FANTASY FOOTBALL 2017\nWR HAIKU & RANKINGS\nBy Muntradamus\n\nMVP NATION.\n\n\r\n\nTHANK YOU FOR TRUSTING THE PROCESS\n \nWR HAIKU & RANKINGS\nIt is too early for any of this to be official. However it is nice to get a good idea of what we can snag from the Sheep. Rankings below are not considering all factors, mostly talking about situation and expected outcome looking at it very raw.\n\nWhile these Rankings are not official there was definitely a lot of thought that went into each current Ranking.\nEARLY BEAST TARGETS\nDo not want to get too excited or in love with any strategy as of now. Want to finish RB\/QB then start dissecting schedules and projections.\n\r\nHOWEVER here are the players that Ranked way too ridiculously low by the Sheep Experts\n\r\n\nMUNTRADAMUS vs. SHEEP ECR\n*RANKED IN ORDER OF ECR*\n\r\nDEZ BRYANT #4 (ECR #9 WR)\n\r\nDAVANTE ADAMS #12 (ECR #18 WR)\n\r\nTERRELLE PRYOR #13 (ECR #21 WR)\n\r\nJULIAN EDELMAN #10 (ECR #24 WR)\n\r\nGOLDEN TATE #17 (ECR #25 WR)\n\r\nDESEAN JACKSON #25 (ECR #31 WR)\n\r\nBRANDON MARSHALL #14 (ECR #32 WR)\n\r\nKELVIN BENJAMIN #21 (ECR #33 WR)\n\r\nWILLIE SNEAD #23 (ECR #36 WR)\n\r\nJORDAN MATTHEWS #31 (ECR #44 WR)\n\r\nRANDALL COBB #32 (ECR #45 WR)\n\r\nMARVIN JONES #34 (ECR #51 WR)\n\r\nSTERLING SHEPARD #36 (ECR #56 WR)\n\r\nALLEN HURNS #38 (ECR #68 WR)\n\r\nMOHAMED SANU #42 (ECR #75 WR)\n\r\n \n\n \n\n \nBEAST\nJULIO JONES - ATL\nFalcons are stacked with talent. Which helps Julio but defenses are not afraid to Double the BEAST. Jones will be a MONSTAR but he is also fine being a decoy as long as the Falcons wins. Last season Julio was not 100% for nearly the entire 2nd half of the season, a healthy Julio is scary. Still put up 1400+ Yards but only 6 TD in 14 games, a lot of those 2nd half games was not a threat.\nMIKE EVANS - TB\nThe addition of Desean Jackson should allow Mike Evans to run with single coverage. When you include OJ Howard, Mike Evans should see even less double coverage. When Mike Evans is seeing single coverage, alert the Randy Moss type of potential. Problem with the Bucs was the fact they run the ball with any lead, things could change in year 3 with Winston.\nANTONIO BROWN - PIT\nWhat makes Brown so dominant is that he can catch a screen pass and go the distance. That is something Julio Jones cannot do. The weather gets cold as the season goes on, from Mid-November through the end of the season, the Steelers will be in cold conditions besides 1 game. Antonio will still get his numbers but his upside is limited during that time. How limited you ask? Last season Antonio only had 1 game over 100 Yards from November through the end of December last season.\nDEZ BRYANT - DAL\nDak drinks Dez for Breakfast\/Lunch\/Dinner. Dez will get his targets and Dak does not give a fuck and will take chances with Dez beating his defender. If it was not for a freak accident injury last season, Dez and his potential could have been the best in the league. With the way Zeke is running the Football, Defenses have no choice but to bring the safety down to help. Which means Dez can take over.\nODELL BECKHAM JR - NYG\nThe addition of Brandon Marshall will help. If Odell sees single coverage, Odell is nearly unguardable. Eli has no problem throwing to Odell every snap if he could, expect those targets to remain consistent and his ability to outrun the defense makes him special.\nAJ GREEN - CIN\nGreen is a MONSTAR even double coverage cannot beat him. What can beat Green is really nothing, he is a WR1 every year and there is no reason to expect anything less. Andy Dalton and Green know eachother as much as every WR on the BEAST list.\nELITE\nAMARI COOPER - OAK\nIf there is a problem with Cooper, is that Carr really spreads the ball out. Addition of Cord Patterson as well as the RB presence of Marshawn Lynch can cut into those TDs. Cooper will still be a #1 WR nearly every week, but his consistency holds him back from being part of the BEAST tier.