals, and Allen is worth drafting in Round 4 in standard leagues and Round 3 in PPR.


Adams, Davante - GB

Adams, Davante

Can Davante Adams score double-digit touchdowns again? If he can't, he's going to disappoint. Adams, like all Packers pass catchers, benefited mightily from the team's inability to run the ball effectively last season. To his credit, Adams also stepped up, catching 62 percent of his 121 targets for 62.3 yards per game. Adams also put up 10-plus Fantasy points in nine of 16 tries. It's a lot to live up to, especially after the Packers addressed their run game this offseason.  The good news is that the Packers have Aaron Rodgers, so it's not like they'll morph into a Rex Ryan-like offense that barely passes the ball. Adams should keep playing well, but it's unlikely he finishes as a Top 10 receiver like he did in '16. Adams will still get drafted as a borderline No. 1/No. 2 Fantasy receiver with 1,000-yard, eight-score potential. Late Round 2 through Round 3 will be the time to take Adams.   


WALLACE, MIKE - BAL

WALLACE, MIKE

Mike Wallace has a chance to do something he hasn't done since 2011: rack up over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. With Steve Smith retiring and Kamar Aiken leaving Baltimore, Wallace has a clear path to playing time and targets. He proved last season he's capable of being the go-to guy for the Ravens with a 62.1 percent catch rate, 10 catches for 20-plus yards and five for 40-plus yards. The only guys in his way are third-year receiver Breshad Perriman, who the Ravens will push to be the primary target in the offense, and veteran Jeremy Maclin, who might end up as that primary target if Perriman falters. Either way, Wallace should see a lot of playing time and come up with 60 or so catches. He won't be a popular name to draft, but in a game where stats are all that matter, Wallace will provide some good depth. Round 10 is the time to consider taking him. 


Jeffery, Alshon - PHI

Jeffery, Alshon

The Eagles and Alshon Jeffery are a match made in heaven -- for at least one year. Jeffery will spend 2017 with Philly after five star-crossed seasons in Chicago. Last year he quietly averaged a strong 15.8 yards per catch, the second-best mark of his career, but scored only twice over 52 receptions. That's a troubling trend from Jeffery as he has six touchdowns in 21 games since he became the focal point of a passing game. Even though he'll share the field with Torrey Smith, Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz, he'll still be in that same role with the Eagles. He's also injury prone, dealing with hamstring, calf and knee injuries over the past few years, not to mention a suspension that cost him four games in '16. Jeffery has his fair share of red flags, but Fantasy owners will still target him as a good No. 2 receiver because of his lead gig with an Eagles offense that should throw the ball a bunch. Round 3 in all formats is probably when you'll see him get taken.   


JACKSON, DESEAN - TB

JACKSON, DESEAN

DeSean Jackson signed with the Buccaneers this offseason for three years, $35 million, with $20 million guaranteed, and he will be the starter on the opposite side of the field from Mike Evans in Tampa Bay. We'll see if this is a quarterback downgrade for him going from Kirk Cousins to Jameis Winston, as Jackson also goes from being the No. 1 receiver with the Redskins to a clear No. 2 in Tampa Bay. Still, he'll be a good source of big plays, and he's coming off leading the NFL in yards per catch in 2016 at 17.9. It came on 56 catches for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns on 100 targets, and Jackson is still capable of stats of this caliber with his new team. Now, the risk is he takes too much of a backseat in Tampa Bay, which lowers his Fantasy value, but if you view him as a boom-or-bust No. 3 Fantasy receiver with a mid-round pick then you should be okay. There will be weeks where Jackson wins your Fantasy matchup, and others when he'll disappear, so just know what you're getting when you draft Jackson this season.


Watkins, Sammy - LAR

Watkins, Sammy

When healthy, Sammy Watkins has proven to be a standout Fantasy receiver, but health was his biggest issue in 2016. He was limited to eight games because of a foot injury, which required two surgeries, the latest of which came in January. He's on track to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp, and hopefully he doesn't suffer a setback along the way. In 2015, Watkins showed his skills with 60 catches for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns on just 96 targets, but he did most of that damage over the final nine games of the season. He had at least 13 Fantasy points in a standard league in six of those nine outings. It's good news for Watkins that Tyrod Taylor is back at quarterback, and Fantasy owners should benefit if Watkins falls on Draft Day. Especially now that he's in a contract year after Buffalo declined his option for 2018. He's a No. 2 Fantasy receiver coming into the season because of his past health issues, but he offers No. 1 upside in all formats if he can stay on the field. There's risk involved with drafting Watkins, but there's also plenty of reward. We would target him as early as Round 3 in the majority of leagues.


Maclin, Jeremy - BAL

Maclin, Jeremy

Jeremy Maclin is looking to revive his Fantasy value with Baltimore this year, after he was cut by Kansas City in a cost-cutting move in June. Maclin had a rough season in 2016 in his second year with the Chiefs after a solid campaign in 2015. Maclin was easily the No. 1 receiver in Kansas City in 2015 with 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns on 124 targets, but he regressed in 2016 with 44 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns on 76 targets. He missed four games with a groin injury, and that injury might have impacted him all season. He's healthy now, and should step into the No. 1 role with the Ravens right away, ahead of Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman. Maclin is the likely replacement for Steve Smith, and this move is a huge boost for his Fantasy value. We recommend drafting Maclin with a mid-round pick as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver, and his value is higher in PPR. If you're ranking the Ravens receivers on Draft Day, the order should be Maclin, Wallace and Perriman.




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