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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

RB Moving Truck Tracker

 

TOLBERT, MIKE - BUF

TOLBERT, MIKE

Mike Tolbert will aim for playing time with the Bills this summer after spending five years in Carolina. Once a flourishing goal-line vulture, Tolbert has run for one score and caught four touchdowns in his last three seasons. If anything, Tolbert is a touchdown-or-bust running back a desperate Fantasy owner would grab off waivers during the season. He's not worth drafting. 


Gillislee, Mike - NE

Gillislee, Mike

Gillislee will officially join the Patriots after the Bills declined to match the two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet he signed with New England last week, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Gillislee now enters a backfield already headlined by Dion Lewis (hamstring), James White and Rex Burkhead, effectively ruling out the possibility of LeGarrette Blount returning to the Patriots in the process. Although Buffalo's decision not to match will cost New England a fifth-round pick, Gillislee provides the team with an ascending backfield talent. In 15 games last year as LeSean McCoy's primary backup, Gillislee rushed 101 times for 577 yards and eight touchdowns, while catching nine of 11 targets for 50 yards and another score.


DiMarco, Patrick - BUF

DiMarco, Patrick

Fullback Patrick DiMarco signed with Buffalo after spending four seasons with the Falcons. He's made a huge impact as a blocker but hasn't amassed more than 129 total yards in a single NFL season. That's not expected to change with the Bills, so don't count on him in your Fantasy leagues. 


WOODHEAD, DANNY - BAL

WOODHEAD, DANNY

Danny Woodhead signed a three-year, $8.8 million contract with the Ravens this offseason, and he could open the season as the starter in Baltimore with Kenneth Dixon (suspension) out for the year (4 games for a suspension and the rest due to a knee injury). Even if Woodhead doesn't start, though, he's headed for a prominent role in tandem with Terrance West. First, of course, Woodhead, 32, has to prove he's over last year's torn ACL, and reports are that he has been fine at training camp. He also has to mesh with new quarterback Joe Flacco, and the fact that the Ravens had more than 100 receptions from their top three guys in the backfield last year with Kyle Juszczyk, West and Dixon is a good sign for Woodhead. In two of the past four years when Woodhead has played a full season, he has gained more than 1,000 total yards with eight total touchdowns and at least 76 catches. He might not be that successful with the Ravens, but he's worth a mid-round pick in all standard leagues. In PPR, Woodhead is a borderline starter or flex, and he's worth drafting in Round 5 or 6.


Juszczyk, Kyle - SF

Juszczyk, Kyle

Juszczyk's strong showing as a blocker and as a pass catcher earned him his first-career Pro Bowl nod in 2016. He was also named First-Team All-Pro according to Pro Football Focus, grading out as the league's top fullback. Juszczyk was a fixture in the Ravens offense as his 463 snaps were more than either Terrance West or Kenneth Dixon. It is worth noting, however, that Baltimore uses sets with fullbacks more than most NFL teams, which will certainly shape his market value this spring. However, we're not exactly sure how the 49ers will use fullbacks in their offense. His lack of carries puts a cap on his touchdown upside, he could have some fantasy value in deep PPR leagues.


Burkhead, Rex - NE

Burkhead, Rex

Showing off surprising versatility and power in a Week 17 audition last season, Rex Burkhead turned a 27-carry, 119-yard, two-score performance with Cincinnati into a nice one-year contract with New England. It's there he will compete with the likes of Mike Gillislee, Dion Lewis and James White for playing time in the Patriots' backfield this fall. Burkhead has the physicality to work as a between-the-tackles type of runner and has the hands to work in passing situations. It's simply a matter of proving to Bill Belichick that he can reliably do it week in and week out. Fantasy owners are more apt to buy into Gillislee as the best Patriots running back, but Burkhead deserves attention as a late-round flier. He's good roster depth, and he could eventually get a bigger role, especially if Gillislee has trouble staying healthy.


Lacy, Eddie - SEA

Lacy, Eddie

Eddie Lacy will get another chance to play ball with the Seahawks after signing there as a free agent. Coach Pete Carroll wanted to add some physical traits to his run game and believes Lacy can deliver if he can get down to 240 pounds. Lacy turned in pretty good numbers in five games with the Packers last year, averaging 5.1 yards per run and actually looking spry on several plays. But then he hurt his ankle, which may have been compounded by his gain on the scale, and missed the rest of the season.  The Seahawks have contract provisions in place if Lacy can't get his size under control, plus they still have Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the roster in case Lacy is too heavy or ineffective. If you're looking for Lacy to put up numbers like he did in his first two seasons, you'll probably need a time machine. The Seahawks' offensive line is average and the coaching staff won't give Lacy a Marshawn Lynch-like role, at least not until he proves he can dominate. Until then, Lacy is a boom-or-bust No. 3 or 4 Fantasy running back worth a pick later in your draft. Expecting him to be a No. 2 RB is way to optimistic. Grabbing Prosise or Rawls is an idea that, ahem, carries some weight.  


Cunningham, Benny - CHI

Cunningham, Benny

Benny Cunningham signed with the Bears this offseason, where he's expected to compete for touches as a backup running back behind Jordan Howard. Cunningham should see some time on passing downs, while helping in the return game, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues considering Langford and Carey's presence. In 2016, as the backup to Todd Gurley with the Rams, Cunningham appeared in 11 games ith 21 carries for 101 yards and 16 catches for 91 yards. He's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues and would only be Fantasy relevant if Howard got hurt.


Murray, Latavius - MIN

Murray, Latavius

Latavius Murray signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Vikings this offseason, and he will try to help fill the void left by Adrian Peterson, who was released -- but he has plenty of company. The Vikings selected rookie Dalvin Cook in the second round of this year's NFL Draft, and Cook is likely the most talented running back on the roster. Now, that doesn't mean Cook will start over Murray, but Cook could be the No. 1 option in this backfield by the middle of the season. Murray also had ankle surgery this offseason, though he's expected to be fine for the start of training camp. Murray was with the Raiders in 2016, and he finished as the No. 13 Fantasy running back in standard leagues with 195 carries for 788 yards (4.04 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns, along with 33 catches for 264 yards. He shared playing time with rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, and Oakland had one of the best offensive lines in the NFL blocking for him. In Minnesota, Murray will share touches with Cook and Jerick McKinnon, but the Vikings offensive line is much inferior to the one he left behind. Murray's Fantasy stock is on the decline with the move to Minnesota and the addition of Cook. At best, he's a No. 3 Fantasy running back in the majority of leagues, and he should only be drafted with a mid-to late-round pick.


CHARLES, JAMAAL - DEN

CHARLES, JAMAAL

Jamaal Charles found a new team in the same division after the Chiefs cut him in February. He's 30 and coming off two years where he was shut down due to knee injuries, and his career might be over or close to over. The Broncos have said that they want to get him 8-10 touches a game. At best he'll be worth a late-round pick in the majority of leagues. While he was among the top running backs in the NFL over the past eight seasons, including five years with at least 1,300 total yards, his best days are clearly behind him. This preseason he'll have to prove his knees are 100 percent. As Fantasy owners are well aware, old running backs are hard to trust, especially when their bodies start breaking down. 




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