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2017 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings

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Getting there is half the fun. I don’t know why it is, but I tend to undertake contrasting strategies in the playoffs than the regular fantasy weeks. Sure, I’ll play the matchups as usual, but on occasion I’ll get that incurable notion to avoid a stud start based on the intangible factors.

So yeah, when it comes to the playoffs, I follow a different rule book. The value of the hunch carries a lot more weight. The whole week is tense and when you win, it starts all over again in the following matchup. We all live for that extra stress; not like we need it, especially when we’re preparing for Christmas this time of year.

I hope you have good fortune in the playoffs and if this is a week which determines whether you make it, may these words give you some comfort. The fact you are here and reading this means you want to win. The friendly voices at F6P do all this so fantasy enthusiasts acquire the right players and put the right lineups out there. I would never advise something that I would not do myself.

Don’t overthink. Avoid last minute switching if possible. Have your decision made well in advance.

We’re in it together, friend. Good luck!


Need the short-range fantasy forecast? Check out the Weekly Rankings of the F6P staff.


This week’s changes at the top of the positions in brief…

Elliott’s suspension. Four down, two games to go.

Not much change at the top of running backs this week. Alvin Kamara remains the best own in fantasy. He continues to pay heavy fantasy points every week in standard and PPR leagues. Devonta Freeman reenters the top 10 and Adrian Peterson should resume regular duties.

Keenan Allen moves into the number two spot at wide receiver with three straight games of 100+yards and four touchdowns to go with it. Antonio Brown still out-produced Allen with the same streak – except his triple came with six touchdowns.

Brandin Cooks falls out of the top ten because of two things. He had just two targets in the Bills game and showed some matchup dependency. Secondly, Chris Hogan‘s return helps the medium chunk style of offense Brady prefers.

Robby Anderson moves to WR6. The five game touchdown streak ended, but the production did not. Anderson is on of the big fantasy surprises of 2017.

2017 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


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Notable Injuries

Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders

Cooper is in the concussion protocol and also dealing with a sore ankle. He’s having a tough year as it is with all this, but we’ve seen players return from this stuff and blow up before. Amari is one of those guys certainly capable of it against the sagging Chiefs.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Peterson came on the injury report during the week with some kind of neck injury. Understandable, as neck injuries can show up a day or two after a game. His status is cautiously promising, but the Cardinals are 5-7 and down to just a handful of scenarios where they make the playoffs – all of which require them to win out.

This is the fantasy problem for NFL teams on the fringe of contention. The Cardinals know the odds like we do and rushing your best players back from injury becomes less important for the fortunes of the team.

Notable Risers

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns

All the way up to WR17 and there’s still room. No one knew what to expect in Week 13, but here we are. His performance was convincing enough to see that he was born for this game. If you didn’t grab him in time, you really goofed.

Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Jones returned for a single carry and a touchdown in his only action after a multiple week injury. Jamaal Williams has built his own foundation on the Green Bay backfield, but Jones is a crowd favorite. Interesting times ahead for the Packers, but not as much for fantasy with yet another timeshare looming with NFL running backs.

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Like an elixir of life with the return of Jameis Winston. Brate now resumes to his low end TE1 status. A grand opening of two touchdowns in Green Bay easily made him a top pickup based on the rebound.


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Notable Fallers

Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

The game flow against the Jets unfolded into a passing game with Travis Kelce in a feature role. Hunt owners continue the search of a bounce, of anything, when it comes to Kareem Hunt. He is now at RB28. We already know that a plum matchup makes little difference. Something is not right.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos

I put all this on the pass protection. Even the least of quarterbacks in the NFL can pull out a good game now and again. We’ve seen Siemian, Lynch and Osweiler all fail. Even when the head coach told Paxton Lynch to use his legs, the end result wearily remained the same. The principal harm is to all the skill players on the team. There are no confident starts on the Broncos for your fantasy playoffs.

About Richard Savill

Richard is an NFL Fantasy Football Writer and Editor of Fantasy Six Pack. Host of The Fantasy Edge Podcast. FantasyPros Contributor. Member of the FSWA. Richard is known for his "outside the box" insight into NFL fantasy football. Winner of the 16-Team 2015 FSWA challenge.

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5 Comments

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  2. han

    November 10, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    even in ppr white, gore, lewis, crowell, henry all ahead of collins? why?

  3. Ken Schneider

    December 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    The rankings don’t show up. Something wrong?

    • Richard Savill

      December 3, 2017 at 3:19 am

      Caught us in the middle of an update. They are back. Thanks!

      • Ken Schneider

        December 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        Thank you Richard. Making final playoff picks based on your rest of season! Picked up Dede.

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