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2017 Fantasy Football Rankings, Cheatsheets and Player Profiles (LDW Update)

 

Willie Snead Suspended

Willie Snead has been suspended, which sends him plummeting and Ted Ginn soaring. Ginn now has a massive opportunity to establish himself as the go-to No.2 in the league’s pass-happiest attack.  Snead could still be drafted as a last round stash for once he returns, as you at least know he’ll have some value for 13 games. A lot more than can be said for most people in those rounds.

Dress Rehearsal Week Implications

Here’s a recap on all the important injury implications from Dress Rehearsal week. Otherwise, I’ve fallen enough in love with the rookies (Kareem Hunt, Christian McCaffrey, and Dalvin Cook) to move them into the late second round, ahead of DeAndre Hopkins and Isaiah Crowell.

 

 

Other Preseason Notes:

Keenan Allen looks fantastic. 5 catches less than a half. Exactly what we remember: A WR1 on field, and now has a great insurance policy

–Kizer officially the QB: Good for running game – more cutback lanes, more scoring chances

–Amari Cooper feasted for 78 yards and a TD. The Dog is Coming Out.

–Corey Coleman looked good with Kizer.  4 rec, 66 yards, and 32 yard bomb. Needs to move up

Friday 8/25 Preseason Games, News & Notes

 

Chiefs v. Seahawks

A MASSIVE BOMB was dropped on the Roto Sphere with Spencer Ware being carted off with an injury. He reportedly couldn’t put pressure on his leg, and this has the looks of a season-ender. This is enormous, as Andy Reid‘s RB1s have average 19.5 PPR FPs a game thanks to extensive passing game work, and Kareem Hunt is an excellent receiver. He shoots up to my RB15, behind Marshawn Lynch but ahead of Ty Montgomery, and 35th overall.

Obviously we need more concrete details on Ware’s injury before we lock anything in stone, but if I’m drafting tonight, I’m going after Hunt hard and not touching the incumbent.

 

Patriots v. Lions

Mike Gillislee was easily the player to watch for fantasy football purposes, and we all may need a clean off after tonight. His first ever Patriots carry went for a 1 yard TD score. On the very next play, Gillislee executed again at the stripe, with the same exact run, on a 2 point conversion. Clearly Bill Belichick wanted to see what he brought near the end zone, and Gillislee shined. An explosive 27 yard scamper was just a cherry on top.

Thursday 8/24 Preseason Games, News & Notes

Panthers vs. Jaguars:

That’s it. I’ve accepted it. I was dead wrong Kelvin Benjamin continues to look flat out dominant and, most importantly, seems a fine fit in this quicker-strike attack. He took a shallow in route to the house, and looked plenty explosive yet again. Scoring on jump balls and powerful run-after-catches alike, he seems ready for a WR1 blow up and has gone from way overpriced to undervalued in a summer.

 

Dolphins vs. Eagles

In other WR1 emergences, Devante Parker continues flashing signs of an explosion this season. The hype train is rolling forward, yes, but I’m fully aboard with my entire life savings packed. Jay Cutler has called him a “faster Alshon Jeffery,” someone who hauled in career highs of over 1100 and 1400 yards in back-to-back seasons with Cutler zoomed in and chucking the rock. Parker’s Thursday catch was exactly what I wanted to see: a deep, 71-yard one-on-one ball that he went up over the defender and snatched out of the air.

Jay Ajayi also reminded me why I had him as my original RB4 and #7 overall, looking like a freight train on multiple runs while showing a nose for the end zone on two goal line plunges. He’s clearly over his concussion and ready to capitalize upon his incredible fantasy situation. Of all the backs after the Big Two, Ajayi offers the most potential to evolve into a cheat code this year

Julius Thomas also flashed his RZ upside now reunited with Adam Gase, while Zach Ertz repeatedly stretched the seams and reminded us why we’re so high on him in Jordan Matthews‘ absence:

Last but not least, Wendell Smallwood — recently featured on my “Penny Stock RBS List” — split first team work with LeGarrette Blount, and was unsurprisingly the best player. Though I have a hard time imagining any genuine value emerging here, any potential starting RB is worth a mention  (and more than a 200+ ADP price tag):

 

Wednesday 8/23 News & Notes

Slow, slow week for fantasy. The only blurb of relevance is Danny Woodhead has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. This serves as a great reminder of his fragility, and he has to fall a bit, especially with reports suggesting he may miss early season time. Terrance West‘s plodding ass continues to rise on sheer volume. West is an adept receiver and could be a true three down horse for stretches of 2017.

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