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The big day is almost here!

OK – days.

We’re just about two weeks out from the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, when this year’s rookie class will find out where their NFL careers will begin. It’s three days that will send shockwaves across the National Football League – and the fantasy football landscape.

And as such, it’s time for the gang at the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy to begin previewing this year’s draft – starting with the quarterbacks and tailbacks.

Unlike 2015 and 2016, it looks like the No. 1 overall pick this year will not be a signal-caller. That raises the question not only of who this year’s top passer is, but when he will be taken.

Will Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky or Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer go first at the position? Where will the other two wind up? What about Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes? Or Miami’s Brad Kaaya? And is there a mid-round quarterback who could become this year’s Dak Prescott?

Given the success Ezekiel Elliott enjoyed in 2016, fantasy owners are scrutinizing this year’s running back class even more than usual. The general consensus is that LSU’s Leonard Fournette will be the first off the board, but is it possible that Florida State’s Dalvin Cook could sneak past him? And more importantly which back is the better fantasy prospect?

Who are the sleepers? The backs for NFL teams to avoid? Will I ever stop ending sentences with question marks?

Join Fantasy Sharks Staff Writers Gary Davenport and Todd Latzke on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Eastern for those answers to those questions and more as the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy kicks off their preview of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Come on in – the water’s FINE.

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About Gary Davenport

A member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and Pro Football Writers of America who resides in Columbus, Ohio, Gary has been featured on a number of fantasy websites and in nationally circulated publications. These publications include the USA Today Fantasy Football Preview and the magazines distributed by Fantasy Sports Publications Inc., for whom Gary is a both a contributing author and associate editor. Gary is an eight-time FSWA Award finalist and two-time winner who has been a finalist for that organization's Fantasy Football Writer of the Year award each of the last three years. He won the honor in 2017. Gary also appears regularly on Sirius XM Radio (including live from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX) and over-the-air stations across the country. Gary was one of the co-founders of, and Head Writer at, Fantasy Football Oasis before joining Fantasy Sharks as an IDP Senior Staff Writer in 2011. He knows football. Or so he's heard.