Fantasy football players rising, falling and ones to watch: NFC North

As we speak, NFL teams are gearing up for training camp, if they haven’t reported already. Fantasy football is just around the corner. Be sure to bookmark this page for up-to-date fantasy football rankings. Keep those rankings in mind as we take a look at each division’s players on the rise, on the decline and ones to watch. Here’s a look at the NFC North.

Packers

Rising

Martellus Bennett, TE—The potential has always been there and I think he ends up in the top-12 for tight ends fantasy scoring.

Falling

Davante Adams, WR—He had 12 TDs last year while Randall Cobb struggled with injuries. Adding Bennett to the mix hurts.

One to watch

Jamaal Williams, RB—The rookie out of BYU has the best shot to take some touches away from converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery.

Vikings

Rising

Dalvin Cook, RB—The rookie has every opportunity to shine over a mediocre Latavius Murray and last season’s leading rusher Jerick McKinnon.

Falling

Jerick McKinnon, RB—With Murray signed in free agency and Cook taken in the draft, there’s no way McKinnon leads the team in rushing this season.

One to watch

Adam Thielen, WR—He led the team in receiving yardage and had more fantasy points in non-PPR leagues than Stefon Diggs.

Lions

Rising

Golden Tate, WR—The Lions’ leader in red zone targets and TDs last season, Anquan Boldin, is out of the picture.

Falling

Theo Riddick, RB—He shines in PPR leagues, but a fully recovered Ameer Abdullah is the better option.

One to watch

Kenny Golladay, WR—After having a good start last year, Marvin Jones struggled. If that carries over to this season then that opens things up for the rookie.

Bears

Rising

Cameron Meredith, WR—With Alshon Jeffery now an Eagle, Meredith will end up being this bad team’s No. 1 receiver.

Falling

Jordan Howard, RB—He definitely won’t be a bust, but the odds are long for him to repeat last season’s performance with this team.

One to watch

Dion Sims, TE—Zach Miller is in danger of not making the Bears’ roster and Sims scored all four of his touchdowns in his last six games with the Dolphins last year.

Divisions:

NFC North

NFC South

AFC North

AFC South

NFC East

NFC West

AFC East

AFC West