Fantasy Football 2013: Risers and fallers after preseason Week 2

Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Here we will list who has risen and who has fallen since our last rankings came out a week ago

Week 2 of preseason is now in the books and I will cover who has risen and fallen in my mind in the fantasy football world as well as updated rankings at the bottom of the article.  The rankings are also available via email, just contact me on twitter @dvond.  I will be on vacation next week but will have 1 more rankings update on labor day weekend.

Risers

Eddie Lacy-I have moved him into the end of the 3rd round since Franklin has done little and he is only competing with Harris, he is a very solid RB2/Flex with upside.

Tom Brady-I have moved him back into the 4th round, he looks as comfortable as ever and now with the possibility of Gronk being back after 3-4 games, it will only give him more weapons.  His demise was greatly exaggerated.

Danny Amendola- He has great chemistry already but the injury concerns will keep him as a 4th or 5th rounder and a perfect WR2.

Ryan Mathews-He has zero competition for carries and with all the receivers falling like flies, I would give him a chance in the 5th round as a possible flex.

Reggie Wayne- His downturn at the end of last year seems long ago as he looks just like he did in the 1st half last year of what looks to be a wide open Colts offense.

Torrey Smith-  He is now Flacco's favorite target and they are connecting in preseason, he is a nice Wr2 with a chance to possibly break into a WR1.

Desean Jackson- Vick is now the starter and count me as a Kelly supporter and think he gets back to where he was a few years ago.

DeAngelo Williams- Stewart has not done one thing in camp and visions of his 200 yard game to end last year makes him a bargain in the 5th-7th round.

Daryl Richardson- He has been named the Rams starter, and with his pass catching ability, I expect him to keep the job and get over 1200 total yards especially with his competition not performing this preseason.  He is now a 5th-6th rounder.

T.Y. Hilton - Even if he is starting as their Wr3, there are plenty of targets to go around and he was a top 15 WR the last half of last year.

Jermichael Finley- He looks to be a different and motivated player so far, one of my targets in later rounds for tight end.

Michael Vick -In a deep league, this should be your late round target if going with QB by committee, he will have a great 8 games at least.

Vincent Brown- He is looking like the WR1 and is a nice guy t take a chance in 10th round rather than some other teams WR3.

Jordan Cameron- He is flourishing in the Norv Turner offense as most tight ends have in the past, another guy to target if you wait until late for your Tight End.

Julius Thomas- He is Manning preferred TE target in Denver, if you are not going early, so many guys to target late in drafts and you could do worse than this upside.

Zach Sudfeld- Gronk-lite, has major injury concerns which caused him to do undrafted but if you draft Gronk, make sure to cover your September with this talent

Fallers

Arian Foster- He cannot practice, getting shot for back pain, there is just no way at this point you can roll the dice in the 1st or 2nd round.

Dwayne Bowe-  He has only been targeted once in 2 games and this looks to be a Alex Smith dink and dunk offense.

Lamar Miller- The Dolphins seem intent on a job share with Thomas, now drafting him as a flex at most.

Victor Cruz- He is in a walking boot and much is unknown for his early season status, many similar receivers are safer to take.

Colin Kaepernick- With his lack of weapons and the deep QB position, I would not look at him before round 6 and filling other spots.

Darren McFadden-Last year he had barely 3 YPC in over 200 carries, and this Raiders OL may look worse.

Le'Veon Bell- He looked to have no running lanes and then came up late with a bad foot which could turn into many things.  Until you know more of the severity of this injury, I would not pull the trigger until the 6th or 7th round.

Robert Griffin- Color me skeptical that he is not taking any contact, not playing in any preseason games, I have him now at the bottom of the Qb1 rankings, would rather go with Luck or Romo.

Kenny Britt- I am hearing he continues to have knee soreness from his off season surgery, another stay away for me especially with his inaccurate QB.

Jonathon Stewart-Still no practice for him, possible PUP candidate.

