Early 2017 Overvalued Fantasy Football Players

by Jody Smith | @JodySmithNFL | Featured Writer
Jun 17, 2017

29-year-old RB DeMarco Murray struggled down the stretch last season

Now that summer has arrived, and NFL minicamps have come and gone, fantasy football draft season is about to kick into high gear. Many people have already drafted, or are deep into research to prepare for their upcoming draft. Either way, we have reached the point in the “offseason” that daily research and staying abreast of all NFL news is critical to assembling a championship-caliber fantasy squad.

Finding sleepers and undervalued players remains the most coveted aspect of the roster building process, but knowing which players are being overvaluedРthe guys that you want to avoid adding to your rosterРis just as important to the process. So using our latest average draft position (ADP) PPR data, here are some players you may want to approach cautiously or avoid altogether in the 2017 fantasy football draft season.

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Matt Ryan (ATL): ADP 6.11 (QB5)
Throughout his nine-year career, Matt Ryan was the prototype for fantasy owners who waited for the longest to draft their starting QB but still wanted a relatively safe player. But after struggling badly in 2015, his first in Kyle Shanahan’s complex system, it all came together for Ryan and the Falcons in 2016. Ryan was a top-three fantasy quarterback, and the Falcons led the NFL in scoring.


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