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2014 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 10 Players Falling Down the Draft Board

10 Players Falling Down Fantasy Football Mock Drafts

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Fantasy football drafts are kicking off all over the country and everyone is preparing their cheat sheets for draft day. To help you adjust your rankings, here are 10 players falling down draft boards this summer.

10. RB Bishop Sankey, Tennessee Titans

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10. RB Bishop Sankey, Tennessee Titans

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Sankey has been a popular sleeper pick most of the offseason, but the dual-threat back is currently buried down the team’s depth chart. Shonn Greene is listed as the starting back with Dexter McCluster behind him, which leaves Sankey as the third option in Tennessee. Sankey is coming off an impressive preseason game (13 touches-75 yards), but he will keep falling in mock drafts until he moves up the depth chart.

9. WR Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

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9. WR Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

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Watkins has made countless jaw-dropping catches in practice, but he has yet to see that success transition into the game. In two preseason games, Watkins has just two catches for 21 yards. Most rookie wideouts struggle in their first year and until he shows something in the preseason, the youngster will continue to see his fantasy value drop.

8. RB Chris Johnson, New York Jets

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8. RB Chris Johnson, New York Jets

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Johnson has been running with the second-team offense this preseason, as Chris Ivory has received the bulk of the touches with the starters. Most thought CJ2K would walk into the starting gig, but it appears he may not run away with the job after all. Look for Johnson’s value to continue to slip as the preseason moves forward.

7. WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

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7. WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

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Hilton was a popular sleeper during the early part of the offseason, but his value has declined recently as the team incorporates newly acquired RW Hakeem Nicks into the offense more. Nicks has been taking the reps on the outside with Reggie Wayne in camp and the veteran will start on the outside in Week 1. Hilton will still start in the slot, but it is clear that the team plans on using Nicks heavily this fall.

6. RB Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons

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6. RB Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons

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Jackson was brought in to be the feature back in Atlanta’s offense, but he has simply been unable to stay healthy. He will miss the entire preseason with a hamstring injury and the veteran is even in doubt of playing in Week 1. Jackson’s value this summer will continue to fall week after week.

5. RB Knowshon Moreno, Miami Dolphins

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5. RB Knowshon Moreno, Miami Dolphins

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After a career campaign with the Broncos last season (1,038 yards 10 TDs), Moreno unfortunately moved to Miami this offseason. Even worse, Moreno has dealt with a knee injury throughout training camp and the veteran hasn’t been guaranteed to be ready for Week 1. Moreno will be a risky pick and the veteran’s fantasy value will continue to plummet this month.

4. RB Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

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4. RB Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

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Rice’s pending two-game suspension has all but killed his fantasy value this summer. He was once a guaranteed first round back, but he is currently dropping outside of the top-25 backs. Rice is another back that is freefalling down draft boards this summer.

3. RB C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

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3. RB C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills

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After a pathetic 2013 season (933 rush yards, 2 TDs), Spiller still managed to cracked the top-15 running backs on many cheat sheets. Unfortunately, Buffalo brought in Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon to compete for carries and they both have looked better than Spiller this preseason. Spiller will automatically lose goal line carries, but if he continues to see other backs get the ball, Spiller’s value will keep sliding.

2. RB Montee Ball, Denver Broncos

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2. RB Montee Ball, Denver Broncos

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Ball was looking like a breakout candidate all offseason, as he is the favorite to take over the starting gig in Denver. Unfortunately, Ball had to have his appendix removed in the middle of training camp and likely won’t play at all this preseason. He will still be the starter, but the lack of playing time in the preseason has dropped the former Wisconsin standout well past the first round.

1. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

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1. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

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Lynch’s offseason has been a disaster. He was a holdout for a good portion of camp, and even though he is back with the team, many owners are worried about his potential this season. Lynch has received 901 carries over the past three seasons alone and likely won’t see many snaps this preseason.