2017 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Week of June 19
Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons
Matt Ryan told the media that Austin Hooper has "improved exponentially" this offseason. Hooper's ADP is absurdly low at 14.01. He has great athleticism and plays in a high-powered offense, so the sky is the limit for him in his sophomore campaign.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin has worked himself into shape, per Joe Person, Charlotte Observer. There were reports earlier in the offseason that Benjamin was 280 pounds. That apparently is not the case anymore, but Benjamin isn't out of the woods yet. Benjamin had similar sloth-like issues last offseason and got into shape, but had issues during real action. Benjamin will move up in the Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings, but I'm cautious about him.
Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews, WRs, Titans
Both Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews' fantasy outlook took a hit with the Titans' signing of Eric Decker. There will obviously be fewer targets to spread around.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings
Mike Zimmer told the media that Kyle Rudolph put a lot of work into his blocking this offseason. I heard at the Super Bowl that Rudolph was pissed about not being voted into the Pro Bowl. Rudolph is working harder than ever before to prove the doubters wrong, and it seems like he'll have a big year as a result.
Torrey Smith, WR, Eagles
Torrey Smith isn't a lock for a starting job, according to Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer. This is a bit surprising, but it's not the greatest shock in the world, considering how poorly he played in San Francisco. Smith is still the favorite to be the No. 2 wideout, but he's being pushed by Nelson Agholor, who has thrived in OTAs.