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



Demaryius Thomas, WR—The hip injury he dealt with last season is behind him and he gets to be reunited with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.


C.J. Anderson, RB—The running game will likely struggle, and Anderson has Devontae Booker and Jamaal Charles to fend off.

One to watch

Jamaal Charles, RB—If it turns out he comes back at even 75 percent of what he used to be, you’ll gladly take him in the eighth round.



Travis Kelce, TE—Hard to think he’s rising after the great season he had last year, but I’m thinking he gets more than four touchdown receptions this year.


Spencer Ware, RB—His status as the Chiefs’ No. 1 back is in question with the addition of rookie Kareem Hunt, who impressed during OTAs.

One to watch

Tyreek Hill, WR—The electrifying wide receiver is no longer a secret, but you have to make sure you don’t overvalue him.



Amari Cooper, WR—He’s entering his third year and if Derek Carr targets him more often near the red zone then Cooper can finally show his true upside.


Marshawn Lynch, RB—I wasn’t as excited about his return, given the last time he played he was a shell of Beast Mode. There’s talent in his backfield that he’ll have to hold off.

One to watch

Jared Cook, TE—The playoff hero for the Packers joins a team that could use a threat down the seam. He’s got TE1 potential, but may stay a TE2.



Tyrell Williams, WR—He led Chargers wide receivers in yards and touchdowns last season and he’s an absolute bargain right now, being drafted in the tenth round.


Mike Williams, WR—With Allen’s injury history, the rookie out of Clemson was looking like he could be a nice pick. But Williams is dealing with a back issue and may miss the start of the season.

One to watch

Hunter Henry, TE—It’s likely this is the season Antonio Gates finally falls off, Henry has shown he has the capability to make an impact.


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Author: Staff Writer

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