Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 13 of his 21 pass attempts for 193 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Wilson looks to be primed and ready for another strong season, but he'll need Doug Baldwin to get healthy first. He remains a legitimate QB1 in all fantasy formats due to his scrambling ability and amazing way of keeping plays alive when others would get sacked.
Mike Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams posted a 25-yard touchdown in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Williams had the highlight of the game, going up high to snag a pass in the right corner of the end zone from Geno Smith on his only target. He might be the team's primary red-zone threat, and he showed why in his one. He is worth a look as a WR4 in most fantasy leagues, as someone needs to step up near the end zone with Hunter Henry done for the season.
Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 10 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the preseason win Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Gordon had a pretty hefty workload for the preseason, especially considering his injury history. Those who have already drafted him were likely cringing on every hit. He is a top-tier fantasy running back and he might be in line for more catches out of the backfield, too.
Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 18 against the Seattle Seahawks. He finished 6-of-7 for 62 yards in his one quarter of action before turning it over to the second-team offense.
Huddle Up: Rivers looked sharp in his first official action, and he looks to be in line for another strong campaign. He has a solid running game and plenty of weapons at wideout, including Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin. Consider him a low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats heading into the regular season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Devontae Booker - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman and RB Devontae Booker are still in a competition, head coach Vance Joseph said Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Both players saw action with the starters in the second preseason game, but Freeman picked up the touchdown. If that trend continues, Freeman will be the stronger option, even if carries are split somewhat evenly.
Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller caught three passes on four targets for 33 yards in a 24-23 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: The hype around Miller has been building throughout the offseason. He's still a late-round flier, at best, in redraft leagues, but his dynasty value is booming.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed nine times for 32 yards in a 24-23 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Howard's struggles as a receiver have been documented, but he's still ticketed for plenty of touches and a proven 1,000-yard rusher. He's a low-end RB1 in standard formats.
Trey Burton - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton caught four passes on five targets for 45 yards and touchdown against the Denver Broncos in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Burton is positioned for a possible breakout campaign, and if you wait until late in your draft to address the tight end position, he could be worth taking a chance on as a low-end TE1.
Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed six times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for six yards against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Freeman is likely going to be in a committee with Devontae Booker, but if Saturday's game was any indication, Freeman could be in line for carries near the goal line. He's worth a look as a RB3 in redraft leagues, and he is worthy of a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Ronald Jones - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for two yards in a 30-14 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 18, but head coach Dirk Koetter said the performance had nothing to do with Jones' effort. 'We just haven?t been able to spring him loose,' Koetter said.
Huddle Up: Peyton Barber appears to be ahead of Jones right now for early-down work, but Jones is the more explosive back and has the better long-term upside. Grab him as a RB4, and he could emerge as a flex option by the end of the year.
Peyton Barber - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed six times for a team-high 32 yards and caught one pass for three yards in a 30-14 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Ronald Jones is lurking, but Barber seems locked into the starting role for now and could be a RB3 to start the year. Pairing Barber with Jones might be a solid strategy in case Jones eventually overtakes Barber.
Chris Godwin - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Godwin is a solid stash in dynasty formats, but he is no more than a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 13 of his 18 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Winston is facing a suspension to open the year, but he is capable of delivering QB1 efforts when on the field.
Marquise Goodwin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin caught three passes, including a 40-yard reception, and finished with 61 yards against the Houston Texans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Goodwin showed some chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo at the end of last season and seems to be picking up where he left off. He has WR3 upside heading into 2018.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 10 of his 12 passes for 136 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Houston Texans in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: With the hype that has built around Garoppolo, you are going to have to draft him as a QB1 if you want him on your fantasy team. He could very well live up to that hype, but he's not a proven commodity yet.
Deshaun Watson - QB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed five of his eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Watson looks no worse for wear after last year's knee injury, and he is locked in as a QB1 heading into 2018.
John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross caught one pass on three targets for 29 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Ross is going to be given every opportunity to hold down the No. 2 receiver job, and he has the speed to be a dangerous deep threat. He will be a big play-dependent fantasy option, but Ross is a high-upside option to grab at the end of drafts.
Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 10 of his 15 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Prescott will try to bounce back after a lackluster sophomore campaign, but with an unproven group of receivers, he needs to be treated as a QB2 for now.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (undisclosed) will not be active for Week 2 of the preseason.
Huddle Up: Walker was banged up in practice earlier this week, but we still don't know the specific injury or its extent. Assuming it's minor, Walker remains a mid-range TE1.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is no longer on the front burner for the Cleveland Browns, and the two sides are not expected to reach an agreement anytime soon, according to a source. Head coach Hue Jackson has said the team is still open to signing Bryant even though WR Josh Gordon returning.
Huddle Up: It looks like Bryant will need to wait longer before signing with a team, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. He has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he joins a good offense.