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2017 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings

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We are in championship week, so this is the final rest of season rankings article of 2017. I hope you found it helpful as a part of your regular sources of fantasy information gathering.

I would like to tell you a little bit of my methodology for working out these rankings on a week to week basis. Statistical trends play a large part of course, but in many cases it is the player news and articles I read to help me get a feel for certain values.

Team character plays a large part too. Statistics, taken as a season I feel are untrustworthy. I prefer to use statistics as a guide for the fluidity of player value, rather than a hardwired template to base future performance. The best players for fantasy tend to be those who keep within a consistent tier of performance.

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I must say that the DVOAs and other modern statistical models were somewhat disappointing to me this year because projecting from them just went from an old snapshot to a new snapshot with the old one inside. I think injuries caused much of the discrepancy.

So my preferance for fluidity in marking the rest of season rankings felt comfortable and more accurate.

I hope you come back in 2018 as we journey together again. Good Luck.

Richard


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

Elliott’s suspension. Six down, none to go. Too little, too late for some. Elliott resumes at RB5.

I put Todd Gurley at number one. There is no doubt however that Todd Gurley is the hottest player in fantasy right now. It is likely he could be at the top of draft boards come 2018. What is actually scary about Todd Gurley is that, gulp, he’s looks like he still has yet to peak as an NFL running back.

I’ve seen backs in this league come and go in the NFL, but not one that glides around a defense as though he has an invisible shield. He’s dangerous and I knew that coming into this season. Despite some reservations of the Rams offense coming into 2017, I simply could not believe we would see a 2016 Gurley statistical repeat. We didn’t and those who owned him rejoiced.

DeAndre Hopkins takes WR1 only by default due to the injury of Antonio Brown. He continues his trend as a quarterback-proof and matchup-proof receiver.

2017 Fantasy Football Rest of Season Rankings


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Notable Injuries

Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

A significant lower leg bruising keeps Antonio Brown out probably until the Steelers host their playoff game. Harsh news for those dependent on Brown for fantasy championships. Of course there are no comparable replacements at all.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

A one game reprise in 2017 led to a hard fought loss in Carolina. Rodgers, in his usual style showed ability, but had some errant throws in adjustment. The Allison turnover was not Rodger’s fault, but the Packers let the game get away from them long before that.

Notable Risers

Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Good news: The position of quarterback for the Eagles is not a worry.
Bad news: The defense is.

In fantasy, the good news is better than the bad news is worse. Some speculation this week suggested the Eagles may rest Foles depending on the outcome of the Vikings-Packers game on Saturday night. Either way, I still think they have to go with Foles to keep him in the flow and rep practice routine.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

A short-term bump until Brown returns. All-in-all, JSS is staking a claim as one of the best fantasy rookie wides of 2017 with Cooper Kupp.


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Notable Fallers

Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He came back from suspension with a promising statline of 78 yards with a touchdown, but almost since that time has put too many notches in in the fail column. The Bucs will likely revamp without Martin to get a solid running attack going in 2018.

TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Attention to bargain shoppers in 2018. Hilton had a flop season. If there ever was a candidate for bounce-back next year, Hilton is one. I think we’ll just pretend the Colts weren’t there this season. A new coach, with new horizons will revive Hilton.

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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