2017 Early Fantasy Football Rankings

by Mike Tagliere | @MikeTagliereNFL | Featured Writer
Mar 24, 2017

Lead NFL Writer Mike Tagliere goes through his first wave of projections for the 2017 season, with Le’Veon Bell leading the way.

Let’s start by saying that it’s way too early for 2017 rankings. There’s so much left to happen between the NFL Draft and the finalizing of free agency, as there are still some big names out there. But we’re addicts, fantasy players who can never get enough of an advantage. Heck, you may be playing MFL10’s already and just want to exploit the players who haven’t seen their price corrected yet.

Maybe you just want to get a leg up on your competition by knowing and understanding where the rankings are now before everyone starts overreacting to the rookies. Whatever the case is, I’m here to help.

I’ve put together my way-too-early 2017 rankings by position. It’s important to keep in mind that these will be changing drastically after the NFL Draft, but assuming all remains the same, here we are. Check them out and then go to Twitter @MikeTagliereNFL to tell me who you think I’m too high or too low on.

QB | RB | WR | TE

QUARTERBACKS

  1. Aaron Rodgers, GB
  2. Andrew Luck, IND
  3. Tom Brady, NE
  4. Drew Brees, NO
  5. Dak Prescott, DAL
  6. Russell Wilson, SEA
  7. Matt Ryan, ATL
  8. Tyrod Taylor, BUF
  9. Derek Carr, OAK
  10. Jameis Winston, TB
  11. Cam Newton, CAR
  12. Kirk Cousins, WAS
  13. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
  14. Marcus Mariota, TEN
  15. Philip Rivers, LAC
  16. Eli Manning, NYG
  17. Matthew Stafford, DET
  18. Andy Dalton, CIN
  19. Blake Bortles, JAC
  20. Carson Palmer, ARI
  21. Tony Romo, DAL
  22. Carson Wentz, PHI
  23. Ryan Tannehill, MIA
  24. Alex Smith, KC
  25. Joe Flacco, BAL
  26. Sam Bradford, MIN
  27. Brian Hoyer, SF
  28. Josh McCown, NYJ
  29. Mike Glennon, CHI
  30. Cody Kessler, CLE
  31. Jared Goff, LAR
  32. Trevor Siemian, DEN
  33. Tom Savage, HOU
  34. Paxton Lynch, DEN

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Le’Veon Bell, PIT
  2. David Johnson, ARI
  3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
  4. LeSean McCoy, BUF
  5. Melvin Gordon, LAC
  6. Carlos Hyde, SF
  7. Jordan Howard, CHI
  8. Devonta Freeman, ATL
  9. Jay Ajayi, MIA
  10. Spencer Ware, KC
  11. Mark Ingram, NO
  12. C.J. Anderson, DEN
  13. DeMarco Murray, TEN
  14. Todd Gurley, LA
  15. Lamar Miller, HOU
  16. Isaiah Crowell, CLE
  17. Eddie Lacy, SEA
  18. Robert Kelley, WAS
  19. Ameer Abdullah, DET
  20. Jonathan Stewart, CAR
  21. Ty Montgomery, GB
  22. Tevin Coleman, ATL
  23. Giovani Bernard, CIN
  24. Paul Perkins, NYG
  25. Latavius Murray, MIN
  26. Jeremy Hill, CIN
  27. Bilal Powell, NYJ
  28. C.J. Prosise, SEA
  29. Derrick Henry, TEN
  30. Frank Gore, IND
  31. Adrian Peterson, FA
  32. Ryan Mathews, PHI
  33. Jerick McKinnon, MIN
  34. Kenneth Dixon, BAL
  35. Matt Forte, NYJ
  36. Theo Riddick, DET
  37. Danny Woodhead, BAL
  38. James White, NE
  39. T.J. Yeldon, JAC
  40. Duke Johnson, CLE
  41. Rex Burkhead, NE
  42. Jamaal Charles, FA
  43. Charles Sims, TB
  44. Doug Martin, TB
  45. Chris Ivory, JAC
  46. Dion Lewis, NE
  47. Thomas Rawls, SEA
  48. DeAndre Washington, OAK
  49. Darren Sproles, PHI
  50. Mike Gillislee, BUF
  51. Terrance West, BAL
  52. Jalen Richard, OAK
  53. Shane Vereen, NYG
  54. Wendell Smallwood, PHI
  55. Devontae Booker, DEN
  56. Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
  57. Kenyan Drake, MIA
  58. Christine Michael, GB
  59. LeGarrette Blount, FA
  60. Jeremy Langford, CHI

WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Antonio Brown, PIT
  2. Julio Jones, ATL
  3. Odell Beckham Jr, NYG
  4. Mike Evans, TB
  5. Dez Bryant, DAL
  6. A.J. Green, CIN
  7. Michael Thomas, NO
  8. Jordy Nelson, GB
  9. T.Y. Hilton, IND
  10. Sammy Watkins, BUF
  11. Amari Cooper, OAK
  12. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
  13. Allen Robinson, JAC
  14. Doug Baldwin, SEA
  15. Keenan Allen, LAC
  16. Brandin Cooks, NE
  17. Davante Adams, GB
  18. Stefon Diggs, MIN
  19. Alshon Jeffery, PHI
  20. Donte Moncrief, IND
  21. Demaryius Thomas, DEN
  22. Michael Crabtree, OAK
  23. Jarvis Landry, MIA
  24. Golden Tate, DET
  25. Terrelle Pryor, WAS
  26. Rishard Matthews, TEN
  27. Martavis Bryant, PIT
  28. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
  29. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
  30. DeSean Jackson, TB
  31. Pierre Garcon, SF
  32. Eric Decker, NYJ
  33. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
  34. Jamison Crowder, WAS
  35. John Brown, ARI
  36. Brandon Marshall, NYG
  37. Julian Edelman, NE
  38. Corey Coleman, CLE
  39. Willie Snead, NO
  40. Tyreek Hill, KC
  41. Kevin White, CHI
  42. Jordan Matthews, PHI
  43. Adam Thielen, MIN
  44. Randall Cobb, GB
  45. Sterling Shepard, NYG
  46. Breshad Perriman, BAL
  47. Jeremy Maclin, KC
  48. Devante Parker, MIA
  49. Kenny Stills, MIA
  50. Marvin Jones, DET
  51. Josh Doctson, WAS
  52. Marqise Lee, JAC
  53. Ted Ginn, NO
  54. Cole Beasley, DAL
  55. Devin Funchess, CAR
  56. Cameron Meredith, CHI
  57. Kenny Britt, CLE
  58. Robby Anderson, NYJ
  59. Mike Wallace, BAL
  60. Tyrell Williams, LAC
  61. Will Fuller, HOU
  62. Robert Woods, LA
  63. Tyler Lockett, SEA
  64. J.J. Nelson, ARI
  65. Taylor Gabriel, ATL
  66. Brandon LaFell
  67. Quincy Enunwa, NYJ
  68. Malcolm Mitchell, NE
  69. Torrey Smith, PHI
  70. Mohamed Sanu, ATL
  71. Chris Hogan, NE
  72. Tavon Austin, LA
  73. Paul Richardson, SEA
  74. Chris Conley, KC
  75. Travis Benjamin, LAC
  76. Kendall Wright, CHI
  77. Allen Hurns, JAC
  78. Tyler Boyd, CIN
  79. Eli Rogers, PIT
  80. Laquon Treadwell, MIN

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Rob Gronkowski, NE
  2. Travis Kelce, KC
  3. Tyler Eifert, CIN
  4. Jordan Reed, WAS
  5. Greg Olsen, CAR
  6. Jimmy Graham, SEA
  7. Delanie Walker, TEN
  8. Zach Ertz, PHI
  9. Kyle Rudolph, MIN
  10. Martellus Bennett, GB
  11. Eric Ebron, DET
  12. Jack Doyle, IND
  13. Hunter Henry, LAC
  14. Cameron Brate, TB
  15. Vance McDonald, SF
  16. Ladarius Green, PIT
  17. C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
  18. Antonio Gates, LAC
  19. Zach Miller, CHI
  20. Jason Witten, DAL
  21. Coby Fleener, NO
  22. Julius Thomas, MIA
  23. Austin Hooper, ATL
  24. Dwayne Allen, NE
  25. Jared Cook, OAK
  26. Charles Clay, BUF
  27. Dennis Pitta, BAL
  28. Gary Barnidge, CLE
  29. Jermaine Gresham, ARI
  30. Tyler Higbee, LA

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