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

NFL teams are starting training camp this week which means 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 the NFC West.



Russell Wilson, QB—Wilson had 10 passing touchdowns in his last five games of 2016 because he was finally healthy enough to take advantage of his mobility. He enters this season fresh.


Thomas Rawls, RB—With the signing of Eddie Lacy, Rawls’ value takes a big hit, not to mention the presence of a skillful C.J. Prosise.

One to watch

C.J. Prosise, RB—Speaking of Prosise, he should continue to be dangerous in the passing game. He’ll be more valuable in PPR leagues.



John Brown, WR—He dealt with a sickle-cell trait issue and a cyst on his spine in 2016. He will be available at good value and is likely to bounce back.


Carson Palmer, QB—Palmer is still at a QB2 level, but he contemplated retirement in the offseason and his best days appear to be behind him.

One to watch

J.J. Nelson, WR—Nelson had five overall touchdowns in the last five weeks of the season in 2016. If Larry Fitzgerald begins to slow down, a big if, then Nelson could become a bigger factor.



Robert Woods, WR—Woods has every opportunity to become the No. 1 receiver in Los Angeles with Kenny Britt in Cleveland now. Great value pick possibility.


Todd Gurley, RB—He still has a high floor, just based on volume of touches, but not much has changed from a season in which he rushed for just 885 yards.

One to watch

Tyler Higbee, TE—Lance Kendricks is now a Packer, so the second-year player should see a large increase in targets. Monitor his off the field issues before picking him up off waivers.



Pierre Garcon, WR—He had his career year with Kyle Shanahan in Washington and new 49ers’ QB Brian Hoyer helped DeAndre Hopkins shine as a rookie in Houston.


Carlos Hyde, RB—A new regime is in town and the drafting of Joe Williams doesn’t inspire confidence in the oft-injured running back.

One to watch

Joe Williams, RB—He looks like the preferred back for the new head coach, so pay close attention to the reports out of training camp.


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Author: Staff Writer

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