2017 College Fantasy Football Rankings: Pete Fiutak’s Team Breakdown
Breaking down Pete Fiutak’s college football fantasy team from the RotoWire Fantasy Football Experts draft.
2017 College Fantasy Football Draft
How did my team turn out, playing in a 14-team head-to-head league run through Fantrax.com, with each team playing three QBs, three RBs, three WRs, one TE, one PK and a defense/special teams, with two flex RB/WR/TE players and five reserves?
How did I put together my team, and why? Check out what came out of the 2017 RotoWire Experts League draft.
QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma (1st round, 10th overall
Ecstatic to get him here, I wanted Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald and thought about Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, but getting the all-around triggerman for the Sooner offense was a no-brainer at the ten.
QB Brandon Wimbush, Jr. Notre Dame (2nd Round, 19th overall)
My heart was broken with Hurts going three picks before me, and I would’ve taken Oklahoma State WR James Washington if he slid here, but I’ll take a chance on greatness. Wimbush should be a statistical superstar in the Chip Long offense – I demand ten rushing scores.
Def & ST Alabama (3rd round, 38th overall)
Sheer hubris run amok. The next defense/special teams – Ohio State – didn’t go until the 8th round, but Alabama’s D is obviously at a whole other level. My plan was to own the defensive battle in the weekly head-to-head matchups, and I’ll figure out the rest of the skill spots on the fly.
TE Jaylen Samuels, Sr. NC State (4th round, 47th overall)
My must-have pick, Samuels is an H-back who can run for scores along with being used as a tight end. All the other tight ends are a guess – Samuels will win me the position in a head-to-head matchup almost every week.
RB Mike Weber, Soph. Ohio State (5th round, 66th overall)
My theory had better be right. I want the running back for any offense with Kevin Wilson as the offensive coordinator, but Weber had better get/stay healthy.
RB Dedrick Mills, Soph. Georgia Tech (6th round, 75th overall)
The day after I drafted him – THE DAY AFTER – the star back in the premier option attack in college football gets kicked off the team. After breaking something tasteful, I picked up BYU RB Squally Canada. Yippee.
RB Jordan Chunn, Sr. Troy (7th round, 94th overall)
Shaken after my ultra-sleeper guy – Nevada QB David Cornwell – was shockingly taken with the first pick in the ninth round, Chunn wasn’t a bad consolation prize to boost up my mediocre fantasy running back corps.
WR Wyatt Demps, Sr. Nevada (8th round, 103rd overall)
I didn’t get Cornwell, but I’m not getting shut out of the Nevada Air Raid offensive attack.
RB Trayveon Williams, Soph. Texas A&M (9th round, 122nd overall)
Not all that happy with my running backs even before the loss of Mills, I wanted the most dangerous option still on the board. I took a risk, though, hoping the guy I desperately wanted would still be around …
QB Zach Abey, Jr. Navy (10th round, 131st overall)
This was a massive chance that paid off. Everyone loaded up on quarterbacks in the first nine rounds, but really? The Navy starting quarterback was still on the board?! Yeah, I’m more than happy to take the 20+ rushing touchdowns.
WR Chico McClatcher, Jr. Washington (11th round, 150th overall)
In desperate needs of receivers, if I really do believe that Jake Browning will throw for 40+ touchdowns again – and aI do – I want a piece of the fun.
WR KaVontae Turpin, Jr. TCU (12th round, 159th overall)
Kenny Hill will be awesome … Kenny Hill will be awesome … Kenny Hill will be awesome … Krusty is coming … Krusty is coming …
WR Ka’Raun White, Sr. West Virginia (13th round, 178th overall)
I got hurt patting myself on the back for this pick. I’m actually not on the Will Grier Is Amazing bandwagon, but just in case he is, and just in case Ka’Raun White is another Kevin White, I loved getting him here, but not as much as I loved getting …
RB L.A. Ramsby, Sr. Georgia Southern (14th round, 187th overall)
One of the top runners for a triple-option attack that should be among the best in college football is still on the board? Yoink.
PK Gary Wunderlich, Sr. Ole Miss (15th round, 206th overall)
It’s a fantastic pick considering he’ll be one of the nation’s leaders in field goals – makes me wish I made it. I actually wanted UCF WR Tre’Quan Smith – who went five picks later – but a glitch gave me Wunderlich. I’ll took that as a sign that I might have lucked into the best kicker in the draft.
RB Dontrell Hilliard, Sr. Tulane (16th round, 215th overall)
My infatuation with wanting a piece of option rushing attacks continues. Just in case the Willie Fritz offense really does blow up to a whole other level, I wanted Hilliard, but I really, really wanted …
QB Jonathan Banks, Jr. Tulane (17th round, 234th overall)
I wanted him three rounds earlier, but reading the draft, I let him slide, realizing he might actually go undrafted. The Kansas State transfer could turn into a monster in the Green Wave option attack.
RB Kerryon Johnson, Jr. Auburn (18th round, 243rd overall)
Sort of shocked he was still here, I’m throwing the pick at the wall in case it sticks. Of course I don’t want anyone to get hurt, but if something happens to Kamryn Pettway, I’ll take one of the top backs in the Gus Malzahn offense.
WR David Sills, Jr. West Virginia (19th round, 262nd overall)
I already took one West Virginia receiver in Ka’Raun White, but the guys at Blue Gold Sports were telling me that Sills might be better. Okay.
WR Simmie Cobbs, Jr. Indiana (20th round, 271st overall)
Ecstatic he was still here in the last round, he’s a killer of a deep threat who could be massive if he can start finding the end zone.