2017 Fantasy Football: Preseason Fantasy Stock - Week 4
With preseason underway, there will be updates daily to this 2017 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock page. Games will be added as I watch them. Adjustments will be made on my 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Joe Williams, RB, 49ers
Joe Williams entered the preseason finale in the second quarter and saw lots of action following halftime. The good news for Williams was that he gained 53 yards on 10 carries. He was more decisive in his vision, and he made some great jukes and cuts on his runs. His numbers could've been even better had a 9-yard gain of his not been wiped out by penalty. However, Williams made numerous mistakes that must have had Kyle Shanahan wanting to pull his hair out. Williams, who made a nice catch on a low throw, dropped an easy pass in the flat. He fumbled twice in the second half as well. These sorts of errors have been one of the reasons why Williams has fallen behind Matt Breida, who didn't even play in this game. I would not draft Williams in re-draft leagues right now.
Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers
Curtis Samuel suffered an injury in the preseason finale. Samuel, who snatched two passes for five yards, left the game with an ankle injury. It's unclear how severe it is, but Samuel was unlikely to reenter the contest regardless.
Samaje Perine, RB, Redskins
The most prominent fantasy player to take the field in the Redskins-Buccaneers preseason finale was Samaje Perine. Getting the start with Robert Kelley resting, Perine mustered only three yards on five carries. He took a big loss on one play, as he looked slow in the backfield. Perine hasn't been impressive at all this preseason, so he's someone I have no interest in drafting.
John Ross, WR, Bengals
The big news from the Colts-Bengals preseason finale concerns an injury to John Ross. The first-round rookie caught a 6-yard pass on first down and then ran for 25 yards on an end-around, eluding a couple of possible tacklers. However, he injured his knee. He went into the locker room for a bit and then returned without his helmet. Ross might be OK, but there's no way of definitely knowing that right now.
Bilal Powell, RB, Jets
Bilal Powell started the preseason finale, but struggled to do anything against Philadelphia's third-string defense. He carried the ball six times and gained just five yards. New York's offensive line is pathetic, and it's discouraging that the Jets were so willing to use Powell in such a meaningless game, while Matt Forte sat out.