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Fantasy Football: Dynasty fallers from preseason Week 1

2RH71JJ Houston Texans running back Devin Singletary warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Trey Lance shows his inexperience: Despite a solid box score, Lance struggled in Week 1’s preseason game against the Raiders.

Rashaad Penny could be further down the Eagles’ depth chart than we thought: Veteran running backs Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott got the night off, while Penny earned some snaps with the starting offense but stayed out there for another two drives with the backups.

• Broncos TE Greg Dulcich takes a backseat to Adam Trautman: After a promising rookie campaign, Dulcich joined the top 12 dynasty tight end rankings. However, fantasy managers might need to reevaluate if Denver continues with its current deployment of Adam Trautman.

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In Week 1 of the NFL preseason, fantasy football managers saw a big chunk of players in their starting lineups in street clothes, as teams looked to evaluate their depth. With that, dynasty managers, in particular, rejoiced at the prospect of identifying some depth for their own rosters. Unfortunately, not all players emerged from the week unscathed. Here, we’ll break down five players who lost dynasty value after the first week of preseason action.

In case you’re looking for Week 1 preseason dynasty winners, you can check those out here.

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QB Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers

There’s been a lot of discourse about Trey Lance and his development since his Week 1 preseason game, and not much of it appreciates the nuance of the situation. Lance was an incredibly raw prospect coming out of North Dakota State, with just 492 pass attempts to his name since his senior year of high school. Heading into Year 3 with an injury to Brock Purdy, many felt this was his opportunity to stake claim to the team’s backup quarterback role over Sam Darnold. But based on what we saw against the Raiders, that might not be the case.


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