\nJORDY NELSON - GB\nIf the Packers were not so deep with talent, Jordy will be in the BEAST category. You can always depend on Jordy getting his numbers, but do not be surprised to see his numbers take a hit with the addition of Martellus Bennett and a now healthy Randall Cobb.\nT.Y HILTON - IND\nHilton took his game to the next level in 2016. He was more than just a deep threat, he was an everything threat for Luck with a career high 91 receptions and 1400+ Yards. There is no reason to believe the Colts will change their strategy of getting Hilton the ball in space as his speed can change a game. Look for Hilton to continue to BEAST.\nJULIAN EDELMAN - NE\nEdelman is extremely reliable, but the Patriots are deeper than ever with talent in the passing game since adding Brandin Cooks. Chris Hogan and Edelman run the same routes, Edelman will always get his and he will be safe but his potential of being in the BEAST category is limited by all the weapons Brady has.\nDOUG BALDWIN - SEA\nDoug will always see his targets from Russell. Sometimes Wilson does not look like a great passing QB, which does hurt Baldwin, but in the end if Russell Wilson is on, Doug Baldwin is doing his thing. He is extremely hard to guard in the slot and is a PPR BEAST.\nDAVANTE ADAMS - GB\nDavante is a stud and he will get his numbers despite the talent the Packers posses at WR. Davante is nearly unguardable and defenses have no choice but to throw single coverage at him with the depth of weapons the Packers posses.\nTERRELLE PRYOR - WAS\nCalvin Johnson 2.0 is a stretch, but Terrelle Pryor and Kirk Cousins should be a match made in heaven. First, Pryor will never be double teamed, Jordan Reed will be a BEAST if they do and defenses know it. Pryor is a big freak talent who can run and make big catches, like a Randy Moss. Kirk Cousins lost Desean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, expect Pryor to combine for both of them.\nMICHAEL THOMAS - NO\nMarques Colston 2.0 is ready to be the go-to option with Brandin Cooks no longer in town. Thomas is a BEAST and he will never be doubled because the Saints have weapons. Thomas should be more of a threat than he ever was and should almost be a guaranteed 1,000+ Yards and 8+ TD. He will put up nice numbers extremely talented and extremely healthy and at the top of his career.\nBRANDON MARSHALL - NYG\nMarshall is in a great space mentally. He feels he is in the best shape of his career, and he has the BEST QB he has ever had in Eli Manning. Forget about last season, the Jets were a trainwreck. Brandon Marshall could easily be a stud that takes over every game. Do not sleep on Brandon Marshall, he was unguardable until he gave up last year on his team when they gave up on Magic. No double coverage, No #1 CB, Marshall should be a BEAST. His goal is the Super Bowl.\nALLEN ROBINSON - JAX\nRobinson took a bad hit with the entire Jags offense thanks to Bortles not being the same QB in 2016. We can hope for a bounceback for Bortles, he definitely loves his Allen Robinson and we should expect the targets to remain BEAST. Especially considering Julius Thomas is gone, Allen Robinson will have to be Bortles go-to-guy again.\nDEMARYIUS THOMAS - DEN\nQB situation here could really hurt. As a talent Demaryius is a BEAST. With Siemian potentially losing his job to Paxton Lynch, Thomas would get downgraded as Lynch has not impressed me in his limited time as a Rookie. If Siemian wins the job, Sanders and D-Thom get a boost.\nGOLDEN TATE - DET\nTate has a very slow start last season dropping everything. Anquan Boldin is gone and Tate was one of the best WRs to close out 2017. The TD total is not great at 4, but he is a crucial part of the Lions offense that throw the ball more than any team. RB game is healthy, more targets and less defensive attention should be in the cards for the quick screen Tate.\nEMMANUEL SANDERS - DEN\nEmmanuel could see his value take a big hit with Paxton as the QB. Sanders is a world class talent who is too fast for this league, but he needs a QB that can consistently deliver him the ball. If Siemian wins the job, Sanders and D-Thom get a boost.