A FantasyGuru Expert reveals the Top Fantasy Football Picks for 2017
Football season is fast approaching. For those of you who aren’t Odell Beckham Jr. or Aaron Rodgers, this also means Fantasy Football Picks leagues. You’ve probably played in leagues with your friends or colleagues before and know how one bad week can affect your ranking.
We are the first to admit that we don’t know everything about this subject, so we spoke to John Hansen, FantasyGuru’s founder and CEO. Hansen’s website has been the best source of fantasy football advice for over 20 years. Hansen also hosts shows on SiriusXM radio exclusively about fantasy sports. These are Hansen’s top picks for each skill, based upon early average draft positions.
Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady, 39, threw for 28 touchdowns last season and only two interceptions. He also missed four games because of suspension. There’s no indication that Tommy Terrific is slowing down. He eats right and works out like a madman. He is undoubtedly one of the best QBs ever to have been on the field. It would be foolish not to draft him. Just make sure The Rock is not on the Patriots’ calendar.
Running back: Ameer Abdullah (Detroit Lions).
Abdullah could be a breakout player with a better offensive line and a clear bill of health. He’s had injuries in both his league seasons and only played in two games last year. You can draft him now, or regret it later.
Tight end: Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
Darrell Bevell, the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator, has stated that Graham will be getting more red-zone looks after last season when he was third among tight ends. Yowza.
Special teams/Defense: Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City’s 2017 defense will be dominated by Eric Berry, a shredded defensive back. Last year, the Chiefs won 12 games and reached the playoffs. They barely lost to the Steelers in divisional round.
Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski (New England Patriots).
Gostkowski has a career success rate of 87.1% and has made 88.8% field goals in the past five years. Gostkowski is an exception to the rule. Kickers can be replaced, but they are not always irreplaceable.