Fantasy soccer rankings winners and losers: 20 largest preseason movers

The NFL preseason is repeatedly overrated in terms of its impression on fantasy soccer rankings. Nevertheless, there are all the time just a few necessary items of data we are able to use to regulate our evaluations and ranks. With that in thoughts, I discovered the 20 most necessary movers from the beginning of August till now.

You possibly can see all of my 2023 fantasy soccer rankings right here, together with non, half and full-PPR with tiers for half.

And for customizable projections (change them to your coronary heart’s need) head right here.


Keaontay Ingram, ARI

The Cardinals are in competition for the worst offense within the league, and James Conner doesn’t have a full season underneath his belt. Ingram seems to be to have gotten a few of his quickness again and is the seemingly backup plan, who could possibly be within the RB2/3 vary if Conner will get damage (once more).

Ty Chandler, MIN

DeWayne McBride has energy, however after beginning fourth on the depth chart, Chandler nabbed the second spot behind Alexander Mattison. Chandler is an intriguing backup to stash — he would possibly even have some half/full-PPR worth if the Vikings give him 5-10 touches per week.

Dameon Pierce, HOU

Devin Singletary (under) got here in as a free agent, and the priority was that Singletary would share the backfield because the complementary go catcher. Seems, Singletary is the backup plan if Pierce will get damage. Pierce has seen loads of third-down work and is primed for a giant yr as one of many few remaining — and younger — bellcows within the NFL.

Khalil Herbert, CHI

Roschon Johnson and D’Onta Foreman may have turned this backfield into a real committee. Nevertheless, the Bears know what we knew from final yr — Herbert has Prime 15 upside with out David Montgomery. No, I’m not rating him as such, however as a stable RB2? Heck yeah!

James Cook dinner, BUF

Damien Harris is a legit fear for Cook dinner’s landing upside, significantly whenever you consider how a lot Josh Allen takes already. That stated, Harris lacking time till this week and the Payments’ consolation with Cook dinner seeing 15+ touches repeatedly deserves a lift. That stated, I nonetheless can’t get Cook dinner into the RB Prime 24.

Devin Singletary, HOU

See: Pierce, Dameon.

Breece Corridor, NYJ

I used to be already decrease than most on Corridor, and sure, I nonetheless see potential RB1 worth within the second half of the season… that’s if Corridor will get again to 100%, considerably outperforms Dalvin Cook dinner, and if the Jets need to threat it with Corridor coming off a significant damage. They didn’t give Cook dinner $7 million assured to play change-of-pace.

Ken Walker, SEA

Zach Charbonnet is an actual risk to create a 50/50 break up, fairly much like Javonte Williams with Melvin Gordon. Sure, that would flip into two Prime 25 operating backs, and Walker may nonetheless get 60-65% of the work, however an damage means he’s riskier.

J.Ok. Dobbins, BAL

Initially, I used to be fairly excessive on Dobbins coming off a ridiculous five-game end to 2022. Since then, we had the holdout, which appeared prefer it was contract-related. What’s regarding is there have been rumblings — although, with no actual proof — that the knee is a priority and one thing Dobbins should frequently take care of all yr.

Rashaad Penny, PHI

The Eagles are set to maintain all 4 operating backs, which suggests this would be the final definition of a committee. I had hoped D’Andre Swift and Penny can be just like the KW3/Charbonnet state of affairs, however that is as messy because it will get with the weekly frustration of attempting to find out who would possibly hit.


Marvin Mims, DEN

First, it was Tim Patrick, whose damage opened up the No. 3 function, after which it was Jerry Jeudy — hamstring, questionable for Week 1. Mims is a superb expertise whose pathway to early success retains getting clearer.

Josh Downs, IND

After the draft, I discussed how Downs’ model is a greater match for Anthony Richardson than Alec Pierce, and now we have now studies that the 2 rookies are growing an early rapport. If Richardson has any rookie-season passing success, Downs shall be part of it.

Jonathan Mingo, CAR

Similar to Mims, the trail to targets is large open now with solely Adam Thielen in the way in which. D.J. Chark and Terrace Marshall are nursing accidents, and Mingo was already making noise earlier than that.

Zay Jones, JAX

An issue for Christian Kirk became a lift for Jones. Kirk has been coming off the sphere for an honest chunk of two-receiver formations, and whereas the outcome shall be Kirk and Jones seeing comparable snap counts, Jones jumps up a bit after being an assumed backseat No. 3 receiver.

Gabe Davis, BUF

That is one half no receiver for the Payments stepping as much as threaten Davis or cement their standing because the No. 3 and one half going again and seeing that Davis has room to enhance. Davis wasn’t as dangerous as perceived final yr because of his lofty preseason expectations and common WR2 rating.

George Pickens, PIT

It’s the smallest of the numerous movers, however Kenny Pickett’s spectacular preseason offers me a little bit of hope for Pickens and Diontae Johnson. I nonetheless don’t love Pickett as a fantasy quarterback, however even with a run-heavy method — particularly close to the purpose line — any enchancment from Pickett can get each Steelers receivers into the Prime 35.

Isaiah Hodgins, NYG

The one Giants receiver with assured manufacturing is definitely a good finish. Hodgins was the most suitable choice many occasions final yr, however the Giants have handled Darius Slayton and Parris Campbell because the No. 1 and a pair of choices — effectively, No. 2 and three behind Darren Waller.

Kadarius Toney, KC

He simply can’t keep wholesome. Toney was already a bit overvalued attributable to his immense upside on any given play, however the depth chart seems to be to be Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore, then a battle of Richie James, Rashee Rice, Justyn Ross and Toney.

Elijah Moore, CLE

I nonetheless assume there’s loads of upside and expertise right here for a Moore bounce again. The issue is the Browns have used him primarily because the slot receiver and in 11 set. A snap rely limitation is sufficient of a priority to slip Moore again just a few spots.

Brandon Aiyuk, SF

Pure receiver expertise, I’d take Aiyuk over Deebo Samuel. As an entire risk, give me Samuel. Combine in all three high choices (Aiyuk, Samuel, and George Kittle) and you’ve got somebody seemingly not noted from top-end manufacturing. With speak of Samuel being 100% and getting a bit extra 2021 use versus 2022, I moved them nearer collectively. Initially, this felt like a 1-2 punch of Aiyuk and Kittle with Samuel the clear No. 3, which might nonetheless be fairly good. Now, it seems to be to be an Eagles-like state of affairs with much less of a quarterback assure.

(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports activities)

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