2012 Fantasy Football Offseason Stock - Week of June 18
Jahvid Best, RB, Lions
Jahvid Best is looking great at OTAs, prompting general manager Martin Mayhew to suggest that his running back will have a "breakout" season. It's not out of the question that it could happen, but Best's greatest challenge is staying healthy. He's worth taking in Round 5 of a 12-man league.
Justin Blackmon, WR, Jaguars
Justin Blackmon has been a bit of a disappointment at the Jacksonville OTAs. He just hasn't looked like a No. 1 receiver because of a lack of game-breaking speed. Of course, it could be the quarterback's fault. I guess we won't know until Blaine Gabbert is upgraded.
Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos
Ronnie Hillman has not practiced with the first team during OTAs. John Fox has a habit of leaning on veterans, so there's a good chance that Hillman won't see much action during his rookie campaign, despite Willis McGahee's regression and Knowshon Moreno's ineptitude.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Patriots
Brandon Lloyd predictably has fit right in with the Patriots. He's been terrific at OTAs. Tom Brady really complimented his ball skills and great body control, so it's looking like he'll be targeting Lloyd often.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers
Peter King wrote Monday that Rashard Mendenhall is nowhere near ready to play football. It's looking like he'll be on the PUP list to begin the season, meaning he won't be available until the middle of the year.
Tim Tebow, QB, Jets
Mark Sanchez has really struggled at OTAs. According to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, Sanchez went 11-of-29 with three "near" picks and what would have been four sacks in a real game. Sanchez has regressed over the years and it appears as though his confidence has completely vanished. It's only a matter of time before Tim Tebow is named the starter.
Ryan Williams, RB, Cardinals
Ryan Williams has appeared to be pretty healthy coming off a torn patellar tendon. It's looking like he'll be ready for the beginning of training camp. He could easily take touches away from Chris Wells.
If the Patriots get Richard Sherman, then I would have no choice but to quit watching and caring about NFL football. So for the love of the game, the Seahawks must NOT trade Sherman to the Patriots. (they shouldn't trade Sherman at all, unless they realize that the window of opportunity is officially shut)
As the NFL Draft approaches, I will be making weekly adjustments up until the 27th of April. Rest of the writeups will be coming later this week. Any questions/comments/criticisms can be voiced in the comments. I will respond to all.