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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

QB Nagging Injuries/Suspensions

 

FLACCO, JOE - BAL

FLACCO, JOE

Is Joe Flacco Fantasy Football Elite? No. Not even close. Not even after throwing for a career-best 4,317 yards last season (and that was coming off of a torn ACL). We've learned that Flacco is a good, strong-armed quarterback who just isn't as consistent as the majority of his peers. Knowing that, it's dang near impossible to recommend him for Fantasy with his offensive line losing multiple starters this offseason and his receiving corps losing top wideout Steve Smith to retirement. Expect Flacco to be one of the most unpopular passers in Fantasy this fall -- until the bye weeks kick in. That's when he'll get picked up and used as a one-week option. He's only worth a pick around the halfway point in two-quarterback format drafts. 


ROETHLISBERGER, BEN - PIT

ROETHLISBERGER, BEN

Forget the retirement talk -- Ben Roethlisberger is back in his familiar spot under center for the Steelers, right where Fantasy owners want him. Loaded with pass catchers, Roethlisberger should continue racking up stats as long as he stays healthy. That's been a small issue for him over his career, never missing more than four games in a season. The bigger detail that's hurt him is his inability to play big on the road. In 2016 he averaged twice as many points in Pittsburgh (31.0) as he did away (14.8). In fact, he was straight money at home and downright terrible in five of eight road games. Even with favorable road trips to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indy, Chicago and Detroit on the horizon, there will be weeks where Roethlisberger carries risk. Of course he should be picked as a Fantasy starter, right around Round 8, but do yourself a favor and collect a second quarterback for weeks when Big Ben has a suspect road matchup, or for when he's hurt. 


Luck, Andrew - IND

Luck, Andrew

The Colts are hopeful that Andrew Luck will be ready for training camp after offseason shoulder surgery. If he's not then there will be concerns about his availability come Week 1. But if he is, then we're looking at one of the best Fantasy passers you can draft. In 38 games since 2014, Luck has posted 20-plus Fantasy points 76.3 percent of the time. Only Tom Brady is close to that mark at 70.4 percent. His offensive line should be ready to protect him in 2017 and Luck himself should come out firing, partially because the Colts' defense isn't expected to be great and partially because the Colts run game isn't expected to be great. Unless there's news on his health by the time you draft, don't hesitate to take him at a great value in Round 4 or 5. 


Wilson, Russell - SEA

Wilson, Russell

For the first time in his career, Russell Wilson did not finish the season as a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in 2016. He was No. 14 in standard leagues with 4,219 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and 259 rushing yards and one touchdown. His passing yards were a career high, and his 64.7 percent completions were the second-best of his career. So what went wrong? Wilson, who battled knee and ankle injuries, set a career high in interceptions and a career low in rushing yards. He also scored just one rushing touchdown for the third time in the past four years. We still consider Wilson a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback coming into the season, and he's worth drafting with a mid-round pick. Doug Baldwin, Jimmy Graham and Tyler Lockett are a quality receiving corps, and the run game could be suspect with Eddie Lacy, which could mean more heavy lifting for Wilson. He was a top-five quarterback the previous two years prior to 2016, and he could easily get back to that level again.


Bridgewater, Teddy - MIN

Bridgewater, Teddy

Teddy Bridgewater remains in the rehabilitation process after dislocating his kneecap and tearing his ACL last August. There wasn't even a timetable for his return as of early April. Bridgewater wasn't a dominant Fantasy passer when he was healthy, so the likelihood that he'll return and help your Fantasy team in 2017 is really low. Until we know more about his condition, keep him off of rosters. 


Carr, Derek - OAK

Carr, Derek

Derek Carr is expected to be fine for the start of training camp after suffering a broken right leg in Week 16 last year. It was a tough injury that ended his season -- and ruined the Raiders playoffs hopes. Carr finished 2016 by completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions, and he ran for 70 yards. He was the No. 11 Fantasy quarterback in standard leagues, but he could have finished higher than that if he played in Week 17. He already has a dynamic receiving corps with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, and the Raiders gave him two additional weapons in tight end Jared Cook and receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. We view Carr as a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and he's worth drafting with a mid- to late-round pick. 


Mariota, Marcus - TEN

Mariota, Marcus

Is Marcus Mariota still a blue-chip Fantasy backup, or has he finally reached the Top 12 echelon of stat-smashing quarterbacks? Given what he did last season, don't be surprised to see Fantasy owners target him as one of the first dozen quarterbacks taken. Mariota was among the 10 most consistent Fantasy passers, hitting the coveted 20-point mark in 9 of 15 games before breaking his leg in Week 16. He was also one of six signal-callers with at least four games of 30-plus points, more than guys like Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins and Dak Prescott. Fantasy fans were nervous to trust Mariota because of his thin, uninspiring receiving corps, but the Titans drafted stud wideout Corey Davis and slot maven Taywan Taylor, and added Eric Decker in free agency, to greatly improve the team's outlook. All should make an impact that helps Mariota out in 2017. He'll be a popular middle- to late-round pick in all formats, but he shouldn't be the only quarterback you take on Draft Day. 




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