\nJARVIS LANDRY - MIA\nLandry will always be a PPR machine and take every target Tannehill is willing to throw his way. Landry should only improve as he becomes more and more confident that he is a TRUE #1 in this league. The Dolphins have a lot of weapons making it impossible to double Landry, and Landry\/Tannehill secret love is a real thing.\nMICHAEL CRABTREE - OAK\nThere are weeks where Crabtree seems to be the #1 WR for Carr. There are other weeks he is not. Crabtree is pretty consistent and you will get your 1,000 Yards. However the Raiders added new weapons including Jared Cook in the passing game. Crabtree will always get his, just be prepared to take the random weeks he is not a major factor. Carr does trust him like a #1.\nKELVIN BENJAMIN - CAR\nBenjamin should return to an every snap type of player. Cam really has to get his act back together in 2017 and if he does, Benjamin will be a big reason for that. Out of shape right now, should be ready to BEAST once the season begins.\nLARRY FITZGERALD - ARI\nFitzgerald will get more action with\u00a0 Michael Floyd gone. Fitz and David Johnson is the first thing Carson Palmer will always look for. While Fitz is no longer the deep TD threat he once was, he is a solid 100+ Reception potential very easily. Fitzgerald always plays to win and he will get his targets every year.\nWILLIE SNEAD - NO\nSnead in reality could turn into the #1 option for the Saints. He is more of a slot WR than Michael Thomas, he is also very reliable and has been working with Brees for an extra year. Snead will be a WR2 nearly every week with WR1 upside. We need Snead.\nSTEFON DIGGS - MIN\nDiggs is a star and since the Vikings have cleared house in the WR game to give him his room to be the #1, he has not disappointed. His upside is HUGE each week, but he does have Sam Bradford as a QB. Take the good with the bad and realize his potential is Antonio Brown good. Diggs will have a BEAST 2017. Lack of TD do hurt thanks to Bradford.\nDESEAN JACKSON - TB\nD-Jax will be great in the Jameis Winston offense and could easily be a TD threat every week. Desean looked great in Washington and the situation is only better as there is far less competition for targets in Tampa. Do not be afraid to take JackPot.\nBRANDIN COOKS - NE\nIf there is one thing we have learned over the years. Learning the Patriots system is never easy for 1st year WRs. Ocho Cinco\/Danny Amendola\/Brandon Lloyd\/Torry Holt. All these players took a tumble as they got adjusted to Patriots lands, besides Randy Moss. Brandin Cooks is small, there is a lot of BUST potential. While Cooks is amazing and can get all the Fantasy Points you need on one play because of his speed. There could also be weeks where Cooks does not even get double digit points and is not even part of the gameplan after a quick 21-0 Patriots lead. Let someone else draft Cooks high.\nALSHON JEFFERY - PHI\nAlshon comes into the Eagles system as a star, and even though he is a star there is a learning curve to a new QB. Not like he had a great situation with Cutler and disarray of QBs the Bears gave him in 2016. Alshon is a star, Wentz will definitely test how BEASTly Alshon is. However if those deep passes that Cutler did not care about throwing do not turn into success with Alshon. He could be fine dinking and dunking to his other weapons.\nMARTAVIS BRYANT - PIT\nMatravis is the type of player who can be a Top 10 WR, he is the type of player can be on your bench. His upside is huge and he can be a bigger version of Desean Jackson. The bad weather to end the season does not help things, but Martavis is a Fantasy BEAST and his upside is worth tracking. He will always be single covered, he is always capable of the MONSTER plays.\nDEANDRE HOPKINS - HOU\nRookie QB seems to have the ultra talented DeAndre Hopkins limited once again. Hopkins is a star, but he has not had a star QB his entire career. We will see what Watson has to offer during the preseason, but I am not holding my breath expecting a star. The TD department can be very low.