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2012 Fantasy Football: Training Camp, OTAs Fantasy Stock

With training camp underway soon (and OTAs ongoing), there will be updates daily to this 2012 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock page if anything noteworthy happens.

If there's an injury or a player surprising/disappointing, I'll let you know about it and adjust my 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

2012 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 27 | Week of Aug. 20 | Week of Aug. 13 | Week of Aug. 6 | Week of July 30 | Week of July 23 | Week of July 16 | Week of June 18 | Week of June 11 | Week of June 4

2012 Fantasy Football Offseason Stock - Week of July 30

AUG. 5

Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys
Dez Bryant has reportedly really stood out in training camp. He's in fantastic shape, which is great news because he often wore down in the second halves of games last year.

Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers
There have been glowing reports about Antonio Gates out of Chargers' camp. Reporters and players alike have proclaimed Gates to look as great as they've seen in years. Gates figures to have a terrific start to his 2012 campaign, but avoiding injury will of course be the main concern.

Nate Washington, WR, Titans
I discussed moving up Nate Washington in a recent fantasy mock draft because Kenny Britt is sure to be suspended. You can see a list of all of the fantasy mock drafts by clicking the link.

AUG. 3

Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets
Despite being uninjured, Santonio Holmes sat out one of the recent training camp practices, claiming to be sore. This wouldn't normally be a big deal, but he's done similar things in OTAs, and he already has been guilty of being a terrible locker room presence. The Jets should cut him to improve team morale. As for fantasy, just stay away from him.

Mark Ingram, RB, Saints
Mark Ingram is finally healthy. He's been practicing fully in training camp. Everyone is down on Ingram because he barely played last year, but he'll get the majority of the carries (especially those near the goal line) as long as he's not on the injury report. He's a nice value pick.

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars
Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout continues. In fact, he and the Jacksonville front office aren't even talking. He hasn't even met new head coach Mike Mularkey yet. General manager Gene Smith is doing a great job of guaranteeing the worst record in the NFL with these tactics. Jones-Drew is the face of the franchise and the best offensive player, by far, so he deserves the money. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he's getting a new contract anytime soon, which means he could be another contractually related bust.

Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Falcons
It's always a good sign when a coach compliments a running back on his pass-protection skills because that means that player will be on the field on passing downs at the very least. Mike Smith did this with Jacquizz Rodgers, who will be a bigger part of the offense with Michael Turner wearing down.

Evan Royster, RB, Redskins
Evan Royster has gotten most of the first-team reps in training camp thus far. Tim Hightower is hurt and the coaching staff views Roy Helu as a change-of-pace back, so once again, there's a good chance Royster will be the starting running back for the Redskins this season.

AUG. 1

Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Chiefs
Jonathan Baldwin has been taking full advantage of Dwayne Bowe's holdout. He's had a great training camp thus far and is poised to have a solid second season.

Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe's holdout continues. Bowe won't get the long contract he's coveting right now, so he's either making a dumb decision on his own or getting bad advice from his agent. Either way, he's not practicing, so his statistical output probably won't be as high this year as it should be.

Jake Locker, QB, Titans
Michael Lombardi said he's learned that Jake Locker is the favorite to start for the Titans this year, as expected. Locker is a late-round fantasy sleeper, thanks to his ability to pick up rushing numbers with his scrambling ability.

Bernard Pierce, RB, Ravens
Bernard Pierce recently suffered his second hamstring injury of the offseason. This means that Anthony Allen could be Baltimore's No. 2 running back.

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings
John Carlson, who was signed to a ridiculous contract this offseason, sprained his MCL in training camp. He'll be out for a while, so he'll fall behind in terms of integrating himself into the offense. Kyle Rudolph, who has been very impressive this summer, will benefit. He's a nice tight end sleeper.


Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
Randall Cobb has been the most impressive Packer receiver at training camp thus far, per reports. And that includes Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. Cobb is fourth in the Rodgers' target pecking order, but he's so talented that he almost has to become a big part of the offense soon.

Eric Decker, WR, Broncos
Peyton Manning has favored Eric Decker over Demaryius Thomas in Broncos' training camp thus far. Manning and Decker have clicked, while Thomas has had to receive instruction from Manning on several occasions. By the way, Awesome Girl Who Loves Football - follow her @emilysh93 - talked about how Manning looked at camp: "Peyton's fitting the ball into little spaces around defenders as he used to. The zip on the ball looks good."

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
Nothing really happened recently to Rob Gronkowski to warrant a stock down, but I want to drop him in my rankings because of the off-the-field stuff plus Brandon Lloyd really clicking with Tom Brady plus the injury he's recovering from.

Andre Johnson, WR, Texans
Here we go again. Andre Johnson strained his groin at training camp. It's not a serious injury, but it's a reminder of how easily he gets hurt. At 31, Johnson will continue to keep wearing down.

Mikel Leshoure, RB, Lions
Mikel Leshoure injured his hamstring Saturday. Hamstring problems don't sound serious, but they're the maladies that linger, especially when an overconfident player tries to return to action too early. Leshoure, who is also recovering from a torn Achilles, probably won't be on the field that much in the first half of this year.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers
Doug Martin opened Buccaneers' training camp as the top running back, and he has maintained his position. He's been featured so heavily in the offense that LeGarrette Blount has been an afterthought.

