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Chargers' Mike Williams hauls in touchdown in second preseason game
Los Angeles Charger wide receiver Mike Williams caught 1 pass for 25 yards and 1 touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Williams caught his first touchdown of the preseason on a 25 yard fade in the third quarter. With 32% of red zone targets missing from last year, the former first round pick is expected to have a bigger role in his second season.
Our models have Williams ranked as the 77th ranked wide receiver, with projections of 42.52 receptions (on 83.50 targets), 499.25 yards, and 2.76 touchdowns.
Saints' Michael Thomas could lead NFL in receptions in 2018
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is projected as a top-five fantasy wide receiver for the 2018 season.
Thomas posted an impressive 155 fantasy points last season, good for eighth-best among receivers. With veteran Drew Brees still slinging the rock in New Orleans, Thomas should be the top target yet again, and could even lead the league in receptions, as numberFire projects.
Our models project Thomas for 1,369 receiving yards and 7.6 touchdowns on 105 receptions, good for the fifth-best preseason projection among wide receivers.
Buccaneers' Mike Evans expected to bounce back in 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is projected as a top-10 fantasy wide receiver for the 2018 season.
Evans surpassed 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth consecutive season in 2017, joining just A.J. Green and Randy Moss as the only wideouts to do so in their first four years in the league. Despite this remarkable milestone, last year was a fantasy disappointment, as he was barely a top-20 receiver. Evans shouldn't want for targets, despite quarterback Jameis Winston's (suspension) early-season absence.
Our models project Evans as our preseason WR6 for fantasy purposes, allotting him 85 catches for 1,324 receiving yards and 8.1 touchdowns.
Steelers' Le'Veon Bell projected to impress in contract year
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is projected as the top running back for fantasy football in 2018.
Bell has dealt with offseason drama for the second consecutive year due to the franchise tag, and the elite running back remains in a holdout that should last through the preseason. If Bell follows the same pattern as last year, though, he'll report for Week 1 and be in game shape easily.
Our models project Bell for 1,399 rushing yards and 10.2 touchdowns on 315 carries, adding 82 receptions for 663 receiving yards and 2.8 touchdowns. We have Bell as our preseason RB1 for fantasy purposes, assuming a 16-game season.
Bears' Trey Burton impresses in second preseason game
Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton caught 4 passes on 5 targets for 45 yards and 1 touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Denver Broncos.
Burton looked comfortable in his new offense, producing his totals in just one quarter. His future role as a move tight end could be seen as he ran about half of his routes from the slot.
Our models have Burton as the 11th ranked tight end, with projections for 51.88 catches (on 77.32 targets), 599.32 yards, and 4.94 touchdowns.
Rams' Todd Gurley aiming to repeat as fantasy's best running back
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is projected to remain a top-five fantasy running back in the 2018 season.
After an incredibly disappointing sophomore 2016, Gurley posted a position-best (and second overall) 319 fantasy points last season thanks to the Rams' rejuvenated offense. With a four-year, $60 million contract giving him some peace of mind going into this year, we like Gurley to remain an elite fantasy option.
Our models project Gurley for 1,280 rushing yards and 9.7 touchdowns on 283 carries, adding 66 receptions for 547 receiving yards and 3.1 scores. Gurley comes in as our preseason RB4 for fantasy.
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