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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 Rookies

 

Mahomes II, Patrick - KC

Mahomes II, Patrick

In a shocking move, the Chiefs traded up with the Buffalo Bills in order to snag Mahomes before the Browns, Cardinals, or Texans could take him. He's another quarterback who won't be starting right away, but Mahomes landed in the perfect situation with Andy Reid. He's going to be around for a long time in order to develop Mahomes, who likely has the highest ceiling of any quarterback in the class. Mahomes has a much bigger arm than incumbent starter Alex Smith, but the Chiefs have steadily contended behind the heady Smith, so a switch to the rookie in 2017 would appear unlikely. Still, if Smith struggles or gets hurt somewhere along the line this season...


Watson, Deshaun - HOU

Watson, Deshaun

The Texans hope DeShaun Watson can fix their quarterback problems, after spending multiple picks to move up in Round 1 to draft him. It's believed Watson will have a chance to be Houston's starting quarterback from day one -- all he has to do is beat Tom Savage for the job. Watson was a phenom for Clemson, completing 67.4 percent of his passes over three seasons for over 10,000 yards and 90 touchdowns. He also totaled 26 rushing touchdowns and averaged 4.4 yards per carry. He's not quite as polished as most college quarterbacks with those kinds of numbers, but he can improve his technique while running the Texans' offense. Best of all, he's not Brock Osweiler! Watson should bring some much-needed success to the field. Once he becomes the Texans starting quarterback, Fantasy owners can look at him as a bench stash or a one-week option off waivers. He's a long way from entering the top echelon of Fantasy stud passers, but between his prolific passing and rushing stats and his fast track to the starting lineup, he'll eventually have a chance. Fantasy fans in rookie-only drafts should target Watson in the middle of Round 2. 


Dobbs, Joshua - PIT

Dobbs, Joshua

The Steelers spent a fourth-round pick on Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, and he'll get the chance to sit and learn for a few years. He's going to back up Ben Roethlisberger this season and potentially be the starter of the future for the Steelers. As the full-time signal-caller for the Vols the past two seasons, Dobbs collected 5,237 passing yards on a 60.6 completion percentage, with 42 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also was a threat as a runner, scoring at least 11 times in each season with over 670 rush yards to boot. In time, Dobbs could become an NFL starter with some really great numbers. Until then, he shouldn't be a reliable part of Fantasy rosters. Don't draft him in seasonal leagues, instead choosing him very late in dynasty/keeper formats and in rookie-only drafts.


Kizer, DeShone - CLE

Kizer, DeShone

DeShone Kizer, come on down! You're the next one on The Browns Quarterback Game! Fine, that's not how Kizer will become the starting passer for Cleveland, but the second-round pick has the chance to work his way into the lineup this summer. It's not a bad spot to be in -- Cleveland improved its offensive line this offseason and has a decent receiving corps. All the Browns need is a capable passer. Kizer just has to beat out Cody Kessler and potentially Brock Osweiler for the chance to play. It's not a slam dunk because Kizer is a bit of a project, but for now he's the next man up for a Browns franchise starved for quarterback goodness. He's only worth taking with a late pick in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts, though that could change with a dynamite preseason. 


Webb, Davis - NYG

Webb, Davis

The Giants' first stab at a young quarterback behind Eli Manning after Ryan Nassib flamed out, Webb arrives as a solid athlete, but little more. His numbers at Cal were not overly impressive, while his pocket presence and ball location leave much to be desired. He'll spend 2017 as the No. 3 behind Manning and Geno Smith.


Trubisky, Mitch - CHI

Trubisky, Mitch

The Bears traded to the No. 2 overall spot to select UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, but they're not ready to hand him the starting job just yet. That gig will go to Mike Glennon to begin 2017, but Trubisky's time is coming. Considered by most to be the best quarterback in the 2017 draft, Trubisky has a nice solid arm and size to go with quality instincts and athleticism. Whether or not that translates to big Fantasy stats will probably depend on who he throws to -- the Bears receiving corps isn't very strong right now, but in time could be built around Trubisky. Seasonal Fantasy league owners shouldn't bother spending a late pick on Trubisky unless he plays like a superstar in the preseason. We're more likely to see dividends from him in 2018 and beyond. That's why he's worth a very late pick in dynasty/keeper drafts and with a Round 2 or 3 choice in rookie-only drafts.


Peterman, Nathan - BUF

Peterman, Nathan

The Bills selected rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman in the fifth round of the NFL Draft from Pittsburgh, and he's expected to compete with T.J. Yates and Cardale Jones to be the No. 2 quarterback in Buffalo this season behind starter Tyrod Taylor. Peterman also is out to prove he can be Buffalo's starter of the future if Taylor isn't brought back in 2018. In 2016 at Pitt, Peterman passed for 2,855 yards on 60.5 percent completions with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues, and he would only be worth a look if he's the No. 2 quarterback and something happened to Taylor. In rookie-only drafts, Peterman is worth a late-round pick in most formats.


Beathard, CJ - SF

Beathard, CJ

Many scouts believe that the 49ers "reached" to grab Beathard with the 104th overall pick in the draft. To make matters worse, the 49ers traded up to get him. Considering that the Giants were able to snag Davis Webb roughly a dozen picks before this, perhaps the draftniks are on to something. Beathard isn't going to start right away, and he doesn't possess any special talents that would indicate he's a future franchise quarterback. Look for the 49ers to draft a quarterback next year, or at the very least go after Kirk Cousins in free agency.


Kelly, Chad - DEN

Kelly, Chad

The nephew of former NFL great Jim Kelly became Mr. Irrelevant in the draft, as the Denever Broncos selected him with the very last pick in April. That amounts to low risk/high reward potential, as Kelly has a world of talent. However, poor judgement (on and off the field) and a series of injuries caused his stock to drop. There is a good chance that the Broncos will be able to "hide" Kelly on injured reserve. It makes sense for Kelly to use 2017 as a red-shirt year while working his way back from wrist and knee surgeries. Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will battle for the starting job.




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