Whose Stock Has Risen Most This Preseason?

Preseason games don’t mean much for big-name players and guys with established roles, but they can provide opportunities for those on the cusp of fantasy relevance. Our experts take a look at some of the standout preseason performances through two weeks, highlighting the biggest risers across the league.

Whose stock has risen the most in the two preseason games?

Beermakersfan: Really like what I’m seeing out of Darwin Thompson, Justice Hill and Sam Darnold. Darnold becomes a very solid quarterback option late in drafts and a cheap stacking option in the DRAFT Best Ball Championship. Hill will have a role right off the bat for Baltimore and my bold call is Thompson takes over the Kansas City backfield by Week 8.

JSURab: Justice Hill has had two really good weeks of preseason. He is someone I have been really high on in drafts the last two months. I’ve been getting him late but starting to see him get drafted earlier after this last week. Hill showed his quickness, power, and ability to break tackle in both games. I see his role growing as the season goes on, which is why I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up being the lead back by end of the season.

JoshADHD: First is Michael Gallup. He’s made spectacular catches in his first two outings and produced on limited volume. I like how they’re using him in the offense, and Dak Prescott willingness to target him. Second, I’ll offer up Justice Hill. He has made mincemeat of backups to this point, racking up an absurd number of broken/avoided tackles across two weeks. That type of talent will be on the field more and more as the season wears on.

STLCards: Tony Pollard and Jalen Hurd. Pollard has looked like every bit of a feature back in his preseason duty so far, and the upside is there if Ezekiel Elliott surprises and sits out for some regular season games. I also like Hurd, who scored twice in the last game and is fully in the mix for a potential top three spot in a crowded San Francisco wide receiver group.

To find more Best Ball advice and analysis from our experts, check out the Expert Survey: Picks Edition, Expert Survey: Strategy Edition and the Expert Survey: Preseason News Edition.

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