Welcome to my way too earlier top 100 fantasy football rankings. Doing this in March is not only fun for Zach and me, but it also builds a base for our rankings going forward as things, both large and small, inevitably happen throughout the offseason. I picked five players after the rankings list that I wanted to highlight further. Feel free to hop in the comment section and tell me how you feel.
Players the I like:
Davante Adams – Davante Adams came on the scene by stringing together a few good games in 2014. 2015 didn’t go the same way for the young receiver as he completely disappeared after, frankly, not being able to catch the ball. The Tail end of 2016 was quite prosperous for Adams as he developed quite a a trust with Rodgers ending the season with 12 touchdowns and just shy of 1,000 yards. I think he’s the clear cut number two option in Green Bay in 2017.
Jameis Winston – Jameis is the first quarterback to start his career with back-to-back 4,000 yard seasons if you haven’t heard. Winston may always be prone to throwing interceptions, but that doesn’t hurt the fantasy player crucially in standard leagues. The addition of Desean Jackson as a deep threat should thrust Jameis towards the top of fantasy QB options in 2017.
Jordan Howard – Jordan Howard is going to flat out be a stud for a truly terrible offense. He is their best option to get yards play in and play out so the touches will definitely be there. In 8 out of the final 9 games of the Bear’s season, Howard had at least 100 all-purpose yards. In the one game that he didn’t, he settled for 99 yards. Howard also added 6 touchdowns and two other 100 yard rushing games. Whether Langford would have stayed healthy or not, Howard was going to take this job because Langford has been simply ineffective.
Sammy Watkins – Sammy just can’t stay on the field and foot injuries are always worrisome to me. I fear that as explosive of a playmaker as he is, the foot will never be healthy. I’m also not a fan of the attention that he will bring to secondaries without Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin on the roster any longer.
Cam Newton – I don’t think Cam is going to have another season anywhere near the likes of his 2015 MVP run. Just because the Panthers overpaid for an offensive lineman does not make that offensive line better. Oher will still also be protecting Cam and that’s not a good thing. It remains to be seen whether Kelvin Benjamin will truly break out and the jury is still out on how many concussions Cam will take before he tries to change the way he plays the game. If he does change the way he plays, will he still be as big of a threat?