Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (10) runs the ball against the Washington Commanders during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
• Kansas City Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco was the last running back selected in the draft, but he has worked his way up to playing with the starters.
• Green Bay Packers WR Romeo Doubs might not start the season, but he should see significant playing time this year.
• New York Giants TE Daniel Bellinger might be the only rookie tight end to start Week 1.
Rookies have been the talk of the NFL preseason. This piece will break down how every NFL team has been using their fantasy-relevant rookies as we inch ever-closer to 2022 fantasy football.
Michael Carter started the Jets’ first preseason game, but Hall saw two of nine snaps with the starters and significant time with the backups. The Jets rested their starters including Hall in the second game, allowing Hall to start. He played every snap on the first two drives and got the rest of the night off earlier than the rest of the backups.
Walker started the first preseason game, while Rashaad Penny didn’t play. He rotated in and out with Travis Homer throughout the first half, while Homer took every third down and the two-minute drill. He missed the second game after undergoing an undisclosed procedure, and it’s no guarantee he plays Week 1.
Devin Singletary has taken every snap with the starters. Zack Moss played first with the backups in both games but rotated with Cook. They rotated every few plays rather than by situation, even though Moss is more of a rusher and Cook more of a receiver. It’s unclear how many snaps Cook will get at the start of the regular season, as Singletary is unlikely to take 100% of snaps.
Leonard Fournette started the most recent preseason game and took all of the first-team snaps plus a few more. White came in with the backups and took three snaps in the first quarter and every snap in the second quarter. Giovani Bernard didn’t play but took snaps ahead of White in the first game. He is either second or third on the depth chart.
Elijah Mitchell and Jeff Wilson Jr. have yet to play in the preseason, while Trey Sermon has started and JaMycal Hasty gets passing down work. He’s unlikely to see playing time in the regular season unless he can surpass Sermon, and potentially Wilson, on the depth chart.
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