Fantasy Football Week 2 risers and fallers

There are many factors that can cause the movement behind fantasy football’s biggest risers and fallers and we are here to help you take advantage of them
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There are many factors that can cause the movement behind fantasy football’s biggest risers and fallers.

Injuries and recent signings are both factors. Some weeks we have suspensions and some weeks we have players and management having public disagreements over health. Some of these big swings in perceived value are overreactions and some are valid. Our goal is to help you reach the right decision as to what is causing these changes and help you take advantage of them. These are the biggest movers on Yahoo in the last week.

As always this will not list defenses or kickers because well, they are defenses and kickers. This also does not reflect the obvious ones like a quarterback who gets hurt after four plays and will miss the rest of the season.


Joshua Kelly - RB - Chargers

Last week Kelly ran for 91 yards and scored a touchdown with Austin Ekeler going for 177 and a TD. This week with Ekeler out, Kelly has the entire backfield to himself. Grab him if you still can.

Zack Moss - RB Colts

Looks like he is finally healthy and will be the number one back. With Deon Jackson not doing much with his chance last week Moss should have a good game unless he is on a pitch count.

Kadarius Toney - WR Chiefs

I am guessing everyone who saw last week’s game is assuming the drops were from rust and not the yips. I am not sure I would be one of the many people who are adding him to their roster. Kansas City receivers are always a mystery anyway.

Zay Jones - WR - Jaguars

Jones had a nice game last week and is going up against a Chiefs team that is suspect on defense. Jones scored a touchdown last week and has a great chance to get another this week.

De’Von Achane - RB - Dolphins

This is one to be careful with. Don’t just follow the herd. Achane was inactive last week. He should be over his shoulder injury and this should be his first NFL game. The problem is we have no idea what his workload will be. Raheem Mostert was on the injury report this week but came back to practice on Thursday. If Mostert is a no-go then Achane has a chance to be fantasy-relevant. If you have Mostert on your squad then grab Achane now as insurance.


Brandin Cooks - WR - Cowboys

If I have a short bench this is an easy drop for me. He sprained his knee last week and was only able to come up with three fantasy points. He hasn’t practiced this week and is a game-time decision. Even if he can play the Jets defense is a nightmare matchup.

Zach Charbonnet - RB - Seahawks

It looks like he is a clear number two behind Kenneth Walker. I say looks like it because it is hard to know what Pete Carroll is thinking from week to week. All we know is he loves having two backs. I would hang on to this talented back as long as you can. I still expect him to be the number one before the season is over.

Rashaad Penny - RB - Eagles

After being a healthy scratch for Week 1 he carried three times for 9 yards. Not a good start. If you have a deep bench, it might be wise to hold him though. Kenneth Gainwell is out with an injury and D'Andre Swift has missed 3 or four games every year. Penny is only one good hit from going from the inactive list to the number-one starter.

Deon Jackson - RB - Colts.

All you need to know is seeing Zack Moss as the number two riser this week.

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Antonio Gibson - RB - Commanders

Another back that had 3 carries for 9 yards. There is no doubt here that Brian Robinson is the number one. This is a player to drop if you find someone on the waiver wire you like better.