2017 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

NFL Player Rankings

Developing accurate fantasy football player rankings is a key component of creating reliable fantasy football cheat sheets, and as we know your cheat sheet could make or break your fantasy football draft. In modern fantasy football leagues, almost any football position can be added to your fantasy league scoring configuration (even defensive players).

Regardless of your league’s configuration, you’ll need to be sure to have accurate NFL player rankings for each position that is required to complete your fantasy roster. Here are some factors we consider when developing our fantasy football player rankings:

  • Statistics- Obviously the stats from the previous season are most critical but as the season progresses current statistics become more relevant.
  • Fantasy Point Output- Understand how each player’s statistics translate to point output based on your fantasy league configuration. Just as statistic/point-values vary from league to league, a player's ranking will likewise rise or fall based on league settings.
  • Games Played- The number of games a player actually played in during the previous season is an oft-forgotten statistic. Would you rather draft a player that put up 80 fantasy points in 16 games, or a player who put up 60 fantasy points in 8 games? This is why FPPG output is a key statistic to follow (and also why it is integrated into all of our sheets by default).
  • Team- The team a player plays for should definitely factor into their ranking, especially if the player has changed teams. Those teams with high-powered offenses will have players who put up more fantasy points, so remember to factor in the team when you configure your rankings.
  • Experience- The factor that experience plays in your NFL player rankings is heavily dependent on the position being analyzed; a productive kicker will have a much longer career than a productive running back. Compare each player’s stats to their experience to ensure they are not on the downside of their career.
  • Position on Depth Chart- As training camp battles progress, a clearer picture of each team’s depth chart should arise. Know which players have cemented a starting job and which players are still battling to move up the depth chart.
  • Injury Concerns– Football players are constantly battling injuries, but some injuries are worse than others. Those players with injury concerns should slide down your player rankings; how far they slide will depend on the severity (and sometimes the frequency) of their injury.

There are many different factors to consider when configuring your 2017 NFL player rankings. The key to success is examining the relevant factors and properly applying them to the position and player being analyzed. We hope that the rankings provided will help you create reliable and accurate fantasy football cheat sheets in preparation for your 2017 fantasy football draft. Below are our top 5 players at each position named in the standard fantasy football scoring system. To view all rankings for a particular position please click the links above.



Top 10 Quarterbacks

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Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 1 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Aaron Rodgers #12
GB Packers, 12 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, PAYD=4428, PATD=40, RUCA=67, RUYD=369, RUTD=4, INT=7, FUM=4, FPPG=28.5, TFP=456
2
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is ranked 2 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Tom Brady #12
NE Patriots, 17 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=12, PAYD=3554, PATD=28, RUCA=28, RUYD=64, RUTD=0, INT=2, FUM=0, FPPG=26, TFP=313
3
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 3 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Drew Brees #9
NO Saints, 16 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, PAYD=5208, PATD=37, RUCA=23, RUYD=20, RUTD=2, INT=15, FUM=4, FPPG=25.4, TFP=406
4
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 4 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Matt Ryan #2
ATL Falcons, 9 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, PAYD=4944, PATD=38, RUCA=35, RUYD=117, RUTD=0, INT=7, FUM=2, FPPG=26.2, TFP=419
5
Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders is ranked 5 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Derek Carr #4
OAK Raiders, 3 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=15, PAYD=3937, PATD=28, RUCA=39, RUYD=70, RUTD=0, INT=6, FUM=3, FPPG=21, TFP=314
6
Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 6 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Cam Newton #1
CAR Panthers, 6 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=15, PAYD=3509, PATD=19, RUCA=90, RUYD=359, RUTD=5, INT=14, FUM=2, FPPG=19.2, TFP=288
7
Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans is ranked 7 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Marcus Mariota #8
TEN Titans, 2 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=15, PAYD=3426, PATD=26, RUCA=60, RUYD=349, RUTD=2, INT=9, FUM=5, FPPG=20.8, TFP=312
8
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 8 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Andrew Luck #12
IND Colts, 5 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=15, PAYD=4240, PATD=31, RUCA=64, RUYD=341, RUTD=2, INT=13, FUM=5, FPPG=24.4, TFP=366
9
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 9 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Russell Wilson #3
SEA Seahawks, 5 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, PAYD=4219, PATD=21, RUCA=72, RUYD=259, RUTD=1, INT=11, FUM=3, FPPG=18.7, TFP=299
10
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 10 in our 2017 Quarterback rankings.
Dak Prescott #12
DAL Cowboys, 1 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, PAYD=3667, PATD=23, RUCA=57, RUYD=282, RUTD=6, INT=4, FUM=4, FPPG=20.8, TFP=333

