2020 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp

With players beginning to practice with each other, there will be updates daily to this 2020 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock page for any news in the meantime.

If there’s an injury or a player surprising/disappointing, I’ll let you know about it and adjust my 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

2020 Fantasy Football Stock Report – Training Camp

Sept. 7

Ryquell Armstead, RB, Jaguars
Ryquell Armstead may not play for a while because he’s on the team’s Covid list. It’s unclear why he wouldn’t be able to play soon, but this is obviously not good news for his outlook. Devine Ozigbo will likely start until Armstead returns.

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris has been ruled out for the first three weeks of the season. This is a major bummer, as I had Harris listed highly in my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers list. Sony Michel stands to benefit, but I’m not very bullish on him for obvious reasons.

Darren Waller, TE, Raiders
I’ve gotten word from Charlie Campbell that Darren Waller is in store for a huge 2020 season. If you recall, Charlie first alerted me about Waller’s great outlook last year, prompting me to recommend Waller as a sleeper.

Sept. 6

D’Andre Swift, RB, Lions
The Lions signed Adrian Peterson, which was a blow to D’Andre Swift’s outlook. I still like Swift this year, but only if I can get him later in a fantasy draft, which should now be possible. The Peterson addition indicates that Swift’s leg injury is more serious than we thought. Also, there’s a chance Peterson will get the goal-line carries even when Swift plays.

Sept. 5

Lamar Miller, RB, None
The Patriots have released Lamar Miller. The former Texan was signed as an insurance policy, but he didn’t impress Bill Belichick enough to make the cut.

Mike Williams, WR, Chargers
The Chargers are reportedly preparing to play without Mike Williams for most, if not all of September. Williams’ outlook was bleak with Tyrod Taylor anyway.

Sept. 4

Antonio Gibson, RB, Redskins
I don’t think Adrian Peterson’s release impacts Antonio Gibson’s outlook too much, but it can’t hurt, right? Gibson will still be a third-down, gadget-type player, but he’ll get slightly more carries in the wake of the Peterson departure.

Bryce Love, RB, Redskins
Bryce Love is now the favorite to start in the wake of Adrian Peterson’s release. There’s a chance he could split the workload with Peyton Barber and Antonio Gibson, so don’t get too excited. That said, he should be rostered. He’s a former first-round prospect who is finally healthy for the first time in years. Barber, by the way, is trash, so don’t bother with him.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins
The Redskins cut Adrian Peterson in a shocking move. Peterson was not someone I recommended because of his low upside, so hopefully no one reading this had him on their roster. If you drafted him, try to pick up Bryce Love if he’s available.

Sept. 3

Darrynton Evans, RB, Titans
ESPN is reporting that the Titans plan on carrying just two running backs on their roster. I’m not sure about this strategy, but it locks Darrynton Evans into the No. 2 role. With Derrick Henry bound to be worn down or injured this year, Evans could be in for a big role at some point. He’s been on my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers list for a while.

Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers
Leonard Fournette signing with the Buccaneers definitely bolsters his fantasy stock. He’ll catch tons of passes from Tom Brady, who tends to lean on running backs in the passing game, and he’ll be in position to score many more touchdowns than he would have in Jacksonville.

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris could miss the season opener because of surgery on his pinky finger, which could take a few weeks to heal. This is a bummer, as I liked Harris as a 2020 Fantasy Football Sleeper.

Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers
Ronald Jones’ fantasy stock is in the dumpster in the wake of the Leonard Fournette signing. He’s now a late-round pick at best.

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Patriots
Mohamed Sanu has been cut by the Patriots. I’m not sure why anyone would have thought about drafting him, but there’s no reason to now.

Sept. 2

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens
J.K. Dobbins will have a “significant role” in the offens this year, according to his head coach, John Habraugh. This can’t be a surprise, as Dobbins is a terrific talent whom the Ravens pegged as a first-round prospect. He could come close to a 50-50 split with Mark Ingram to start the year.