\nSAMMY WATKINS - BUF\nTy-God will launch for Watkins every week. Not guaranteed numbers despite being the #1, but Watkins is extremely talented and the amount of targets will make you feel good about Sammy.\nJORDAN MATTHEWS - PHI\nAddition of Alshon could help free space for Matthews who looked nice in year 1 with Wentz. The upside is capped, but the solid consistent numbers should be there week in and week out. Anything less than 80 Yards will feel like a disappointment.\nRANDALL COBB - GB\nPackers are stacked with weapons, we can see Cobb return to some RB role now that he is healthy and 100%. There will be a lot of good moments to have with Cobb this season, some you will want to forget. Lots of weapons in GB.\nKEENAN ALLEN - SD\nComing off of knee surgery and the Chargers loaded with more WR talent than they have ever had. It is hard to imagine Keenan Allen being the star he once was. However Phillip Rivers has all the confidence in the world in Allen and the numbers should still be WR2 strong. There is upside, but there is a lot of risk because Rivers does not need to win games by throwing to Allen.\nMARVIN JONES - DET\nNo more Anquan Boldin and the return of the running game should give Marvin Jones more space to be a BEAST. Jones is a Desean Jackson type of player who is a lot bigger and athletic as far as catching the ball at it's highest point. Jones will get his targets and look for Stafford to be 100% this season launching him the ball. Upside is through the roof. Let us not forget, Marvin Jones was the #1 WR in Fantasy Football to start last year. He can return to form.\nJAMISON CROWDER - WAS\nNo more Garcon and D-Jax opens up Crowder to be consistent every week. Not a lot of downside besides not being a big name guy. He will get his numbers and at the end of the day, that is all you want.\nSTERLING SHEPARD - NYG\nShepard does take a bit of a hit with Brandon Marshall coming to town, but we also see a lot of opportunity with little coverage. Shepard is near impossible to guard in the slot, he can make big things happen very frequently. Medium Risk\/High Reward option.\nMIKE WALLACE - BAL\nEven though Maclin goes to Baltimore, Mike Wallace and Flacco really had a nice connection last season and with Steve Smith Sr no longer in town, it is up to Mike Wallace to be the true #1 WR for this team. He is very fast and much stronger than we remember him with Miami. Look for Wallace to be a consistent Fantasy Weapon.\nGOOD\nALLEN HURNS - JAX\nHurns took a big step backwards along with the entire Jags Offense. The addition of Marqise Lee coming into his own did not help Hurns, but there is room to return to his potential 1000 Yard\/10 TD self. It will take Bortles transforming as a QB, but it is possible. No more Julius Thomas does help a bit as Hurns in 2015 did takeoff when Thomas was OUT.\nPIERRE GARCON - SF\nGarcon will be the go-to guy for Hoyer and the Kyle Shanahan offense. While Hoyer was able to produce a career year from DeAndre Hopkins, Garcon is not really in the same class as DeAndre. If Garcon has to start seeing a lot of #1 CBs, that will hurt his value. Targets will be there.\nJEREMY MACLIN - BAL\nI always made a case that Alex Smith killed WRs. Still Alex Smith has not had a 1,000 Yard WR in his career if I am not mistaken. Maclin gets the best QB he has worked with in his entire career in Flacco, and Maclin definitely has an angry bird chip on his shoulder to be a Fantasy Threat.\nTYREEK HILL - KC\nHill will be the man for the Chiefs after Travis Kelce and the Chiefs running game. Hill is extremely fast and can score from anywhere on the field, but now defenses can exclusively prepare to slow him down. Lots of upside and lots of potential, but also a player that could see way too much hype heading into 2017.