The Fantasy Elevator: Preseason Week 4

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Going Up

Russell Wilson

Wilson won the starting job by making big plays with both his arm and his legs.  Wilson was highly regarded coming out of college, but his height shot him down the draftboard.  The Seahawks said he would compete from day one and Wilson did just that.  Has a chance to be special.

Antonio Brown

I really like Brown this season and actually think Wallace returning will help him more than hurt.  He has shown he has major skills and now has the the guy to take the roof off.  Should make a living underneath and has the juice to pick up a ton of yards after the catch.

Fred Jackson

I have underestimated F-Jax thinking he would be an annoying timeshare this season, but he certainly looks like ‘the guy’ to me.  Spiller will get some touches, but I fully expect Jackson to me a major fantasy factor this season.

Doug Martin

The Bucs finally made the right move in putting Martin into the #1 spot on the depth chart.  He is a complete RB and the Bucs didn’t trade up to trot out LeGarrette Blount all game.  This kid has it all and will be a very solid RB2.

David Wilson

The explosive rookie made his debut with the starters and didn’t disappoint.  I can’t see Bradshaw being healthy for all 16 games and this kid has a ton of juice.  I think he makes some noise in the second half of 2012.

Lance Moore

Moore is reportedly going to be the a big part of the passing game and you can see that Brees loves him.  He runs crisp routes, has great hands, and has a knack for getting open.  Will be better than you think this season.

Eric Decker

Has been Manning’s favorite target since day 1 and after his 2 TD day in the 3rd preseason game, he looks like a look to the the #1 WR in Denver.

Cedric Benson

He’s on the rise, but I think these reports of his “explosive” running ability are a little out there.  He has averaged 3.7 YPC over the last 3 seasons and doesn’t catch the ball.  I wouldn’t take him in the 6th round where his current ADP is.

Joe Flacco

The Ravens have finally taken the reigns off and will let Flacco throw the rock around the yard this season.  Now consistency will be the only issue that worries me as Cam Cameron is sporadic in his play calling.

Alfred Morris

While Royster underwhelmed and then got hurt, Morris has clearly been the best RB in camp.  Looks like the week 1 starter to me.

Stevan Ridley

All indications say that Ridley will be the starter in NE.  There will be come ups and downs, but he should be the most consistent guy in the backfield this season.

Ryan Williams

Beanie is a major injury risk and didn’t look that great in his first action.  Williams has been the bright spot and is a very talented RB that will eventually be the starter here.

Kendall Hunter

He’s been the best RB in camp and will be the heir apparent to Gore.  Gore wore down in 2011 and will be lucky to make it through a complete season.  I love Hunter late in drafts as a guy who could eventually be the starter in 2012.

Rashad Jennings

Will start week 1, with or without MJD in camp.  Jennings has looked solid and will be a good RB3 this season if MJD holds out all season.

Mikel Leshoure

I really like Kevin Smith, but it will be hard to believe he makes it through a complete season unscathed.  Leshoure has the makings of a starter, but it may take half the season for him to get back to 100%.

William Powell

Has looked fantastic this preseson and should easily win the #3 RB job in AZ.  With the health risks a top the depth chart, he could see some serious action this season.

Torrey Smith

Love this kid this season.  I think he should be ready for a breakout season.  He has improved his route running and already has a ton of juice.


I have a major man crush on DHB this season, as he is catching everything thrown his way and looks like a legit #1.  Carson Palmer needs to be more consistent and it would be nice to see Denarius Moore back in the fold, but DHB looks like a steal this season.

Justin Blackmon

Blackmon has stepped in up big time, but his ADP is way too high for me.  If he falls in your draft into the double digit rounds, I say pounce. 

Kendall Wright

Has looked like the star that Chris Palmer said he could and would be back when he signed.  Wright has had an instant rapport with Locker and has potential to be a breakout player in his rookie season.

Kyle Rudolph

Has been one of Ponder’s favorite targets in the preseason and he should be the best receiving threat opposite Harvin.  Love his upside this season.

Going Down

Matt Flynn and Terrell Owens

Flynn lost his starting job and T.O. lost his job completely.  Now, if Wilson struggles Flynn could be right back in the starting lineup as he is not a bum.  T.O. will be doing something besides football in 2012.

Brandon Weeden

Weeden has not looked good this preseason with fumbles and the lack of feel for pressure.  He still has an arm and will get Trent Richardson back, but I’m not touching him.

Evan Royster and Roy Helu

Helu is falling off the cliff and Royster hasn’t looked good in his limited action.  They have both been overshadowed by Morris, but anything is possible with Shanny and Son.

Laurent Robinson

LoRo was a beast last season.  That was fun.  Now he can’t seem to find his role as the “deep threat” in the Jags offense. 

Michael Turner

Turner looks like he is wearing ankle weights when he is running and doesn’t fit in the new scheme.  It wouldn’t surprise me to see him get double digit TDs if he given enough chances to fall into the endzone.  It also wouldn’t surprise me to see him fall off the cliff.

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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.


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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.