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 30



Aug. 6

Martavis Bryant, WR, Raiders
Jon Gruden called out Martavis Bryant over the weekend, saying the receiver needs to "get out here and play better." It can't be surprising that Bryant has been disappointing, as that's what he's done for most of his career.

Antonio Callaway, WR, Browns
One of the reasons the Browns were willing to trade Corey Coleman to the Bills is because rookie receiver Antonio Callaway has been performing well in training camp. I wouldn't draft Callaway in regular leagues just yet, but I'll be monitoring him in preseason.

Corey Coleman, WR, Bills
Corey Coleman has been traded to the Bills. Coleman was going to get lost behind some other receivers in Cleveland, so his fantasy stock is pointing up. That said, Coleman is not someone to be excited about. He's an injury-prone underachiever, and the quarterbacking situation in Buffalo is pretty poor at the moment.





Aug. 5

Allen Hurns, WR, Cowboys
Allen Hurns has been limited with a groin problem in training camp. Hurns has missed 11 games in the past two seasons, so this can't be a surprise to anyone. Hurns has a ninth-round ADP, which seems too high.

Sony Michel, RB, Patriots
Sony Michel injured his knee and will miss most of training camp. He could be back for Week 1, but it sounds like he might get off to a slow start. I wouldn't drop him very far in my rankings.




Aug. 4

Mike Gesicki, TE, Dolphins
Mike Gesicki has emerged as Ryan Tannehill's go-to target in the red zone. While Gesicki still has issues blocking, he has developed a strong rapport with Ryan Tannehill. There are better tight ends to draft as starters, but Gesicki is looking like a strong TE2 with upside.

Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions
Kerryon Johnson has been praised for his pass protection, which is important for his rookie-year usage. Also, Jeff Risdon, who covers the Lions, called Johnson "legit." The rookie runner's stock is definitely pointing up.

Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos
The NFL Network has said that Courtland Sutton has already established himself as Denver's third receiver. This is yet another positive report about Sutton, who looks like he could have a big rookie year if one of Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders gets hurt.





Aug. 3

Eric Decker, WR, Patriots
The Patriots signed Eric Decker to replace the injured Jordan Matthews. Decker looked done last year, and he's 31 now. I wouldn't draft him, but there are worse late-round fliers you can swing for the fences with.

Pierre Garcon, WR, 49ers
Pierre Garcon has gotten off to a slow start in training camp, per some reports. Garcon apparently isn't completely over his injury, which is a bummer. Meanwhile, Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis have thrived thus far.




Jordan Matthews, WR, Patriots
Jordan Matthews received some hype earlier in the offseason, but he injured his hamstring and has been placed on injured reserve.

Jordy Nelson, WR, Raiders
Jordy Nelson has been "moving like he's 28" in training camp, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Nelson has apparently developed a nice rapport with Derek Carr, which isn't surprising, given that Jon Gruden has gotten the most out of washed-up veterans in his previous coaching ventures.

Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts
Jordan Wilkins has been thriving in training camp, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. It's tough to trust most training camp puff pieces, but the running back job in Indianapolis is wide open, so Wilkins could be named starter at some point.


Aug. 2

Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks
Pete Carroll announced that Doug Baldwin will be out for a few weeks with a knee problem. It's unclear what exactly is wrong, but it's obviously a bad sign. Perhaps Baldwin will be fine for Week 1, and this injury won't be any sort of issue, but Baldwin now comes with substantial risk.

Jamison Crowder, WR, Redskins
Alex Smith has developed a strong rapport throwing to Jamison Crowder, according to Redskins.com. I liked Crowder a lot heading into last year as a sleeper, but his 2017 campaign was derailed by hip and hamstring injuries. He could be a solid WR3 in PPR formats if he stays healthy.

Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins
Derrius Guice has been praised for his work in the meeting room as well as his pass protection, according to ESPN's John Keim. NFL coaches tend to shy away from giving rookie running backs big workloads because of protection issues, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for Guice. It appears as though Guice is going to get lots of carries behind a talented offensive line.


Aug. 1

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.

Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals
Tyler Eifert has passed his physical. He opened training camp on the PUP list, but has been cleared to practice. This is great news for the heavily injury-prone Eifert, though he still carries a major amount of risk. Don't draft him early, but if you can get him as a TE2 with high upside in Rounds 11-12, definitely go for it.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins
DeVante Parker has been "largely ineffective," according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. This can't be a surprise whatsoever. Parker has been sloth-like in practice for years now, and he'll almost certainly disappoint once again this season.


July 31

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.



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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