Week three of the NFL preseason is coming to a close. It’s now where we begin to see what the teams are going to look like, who’s going to fly high, and who could be riding the bench. It’s also the time when the most fantasy football drafts start to fire off. Online, all the prognosticators and self-appointed experts are spouting off about who you should…and shouldn’t…have on your team. Here are the ten players NBC Sports says you should be wary of, and some of the names are noteworthy…by position.
- Drew Brees/QB (Saints) – His offense is now more balanced, he’s 40, and his pass attempts will likely drop.
- Todd Gurley/RB (Rams) – Don’t expect him to repeat last year’s numbers with arthritis in his knee and the possibility of a lighter workload.
- James Conner/RB (Steelers) – The loss of Antonio Brown will leave a dent, and he’ll be splitting carries with Jaylen Samuels.
- Damien Williams/RB (Chiefs) – "Strong bust potential” with health issues in camp and a track record that doesn’t indicate a repeat of last year’s success.
- Joe Mixon/RB (Bengals) – Cincinnati’s offensive line is rough at best.
- Dalvin Cook/RB (Vikings) – Injuries have stopped him from ever completing a season.
- Antonio Brown/WR (Raiders) – A QB “downgrade” and too much baggage to take too soon.
- Jarvis Landry/WR (Browns) – Could be money in a PPR league but doesn’t score enough touchdowns in standard leagues.
- Eric Ebron/TE (Colts) – If Jack Doyle is healthy, there’s no way he’ll be able to match last year’s 13-touchdown pace.
- Delanie Walker/TE (Titans) – Coming off a season-ending injury, he’s 35, and he’s got some younger talent breathing down his neck.