Prepare in your season with theScore’s 2017 Fantasy Soccer Draft Package.

It is inconceivable to not let feelings become involved in your fantasy choice-making. If a participant allow you to down final yr, it is virtually assured that you’re going to cross on drafting them this season, however that is not all the time a clever selection. Listed here are eight gamers coming off disappointing campaigns who we anticipate to rebound in 2017.

Common draft place (ADP) knowledge courtesy of FantasyPros and is predicated on 12-staff leagues with normal scoring.

Eli Manning, QB, Giants

Is 36-yr-previous Eli Manning quickly declining or was his weak 2016 marketing campaign merely a results of a porous offensive line and a scarcity of weapons? The Giants addressed the latter by signing Brandon Marshall and drafting Evan Engram, an enormous-bodied receiver posing as a decent finish. Enhancements to the road relaxation with the addition of former first-rounder D.J. Fluker combined with one other yr of improvement for his or her younger blockers. Father Time is coming, however he will not forestall Manning from bouncing again with a lot better numbers this season.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★★☆
ADP: tenth spherical (QB16)

Todd Gurley, RB, Rams

After breaking the 1,one hundred-yard mark in simply thirteen video games as a rookie, Gurley was a dud in his sophomore marketing campaign. Gurley topped 70 yards simply 3 times all yr and was answerable for the demise of numerous fantasy groups. Nevertheless, a brand new regime has arrived in Los Angeles, led by offensive-minded Sean McVay. The hope is that McVay will have the ability to flip Jared Goff right into a serviceable professional, which alone might kickstart the offense. The Rams additionally upgraded their offensive line by signing Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan. Gurley is about as much as proper the wrongs of 2016 and fantasy house owners are taking discover as his ADP continues to rise.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★★☆
ADP: 2nd spherical (RB11)

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers

It appeared Martin’s time with the Buccaneers may draw to an finish when he capped a underwhelming and damage-plagued 2016 season by incomes a 4-recreation suspension for PEDs. That hasn’t come to move. Martin was extremely spectacular in offseason exercises – to the extent the Buccaneers did not attempt onerous to switch him, spending merely a fifth-spherical decide on a complementary runner. Martin should nonetheless serve three video games of the suspension, however he might hit the bottom operating in Week four.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★☆☆
ADP: seventh spherical (RB29)

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions

The Lions reportedly flirted with signing LeGarrette Blount, however opted towards it and can return the identical backfield that they had a yr in the past – with the main distinction being Abdullah is lastly wholesome. Theo Riddick will retain a move-catching position, however that is Abdullah’s job to run with and he definitely has the expertise to make good on the promise he confirmed earlier than accidents derailed his profession. The Lions added T.J. Lang and Ricky Wagner to the proper aspect of their offensive line, which ought to assist open holes.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★★☆
ADP: seventh spherical (RB25)

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans

Can we blame Hopkins’ disappointing 954 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2016 completely on Brock Osweiler? Maybe not, as Hopkins appeared at occasions to be distracted by his want for a brand new contract. However Osweiler shoulders a lot of the blame; he was merely scared to assault downfield and belief his wideouts. Rookie quarterbacks not often increase the fantasy worth of their receivers, however Deshaun Watson (who ought to ascend the depth chart briefly order, even when he does not begin in Week 1) is as skilled as rookies come lately. Watson had no worry trusting Mike Williams to go up and get passes at Clemson. He might be aggressive concentrating on one other Tigers alum in Hopkins.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★★★
ADP: third spherical (WR13)

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles

Jeffery did not money on this offseason and as an alternative selected to signal a one-yr “show-it” cope with the Eagles. That is unlucky information for the previous Bears wideout, however nice information for fantasy house owners, who will get a motivated Jeffery on their groups this yr. He immediately turns into the Eagles’ No. 1 choice, becoming a member of a workforce with strong complementary weapons and a younger rising quarterback. Whereas he is did not play full seasons the final two years resulting from accidents and a suspension, respectively, Jeffery’s common yards per reception truly elevated in each seasons. Anticipate to see him again within the prime-20 fantasy receivers on the finish of 2017.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★★★
ADP: third spherical (WR15)

Sammy Watkins, WR, Payments

Watkins’ 2016 was a catastrophe, with the wideout dashing to be prepared for Week 1 following offseason foot surgical procedure, briefly making an attempt to play via the damage, and ultimately sitting out eight video games in an try and let the ailment heal. The Payments declined to select up Watkins’ fifth-yr choice, which means he’ll be an unrestricted free agent after 2017. That ought to give him loads of motivation to remain on the sector this season. A prime-5 fantasy end amongst receivers might be within the playing cards if he stays wholesome all yr.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★★☆
ADP: third spherical (WR16)

Julius Thomas, TE, Dolphins

There aren’t many tight ends that match the bounce-again mould heading into 2017, however Thomas is reuniting together with his former offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who now serves as head coach of the Dolphins. Thomas’ greatest seasons got here beneath Gase, when he scored 24 touchdowns over a two-yr span for the Broncos in 2013-14. His stats have fallen off dramatically the final two years in Jacksonville, however Miami plans to place him to work within the purple zone, giving him an opportunity to return to fantasy relevance.

Bounce-again Potential: ★★★☆☆
ADP: fifteenth spherical (TE18)

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