2017 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Week of Aug. 21
Mike Gillislee, RB, Seahawks
Mike Gillislee returned to practice fully Tuesday. Gillislee is finally over his hamstring, or so it seems. The Patriots have a complicated backfield where a running back will get most of the touches one week and disappear the next, based on the game plan. The one thing we do know is that Gillislee's ADP is too high and Rex Burkhead's is too low.
C.J. Prosise, RB, Seahawks
C.J. Prosise strained his groin in warmups prior to the second preseason game. This is frustrating because soft-tissue injuries linger, plus Prosise couldn't stay healthy last year. I like Prosise as a late-round sleeper, but he certainly has his downside.
Eric Ebron, TE, Lions
Eric Ebron has been out nearly a month with his hamstring injury. It's 10 days short of a month now, to be precise. This can't be surprising to anyone, as Ebron has yet to play a full 16-game season. I would avoid him in fantasy drafts.
Matt Forte, RB, Jets
Todd Bowles wouldn't commit to Matt Forte being ready for Week 1. The worn-down Forte has been battling a hamstring injury. Forte was projected to be behind Bilal Powell anyway, so this is even less incentive to draft the old runner.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Eagles
Wendell Smallwood could win the Eagles' starting running back job, according to Jimmy Kempski, Philly Voice. LeGarrette Blount has been pretty lackluster thus far, while Smallwood has been the best player at his position in training camp. Smallwood has no ADP, making him a very intriguing sleeper.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Bills
Anquan Boldin has announced his retirement. He was being chosen in the middle of the 14th round (14.04 ADP) for some reason, so he was worth mentioning as a stock-down player.
Zay Jones, WR, Bills
With Anquan Boldin retiring and Jordan Matthews nursing an injury, Zay Jones is Buffalo's lone remaining viable receiver. It's hard to like any non-running back in Buffalo's offense, but Jones is definitely draftable. Unfortunately, Boldin's retirement could bump Jones' ADP.