2022 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp

With players beginning to practice with each other, there will be updates daily to this 2022 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 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

2022 Fantasy Football Stock Report – Training Camp

Sept. 3

Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
The Titans have a major role planned this season for Treylon Burks, according to an ESPN report. Burks has famously struggled this summer, but this could be the sequel to Ja’Marr Chase’s disastrous training camp and preseason. Burks could still have a strong season despite what has transpired.

Sept. 2

Cam Akers, RB, Rams
During our real fantasy football draft, Charlie Campbell broke some news regarding Cam Akers. He said he heard from team sources that Akers was in Sean McVay’s dog house and that Darrell Henderson could start in Week 1. Avoid Akers in the wake of this information. Here’s the video of the draft:

Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams
During our real fantasy football draft, Charlie Campbell broke some news regarding Cam Akers. He said he heard from team sources that Akers was in Sean McVay’s dog house and that Darrell Henderson could start in Week 1. Henderson now becomes a great sleeper.

Sept. 1

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Dolphins
Jaylen Waddle has missed several weeks of practice with a soft-tissue injury to the lower body. These sorts of things tend to linger, so just realize that you may not have Waddle for Week 1.

Aug. 30

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots
Rhamondre Stevenson may not face competition for third-down work with Ty Montgomery nursing an ankle injury. Montgomery was Stevenson’s primary rival for these touches, but he got hurt in the final preseason game.

Aug. 28

Antonio Gibson, RB, Redskins
Brian Robinson was shot multiple times in a robbery attempt. Antonio Gibson may end up starting after all.

Brian Robinson, RB, Redskins
Brian Robinson was shot multiple times in a robbery attempt. The good news is that his wounds are reportedly not life-threatening. The bad news is that he may miss a chunk of the season.

Aug. 25

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys
Tyron Smith will miss several months with a hamstring injury. This obviously hurts Ezekiel Elliott, who won’t have three starting blockers from a year ago.

Aug. 24

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens
An ESPN report indicates that Mike Davis will receive most of the workload early in the season. This is because J.K. Dobbins is coming off a torn ACL, and has yet to take part in 11-on-11 drills in practice. Dobbins could be better in November and December, but he’ll hurt fantasy owners who draft him too early.

Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders
Josh Jacobs will be in a committee, per an ESPN report. This is no surprise, given that Josh McDaniels is the head coach.

Aug. 19

Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills
Gabriel Davis is expected to be on the field for 90 percent of the snaps, according to reports. Davis has been tabbed as the team’s best run-blocking receiver, so that only ensures that he will play more often than he did last year.

Alec Pierce, WR, Colts
The Colts have not added a veteran receiver because of Alec Pierce’s performance in training camp, according to reports. Pierce is only a rookie, but he has a chance to have a solid season with Matt Ryan. He’s worth a late-round flier.

Aug. 18

Amari Cooper, WR, Browns
Amari Cooper is hurt by Deshaun Watson’s suspension, as are Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Njoku. Cooper is a lackluster mid-round option now.

Isaiah Spiller, RB, Chargers
Joshua Kelley seems to be in a commanding lead for the backup running spot behind Austin Ekeler, per reports. This is disappointing for those who like Isaiah Spiller. It’s a reminder that Spiller is only a rookie, so despite his talent, he shouldn’t be expected to produce much in the wake of an Ekeler injury.

Kenneth Walker, RB, Seahawks
Kenneth Walker will miss the rest of the preseason. It’s unclear when he’ll return to action, but he shouldn’t miss too much time. This hurts his fantasy outlook because he won’t get valuable reps, but if you really want him, it could be a blessing in disguise, as it will cause his ADP to drop.

Deshaun Watson, QB, Browns
Deshaun Watson has been suspended 11 games for 2022, bringing his total up to 28 games. I would have recommended holding Watson for six games, but not 11. It’s worth noting that Watson has an easy matchup against the Redskins’ dreadful secondary in Week 17, so if your team is doing very well, perhaps you can think about adding him to your roster during the midpoint of the season. Even if you don’t need a quarterback, it would be wise to prevent one of your leaguemates to address a need.

Aug. 17

Antonio Gibson, RB, Redskins
Antonio Gibson is practicing with the third-team offense. This could be punishment for fumbling in the preseason game, but it’s yet another strike against Gibson’s poor 2022 offseason. Brian Robinson may officially supplant him soon.

Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos
Courtland Sutton has been Russell Wilson’s favorite receiver in pressure situations, per an ESPN report. This isn’t a surprise, as Sutton is expected to rebound from a poor 2021 season now that he’s two years removed from a torn ACL.

