2016 Fantasy Football Stock Report: OTAs, Training Camp






With OTAs underway, there will be updates daily to this 2016 Fantasy Football OTAs, 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 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2016 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 29 | Week of Aug. 22 | Week of Aug. 15 | Week of Aug. 8 | Week of Aug. 1 | Week of July 25 | Week of July 18 | Week of July 11 | Week of July 4 | Week of June 27 | Week of June 20 | Week of June 13 | Week of June 6 | Week of May 30 | Week of May 23 | Week of May 16 | Week of May 9




2016 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Week of Aug. 29


Sept. 7

Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks
Christine Michael is ahead of Thomas Rawls on the depth chart. That won't last very long, but Michael is definitely worth drafting and even starting this week.

Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks
Thomas Rawls is behind of Christine Michael on the depth chart. That won't last very long, but it just goes to show that the Seahawks are willing to ease Rawls into the lineup.





Sept. 6

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
Andy Reid said it would be a "stretch" for Jamaal Charles to play in Week 1. Not a surprise. I hope you avoided him.

Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys
Darren McFadden may never be able to extend his right arm fully again. That's not good, in case you couldn't tell. I wouldn't bother rostering McFadden at this point.


Sept. 5

Matt Forte, RB, Jets
The Jets have waived Khiry Robinson. This well help Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, as they'll pick up short-yardage opportunities that the injured Robinson would've otherwise received.

Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks
The Seahawks remain "uncertain" of Jimmy Graham's Week 1 status, according to Bob Condotta, Seattle Times. Why do people still believe Graham will do anything this year? No one has ever fully returned from a torn patellar tendon, and I don't expect that to change now.

T.J. Jones, WR, Lions
The Lions waived T.J. Jones. Jones had a ton of hype in the summer, but he won't be doing much this year. He's currently rotting on the practice squad.

Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
The Cowboys have kept Tony Romo on the active roster. This obviously means they expect Romo to return prior to Week 9. Then again, Jerry Jones has been delusional about Romo's health before, so I wouldn't make this a reason to stash Romo on the bench.




Sept. 4

Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings
Stefon Diggs' fantasy stock took a hit several days ago when Teddy Bridgewater went down with an injury. He should be back to where he was now with Sam Bradford as his starting quarterback. Bradford will get hurt at some point, but Diggs can post WR3-type numbers in the meantime.

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Ravens
Kenneth Dixon, who I have on my Fantasy Football Sleepers list, gets a stock up in the wake of the Justin Forsett release. Dixon is banged up right now, but will return in Weeks 3-5. He had a great preseason, so I'd highly recommend picking him up and stashing him if you can.

Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens
Justin Forsett was released by the Ravens. He'll likely sign on with another team, but he probably won't have much of a defined role.

Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers
Carlos Hyde is still in concussion protocol, but is expected to play in Week 1. I wouldn't let this impact where I'd draft Hyde unless Hyde happened to be tied with another running back in the same area of the draft.




Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles
Jordan Matthews obviously won't be as productive with rookie Carson Wentz throwing the ball to him. His stock definitely takes a substantial hit. I like Wentz more than the noodle-armed Chase Daniel, but the rookie may struggle and also spend more time running than Bradford would have.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins
There are "real questions" about when DeVante Parker will return from his hamstring injury. I don't think it's worth rostering Parker unless you have a deep bench. There are better sleeper options.

Unaffected Players: Adrian Peterson, Zach Ertz
Adrian Peterson's stock didn't drop when Teddy Bridgewater got hurt, so it obviously won't rise in the wake of the Sam Bradford trade. I don't think Zach Ertz will be affected either. He'll have less of a chance to score touchdowns, but his receptions will rise, as rookie Carson Wentz will target him often.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
Reports indicate that the Eagles plan on starting Carson Wentz in Week 1 if healthy. Wentz is not worth a spot in regular leagues, but he obviously has to be snatched up in 2-QB formats. I like this move by the Eagles, as they didn't have much of a chance to win with Chase Daniel, who struggled in the preseason.

Terrance West, RB, Ravens
Terrance West is the likely Week 1 starter in the wake of the Justin Forsett release, so he's worth adding. However, I'm not sure he'll hold the job the entire year, as Kenneth Dixon looked great in the preseason.


Sept. 3

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
Jamaal Charles has been practicing with the reserves and hasn't been hit in practice yet. I've written this a billion times over the past month, but make sure you avoid Charles and have Spencer Ware on your roster.

Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks
Jimmy Graham is "no sure thing" for Week 1, according to Ian Rapoport, NFL.com. Of course he's not. Only one player has ever come back from a torn patellar tendon, and Robert Brooks had only one quality season after that happened. Graham is undraftable unless you want to take a flier on him in the final two rounds.

Robert Kelley, RB, Redskins
Robert Kelley has earned regular-season carries, per Rich Tandler, CSN Mid-Atlantic. Kelley has been great this preseason, and he's currently one of my favorite late-round fantasy sleepers. I don't trust Matt Jones, so it's conceivable that Kelly could put together a big year.





Sept. 2

Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs
In the wake of the Jamaal Charles news that he could be out or limited in Week 1, make sure to pick up Spencer Ware!

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
Jamaal Charles may not play Week 1, and if he does, it won't be a lot, according to Adam Teicher, ESPN. This can't be a surprise to anyone. Charles is completely banged up and hasn't regained his starting role yet. He's the No. 1 player on my fantasy busts list. Make sure to draft Spencer Ware!


Sept. 1

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions
Ameer Abdullah told the media that he expects to get the majority of the carries this season. I'd be surprised if he didn't. Abdullah hasn't been seen much this preseason, which has held his ADP down. He's a nice value choice.

Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks
Jimmy Graham has only been practicing "against air" since his return. There's no way Graham is going to be a factor coming off a torn patellar tendon in less than a year. I'd only touch him in the late rounds.


Aug. 31

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater hasn't been confirmed out for the season, but considering that players were puking at the sight of his non-contact knee injury, I'd say that's a safe assumption. The greater question now might be whether or not Bridgewater's career is over, which is sad because he seemed like a nice guy, and he was also a solid, underrated quarterback. I hope he'll be OK for 2017.

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
Jamaal Charles hasn't regained the full-time running back role despite his return, as Spencer Ware has been handling most of the first-string duties. The Chiefs aren't going to use Charles all that much early in the year in an effort to preserve him for the playoffs. Plus, Ware has been very impressive. I've been avoiding Charles all summer, and I'd urge you to do the same.

Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings
Stefon Diggs' stock takes a major downward spiral in the wake of Teddy Bridgewater's injury. However, I still think he's draftable. Diggs is a No. 1 receiver in real life, and Shaun Hill is a capable backup. If anything, Diggs could provide more value in the late rounds.

Bruce Ellington, WR, 49ers
Bruce Ellington is out for the year with a torn hamstring. It's a shame, as Ellington seemed like he could have a half-decent season despite the quarterbacking situation. I liked Ellington a bit as a late-round sleeper.

Ladarius Green, TE, Steelers
Ladarius Green has been placed on the PUP list, as he can't overcome his concussion issues. He's not draftable.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins
DeVante Parker tweaked his hamstring Monday. Parker had issues with his hamstring earlier in camp. These injuries tend to linger, so be careful drafting Parker unless you can get him super late.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
In the Live Fantasy Football Mock Draft I just did with Kenny, someone in the chat asked me about Adrian Peterson's status in relation to Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury. I don't think it's affected very much. The Vikings still have a solid offensive line, while the defense will help keep games close, allowing Peterson to rack up a substantial amount of carries. So, I'm not giving Peterson a stock up or down.

Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs
Jamaal Charles hasn't regained the full-time running back role despite his return, as Spencer Ware has been handling most of the first-string duties. The Chiefs aren't going to use Charles all that much early in the year in an effort to preserve him for the playoffs. Plus, Ware has been very impressive. I'm making sure I obtain Ware in the late rounds of all of my leagues.


Aug. 30

Dwayne Allen, TE, Colts
Dwayne Allen missed Monday's practice because of hip soreness. Sounds like something I go through every morning. Allen is still a borderline TE1 for me, but this situation is worth monitoring, given Allen's injury history.

John Brown, WR, Cardinals
Bruce Arians told the media that John Brown is still experiencing headaches. It's been a full month, yet Brown is still showing symptoms from his concussion. I'd completely stay away from Brown at this point.

Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
Tony Romo will resume training in three weeks. He's still undraftable, but I wanted to note this positive news. If Romo continues to have positive reports about his recovery, he'll be worth picking up as a flier around Week 5 or 6.


