With Week 2 of the NFL preseason all wrapped up, there were more than a few players who increased their values going into the 2011 NFL season.
The New York Giants put up a 41 spot on the Chicago Bears as they are looking like a fantasy football gold mine.
Brandon Jacobs powered and juked his way to 48 yards and a touchdown on only six carries. The passing game of the Giants also has some great value in Victor Cruz who had three catches for 40 yards.
Jacobs is a prime example of a backup running back that's value will only increase as the 2011 NFL season progresses. Jacobs currently is ranked as the 38th ranked running back on espn.com, but could easily enter the top 20.
Cruz, however, is a late-round sleeper who could have great value. Cruz currently is ranked 106th on ESPN.com and is a great late-round receiver to try to strike gold with.
The Giants weren't the only team in New York that showed that their offense could be a fantasy gold mine as the Jets put up a 27 spot on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Plaxico Burress showed that he still can be very fantasy-relevant in 2011 as he recorded three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. Mark Sanchez showed that he is not a quarterback that you can sleep on also.
Burress is currently being drafted as a No. 4 receiver and could certainly boost your roster.
Sanchez is entering his third season and could be in for a breakout campaign in 2011. Sanchez will be a solid backup fantasy football quarterback in 2011.
There are still two weeks left in the preseason and fantasy football rankings are nearly all sorted out. Undoubtedly, there will still be players rising and dropping because of position battles and injuries, but the rankings shouldn't shift dramatically.
There are great options league wide at several positions in the later rounds that could have some big time value in 2011.