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2017 Fantasy Football Gambles

Gamble: A player with both high potential and high risk. Players in this category are usually injury-prone, have a high probability for being suspended, or are approaching the end of their career. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

We have classified the following 10 players as gambles for 2017. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
Cameron Meredith Contract Year Player WR CHI 24 2 Unranked
UPDATE: Meredith was carted off the field in Week 3 of the preseason against the Titans with a bad looking injury. It was later confirmed that he would miss the entire 2017 Fantasy season.

Bad team playing from behind? Check. Who else are they going to throw to? Check. Over two different two-game stretches in 2016 (Week 5 - 9/130/1 and Week 6 - 11/113 plu... Read More

Alshon Jeffery Contract Year Player WR PHI 27 5 WR - #14
Jeffery has been a frustrating player to own over the last two seasons leading to 11 missed games. After being overlooked on draft day in 2016, he looked sharp in his first two games (4/105 and 5/96) with 13 combined targets. His opportunity rose in Week 6 and Week 7 when Jeffery had 24 combined targets, but he finished with a poor catch (41.7 percent) over this ... Read More
T.Y. Hilton WR IND 27 5 WR - #16
The bottom line with Hilton is that he's tough to cover everywhere on the field. He had caught 28 passes over 20 yards while setting career highs in catches (91), yards (1448), and targets (155). He now has four straight seasons with over 1000 yards receiving. His only missing link is scoring TDs (30 in 78 career games played). His scoring ability would be helped... Read More
Larry Fitzgerald Contract Year Player WR ARI 34 13 WR - #25
For the second straight season, Fitzgerald caught over 100 passes (107) with over 1,000 yards receiving for the sixth time in his career. His catch rate (71.3) remains elite, but Fitzgerald gained only 9.6 yards per catch. His season looks solid on paper except he only had one game with over 100 yards receiving and three games with double-digit catches. Over the last ... Read More
John Brown Contract Year Player WR ARI 27 3 WR - #38
Headed into 2016, Brown looked poised to add to his 2015 season (65/1003/7 on 101 targets). His season started with two poor games (1/8 and 1/14). Brown broke though for 27 targets over the next two games (6/79 and 10/144). A blood disorder (sickle-cell) led to a disappointing finish over the last 12 games of the season. He saw limited snaps in most games over the ... Read More
Kevin White WR CHI 25 2 WR - #44
Update: With the Meredith injury, White is going to be pushed into a bigger role whether he's ready or not. No excuses now for White. It'stime for him to step up and use his strength and size and make some plays. -Scott Atkins

Over his first two years in the NFL, White only produced 19 receptions for 197 yards on 36 targets after being drafted in the first ... Read More

Danny Amendola Contract Year Player WR NE 31 9 WR - #51
The Edelman Clone ---- if he manages to stay healthy. Reports out of camp in early August indicated that Amendola has "never felt better" and also mentioned that he "had a lot of football left in him". Nobody seemed to care about those statements then, but they ring loudly now with the news that Edelman tore his ACL and is out for the year. The ... Read More
Marvin Jones WR DET 27 5 WR - #54
Fantasy owners had a lot of love for Jones in the season long drafts last season. He sure looked like a steal after the first three games (4/85, 8/118, 6/205/2 with 29 targets). Over his last 11 games of the year, Jones had four catches or fewer in 10 games with no TDs in his last nine starts. He missed one game due to a quad injury. Jones ended up with the same nu... Read More
Torrey Smith WR PHI 28 6 WR - #63
The last two seasons must have been insanity for Smith playing in San Fran. Over two years as the WR1 for the 49ers, he only caught 53 of his 111 targets (47.7 percent) for 930 combined yards and seven TDs. Last year he missed three games due to a concussion and one game as a result of a shoulder injury. This season he'll be the third, possibly the fourth option ... Read More
Tavon Austin Contract Year Player WR LAR 26 4 WR - #77
In his fourth year in the league, Austin set a career high in catches (58), receiving yards (509), and targets (106). Overall, he failed to match his 2015 season (907 combined yards with 52 catches and nine TDs) due to less value in the run game (28/159/1) connected to the poor play by the offensive line and Gurley. The real problem here is that Jeff Fisher never figu... Read More

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