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In this edition of the preseason fantasy football Top 150 PPR rankings, we discuss players who were impacted by free agents who left their teams this off-season. For example, we will cover the impact a player like Calvin Ridley leaving Jacksonville could have on the rest of the Jaguars’ skill position players heading into 2024.

After this week, we will begin to look at the NFL draft to see which players could have the most to gain or lose from their team’s picks. For now, let’s dive into some players who got a boost in value by other players leaving their teams in free agency. 

 

Baby Don’t Come Back!

 

  • Player: Josh Palmer
  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers
  • Overall Ranking: 81 (ECR 129)

The Chargers are vacating a league-high 395 targets after watching Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Gerald Everett leave the team this off-season. These departures should immediately vault Josh Palmer into a nearly every-down role.

In his career, Palmer has played over 80% of the snaps in just 14 games. In those contests, Palmer has averaged 8.4 targets and 14.7 PPR PPG. That production would have made Palmer the WR18 in 2023. Jim Harbaugh did show a tendency to lean on veteran players from his time in San Francisco so Palmer could be in for a big role next season.

 

  • Player: Michael Wilson
  • Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Overall Ranking: 131 (ECR 163)

We could have easily made Michael Wilson a player in our next article, but no matter what Wilson should be on our fantasy radars in 2024 with the departure of Marquise Brown. First, Kyler Murray has supported two top 48 wide receivers in three of his first four seasons as a starter.

Next, Offensive Coordinator Drew Petzing coached in Minnesota (Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen) and Cleveland (Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham) where they featured two dominant wide receivers. Even if the Cardinals select a wide receiver in round 1, Wilson should return value at his current ADP.

 

  • Player: Zay Jones
  • Team Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Overall Ranking: 132 (ECR 144)

Replacing target hog Calvin Ridley with Gabe Davis should immediately float targets to the other key pieces in the Jaguars offense. Players like Evan Engram and Christian Kirk should be the logical boost, but we shouldn’t forget about Zay Jones.

Jones finished as the WR26 in 2022, and even in an injury riddled 2023 campaign, Jones still averaged 12 PPR PPG in the four games he played over 75% of the snaps. That production would still put him inside the top 40 for wide receivers last season.

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Tyreek HillMIAWR
CeeDee LambDALWR
Amon-Ra St. BrownDETWR
Breece HallNYJRB
Kyren WilliamsLARRB
Bijan RobinsonATLRB
Ja’Marr ChaseCINWR
Jahmyr GibbsDETRB
Justin JeffersonMINWR
A.J. BrownPHIWR
Jonathan TaylorINDRB
De’Von AchaneMIARB
Alvin KamaraNORB
Rachaad WhiteTBRB
Puka NacuaLARWR
Garrett WilsonNYJWR
Saquon BarkleyPHIRB
Travis EtienneJACRB
Isiah PachecoKCRB
Josh JacobsGBRB
Rashee RiceKCWR
D.J. MooreCHIWR
Sam LaPortaDETTE
Travis KelceKCTE
Mike EvansTBWR
Davante AdamsLVWR
Deebo SamuelSFWR
Brandon AiyukSFWR
Mark AndrewsBALTE
James ConnerARIRB
Joe MixonHOURB
James CookBUFRB
Aaron JonesMINRB
Kenneth WalkerSEARB
Josh AllenBUFQB
Jalen HurtsPHIQB
Patrick MahomesKCQB
Lamar JacksonBALQB
Raheem MostertMIARB
Chris OlaveNOWR
Cooper KuppLARWR
Stefon DiggsHOUWR
Tee HigginsCINWR
David MontgomeryDETRB
Michael PittmanINDWR
Drake LondonATLWR
Zay FlowersBALWR
Amari CooperCLEWR
Nico CollinsHOUWR
Keenan AllenLACWR
Trey McBrideARITE
Dalton KincaidBUFTE
Joe BurrowCINQB
Dak PrescottDALQB
DeVonta SmithPHIWR
Jaylen WaddleMIAWR
D.K. MetcalfSEAWR
Tank DellHOUWR
Derrick HenryBALRB
Zamir WhiteLVRB
Tony PollardTENRB
Rhamondre StevensonNERB
C.J. StroudHOUQB
Anthony RichardsonINDQB
Brock PurdySFQB
Jordan LoveGBQB
Kyler MurrayARIQB
Evan EngramJACTE
Christian KirkJACWR
David NjokuCLETE
George KittleSFTE
Zack MossCINRB
D’Andre SwiftCHIRB
Devin SingletaryNYGRB
Austin EkelerWASRB
George PickensPITWR
Aaron RodgersNYJQB
Courtland SuttonDENWR
Brian RobinsonWASRB
Josh PalmerLACWR
Marquise BrownKCWR
Jayden ReedGBWR
Jaxon Smith-NjigbaSEAWR
Calvin RidleyTENWR
Jordan AddisonMINWR
Chris GodwinTBWR
Dallas GoedertPHITE
Jake FergusonDALTE
T.J. HockensonMINTE
Mike WilliamsNYJWR
Justin HerbertLACQB
Javonte WilliamsDENRB
Jerome FordCLERB
DeAndre HopkinsTENWR
Gus EdwardsLACRB
Najee HarrisPITRB
Jaylen WarrenPITRB
Jakobi MeyersLVWR
Rico DowdleDALRB
Nick ChubbCLERB
Trevor LawrenceJACQB
Tua TagovailoaMIAQB
Keaton MitchellBALRB
Cole KmetCHITE
Jared GoffDETQB
Josh DownsINDWR
Tyjae SpearsTENRB
Terry McLaurinWASWR
Chuba HubbardCARRB
Chase BrownCINRB
Tyler LockettSEAWR
Christian WatsonGBWR
Matthew StaffordLARQB
Curtis SamuelBUFWR
Khalil ShakirBUFWR
Diontae JohnsonCARWR
Adam ThielenCARWR
Kyle PittsATLTE
Romeo DoubsGBWR
Brandin CooksDALWR
Rashid ShaheedNOWR
Pat FreiermuthPITTE
Cade OttonTBTE
Chigoziem OkonkwoTENTE
Wan’Dale RobinsonNYGWR
Roschon JohnsonCHIRB
Demario DouglasNEWR
Jaleel McLaughlinDENRB
Zach CharbonnetSEARB
Jameson WilliamsDETWR
Michael WilsonARIWR
Zay JonesJACWR
Gabe DavisJACWR
Kirk CousinsATLQB
Kendre MillerNORB
Daniel JonesNYGQB
Jerry JeudyCLEWR
Will LevisTENQB
Kendrick BourneNEWR
Dalton SchultzHOUTE
Miles SandersCARRB
Luke MusgraveGBTE
Baker MayfieldTBQB
Darnell MooneyATLWR
Zach ErtzWASTE
Russell WilsonPITQB
Justin FieldsPITQB
Marvin MimsDENWR
Quentin JohnstonLACWR

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Sources: Razzball.comPFF.comFantasyProsFFTodayPro Football Reference and Football Outsiders





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