2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit

Are you ready for the 2017 Fantasy Football season? It can't come soon enough, right? This page is a hub where we both want to look forward towards 2017 but also look back at 2016.

THE MUST-HAVE 2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT KIT

A look back to 2016 and a look ahead to the 2017 Fantasy Football season. We will be adding content in the coming weeks to both review last year and provide expert insights for the 2017 season.

2017 DRAFT RANKINGS

PPR: RB | WR | TE | TOP 200
STANDARD: QB | RB| WR | TE | K | DEF
IDP: DL | LB | DB
CUSTOMIZABLE FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS
ONE-PAGE CHEATSHEET (PRINTABLE)
CONSENSUS RANKINGS: QB | RB | WR | TE
2017 DYNASTY RANKINGS
2017 NFL ROOKIE RANKINGS
2017 DYNASTY AUCTION VALUES

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PRESEASON PRO (COMING SOON)

  • The top ranked players in the world each reveal their No. 1 sleeper, bust, breakout, comeback and stash & cash player of the year!

CUSTOMIZABLE FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS

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BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • This RB drafted in the 7th round will provide Top 12 production

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE FIRST FEMALE FANTASY FOOTBALL CHAMPION

  • Analyzing Kimra's amazing championship run in 2016

FINDING VALUE AT QB IN FANTASY FOOTBALL

  • Waiting on quarterbacks in drafts are a common practice in the Fantasy community. Who are some QBs to consider late in drafts?

BUST OF THE YEAR (COMING SOON)

  • This player is going to fall very short of expectations. ALERT: Stay away from...

HIGH / LOW DRAFT SERIES (COMING SOON)

  • When is the earliest Christian McCaffrey has been drafted? When is the latest? Our experts provide their thoughts.

ADP POSITIONAL REPORTS (COMING SOON)

  • We provide detailed outlooks for each player being selected in Scout Fantasy drafts. Players will be added, move up and down based on injuries, preseason play and other factors

POSITIONAL POINT TARGETS (COMING SOON)

  • Going through the player pool to give you the average player stats to help you understand what it takes to have an edge at each position.

ALL 32 NFL COACHING TREES (COMING SOON)

  • Looking at coaches and coordinators to help get an idea of how each team will use their Fantasy-relevant players.

2017 NFL TEAM PROJECTIONS (COMING SOON)

  • In-depth statistical projections for every offensive player on every single NFL team!

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL ARCHIVE

Click here for the Archive

EXPERT MOCK DRAFTS

Beat "Lisa Ann" Draft-N-Go
12-Team PPR Mock Draft
Post-NFL Draft Mock Draft
Analyzing The First Draft-N-Go

DRAFT PREP & TOOLS

More COMING SOON!


MOCK DRAFT SIMULATOR
MOCK DRAFT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
DRAFT ORDER GENERATOR
TEAM NAME GENERATOR
ADP (AVERAGE DRAFT POSITION)
DYNASTY CENTRAL

FANTASY UNIVERSITY

New to Fantasy Football? We’ve got everything you need to know for beginners, intermediate and advanced players or Fantasy junkies!!

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL OUTLOOKS

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.

AFC East

AFC North

AFC South

AFC West


Bills
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Ravens
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Texans
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Broncos
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Dolphins
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Bengals
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Colts
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Chiefs
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Patriots
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Browns
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Jaguars
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Raiders
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Jets
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Steelers
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Titans
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Chargers
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NFC EAST

NFC NORTH

NFC SOUTH

NFC WEST


Cowboys
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Bears
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Falcons
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Cardinals
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Giants
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Lions
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Panthers
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Rams
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Eagles
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Packers
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Saints
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49ers
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PLAYER & TEAM INFORMATION

2017 NFL Schedule
Fantasy Depth Charts
NFL News & Rumors
Player Profiles
2017 Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Studs | Gambles | Safe Picks
2017 Handcuffs
2017 Ideal Bye Week Backups
2017 Positional Committees
2017 Contract Year Players
2016 Quality Games
2016 Targets By Position

2017 Strength of Schedule

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!

