Four players who could have a huge impact — for better or for worse

The Yahoo Fantasy Football crew — Andy, Scott, Dalton, and Matt — identify the specific players who have the biggest range of results this NFL season. Who could be a huge fantasy star – and who could never take off at all?

Andy Behrens: If things break right for Trey Lance and emerges as a lean dual-threat enigma with elite receiving options at his disposal, then he can certainly challenge for QB1 status. In the two games he started last season, Lance had 24 rushing attempts.

But if Lance can’t move the Niners’ offense in September, it’s not crazy to think he’ll find himself back holding a clipboard, watching Jimmy Garoppolo he led the Niners on a deep playoff run that doesn’t end with a title. Of course, if you’re playing in a one-QB league, you should only draft upside because the position is so easily replaced in-season.

Dalton Del Don: Trey Lance he’s the seventh-youngest QB ever to start just three football games since 2019, but he also has incredible imagination thanks to his rushing (he led all QBs in dropback tackles last year as a rookie) and situation (Kyle Shanahan has the 49ers led usually the championship in the YAC and helped Nick Mullens threw for the second-most yards through his first 16 starts in NFL history).

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Lance suffered two different injuries during his short stint last season and enters 2022 with an incredibly low floor but also the upside of immediately being a top-three fantasy QB.

Scott Pianowski: Trey Lance is probably the right answer here, as suggested by two of my colleagues. And I had a lot to say about Lance too. But let’s turn to the running back and think about what Javonte Williams it’s all in denver.

Javonte Williams is one of the most enigmatic players in fantasy. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

In a perfect runout, Williams could be back in the top five. hell, it could be a magazine cover next year. Williams is seven years younger than Melvin Gordon and there is a new coaching staff. Maybe Williams marks the back as his own, leaves Gordon in the dust.

But last year, Gordon was anything but dusted. Williams and Gordon had nearly identical usage rates and efficiency metrics. Bring the toys. We need to learn if Williams is more of a championship winner or one of those “wait until next year” options.

Two wide receivers at opposite ends of the spectrum

Matt Harmon: I will suggest a pair of wide outs who are at opposite ends of their careers. In the end, we have Julio Jones. I’m ready to believe anything about the future Hall of Famer. Jones Reception perception results they look eerily similar By Dez Bryant 2017 season. You’ll recall that Bryant was clearly cooked up and didn’t sign with a new team until November after being cut by Dallas in March. We could be looking at a similar rock for Jones. I’m also willing to believe that he was just playing through injury last year for this sample and is coming back into great shape with Tom Brady. He won’t be a WR1, but could provide reliable WR2 numbers if he catches some breaks.

In the near-early stages of his career, I’ll go Kadarius Toney. The mercurial Giants receiver isn’t a polished route runner, but he has a rare ability to move in the open field and showed some better nuance against zone coverage than expected as a rookie. The problem is that something is going on with him off the field, be it injuries or something else. The Giants are getting a serious coaching/game upgrade and Toney has the talent to take advantage of it. He just needs to stay healthy and improve his game a bit. I like to bet on his ADP right now, but his range of results is as wide as anyone.

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