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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 2nd Year Players

 

Carroo, Leonte - MIA

Carroo, Leonte

Leonte Carroo is expected to be the No. 4 receiver again for the Dolphins this season, which means he has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues. There was a chance Carroo was headed for a bigger role this year when the offseason started, but Miami made the surprise move to keep free agent Kenny Stills. Carroo will likely see minimal playing time if Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Stills are healthy, and Miami added another option in seventh-round rookie Isaiah Ford from Virginia Tech in the NFL Draft, so Carroo is not worth drafting in the majority of seasonal leagues. Now, if Landry leaves after this season as a free agent, Carroo's stock could subsequently rise. He's worth a look in deep dynasty and keeper leagues, but owners must be patient with Carroo until he gets the chance for an extended look with the Dolphins.


Core, Cody - CIN

Core, Cody

Cody Core will battle for playing time in Bengals training camp this summer. The kid has good size and deep speed but will have to unseat Brandon LaFell for the chance at a bunch of targets. Until that happens, Fantasy owners just can't trust him in redraft leagues. He's worth holding on to in dynasty/keeper league formats.


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. 


Louis, Ricardo - CLE

Louis, Ricardo

Ricardo Louis will compete for playing time in Browns training camp this summer. After dabbling on special teams and catching just 18 passes last fall, he'll need a really strong August to even sniff the field. Expect him to play behind Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman and not make a Fantasy impact this year or ever.


Fuller, Will - HOU

Fuller, Will

Will Fuller should remain a fixture in the Texans offense because of his incredible speed, but it's the combination of his suspect hands and the boom-or-bust nature of his game that keep him from being a consistent Fantasy hero. Fuller had some big catches to start his career but from Week 3 on was mostly contained by defenses and couldn't put up huge stats because he couldn't hang on to nearly half of his targets. Fuller's potential will make him worth a late-round pick, but finding the right week to start him will be challenging, if not fruitless. 


Sharpe, Tajae - TEN

Sharpe, Tajae

One of our favorite sleepers from last fall, Tajae Sharpe will work this summer to lock down a role in the Titans offense. Hopefully a year of experience does the 6-foot-3 wideout some good, but his average stats along with a woeful 49.4 percent catch rate combined with the addition of two new receivers via the draft and another in free agency probably spells out a long year ahead. It's going to take another solid preseason for Sharpe to grab Fantasy owners' attention. If it happens then he'll be worth a late-round flier. 


Thomas, Michael - NO

Thomas, Michael

Michael Thomas has sky-high expectations coming into this season after doing better than anyone could have imagined as a rookie. Thomas actually led the Saints in targets, catches and touchdowns in 2016. That was enough for the coaching staff to trade away receiver Brandin Cooks and hand the 6-foot-3 behemoth the No. 1 role in the offense. With Drew Brees quarterbacking, that's a very good thing. There's actually reason to believe Thomas' stats will improve in 2017 now that he'll see more targets with Cooks gone. He also won't see a lot of double-teams since the Saints still have Willie Snead in the slot and burner Ted Ginn playing the other side of the field. It's a sort of perfect storm for Thomas, who should end up going in Round 2 in all drafts as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver. 


Higgins, Rashard - CLE

Higgins, Rashard

Rashard Higgins is expected to compete for a roster spot in training camp with the Browns. A tough rookie year saw him catch just six passes and play just 180 snaps on offense all year. Even if he makes the team he's considered a long shot to be helpful to Fantasy owners, even as a one-week option. Keep him off rosters.


Grant, Jakeem - MIA

Grant, Jakeem

Jakeem Grant is more of a return man than a receiver for the Dolphins, and he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. While he had 439 kickoff return yards and 165 punt return yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2016, he only managed one carry for 1 yard and no catches on offense. We doubt his offensive role will expand playing behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo, so ignore him in most formats this year. 


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.


Davis, Trevor - GB

Davis, Trevor

Trevor Davis will compete for playing time in Packers training camp this summer. Unless injuries befall numerous wideouts ahead of him on the depth chart, Davis won't get many targets. He's a decent stash in dynasty leagues, but that's about it. 


