Here are a list of 10 players that saw their value increase or decrease based on how the NFL draft went last weekend.

This just reinforces why RB’s should be devalued in dynasty as all but the elite talents can be replaced at any moment with talented young rookies with low mileage on the tread.

Let me know if I missed anyone.

Winners

Ameer Abdullah – After an injury-plagued sophomore season the Lions failed to address the RB position and it’s clear that the team is going to give Ameer another chance to show his stuff in a make-or-break year for the uber-talented RB.  He’s a buy for me this off-season and if I’m a betting man I’ll say he stays healthy in a magical ’17 season.

Kenneth Dixon – The 4-game suspension definitely sucks, but assuming he comes back in shape he should quickly take over lead-back duties.  He has a 3-down skill-set and as long as he gets the PT the production will follow and especially in PPR format.

ODB – One of the best players in FF has been helped immensely this off-season after the additions of Brandon Marshall from the Jets and 1st round selection of TE Evan Engram who can absolutely fly and will rip open the seams of defenses.  With Marshall, Shepard and Engram teams won’t be able to focus on Beckham with bracket-coverage on every play.

Mike Evans – Adding the best TE in the draft in O.J. Howard is never a bad thing, he should help to take the focus off of Evans at least a bit.  Evans will be the focus for many defensive coordinators after last year’s elite breakout season.

AJ Green – After taking Tyler Boyd in the 2nd round of ’16 the Bengals followed up by selecting electric speedster John Ross in the first round of this year’s draft.  Ross has the title of fastest 40-time of all-time in the NFL combine surpassing Chris Johnson this year.  He should definitely help to take the lid of the defenses keeping AJG free to battle more in 1-on-1 match-ups than in year’s past.

 

Losers

Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill – The selection of Joe Mixon could be the beginning of the end for these two as a prominent RB in the Cinci offense.  While many teams removed Joe completely from their draft boards the Bengals were aggressive in landing him in the early 2nd round.  Many scouts say that w/out the off-field issues Mixon would easily be a 1st round selection.  He’s a physical beast and should take over quickly which could make Hill expendable via trade which would be a good thing at this point for his career from a FF and production standpoint.

Latavius Murray – It looked like Murray found a good landing spot in MN after the team parted ways with AP, but fast-forward to last weekend and the selection of Dalvin Cook is the sledge hammer to his immediate and long-term fantasy value in my opinion.  He might get the nod early in the season but it’s only a matter of time before Cook takes the gig and runs with it.  Any chance of trading Murray went out the window with this draft selection.

Tyrell Williams – He had a solid year helping many teams after the season ending injury to K.Allen, some thought he would have a prominent role moving forward too.  Well, that didn’t last long after the selection of Mike Williams who is a big possession WR.  Tyrell is more of a speed/finesse guy so there is a chance he retains some value but there will be too many mouths to feed with Allen, Williams and Henry there in the mix.

Cameron Brate – Brate had a nice little season last year, but the selection of the #1 rated TE in the draft (O.J. Howard) all but squashed any chance at a repeat year.

Rob Kelley – Kelley should remain the starter “for now” but that won’t last long with the talented Samaje Perine from Oklahoma who was drafted in the 4th round.  Kelley had a solid year last season, but I just don’t see him as the long-term answer at RB for Washington.  This draft selection surely means that Matt Jones is done and will more than likely be cut or traded.  Perine is a big physical back who will make the most of his opportunity once he hits the field, watch out for this kid.

Honrable Mention – Gary Barnidge – Plain and simple Barnidge was cut quickly after the Browns selected David Njoku the 2nd-rated TE in this year’s draft class.