Fantasy Football Preseason Heroes – Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Troy Williamson, Jacksonville Jaguars - Troy still leads the NFL in receiving yards with 232, but his one catch, 11 yard performance against Philadelphia is a reminder that he shouldn’t be counted on for fantasy production. Yeah, he’ll catch the occasional deep ball, but consistency will be an issue.
Chris Henry, Cincinnati Bengals - Henry scored for the third straight preseason game. He had 2 catches for 62 yards. So far he has 13 grabs for 217 yards and 3 TDs. If he can stay out of trouble, he could have double-digit TDs. Considering he’s going in the later rounds, he should be a great value pick.
Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants – Nicks had a monster 6 catch, 144 yard, 2 TD performance against the Jets to put him on the fantasy radar. That gives him 8 catches for 208 yards. I don’t see him having much fantasy value as he’ll likely share split end duties with Domenik Hixon.
Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints - Meachem caught one pass for 71 yards in the win over the Raiders giving him 177 yards on 6 catches for a ridiculous 29.5 yards per catch. He also has competition for playing time, but has a much better QB and passing game with Drew Brees and the Saints.
Maurice Stovall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Stovall had 6 catches for 74 yards against Miami to bring him to 12 for 123 yards in the preseason. He could earn a few starts based on Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton’s health, but I don’t see him being much of a factor. I’d look elsewhere for WR depth.
Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans – Jared continued to produce with 5 catches for 39 yards in a loss to Cleveland. He has 17 catches for 159 yards this preseason. The Titans could be using a lot of two TE sets with Cook and Bo Scaife. He’s a decent TE2 option.
Jonathan Stupar, Buffalo Bills – Stupar had 15 receptions for 155 yards and a score. He went without a catch in their loss to Pittsburgh. Look for other options for your TE2.