2021 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp






With players beginning to practice with each other, there will be updates daily to this 2021 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 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.




2021 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Training Camp



June 15

Melvin Gordon, RB, Broncos
Melvin Gordon hasn't shown up to OTAs, allowing Javonte Williams to become the favorite to be Denver's starting running back.

Denzel Mims, WR, Jets
Denzel Mims has not been appearing in three-receiver sets in practices this summer. Keelan Cole has been the third wideout instead. This is greatly disappointing for Mims, who was expected to make a leap in his second year.

Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos
Javonte Williams is expected to start in Week 1, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Denver Post. Melvin Gordon hasn't shown up to OTAs at all, so with Phillip Lindsay gone, Williams is quickly becoming the favorite to handle the majority of the workload.





June 14

Byron Pringle, WR, Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes targeted Byron Pringle more than anyone else in minicamp. This is an interesting development because with Sammy Watkins gone, the No. 2 receiver job in a high-octane offense is wide open.

Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars
The Jaguar coaches have been buzzing over Laviska Shenault, according to Hays Carlyon of 1010 XL. Shenault had a nice rookie year and possesses some amazing potential. He could make a big leap forward with Trevor Lawrence as his quarterback.

Irv Smith Jr., TE, Vikings
Those who were expecting Irv Smith Jr.'s production to leap in the wake of the Kyle Rudolph defection will be disappointed because Mike Zimmer shot down that possibility. It's possible that Zimmer could have been just concealing his plans, but there's also a chance this was the truth. If so, we have to wonder why the Vikings wasted a second-round pick on Smith.




June 10

Elijah Moore, WR, Jets
Elijah Moore has been the most impressive player by far at OTAs, per a report from Connor Hughes of the Athletic. This is far from the only rookie puff piece we'll see this offseason, but Moore is a legitimate talent, and the Jets don't have much at the position.


June 6

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
Derrick Henry will stand to benefit from the Julio Jones trade. Opposing teams will have to focus on Jones in addition to A.J. Brown, so Henry will confront fewer defenders in the box.

Julio Jones, WR, Titans
Julio Jones is far less appealing in Tennessee. Jones used to accumulate lots of garbage yardage in Atlanta, and he won't do that as much in Tennessee because the Titans will be playing with a lead more often than the Falcons have in recent years.

Kyle Pitts, TE, Falcons
Julio Jones is gone, so someone besides Julio Jones will be catching tons of passes in garbage time. Kyle Pitts is the likely candidate to see his projected stats increase.

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
Matt Ryan, historically, has not been as good of a quarterback without Julio Jones. Kyle Pitts will help, but he's just a rookie. Ryan is defintiely less appealing as a fantasy quarterback.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans
The thought of drafting Ryan Tannehill, even in the late rounds, makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit. However, with Julio Jones on the roster, Tannehill is now an appealing streaming option versus bad aerial defenses.


June 5

Michael Carter, RB, Jets
According to Connor Hughes of the Athletic, it "won't be long" until Michael Carter is the Jets' No. 1 running back. Hughes observed Carter in practice and came away impressed. Frankly, Carter doesn't even have to impress all that much, given the lack of competition.

Cornell Powell, WR, Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes called fifth-round rookie receiver Cornell Powell a "beast" for what he's done in OTAs thus far. Feel free to roll your eyes because this isn't the first time a rookie has been talked up in June practices. However, the fact remains that the Chiefs have an explosive offense that lacks a proven No. 2 receiver. It's possible that Powell could take the job, which would instantly make him a viable fantasy option. He's well worth a late-round fantasy pick.


May 31

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants
The Giants may limit Saquon Barkley's workload early in the same, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. That may be the plan now, but if the Giants want to win games, they'll want to have Barkley on the field as much as possible.

Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
Julio Jones is expected to be traded soon, which was already going to be a hit to his fantasy stock. It's been reported that the Titans have emerged as the favorites. This would be awful for Jones' fantasy output because Tennessee utilizes a run-heavy offense.




Trey Sermon, RB, 49ers
It was believed that Trey Sermon would begin behind Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. on the depth chart. However, Wilson will miss at least six games because of meniscus surgery, so Mostert will be the only running back standing in his way.

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, 49ers
Jeff Wilson Jr. will miss the first six weeks of the season because of meniscus surgery, stemming from a weightlifting accident.






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