Bryan Edwards, WR, Raiders
Tyrell Williams has been placed on injured reserve, which has opened up a great opportunity for Bryan Edwards. The rookie receiver has made lots of noise in training camp, so with a guaranteed increase in snaps and targets, Edwards could be a nice late-round flier.

Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints
Alvin Kamara is stock neutral on the news that he might be traded. Regardless of whether or not Kamara is dealt, he’ll be a top-four fantasy player in all formats.

Aug. 31

Ryquell Armstead, RB, Jaguars
Ryquell Armstead is now the Jaguar running back to own in the wake of Leonard Fournette’s release. He can be used as a low-end RB2/flex. He’s not the most talented player in the world, and his offensive line sucks, but the opportunities will be there.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals
Joe Burrow predicted a big season for Tyler Boyd when he spoke to the media Sunday. Burrow loved targeting the slot at LSU, so it would make sense for Boyd to have a strong 2020 campaign.

Leonard Fournette, RB, TBA
Leonard Fournette’s stock is neutral at the moment. He’s not on a team right now after the Jaguars released him, but he could sign with a franchise that would give him a better chance to be more productive. If he signs with the Buccaneers or Steelers, his value will skyrocket.

Chris Thompson, RB, Jaguars
Chris Thompson’s stock will rise in the wake of the Leonard Fournette release. As a three-down player, Fournette was slated to be the third-down back, but that will now be Thompson’s role. Thompson is worth a look in deep PPR leagues.

Aug. 28

Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams
Cooper Kupp suffered a low ankle sprain in practice. This may not cause Kupp to miss Week 1, but there’s a chance that could happen. Downgrade Kupp a round or so if you’re drafting today, though if you were following my 2020 Fantasy Football Busts page, you’d be avoiding Kupp already.

Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles
Jalen Reagor will undergo tests on a shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday’s practice. If you were planning on drafting Reagor today, you may want to go with John Hightower instead. I discussed him on my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers page.

Aug. 28

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets
One day after a Jets reporter claimed that Frank Gore was the top running back in training camp, another Jets reporter, Brian Costello of the New York Post, cited that Bell doesn’t look like the “centerpiece of the offense” after a lackluster training camp. It’s not clear if Bell is mailing it in, or if Adam Gase is just being dumb, but either way, Bell looks like someone to avoid in fantasy drafts this year. If you’ve already drafted him, you’ll have to hope that the Jets trade him.

Benny Snell, RB, Steelers
There’s more good news surrounding Benny Snell, as reports indicate that he’s sealed up the No. 2 running back job because of improved pass-catching ability this year. I’ve mentioned this often, but the Steelers themselves said they were disappointed in James Conner, so that could mean Snell takes over as the starter at some point. I’ll be adding Snell to the 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers list tonight/tomorrow morning.

Aug. 28

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets
Frank Gore has been the best running back in Jets’ training camp, according to Connor Hughes of the Athletic. Yes, Frank Gore. Not Le’Veon Bell. Apparently, Bell is not finding the hole and is failing to be productive. Jacob and I speculated in our recent 2020 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft that Bell could mail it in after seeing Jamal Adams traded and C.J. Mosley quit on his team. I liked Bell a lot earlier in the summer, but I’m down on him now.

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris handled nearly all of the first-team reps in Thursday’s practice, according to Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston. This is important because Sony Michel has been back at practice for two days. Michel could still start, but Harris is certainly making the case to be the starting running back.

Benny Snell, RB, Steelers
Benny Snell is looking much better in this training camp than he did last year, per media reports. Snell dealt with some injuries last season, so perhaps he’ll be better in his second season. Remember, the Steelers are not fans of James Conner, so there’s a chance he could supplant Conner as the team’s starter at some point.

