Fantasy Football Round Up: 2017 in Review

by Wanda Wiedman and Kate Ahar // @WandaW63 @ClvlndK8

Any avid fantasy football participant has their lineup ready for their draft. First and second rounds are all about the running backs and wide receivers and by mid round the quarterback frenzy takes over. But that didn’t happen this past season. In a panic, someone grabbed Dak Prescott in the first round and chaos ensued. But was it all worth it at the end?

According to our analysis and the ranks by points, here are the Top 10 for each position. Was yours on it?

Quarterbacks – Two made it to the Super Bowl; however Wentz is by surrogate.

PLAYER Preseason Rank Projected Points Final Rank Actual Points Passing Yards
1. Russell Wilson 4 322 1 348 3983
2. Cam Newton 8 294 2 300 3302
3. Tom Brady 3 329 3 296 4577
4. Alex Smith 23 249 4 295 4042
5. Carson Wentz 20 257 5 282 3296
6. Kirk Cousins 11 288 6 278 4093
7. Matthew Stafford 16 273 7 274 4446
8. Philip Rivers 10 290 8 270 4515
9. Drew Brees 6 305 9 263 4334
10. Dak Prescott 9 290 10 261 4251

 

Wide Receivers – Not one receiver on this list is in the Super Bowl.

PLAYER Preseason Rank Projected Points Final Rank Actual Points Receiving  Yards
1. Antonio Brown 1 346 1 310 1533
2. DeAndre Hopkins 12 250 2 310 1378
3. Keenan Allen 17 236 3 284 1393
4. Larry Fitzgerald 19 231 4 261 1156
5. Jarvis Landry 10 256 5 260 987
6. Michael Thomas 6 276 6 259 1245
7. Julio Jones 2 335 7 252 1444
8. Tyreek Hill 24 218 8 245 1183
9. Adam Thielen 49 174 9 240 1276
10. AJ Green 7 272 10 227 1078

 

Running Backs – Four rookies made it on this list, but none to the Super Bowl.

PLAYER Preseason Rank Projected Points Final Rank Actual Points Rushing Yards
1. Todd Gurley II 6 253 1 383 1305
2. Le’Veon Bell 2 359 2 342 1291
3. Alvin Kamara 69 69 3 320 728
4. Melvin Gordon 8 246 4 288 1327
5. Mark Ingram 14 214 5 278 1105
6. LeSean McCoy 5 282 6 264 1124
7. Carlos Hyde 16 206 7 234 1138
8. Leonard Fournette 12 224 8 230 938
9. Christian McCaffrey 28 164 9 229 1040
10. Duke Johnson Jr. 27 170 10 216 435

 

 Tight Ends – Two players made it to the Super Bowl. However no rookies on this list.

PLAYER Preseason Rank Projected Points Final Rank Actual Points Receiving Yards
1. Travis Kelce 2 208 1 234 1038
2. Rob Gronkowski 1 228 2 227 1084
3. Zach Ertz 8 180 3 202 824
4. Delanie Walker 9 179 4 175 807
5. Jimmy Graham 5 185 5 171 722
6. Jack Doyle 16 146 6 169 520
7. Kyle Rudolph 6 181 7 158 690
8. Jason Witten 14 152 8 147 532
9. Cameron Brate 20 133 9 143 560
10. Jared Cook 23 113 10 133 291

 

Most of these players didn’t make the actual Super Bowl, but the majority of them made it to someone’s Fantasy Football League Championship. Congratulations to those who took a chance on a rookie or stayed true to a veteran under center!

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