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



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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