2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL PRIMER
A look back to 2016 and a look ahead to the 2017 Fantasy Football season. First, let's review what was a wonderful (and for some not-so-wonderful) 2016 season. We will be adding content in the coming weeks to both review last year and provide expert insights for the 2017 season.
Analyzing The First Draft-N-Go of 2017!
Top 5 ReDraft Rookies
The NFL Draft From a Dynasty Perspective (Podcast)
Dalvin Cook Has Major Fantasy Potential
Bengals Pick RB Joe Mixon in NFL Draft
Chiefs Add RB Kareem Hunt
Most Improved Fantasy Players From Day 1 of Draft
Corey Davis First WR Taken in NFL Draft
Fournette, McCaffrey Land in Round 1
Martavis Bryant: A Hot Target Upon Return!
Adrian Peterson No Easy Fit in New Orleans
EXPERT MOCK DRAFTS12-Team PPR Mock Draft
Post-NFL Draft Mock Draft
Analyzing The First Draft-N-Go
2017 IN-SEASON TOOLS
FANTASY FOOTBALL DEPTH CHARTS
DEFENSIVE POINTS ALLOWED
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
FANTASY FOOTBALL MATCHUP ANALYZER
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TOP PLAYER ADDS
TOP PLAYER DROPS
2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS
ONE-PAGE CHEATSHEET (PRINTABLE)
2017 TOP 200 RANKINGS OVERALL
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF | DL | LB | DB
ADP (AVERAGE DRAFT POSITION)
2017 DYNASTY AUCTION VALUES
2017 NFL ROOKIE RANKINGS
PLAYER & TEAM INFORMATION2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS
2017 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS
2017 / 2018 NFL FREE AGENTS
2017 PLAYER BYE WEEK PAIRINGS
2017 NFL SCHEDULE
DRAFT PICKS BY NFL TEAMS (COMING SOON)
IDEAL BYE WEEK HANDCUFFS
QUARTERBACK BY COMMITTEE PAIRS
2017 DEFENSE BY COMMITTEE
2017 RUNNING BACK HANDCUFFS
DRAFT PREP & TOOLS (BELOW)
More COMING SOON!
Senior Fantasy Football Expert Shawn Childs provides detailed team outlooks for each NFL team heading into the 2017 season. Use these team previews to research every single Fantasy-relevant player in the NFL.
Scout's Strength of Schedule is an important tool in the arsenal of serious Fantasy Football drafters. By knowing what players have easier schedules, you'll be able to make the hard decisions between two players with similar skill sets. Our Strength of Schedule rankings are based on fantasy points (performance scoring) allowed by position. The chart below was built disregarding Week 17 since most Fantasy leagues end in Week 16. To view our Strength of Schedule tool and to sort by weeks or position, click here!
Each NFL team plays 16 games out of 17 weeks in the NFL schedule. The game that they don't play is called their bye week, or "Open Date". It is important in fantasy football to make sure that your starters and backups do not have the same bye week since one of the primary reasons for drafting backup players to have coverage during the bye week of your starter. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
|Week 5||Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington|
|Week 6||Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Seattle|
|Week 7||Detroit, Houston|
|Week 8||Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Tennessee|
|Week 9||Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh|
|Week 10||Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia|
|Week 11||Carolina, Indianapolis, Miami, New York Jets, San Francisco, Tampa Bay|
2016 Busts & Fallen Stars
Sometimes you misread a player's skill set or opportunity. Other times you simply get unlucky when a potential stud goes down with a prolonged injury. Lets look at some of the biggest busts and fallen stars from 2015.
QB Cam Newton
FALLEN (INJURED) STARS
RB Adrian Peterson
2016 ALL-FANTASY TEAMS
You just never can tell with the NFL. All the research, strategy and preparation can never predict the unpredictable. Matt Ryan proved he is elite. Travis Kelce finished as the No. 1 tight end. Zeke produced eye-popping numbers. Melvin Gordon showed his true potential. Michael Thomas outproduced Brandin Cooks. What a time to be alive.
QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Matt Ryan
QB Drew Brees
QB Andrew Luck
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2016 SLEEPERS BY POSITION
Connecting with the right sleepers requires research, decisiveness and a healthy amount of luck. Whether it was an overachievement, an injury leading to more playing time or emerging greatness, these are 2016's best sleepers.
2016 STRONG FINISHERS BY POSITION
The following players had the highest average fantasy points during weeks 12-17 of the 2016 season. Click here to view the entire list at every position.
1. Aaron Rodgers (24.0)
1. Le'Veon Bell (25.0)
Jordy Nelson (14.9)
Zach Ertz (11.0)
Every year, a few players decide to hang up their cleats and call it a career. However, there were a few surprise retirements at the end of the 2016-17 season and at least a few future Hall-of-Famers in this group. It's time to say goodbye to some of the most beloved players of this generation.
QB Tony Romo
DE DeMarcus Ware
OFFSEASON MOVEMENT BY POSITION
Free agency was absolutely crazy this season, with several players moving to different teams. Let's take a look at five players at each position who will no longer be wearing the same uniform in 2016! To see the complete lislt, click here!
Mike Glennon (TB to CHI)
Jamaal Charles (KC to DEN)
Brandin Cooks (NO to NE)
Martellus Bennett (NE to GB)
RUNNING BACKS AGED 29+
Better to sell your shares of an aging RB before the wheels fall off entirely. That usually happens around age 29. This is a shortened list, the complete list can be found here. (Note: Ages projected for September 1st, 2017.)
Frank Gore - Age 34
Matt Forte - Age 31
OVERUSED RUNNING BACKS
16 running backs have rushed more than 525 times in the past three seasons. These players could be at a higher risk for injury. This is a shortened list, the complete list can be found here.
Third-Year Wide Receivers
There is a common belief among fantasy football players that most NFL wide receivers do not "break out" until their third year in the league. The complete list of third-year WRs can be found here.
Top Dynasty Players By Position
We rank the top five rookies by position heading into the 2017 Fantasy Football season!
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OFFSEASON VALUE TRACKER
Who's trending up and who's trending down since the start of the offseason? Let's find out!
QB Eli Manning
RB Mark Ingram
2017 Expert Insights Coming Soon Will Include
Safe vs. Risky Picks
2017 NFL Team Projections
Scout Fantasy's Breakout of the Year
Scout Fantasy's Bust of the Year
2017 Dynasty Football Rankings
And much, much more!