Top 10 Running Backs

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Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 1 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
Le'Veon Bell #26
PIT Steelers, 4 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=12, RUCA=261, RUYD=1268, RUTD=7, RETR=94, RECP=75, REYD=616, RETD=2, FUM=1, FPPG=20, TFP=240
2
David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 2 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
David Johnson #31
ARI Cardinals, 2 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RUCA=293, RUYD=1239, RUTD=16, RETR=120, RECP=80, REYD=879, RETD=4, FUM=3, FPPG=20.4, TFP=326
3
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 3 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
Ezekiel Elliott #34
DAL Cowboys, 1 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=15, RUCA=322, RUYD=1631, RUTD=15, RETR=40, RECP=32, REYD=363, RETD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=19.6, TFP=293
4
LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 4 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
LeSean McCoy #25
BUF Bills, 8 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=15, RUCA=234, RUYD=1267, RUTD=13, RETR=58, RECP=50, REYD=356, RETD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=16.4, TFP=246
5
Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 5 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
Melvin Gordon #28
LAC Chargers, 2 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=13, RUCA=254, RUYD=997, RUTD=10, RETR=57, RECP=41, REYD=419, RETD=2, FUM=2, FPPG=16.1, TFP=210
6
DeVonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 6 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
DeVonta Freeman #24
ATL Falcons, 3 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, RUCA=227, RUYD=1079, RUTD=11, RETR=65, RECP=54, REYD=462, RETD=2, FUM=1, FPPG=14.4, TFP=230
7
DeMarco Murray of the Tennessee Titans is ranked 7 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
DeMarco Murray #29
TEN Titans, 6 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RUCA=293, RUYD=1287, RUTD=9, RETR=67, RECP=53, REYD=377, RETD=3, FUM=1, FPPG=14.8, TFP=236
8
Lamar Miller of the Houston Texans is ranked 8 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
Lamar Miller #26
HOU Texans, 5 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=14, RUCA=268, RUYD=1073, RUTD=5, RETR=42, RECP=31, REYD=188, RETD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=11.4, TFP=160
9
Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 9 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
Todd Gurley #30
LAR Rams, 2 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RUCA=278, RUYD=885, RUTD=6, RETR=58, RECP=43, REYD=327, RETD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=9.7, TFP=155
10
Jordan Howard of the Chicago Bears is ranked 10 in our 2017 Running Back rankings.
Jordan Howard #34
CHI Bears, 1 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=15, RUCA=252, RUYD=1313, RUTD=6, RETR=50, RECP=29, REYD=298, RETD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=13.4, TFP=201

Top 10 Wide Receivers

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Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 1 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Antonio Brown #84
PIT Steelers, 7 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=15, RETR=154, RECP=106, REYD=1284, RETD=12, RUYD=9, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=13.4, TFP=201
2
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 2 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Julio Jones #11
ATL Falcons, 6 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=14, RETR=129, RECP=83, REYD=1409, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12.6, TFP=177
3
Odell Beckham of the New York Giants is ranked 3 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Odell Beckham #13
NYG Giants, 3 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RETR=169, RECP=101, REYD=1367, RETD=10, RUYD=9, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=12.2, TFP=196
4
Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 4 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Mike Evans #13
TB Buccaneers, 3 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, RETR=173, RECP=96, REYD=1321, RETD=12, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12.8, TFP=204
5
A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 5 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
A.J. Green #18
CIN Bengals, 6 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=10, RETR=100, RECP=66, REYD=964, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12, TFP=120
6
Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 6 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Jordy Nelson #87
GB Packers, 9 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, RETR=152, RECP=97, REYD=1257, RETD=14, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=13, TFP=208
7
Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 7 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Dez Bryant #88
DAL Cowboys, 7 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=13, RETR=96, RECP=50, REYD=796, RETD=8, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=9.7, TFP=126
8
T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 8 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
T.Y. Hilton #13
IND Colts, 5 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, RETR=155, RECP=91, REYD=1448, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=11.3, TFP=181
9
Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 9 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Doug Baldwin #89
SEA Seahawks, 6 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, RETR=125, RECP=94, REYD=1128, RETD=7, RUYD=2, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.7, TFP=155
10
Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 10 in our 2017 Wide Receiver rankings.
Michael Thomas #80
NO Saints, 1 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=15, RETR=121, RECP=92, REYD=1137, RETD=9, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=10.9, TFP=164

Top 10 Tight Ends

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Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 1 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Rob Gronkowski #87
NE Patriots, 7 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=8, RETR=38, RECP=25, REYD=540, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9, TFP=72
2
Jordan Reed of the Washington Redskins is ranked 2 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Jordan Reed #86
WAS Redskins, 4 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=12, RETR=89, RECP=66, REYD=686, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=8.5, TFP=103
3
Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 3 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Jimmy Graham #88
SEA Seahawks, 7 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, RETR=95, RECP=65, REYD=923, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=7.8, TFP=124
4
Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 4 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Greg Olsen #88
CAR Panthers, 10 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, RETR=129, RECP=80, REYD=1073, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.8, TFP=125
5
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 5 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Travis Kelce #87
KC Chiefs, 4 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, RETR=117, RECP=85, REYD=1125, RETD=4, RUYD=-5, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.5, TFP=136
6
Tyler Eifert of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 6 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Tyler Eifert #85
CIN Bengals, 4 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=8, RETR=47, RECP=29, REYD=394, RETD=5, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.7, TFP=69
7
Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans is ranked 7 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Delanie Walker #82
TEN Titans, 11 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=15, RETR=102, RECP=65, REYD=800, RETD=7, RUYD=11, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.2, TFP=123
8
Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 8 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Kyle Rudolph #82
MIN Vikings, 6 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, RETR=132, RECP=83, REYD=840, RETD=7, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.9, TFP=126
9
Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 9 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Zach Ertz #86
PHI Eagles, 4 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=14, RETR=106, RECP=78, REYD=816, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.5, TFP=106
10
Hunter Henry of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 10 in our 2017 Tight End rankings.
Hunter Henry #0
LAC Chargers, 1 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=13, RETR=53, RECP=36, REYD=478, RETD=8, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=7.2, TFP=94

