Here are my Top 200 rankings for 2017, with sample auction prices included. These were put together by first projecting team totals (passing, rushing) and then allocating/guesstimating usage within the team based on past production and trends, age, draft position (for young players), and assessing news.
These rankings are for a 12-team league with a starting lineup as follows: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE. Scoring is 6 points for all TDs (including passing) and PPR.
The auction prices are based on a 12-team league with 14 spots per team allocated to QB, RB, WR, and TE positions, and a $200 salary cap per team (for a $100 league, just half the totals).
I’ve included both my overall and position rank. I also included the Average Draft Position from Fantasy Pros (which includes data from several sites). Note: I do not rank kickers and defenses here. I never spend more than a dollar at auction and rarely use anything other than my last picks.
I’ve marked those where my rank differs dramatically (more than one round) with either red (I’m higher on a player than the ADP) or blue (I’m lower). There is a systematic thing you’ll see where I’m higher on a lot of tight ends. That may be because this ADP data is including leagues that don’t require a tight end starter, causing the average positioning to drop.
Hopefully the color coding can allow you to see value tiers as well. Enjoy and good luck.
[Update: These rankings have been updated as a result of the Julian Edelman, Spencer Ware, and Cameron Meredith injuries. Julian Edelman is out for year and should not be drafted. $5 value jump to Brandin Cooks which puts him at #33 overall. Chris Hogan now becomes draftable in the 160 range, and the receiving backs all receive a slight bump in value (White, Lewis, Burkhead).
With news that Spencer Ware is out for the year, boost rookie Kareem Hunt in value to the top role, Hunt moves to right after Carlos Hyde in rankings. Charcandrick West moves into a draftable position (RB50-55), and Tyreek Hill will likely still see some rushing attempts as well.
Cameron Meredith’s injury for the season has been distributed between all of the other receivers. Kevin White moves into the top 50 at the position and Kendall Wright moves into the top 200. ]