2017 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS / 2017 FREE AGENTS: LBs
 
 
 
 
 

2016 CONTRACT YEAR PLAYERS / 2017 FREE AGENTS

Contract Year Player: A player whose NFL contract is ending this season. The general consensus is that the nfl players in contract year will perform better since their next contract is dependant on them having a productive season. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

Money is generally considered one of the great motivators. That fact isn't lost on fantasy football owners. It's the reason players entering the final year of their contracts get a longer look than they normally would on draft day. Read our Contract Year Player Research.

The following players are currently slated to be 2016 NFL free agents, and therefore are classifed as 2017 contract year players

Name Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Rank
Sam Acho CHI 28 5  
Lorenzo Alexander BUF 33 10  
Kiko Alonso MIA 26 3 #18
Ray-Ray Armstrong SF 27 3  
Shaq Barrett DEN 24    
David Bass TEN 26 3  
Daren Bates OAK 26 3  
Nick Bellore SF 27 5  
Jon Bostic DET 25 3  
Nigel Bradham PHI 27 4 #55
Bryan Braman PHI 29 5  
Zach Brown BUF 27 4 #68
Tank Carder CLE 28 4  
Bruce Carter NYJ 29 5  
Audie Cole MIN 27 4  
Jamie Collins CLE 26 3 #7
Will Compton WAS 27 3 #59
Brock Coyle SEA 26    
Lavonte David TB 27 4 #2
Demario Davis CLE 28 4 #33
Todd Davis DEN 24    
Akeem Dent HOU 29 5  
Zak DeOssie NYG 32 9  
Jayrone Elliott GB 25    
IK Enemkpali BUF 25    
Dane Fletcher NE 30 6  
Mason Foster WAS 27 5  
Jerrell Freeman CHI 30 5 #28
Jonathan Freeny NE 27 5 #62
Andrew Gachkar DAL 28 5  
Junior Galette WAS 28 6  
Terence Garvin WAS 26 3  
Adarius Glanton TB 26    
Chad Greenway MIN 34 10  
Tamba Hali KC 33 10 #75
James Harrison PIT 38 14  
Adam Hayward WAS 32 9  
Brandon Hepburn DET 27 1  
Mark Herzlich NYG 29 5  
Dont'a Hightower NE 26 4 #42
Gerald Hodges SF 26 3 #57
Justin Houston KC 28 5 #73
Mike Hull MIA 22 1  
Ramon Humber BUF 29 7  
Melvin Ingram SD 27 4 #49
Ben Jacobs CAR      
Jackson Jeffcoat CLE 25    
Jelani Jenkins MIA 24 3 #48
Cam Johnson CLE 26 4  
Derrick Johnson KC 34 11 #9
Chandler Jones ARI 26 4 #25
Christian Jones CHI 26    
Datone Jones GB 26 3  
Jarvis Jones PIT 27 3  
Mychal Kendricks PHI 26 4 #24
Ryan Kerrigan WAS 28 5 #47
A.J. Klein CAR 25 3  
Emmanuel Lamur MIN 27 4  
Jamari Lattimore BUF 28 5  
DeAndre Levy DET 29 7 #22
John Lotulelei JAX 25 1  
Josh Martin NYJ 25 3  
Robert Mathis IND 35 13  
Casey Matthews MIN 28 5  
Michael Mauti NO 27 3  
Rolando McClain DAL 28 6 #41
Albert McClellan BAL 30 6  
Lerentee McCray BUF 26 3  
Josh McNary IND 28 3  
Von Miller DEN 27 5 #39
Barkevious Mingo NE 26 3  
Kevin Minter ARI 26 3 #51
Michael Morgan SEA 29 5  
Dezman Moses KC 28 4  
C.J. Mosley BAL 24   #5
Alex Okafor ARI 26 3  
Calvin Pace NYJ 36 13  
Nate Palmer TEN 27 3  
Spencer Paysinger MIA 28 5  
Julius Peppers GB 37 14  
Nick Perry GB 26 4  
Vincent Rey CIN 29   #54
LaRoy Reynolds ATL 26 3  
Keith Rivers DAL 30 8  
Keenan Robinson NYG 27 4 #36
Kelvin Sheppard NYG 29 5 #74
John Simon HOU 26 3  
Daryl Smith TB 34 12 #65
Malcolm Smith OAK 27 5 #15
Sean Spence TEN 26 4  
Tyler Starr ATL 26    
Manti Te'o SD 26 3  
Joe Thomas GB 25    
Lawrence Timmons PIT 30 9 #19
Korey Toomer SD 28 4  
Danny Trevathan CHI 26 4 #11
Jason Trusnik NO 32 9  
Bobby Wagner SEA 26 4 #12
Erik Walden IND 31 8  
Demarcus Ware DEN 34 11  
Dekoda Watson DEN 28 6  
Sean Weatherspoon ATL 29 6  
Philip Wheeler ATL 32 8  
Chris White NE 28 5  
Tahir Whitehead DET 26 4  
Kyle Wilber DAL 27 4  
Michael Wilhoite SF 30 5 #67
Tourek Williams SD 25 3  
Vince Williams PIT 27 3  
Paul Worrilow ATL 26 3 #52
Willie Young CHI 31 6  
Frank Zombo KC 29 6  

If you have information that conflicts with our list, please contact us. Likewise, if we're missing a contract year player, please let us know.