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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 Sleepers

 

Moncrief, Donte - IND

Moncrief, Donte

Touchdown magnet Donte Moncrief should remain the Colts' No. 2 receiver, but it wouldn't hurt if he could start racking up more yardage. Moncrief has 13 touchdowns in the last two seasons but just three games with 70-plus yards, and none came in 2016. Last year only three catches went for more than 20 yards, down from nine in 2015. A shoulder injury might have had something to do with that but it simply illustrates Moncrief's lack of explosiveness in the Colts offense. Because of that, he's a touchdown-dependent Fantasy receiver who is best used as a No. 3 option. You should find him between 50th and 60th overall in every draft. 


Bryant, Martavis - PIT

Bryant, Martavis

With the belief that he'll be reinstated, receiver Martavis Bryant will provide an incredible element to the Steelers offense. He has 14 touchdowns and has averaged 62.6 yards over 21 career games, which is remarkable. He'll rarely get double-teamed because he'll share the field with Antonio Brown, and his height and exceptional speed will help him come up with touchdowns. Eight of his 14 touchdowns are red-zone scores, after all. We'll need to see Bryant show up to training camp in shape and with his trademark speed, but once we cross that off the checklist, we'll have a Fantasy receiver worth grabbing for his boom-or-bust potential in Round 7 or 8. 


Snead, Willie - NO

Snead, Willie

Willie Snead seems set up to succeed as the Saints' slot sensation in '17. A hot start faded fast last year but Snead still came up with over 100 targets for the second year in a row. He also became a red-zone threat for Brees, including eight targets inside the 10-yard line. More work is assumed for Snead given Brandin Cooks' departure, but expectations should be held back a bit. Assume he'll get his 100 targets, maybe even 110, but for the touchdowns and yardage to settle in around the 950-yard, four-score marks he's been at through his first two seasons. Snead is safest as a Round 6 pick in PPR leagues and Round 8 in non-PPR.  


Meredith, Cameron - CHI

Meredith, Cameron

The Bears leading receiver in 2016? Cameron Meredith. The Bears' leading receiver in 2017? It might be Meredith again. The 6-foot-3 wideout played most of his snaps from the slot but appears to be expanding to a lead role this season. It should almost certainly mean a boost in targets after collecting 97 last year, catching an impressive 68 percent of them. The Bears' quarterback situation is arguably better now than it was and Meredith will no longer share the battlefield with Alshon Jeffery. Riding a four-game streak of 10-plus Fantasy points into the 2017 season, Meredith is one of the best value receivers you can find this summer. Could a Top 36 receiver be found around 100th overall? You bet -- not a lot of Fantasy owners will buy into Meredith, but you should. Despite an offseason thumb injury, he's worth grabbing before Round 9 ends. 


Parker, DeVante - MIA

Parker, DeVante

DeVante Parker has been a bust through the first two years of his career, but hopefully this will be a third-year breakout campaign for him in 2017. It didn't help that Kenny Stills re-signed with the Dolphins, but Parker should be able to outplay Stills if he's motivated and healthy. Parker actually played 15 games in 2016, but he only had 56 catches for 744 yards and four touchdowns on 90 targets. He finished second on the Dolphins in catches and yards behind Jarvis Landry, but Stills (42 catches for 726 yards and nine touchdowns) was the better Fantasy option. We still recommend drafting Parker with a mid- to late-round pick in all leagues because the Dolphins made him a first-round pick in 2015 and are still committed to making him a good NFL player. He's had a good offseason, and that could lead to some great Fantasy production if things click for him this year.


Coleman, Corey - CLE

Coleman, Corey

Wideout Corey Coleman will have the chance to lead the Browns' passing attack. Ok, fine, maybe that's not exactly the most appealing thing in the world, but at least he'll have a slew of targets sent his way. That is, if he can stay healthy. Coleman fell on a football during OTAs and suffered a chest injury, then reportedly had a sore hamstring in early June. This after breaking his hand during a practice last season, causing him to miss two months. The potential is there for Coleman -- he's one of the fastest players in the league and should be locked into playing every down for a team that, let's face it, probably will have to throw 35-plus times per week. But because of his proneness to random practice injuries and being in Cleveland, he'll likely get passed over through the first 100 picks of every draft. After that, the value is just too rich to pass up Coleman. 


Crowder, Jamison - WAS

Crowder, Jamison

Jamison Crowder could be headed toward a third-year breakout campaign in 2017, and hopefully he'll build off his solid season in 2016 when he had 67 catches for 847 yards and seven touchdowns on 98 targets. He goes from the No. 3 receiver in 2016 behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon to a starter with Jackson and Garcon gone as free agents, and he will play opposite Terrelle Pryor. That should lead to him having more than 100 targets and in line for a boost in production (Jackson and Garcon combined for 216 targets, 135 catches, 2,046 yards and seven touchdowns last year). Pryor will help fill that void, and the Redskins hope more is in store for second-year receiver Josh Doctson. But Crowder has the chance for a big season in 2017, and he's worth drafting as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver with a mid-round pick in all leagues.