Kevin Smith, RB, Lions
Jahvid Best has yet to be cleared to practice. Mikel Leshoure, who just injured his hamstring, is suspended for the first two games. Kevin Smith will likely start the opener, so he's a great sleeper in the middle rounds.

Robert Turbin, RB, Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is likely to be suspended for his DUI, which means that rookie Robert Turbin will probably start. Several reports indicate that Turbin has been highly impressive in training camp.

2012 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 27 | Week of Aug. 20 | Week of Aug. 13 | Week of Aug. 6 | Week of July 30 | Week of July 23 | Week of July 16 | Week of June 18 | Week of June 11 | Week of June 4

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Giorgiana 01-21-2013 07:11 pm (total posts: 1)
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Rosangela 01-21-2013 07:11 pm (total posts: 1)
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Yay Kelly! You're so right about the under 5'2 woman and every single scrub top too long and pulilng at the hip.I also wish there were more designs on softer material some of those scrubs are oh-so-itchy and starchy.GD Star Ratingloading...
Huge Crack 08-29-2012 09:14 pm (total posts: 1)
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Daniel Thomas is a beast mode freak!
Drew 08-29-2012 01:06 pm (total posts: 1)
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So, should I trade Mike Wallace for Cedric Benson, given that I have good receivers but no proven back?
John 08-29-2012 08:16 am (total posts: 1)
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Mike Wallace has actually had a copy of the playbook for awhile now
AP 08-25-2012 06:45 pm (total posts: 1)
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Walt: Your info is downright treasure. But you gotta admit - you've made some bad calls given the info. It happens.

I'll keep following, however, because for the price you're the best out there. Keep it up.

DEW 08-23-2012 03:11 pm (total posts: 1)
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Walt, Followed your suggestions last year and swept thru the 12 team league and handily won the Championship. Of course, very lucky to grab Stafford with the 1st pick in the 7th as well as Houston's defense and Janikowski with the last two picks. Went with Jahvid Best and Dallas' dud as my RB2/RB3 which paid dividends as I picked their replacements off of waivers and rode them all the way. Also took Hernandez late for my tight end, figuring that once the top two were gone, might as wait until the end to grab the next best TE. 1st four picks were Rice, White, Jennings and Best. I'll follow your advice this year as well. BTW, wasn't sidetracked by injuries, either.
Nathanael 08-23-2012 06:23 am (total posts: 1)
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We are looking for 6 more active dedicated fantasy players in a standard scoring 10 player league. We are 3 longtime fantasy players from europe (switzerland) who loves the live draft, adjust weekly lineup, trades, free agent picks and a lot more, because we never give up. Its not how you start its how you finish.
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A D 08-21-2012 10:56 pm (total posts: 1)
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the CPU gave me Rashad Jennings as an RB3, so happy that I won't lose the game the on week Foster and Jackson are on bye week.
@Pats Fan 08-13-2012 08:23 pm (total posts: 1)
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"I trust him as much as I trust Matthew Berry"

Walt kicks Berry's a$$
Pats Fan 08-13-2012 06:01 pm (total posts: 1)
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Props to DJD! Walterfootball is wicked dope. I love almost every article walter writes and he makes a lot more sense than a long list of crappy talking heads... starting with the incompetent Mike Mayock, Warren Sapp, Tony Kornheiser for starters. Now i don't agree with everything he says but i trust him as much as i trust Mathew Berry and Mel Kiper Junior.
Chris 08-09-2012 01:14 pm (total posts: 1)
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haha ill take the down arrow for trent rich. hopefully that means he will cost less for my auction draft. HE IS THEIR OFFENSE. they are just gonna have to hand him the rock in order to win
Jesse 08-08-2012 12:35 am (total posts: 1)
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Trying a dynasty league for the first time and the draft is in 3 weeks. I've read to get an elite WR and a young QB early because RBs pop up every year. Any truth to that? And does anyone have any links for dynasty info?
DJD 08-07-2012 09:59 am (total posts: 1)
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Don't pay any attention to these "know it all" dips. Your info you provide for FREE is worth the read. These a-holes who bash you just need to go away and stop wasting our time with the hot air they blow.I've played fantasy football for over 30 years and your info and opinion is gold.Keep it up!
anon 08-07-2012 09:47 am (total posts: 3)
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By all accounts, Tim Tebow has been doing quite poorly in training camp, yet I see no stock down. I wonder why that is...

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2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs - 9/3 (Walt)
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The Four-Man PPR Fantasy Mock Draft - 5/18 (Walt)

2012 Fantasy Football Articles:
2012 Fantasy Football Stock: Training Camp, OTAs - 9/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 NFL Preseason Recap, Fantasy Football Notes - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: Quarterback Targets - 8/31 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: 20 Sleepers - 8/28 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: Round-by-Round Strategy - 8/21 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Busts - 6/5 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Sleepers (Early-Middle Rounds) - 6/5 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football All-Value Team - 5/26 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 5/8 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks, Tight Ends - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 4/3 (Walt)
2012 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 2/17 (Walt)
Running Backs with Most Carries - 2/17 (Walt)

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