With the 2016 fantasy season coming to a close, the attention turns towards next season and where the top players for 2017 will be drafted. During the postseason, fans can play a form of fantasy football on sites like NFL.com. Fantasy players can also submit daily lineups through DFS websites like FanDuel and DraftKings. While these options will keep fans occupied for the next month, a long off-season awaits as fantasy players debate the merits of their favorite players with thoughts towards next season's fantasy draft. Our list includes some of the players that consistently are drafted high each season. It also includes newcomers to the list like Ezekiel Elliott who have proven in their short careers that they have already become bedrocks for fantasy football teams. Prior to the 2016 season, the Zero RB Theory was gaining traction as some fantasy owners opted to avoid drafting running backs early. Those who adopted this idea likely found the season challenging with so many of the top fantasy performers coming from the running back position. The 2017 list of top players reflects a shifting of balance slowly back towards running backs. Stats listed from the 2016 fantasy season are courtesy of ESPN standard scoring leagues but applicable across platforms. Heavy's list is a mock draft of how we see the top ten picks playing out next season. There is still plenty of time for things to change before the season starts. The NFL Draft has yet to take place and several teams are in the interview process of finding a new head coach. Here's how we see the top players as of today. Send your rankings to me on Twitter @JonDAdams or leave them here in the comments section. Click the arrow on the right side of the above image to see Heavy's early rankings for the top fantasy football players of 2017. (Getty)
Heavy takes a look at next season and ranks the top fantasy players to draft in 2017. Find out where your favorite player is predicted to get drafted.