2023 Fantasy Football: Preseason Fantasy Stock – Week 2

Jaxon Smith-Njigba



With preseason underway, there will be updates daily to this 2023 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock page. Games will be added as I watch them. Adjustments will be made on my 2023 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.



2023 Preseason Notes: Week 1
2023 Fantasy Football Stock Pages: Preseason Stock Week 1


2023 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock – Week 2




Ravens at Redskins

Jahan Dotson, WR, Redskins
With Terry McLaurin injured, Jahan Dotson took over as the primary receiver versus Baltimore. This is why Dotson led the team with seven targets. I already loved Dotson as a mid-round value, so the possibility that McLaurin is injured only raises his stock.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Cowboys at Seahawks

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Seahawks
Jaxon Smith-Njigba converted his sole target from Geno Smith against the Cowboys, but it was the reception he made with Drew Lock that defined his night. Smith-Njigba hauled in an over-the-shoulder catch deep downfield for a gain of 48 yards in the second quarter. He was tackled just shy of the goal line, so with a bit of luck, he would have scored a touchdown as well. It’s still early, but Smith-Njigba easily looks like the best of the first-round receivers at the moment.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Saints at Chargers

Kendre Miller, RB, Saints
Kendre Miller was highly impressive versus the Chargers. He converted an early short-yardage power run, but his big play was a 25-yard over-the-shoulder catch on a wheel route. Miller then powered into the end zone on the very next play. Miller rushed for 23 yards and the score on 10 carries, and he also caught three passes for 36 receiving yards. Miller would’ve had a fourth catch, but it was wiped out by penalty. All pessimism regarding Miller should be eliminated, except for the fact that Alvin Kamara looked tremendous a week ago. Still, Miller should have an impact during Kamara’s three-game suspension.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Broncos at 49ers

Brock Purdy, QB, 49ers
Brock Purdy started the second preseason game and was terrific, albeit in a small sample size. Purdy sliced through Denver’s defense with ease, leading the 49ers to a field goal on his sole drive. He was 4-of-5 for 65 yards on the possession despite not having Christian McCaffrey at his disposal.

Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos
The Broncos featured Javonte Williams in their second preseason game, as he was able to take the field for the first time since his torn ACL. This was a mistake, as Williams will be vulnerable to other leg injuries because he’s not too far removed from the ACL tear. Williams also didn’t look very explosive, as Samaje Perine seemed to be the better back. If this is a surprise to you, simply recall how Saquon Barkley looked after his torn ACL. Williams rushed for 12 yards on three carries, and he also caught four passes for 18 receiving yards. He dropped a pass as well.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Chiefs at Cardinals

Skyy Moore, WR, Chiefs
Skyy Moore had a disappointing output in the second preseason game. He caught two passes for six yards, but only one target was from Patrick Mahomes. The problem is that Mahomes threw to so many receivers. Excluding Moore, Mahomes targeted nine other players despite being on the field for just three drives, and that doesn’t even include Richie James, who received an end-around. There could just be way too many pieces to this offense for Moore to be deemed a viable sleeper.

Rashee Rice, WR, Chiefs
Rashee Rice’s stat line for Week 2 of the preseason sticks out like a sore thumb, as he caught eight passes for 96 yards. Only two of his targets with Patrick Mahomes, however, and he dropped one of them. On the other hand, Rice looked very impressive after Mahomes left the field. Arizona’s defenders had major problems tackling him. Rice looks like he could contribute as this season progresses.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Patriots at Packers

Kendrick Bourne, WR, Patriots
Kendrick Bourne had more targets (4) than anyone else on the team from Mac Jones in the second preseason game. This matches a report about Bourne being “the guy” in the New England receiving corps this season. Obviously, Bill Belichick can change his plans, but it appears as though Bourne should be chosen before any other New England wideout at the moment.

Luke Musgrave, TE, Packers
It’s no surprise that Jordan Love targeted Luke Musgrave more than anyone in the second preseason game. Musgrave, a great performer in training camp, caught two of his three targets for 13 yards. Green Bay has big plans for him this year.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.




Bills at Steelers

Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills
Gabriel Davis was a massive disappointment last year, but he looked solid in the second game. He caught two passes for 29 yards, but his stat line should have been 3-64 if a hold didn’t wipe out a long reception of his. Davis was supposed to take a big leap in 2022, but perhaps we were a year early.

Najee Harris, RB, Steelers
Najee Harris started the second preseason game, but he was once again the inferior back compared to Jaylen Warren. It didn’t take Warren very long to get going, as he zoomed past Buffalo’s starting defense for a 62-yard touchdown run on the opening possession, thanks in part to a great block by Diontae Johnson. Warren is one of my favorite Fantasy Football Sleepers for this season, while Harris should be avoided at his ADP because Warren will take a big chunk of his workload.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.





Dolphins at Texans

Tank Dell, WR, Texans
Tank Dell didn’t even play after warming up versus Miami. In fact, he was in street clothes the entire night. This has to be incredibly bullish for Dell’s outlook, as the coaches may already deem Dell to be the No. 1 receiver on the team.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.




Bengals at Falcons

Drake London, WR, Falcons
If it wasn’t for Bijan Robinson, all the talk of the Falcons’ second preseason game would have been centered on Drake London. The second-year receiver caught two passes for 33 yards. One of them was a great back-shoulder catch in which London did a great job of planting his knee inbounds. London looked great, and I expect him to have a stellar season.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


Panthers at Giants

Jalin Hyatt, WR, Giants
Jalin Hyatt did very little last week, but things changed in the second preseason contest. Things didn’t begin well, as Hyatt dropped a pass near the red zone. The Giants announcers were shocked, saying he’s been “money every day in practice.” Hyatt then caught a 33-yard touchdown on the very next play. Hyatt finished with four catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.

For more on this game, go to the 2023 NFL Preseason Fantasy Football Notes. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2023 Preseason Notes: Week 1
2023 Fantasy Football Stock Pages: Preseason Stock Week 1

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