Kenneth Walker, RB, Seahawks
Kenneth Walker is dealing with a hernia right now. It’s unclear how much time he’ll miss, but he won’t be getting valuable practice reps anytime soon.

Aug. 16

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots
Rhamondre Stevenson has been utilized in the James White role, per reports. This is a huge development for his fantasy outlook because he’ll catch plenty of passes while filling White’s shoes.

Jaylen Warren, RB, Steelers
Jaylen Warren received first-team reps in practice Monday. He’s been very impressive in training camp and the first preseason game. He’s worth a roster spot as a handcuff for Najee Harris.

Aug. 13

George Pickens, WR, Steelers
George Pickens is enjoying a great training camp, per reports. This isn’t a surprise, as Pickens would’ve been a first-round draft choice if it weren’t for character issues. The only problem is that Pickens is stricken with poor quarterback play.

Aug. 11

Simi Fehoko, WR, Cowboys
Simi Fehoko has been a huge surprise in training camp, according to reports. Someone needs to take all the targets vacated by Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson, so perhaps Fehoko can step up and become a viable fantasy player.

Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings
Justin Jefferson has been terrific in training camp, per reports. This isn’t a surprise, but it’s nice to have confirmation that he’s been dominant. Given Matthew Stafford’s elbow injury, a case could be made for Jefferson to be the top fantasy wideout, though Ja’Marr Chase might have something to say about that.

Aug. 10

Eno Benjamin, RB, Cardinals
Eno Benjamin has drawn the praise of Kliff Kingsbury, which indicates that he’ll be the primary back should James Conner suffer an injury. There was some speculation that it could be rookie Keontay Ingram, or even Darrel Williams, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Broncos
The Broncos have been using Albert Okwuegbunam all over the field, especially in the wake of Tim Patrick’s ACL tear. Many made a huge deal about the Broncos losing Noah Fant in the Russell Wilson trade, but Okwuebugnam is talented as well and can easily fill Fant’s shoes.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Chiefs
JuJu Smith-Schuster has been lining up all over the place in Kansas City’s offense during training camp. Smith-Schuster has been in a rapid decline recently, but perhaps Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes will get the most out of him.

Aug. 9

Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
Treylon Burks has been practicing with the second- and third-string offenses in training camp. I would treat this similarly to the breathing issue – it’s FUD that could allow you to nab Burks later in your drafts.

Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens
Gus Edwards is not expected to be ready for the season opener. This can’t be a surprise, given that he’s coming off a torn ACL.

Aug. 8

N’Keal Harry, WR, Bears
N’Keal Harry has a severe high-ankle sprain, so he’ll be out for a while. This only affects those in 40-team leagues looking for 80th-round fliers.

Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs
Despite being just a seventh-round rookie, Isiah Pacheco has been practicing with the first-team offense in training camp. The Chiefs have underwhelming options at running back, so Pacheco could steal the job. Make sure you get him on your roster late in your draft.

Aug. 7

Daniel Bellinger, TE, Giants
Daniel Bellinger has reportedly been the No. 1 tight end on the Giants’ roster during training camp. I don’t like drafting rookie tight ends, but you could do worse as a late-round target in very deep leagues.

D.J. Chark, WR, Lions
D.J. Chark has been very impressive in training camp, according to Lions reporter Tim Twentyman. Training camp can often be a dog-and-pony show, but Chark is a proven commodity, so this report can’t be a surprise.

Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills
Gabriel Davis was the top receiver on the field during a scrimmage, according to the Athletic. It’s only a surprise that he outperformed Stefon Diggs; otherwise, Davis was expected to thrive as the No. 2 wideout this upcoming season.

Dameon Pierce, RB, Texans
Dameon Pierce has been the best running back in Texans’ training camp, per an ESPN report. This might just be a puff piece, though to be fair, Pierce doesn’t have much to compete with in Houston.

Aug. 6

Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers
Here we go again. Mike Evans is dealing with a hamstring injury, which is not uncommon for him. We’re still in early August, but soft-tissue injuries tend to linger.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams
Another update on Matthew Stafford: Sean McVay called Stafford’s elbow issue a “tricky deal” and “abnormal.” This could all be meaningless FUD, but I’d be worried if I drafted Stafford to be my starting quarterback. His receivers would obviously be adversely affected as well.

Aug. 5

A.J. Dillon, RB, Packers
A.J. Dillon will be a major part of the Green Bay passing game, per numerous accounts. Coaches reportedly like how Dillon catches the ball out of the backfield.

