Folks, it is already June and we are within double digit days from the regular season.  When you’re in a dynasty league, the season never ends.  I’ve been thinking about the 2017 season for my dynasty team since the day after week 16 ended.  I guess that I’m like Bill Belicheck with four fewer titles.  I may have won the championship, but I was 3 weeks behind everybody else in the fantasy football offseason.  I’m just joking (kind of), that would be a bit obsessive.

Before I get into a few stand out players, I have just a little bit of house keeping.  Zach and I started a podcast called Razzblitz and it’s really easy to find.  If you subscribe to the Razzcast on iTunes or whatever app you download podcasts on, our podcast will be on that thread.  Or, if you just click on the football side of the Razzball blog, our podcast will be up as posts as well.  Zach and I want to provide you with as much fantasy knowledge as possible and keep each episode pretty digestible time-wise while doing so.  We have two up so far this off season with Episode 3 and beyond coming soon…

I have Julio Jones as my number one wide out.  In short, Julio proves time and time again to be the most talented and physical specimen on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL, but I don’t think you can go wrong anywhere in the top five.  Speaking of top five, Michael Thomas comes in as the number five wide out for me after an exceptional rookie season.  The departure of Brandin Cooks proves that he will be Drew Brees’ focus through the air in the coming seasons.

I’m a big fan of what I’ve been hearing about Devante Parker’s expected trajectory in the coming years.  There has been a ton of reports that the injuries that Parker was playing through in the first two seasons of his career were no joke.  To the knowledge of the Dolphins organization, he is now 100% and ready to rake.  If you read my NFL draft preparation posts, you already know that I think Corey Davis is a home run and it was meant to be in Tennessee.

I love where Terrelle Pryor Sr. landed.  Besides seeming like a doofus, Kirk Cousins throws for a lot of yards and Terrelle Pryor showed last year that he’s talented at putting himself in position to make great catches and has some speed for his size.  Finally, I have Kelvin Benjamin in my top 25.  Despite the reports of his Eddie Lacy pre-P90X diet, I think Benjamin bounces back nicely this season for those who keep the faith.  Carolina added a lot of weapons through the draft giving Benjamin more room to breathe against opposing defenses, even if his arteries are clogged.

Here are a few players that I have ranked lower as opposed to other fantasy pros analyst on the dynasty side of things.  I understand the Brandin Cooks love because he is a Patriot, but ranking him in the top 15 as most did is a head-scratcher for me.  Tom Brady has a ton of weapons and a tendency to focus in on just a couple depending on the game plan for the given week.  I don’t see Edelman or a healthy Gronkowski losing a lot of targets.  Cooks will eat because he’s a home run hitter down the field but I would rather go a safer route.

Mike Williams worries me a little.  Obviously not too much because he comes in just outside of my top 30.  Rivers has a lot of mouths to feed and I feel like Williams was helped out a lot in college by playing with Deshaun Watson.  Plus, he’s already having back issues, yikes.  I threw a ridiculous amount of shade at Laquon Treadwell by ranking him at 86.  I just don’t see his path to the field and it doesn’t seem like anyone ever goes out of their way to say anything good about him in Minnesota.  If Laquon was going to be the Robin to Digg’s Batman, I don’t understand why they added Micheal Floyd.

