2015 Fantasy Football: Preseason Fantasy Stock - Week 2






With preseason underway, there will be updates daily to this 2015 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock page. Games will be added as I watch them. Adjustments will be made on my 2015 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.



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2015 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - Week 2



Bengals at Buccaneers

Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals
I drafted Tyler Eifert in the 11th round of a recent fantasy draft. I was concerned when he dropped a touchdown pass in the second quarter after taking a big hit from D.J. Swearinger. Eifert got up and was wincing in pain, prompting me to panic. Fortunately, nothing was mentioned of this afterward. More concerning, however, was how hideously Andy Dalton played at Tampa Bay.

Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers
I liked Vincent Jackson to have a rebound year, and I'm even more confident in that after watching him play against the Bengals. Though he had just one catch for 16 yards in a quarter-and-a-half of action, he should've also secured a 17-yard reception, an impressive snag along the sideline, which he made while somehow tapping both feet inbounds. Unfortunately. he was whistled for offensive pass interference. With Jameis Winston looking sharp, Jackson's outlook is bright.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
Doug Martin was terrific versus Cincinnati. The fourth-year back rushed for 59 yards on just six carries. He opened by breaking numerous tackles on a gain of 15, and then he topped that, showing patience and then bursting through three potential tacklers for a 30-yard rush. Martin, who also had a solid blitz pick-up, added a 9-yard catch to his stat line. Martin is incredibly underrated this year. He has drawn glowing reports all offseason, and it's nice to see him back that up with a strong preseason performance.

Charles Sims, RB, Buccaneers
Charles Sims, expected by some to take over for Doug Martin, managed just six yards on three attempts in the second preseason game. He dropped a pass as well. Martin dominated the first-team touches, so Sims is off the fantasy radar.

Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers
Jameis Winston looked so much better versus Cincinnati than he did last week. He went 8-of-13 for 90 yards along with a touchdown run. He's not a fantasy QB1 by any means, but his two ground scores in as many weeks might mean that he could be a decent backup.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Cowboys at 49ers

Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers
Carlos Hyde was the most impressive starting offensive player against the Cowboys. The second-year back picked up 39 yards on just seven carries. He ran with great power and sprinkled in some dazzling moves, including a terrific cut-back on a 17-yard run. He also showed plus hands, snatching a 6-yard reception. There was some concern that Hyde would be in a committee this year, but he handled the workload himself in the second preseason game, and if he continues to perform like this, the 49ers won't be able to take him off the field.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Bears at Colts

Jeremy Langford, RB, Bears
It's good that the Bears know that if Matt Forte gets hurt, they won't be completely lost at running back. Jeremy Langford was impressive at Indianapolis, accumulating 80 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries. The bulk of Langford's yardage came on a 46-yard burst, which featured a nifty cut in the open field to dodge Colt Anderson. Unfortunately for Anderson, he was abused again later, whiffing on Langford deep in his own territory. Later on the drive, Langford broke out of a tackle and crashed into the end zone. I don't like handcuffs, but Langford will be a high-priority free agent if Forte sustains an injury.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Rams at Titans

Bishop Sankey, RB, Titans
I don't know what happened to the old Bishop Sankey, but someone kidnapped him and replaced him with a pod person who has much more talent. Sankey was awesome in the second preseason game, tallying 45 yards on just six carries. He started by breaking numerous tackles on a 19-yard gain, and there were a couple of other plays in which he was able to shed defenders. David Cobb has been getting a ton of hype lately, but Sankey made a huge statement against the Rams.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.




Broncos at Texans

Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos
Montee Ball is going three rounds earlier than Ronnie Hillman in fantasy drafts, yet Hillman was the first running back on the field once C.J. Anderson was done for the night at Houston. Hillman also looked much better than Ball, gaining 54 yards on just eight carries, while the sluggish Ball mustered only four yards on as many attempts.

Owen Daniels, TE, Texans
Owen Daniels is worth mentioning after he caught four of five targets thrown his way in the second preseason game. Daniels collected 25 yards, but it appears as though he could be valuable in PPR formats, as someone will have to take Julius Thomas' targets.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Packers at Steelers

Davante Adams, WR, Packers
Davante Adams couldn't reel in his only target against the Steelers, but he sees an obvious stock up in the wake of Jordy Nelson's injury. He now has WR2 upside and should be considered in the fifth round, if not earlier.

Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery, WRs, Packers
Jeff Janis and Ty Montgomery are both worth late-round picks. One of them will be Green Bay's third receiver this year. It's not clear yet who that will be, but taking one of them in the final rounds could pay off.

Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
This game is still going on, but I thought I'd list Jordy Nelson for his torn ACL diagnosis. That's what's being reported right now. My condolences if you've drafted him already. Pick up either Jeff Janis or Ty Montgomery as fliers if you had Nelson.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
Aaron Rodgers is getting a very slight stock down with Jordy Nelson out for the year. I'm not going to drop him much though, as Rodgers will be able to transform another receiver into a Pro Bowler. Still, there will be some sort of impact.

