With preseason football and training camps well under way, there have been many players moving up and down the priority list in dynasty leagues. We take a look at forty players who seem to be on the move.
Harry Douglas, WR ATL
We at DLF have had an affinity for Douglas ever since he entered the league out of Louisville. In fact, we’ve had him listed as a sleeper in the Dynasty Essentials Guide since April. Injuries have derailed his career thus far, but he looks healthy and primed for a nice season in Atlanta.
Colt McCoy, QB CLE
He’s simply looked like a completely different quarterback so far this preseason. It seems as though he’s adapted quickly to the West Coast offense – one that should suit his skill set perfectly.
Ben Tate, RB HOU
We finally saw a healthy Tate in action this week. While he still needs to get in to game shape, it was obvious what the Texans saw in him last season when you watched the game footage. He looks like a viable handcuff to Foster owners and could become more in the future.
Chris Wells, RB ARI
Has anyone had an ADP rise more than Wells this offseason? His value was in the tank after the NFL Draft, but the Ryan Williams injury and his surprising camp performance have him primed for one more chance at a big season.
Reggie Bush, RB MIA
It seems the Dolphins are serious about using Bush as their primary runner. He looked the part this week as he tallied 81 yards on just ten touches. If I own him in a dynasty league, I seriously consider selling him because his perceived value hasn’t been this high in years.
John Beck, QB WAS
He looked surprisingly effective in his first action this preseason – just don’t expect it to last long.
Stevan Ridley, RB NE
The talented Mr. Ridley is going to make it very tough for the Patriots to leave him on the bench so far.
Tim Hightower, RB WAS
Hightower is looking like the clear cut starter for Washington this season. If we know Shanahan, it’s time to sell as fast as possible before he’s replaced.
Lee Evans, WR BAL
His value was in the tank after some long years in Buffalo, but he has new life with the Ravens.
Matt Stafford, QB DET
If he can stay upright, he has the players around him to have a monster season. He’s looked sharp thus far.
Andre Roberts, WR ARI
It looks like he’s close to sewing up the important #2 WR spot in Arizona.
Mario Manningham, WR NYG
…and he’s being undervalued in just about our draft out there.
Isaac Redman, RB PIT
We’ve long said Redman is the best backup you’ve never heard of. How long can we say that?
Matt Leinart, QB HOU
Let’s not go crazy here, but he’s at least on the radar again.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR OAK
We don’t expect much from him, but we expected nothing a month ago.
Matt Flynn, QB GB
It’s pretty obvious he’s going to get a starting job at some point.
Calvin Johnson, WR DET
If Stafford stays healthy, he’s the number one receiver in both the short and long term.
Plaxico Burress, WR NYJ
He didn’t look too rusty this week.
Johnny Knox, WR CHI
His value is all over the board right now, but it’s going to be tough for Chicago to keep him off the field if he keeps making plays this offseason.
CJ Spiller, RB BUF
Looks like he’s going to get his chance at the starting gig. Can he take advantage?
Kyle Orton, QB DEN
It’s about time someone realized he was a good quarterback.
Daniel Thomas, RB MIA
His long term value remains intact, but he’s not going to get a chance to be a workhorse early this season after an underwhelming camp and the re-emergence of Reggie Bush.
Chris Johnson, RB TEN
Let’s not get out of control here, but it’s not looking like he’s going to help any teams during week one. His long term value remains intact.
Tim Tebow, QB DEN
The quarterback battle is on in Denver between Tim Tebow and….Brady Quinn? Things have gone from bad to worse for Timmy.
Shane Vereen, RB NE
As we mentioned in our rookie risers and fallers article this week, Vereen is squarely on the roster bubble. This is just the latest reason not to overvalue those rookie picks.
Sidney Rice, WR SEA
After watching the first two games of the Seahawks, it’s hard to have much confidence in Rice having a big season with that quarterback situation.
Jalen Parmele, RB BAL
He’s been barely visible in Ravens camp and is said to be on the roster bubble.
Ryan Torain, RB WAS
If he’s attempting to prove to everyone that he can stay healthy, it’s an epic failure.
Roy Williams, WR CHI
How can you show up to camp out of shape with the history you have?
Alex Smith, QB SF
It’s looking a lot like another missed opportunity for Smith.
Tiki Barber, RB FA
Seems like he’d at least get a sniff somewhere, doesn’t it?
Michael Crabtree, WR SF
This is getting very troublesome.
Ryan Williams, RB ARI
His injury is no laughing matter. Cadillac Williams was never the same after facing the same obstacle. While Williams is very young, he’s now very injury prone.
Mikel Leshoure, RB DET
He’s in a similar boat with Ryan Williams. It’s really unfortunate for those two because they had everything going for them.
Ryan Mathews, RB SD
He’s starting to come around, but is it too late to be the 1A with Mike Tolbert?
Golden Tate, WR SEA
He was a borderline first rounder in a lot of rookie drafts last season, but he’s done nothing to merit that selection since landing in Seattle.
Fred Jackson, RB BUF
It looks like CJ Spiller is in line to be the starter this season – that would tank Jackson’s value significantly given his age.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB NYJ
He’s barely even a handcuff to Greene at this point.
Danario Alexander, WR STL
He was supposed to contend for a starting job this Summer, but seems to be on the roster bubble with his troublesome knees acting up.
Jahvid Best, RB DET
His value isn’t declining too much, but the injuries are starting to be a major concern.
Those are just forty players whose values seem to be moving. Who are you excited or concerned about?