Fantasy Football: 12 Barely-Owned Players to Watch

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is among the under-the-radar players to keep an eye on in the early fantasy season.

Fantasy draft season has come and gone, and we now all anxiously await the first games of the NFL campaign. That doesn't necessarily mean this is a time to stand pat, though, as the fantasy landscape has more than likely changed since your draft.

Teams cut their rosters down to 53 on Saturday and a few key players were injured during the preseason. If you invested a pick on Julian Edelman or Spencer Ware, you know that things can get messy in the football world. Perhaps you had high hopes for potential sleepers such as Jonathan Williams or Jeremy McNichols, who found themselves on the outside looking in come cut day.

In a volume-driven game such as fantasy football, it's important to keep a close eye on the developing story lines. The following 12 players have seen their fantasy stocks on the rise as of late and are available in the vast majority of ESPN leagues. They might not yet warrant a roster spot in anything but the deepest of leagues, but they certainly merit keeping an eye on as we enter Week 1.