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VIP SERVICES – GRAB BAG – WEEK 17 FINAL EDITION

It’s been a helluva year.  We identified a lot of players before the curve here, and judging from the e-mails I have been receiving a lot of you either won or played for a championship.  In Week 17 we always recommend on a dynasty basis for next year – if you are one of  the 0.3 percent of people who play Week 17 you can e-mail me for one on one advice.

Here are the recommended adds for 2017 – guys who will vault to a “1” status of their position and remain that way as consistent every week performers.  Print this list and keep it in your file:

QUARTERBACK

Blake Bortles, JAC

Bortles was the third top performer this year, but he won’t get the respect Rodgers, Brees, Wilson et al will on draft day because he plays for Jacksonville.  He clearly is the master of garbage time fantasy points and that is huge.

Kirk Cousins, WAS

He’s the real deal and we like that.  Clearly, he will be the Skins QB for the foreseeable future and when Gruden’s system is being run right the QB puts up huge numbers as we have seen.

RUNNING BACK

David Johnson, ARI

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I begged you to grab him and hold him in our pre-season rookie report and told you this would happen.  I hope you dynasty players listened because this is a top 5 back for the next 4 years without question.  He is a rare size/speed combo playing in an inventive offense on a great team that will compete for Super Bowls for the next few years.

Denver’s Draft Pick/ Free Agent Signing

This disaster will be addressed in the off-season through the draft and free agency.  Keep a close watch and grab whoever they pick to be their starter.

Charcandrick West, KCC

This assumes the Chiefs let Jamaal Charles walk, which may be a large assumption.  There was a period of time in Philadelphia where Staley and Westbrook shared the field, so it’s not inconceivable they keep Charles, but Jamaal can likely get more money and a full time job elsewhere – somewhere like in New England, Philadelphia, or Green Bay.  West is a dynasty hold.

WIDE RECEIVER

Doug Baldwin, SEA

Baldwin clearly emerged as a number 1 receiver tis year and will be a WR1 as long as he is in Seattle.  With Lockett on the other side stretching the field, Baldwin has free reign.

Jeremy Maclin, KCC

Maclin has been on of te more consistent WR the past 7 weeks despite having Alex Smith shooting to him.  This offense is humming and will keep getting better as they add personnel to fit the system.

Amari Cooper, OAK

Cooper was a WR2 most of the year at the top end but with a year under his belt and another off-season with Carr, he is certain to vault into upper WR1 status and remain there a la A.J. Green, DeAndre Hopkins, B Marshall, Julio, Antonio etc . . .

TIGHT END

Gary Barnridge, CLE

Tyler Eifert and Jordan Reed are already there, and even though Barnridge performed at a high level, he will be quickly forgotten at next year’s draft.  He signed a long term extension and will be a focal point of whatever coach’s offense he ends up playing in because he is an adept blocker as well, which keeps him on the field.

e-mail dish@fantasysharks.com with any questions or comments.  It’s been a pleasure serving you this season.

About Dish Adams

Dish Adams is formerly the Publisher of Fantasy Insights, the original Premium Fantasy Football Reports on the Internet founded in 1994. Dish has hosted fantasy segments for both NBC Television and Sporting News Radio in Los Angeles, and famously beat Bloomberg's Decision Maker Machine in a season long sit/start battle, promptly resulting in his removal from Bloomberg TV. Dish made headlines in 2013 when he qualified for the Million Dollar Finals for Draft Street, ultimately finishing 7th out of over 50,000 entrants and bagging a cool $20,000 at the Lagasse Stadium in Vegas. Dish serves as Editor-In-Chief of the VIP reports and as the Cruise Director for Fantasy Sharks VIP Member Services.