The NFL draft feels like ancient history now, and with it came plenty of fantasy-related questions on how depth charts and current players will be impacted by the incoming rookie class, and ultimately our Fantasy Football Top 200.
For example, Minnesota signed free agent running back Latavius Murray earlier in the offseason only to turn around and trade up to draft Florida State’s Dalvin Cook in the second round. For Vikings and football fans, this will be an interesting position battle to watch unfold once training camp begins. For fantasy owners, you now have yet another backfield that will more than likely involve a timeshare of some form, at least early on.
Speaking of other backfield situations that have been impacted by the draft what does Joe Mixon’s arrival mean for Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard in Cincinnati? And what about in Washington? Will Rob Kelley get his chance to be the feature back or will rookie Samaje Perine end up being the No. 1 at some point?
There also have been other transactions that will impact the fantasy landscape, such as veteran running backs Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson, landing in Oakland and New Orleans respectively. Is Lynch ready to be an impact fantasy player after taking a year off? Can Peterson return from another injury and provide consistent production for the Saints while sharing carries with Mark Ingram?
And those aren’t even the biggest names to switch teams recently. Both Jeremy Maclin (Ravens) and Eric Decker (Titans) will be in a different uniform this fall after being cut by their former teams.
There are sure to be more moves to come as we get closer to training camp and once preparation for the 2017 season begins in earnest. But for now, here’s a top 200 list that includes rankings and takes into consideration all of the moves that have occurred to this point.
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— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.