Yahoo Fantasy analyst Liz Loza runs though some of the biggest fantasy developments after the second day of the 2022 NFL Draft
LIZ LOZA: The second round of the NFL draft was high on offensive players and fantasy takes. So let's get to the day's biggest winners and losers. And I'm going to start with the negative so that we can end on a positive note.
The Jets moved up two spots to scoop running back Breece Hall, who was the first running back selected. This dude projects to be a workhorse back at the next level, which does not bode well for Michael Carter's draft stock. See, that's where the loser part of this comes in.
Carter does figure to retain a pass catching role. But I don't expect him to maintain the double digit carry average that he had last year. It's kind of a bummer.
Now let's move from one New York team to another. The Giants selected Wan'Dale Robinson, a receiver out of Kentucky by way of Nebraska. Robinson is a converted running back, actually. He's got great speed and shiftiness.
His skill set and size is actually really similar to Kadarius Toney's. Now if you consider the trade rumors that were circling Toney and the team's new regime, I'm not sure the second year player is a lock to start come the fall.
Finally, this is a bit of a spicy take. After, once again, ignoring the wide receiver position throughout the first around, the Packers traded up to get Christian Watson. Obviously, with over 200 targets vacated, there's a volume available for Watson. And listen, he does comp to NBS in all of the good ways and the bad ways too, like his career drop rate of 12.7%. I think Aaron Rodgers is a loser here. He is 38 years old and does not have the time to build up a new receiver like he did in 2014 with Davante Adams.
All right, enough of the negative. Let's queue positive now and kick it off with a rookie. After his showing at the combine, I predicted that Alec Pierce would be off the board by Round 2 and, I was right. The Colts selected the former Bearcat with the 53rd overall pick. Pierce is a tough player who excels in contested situations. With TY Hilton off the squad, Pierce figures to have volume on his side.
Another rookie receiver who landed in a top spot is Skyy Moore. The Western Michigan product is wildly athletic, particularly after the catch. And he has really good hands, only Seven. career drops. Now listen, he's more Golden Tate than Tyreek Hill. But with over 150 targets to fill and Patrick Mahomes throwing the ball, Moore is on the rise.
Zach Wilson though, has to be the biggest winner of the night. In addition to all of the moves the Jets made over free agency, they went ahead and got him a top three consensus receiver in Garrett Wilson and the industry's top-rated running back, the aforementioned Breece Hall. I expect Wilson to be this summer's hottest rebound candidate. For a deeper dive on this weekend's biggest winners and losers, keep it here at Yahoo Sports.