2017 Mastermind Championship Projection (MCP) Board (Preview)

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  Last Updated 09/04/2017 8:16 PM
Rank Up/Dn Name Team BYE FUM RushAT RushYds RushTDs Recept RecYds RecTDs FantPnts
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1 David Johnson ARZ 8 2 284 1200 15 76 820 3 310
The best of the best, as he clearly showed in 2016.
2 LeVeon Bell PIT 9 1 308 1500 9 86 730 3 295
A very patient and effective runner, and the best pass-catching back in the league.
3 Melvin Gordon LAC 9 2 311 1270 13 51 520 2 269
Developed into one of the most consistent tailbacks in the league last year before his injury. Showed he can get the job done at the goal too.
4 LeSean McCoy BUF 6 1 283 1280 12 52 360 2 248
Shady is still got it, and with no Gillislee to steal goal touches, he is trending back towards the top. However, the loss of Watkins and Boldin will reduce his scoring chances a bit.
5 Jay Ajayi MIA 11 1 305 1390 11 39 290 1 240
Ajayi blew up as the new surprise starter for the Dolphins in 2016 when Foster retired. He looks to take his game to the next level. Ajayi looked very good scoring twice this week, as he climbs a tier in our latest poll. We are feeling much better about him for 2017.
6 Jordan Howard CHI 9 1 293 1400 9 36 380 1 238
Howard emerged as a new STUD RB last year on a crappy Bears team. His numbers should go up due to his potential, but he has more risk due to the fact he may see more 8-man fronts if the Bears struggle again in the passing game. A bad vibe in Chicago right now has Howard slipping a bit in our poll.
7 Devonta Freeman ATL 5 1 218 1050 10 57 480 2 225
Very consistent performer on a high-powered Falcons offense. Even with Coleman stealing touches, Freeman remains a double-digit TD guy. He is also a solid pass-catcher.
8 DeMarco Murray TEN 8 1 284 1220 8 49 350 2 217
Murray surprised in 2016 by holding off Henry, but the coaches still love him, so he will keep that starting job. Still a great runner with a eye for the goal.
9 Todd Gurley LAR 8 1 282 1080 7 46 360 0 186
Gurley struggled on a terrible Rams team last year. With a new coach and added talent (a bit) around him, he should rebound, but you should not expect a return to elite status... at least not yet.
10 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 6 1 205 1060 8 24 250 1 185
A clear top three fantasy RB in his second season, but a six-game suspension knocks Elliott nearly out of the top 10. That said, if you draft him, you will get top 3 fantasy RB numbers from Week #8 moving forward. Keep that in mind if you choose to draft him this summer.
11 Dalvin Cook ® MIN 9 1 232 1040 7 35 310 1 183
Cook is a talented rookie, and appears locked into a full-time starting job with the Vikings. As a result, he rockets up into our top 15 RBs.
12 Kareem Hunt ® KC 10 1 238 1060 7 31 280 1 182
Hunt is a talented rookie, whom will now start with RB Spencer Ware (knee) out for the season. Hunt has had a good preseason, so there are high hopes he can develop into a real STUD.
13 Leonard Fournette ® JAX 8 1 249 1190 8 18 140 0 181
Fournette is the most talented rookie back in the Class of 2017. He has taken charge in camp and is set to start. As a result, he gets a nice boost up our poll.
14 Marshawn Lynch OAK 11 1 254 1060 8 28 190 1 179
Lynch returns from a year off to play for his home team. As long as he stays healthy, he will be a productive back. Remember, he is a bull at the goal.
15 Carlos Hyde SF 11 2 235 1070 6 31 180 2 173
When Hyde plays, he is very impressive, but too often he sits due to injury. Even on a bad team, he can impress, but if you draft him, you will be on injury watch the entire season.
16 Isaiah Crowell CLE 9 1 191 960 7 38 320 0 170
He surprised last year, and returns as the starter, but remains on a very poor team. That fact limits his upside, creating a lower ceiling despite his talent.
17 Lamar Miller HOU 7 1 248 1040 6 29 160 1 162
Miller struggles to finds the end zone as a Texan, but he returns as the solid lead back in 2017. That said, he will share more touches this season, most with rookie Foreman, to keep him fresh.
18 Ty Montgomery GB 8 1 178 910 4 47 380 1 159
Montgomery enters the 2017 season as the Packers new starting RB. He will share touches with rookie Williams, but should see enough playing time to be a solid #2 fantasy RB, especially in PPR leagues.
19 Tevin Coleman ATL 5 1 144 640 7 33 390 2 157
Coleman is the change-of-pace back for the Falcons. He can break long runs and catch screens for scores. The only issue here is you will never know when he will have his moments. One word: Inconsistent.
20 Christian McCaffrey ® CAR 11 1 155 710 3 52 490 2 150
McCaffrey is an electrifying rookie who can do it all. He will push Stewart for playing time, and could grab the majority of the touches out of the backfield by mid-season, if not sooner.
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