Note: We covered the impact of the Kelvin Benjamin injury in this article, so Panthers will not appear here.
Stock Up - These players have moved up the Draft Sharks rankings over the past week.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills
Taylor, Buffalo’s best QB in training camp according to most observers, fared well as the starter in the team’s 2nd preseason game. He completed 7 of 10 passes for 65 yards and didn’t turn it over. More importantly for fantasy owners, he reminded us of his rushing ability with 4 carries for 41 yards. That included a read-option run for 21. Taylor looks like the favorite to be under center come Week 1, although the Bills won’t make an announcement until just prior to that game.
David Cobb, RB, Titans
The rookie looked like Tennessee’s best RB in the preseason opener, ripping off 53 yards on 11 carries. That all came with the 2nd and 3rd-team offenses, but Cobb is expected to get some run with the starters in the 2nd exhibition. He’s capable of pushing RB Bishop Sankey for the starting job.
Chris Johnson, RB, Cardinals
Johnson inked a 1-year deal with the Cardinals this week. His role is still completely up in the air, and we’re not sure there’s much left in his tank. But there’s opportunity in Arizona with the injury-prone Andre Ellington and rookie David Johnson atop the depth chart.
Victor Cruz, WR, Giants
Cruz declared his knee 100% and is now practicing without restrictions. He still has an ugly history of patellar tendon injuries working against him, but he’s worth a shot if he drops into the double-digit rounds of drafts.