Unclaimed fantasy opportunities after the 2017 NFL Draft
Unlike in past seasons, a relative dearth of difference-making skill-position rookies lessened the immediate impact on opportunity projections for established veterans. This is not to say depth charts around the league will feel no effect, but with many teams primarily focused on defense during the high-leverage rounds, more fantasy outlooks remain unchanged by the draft than usual.
The end result was that many veterans came out the other side in better shape than was feared heading into the draft. Of course, there certainly were losers, and as we did prior to the draft, we will examine them through the lens of unclaimed handoffs and PFF-charted targets missing from last season’s roster. Both the winners and losers sections are headed by lists of the top- and bottom-10 teams in terms of available rushing attempts and targets, broken down by position.