Week 2 of the preseason is upon us, which means we're gaining a little more clarity about how players are going to slot on their respective rosters, as well as on our fantasy teams. Of course that doesn't clear up all of your questions. In that case, it's time to call an audible ... a Fantasy Football Audible. I'm ashamed of myself now. To the questions!
I have high hopes for both of these young receivers this season, but I'd give the edge to Hopkins right now. Maybe it's the extra year in the league or maybe it's the Hard Knocks Effect (Hopkins is a pretty unique cat), but the Texans wide receiver is on the verge of a really big year. It will help his cause that Houston plays at least half a season without star running back Arian Foster and that the rest of the targets in the passing game are lacking. While Landry should be a standout performer this year, there are a few more options in the Dolphins offense (Lamar Miller, Jordan Cameron, Kenny Stills) with which he'll have to contend.
In this case, I would stand pat. It's arguable whether you'd be upgrading at receiver by losing Calvin Johnson in favor of Dez Bryant. By the end of the season, their production is likely to be so similar that it will be a wash. The move from Jamaal Charles to C.J. Anderson is a downgrade -- albeit a small one. In most fantasy leagues, Charles is going to be taken with one of the first four picks while Anderson will still be available in the second round. In this case, you're better off not making the deal.
Ever since we learned that Kelvin Benjamin will miss the season with a torn ACL, Devin Funchess' name has been popping up all over the place. But it's far too soon to think that the rookie will be a legitimate fantasy contributor this year. It's easy to suggest that he can be for the Panthers was Benjamin was last season, but Funchess is still too raw to be that type of playmaker for Carolina. Decker isn't likely to be more than a fourth receiver on many rosters, but he'll still offer more consistent production on a week-to-week basis.