Romeo Doubs, WR, Packers
Romeo Doubs has made a “wow play” during every single practice, according to Aaron Rodgers. Doubs continues to shine, while Christian Watson and Sammy Watkins continue to miss time in practice. Doubs is a must-draft player in late rounds.

Donald Parham, TE, Chargers
Donald Parham has been a preferred target of Justin Herbert’s in the red zone during training camp practices. The Chargers signed Gerald Everett, but it might be Parham who emerges as the top tight end on the roster.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams
Matthew Stafford is dealing with “bad tendinitis” according to reports. His reps have been managed in training camp as a result. This doesn’t sound great, but it could also be a non-story. Still, it’s a concern, so you might want to downgrade Stafford and his receivers a little bit.

Aug. 4

Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers
Reports out of Steelers camp indicate that Mitchell Trubisky is struggling mightily in practice. So much for improving with a new coaching staff! This obviously does not bode well for Diontae Johnson, who is being chosen a bit too early in fantasy drafts.

David Montgomery, RB, Bears
David Montgomery is seeing action on special teams during training camp. This doesn’t bode well for his status as Chicago’s bellcow back. There’s a chance Khalil Herbert could split touches with Montgomery this season.

Aug. 3

Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Albert Okwuegbunam, WRs/TE, Broncos
Tim Patrick has suffered a torn ACL, so the other primary pass-catchers on Denver’s roster will stand to benefit from an increased target share.

Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos
Tim Patrick is out for the year with a torn ACL.

Aug. 2

Van Jefferson, WR, Rams
Van Jefferson suffered a knee injury and will undergo surgery. He may miss the beginning of the season. I liked Jefferson as a late-round sleeper, but that’s no longer the case. It’s currently unclear who will replace Jefferson in the lineup.

Jalen Tolbert, WR, Cowboys
James Washington broke his foot and will be out 6-10 weeks. This will only help Jalen Tolbert, who was already seeing action with the ones.

July 31

Travis Etienne, RB, Jaguars
Travis Etienne has been the “star” of Jaguars training camp thus far, according to the Jaguar Report. Skeptics may point out that Etienne may just look great compared to everyone else because Jacksonville overpaid for medicore or worse talent this offseason, but Etienne is a legitimate dynamic talent who could be highly productive with James Robinson coming off injury.

Russell Gage, WR, Buccaneers
Tampa’s defense hasn’t been able to cover Russell Gage, according to head coach Todd Bowles. While it’s nothing new to see a coach talking up his player during training camp, Gage has a great opportunity to produce with Tom Brady, given that Chris Godwin is coming off a torn ACL.

July 30

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants
Saquon Barkley has looked very good, per a Peter King report. This isn’t a surprise, given that Barkley is now two years removed from a torn ACL. I love Barkley as a bounce-back candidate this year, especially behind a much-improved offensive line.

Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Giants
Wan’Dale Robinson has been the “star” of the Giants’ training camp thus far, lining up in the slot and in the backfield. This is not the first time a rookie receiver has been hyped up in late July, but Robinson is a dynamic athlete. Daniel Jones will have much better pass protection this year, which should allow Robinson to enjoy a decent rookie campaign.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa has been on fire in training camp, routinely launching downfield missiles to Tyreek Hill. Keep in mind that training camp is a dog-and-pony show, but there are legitimate reasons to be excited about Tagovailoa and the Miami offense this season.

July 29

Romeo Doubs, WR, Packers
Christian Watson is the big name in Green Bay’s receiving corps, but he has missed some time in training camp thus far. Romeo Doubs, the other rookie, has been very impressive. We’ll see if that can translate to real in-game action, but he’s certainly worth a shot in the late rounds.

Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys
Michael Gallup told the media that he doesn’t expect to be ready by Week 1. This is no surprise, but it’s basically official now.

July 28

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Browns
Donovan Peoples-Jones has been a favorite of Deshaun Watson’s already, according to reports. It’s the end of July, so it’s time to talk up Peoples-Jones. However, Peoples-Jones will be playing with one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL once Watson is allowed to be on the field, so there might be some real potential, finally.

July 26

Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers
The Julio Jones signing was a bad sign for Chris Godwin. If Godwin were close to returning from his torn ACL, the Buccaneers probably wouldn’t have added Jones to the roster. I know Godwin avoided the PUP list, but I don’t trust what I’m seeing, and I don’t like depending on skill-position players coming off torn ACLs.

Julio Jones, WR, Buccaneers
Julio Jones is back, and he’s going to a team that could allow him to have one final solid fantasy season. Jones is a shell of his former self, but he could be used as a primary red zone threat with Rob Gronkowski gone.

Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Walker, RBs, Seahawks
Chris Carson has retired because of a neck injury. This obviously boosts Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker, though Carson wasn’t expected to handle a heavy workload this year anyway.

July 20

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings will be updated tomorrow with some new features. Here are some players who will be on the move:

Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills
Gabriel Davis has packed on tons of muscle this offseason and now weighs 227 pounds. His trainer talked him up, saying that Davis was “bigger, faster, stronger.” I like Davis as a great value pick this year.

Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers
Leonard Fournette reported to training camp at 260 pounds. He has time to lose weight, but he could be fat and happy in the wake of signing his new contract. I was bullish on Fournette before this news broke, so I’ll be avoiding him now.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers
D.J. Moore will obviously stand to benefit from Baker Mayfield’s presence. Christian McCaffrey will as well. McCaffrey will be in position to score more touchdowns in a much-improved offense. He would be the favorite No. 1 fantasy pick if there weren’t any injury concerns.

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Patriots
James White was reportedly walking with an “uncomfortable gait,” according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. White is coming off a brutal hip injury, so he may not be able to play much in 2022. If he can’t take the field, Rhamondre Stevenson and Pierre Strong will handle more of the receiving duties.

Jalen Tolbert, WR, Cowboys
Jalen Tolbert is a presumed Week 1 starter, according to Jon Machota of the Athletic. With Michael Gallup recovering from a torn ACL, and Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson both gone, the Cowboys’ depleted receiving corps is going to see a third-round rookie forced into the starting lineup.

June 24

Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints
Alvin Kamara is reportedly bracing for a six-game suspension. With the Saints’ offensive line depleted, Kamara’s upside already took a hit.

June 20

James Robinson, RB, Jaguars
James Robinson is unlikely to be ready for training camp, according to Jaguar beat writers. Robinson is coming off an Achilles tear and could be on the PUP list to begin the season.

June 19

Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks
It’s being reported that Chris Carson underwent neck fusion surgery, which caused David Wilson to retire at 23. Carson wasn’t on the fantasy radar anyway, given Rashaad Penny’s late-season surge and the Kenneth Walker selection.

James White, RB, Patriots
James White has a good chance of beginning the season on the PUP list. Pierre Strong is the favorite to assume his role, but it’s likely that Bill Belichick will divide the touches among multiple backs.

June 15

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs
There was speculation that Clyde Edwards-Helaire would handle the bulk of the receiving work, given the running backs on the roster. That has changed in the wake of the Jerick McKinnon re-signing. Edwards-Helaire will definitely lose touches to McKinnon.

Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders
Reports indicate that the Raiders will not give the full workload to Josh Jacobs, as Josh McDaniels has taken a liking to rookie running back Zamir White.

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Chiefs
Jerick McKinnon was a free agent for months, but the Chiefs have re-signed him. He’ll split touches with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he has nice upside in Kansas City’s explosive offense.

Zamir White, RB, Raiders
Josh McDaniels is reportedly very high on rookie running back Zamir White. This could be a typical summer fluff piece, but White is worth a late-round flier.

June 11

Deshaun Watson, QB, Browns
Deshaun Watson has had more allegations made against him. As more details are brought to light, it seems more likely that Watson will face a lengthy suspension.

Jameson Williams, WR, Lions
Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that he doesn’t see Jameson Williams being ready for training camp. This isn’t a surprise, but there was always hope that Williams would be way ahead of his recovery.

June 3

Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
Treylon Burks had trouble breathing in May practices. He also dropped some passes. This is obviously not an ideal start to his career, but he has time to get in shape and improve his focus.

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens
J.K. Dobbins may begin the year on the PUP list, according to John Harbaugh. The Ravens proceeded to sign Mike Davis after attempting to obtain Melvin Gordon.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, 49ers
Elijah Mitchell’s run blocking figures to be worse this upcoming season, thanks to Alex Mack’s retirement. Mack wasn’t the 49ers’ best blocker, but he was a steady presence in the interior. Jake Brendel will be a downgrade.

Isaiah Spiller, RB, Chargers
Reports indicate that Isaiah Spiller is the favorite to be the backup behind Austin Ekeler. Before you get too excited, however, note that Ekeler has missed zero or one games in three of his five NFL seasons.

D’Andre Swift, RB, Lions
D’Andre Swift has bulked up this offseason, which was one of his goals. Swift suffered through some injuries last year, so he wanted to become more durable. With a dominant, healthy offensive line in front of him, Swift seems poised to have a great year.

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