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Preseason Week Two Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers

Preseason week two gave some answers to questions with drafts ongoing

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The New Orleans Saints offense has finally emerged
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Fantasy Football draft season is going strong. With most starting positions being decided already, this could be the last chance to get ready for your drafts. Deciphering meaning for fantasy can now occur with the settlings of fallout from week two of the preseason. These players average draft position has likely not moved across the draft boards enough to keep up with their current value. Take advantage of that in your upcoming drafts. Here are some risers and fallers from week two of the NFL preseason for fantasy football.

Fantasy Football Risers

James Robinson was on last week’s list and he is back here after the injury to Travis Etienne. With Etienne set to miss the entire season, Robinson vaults into RB2 territory. He should be a target at this ADP in all fantasy drafts the next two weeks. Robinson was a fantasy standout last year and he is on target to get the majority of the backfield touches in the 2021 season.

Jameis Winston emerged in the last New Orleans Saints preseason game. He also seemed to have found his go-to receiver in second-year player Marquez Callaway. Both players could become fantasy stars in this Sean Payton offense. With no timetable for Michael Thomas’ return, Callaway is one Saints receiver to target in fantasy drafts currently.

So goes the carousel of fantasy football. After being on the fallers list last week, Myles Gaskin was given most of the carries with the first team offense this past weekend. Gaskin looked to be the most talented and diverse back on the team. It appears as if the Malcolm Brown experiment could already be over for the Miami Dolphins which is great news for Gaskin’s outlook.


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Fantasy Football Fallers

Sony Michel is now on the Los Angeles Rams roster. A recent trade from the New England Patriots has given Michel instant fantasy value this season. With this rise in Michel, comes the fall in Darrell Henderson. The health concerns were already a factor in Henderson’s draft stock. It has now led to the Rams trading for a solid running back to pair with Henderson. Expect this to be a split backfield going forward.

The injury concerns with D’Andre Swift have already popped back up. Swift is likely to miss at least the first game of the year for the Detroit Lions and no timetable has been given for his return. It is difficult to spend a third-round draft pick on a player with an unknown timeline to play. This is especially true when there are high end players around his draft position that are guaranteed to be on the field.

This falling pick has some to do with play and injury concerns but more to do with the entire team. This Philadelphia Eagles team could be one of the worst in the league this year. Normally, that would mean passing volume for the quarterback but Jalen Hurts is seemingly not a gunslinger who can lead drives with his arm. Hurts’ talent is being able to use his legs to produce. In games where the team is down double-digits, this could hurt more than help.

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