Aug. 26

David Montgomery, RB, Bears
David Montgomery suffered a non-contact injury in Wednesday’s practice. These are never good, so Montgomery could be out for the year. If so, this further dilutes a very thin running back position. I was actually already bearish on Montgomery’s outlook, but one fewer starting running back makes the position even scarcer. I won’t radically increase any Chicago runner in my 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings, as the Bears’ offensive line is poor. (Update: It appears as though Montgomery suffered a groin injury of some sort. This likely means he won’t be out for the year. Stay tuned for more updates.)

Mike Williams, WR, Chargers
Mike Williams could miss the 2020 season opener with a shoulder injury. He won’t be out for too long, so if his ADP drops by a great margin, he could be available as a bargain.

Aug. 25

Devin Asiasi, TE, Patriots
Devin Asiasi has impressed with his blocking in training camp thus far. This is important, as it’ll keep him on the field more often. Given how lackluster New England’s receiving corps is, Asiasi could produce despite being a rookie this year.

Auden Tate, WR, Bengals
Auden Tate has been the MVP in Bengals’ training camp thus far, per an ESPN report. This comes with an asterisk because A.J. Green has dealt with a hamstring, but Tate could be an underrated late-round flier.

Preston Williams, WR, Dolphins
Preston Williams has been impressive in training camp, per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. Williams thrived in last year’s camp, as well as the early parts of the season, but he was lost to a torn ACL. Williams could make a big leap in his second year.

Aug. 23

Cam Akers, RB, Rams
Darrell Henderson suffered a hamstring injury and may not be available for Week 1. That leaves Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown as the remaining running backs. It’s no guarantee that Akers will win the job, but his chances have improved in the wake of Henderson’s injury.

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris has been a complete package in training camp, thriving in route running and blocking. I’m completely on the Harris hype train, though I wish we could see him run in a preseason game or two.

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys
CeeDee Lamb has developed a connection with Dak Prescott in training camp. Lamb has been terrific in camp thus far, which is hardly a surprise. He could have a strong rookie campaign, especially in the back half of it.

Aug. 21

Olabisi Johnson, WR, Vikings
Olabisi Johnson has been running as the No. 2 receiver in Vikings camp. This is nice for him, but I don’t view him as a viable draft option. The primary targets will be Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson in the slot.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Buccaneers
Ke’Shawn Vaughn may be used as a kick returner to open the season, according to Bruce Arians. This is bad news for his fantasy outlook, as he has fallen way behind Ronald Jones and perhaps even LeSean McCoy.

Aug. 20

John Hightower, WR, Eagles
John Hightower has enjoyed an amazing training camp, even beating Darius Slay on occasion. Everyone is focused on Jalen Reagor because he’s a first-round pick, but Hightower is a talented rookie who could have a better first season if his practice performance carries over into real action. It’s a shame we won’t be able to see the fifth-round rookie in preseason action.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins
DeVante Parker is now a “self motivator,” according to Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Parker developed a bad reputation for his lousy work ethic, but it has improved ever since Adam Gase changed teams. I was wondering if Parker’s improved work ethic would continue another season, but it appears as though that will be the case.

Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons
Calvin Ridley has focused on strengthening his legs this offseason. It’s nice to hear that Ridley was focused on improving on a weakness during the panemdic. Ridley should be in for a better season than the last one.

Aug. 19

Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings
Dalvin Cook has ended his holdout and contract discussions with the Vikings. He’ll be on the field during the opener. This is great news for his fantasy outlook and makes him first-round viable again. That said, Cook has never played a full NFL season, making him a risky initial choice.

Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals
Chase Edmonds is a “starting running back in this league,” according to his own head coach, Kliff Kingsbury. That’s a high endorsement for sure, and it makes me love Edmonds even more; I already had him listed on my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers page. Kenyan Drake is still the favorite to start, but he’s never handled a full workload for an entire season, and Edmonds has been impressive at times.

Bryce Love, RB, Redskins
Bryce Love was the No. 1 running back in Wednesday’s practice with Adrian Peterson taking the day off. This makes Love viable as a late-round flier, as the 35-year-old Peterson may not last the whole year.

