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The Denver Broncos have selected former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly with the 253rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: 2017's Mr. Irrelevant, Kelly will join a Broncos team with question marks at quarterback. With Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch likely to battle it out to see who will emerge as the starter for 2017, Kelly should open the year as the No. 3 signal caller on the depth chart.


The Detriot Lions have selected former Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya with the 215th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Kaaya will round off Detroit's quarterback depth chart for 2017. Expect the former Miami signal caller to compete with the unknown Jake Rudock for the role of Matthew Stafford's primary backup.


The New York Jets have selected former Lousiana running back Elijah McGuire with the 188th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: McGuire is considered a day three steal by most experts and he landed with the Jets, a team that is in rebuilding mode. With Matt Forte and Bilal Powell slated ahead of him on the depth chart, the impending rookie rusher could open 2017 at the No. 3 spot. Keep an eye on McGuire as the offseason progresses. If he carves out a solid role in the offense, he may be worth late-round fantasy consideration in drafts. He's at least worth rostering in Dynasty formats for the future, however, with Forte's career winding down.


The Arizona Cardinals have selected former North Carolina running back T.J. Logan with the 179th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Logan will join a Cardinals offense that employs one of the top rushers in the NFL, David Johnson. With only Kerwynn Williams behind the starter on the depth chart, Logan has an excellent chance to compete for the No. 2 running back duties for 2017. In that scenario, Logan would be worth a late-round flier in fantasy drafts as Johnson's handcuff.


The Buffalo Bills have selected former Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman with the 171st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Peterman, often compared to Brian Hoyer, was selected by the Bills in the fifth round Saturday. The former Pitt signal caller will compete with T.J. Yates and Cardale Jones for a chance to enter 2017 as Tyrod Taylor's primary backup.


The Minnesota Vikings have selected former South Florida wide receiver Rodney Adams with the 170th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Minnesota took a stab at Adams, who could have a difficult time finding a role on the offense. Like many late-round wideouts, special teams will be the key to jump-starting his pro career. However, the Vikings' wide receiver corps is questionable behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, which could open the door for Adams. Still, I'd expect him to open 2017 the No. 4 or No. 5 wideout on the depth chart at best, limiting his fantasy relevance.


The Philadelphia Eagles have selected former West Virgina wide receiver Shelton Gibson with the 166th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: In back-to-back rounds, the Eagles selected a wideout in the draft, with Gibson being the latest. The former WVU standout will likely have a tough time finding a role on the offense and could make the roster on his special team's ability alone. He has zero fantasy relevance in 2017.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected former Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols with the 162nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Tampa Bay added depth to their backfield Saturday selecting McNichols 162nd overall. If Doug Martin remains with the team, he'll likely enter 2017 the starter -- despite his three-game suspension -- with Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers backing him up. McNichols will be a special teams/ role player at best in his rookie year.


The Atlanta Falcons have selected former Wyoming running back Brian Hill with the 156th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons added Hill to their already prolific running back corps. The former Wyoming standout is expected to compete with Terron Ward for the No. 3 spot on Atlanta's RB depth chart, and if he earns the job, he could find himself sprinkled into the offense to spell Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. From a fantasy perspective, it will take an injury to Freeman or Coleman to allow Hill to see any significant playing time to garner fantasy value for the 2017 season.


The Washington Redskins have selected former Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle with the 154th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Sprinkle has solid hands and is an excellent run blocker, a perfect backup for Jordan Reed in Washington. Although the Redskins already have Vernon Davis as their No. 2 tight end, Sprinkle could open 2017 ahead of Niles Paul on the depth chart at the No. 3 spot, eventually taking over for Davis in 2018. However, Reed is not the most durable asset in the NFL, and if he is struck by injury once again, Sprinkle could find himself in an expanded role at different points during the season. Still, avoid him in fantasy drafts as he just won't see the field enough to make an impact.


The New York Jets have selected former Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett with the 150th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Leggett will join a Jets offense that hasn't had a reliable tight end in the passing game since Dustin Keller. However, Leggett is not the most impressive receiver and will likely be better suited as a No. 2 or No. 3 tight end in the NFL.


