Daniel Jones - QB - New York Giants
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 11 of his 14 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and lost a pair of fumbles in a 32-13 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Jones will obviously have to clean up the ball security issues, but he was once again sharp throwing the ball. Eli Manning's presence limits his value to keeper formats for the time being, but Jones is showing some potential.
Josh Rosen - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen completed 10 of his 18 passes for 102 yards in a 16-14 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 16. He was also sacked three times.
Huddle Up: Rosen didn't make any major mistakes, but he was unable to push the ball down the field in any fashion. He will likely have a chance to start at some point, but he is a low-end QB2, at best.
Jordan Scarlett - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Jordan Scarlett led the team in carries and yards in a 27-14 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 16, finishing with eight carries for 35 yards. He also caught one pass for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: Scarlett was dealing with a back injury, but he was able to show why he is being billed as the likely backup for Christian McCaffrey. He is the best bet as a handcuff if you invest in McCaffrey in the first round.
Cole Beasley - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley caught all five of his targets for 44 yards in a 27-14 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Beasley is ticketed for the starting slot receiver job, and if he emerges as a safety valve for Josh Allen, he could become a useful depth option in PPR formats.
Devin Singletary - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary rushed twice for six yards and caught three of his five targets for 25 yards in a 27-14 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Singletary showed promise as a receiver, and at the very least, he should have a role as a third-down back to start his career. His ceiling is much higher, but for now, he should be considered a RB4.
Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen completed nine of his 11 passes for 102 yards and rushed once for a yard in a 27-14 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: The efficient night throwing the ball is an encouraging sign. Allen showed his upside as a runner as a rookie, and if he can start to consistently make throws from the pocket, he has QB1 potential. For now, he is best suited for best ball formats.
Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Not surprisingly, the Chargers are playing it save with their veteran quarterback. Rivers is a high-floor QB2 who will deliver occasional QB1 performances.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) is expected to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 18. He missed the second preseason game because of back tightness.
Huddle Up: Rodgers should be fine moving forward and should be one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy leagues this season.
Saquon Barkley - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley will not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Barkley will receive a significant amount of touches this season, so the team wants to keep him healthy. Barkley should be the first or second pick in all fantasy drafts this season.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Newton probably will only play in the third preseason game because the team wants to keep him healthy for the regular season. Newton has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues this season.
Amari Cooper - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is dealing with a heel muscle strain but could play at some point during the preseason.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys likely are taking things slow with Cooper since he does not need a lot of playing time in the preseason. Fantasy players can monitor the situation, but Cooper likely will be a No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is likely to play out the final season of his current four-year, $83.25 million contract in 2019 before he and the team address a new deal next offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Rivers will turn 38 before the close of the 2019 regular season, but he is still posting some of the best numbers of his career and has a strong cast of weapons with TE Hunter Henry returning from injury. He's a safe QB2 option.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) was held out of the team's exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 15, due to back tightness, and head coach Matt LaFleur said afterward it's not a 'necessity' to have Rodgers play at all in the preseason. 'I think we'd like to see him, but you're talking about a veteran quarterback that's played a lot of football,' LaFleur said via PackersNews.com following Thursday's game. 'I don't think it's a necessity, but it's certainly something that we'd like to see.'
Huddle Up: There is much intrigue in seeing Rodgers operate in LaFleur's new offense, but Rodgers will be just fine if he can stay healthy, and in fact is primed for a bounce-back season after hitting a full-season career low with 4.2 touchdown pass percentage last season. He remains a high-level QB1.
Lamar Jackson - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson chatted with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after the teams' preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15. 'Have a great season, man,' Rodgers said at the end of the conversation. 'Slide a little bit.'
Huddle Up: As a rookie last season, Jackson set a single-season NFL QB record with 147 rushing attempts and turned them into 695 yards and five TDs. Jackson's legs are the key part of Jackson's high-level QB2 fantasy standing, but Rodgers is right at the runs do put Jackson at a greater risk for injury. Bake that risk into your evaluation of Jackson.
Antonio Brown - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) fired back Thursday, Aug. 15, at an Adam Schefter report saying Brown would retire if he couldn't play with his preferred helmet. 'I don't know where they got that, who made that up, either,' Brown said following the team's preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals. 'Why would I retire, man? I've got a beautiful career. I'm healthy. I love to play the game... I'm grateful to play the game'
Huddle Up: Most of the Brown drama will hopefully end once the preseason does, and he can get back to being one of the most dominant wide receivers in the game. Value him as a low-end WR1.
Ty Montgomery - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Ty Montgomery rushed seven times for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 22-10 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Montgomery's ability to play both running back and receiver should help him see some touches, but unless something happens to Le'Veon Bell, it is unlikely any other back for the Jets will have fantasy relevance.
Josh Jacobs - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed four times for 21 yards in his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 15, and he said he felt he left more yards on the field.
Huddle Up: After sitting out Oakland's preseason opener, Jacobs was efficient with his limited carries. At worst, he should be a volume-based RB2, and his every-down ability gives him RB1 upside.
Ito Smith - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed five times for 13 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 45 yards in a 22-10 preseason loss to the New York Jets Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Smith's versatility gives him the best chance to serve as the primary backup to Devonta Freeman, and given Freeman's recent injury history, Smith could be one of the more valuable handcuffs.
Andy Isabella - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Andy Isabella's caught one of his four targets for a 59-yard touchdown in a 33-26 preseason loss to the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Isabella has reportedly fallen behind KeeSean Johnson in the battle for the No. 3 receiver role, but his big-play ability was on display in this one. Isabella is more of a late-round flier in redraft leagues, but he is a valuable asset in dynasty formats.
Kyler Murray - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray completed three of his eight passes for 12 yards and rushed once for four yards in a 33-26 preseason loss to the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 15. He was also sacked twice.
Huddle Up: After generating plenty of buzz in his preseason opener, Murray was humbled in his second start. His QB1 upside isn't going away, but this performance is a good reminder for fantasy owners that there are going to be bumps in the road with any rookie quarterback.