Aug. 18

Devin Asiasi, TE, Patriots
Devin Asiasi has been one of the stars of Patriots training camp, with reports indicating that the quarterbacks have loved to target him. Asiasi is just a rookie, but he may receive a bulk of targets, given the lack of talent New England has in its receiving corps.

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris has been getting a “heavy workload” in training camp thus far, according to the NFL Network’s Michael Giardi. I was high on Harris as a sleeper until the Patriots signed Lamar Miller, so it’s nice to get this news ahead of fantasy drafts. With Sony Michel banged up as usual, Harris is a great value at his 13.08 ADP.

N’Keal Harry, WR, Patriots
N’Keal Harry is having problems separating from opposing defensive backs in training camp practices thus far, according to team reporter Evan Lazar. This is the same issue Harry had last year, so this is not a surprise. Harry is entering his second year, but he’s not worth a late-round flier pick.

Jalen Hurd, WR, 49ers
It’s believed that Jalen Hurd suffered a torn ACL in training camp practice. Even if this isn’t the case, Hurd should be out for a while. This is a shame, as Hurd has some great potential. I liked him as a late-round flier with upside, but that’s obviously not the case anymore.

Steven Sims, WR, Redskins
Steven Sims is running as a starter receiver alongside Terry McLaurin in Redskins’ training camp. I was glad to see this news, as Sims is listed in my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers page. Sims is being undrafted in most fantasy drafts/mocks, but he possesses nice upside as a final-round flier.

D’Andre Swift, RB, Lions
D’Andre Swift has been impressive as a receiver in training camp, according to team reporter Tim Twentyman. Swift has had, according to Twentyman, a “combination of quickness, speed and suddenness” that has been difficult for the defenders to contain. He’s also been “very crisp as a receiver.” Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been getting all the hype, but I viewed Swift as the most talented back in the 2020 NFL Draft. I love Swift at his 6.09 ADP.

Aug. 17

Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers
Tom Brady has drawn praise for his performance in training camp thus far, with Cameron Brate telling the media that the 43-year-old quarterback “can still sling it.” It’s rare that we can get Brady for great value, but that’s the case this year, as his ADP is too low at 9.09. Too many people are doubting the GOAT, which means he’s set to have a big year.

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Buccaneers
Based on what he has heard and seen, Peter King has predicted that Rob Gronkowski will see the fewest snaps of the three tight ends in Tampa Bay this year. Given Gronkowski’s age and decline in 2018, this makes sense. He could still be in line for many touchdowns, but Gronkowski is being drafted way too early at his sixth-round ADP.

Aug. 16

DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles
Anti-semitic Jackson has been as “fast as ever” in training camp thus far, according to an ESPN report. Jackson had one of the best games of his career in the opener last year, but never really played again because of an injury. Jackson is very fragile, but he makes for a high-upside play in the late rounds. I’ll be adding him to the 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers page soon.

Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos
Phillip Lindsay has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason. Furthermore, Lindsay has been catching everything in training camp thus far, according to top team reporter Cecil Lammey. It’s nice to see Lindsay working very hard as a result of being pissed off by the Melvin Gordon signing. Gordon, however, is still the favorite to start Week 1.

Henry Ruggs, WR, Raiders
Henry Ruggs has not been getting first-team reps in Raiders’ training camp thus far. This wouldn’t be a huge deal because he’s a rookie, but fellow first-year receiver Bryan Edwards has been getting first-team reps ahead of him. This is not a reason to write off Ruggs just yet, but I never found him very appealing.

D’Andre Swift, RB, Lions
Kerryon Johnson was spotted wearing a knee brace in Lions’ training camp. This is hardly a surprise – Johnson has been very injury-prone throughout his career – but it’s yet another reason to believe that the ultra-talented Swift will be a starter sooner rather than later.

Aug. 15

Bryce Love, RB, Redskins
Bryce Love has reportedly been looking great at Redskins’ training camp. With Derrius Guice gone, and Adrian Peterson now 35, there’s a chance Love could emerge as the Redskins’ starting running back. Jacob Camenker recently selected Love in one of the 2020 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts we did.

Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars
Laviska Shenault has been a major standout in training camp thus far, with Gardner Minshew calling him a “freak.”This is hardly a surprise, as Shenault would’ve been a top-15 draft choice if it weren’t for injury concerns. Despite being a rookie, Shenault makes for a high-upside sleeper in the final rounds.

Aug. 14

Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
Russell Wilson told the media that the offense will be more aggressive this season, with the team treating the entire 60 minutes “like the fourth quarter.” This is amazing news because the Seahawks are often sluggish to start before picking up the pace at the end of each half. I’m generally opposed to drafting quarterbacks early, but he’s well worth drafting if he’s available in Rounds 7-8.

D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, WRs, Seahawks
D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett both stand to benefit from the news brought to light by Russell Wilson, who stated that he’ll be treating the entire 60 minutes of each game “like the fourth quarter.” Metcalf and Lockett should see more targets as a result.

Aug. 12

Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders
Josh Jacobs told the media he expects to catch 60 passes this season. That might be unrealistic – I’m expecting 40 or so receptions – but we’ve heard from the Raider coaches that they want to involve Jacobs more in the passing game.

Aug. 11

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris has gotten some hype in the wake of Sony Michel’s injury. The hype train has crashed, unfortunately, as the Patriots signed Lamar Miller. This cannot be a good sign for Harris’ progression in training camp.

Sony Michel, RB, Patriots
The Patriots signed Lamar Miller, which is not a good sign for Sony Michel’s outlook. Then, there was a report that said Michel may not be ready for Week 1. It’s tough to recommend Michel as a selection prior to the double-digit rounds.

Allen Lazard, WR, Packers
Allen Lazard is the “overwhelming favorite” to be the No. 2 receiver on Green Bay’s roster, per a Sports Illustrated report. The Packers got tons of flak for passing on receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft, but perhaps this was because they felt very bullish about Lazard’s outlook. I have Lazard in my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers list.

Lamar Miller, RB, Patriots
Lamar Miller signed with the Patriots today. There’s a chance he could be the Week 1 starter if Sony Michel isn’t healthy. Miller can be drafted late as a potential spot starter in good matchups.

Aug. 8

Antonio Gibson, RB, Redskins
Antonio Gibson will be in line for a larger workload in the wake of Derrius Guice’s release. Gibson can’t handle many carries, but he’ll be a dynamic receiving threat out of the backfield.

Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins
Derrius Guice has been released by the Redskins in the wake of a domestice violence-related arrest. Guice was a projected fourth-round fantasy pick, so his release further depletes an already-thin running back group for this fantasy season.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins
Adrian Peterson will now handle most of the workload in the wake of Derrius Guice’s arrest and release. Peterson can be started in good matchups, but keep in mind that he’s now 35, so there’s a chance he could decline sharply.

Aug. 5

Mike Gesicki, TE, Dolphins
I was already high on Mike Gesicki entering this season. Now, I’m even more bullish. Gesicki faced some competition from Albert Wilson in the slot, but given that Wilson quit on his team for an opt-out, Gesicki should see even more snaps in the slot.

Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers
Bruce Arians called Ronald Jones the “main guy” in Tampa Bay’s backfield. Rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn has gotten tons of hype this offseason, but he’s been on the Covid list and thus cannot pass Jones on the depth chart anytime soon.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Buccaneers
Ke’Shawn Vaughn has been on the Covid list, which has done harm to his draft stock. With Vaughn not being able to practice, Ronald Jones has gotten way ahead, with Bruce Arians even calling him the “main guy.”

Albert Wilson, WR, Dolphins
Albert Wilson has all but called it a career, opting out of the 2020 season (Disaster Grade: 0/10.) Coaches will have a difficult time trusting him after this decision. I had Wilson as my 64th-ranked wide receiver, so he had some appeal in extremely deep leagues.