The San Francisco 49ers have selected former Iowa tight end George Kittle with the 146th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: San Francisco has an extremely crowded tight end depth chart headlined by Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Logan Paulsen and Blake Bell. With McDonald rumored to be on the trading block, the 49ers selected Kittle to fill his potential void. At this point, what happens with McDonald will ultimately assist in deciding Kittle's fantasy value for 2017.


The Indianapolis Colts have selected former USF running back Marlon Mack with the 143rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts need to begin planning for when Frank Gore, 33, retires. With only Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson behind him on the depth chart, Indianapolis selected Mack with the 143rd overall pick Saturday. The USF's all-time leader in yards rushing, all-purpose yards and touchdowns could beat out Ferguson for the No. 3 running back duties on the Colts' offense, more so, as a receiver out of the backfield. Still, I wouldn't expect a large role for Mack to open 2017, which limits his fantasy value. I'd keep mack on the backburner and snag him up in Dynasty leagues, however.


The New York Jets have selected former California wide receiver Chad Hansen with the 141st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Hansen has an opportunity to compete for playing time on a rebuilding Jets offense. With Eric Decker rumored to be cut this offseason, New York's starting receiver spots could be up for grabs. If Decker remains, he'll likely open the year starting opposite Quincy Enunwa. However, behind them, only Robby Anderson has made a splash in the NFL. Keep an eye on Hansen's development and role as the offseason progresses. He may be worthy of late round fantasy consideration, especially if Decker is gone.


The New York Giants have selected former Clemson running back Wayne Gallman with the 140th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants finally added a running back in the draft, which was a tremendous need for the club this offseason. The former Clemson rusher will likely have a difficult time seeing the field in 2017 however. New York already has Paul Perkins slated as their starter with Shane Vereen expected to open 2017 as the team's primary receiver out of the backfield. If the Giants add a veteran RB as rumors suggest, Gallman could find himself the low man on the totem pole in his rookie campaign.


The Kansas City Chiefs have selected former Michigan wide receiver Jehu Chesson with the 139th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Chesson will join a Chiefs offense with a chance to compete for a role. With only Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill the clear cut locks for playing time, Chesson could beat out Chris Conley and Albert Wilson for snaps, especially in the slot. However, it will be a long shot to see the rookie on the field in an expanded role in 2017 barring an uber impressive camp.


The Green Bay Packers have selected former Brigham Young running back Jamaal Williams with the 134th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Williams will join a Packers backfield struggling to find its way outside of Ty Mongomery. With their starter locked, Williams could open 2017 as Green Bay's No. 2 running back if he beats out Christine Michael and Don Jackson in training camp. From a fantasy perspective, I'd keep an eye on Williams late in upcoming fantasy drafts as he could have a large role in the offense in his rookie campaign.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs with the 135th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: With Ben Roethlisberger, 35, contemplating retirement in recent offseasons, it was time for Pittsburgh to begin planning for the future. They did that Saturday when they selected Dobbs 135th overall. The former Tennesse signal caller has a legitimate chance to beat out Landry Jones as Roethlisberger's primary backup, and because of the starter's injury history, the impending rookie could see the field in 2017. Still, barring a long-term injury to Big Ben, Dobbs won't have any fantasy value this season.


The Dallas Cowboys have selected former North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer with the 133rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Switzer is viewed by most experts as a slot wideout, a position currently filled by Cole Beasley in Dallas. Barring an injury to Beasley, Switzer's only chance to make an impact in 2017 will likely be on special teams as a return ace.


The Philadelphia Eagles have selected former San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphery with the 132nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Pumphery was likely selected by Philadelphia to eventually succeed Darren Sproles as their return ace on special teams and as the primary receiver out of the backfield. However, with Sproles, 33, entering the final year of his contract, Pumphery may have to take a back seat until the 2018 season to make a legitimate fantasy impact. The impending rookie scat back has dynasty consideration written all over him.