Moore, Chris - BAL

Moore, Chris

Chris Moore will compete for some serious playing time with a depleted Ravens receiving corps this summer. That's strange to say for a receiver who had just seven catches last year, but his speed will give him a chance to contribute. Considered a little thin for the position, Moore still has to improve his route-running to be more than just a deep-ball threat. If you can draft him late in dynasty/keeper formats, go for it. 


Anderson, Robby - NYJ

Anderson, Robby

Robby Anderson was a surprise contributor as a rookie in 2016, and he will look to build off that performance this year with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decke gone. Anderson should open the season as the No. 2 receiver for the Jets behind Quincy Enunwa, although rookies ArDarius Stewart or Chad Hansen could push him for playing time. Anderson finished 2016 with 42 catches for 587 yards and two touchdowns on 78 targets, and he had a three-game stretch last year with at least 10 Fantasy points in a standard league. He needs to be more consistent in his sophomore campaign, and we hope the Jets dire quarterback situation (Josh McCown is the likely starter) doesn't ruin his value, but he could be worth a late-round pick in deeper leagues. The opportunity is there for Anderson to have a big year, and we hope he takes advantage of it.


Miller, Braxton - HOU

Miller, Braxton

A separated shoulder ended Braxton Miller's rookie year early, but he'll be more than ready to go for the start of the preseason. Miller didn't do much, averaging under 10.0 yards per catch and scoring one time. He'll compete for playing time in camp this summer and could end up as the Texans' No. 2 receiver. With the potential to get around 650 yards and four scores, Miller is best left to the waiver wire and shouldn't begin the season on your Fantasy roster. 


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.


Treadwell, Laquon - MIN

Treadwell, Laquon

A lot of Fantasy owners have forgotten about Laquon Treadwell. Maybe they shouldn't. After a horrible rookie year where Treadwell reportedly was hurt and then rushed to come back, he should have time to learn from his mistakes and come to training camp looking for a starting job. With Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs entrenched as starters, Treadwell will have to prove he can earn playing time with a great camp. And he might as an outside receiver with Diggs moving into the slot. No doubt he has the athleticism to do it, it's just a matter of putting it on the field and gaining the trust of his coaches and quarterback. Treadwell is worth a final-round flier in any format. 


Mitchell, Malcolm - NE

Mitchell, Malcolm

Malcolm Mitchell had a productive rookie season with the Patriots in 2016 with 32 catches for 401 yards and four touchdowns on 48 targets, but it's doubtful he will build on those stats this season. The Patriots added Brandin Cooks from the Saints this offseason, and that will bump Mitchell down the depth chart to No. 3 at best, although he could be No. 4 behind Chris Hogan. The Patriots are loaded with all those guys, as well as Julian Edelman, Rob Grokowski, Dwayne Allen, Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis and James White. Mitchell is still worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues, but he will likely need an injury this season to help his Fantasy value in most seasonal formats. We still recommend holding Mitchell in dynasty leagues since his best production could come down the road.


Peake, Charone - NYJ

Peake, Charone

Charone Peake will compete to be a reserve receiver for the Jets this season. In 2016, as a seventh-round rookie from Clemson, Peake had 19 catches for 186 yards on 34 targets. It's doubtful he makes much of a Fantasy impact this season, and Peake is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues.


Shepard, Sterling - NYG

Shepard, Sterling

Shepard lacked a high ceiling and was a bit touchdown dependent, but he managed to post a 36th-place fantasy campaign as a rookie despite the Giants finishing 22nd in the league in offensive touchdowns. The second-round pick finished 44 percent of his appearances as a top-30 fantasy receiver (ranking 29th) and failed to post a single top-10 week. Shepard was on the field for an enormous 97.7 percent of the pass plays in a New York offense that almost always has three receivers on the field. That being the case, Brandon Marshall's presence won't cost Shepard many snaps, but is a near-lock to cost him in the touchdown department. Upgrade him slightly in PPR.




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