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  1. Vikings 13-3
  2. Lions 9-7
  3. Packers 7-9
  4. Bears 5-11

With only one playoff team from the NFC North, you would think that there wouldn’t be a ton of fantasy relevant talent in the division, but that is far from the case. The Lions had some nice fantasy numbers from both of their wide-outs and their QB. Even the Bears had some nice weeks from Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. The Vikings were the fantasy juggernaut in this division — if you will. Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, all three of the RBs had fantasy relevance when healthy, Kyle Rudolph was solid and their defense was a top scorer as well.

Looking ahead to this year, this may be one of the best top-to-bottom divisions from a fantasy standpoint. The Vikings return all of their studs minus the QB. Kirk Cousins steps in as what many see as a significant upgrade, Dalvin Cook will return healthy and the receiving corps and defense are still largely intact.

The Packers still have Rodgers, they add TE Jimmy Graham, draft three WRs, and have two capable RBs — three if Ty Montgomery still plays RB. DeVante Adams is a Top 10 WR at worst, and they invested in their defense.

The Bears add maybe the top WR on the free agent market in Allen Robinson, as well as TE Trey Burton and then draft WR Anthony Miller to go along with Howard and Cohen in the backfield. All these weapons have many pegging Mitch Truisky as this years Jared Goff — a second-year breakout QB.

Matthew Stafford and his two receivers Golden Tate and Marvin Jones should continue to be solid fantasy options. They add LeGarrette Blount in free agency and draft Kerryon Johnson to be their lead RB. If you drafted your entire fantasy team from this division, you could build yourself a championship contender in more ways then one.

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