Risers & Fallers

Stock Up/Stock Down Report (8-8 through 8-14)

By Jared Smola 10:53am EDT 8/15/15

      

Stock Up - These players have moved up the Draft Sharks rankings over the past week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Jets

Fitzpatrick will open the season as the Jets’ starter after Geno Smith got his jaw busted by a teammate this week. Knock Fitz as a real-life QB, but he ranked 10th, 16th and 19th, respectively, in fantasy points per game in 3 seasons with OC Chan Gailey in Buffalo. And he has better weapons now in New York. He could make an interesting spot start or DFS play in positive early-season matchups against the Colts (Week 2), Eagles (3) and Redskins (6). HC Todd Bowles also said that Fitzpatrick could keep the starting job all season if he’s playing well.

Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills

Taylor was the 2nd QB into the game in Buffalo’s preseason opener on Friday night. He completed 5 of 8 passes for 49 yards and ran 6 times for 47 yards. Taylor will start the Bills’ 2nd exhibition, so he’s clearly in the mix for the starting job. That rushing ability could make Taylor a sneaky fantasy option.

LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills

The Bills coaching staff talked up McCoy’s receiving ability this week, with HC Rex Ryan saying he’ll be used in a Marshall Faulk-like role. We’ve also heard that Shady has been impressive as a pass-catcher in camp. It’s an important development because OC Greg Roman didn’t use his backs much in the passing game in San Francisco. That could change in Buffalo, which would raise McCoy’s ceiling and floor.

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