Though rookies usually get all the attention after the NFL Draft, the fantasy football impacts are often even greater for the veterans. Whether a new addition, like a beefy lineman, boosts a player’s “Surrounding Talent” scores, or a lack of a major move improves a veteran’s “Usage” outlook, a handful of players always emerge with vastly improve fantasy football outlooks.
The 2019 NFL Draft was no different, and The Wolf and Truth are here to break down the 11 Biggest Fantasy Football Risers, including fire takes on:
- Marlon Mack and the fantasy upside that comes with his locked-in “three down” status
- Damien Williams and his chances at yielding RB1 value without major competition added (outside Carlos Hyde… who’s an enormous bargain in his own right)
- Kenyan Drake’s chances at realizing his limitless ceiling
- Peyton Barber as a guy Bruce Arians surprisingly wants to “build around”
- Leonard Fournette… and why we’re no longer full-out avoiding him
- Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman, and the upside of whoever emerges as the Texans’ top-RB (please be Foreman)
- Why Joe Mixon and Dalvin Cook are knocking on the door to the elite even harder after the 2019 Draft
- Devonta Freeman and the sneaky “unsexy upside” he now drips in
The Fantasy Football Stock Market is finally settling, and you can’t miss the Veteran Risers who you should now be targeting.