Surging: The Kansas City Star’s Adam Teicher told ProFootballTalk.com he believes running back Peyton Hillis will get a “similar amount of work” to that of Jamaal Charles this season. Hillis has been rapidly rising up the ranks with his solid performances this preseason, but is currently holding an ADP of 110.36 in fantasy football drafts. That position slates him as a 12th round selection which carries considerable upside. The Arkansas product and Charles will be facing the third easiest strength of schedule this season, and is expected to be one of bigger the goal line vultures. Charles owners shouldn’t be dismayed though, as there will be plenty of work to go around. The Chiefs rank fourth this preseason with 131 rushing attempts to go with 637-yards, and you can expect a run-heavy attack during the regular season. Consider Hillis a borderline No. 3 or 4 fantasy back with enough upside to warrant starting him based on the match up.
Quiet surprise: St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has been impressive this preseason, yet is still only considered a borderline No. 2 fantasy football quarterback. Bradford has totaled 398-yards to go with five scores and zero interceptions, and will be facing the tenth easiest strength of schedule among all quarterbacks. His touchdown to interception ratio is tops thus far, and is especially impressive considering he has only attempted 51 passes. Though three of his scores came against a watered-down Baltimore Ravens defense, the showing will have him entering the regular season on a high-note. Fantasy owners should still consider the Oklahoma product only as a reserve selection, but he could be one of the surprises of the year.
Giant leap: New York Giants running back David Wilson has secured his position as the No. 2 option behind incumbent Ahmad Bradshaw after the team announced they had trimmed down the roster and released D.J. Ware. With Bradshaw missing four games in 2011 and already missing time during the preseason with a hand injury, Ware should see plenty of action. Wilson has leads the team with 131-yards for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Fantasy football owners should consider the rookie out of Virginia Tech a must-handcuff to Bradshaw, with the potential to start a few games given the veteran’s durability issues as of late.
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