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2014 Fantasy Football: Top 5 Draft Trends Through Preseason Week 2

5 Draft Trends From Week 2 Of Preseason

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As we approach the regular season, there will be dozens of trends that sweep through the world of fantasy football. To help you plan your draft strategy, here are five important fantasy trends to recognize through Week 2 of the 2014 preseason.

5. Matt Prater Continues To Be Drafted Too Early

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5. Matt Prater Continues To Be Drafted Too Early

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Most experienced fantasy football fans know enough to not reach for a kicker. However, Prater, Denver’s kicker, has surprisingly started to climb up draft boards this week. He has been spotted as high as the ninth round in some formats, which is absolutely mid-boggling considering the weekly drop off between kickers.

4. Michael Vick Is Falling Fast

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4. Michael Vick Is Falling Fast

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When the Jets signed Vick this preseason, most imagined he would quickly take over the starting job. However, Geno Smith has started both games for the Green Machine this preseason, including in Week 2 versus the Bengals. Vick continues to see his ADP plummet this summer as Smith becomes more likely to open the year as the team’s starting QB.

3. Brandin Cooks Is Skyrocketing Up Draft Boards

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3. Brandin Cooks Is Skyrocketing Up Draft Boards

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The mere fact that the Saints drafted a wide receiver in the first round has caused the wideout to fly up draft boards. However, his value has actually continued to rise this preseason after a couple highlight reel grabs. He has one of the best quarterbacks in the game in Drew Brees and this kid has all the potential in the world, so expect plenty of owners to reach for him this summer.

2. Lamar Miller Is Being Drafted Ahead Of Knowshon Moreno

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2. Lamar Miller Is Being Drafted Ahead Of Knowshon Moreno

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Miami spent $3 million this offseason to bring in Moreno to finally shore up their running game. Unfortunately, the veteran has been dealing with a knee injury all offseason and has yet to play a snap in the preseason. the news of Moreno’s knee injury has caused Miller to be grabbed ahead of him in drafts this week and the trend could continue if the former Bronco doesn't get on the field quickly.

1. Montee Ball Is Falling Out Of First Round

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1. Montee Ball Is Falling Out Of First Round

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Ball was a popular first round pick this offseason following the departure of Knowshon Moreno, but his stock slowly started falling after the news surfaced that he needed to have his appendix removed this month. Luckily, Ball was back in practice on Monday and should be ready for the team’s season opener. Consider him to once again be a safe first round back.