2017 Fantasy Football Top 300 Player Rankings Separated by Position and Tier
This Top 300 list is viewable, downloadable and printable. It was originally designed for offline, in-person drafts but many people use it for online fantasy football drafts as well. Below you will find instructions and basic strategy on how to use your top 300 list. The link to your list is just below the instructions and basic strategy. This list is completely free, but you must be logged in or registered as a free member.
- Print this list and bring it to your draft
- On most computers, go to File then click Print to print your Top 300 list
- Cross off every name that is drafted
- When you draft a player, write his name, position and bye week on the right side of the page
Using only overall rankings on draft day has many flaws. For instance, if you drafted an elite quarterback and tight end, you don’t want to waste your time looking at tons of QBs and TEs in the overall rankings. This go-to list is separated by position and tier for a reason. Overall rankings are useful, but only in the first round. After that, this Top 300 Cheat Sheet is what you want to use.
When drafting, you actually want to draft the most valuable and most scarce player at that position, not necessarily the player who will give you the most fantasy points. This is why valuable players like David Johnson (a scarce workhorse RB) and Antonio Brown (the most elite WR) are drafted ahead of players like Aaron Rodgers, who will get far more fantasy points then the stud RB and WR, but there are a lot of great QBs to draft from this year. This season has the deepest wide receiver and quarterback pool we have ever seen. This is also why tiers are important. If a player is the last available player at his position’s tier, he becomes far more valuable, and this makes him a much better candidate to draft. If you notice, Antonio Brown is already the last player in his respective tier before the draft even begins.