\nMOHAMED SANU - ATL\nFalcons learning a new offense and Taylor Gabriel exploding onto the scene really slowed down the progression of Sanu. There is still a lot of upside for Sanu who was a star for the Falcons in the Playoffs and you should not count him out as a good depth option. A sprained ankle and shoulder injuries limited his potential.\nDONTE MONCRIEF - IND\nStar potential is kind of being washed in and out. I would take the bad with the good and realize the Colts are going to live and die on Andrew Luck's arm with his bad 0-Line. Moncrief has big potential but the Colts offense is going to be hard to trust. Always garbage time right?\nRISHARD MATTHEWS - TEN\nRishard looked like a star with Mariota, but the Titans are stacked with talent at WR. Drafting Corey Davis did not help and the Titans are a run 1st team. The upside is there for Matthews, but the risk is not worth getting overly excited about.\nJOHN BROWN - AZ\nNo more Michael Floyd should make Brown more of a consistent threat. He goes deep, but that is really all. He is too small for my liking but he does have very nice upside. I would not take a gamble as there are much safer options, but he will have his games.\nCOREY COLEMAN - CLE\nNobody has ever doubted Corey Coleman as a player, they have just doubted the Browns offense and the fact they do not have a QB. Coleman should get plenty of opportunities to be a star. Before we get too excited and say next Terrelle Pryor, lets not. He is a small WR.\nKEVIN WHITE - CHI\nStar potential, could finally be healthy. We will see how Bears offense looks under Mike Glennon, not expecting much. White has potential, but potential can only take you so far if you are on a horrible team and have trouble staying healthy.\nTED GINN JR - NO\nGinn can run with the wind and probably had 5 more Touchdowns that could have been if either A. Cam threw on the money. or B. Ginn actually didnt drop. With no wind to effect the passes, Brees could hook up with Ginn more than we ever thought possible.\nQUINCY ENUWA - NYJ\nJosh McCown could make Enuwa somewhat dangerous. The Jets are a really bad offense this year and could be starring at Garbage time every game. Which should make Quincy an automatic 1,000 Yard WR when it is all said and done. However extremely inconsistent. Handling #1 CBs is not something he could excel at.\nDAVANTE PAKER - MIA\nParker has had huge upside and shown more flashes in 2016 than he did as a rookie. The Dolphins did add Julius Thomas which does not help, but Parker is a star with lots of potential. Someone to monitor during camp, but someone will draft him too high.\nWR5 MATERIAL\nADAM THIELEN - MIN\nThielen was a stud to close out the season when the Vikings were already eliminated. Hard to get too excited about him as a talent but Bradford and him do connect. I would not take Adam T. but someone will. Consistency should be an issue all year, especially with the addition of Michael Floyd who is a HUGE target.\nTAVON AUSTIN - LAR\nGoff is all I can say. Tavon has talent but Goff cannot get him the ball down the field. Screen pass 5 reception 35 yard type of games will be the norm.\nCAMERON MEREDITH - CHI\nMeredith looked better under Hoyer than he probably will for the gun slinging Glennon. Wait and see but Meredith looking more of someone you never want to depend on.\nCOREY DAVIS - TEN\nLots of weapons and while he has a good physique, Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews should dominate targets after Delanie Walker gets all his. Wait and see. Wait and see, want to see him in NFL pads.\nTYRELL WILLIAMS - SD\nGreat player but the Chargers are too deep at WR. Everyone on the Chargers could be a #1 for another team.\nTAYLOR GABRIEL - ATL\nGabriel might have been better under Kyle Shanahan than he will in this years Falcons offense. Not someone you want to rely on.\nCHRIS HOGAN - NE\nIf it was not for signing Brandin Cooks, Hogan just seems too unreliable. He is a great player and fits perfectley as a replacement Edelman. Lets see what the Patriots offense looks like during the preseason and how they line things up.