Richard Rodgers, TE, Packers
Richard Rodgers hauled three balls for 30 yards and a touchdown in the second preseason game. None of that was with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, but he's still worth moving up in the rankings. With Jordy Nelson out for the year, Aaron Rodgers won't have a choice but to utilize the tight end more, and Richard Rodgers happens to be the starter at that position.

Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers
Many are high on Martavis Bryant, but I'm not. Markus Wheaton is starting over him, and as Ben Roethlisberger has stated multiple times this season, Wheaton has shown tons of improvement. The third-year wideout snatched three of the four passes thrown his way for 42 yards and a touchdown, while Bryant saw just one target. Wheaton is an amazing value right now at his 11th-round ADP.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Raiders at Vikings

Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders
Amari Cooper saw just two targets in his second preseason game, but he made it count; he hauled in a 40-yard pass, blowing by Terence Newman, who had no chance of covering him. Cooper impressively tapped both feet inbounds before falling out of play. Cooper is going a bit too early in fantasy drafts, but he could have a big rookie campaign.

Charles Johnson, WR, Vikings
There was a report recently stating that Teddy Bridgewater's favorite target is Charles Johnson. The second preseason game showcased that, as Bridgewater fired a team-high five passes his way. Johnson looked good, securing four balls for 40 yards and a touchdown in a quarter-and-half of action. He's a solid WR3 to target around Round 7.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Jaguars at Giants

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants
Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. simply couldn't connect versus the Jaguars. Beckham saw a team-high (for the starters) five targets, yet he failed to secure a single catch. Manning began by overthrowing Beckham a couple of times. He then appeared to connect with Beckham for a gain of 29, and it could've gone for a touchdown had Manning hit Beckham in stride rather than throwing it low. Unfortunately, it was ruled a drop upon inspection, as Beckham couldn't hang on to the ball. Manning then overshot Beckham once last time, though Beckham paid him back by dropping another ball. I'm sure things will improve in the regular season, but this left me with an uneasy feeling.

Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars
Allen Robinson led the Jaguars in receiving yardage (64) off three catches at New York. He was also targeted a team-high seven times. Robinson looked good at times, and though he committed an awful drop in the red zone, it appears as though he's poised to have a big 2015 campaign.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Patriots at Saints

Drew Brees, QB, Saints
Drew Brees had much more success than Tom Brady in the second preseason game, going a near-perfect 8-of-10 for 159 yards and two touchdowns in just a quarter-and-a-half of action. One of the incompletions was nearly a score to Brandon Coleman, but Devin McCourty did a great job of punching the ball out at the last second. It's only the preseason, but New Orleans should feel optimistic about Brees' 2015 campaign after watching this contest.

Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints
Drew Brees had much more success than Tom Brady in the second preseason game, going a near-perfect 8-of-10 for 159 yards and two touchdowns in just a quarter-and-a-half of action. One of the incompletions was nearly a score to Brandon Coleman, but Devin McCourty did a great job of punching the ball out at the last second. It's only the preseason, but New Orleans should feel optimistic about Brees' 2015 campaign after watching this contest.

Josh Hill, TE, Saints
Someone else who generated lots of hype earlier was Josh Hill. The Saints, however, plan to run a tight end by committee, and it was Ben Watson who got a couple of looks in the end zone from Drew Brees in the second preseason game. Hill scored later, but caught the pass from Luke McCown.

Mark Ingram, RB, Saints
Mark Ingram signed a contract this offseason, but it doesn't appear as though he's ready to rest on his laurels. He looked good against the Patriots, ripping off an 11-yard run. However, his pass-catching ability was the story. He caught three passes for 45 yards, prompting the Saints' play-by-play guy to state, "Ingram has looked great catching the ball in training camp."

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Chargers at Cardinals

David Johnson, RB, Cardinals
David Johnson had a mostly positive performance versus San Diego, rushing for 66 yards on 13 carries to go along with two catches for 15 receiving yards. Johnson escaped defenders with some strong stiff-arm action, and ran with a nice mix of speed and power. He did miss a hole on an early carry, and he could've done better in pass protection, but Johnson looked good overall. He has definitely earned some playing time when the real action begins.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Dolphins at Panthers

Jarvis Landry, WR, Dolphins
Jarvis Landry is going to have a huge year. Save for him, no other Miami starter saw more than two targets at Carolina. Landry drew six, including a pair in the end zone! Ryan Tannehill's favorite receiver by a mile, Landry snatched four balls for 20 yards, and he nearly scored a touchdown when he drew a defensive holding penalty in the end zone.

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers
Whether it was because of him or his supporting cast, Cam Newton struggled in his first start without Kelvin Benjamin. He opened with a poor throw to Philly Brown along the sideline; it was off the mark, and Brown couldn't stay on the field as a result. Brown and Jonathan Stewart then combined to drop three passes, including one in the end zone by the former. Newton also continued to throw poorly; he telegraphed an apparent pick-six to Greg Olsen - the defender barely stepped out of bounds on the return - and then Newton overthrew Ed Dickson. He finished just 4-of-10 for 42 yards and the interception. Newton will still be an effective fantasy player because of his running ability, but not having Benjamin at his disposal makes him a much less intriguing option.