Hill, Tyreek - KC

Hill, Tyreek

Tyreek Hill had an impressive rookie campaign in 2016, and he's hoping to build on that performance this season. And he has a great opportunity in front of him, with Jeremy Maclin now in Baltimore after being cut in June. Hill finished 2016 as the No. 20 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues with 61 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns on 83 targets and 24 carries for 267 yards and three touchdowns. He also added one kickoff return and two punt returns for touchdowns, so he scored 12 touchdowns in all. It might be hard for him to match that touchdown total this year, but he's now the No. 1 receiver for the Chiefs, which increases his Fantasy value. We view Hill as a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver, and he should be drafted as early as Round 5. We hope he doesn't suffer a sophomore slump, but the stage is set for Hill to produce at a high level now that Maclin is gone.


White, Kevin - CHI

White, Kevin

Kevin White has had more injuries than touchdowns through two years of his career. Playing only four games in 2016, White averaged less than 10 yards per catch and caught just 52.8 percent of his passes. That's awful for a former first-round pick who is supposed to have an incredible combo of size and speed. Worse yet, exactly one reception went for more than 20 yards. Until White proves he can stay healthy and play to even modest expectations, Fantasy owners shouldn't even bother spending a late-round pick on him. Naturally, that can change with a solid showing this preseason, so keep tabs on him. 


Doctson, Josh - WAS

Doctson, Josh

The Redskins -- and Fantasy owners -- are hoping second-year receiver Josh Doctson is actually healthy this season, because he has a chance to compete for a big role in Washington's offense this year. Doctson had a lost rookie year in 2016, appearing in just two games while dealing with an Achilles injury. He only had two catches for 66 yards on seven targets, but he should play a prominent role in 2017 with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone as free agents. Terrelle Pryor was added as a free agent from Cleveland, and Jamison Crowder will also play a bigger role in Washington, but the Redskins would love Doctson to take a major step forward after investing in him with a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. If healthy, Doctson is worth drafting as a sleeper with a late-round pick in all seasonal Fantasy leagues, and he can be a mid-round selection in dynasty formats. He is expected to be fine for training camp, so Doctson could be a valuable asset for the Redskins and Fantasy owners this year.


Diggs, Stefon - MIN

Diggs, Stefon

Stefon Diggs is a talented receiver, but he might not be as good for Fantasy as you might think. For example, he had four games with 10-plus Fantasy points last year, four the year prior and 15 games over those two years with five Fantasy points or fewer. He gets plenty of targets and catches in the Vikings' offense (6.5 grabs per game last year) but he didn't do anything with them. For example, he had two catches inside the opponents' 10-yard line last year. Two! Diggs deserves some merit for his catch rate (75.0 percent in 2016) but without an expansive receiving average (10.8 per catch in 2016), a glut of touchdowns or a move toward lining up everywhere instead of predominantly in the slot, he's an overrated Fantasy receiver. He's not worth taking until Round 10 in standard leagues and Round 8 in PPR. 


Woods, Robert - LAR

Woods, Robert

The Rams made a significant investment in Robert Woods this offseason with a five-year deal worth $39 million, including $15 million guaranteed. While he was the No. 1 receiver in Buffalo last season with Sammy Wakins (foot) hurt, Woods caught 51 passes for 613 yards and one touchdown on 74 targets. However, he had never had more than 65 catches, 700 receiving yards or five touchdowns in any of the first four seasons of his career with the Bills. Maybe he can jumpstart his production as the replacement for Kenny Britt in Los Angeles (Britt led the team with 68 catches for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns on 111 targets and left as a free agent for Cleveland), but you shouldn't expect it. Still, Woods does have some sleeper appeal as the potential No. 1 receiver for the Rams, and hopefully coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff can finally bring out the best in Woods as a Fantasy option this year. He's worth a late-round pick in all leagues, especially in PPR formats.


Jones, Zay - BUF

Jones, Zay

Jones will be overlooked in a great number of fantasy drafts -- and will probably be undervalued in Dynasty drafts as well. There are many reasons for that. The Buffalo Bills are clearly a run-first team, and Tyrod Taylor has yet to show that he can consistently find his open receivers. Moreover, in a draft where 3 wide receivers went in the first 10 picks, Jones was not even a first round pick. After all, Robert Woods (who high-tailed for LA) was unable to post big-time fantasy numbers in the role that Jones will look to ostensibly replace. But that is where the fallacy sets in. Woods and Jones are very different receivers. Let's not forget that Zay Jones left Arizona State as the all time leader in FSB history. That has to mean something in PPR fantasy formats! Also, with little other competition for the WR2 spot in Buffalo, Jones looks to be a starter from day one. Given Sammy Watkins' injury history, there is also a chance that Jones could very well be the team's top WR before it is all said and done. Davis, Williams and Ross will all probably be drafted ahead of Jones -- but do not be surprised if he leads all WR rookies in receptions and yards.




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