TEAM QB RB WR TE K DEF
MIN 1st 7th 1st 2nd 31st 6th
NO 2nd 16th 4th 4th 27th 4th
CHI 3rd 6th 3rd 5th 28th 20th
CAR 4th 3rd 5th 28th 20th 22nd
TB 5th 22nd 6th 12th 8th 10th
BAL 6th 10th 18th 1st 16th 21st
ATL 7th 20th 9th 20th 3rd 18th
SEA 8th 13th 2nd 22nd 4th 5th
NYJ 9th 2nd 23rd 10th 7th 17th
GB 10th 17th 17th 7th 26th 24th
DET 11th 19th 13th 18th 10th 15th
BUF 12th 8th 27th 6th 15th 13th
NE 13th 1st 25th 17th 9th 16th
PIT 14th 30th 20th 15th 30th 19th
TEN 15th 4th 19th 23rd 21st 8th
ARI 16th 15th 7th 24th 17th 3rd
JAX 17th 5th 16th 27th 11th 1st
CIN 18th 12th 26th 14th 14th 27th
NYG 19th 23rd 11th 25th 32nd 26th
CLE 20th 27th 24th 11th 13th 9th
DEN 21st 9th 28th 3rd 5th 30th
HOU 22nd 26th 10th 28th 23rd 11th
DAL 23rd 11th 14th 21st 22nd 25th
SF 24th 32nd 8th 32nd 12th 2nd
MIA 25th 29th 12th 31st 2nd 22nd
WAS 26th 28th 15th 30th 18th 28th
IND 27th 21st 21st 29th 25th 7th
PHI 28th 18th 22nd 16th 6th 12th
KC 29th 14th 30th 13th 19th 29th
LAR 30th 24th 31st 8th 20th 31st
LAC 31st 25th 32nd 9th 24th 32nd
OAK 32nd 31st 29th 19th 29th 27th

2017 NFL BYE WEEKS

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

TEAMS
Week 1 None
Week 2 None
Week 3 None
Week 4 None
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
Week 12 None
Week 13 None
Week 14 None
Week 15 None
Week 16 None
Week 17 None

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 2016.

BUSTS



QB Cam Newton
RB Todd Gurley
RB Jeremy Langford
WR Alshon Jeffery
WR DeAndre Hopkins
WR Allen Robinson
TE Gary Barnidge

FALLEN (INJURED) STARS



RB Adrian Peterson
RB Jamaal Charles
RB C.J. Anderson
WR Sammy Watkins
WR Keenan Allen
TE Rob Gronkowski
TE Tyler Eifert

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.

First Team



QB Aaron Rodgers
RB David Johnson
RB Ezekiel Elliott
WR Antonio Brown
WR Jordy Nelson
WR Mike Evans
TE Travis Kelce
K Matt Bryant
DEF Kansas City Chiefs

Second Team



QB Matt Ryan
RB Le'Veon Bell
RB LeSean McCoy
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
WR T.Y. Hilton
WR Julio Jones
TE Kyle Rudolph
K Justin Tucker
DEF Minnesota Vikings

Third Team



QB Drew Brees
RB DeMarco Murray
RB Devonta Freeman
WR Michael Thomas
WR Doug Baldwin
WR Davante Adams
TE Greg Olsen
K Adam Vinatieri
DEF Denver Broncos

Honorable Mentions



QB Andrew Luck
RB Melvin Gordon
RB Mark Ingram
WR Brandin Cooks
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Michael Crabtree
TE Jimmy Graham
K Caleb Sturgis
DEF Arizona Cardinals

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.