Aug. 3

Damien Harris, RB, Patriots
Damien Harris’ stock is looking up in the wake of Sony Michel being placed on the active/PUP list. Harris could get a chance to start for New England, but we won’t know how good he looks until September because of a lack of a preseason.

Sony Michel, RB, Patriots
Sony Michel has been placed on the active/PUP list because of a foot injury. That could mean he’ll miss the start of the season. This is yet another setback for Michel, who doesn’t look very appealing at the moment.

July 31

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets
I’ve been bullish on Le’Veon Bell this summer, but I’m not so sure amid the Jamal Adams trade. There’s a decent chance the Jets will fall apart, which would obviously mean bad news for Bell.

Aaron Jones, RB, Packers
I discussed this on our most recent Fantasy Football Mock Draft. Two NFC North nose tackles – Michael Pierce, Eddie Goldman – have both opted out of the 2020 season, so Jones will have four easier matchups this year.

July 30

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs
Clyde Edwards-Helaire won’t have any competition from Damien Williams for the starting running back role, as Williams has opted out of the 2020 season. This reminds me of the Kareem Hunt situation a few years ago where he became an instant star when Spencer Ware suffered an injury. Edwards-Helaire is now in first-round fantasy consideration.

Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns
Jarvis Landry’s availability is a big concern for Week 1, according to Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon-Journal. This isn’t a big surprise, but it’s still disappointing to hear.

Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs
Damien Williams has opted out of the 2020 season. My condolences if you already picked him in an early draft.

July 29

James Conner, RB, Steelers
James Conner has announced that he will not be opting out of the 2020 NFL season. Conner is a cancer survivor, so he should be commended for his bravery. It’s nice to know that he’s safe to draft, and perhaps the Steelers will have him on a longer leash because of this reason.

July 27

Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers
Raheem Mostert has restructed his contract, so he likely won’t be traded. It’s good news for him that he’ll be paid more this year, but it’s bad news for fantasy. I was hoping he would be dealt to a team that would give him more carries, but he’ll be stuck in a three-man committee in San Francisco for now.

Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson Jr., RBs, 49ers
It sounded like Raheem Mostert would be traded earlier this month when he demanded to be dealt. This would’ve been great news for Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson Jr. Now that Mostert has been paid more, Coleman and Wilson will need an injury to reach their fantasy potential.

July 24

Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons
Todd Gurley has threatened to sit out the 2020 season if the NFL doesn’t develop a Coronavirus plan that’s “structured right.” It’s a shame that Gurley is misinformed and doesn’t seem to understand that he’s more likely to be struck by lightning than to die of Coronavirus. Hopefully he’ll learn the truth soon enough. I don’t think Gurley will actually sit out the season, but it’s something to keep in mind if you plan on drafting him late second, early third round.

DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles
DeSean Jackson said some horrible, anti-Semitic things recently, but the Eagles have announced that he won’t be fired or suspended. Jackson is an idiot, but he has great potential with Carson Wentz this year, as we all saw with his spectacular performance against the Redskins in the 2019 season opener. Jackson is someone I constantly forget to add to my Fantasy Football Sleepers list, so I believe he’s someone to target in the double-digit rounds.

July 17

Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers
Ronald Jones added six to eight pounds of muscle this offseason, and he’s also put lots of work into catching passes. This is great news, if true. It should be pointed out that it’s not uncommon for a player to talk himself up and then disappoint when real action begins. Nevertheless, people are down on Jones after the Buccaneers drafted Ke’Shawn Vaughn. It’s definitely possible that Jones will finally live up to expectations in his third year.

July 16

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
I’m not a fan of Derrick Henry this year – he’s currently high on my 2020 Fantasy Football Busts page – but I’ll admit that his stock got a bit of an uptick in the wake of his new contract. There’s no longer a chance that Henry will hold out, so that’s one reason not to hate him this year.

Kenny Stills, WR, Texans
Kenny Stills was arrested for taking part in a riot Wednesday. Stills has a history of bad off-the-field behavior, so he could be suspended for a short period of time. He wasn’t much of a fantasy factor anyway.

