The preseason is incredibly critical in dynasty leagues. After all, this is the first glimpse most of us have in regards to seeing our prized current or future rookie draft picks. It’s also the first chance we have to view many veteran players battle it out for certain positions or even a valuable roster spot in fantasy or reality.
The third week is always the most important in the preseason. After all, this is where we get to see the “dress rehearsal” from just about every team. In addition, all the speculation about some of the rookies and younger players actually getting meaningful playing time in the regular season comes to light a little more as we see if they’re mixed in with the starters this week. We’re breaking this out into several parts this week so you can stay up-to-date with all the latest happenings. We started with all the early action in Dynasty Fantasy Football Preseason Notebook: Week Three, Part One and Dynasty Fantasy Football Preseason Notebook: Week Three, Part Two.
Let’s review Saturday’s action.
Giants 32, Jets 31
The Giants have been looking for Paul Perkins to do something positive to give them some faith in him moving forward and he took a nice step forward with 33 yards on six carries. Perkins looked by far the best he has all preseason and has seemingly held off Orleans Darkwa (21 yards on seven carries), Wayne Gallman (43 yards on 12 carries) and anyone else for the starting job. However, don’t expect him to be a true bellcow at the beginning of the year. Elsewhere, Evan Engram continues to improve each week and had two early catches for 32 yards. The Giants let Odell Beckham (ankle) and Brandon Marshall (shoulder) wisely have the night off. If either of those two miss the beginning of the season, Sterling Shepard (47 yards on two catches) clearly looks like a top option in the passing game. Shepard makes for a nice buy low candidate in dynasty leagues at the moment. He’s almost assuredly going to take a step back statistically this season but still has a bright future.
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