With the preseason schedule going into full effect this weekend, we'll get our first thorough look at players whose fantasy stock may hinge on good performances this week and the weeks ahead leading up the fantasy football drafts.
Obviously, you don't have to worry about early-round studs in the preseason. We already know what guys like Jamaal Charles and Calvin Johnson can do. Nothing in an exhibition game should sway our already high opinion of players of that ilk.
However, some rookies and young players who may be afforded a chance to move up the depth chart bear close monitoring this preseason. Here then, are 10 players (ranked in order of fantasy value) to keep an eye on, as how they perform in the preseason can determine their fantasy value heading into the 2014 season.