Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings 2017: Top 100 Players

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Ezekiel Elliott is running away from the competition in Heavy’s latest fantasy football rankings. (Getty)

With the NFL preseason less than two months, dynasty league activity is ramping up. Whether you are joining a startup league or evaluating your current roster with an eye towards trades, Heavy is here to help.

While everyone views rankings slightly differently, here are a few notes about my methodology. You’ll notice veterans are ranked slightly higher in my rankings than many others. My evaluation of players tends to have an emphasis on a two to three year window. Too many times teams forgo winning now in hopes of building a super team of the future. The problem is players tend to look a lot different than we think after a few years have passed.

Thomas Rawls was thought to be the new Beast Mode in Seattle and was a highly coveted player in 2016 startup drafts. This year, he is going in the later rounds after the Seahawks brought in multiple new running backs in light of Rawls’ inability to stay on the field in 2016.

Players like Sammy Watkins, Keenan Allen and Martavis Bryant take a slight hit in my rankings. Their inability to stay on the field knocks them down for me. While I see value in taking a chance on them as a WR3, their current ADP (average draft position) means I am unlikely to own them as other owners are willing to take a chance on them sooner in drafts.

There are several quarterbacks in my top 100 list which can be a bit controversial. It is true you can get by with low-level quarterbacks on your team. For me, it is about value, and often times a quarterback like Drew Brees offers more stability than the position players drafted around the same ADP. I can rest confidently with Brees as my quarterback for three years (at a very high level) while the other players’ production is less of a certainty.

The following rankings are based on one quarterback leagues in a PPR format which has become the un-official standard format in dynasty leagues. In two quarterback and super-flex leagues, quarterbacks will go early and often. You would be wise to adjust these rankings accordingly. The same is true for tight ends in tight end premium leagues. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JonDAdams with questions about your particular league format or any other fantasy football questions.

Here’s my latest dynasty fantasy football rankings.

1. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
2. RB David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
3. WR Odell Beckham, NY Giants
4. WR Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Bucs
5. WR Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
6. RB Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
7. WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
8. WR Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
9. WR DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
10. WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
11. RB Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
12. RB Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. WR A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
14. WR Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
15. WR Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
16. RB Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
17. RB Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
18. WR Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
19. WR Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
20. RB Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
21. TE Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
22. WR Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
23. WR Corey Davis, Los Angeles Chargers
24. QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
25. QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
26. RB Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
27. RB Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
28. WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
29. RB  LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
30. WR Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
31. WR Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns
32. TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
33. WR Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
34. QB Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
35. WR Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
36. RB DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
37. WR Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
38. WR Tyreke Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
39. WR Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
40. WR Josh Doctson, Washington Redskins
41. WR Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
42. WR Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
43. RB Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
44. QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
45. RB Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
46. RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
47. RB Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikins
48. RB Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
49. QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
50. QB Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Bucs
51. WR Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
52. WR Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
53. WR Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
54. WR Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
55. RB Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
56. WR Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
57. TE Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
58. TE Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
59. WR John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals
60. WR Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
61. WR Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
62. WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
63. QB Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
64. RB Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
65. WR Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
66. TE O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Bucs
67. WR Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
68. WR Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
69. WR Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
70. RB C.J. Prosise, Seattle Seahawks
71. WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
72. QB Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
73. QB Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
74. RB Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
75. RB Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
76. TE Evan Engram, New York Giants
77. RB Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
78. TE Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
79. WR Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens
80. WR Kevin White, Chicago Bears
81. WR DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
82. RB Eddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks
83. WR Alshon Jeffrey, Philadelphia Eagles
84. RB Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
85. QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
86. QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
87. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
88. QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots
89. WR Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
90. RB Paul Perkins, New York Giants
91. RB Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
92. RB Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
93. RB Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
94. WR Brandon Marshall, New York Giants
95. RB Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
96. RB Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
97. QB Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
98. TE Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
99. WR Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills
100. WR John Brown, Arizona Cardinals


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