2018 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp






With OTAs underway, there will be updates daily to this 2018 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 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2018 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 6 | Week of July 30 | Week of July 23 | Week of July 16 | Week of July 9 | Week of July 2 | Week of June 25 | Week of June 11 | Week of June 4 | Week of May 28 | Week of May 21




2018 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Week of July 23



July 31

John Brown and Michael Crabtree, WRs, Ravens
Joe Flacco has been enjoying his best training camp in an extremely long time, according to a Ravens observer. Flacco has mailed it in the past several years, but has been motivated by the drafting of Lamar Jackson. This bodes well for both John Brown and Michael Crabtree; the former had already been thriving in camp.





July 30

Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton, QB/WR, Colts
In his first padded practice, Andrew Luck was 12-of-14 in 11-on-11 situations, and one of the incompletions was a dropped touchdown. And yes, he was throwing NFL-sized balls. We still need to see Luck in real-game action, but this is great news for his fantasy outlook. T.Y. Hilton obviously needs a bump as well.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers
Top Panthers offensive lineman Daryl Williams tore his MCL and dislocated his kneecap. He'll miss most or all of 2018. This makes Carolina's run blocking much worse, which will adversely affect Christian McCaffrey's fantasy outlook. McCaffrey was already being drafted too high in non-PPR formats. Stay away unless you're being rewarded for catches.

David Njoku, TE, Browns
David Njoku has been enjoying an impressive training camp thus far, according to team reporter Jeff Risdon. In fact, Risdon said Njoku has had some "holy crap" moments. With an upgrade at quarterback, Njoku could produce low-end TE1 numbers. If you miss on all of the top tight ends, and there's a run on the intermediate ones, Njoku is worth a look in Rounds 11-12.




Dante Pettis, WR, 49ers
Dante Pettis has been impressive in training camp thus far, according to team reporter Joe Fann. Pettis had some praise earlier in the offseason, so it's nice to hear that he hasn't suffered any sort of drop-off. Pettis was the 44th-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he could have a strong rookie year. I wouldn't draft him until extremely late just yet, but if he has a strong preseason, I'll definitely recommend him as a Round 10-12 sleeper.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons
I expressed a bit of concern about Calvin Ridley's hamstring yesterday, but he has returned to practice. Head coach Dan Quinn said Ridley left Saturday's practice as just a precaution.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
There's more great news on Carson Wentz: He practiced in full pads in 11-on-11 drills this weekend. In fact, some linemen made contact with his knee, and he was fine. At this point, it would be surprising if Wentz weren't under center come Week 1.





July 29

Josh Allen, QB, Bills
Josh Allen has been the best quarterback in training camp thus far, according to team reporter Joe Buscaglia. Allen, of course, doesn't have much competition against A.J. McCarron and Nathan J. Peterman, but this is still very encouraging news. Allen can scramble, so he's not completely irrelevant in re-draft leagues, but the primary take-away here is that he should be upgraded a bit in dynasty formats.

John Brown, WR, Ravens
John Brown has really stood out in training camp thus far, according to team reporter Jeff Zrebiec. Brown, once upon a time, was a dynamic receiver for the Cardinals, but injuries have derailed his past several seasons. If Brown is healthy again, he could have a nice 2018 campaign, though he obviously comes with substantial risk.



Will Fuller, WR, Texans
In an attempt to improve durability, Will Fuller has bulked up to 185 pounds. Fuller has been in the weight room frequently, according to team reporter Aaron Wilson, who said Fuller looks as explosive as ever. With Deshaun Watson also working like a mad man this offseason, Fuller seems poised for a huge year.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons
Calvin Ridley hurt his hamstring in practice Saturday. This may not be a big deal if it's minor, but soft-tissue injuries can linger. I wouldn't downgrade Ridley just yet, but the situation must be monitored.


July 28

Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Julio Jones will report to training camp on time, thanks to a contract adjustment made on July 25. Crisis averted. Jones was in danger of struggling this season had he missed most or all of training camp, but he won't have any such issues.

J'Mon Moore, WR, Packers
Rookie J'Mon Moore is already working with the first team in training camp. The fourth-round rookie has plenty of fantasy potential if he can emerge as the Packers' third receiver behind Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. There's definitely an opening, as Moore's primary competition is the pedestrian Geronimo Allison. At this point, it's fair to call Moore a major sleeper.


July 27

Cameron Meredith, WR, Saints
Cameron Meredith has managed to avoid the active/PUP list, which is amazing. The Bears got rid of Meredith because they weren't optimistic about his health, but this turned out to be a big mistake. Meredith seems like a strong option this year, as he'll have a huge upgrade at quarterback.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
Carson Wentz has managed to avoid the active/PUP list. This is obviously very encouraging news, as there's a good chance that Wentz will be ready for the season opener against the Falcons.


July 26

Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton, QB/WR, Colts
Colts head coach Frank Reich said he expects Andrew Luck to play in the preseason opener. This is quite the shock; Luck was ready for training camp, but I didn't expect him to see game action so soon. This is obviously very encouraging for both him and T.Y. Hilton.

Deshaun Watson, QB, Texans
Deshaun Watson has avoided the PUP list, as expected. Watson has been working out like a madman this offseason, and he's poised for a huge year if he can stay healthy. He's my No. 1 player in the Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings.


July 24

Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars
Leonard Fournette reported to training camp at 223 pounds, his lowest weight since high school. Remember when there were weight issues for him at the combine? Those are long gone, and the Fournette who wore down the stretch last year will be much better in his sophomore campaign.

Josh Gordon, WR, Browns
Josh Gordon has missed the beginning of training camp, citing that his absence is "part of my overall health and treatment plan." This might be much ado about nothing, but it's a reminder that Gordon is far from a safe player because he could be suspended at any moment.

Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Julio Jones won't report to Falcons training camp because he wants a new contract. This is not a big deal right now, but it will be if Jones continues to hold out for several weeks. There's a dubious history for players who don't attend training camp, so Jones could have an injury-plagued 2018 campaign, or at least get off to a slow start like Le'Veon Bell did last year. This is a situation to monitor, but Jones could be someone to avoid during your fantasy draft if his holdout lasts a long time.

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Patriots
Malcolm Mitchell has undergone a procedure on his knee and could miss most of this season. Mitchell was seen as a player with some upside, but he hasn't played since 2016 and has an extensive history of injuries. This is also a stock up for Jordan Matthews.


July 23

Devontae Booker, RB, Broncos
Devontae Booker is the favorite to start for the Broncos in Week 1, according to Mike Klis of 9 News Denver. Many are predicting that third-round rookie Royce Freeman will get the nod - Freeman's ADP is in the fifth round, while Booker is in the 11th - but Booker provides way more value, and that's why he's listed in my Fantasy Football Sleepers list.

Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks
Chris Carson is expected to be Seattle's starting running back to open training camp, according to the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. Carson was Seattle's best runner last year - he averaged 4.2 YPC prior to getting hurt - but first-round rookie Rashaad Penny will get a chance at some point. Either way, none of Seattle's runners will have any sort of blocking behind the team's atrocious front.

Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings
Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has passed away. This is unfortunate news, especially considering that it was so unexpected. From a football perspective, Minnesota's blocking will likely be worse without Sparano's coaching, meaning Dalvin Cook's YPC average will probably be worse than it was last year before he got hurt.



2018 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 6 | Week of July 30 | Week of July 23 | Week of July 16 | Week of July 9 | Week of July 2 | Week of June 25 | Week of June 11 | Week of June 4 | Week of May 28 | Week of May 21





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