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers
Jonathan Stewart was also adversely affected by Kelvin Benjamin's absence. He rushed for only two yards on two carries against the Dolphins, and he was also guilty of a drop. Stewart is one of the most overdrafted players in fantasy this summer. You should avoid him; he's an injury-prone player who won't have any running room, thanks to Benjamin's injury and a pedestrian offensive line.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Ravens at Eagles

Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
The Ravens didn't try very hard at Philadelphia, and Joe Flacco is included. If I didn't know any better, I would've thought that Jay Cutler kidnapped him and put on his jersey. Flacco had the worst performance I've ever seen from him, as he went 3-of-7 for 23 yards and two interceptions. The first pick was an underthrown deep ball to Kamar Aiken. The second sailed a mile over a wide-open Marlon Brown's head despite the fact that Flacco had a clean pocket. Flacco then heaved a high incomplete pass toward Maxx Williams, and just like that, his night was done. The Eagles didn't do anything to affect Flacco; he simply fired awful passes. I like Flacco this year in Marc Trestman's offense, but I'm going to have to change my mind if he plays like this next week.

Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens
Justin Forsett was probably the only bright spot for the Ravens in their blowout loss at Philadelphia. He opened with a big gain of 14 yards and then burst for six yards, thanks to massive holes created by the offensive line. Forsett also caught one of Joe Flacco's three completions. He's going to have a huge season in Marc Trestman's offense.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Falcons at Jets

Eric Decker, WR, Jets
Eric Decker struggled against the Falcons. He hauled in just one of his three targets for 12 yards, and he dropped a pass. He was also called for a hold that negated a 58-yard Bilal Powell run. With Ryan Fitzpatrick playing woeful football, it's hard to justify spending any sort of fantasy pick on Decker this summer.

Chris Ivory, RB, Jets
Chris Ivory had some misleading stats in the second preseason game. He gained 36 yards and a touchdown on five carries to go along with three catches for 20 receiving yards. However, 33 of his rushing yards came on one run (for a touchdown) against Atlanta's second-string defense. Ivory had no running room versus the starters - save for a 13-yard gain nullified by a hold - as the offensive line struggled. Having said that, Ivory is worth a stock-up arrow. He saw three targets go his way, as Fitzpatrick's arm is so limited that he had no choice but to dump the ball off to his big back. Ivory's receiving yardage should rise this year, thanks to Fitzpatrick's incompetence.

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
Want to know how sharp Matt Ryan has been this preseason? He has more starts thus far than incompletions. Ryan, who went 6-of-6 last week, was 4-of-5 in his second contest. He accumulated 75 yards and a score, leading the team on two touchdown drives, though the second was a short one, thanks to Devin Hester's long return. Ryan nearly had two touchdown passes, but Julio Jones was interfered with in the end zone. It appears as though Ryan is going to have a big year, as the Falcons are finally not having terrible luck with injuries.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Seahawks at Chiefs

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs
Jeremy Maclin was the lone bright spot for the Chiefs' offense in their second preseason game. Maclin dropped a touchdown pass, but made up for it with a score - which would've been very meaningful if this were a regular-season game, given that Alex Smith failed to throw a touchdown to a wideout all last year. Maclin snatched three of five targets thrown to him, as it appeared as though he and Smith had decent chemistry. Injuries are still a concern for Maclin, but he's a solid WR3 fantasy option.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Lions at Redskins

Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins
DeSean Jackson didn't play in the second preseason game, so Pierre Garcon was Robert Griffin's primary receiver. Despite this, Garcon saw just one target go his way on four drives. He snagged it for four yards. This performance was highly discouraging; Robert Griffin's offensive line was so bad that Garcon never even had a chance to be productive, and it doesn't seem like those issues will change during the regular season.

Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins
Robert Griffin had a disastrous showing in his second preseason game. He was strip-sacked on his first attempt, as rookie guard Brandon Scherff was pushed back into Griffin. The Washington quarterback then took three sacks on only four possessions, fumbling twice. Griffin, who had absolutely no pass protection, went 2-of-5 for just a laughable eight yards as a result. One of his incompletions was dropped, but Griffin was terrible. He didn't run either, so Washington managed just seven net yards of offense in the four drives the starting unit was on the field. Griffin also reminded everyone how fragile he is, and it's difficult to imagine him lasting the whole year.

Matt Jones, RB, Redskins
I'm liking what I'm seeing out of Matt Jones. The third-round rookie was impressive once again, gaining 44 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries in his second preseason game. This includes a 24-yard burst in which he made two cuts, dodging a diving Detroit tackler in the process. Jones is a strong back, and he also happens to be elusive. I'm not into stashing handcuffs, but Jones is definitely worth considering if you like to utilize that strategy.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Bills at Browns

Charles Clay, TE, Bills
Charles Clay converted on his only target in the second preseason game, snatching an 11-yard reception. However, I want to give him a stock down because it appears as though Tyrod Taylor will start. Taylor might be better overall than Matt Cassel, but he's going to scramble on a number of plays, meaning Clay's target total could drop.

For more on this game, go to the 2015 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2015 Preseason Notes: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
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