\nWILL FULLER - HOU\nWatson and Fuller does not seem like a combo that will work. Fuller needs his bombs to succeed and we have not seen Watson throw them yet in the NFL. Targets should be there at the end of the day.\nJOHN ROSS - CIN\nSpeed kills, but the Bengals are showing a depth chart where Ross is more of a #3\/#4 WR. I hope this is not the case as he could be very dangerous in the slot. Lets not forget Eifert kind of already has that role.\nMIKE WILLIAMS - SD\nUpside is huge, but the Chargers are deep at WR. Seems like I have mentioned 4 of them already, lets not forget 2 TE offense as well.\nPHILLIP DORSETT - IND\nDorsett has a ton of potential but did not show it last season despite his opportunities. Phillip D is more on the risky side than safe things even if you do plug him in your lineup.\n\n \nMARQISE LEE - JAX\nLee has tremendous speed and playmaking ability, no more Julius Thomas should free up some more targets. Jags need Bortles to find his game.\nCOLE BEASLEY - DAL\nSolid PPR sleeper from week to week, but someone you do not want to rely on. Cole will have his solid games mixed in with a lot of Waiver wire type game.\nKENNY STILLS - MIA\nStills is too hit or miss and way more miss than hit making him someone you want to quit.\nKENNY GOLLADAY - DET\nMaybe the next Anquan Boldin, someone to keep an eye on during the preseason.\nJOSH DOCTSON - WAS\nCould surprise as he moves up the depth chart, still not did not see anything that screamed out star potential when watching him.\nJJ NELSON - AZ\nMoving up the depth chart with Michael Floyd gone, however JJ Nelson is too small and for him to keep his body fresh for a full season is not likely. Those hits will add up and the speed will slow down.\nROBERT WOODS - LAR\nWoods has Goff which will limit all value. Playing back at the Coliseum where he was a USC Trojan will be semi-cool, but his numbers will not. Let us see how he looks during the preseason.\nWAIVER WIRE\nDEVIN FUNCHESS - CAR\nIf Cam was accurate Funchess would be higher up. Seems like more of a Big TE than a super athletic Freak big WR. When you consider Olsen sees more targets than Funchess, might as well consider Funchess a TE potential player.\nZAY JONES\/ANDRE HOLMES - BUF\nWhoever wins this job as the #2 will have nice value when Sammy Watkins goes down. However when Sammy is healthy these two will hurt eachother, both have great upside.\nTRAVIS BENJAMIN - SD\nBenjamin can burn with the best of them, but the Chargers are too deep at talent making Benjamin nothing more than a hail mary.\nKENNY BRITT - CLE\nNo QB will kill Britt. He looked alright with Keenum last season, but things will not be easier in Cleveland with horrible weather.\nTAJAE SHARPE - TEN\nLast years #1 for Mariota during the preseason is back for more. No more Kendall Wright should open up more targets.\nALBERT WILSON - KC\nThe guy who won me $30K on a direct snap with the Chiefs in Punt formation. Wilson is a weapon the Chiefs turn to if Tyreek Hill is crowded in a box that also has a lock down on Kelce.\nTORREY SMITH - PHI\nWentz is not known for his long ball, Torrey Smith makes his career on it. Not a great recipe for success, but the best QB Smith has had since Joe Flacco.\nELI ROGERS - PIT\nMartavis will make Eli Rogers nothing more than an unreliable slot option in Fantasy Football. Poor man Sterling Shepard.\nSETH ROBERTS - OAK\nCord Patterson addition does not help, but Seth Roberts has some serious upside every week in that Oakland passing game that has to double both Crabtree and Cooper. Addition of Cook does not help.\nBRESHAD PERRIMAN - BAL\nAddition of Maclin knocks Breshad to non-trustworthy territory.\nCURTIS SAMUEL - CAR\nTed Ginn version Beta is not something I want to mess with.\nBRANDON LAFELL - CIN\nJohn Ross will take his spot as far as target count. At least that is what should happen if the Bengals want to reach the next level.\nADAM HUMPHRIES - TB\nSlot man will lose a ton of value with Desean Jackson and OJ Howard joining the team. Someone you cannot rely on.