Old Ranking New Ranking Player Position
1 1 Adrian Peterson rb
2 2 Doug Martin rb
3 3 Marshawn Lynch rb
5 4 CJ Spiller rb
6 5 LeSean McCoy rb
7 6 Alfred Morris rb
8 7 Trent Richardson rb
4 8 Jamaal Charles rb
10 9 Ray Rice rb
11 10 Stevan Ridley rb
13 11 Calvin Johnson wr
14 12 Brandon Marshall wr
15 13 AJ Green wr
18 14 Dez Bryant wr
9 15 Arian Foster rb
12 16 Matt Forte rb
17 17 Maurice Jones Drew rb
16 18 Chris Johnson rb
19 19 Steven Jackson rb
20 20 Jimmy Graham te
21 21 Drew Brees qb
25 22 Aaron Rodgers qb
27 23 Vincent Jackson wr
29 24 Demaryius Thomas wr
23 25 Julio Jones wr
28 26 Larry Fitzgerald wr
24 27 Cam Newton qb
22 28 Reggie Bush rb
30 29 Frank Gore rb
49 30 Eddie Lacy rb
31 31 Roddy White wr
39 32 Andre Johnson wr
36 33 DeMarco Murray rb
34 34 David Wilson rb
32 35 Peyton Manning qb
35 36 Marques Colston wr
42 37 Tom Brady qb
48 38 Danny Amendola wr
44 39 Eric Decker wr
50 40 Wes Welker wr
52 41 Darren Sproles rb
45 42 Matt Ryan qb
54 43 Ryan Mathews rb
37 44 Dwayne Bowe wr
40 45 Randall Cobb wr
33 46 Lamar Miller rb
43 47 Montee Ball rb
53 48 Cecil Shorts wr
58 49 Reggie Wayne wr
59 50 Steve Smith wr
60 51 Torrey Smith wr
38 52 Victor Cruz wr
62 53 DeSean Jackson wr
69 54 DeAngelo Williams rb
46 55 Colin Kaepernick qb
72 56 Mike Williams wr
41 57 Darren McFadden rb
51 58 Antonio Brown wr
86 59 Daryl Richardson rb
61 60 Jason Witten te
67 61 Ahmad Bradshaw rb
68 62 Shane Vereen rb
56 63 Matthew Stafford qb
55 64 Chris Ivory rb
57 65 Hakeem Nicks wr
64 66 Russell Wilson qb
26 67 Le'Veon Bell rb
76 68 TY Hilton wr
82 69 Andrew Luck qb
66 70 Tony Gonzalez te
65 71 Giovani Bernard rb
70 72 Rob Gronkowski te
63 73 Mike Wallace wr
71 74 Tony Romo qb
73 75 James Jones wr
88 76 Ben Tate rb
47 77 Robert Griffin III qb
74 78 Miles Austin wr
75 79 Jordy Nelson wr
90 80 Jermichael Finley te
81 81 Rashard Mendenhall rb
80 82 Lance Moore wr
83 83 Andre Brown rb
84 84 BenJarvus Green Ellis rb
77 85 Vernon Davis te
87 86 Josh Gordon wr
97 87 Chris Givens wr
89 88 Emmanuel Sanders wr
91 89 Stevie Johnson wr
78 90 Greg Jennings wr
85 91 Tavon Austin wr
107 92 Michael Vick qb
92 93 Greg Olsen te
93 94 Ronnie Hillman rb
94 95 Bernard Pierce rb
95 96 Justin Blackmon wr
114 97 Mark Ingram rb
98 98 Anquan Boldin wr
126 99 Vincent Brown wr
101 100 Michael Bush rb
102 101 Carson Palmer qb
79 102 Kenny Britt wr
103 103 DeAndre Hopkins wr
147 104 Jordan Cameron te
108 105 Golden Tate wr
109 106 Darrius Heyward Bey wr
96 107 Kyle Rudolph te
110 108 Michael Floyd wr
111 109 Bryce Brown rb
105 110 Martellus Bennett te
100 111 Ben Roethlisberger qb
113 112 Jared Cook te
115 113 Owen Daniels te
116 114 Eli Manning qb
145 115 Jeremy Kerley wr
117 116 Shonn Greene rb
118 117 Kenbrell Thompkins wr
118 DuJuan Harris rb
119 119 Vick Ballard rb
120 120 Antonio Gates te
121 121 Roy Helu rb
122 122 Mikel Leshoure rb
123 123 Josh Freeman qb
190 124 Jonathon Dwyer rb
124 125 Fred Jackson rb
106 126 Jonathan Stewart rb
125 127 Denarius Moore wr
126 128 Jason Avant wr
127 129 Jay Cutler qb
128 130 Sam Bradford qb
143 131 Rueben Randle wr
129 132 Danny Woodhead rb
112 133 Jacquizz Rodgers rb
134 Julius Thomas te
130 135 Isaiah Pead rb
131 136 Alshon Jeffery wr
132 137 Brandon Myers te
133 138 Aaron Dobson wr
134 139 Daniel Thomas rb
135 140 Rashad Jennings rb
137 141 Rob Housler te
140 142 Joe Flacco qb
144 143 Marcel Reese rb
146 144 Nate Washington wr
150 145 Brian Hartline wr
151 146 Mohamed Sanu wr
152 147 Coby Fleener te
153 148 Christine Michael rb
154 149 Sidney Rice wr
157 150 Jermaine Gresham te
162 151 Pierre Thomas rb
163 152 Cordarrelle Patterson wr
200 153 Lance Dunbar rb
160 154 Bilal Powell rb
165 155 Brandon LaFell wr
166 156 Ryan Broyles wr
168 157 Austin Collie wr
148 158 Philip Rivers qb
155 159 Matt Schaub qb
156 160 Andy Dalton qb
158 161 Ryan Tannehill qb
196 162 Zach Sudfeld te
159 163 Fred Davis te
164 Percy Harvin wr
165 Michael Crabtree wr
169 166 Alex Smith qb
171 167 Brandon Weeden qb
198 168 E.J. Manuel qb
172 169 Rod Streater wr
193 170 Knile Davis rb
139 171 Kendall Wright wr
176 172 Mike Gillislee rb
184 173 Issac Redman rb
186 174 Justin Forsett rb
188 175 Joseph Randle rb
189 176 Toby Gerhart rb
191 177 Denard Robinson rb
192 178 Laron Stephens Howling rb
141 179 Brian Quick wr
183 180 Andre Roberts wr
138 181 Zac Stacy rb
149 182 Kendall Hunter rb
194 183 Andre Ellington rb
197 184 LeGarrette Blount rb
202 185 LaTavious Murray rb
175 186 Jake Locker qb
161 187 Tyler Eifert, te
180 188 Dwayne Allen te
187 189 Travis Kelce te




167 191 Robert Woods wr
170 192 Markus Wheaton wr
173 193 Stephen Hill wr
174 194 Nate Burleson wr
179 195 Keenan Allen wr
181 196 Justin Hunter wr
182 197 Dexter McCluster wr
164 198 Jacoby Jones wr
185 199 Greg Little wr
195 200 Donnie Avery wr

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