Top 10 Kickers

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Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 1 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Justin Tucker #9
BAL Ravens, 5 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=16, MAFG=38, MIFG=1, MAXP=27, MIXP=0, FPPG=8.6, TFP=138
2
Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots is ranked 2 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Stephen Gostkowski #3
NE Patriots, 11 years exp , Bye 9
GAM=16, MAFG=27, MIFG=5, MAXP=46, MIXP=3, FPPG=6.8, TFP=109
3
Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 3 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Matt Bryant #3
ATL Falcons, 15 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, MAFG=34, MIFG=3, MAXP=56, MIXP=1, FPPG=9.2, TFP=148
4
Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 4 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Dan Bailey #5
DAL Cowboys, 6 years exp , Bye 6
GAM=16, MAFG=27, MIFG=5, MAXP=46, MIXP=0, FPPG=7, TFP=112
5
Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers is ranked 5 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Mason Crosby #2
GB Packers, 10 years exp , Bye 8
GAM=16, MAFG=26, MIFG=4, MAXP=44, MIXP=3, FPPG=6.7, TFP=107
6
Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders is ranked 6 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Sebastian Janikowski #11
OAK Raiders, 17 years exp , Bye 10
GAM=15, MAFG=29, MIFG=6, MAXP=37, MIXP=2, FPPG=6.9, TFP=104
7
Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 7 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Adam Vinatieri #4
IND Colts, 21 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, MAFG=27, MIFG=4, MAXP=44, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.1, TFP=113
8
Will Lutz of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 8 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Will Lutz #3
NO Saints, 1 years exp , Bye 5
GAM=16, MAFG=28, MIFG=6, MAXP=49, MIXP=1, FPPG=7.1, TFP=114
9
Matt Prater of the Detroit Lions is ranked 9 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Matt Prater #5
DET Lions, 10 years exp , Bye 7
GAM=16, MAFG=31, MIFG=5, MAXP=31, MIXP=2, FPPG=6.7, TFP=107
10
Graham Gano of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 10 in our 2017 Kicker rankings.
Graham Gano #9
CAR Panthers, 7 years exp , Bye 11
GAM=16, MAFG=30, MIFG=8, MAXP=31, MIXP=3, FPPG=5.9, TFP=94

Top 10 Defenses/Special Teams

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Denver Broncos of the Denver Broncos is ranked 1 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Denver Broncos
Bye 5
GAM=16, FREC=13, INT=14, SACK=42, DTD=4, PA=297, FPPG=7.5, TFP=120
2
Seattle Seahawks of the Seattle Seahawks is ranked 2 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Seattle Seahawks
Bye 6
GAM=16, FREC=8, INT=11, SACK=42, DTD=1, PA=292, FPPG=5.6, TFP=90
3
Kansas City Chiefs of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 3 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Kansas City Chiefs
Bye 10
GAM=16, FREC=15, INT=18, SACK=28, DTD=5, PA=311, FPPG=8, TFP=128
4
Minnesota Vikings of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 4 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Minnesota Vikings
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=13, INT=14, SACK=41, DTD=4, PA=307, FPPG=7.7, TFP=123
5
New England Patriots of the New England Patriots is ranked 5 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
New England Patriots
Bye 9
GAM=16, FREC=10, INT=13, SACK=34, DTD=0, PA=250, FPPG=5.8, TFP=92
6
Arizona Cardinals of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 6 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Arizona Cardinals
Bye 8
GAM=16, FREC=14, INT=14, SACK=48, DTD=3, PA=362, FPPG=8.1, TFP=130
7
New York Giants of the New York Giants is ranked 7 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
New York Giants
Bye 8
GAM=16, FREC=8, INT=17, SACK=35, DTD=3, PA=284, FPPG=6.4, TFP=103
8
Houston Texans of the Houston Texans is ranked 8 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Houston Texans
Bye 7
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=11, SACK=31, DTD=1, PA=328, FPPG=4.7, TFP=75
9
Philidelphia Eagles of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 9 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Philidelphia Eagles
Bye 10
GAM=16, FREC=10, INT=16, SACK=34, DTD=3, PA=331, FPPG=6.8, TFP=108
10
Carolina Panthers of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 10 in our 2017 Defense rankings.
Carolina Panthers
Bye 11
GAM=16, FREC=10, INT=17, SACK=47, DTD=3, PA=402, FPPG=7.7, TFP=123




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