Fantasy football players rising, falling and ones to watch: AFC East

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 AFC East



Mike Gillislee, RB—He’s a talented back who was extremely efficient as LeSean McCoy’s backup in Buffalo. He’ll come out on top of the Patriots’ backfield.


Dion Lewis, RB—He’ll be the odd man out with the additions of Gillislee and Rex Burkhead while James White remains the main pass-catching option.

One to watch

Julian Edelman, WR—It’s yet to be seen how well Tom Brady and Brandin Cooks will click, but the addition of the speedster has to hurt Edelman’s value.




DeVante Parker, WR—His teammates and coaching staff are very high on him a year after he more than doubled his receptions and gained 744 yards to go with four TDs.


Kenny Stills, WR—Expectations are high for DeVante Parker, and if he pans out then Stills falls short of his nine TDs from 2016.

One to watch

Julius Thomas, TE—He’s had success before, but health has been an issue. If he stays on the field, he could be a worthy waiver pick up.



Zay Jones, WR—Coaches have been impressed by the rookie who will have to step up if the fragile Sammy Watkins is to get hurt again.


Tyrod Taylor, QB—Even if things go perfectly for him, he’s at best a stringing option. It’s important to note he’s playing under a new coach now as well.

One to watch

Andre Holmes, WR—The former Raiders receiver may end up starting for the Bills after getting work with the first team, but it depends on the development of Jones.



Quincy Enunwa, WR—He’s the only game in town with the departures of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.


Matt Forte, RB—With the Jets taking a running-back-by-committee approach, Forte’s not a good bet to make your starting lineup.

One to watch

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE—The Jets may try to get the talented tight end involved given their lack of depth at wideout. He’s suspended two games so no need to use a draft pick on him.


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Author: Staff Writer

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