2017 Fantasy Football: Notes







By Chet Gresham - @Chet_G
Updated Jan. 20, 2017.

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There truly is no offseason in the NFL, and that applies to fantasy as well. Below, I gather some of the more interesting tidbits from the news and look at them with a fantasy perspective.

Jan. 20 Updates

And then there were four.

This season, as most seasons have, seems to have flown by once again, but we have three games left and they should be good - crossing fingers.

Thankfully, we the NFL offseason is full of interesting tidbits, so I'll be keeping you updated on NFL news that could impact your dynasty teams and your draft prep for the 2017 season. But there is still some news related to players playing this season! Let's take a look-see:

Jordy Nelson practiced without pads on Thursday. That means he still hasn't been cleared for contact, which isn't good for his availability in Atlanta this week. If he does manage to get into the game, he would likely be on a snap count. I won't be messing with him in DFS this weekend.

Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison weren't able to practice on Thursday, and it appears they won't get a practice in until Saturday. Allison will likely play and play more than Jordy Nelson, while Adams will test his ankle on Saturday, but it might be hard to trust any of Green Bay's receivers in daily fantasy even if they play. Hopefully, we'll get a bit more information on their health, respectively, before Sunday, but right now, Randall Cobb is in line for a ton of targets, along with Jared Cook and Ty Montgomery, while Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis would see more snaps.



Julio Jones aggravated his toe injury last week and has yet to practice this week. He'll play without a doubt, but there is concern about him aggravating the injury again and just how healthy he'll be to start. Matt Ryan will spread the ball around as usual, which should get Mohammed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman all involved more if Jones is hampered at all.

Malcolm Mitchell was limited again in practice on Thursday. He was also limited last week before sitting out. Unlike all the other Patriots who see limited practices, it appears Mitchell will again be a game-time decision and hard to trust in daily fantasy if he suits up.

Ladarius Green didn't practice on Thursday after getting some time in on Wednesday. He does have the flu, but his lingering concussion symptoms are the truly worrisome part. Unless the news gets much better and fast, Green will be out again this weekend. Jesse James will remain a decent flier for DFS purposes, but Jared Cook is likely the most interesting pick at tight end.

Green's concussion trouble is truly a problem for his long-term ability to play in the NFL, so if you have him in dynasty, I doubt you can trade him away for much. He's still worth holding onto, but I'm more than a little skeptical that he can continue to play.



Martavis Bryant has applied for reinstatement after his season-long suspension. Who knows if and when he will be reinstated, but if the reports of him training in Nevada while helping out as an assistant high school coach are accurate and he hasn't broken anymore NFL rules, he should be reinstated with more expediency than Aldon Smith. The Steelers appeared to have replaced him fairly well with Sammie Coates very early in the season, but Coates injured his hand and never regained his role in the offense. Bryant could be a special player, but of course another receiver with great talent, Josh Gordon, has burned dynasty players. I wouldn't give up the farm for Bryant in dynasty, but his upside is tremendous.

Adrian Peterson says he would like to play for the Buccaneers, Texans or Giants. His current salary in Minnesota will amount to $18 million and nobody in the NFL will pay that, so he will likely be let go. None of those teams above are a perfect fit. Peterson is obviously on the downside of his career, but will probably be paid too much by whatever team grabs him this offseason.

Danny Woodhead is ahead of schedule with his recovery, and was seen running and cutting the other day. He's 32 years old and has been injured more than healthy over the last three seasons. Getting the one ring to Mt. Doom must have really taken it out of him. He's a free agent this offseason, and his receiving ability should still get him an okay contract even with his age and injury history. For fantasy, he'll need to go to a team that uses the pass as an extension of the running game, which would again make him a worthwhile PPR player.

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