July 15

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles
Alshon Jeffery is “almost certain” to begin the year on the PUP list, according to Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice. This isn’t too much of a surprise, but it’s still a negative for Jeffery that there continues to be a growing sentiment that he’ll miss the first six weeks of the season.

July 9

Tevin Coleman, RB, 49ers
Raheem Mostert has requested a trade. It’s unclear if he’ll be dealt, but if he is, Tevin Coleman will obviously stand to benefit from an increased workload.

Jeff Wilson, RB, 49ers
Jeff Wilson deserves a stock-up arrow in the wake of the Raheem Mostert trade demand. Tevin Coleman will be the favorite to handle the majority of the workload, but don’t sleep on Wilson, who has performed well when given a chance under Kyle Shanahan.

July 3

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets
Le’Veon Bell has been working out like a “mad man,” according to Connor Hughes of the Athletic. This is nice to hear, as Bell is coming off a disappointing year. Being in better shape and having improved blocking can only help Bell in 2020.

Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers
It was previously reported that Deebo Samuel could miss 12-16 weeks with a fractured foot. Fortunately, it’s now apparent that Samuel has a “classic” Jones fracture, which means he’ll miss just 10-12 weeks. Samuel could be ready for the season opener, which is huge for his fantasy outlook.

July 2

A.J. Brown, WR, Titans
Nothing has occurred to move A.J. Brown’s fantasy stock, but this is related to my re-watching of the 2019 season. I’m almost done Week 14, and I’ve been reminded of how dominant Brown was in his rookie campaign. I think I’ve ranked Brown too low, so I’m bumping him up in the 2020 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings.

Devin Singletary, RB, Bills
Devin Singletary’s reception totals are expected to rise, as the coaching staff wants to involve him more in the passing game, according to team reporter Joe Buscaglia. I figured this to be the case, but it’s nice to hear some confirmation.

June 29

Cam Newton, QB, Patriots
Cam Newton’s stock up is for obvious reasons: He’s on an NFL roster! It’s unclear if Newton is 100 percent, but he should be drafted in the middle rounds because he has great upside if he’s healthy.

June 26

Anthony Miller, WR, Bears
Bears receiving coach Mike Furrey talked up Anthony Miller’s enhanced preparation schedule, citing that it was the catalyst for his improvement at the end of last season. Miller had a very strong surge at the end of 2019, so if Furrey is correct, that’ll carry over into this year. Miller’s ADP is currently 12.06, making him a great bargain in the double-digit rounds.

June 25

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns
Odell Beckham Jr. is 100 percent, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. Beckham wasn’t quite himself last year because of a nagging sports hernia, making him a great buy-low candidate for the 2020 fantasy season.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowbys
Ezekiel Elliott told the media that he has recovered from the Coronavirus. Elliott was never at risk because 9,999 out of 10,000 people under the age of 60 aren’t. It’s also actually a good thing that he caught the bug over the summer rather during the season because those who become infected during the fall might have to miss a game or two. There’s no reason not to select Elliott in the top four picks of your fantasy draft this summer.

June 18

Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers
Deebo Samuel broke his foot and will be out 3-4 months. This is a shame because I loved Samuel’s potential this season. It’s unclear how healthy Samuel will be upon his return, presumably in early October. He could be back to his dominant self, or he could struggle with his troublesome foot all year. He’s still worth drafting in Rounds 7-8 of a 12-team league.

June 16

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles
Alshon Jeffery has no timetable to return from his Lisfranc injury, according to Doug Pederson. This is far from a surprise, as Jeffery has been struggling with injuries his entire career. Lisfranc injuries are problematic, making Jeffery very risky.

Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles
The Eagles lost Brandon Brooks for the entire season. This is a huge blow for the offense, and that includes Miles Sanders because the blocking will be much worse without the stud guard.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
Carson Wentz has never won a football game in which Brandon Brooks has been injured. With Brooks out for the year, Wentz’s pass protection won’t be nearly as good, so his production is expected to take a dip.

