Originally written on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 8/12/13
Every year, players dominate the preseason, but rarely do they make an impact in fantasy land. However, with so many teams running with a committee in the backfield and holding on to those extra receivers to spread the field, some of these guys might actually be able to help during the regular season. Do not draft any of these guys, but keep an eye on them. QuarterbacksE.J. Manuel (BUF) - 16/21 107 yards 1 TD 28 rushing yards on 3 attempts, 24 longI did not watch the game, just saw the highlights, but from what I am hearing, Manuel looked great.  His stats aren't anything special, but critics liked his game.  Good way to start to his career!Kirk Cousins (WSH) - 6/7 52 yards TDEveryone has their eyes on RGIII this season and if he can't stay healthy, Cousins will be a hot commodity!T.J. Yates (HOU) - 13/21 151 yards TDCase Keenum (HOU) - 13/18 125 yards TDMatt Cassel (MIN) - 12/19 212 yards TD/INTRunning BacksJoseph Randle (DAL) - 17 for 95 yards TDRandle was able to score from the 1 yard line (just barely) and if he wants to have a role this season with a healthy DeMarco Murray, he has to keep up the good work.LeGarrette Blount (NE) - 11 carries 101 yards 2 TD 51 longNew England ran all over the Eagles but the 1 yard TDs are going to be Blounts only fantasy value.  Do NOT expect 50 yard TD runs from Blount often...especially the way this one went down!Christine Michael (SEA) - 16 carries 89 yards 24 longThis is exactly why the Seahawks drafted Michael, but he will have very limited action this season.Bryce Brown (PHI) - 5 carries 22 yards TD 8 longShonn Greene (TEN) - 5 carries 32 yards TD 19 longEvan Royster (WSH) - 14 carries 62 yards 15 longRoy Helu (WSH) - 13 carries 57 yards 13 longPhilip Tanner (DAL) - 17 for 84 yards TDLaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) - 7 rushes 40 yards 10 longCierre Wood (HOU) - 10 carries 59 yards 20 longRashad Jennings (OAK) - 9 carries for 39 yards 16 longKhiry Robinson (NO) - 12 carries 52 yards 15 longKenjon Barner (CAR) - 9 carries 37 yards 1 TD 8 long lost fumJordan Todman (JAC) - 6 carries 45 yards 26 longCJ Anderson (DEN) - 15 carries 69 yards 17 longWide ReceiversCole Beasley (DAL) - 4 for 54 TD 23 long and a TDBeasley had a nice preseason last year so this is no surprise.  Kevin Ogletree and Dwayne Harris saw the field more often last season but Beasley has been producing to long now to go unnoticed and Ogletree is now a Buccaneer.Brice Butler (OAK) - 2 for 70 TD on 6 targetsThe Raiders 7th round pick could jump up the Raiders depth chart if he continues to make big time plays.  Plus with the injury history of Jacoby Ford, Butler could get more snaps this season then first thought.  He also makes catches like this in the endzone! (MUST SEE)Nick Toon (NO) - 4 catches 66 yards 5 targets 22 longWith Joe Morgan done for the season, Nick Toon is the only person stopping Nick Toon from catches passes in regular season games.  Drew Brees loves to spread the ball around so if Toon keeps catching his targets, he could become a useful bye week player or even step in for when Lance Moore and/or Marques Colston need to recover from whatever injury they are suffering that week!Lester Jean (HOU) - 6 catches 52 yards TD 9 targetsJean is battling Keyshawn Martin and Devier Posey as well as rookie DeAndre Hopkins for playing time.    The way the Texans move the ball on the ground and Andre Johnson dominates the targets, if Jean can get looks this close the endzone, he can be a decent fill in on a bye week.DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) - 4 catches 52 yards 1 TD 5 targets 34 longJean better hope Hopkins doesn't continue to make catches like this one, but fantasy owners will love him if he does!Cordarelle Patterson (MIN) - 4 catches 54 yards 8 targets 22 longIf Patterson is returning kicks all season long and getting production like this, he could have some extra value in leagues that count return yards.Greg Salas (PHI) - 3 catches 54 yards 35 long 3 targets TDThe Eagles are going to need help at the WR position with Jeremy Maclin out and DeSean Jackson as one dimensional as he is.  If Salas can continue to make special catches like this one and take bubble screens to the house, he will get some regular season playing time.Chris Givens (StL) - 3 catches 82 yards TD 59 long 3 targetsThis is what fantasy owners want to see out of Givens.  A 59 yard catch from Sam Bradford on a DEEP route over the middle of the field.  These two can hook up all season long, then Givens will be a nice WR3/Flex option.  Then Bradford found Givens in the endzone on a 3 yard pass. Marcus Easley (BUF) - 7 catches 94 yards on 7 targets 29 longStevie Johnson and rookie Robert Woods should be the Bills main options on offense, but there is always room for a 3rd receiver on every NFL team!T.Y. Hilton (IND) - 3 catches 61 yards 1 TD 45 long - YOU CAN DRAFT HIMOne of our favorites last season, Hilton is capable of big things this fantasy season!Marquess Wilson (CHI) - 4 catches 82 yards 58 long 5 targetsBen Obomanu (NYJ) - 4 catches 59 yards 24 long 5 targetsStephen Williams (SEA) - 2 catches 83 yards TD 42 long 3 targetsMatt Willis (DET) - 3 catches 51 yards 1 TD 27 long 4 targetsDavid Gettis (CAR) - 3 catches 56 yards 5 targets 19 longRaymond Radway (StL)  - 3 catches 78 yards TD 53 long 5 targetsChad Bumphis (MIA) - 7 for 111 9 targetsCharles Hawkins (ARI) - 4 catches 92 yards on 4 targets 36 longAndy Tanner (NO) - 3 catches 59 yards 37 long 5 targetsTight EndsDustin Keller (MIA) - 3 catches 50 yards TD 2 targets 24 long - YOU CAN DRAFT HIMWe are high on Keller this season, so seeing him catch a TD, right outside the Red Zone, makes us very happy.  It was actually a pretty poor throw but a great catch by Keller. As long as Tannehill keeps looking his way in the end zone, we will continue to push Dustin Keller on you!Vance McDonald (SF) - 4 catches 66 yards 21 long 8 targetsDelanie Walker turned out to be a nice option for the 49ers when Vernon Davis was injured or Alex Smith/Colin Kaepernick needed to dump the ball off.  McDonald will have value if and only if Davis gets injured, it's nice to see him producing.Did you / would you, draft any of these guys this year?  Which of these guys do you see having the BEST fantasy season?  Leave your comments below!Check out last seasons Boys Making Noise post
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