A.J. Green's injury is just one of the key preseason developments that have impacted the rankings
NFL preseason is in full swing and just like teams are having to make changes to their depth charts and game plans because of injuries, lack of production or other reasons, the same can be said for fantasy football rankings.
Even before training camp began the news came out that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill would not be disciplined for violating the league's personal conduct policy after concluding its investigation into a domestic violence case involving his young son.
Then as soon as camps broke, A.J. Green (torn ligaments in ankle), Sterling Shepard (broken thumb), and Corey Coleman (torn ACL) were among those to get hurt. And then there's the matter of Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon not even showing up because of contract holdouts.
But another potential draft-changer presented itself earlier this week when news came from the Indianapolis Colts that Andrew Luck was dealing with a high ankle issue. The team is cautiously optimistic that Luck will be good to go by Week 1 but his prolonged absence and the mystery surrounding it (it went from initially being called a calf injury by the team to owner Jim Irsay calling it a bone issue to GM Chris Ballard saying it was a high ankle issue) has already caused him to tumble down the rankings. Even though quarterback is fairly deep the longer Luck's uncertainty lingers the more it will impact fantasy drafts.
It goes without saying that these rankings below are fluid, but you have to start somewhere, right?