It is the start on a brand new Fantasy Football season. Fantasy Football 2017 brings new hope to football enthusiasts but over the past years the NFL has morphed gradually from the predominance of a ball control running attack to a drop back and let it fly preference. This has created the need for a change in the thinking of the fantasy sports enthusiast relative to their Fantasy Football 2017 League Drafts.
What was once a “take a running back at all costs with your 1st Round pick” and “you had better stock up on running backs” philosophy, has now evolved into a Fantasy Football pundit strategy to become more cognizant of the need to add those guys who catch the spiraling pigskin to their squads.
Checking out the Draft Rankings of the ESPN and CBS Sports professionals this year will typically include more wide outs than running backs in their top 12 picks. (a number indicative of first round picks in a 12 team Fantasy Football League) So why the change in thinking? Here are several reasons to rationalize the selection of a WR and in some instances TE over a RB as you proceed with your draft selections.
Remember however that Le’Veon Bell and David Johnson remain as the top two selections by the majority of Fantasy Football experts and that LeSean McCoy, Jordan Howard, Ezekiel Elliott and several others will be formidable for any Fantasy Football squad. Also, those guys who catch the ball out of the backfield in addition to racking up yards on the ground should be high on your radar. We like the kid out of Stanford, Christian McCaffery as an early third round pick.
Best of luck to all throughout the 2017 Fantasy Football Season!