We’ve made it! Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts. Many fantasy champions are made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well. We’re going to start this series by listing key take aways from last night’s bevy of preseason games. Keep checking in throughout the day to see more of my analysis from the first round of preseason games
New York Giants vs Pittsburgh Steelers
- This is my second time writing about Rashad Jennings, and each time there is more positive things to say about him. Jennings exploded through the middle on a well blocked play for a 73 yard touchdown run. Each game he shows more of his talent. From pass catching multiple passes in the Hall of Fame game, to exploding for a TD run Saturday night. Draft him now while you can get him for a reasonable price. I own him in a few leagues as my flex, and I can’t wait to watch him play when the games count. Rashad finished his night with 83 yards on five carries.
- Andre Williams also ran well, finishing with 35 yards on seven carries. Williams will probably get used mostly as a goal line back due to him not being the best pass catcher, and with the atrocious New York offensive line, Eli Manning will need his safety valve in Rashad Jennings.
- On the other side of the ball, Le’veon Bell ran hard ending with 18 yards on three carries. He has shown no signs of slowing down or getting caught by the infamous sophomore slump.
- Dri Archer is an interesting player. He ran a 4.26 40 at the combine, and he showcased that speed last night on a nice short pass from Ben Rothlisberger and turned it into 46 yards. Archer will play receiver/running back and has the potential to be a Darren Sproles type player in fantasy land. Dynasty players take notice. He can be a nice play in PPR leagues as well if he gets enough targets during the season.