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2017 Top 12 Fantasy Players

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Already looking to the 2017 fantasy football season? Whether you’re in dynasty leagues or redraft leagues, or both, let’s look at the Top 10 Overall Fantasy Players heading into 2017. This will be angled more toward redraft leaguers, but clearly since we are looking into the future, this information also helps all you dynasty owners out there.

1.01 – Le’Veon Bell (RB/PIT)
1.02 – David Johnson (RB/AZ)
1.03 – Ezekiel Elliott (RB/DAL)

How interesting is it that the RB is back! This is something I have predicted for years, the return of the RB being king. While the WRs right below are arguable top 1-4 overall players in PPR for 2017 and beyond, having one of the top 3RBs will give fantasy owners a clear advantage in 2017.

1.04 – Antonio Brown (WR/PIT)
1.05 – Julio Jones (WR/ATL)
1.06 – Odell Beckham (WR/NYG)

The above 3WRs clearly have No. 1 overall upside and command a look at that value. So, technically, this upcoming season, we have 6 players that are 100 percent arguable at that 1.01 value. Wow. Again, though, having one of those top 3RBs is huge.

1.07 – Melvin Gordon (RB/SD)
1.08 – Mike Evans (WR/TB)
1.09 – Todd Gurley (RB/LA)
1.10 – AJ Green (WR/CIN)
1.11 – DeMarco Murray (RB/TEN)
1.12 – DeAnde Hopkins (WR/HOU)

This next group is loaded with risk. Sure, any one of them could be top 5 at their position in 2017. Heck, any one of these guys could be top 1-3 at their position, but every single name in the 1.07-1.12 list above has big risk, from Murray and injury, to Evans and consistency, to Gurley/Hopkins and seeing no signs of life through all of 2016, to AJ Green and injury… etc, etc, etc.

Just missed the list, but deserving of top 7-12 consideration: Devonta Freeman, Jay Ajayi, LeSean McCoy, Jordan Howard, Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Rob Gronkowski

Radio: Week 16 Show (Tues)

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Check out our Week 16 Radio Show, hosted by Russ Bliss (The Red Zone). Russ has had this fantasy football show for over 20 years and it’s the longest running fantasy football radio program on the planet. This week, we talk injuries, start bench, dynasty and more.


Week 14 Radio Show (Tues Show)

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Below is Russ Bliss’ Week 14 fantasy football radio show on NBC Sports Radio 1060am. “The Red Zone” is the world’s longest-running fantasy football radio show. This week, Russ and Smitty discuss everything Week 14, from injuries, to start and bench advice and more.

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Radio: Week 13 Show (Tues)

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Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ Week 13 Fantasy Football Radio Show (The Red Zone on NBC Sports Radio 1060am), which is the longest running fantasy football radio program in the world.

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Week 12 Buy Lows and Sell Highs + Radio Full Show

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Each week, Russ Bliss hosts his weekly Fantasy Football Radio Show, the Red Zone, on NBC Sports Radio 1060am. This is the longest running fantasy football radio show in the world, going on 20 years. Listen to Smitty and Russ discuss everything Week 12, from add/drops, start bench advice, injuries, trade advice and more.

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Radio: Week 8 Show!

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Check out our Week 8 Radio Show, where Russ Bliss and Smitty discuss Week 8 Sleepers, Breakouts, Injuries, Busts, Breakouts, Buy-Lows, Sell-Highs and more. Russ Bliss has the longest running fantasy football radio show in the world, it has been going for 20 years now. Listen to this Week 8 Show now, which aired on Tuesday night!

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Radio: Week 7

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Take a listen to this week’s Week 7 Radio Show (The Red Zone), where Russ Bliss and Smitty talk Week 7 sleepers, injuries, trades, waiver wire and more. Russ’ radio program is the longest running fantasy football radio show in the world, hosted on NBC Sports Radio 1060am KDUS.

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Week 5 Buy-Lows

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As we head into the weekend of Week 5 of the 2016 fantasy football season, try pulling off a last minute trade for one of these undervalued players.

DeAndre Hopkins (WR/HOU)

After scoring one TD in each of his first two games this year, Hopkins has had a bad couple weeks in Weeks 3 and 4. However, it’s not like he has struggled all year long. Still, many are trying to sell him off quick, and I say take advantage. You may not get him for low-end WR type value, but I’ve seen some pretty bad trades happen already in forum topics… try buying a good half a tier below top 5WR value… he is easily a top 5WR moving forward if you ask me.

Amari Cooper (WR/OAK)

He will be on this list every week until he explodes. He is a WR1, people, yet some are honestly asking if they should bench him this week. This is a sign that there is never a better time to buy low, even in dynasty, but especially in redraft!

Wendell Smallwood (RB/PHI)/Jordan Howard (RB/CHI)/DeAndre Washington (RB/OAK)

All three of these guys could be hidden gems on the rise. Every year a RB comes almost out of nowhere, at least in a general sense of the term, and one of these RBs might be just that, if not two of the three. Washington is likely going to start Week 5, as Latavius Murray is expected to sit this one out. Smallwood could lose some carries to Ryan Mathews should he play Week 5, and Mathews is now expected to play, however, Smallwood could be the future in PHI, and he might get used a lot in this one. There is risk Mathews gets almost all the carries, so be careful starting Smallwood this week (he is safer as a stash/project in waiting). Jordan Howard is the player we like most, for now at least, as he has no one really competing for carries, as Langford is hurt. Howard looks good too, and he could be a monster steal from here on out. Congrats if you grabbed him back when we said to. If you can buy low on any of these guys, maybe in a multi-player deal, I say go for it. Sometimes multi-player deals dilute some players rising in value, as not many owners will just up and trade you one for one on a guy like Howard who is on the rise. You have to get creative with your offers and trade thinking.

Radio: Full Fantasy Show from 9-6-16

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Take a listen to both Russ Bliss and Smitty as they discuss Sleepers, Breakouts, Trade Advice, Start Bench Advice and more heading into the 2016 fantasy football season.

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Video: Fantasy Draft Prep Show

Below is our 2016 Fantasy Football Draft Prep Video Show, a video show created from Starters’ recent Red Zone 1060am NBC Sports Radio fantasy football show.