June 12

Sony Michel, RB, Patriots
Sony Michel struggled last year, but that could’ve been attributed to a lingering knee issue after he had a minor surgery on it during the preceding spring. I was hoping for Michel to be at full strength in 2020, but it’s now being reported that he’s coming off foot surgery. It’s not deemed serious, but Michel has an extensive injury history, so every procedure is troubling. Michel should drop in fantasy rankings, making Damien Harris an intriguing late-round flier.

June 9

Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings
An update on Dalvin Cook: Per reports, Cook is seeking a contract worth $13 million per year. Considering that Cook has never played a full season in the NFL due to a myriad of injuries, the Vikings would be absolutely insane to give him anything close to that figure. If the two parties are truly that far apart in negotiations, Cook could miss extensive action in 2020.

Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons
Todd Gurley has passed his physical with the Falcons, which is obviously a good thing. Unfortunately, the arthritis in the knees remains a huge concern for Gurley, who would be a top fantasy pick if he were completely healthy. It’s difficult to trust Gurley, but I’d be willing to spend a third-round pick on him because of his touchdown upside in Atlanta’s offense.

Hayden Hurst, TE, Falcons
Matt Ryan spoke very highly of Hayden Hurst in an interview Tuesday, citing that Hurst has amazing athleticism. Hurst has great potential in Atlanta’s offense despite his current first-round bust status.

June 8

Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings
Dalvin Cook is holding out for a new contract, as he won’t participate in team activities until he gets one. There’s a dubious history of running backs holding out, with Melvin Gordon struggling most recently. This is bad news for Cook’s fantasy outlook, which was already bleak; Cook was high up on my 2020 Fantasy Football Busts list.

Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings
Dalvin Cook’s holdout will greatly benefit Alexander Mattison, who should be chosen a round or two earlier than normal in the wake of the news.

May 25

Carlos Hyde, RB, Seahawks
The Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde to be their new No. 2 running back while Rashaad Penny recovers from his torn ACL. I wouldn’t draft Hyde, but he’s someone to add if Chris Carson were to get injured. Carson, by the way, won’t be affected by this signing, as he’ll remain the top back on the roster.

May 22

Boston Scott, RB, Eagles
The Eagles are looking into signing a running back like Devonta Freeman, per reports. This isn’t ideal for Miles Sanders, but I don’t think it’ll affect him very much. Boston Scott, on the other hand, will take a hit if Philadelphia signs another backup running back.

May 21

Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks
The Seahawks have reached out to Devonta Freeman because, per Adam Caplan, they don’t believe that Rashaad Penny will be ready for the season opener. Penny tore his ACL late in 2019, so this isn’t too much of a surprise.

May 20

Todd Gurley, RB, Falcons
The Falcons have said that they don’t know what Todd Gurley’s health status is. Maybe they should have figured this out when they obtained him this offseason? Gurley has nice upside in 2020, but his floor is extremely low. Proceed with caution if you draft him.

Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts
Frank Reich told the media that he wouldn’t be suprised if Nyheim Hines has a game in which he catches 10 or more passes. The Colts drafted Jonathan Taylor in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean Hines is going to be phased out of the offense. Given how Philip Rivers utilized Austin Ekeler in recent years, we could expect Hines to post similar numbers.

Jonnu Smith, TE, Titans
Jonnu Smith has been working out privately with Ryan Tannehill. This is crucial, especially in this current climate where some players haven’t been able to see each other. Smith is a nice tight end option in the double-digit rounds this year. His ADP of 14.01 is way too late.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger posted a video of himself throwing passes to his teammates. JuJu Smith-Schuster then said, “He’s baaack.” It’s unclear if Roethlisberger is truly 100 percent, but Smith-Schuster sounds confident. If Roethlisberger is his former self once more, Smith-Schuster could have a monster 2020 campaign.

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