Quarterbacks



1. Aaron Rodgers (24.0)
2. Andrew Luck (23.0)
3. Matt Ryan (21.11)
4. Kirk Cousins (20.5)
5. Drew Brees (20.1)

Running Backs



1. Le'Veon Bell (25.0)
2. David Johnson (20.4)
3. Ezekiel Elliott (19.4)
4. LeSean McCoy (18.7)
5. Devonta Freeman (18.3)

Wide Receivers



1. Jordy Nelson (14.9)
2. Tyreek Hill (14.0)
3. Michael Thomas (13.9)
4. Brandin Cooks (13.6)
5. Antonio Brown (13.5)

Tight Ends



1. Zach Ertz (11.0)
2. Travis Kelce (10.2)
3. Tyler Eifert (9.8)
4. Charles Clay (9.7)
5. Kyle Rudolph (9.3)

2017 RETIREMENTS

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.

OFFENSE



QB Tony Romo
QB Jay Cutler
RB Justin Forsett
WR Percy Harvin
WR Andre Johnson
TE Jordan Cameron
T Doug Free
C Bryan Stork

DEFENSE



DE DeMarcus Ware
DT Terrance Knighton
LB Chad Greenway
LB A.J. Hawk
LB Stephen Tulloch
LB Zachary Orr
CB Bennett Okotcha
CB Jerraud Powers

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!

Quarterbacks



Mike Glennon (TB to CHI)
Brian Hoyer (CHI to SF)
Josh McCown (CLE to NYJ)
Brock Osweiler (HOU to CLE)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ to TB)

Running Backs



Jamaal Charles (KC to DEN)
Eddie Lacy (GB to SEA)
Adrian Peterson (MIN to NO)
LeGarrette Blount (NE to PHI)
Latavius Murray (OAK to MIN)

Wide Receivers



Brandin Cooks (NO to NE)
Brandon Marshall (NYJ to NYG)
Terrelle Pryor (CLE to WAS)
Alshon Jeffery (CHI to PHI)
DeSean Jackson (WAS to TB)

Tight Ends



Martellus Bennett (NE to GB)
Dwayne Allen (IND to NE)
Jared Cook (GB to OAK)
Julius Thomas (JAX to MIA)
Lance Kendricks (LAR 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
Darren Sproles - Age 34
Adrian Peterson - Age 32
Danny Woodhead - Age 32



Matt Forte - Age 31
Jonathan Stewart - Age 30
Jamaal Charles - Age 30
LeSean McCoy - Age 29

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.



DeMarco Murray (869)
Frank Gore (762)
LeSean McCoy (746)
Matt Forte (702)



Le'Veon Bell (729)
Lamar Miller (728)
Jonathan Stewart (667)
LeGarrette Blount (602)

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.



Amari Cooper
DeVante Parker
Jamison Crowder
Devin Funchess



Stefon Diggs
Tyler Lockett
Breshad Perriman
Kevin White

Top Dynasty Players By Position

We rank the top five rookies by position heading into the 2017 Fantasy Football season!

DYNASTY FOOTBALL CENTRAL

Quarterbacks



1. Deshaun Watson, HOU
2. Mitch Trubisky, CHI
3. Patrick Mahomes, KC
4. DeShone Kizer, CLE
5. Davis Webb, NYG

Running Backs



1. Leonard Fournette, JAX
2. Christian McCaffrey, CAR
3. Joe Mixon, CIN
4. Dalvin Cook, MIN
5. Alvin Kamara, NO

Wide Receivers



1. Corey Davis, TEN
2. Mike Williams, LAC
3. John Ross III, CIN
4. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
5. Carlos Henderson, DEN

Tight Ends



1. O.J. Howard, TB
2. David Njoku, CLE
3. Evan Engram, NYG
4. Jordan Leggett, NYJ
5. Jake Butt, DEN

OFFSEASON VALUE TRACKER

Who's trending up and who's trending down since the start of the offseason? Let's find out!

VALUE UP



QB Eli Manning
QB Marcus Mariota
RB Paul Perkins
RB Mike Gillislee
WR Michael Thomas
WR Quincy Enunwa
TE Travis Kelce

VALUE DOWN



RB Mark Ingram
RB Chris Ivory
RB Thomas Rawls
RB Jeremy Hill
RB Spencer Ware
WR Tyrell Williams
TE Cameron Brate

2017 IN-SEASON TOOLS

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