2017 Dynasty Football Rankings
UpdatedOur Dynasty rankings are predicated on a five year window. To project six seasons long term is unrealistic and not feasible considering the flux of free agency and the injury impact of the NFL. Along with different Dynasty league formatting. we factor individual talent, supporting cast, system, injury history/character concerns, and perceived value in the eyes of Dynasty players.
1. David Johnson, RB, ARI - Age 25
2. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL - Age 21
3. Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT - Age 25
4. Todd Gurley, RB, LAR - Age 22
5. Leonard Fournette, RB, JAX (R) - Age 22
Simply put, a beast on the field. Outside of Ezekiel Elliott, he's the most impressive RB we've seen in the last four seasons. Draft accordingly.
6. Devonta Freeman, RB, ATL - Age 25
7. Melvin Gordon, RB, LAC - Age 24
8. Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR (R) - Age 20
3 cone drill in 6.57 seconds. That's insane and was a huge indicator for Le'Veon Bell. Stewart is 30 yards old with hamstring problems. Enter McCaffrey who will contribute right away and be a nightmare for defenders as the coaching staff will be very creative how they use this new weapon. Any back who gets significant carries and 50+ receptions is automatically a top 10 fantasy RB.
9. Jordan Howard, RB, CHI - Age 22
Did the Bears know what they were getting when they drafted Jordan Howard in the 5th round of the 2016 Draft? No they did not, but they do now. 1300 yards and 29 receptions later, he's a Top 10 Dynasty RB.
10. Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN (R) - Age 21
The highest upside player in this draft class. 5-10, 210.. A three down back at the next level, can do it all. Comparisons rage to a smaller Edge, a slower Faulk etc. I don't care about the comparisons as much as the talent. He's got it all and you can potentially grab him as far down as 3-4 range depending on the league. Do not let his draft stock scare you away from what Cook can do for fantasy teams. He will compliment Latavius Murray right out of the gate. Minnesota was dead last in YPC and total rushing yards, so you can see why they had to replace the tandem of McKinnon and Asiata. Murray and Cook will be a vast improvement.
11. Joe Mixon, RB, CIN (R) - Age 20
He's the most talented back on the Bengals right out of the gate but will face stiff competition for carries as long as Hill is on the team.
12. Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA - Age 23
I was timid to rank him higher last year because of sweeping group think, but no more! Ajayi proved it last year becoming the 4th player in NFL history with three 200 yard games in a season. Health is his only concern. Ajayi ended the season with an AC joint injury but should be just fine for 2017.
13. Derrick Henry, RB, TEN - Age 22
An absolute beast with a bright future ahead of him. Murray is 29 years old so it won't be long until we see Henry getting the full load. For now, it's still Murray's show.
14. Carlos Hyde, RB, SF - Age 25
15. Lamar Miller, RB, HOU - Age 26
16. Kenneth Dixon, RB, BAL - Age 23
Suspended for four games isn't the way you want to start out your sophomore campaign, but it's a reality for When he returns, Dixon now has Danny Woodhead to split time with. The Ravens finished 28th in the league on the ground, but Dixon/Woodhead will be Thunder Lightning part II.
17. Tevin Coleman, RB, ATL - Age 24
Devonta Freeman is the only thing that keeps Coleman from a Top 10 Dynasty RB. Splitting carries in this offense will lead to up and down weeks for Coleman.
18. DeMarco Murray, RB, TEN - Age 29
19. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO (R) - Age 20
Crowded backfield... for now, but he can catch the ball well out of the backfield and many see him as a 3 down back in the NFL. I can see a role for him to out produce Mark Ingram this year. Smaller shifty" back
20. Ty Montgomery, RB, GB - Age 24
Will be the featured runner for the Packers in 2017 and experience a full off-season as a running back. Don't think last season was a fluke, Montgomery is here to stay.
21. Paul Perkins, RB, NYG - Age 22
Vereen, Rainey and Shaun Draughn. That's PP's competition. Breakout candidate!
22. Ameer Abdullah, RB, DET - Age 23
The Lions showed faith in the Abdullah Riddick backfield by passing on other talented backs in the draft and have made improvements up front. We're excited to see a healthy Abdullah in 2017.
23. Samaje Perine, RB, WAS (R) - Age 21
The strongest back in this year's class and it's not even close. Walks into an excellent situation with the Redskins and has an opportunity to start right out of the gate. Big time TD potential. Averaged 15 receptions per season.
24. D'Onta Foreman, RB, HOU (R) - Age 21
Not usually a big fan of bigger backs for injury reasons, but at 6-0, 233, he's essentially JStew. Target the end of the first round in trades and don't be afraid to drop back from 8-10 to 11-13 range and scoop up a couple of picks. One of the better backs in this year's class goes to Houston where he'll be forced to sit behind Lamar Miller. No big man has ever been as fast as Foreman. Will be fun to watch.
25. LeSean McCoy, RB, BUF - Age 28
Our dynasty rankings are based on a 4-year window and McCoy is already 29 years old.