Fantasy Football 2016: Answers to Preseason’s Biggest Questions

August 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What are the biggest questions—and subsequent lessons—fantasy football investors can take away from the 2016 NFL preseason?
With just over seven minutes left in the first quarter of the Detroit Lions' first preseason game of 2015, then-rookie Ameer Abdullah rocketed deep out of his own backfield for a 45-yard gain. In a matter of seconds, Twitter gushed, and Abdullah's fantasy stock surged to new heights.
Abdullah would go on to produce a disappointing rookie season, finishing 63rd in fantasy points per game among tailbacks in standard ESPN leagues. But the results don't change the fact that his fantasy draft stock was altered on that single play. For those who dismiss the NFL preseason as inconsequential, this snapshot offers evidence of how influential it can be to the fantasy football marketplace.
Could the "Abdullah Moment" for the 2016 preseason be the Oakland Raiders' DeAndre Washington's sizzling highlight reel from the team's first preseason...

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