Rank Player Team
1 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons
2 Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants
3 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers
5 Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints
6 Amari Cooper Oakland Raiders
7 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts
8 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys
9 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals
10 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans
11 Corey Davis Tennessee Titans
12 Devante Parker Miami Dolphins
13 Davante Adams Green Bay Packers
14 Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers
15 Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills
16 Allen Robinson Jacksonville Jaguars
17 Jarvis Landry Miami Dolphins
18 Alshon Jeffery Philadelphia Eagles
19 Corey Coleman Cleveland Browns
20 Brandin Cooks New England Patriots
21 Terrelle Pryor Washington Redskins
22 Stefon Diggs Minnesota Vikings
23 Donte Moncrief Indianapolis Colts
24 Demaryous Thomas Denver Broncos
25 Kelvin Benjamin Carolina Panthers
26 Doug Baldwin Seattle Seahawks
27 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers
28 Michael Crabtree Oakland Raiders
29 Golden Tate Detroit Lions
30 John Ross Cincinnati Bengals
31 Josh Doctson Washington Redskins
32 Mike Williams Los Angeles Chargers
33 Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs
34 Kevin White Chicago Bears
35 Julian Edelman New England Patriots
36 Sterling Shephard New York Giants
37 Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos
38 Jordan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles
39 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers
40 Jamison Crowder Washington Redskins
41 Will Fuller Houston Texans
42 Zay Jones Buffalo Bills
43 Tyrell Williams Los Angeles Chargers
44 Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers
45 Jeremy Maclin FA
46 Willie Snead New Orleans Saints
47 Breshad Perriman Baltimore Ravens
48 Cameron Merridith Chicago Bears
49 Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks
50 Desean Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers
51 Ju-Ju Smith Schuster Pittsburgh Steelers
52 Eric Decker FA
53 Curtis Samuel Carolina Panthers
54 Marvin Jones Detroit Lions
55 Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
56 John Brown Arizona Cardinals
57 Rishard Matthews Tennessee Titans
58 Pierre Garcon San Fransisco 49ers
59 Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers
60 Taylor Gabriel Atlanta Falcons
61 Robert Woods Los Angeles Rams
62 Kenny Stills Miami Dolphins
63 ArDarius Stewart New Yorks Jets
64 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
65 Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings
66 Brandon Marshall New York Giants
67 Malcom Mitchell New England Patriots
68 Allen Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars
69 Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars
70 Josh Gordon FA
71 Kenny Golloday Detroit Lions
72 Geronimo Allison Green Bay Packers
73 Victor Cruz Chicago Bears
74 Ted Ginn New Orleans Saints
75 Robby Anderson New York Jets
76 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams
77 Taywan Taylor Tennessee Titans
78 Tyler Boyd Cincinnati Bengals
79 Phillip Dorsett Indianapolis Colts
80 Mohamed Sanu Atlanta Falcons
81 Quincy Enunwa New York Jets
82 Tavon Austin Los Angeles Rams
83 Dorial Green-Beckham Philadelphia Eagles
84 Braxton Miller Houston Texans
85 Cordarelle Patterson Oakland Raiders
86 Laquon Treadwell Minnesota Vikings
87 Chris Hogan New England Patriots
88 Cole Beasley Dallas Cowboys
89 Carlos Henderson Denver Broncos
90 Chad Williams Arizona Cardinals
91 Paul Richardson Seattle Seahawks
92 Markus Wheaton Chicago Bears
93 Jaelen Strong Houston Texans
94 Dontrelle Inman Los Angeles Chargers
95 J.J. Nelson Arizona Cardinals
96 Michael Floyd Minnesota Vikings
97 Eli Rogers Pittsburgh Steelers
98 Pharoh Cooper Los Angeles Rams
99 Kamar Aiken Indianapolis Colts
100 Deandre Smelter San Fransisco 49ers

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5 years ago

Unbreakable, thanks for the list.

However my league commish made a recent rule change, regarding QB points. It is a 12 team 32 player dynasty PPR league. The scoring is geared towards QBS 6 of the top 10 projected scorers are QB’s. I have Tannehill and Bradford. A owner has Cousins he is willing to deal, he is projected to get 310 points. Would you deal J.Howard projected to get 206 points, or the 2nd overall pick in the first year player draft. I can deal Howard, then draft either of the top two rookie backs, deal the pick for cousins, or keep the pick and take Watson ? What do you think.?

Thanks for the advice

Unbreakable MB
5 years ago
Reply to  sh

@sh: I’d deal Howard for Cousins then take Mixon or McCaffery. That’d be a great start!

5 years ago

Gotta take issue with how low Martavis is. I get the risk, but elite physical skills and fantasy upside are there. NO CHANCE I take a bust like Kevin White over him or any of the rookie WR’s from this class (especially Mike Williams who as you mentioned has back issues already). 40’s is too low for a potential league winning WR, especially one who is still as young as he is.

Unbreakable MB
5 years ago
Reply to  McSkooshin

@McSkooshin: Kevin White POTENTIALLY IF HEALTHY will be the Bears #1 target in the passing game. Martavis, although I do love his talent, won’t have the same opportunity. Antonio will be the number one target, obviously. Leveon gets a lot passing targets out of the backfield. We have to see what they do with their new toy Ju-Ju. WR is deep, not trying to turn anyone away from Martavis.