Aug. 29

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Ravens
It's Sunday at 4:50 p.m., and I just finished a real fantasy draft, which is why there's no Chargers-Vikings recap yet. It was an 18-round draft, and I needed a super-flier running back in the 16th round. Kenneth Dixon popped into my head. I would've listed Dixon here last night after seeing him play very well in the second preseason game, but he sustained a knee injury. I looked it up, and Dixon only had a sprain. The Ravens broadcasters really talked him up, so I took a chance on him late.


Tony Romo Back Injury

Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys
I've written that Dak Prescott's impressive play means that Dez Bryant won't take much of a hit if Tony Romo goes down. I still believe that, and I think Bryant could remain a WR1. However, he deserves a slight stock down, as the Cowboys will be more conservative with Prescott at the helm.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys
I'm not giving Ezekiel Elliott a stock up or stock down in the wake of Tony Romo's injury. The Cowboys will be more conservative with Dak Prescott, which will mean more runs for Elliott. However, Elliott could have slightly fewer scoring opportunities. So, only bump Elliott down if you're in a touchdown-only league.

Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys
With Tony Romo out, is Dak Prescott draftable? I think looking at Russell Wilson's rookie campaign is a good barometer. Not that Prescott will necessarily play as well as Wilson, but it's a good indicator of how productive a mobile rookie quarterback can be. In Wilson's first eight games, he threw for more than 240 yards just once. He had just 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and he averaged about 20 rushing yards per contest. Prescott will have a better offensive line and No. 1 receiver, so there's more immediate potential, but he still doesn't seem like a great late-round option, though I can definitely understand the upside appeal.

Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back and is likely to miss at least half the season. It goes without saying that Romo is now undraftable.



2016 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 29 | Week of Aug. 22 | Week of Aug. 15 | Week of Aug. 8 | Week of Aug. 1 | Week of July 25 | Week of July 18 | Week of July 11 | Week of July 4 | Week of June 27 | Week of June 20 | Week of June 13 | Week of June 6 | Week of May 30 | Week of May 23 | Week of May 16 | Week of May 9





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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Real Draft - 8/29 (Walt)
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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: PPR - 8/18 (Walt)
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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: PPR - 8/2 (Chet)
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2016 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 7/21 (Walt)
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2016 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 - 9/7 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 PPR - 9/7 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 2-QB - 9/7 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 Touchdown League - 9/7 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Custom - 9/7 (Walt)
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2016 Fantasy Football Spreadsheets - 9/7 (Walt)

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2016 Fantasy Football Sleepers - 9/4 (Walt)
2016 NFL Preseason Recap, Fantasy Football Notes - 9/2 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - 9/2 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Preseason Quarterback Targets - 9/2 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Waiver-Wire Targets - 8/31 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Busts - 8/31 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Auction Advice - 8/24 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Round-by-Round Strategy Guide - 8/18 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Daily Fantasy Preseason Week 2 Streaming Options - 8/18 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Draft Queue: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends - 8/17 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Draft Queue: Quarterbacks and Running Backs - 8/16 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Training Camp Notes - 8/10 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Avoid - 8/6 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Running Backs to Avoid - 8/5 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football Notes - 7/26 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Late-Round Wide Receiver Targets - 7/21 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Late-Round Running Back Targets - 7/19 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football ADP Values - 7/14 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: C.J. Anderson Profile - 7/7 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Favorite MFL Players - 6/29 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: 2016 NFL Draft Fallout: Chip Kelly - 6/23 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Marvin Jones Profile - 6/22 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Devin Funchess Profile - 6/15 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football 2-QB Draft - 6/9 (Chet)
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2016 Fantasy Football: Running Back Drafting and ADP - 6/3 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Quarterback Drafting and ADP - 6/1 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Eli Manning Profile - 5/25 (Chet)
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2016 Fantasy Football Rookie Dynasty Draft Wrap-up - 5/18 (Walt)
2016 Fantasy Football: 2016 NFL Draft Fallout - 5/11 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: MFL 10 Quarterback Values - 4/30 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: MFL 10 Wide Receiver Values - 4/28 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Tight End Strength of Schedule - 4/25 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Strength of Schedule - 4/21 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Running Back Strength of Schedule - 4/20 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Quarterback Strength of Schedule - 4/19 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: MFL 10 - 2/19 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Philip Rivers - 2/16 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football: Quarterback ADP vs. Reality - 2/12 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Fallout: Marshawn Lynch Retires - 2/11 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Fallout: Calvin Johnson Retires - 2/9 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Forecast: Dynasty - 1/21 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Forecast: Tight Ends - 1/19 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Forecast: Wide Receivers - 1/14 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Forecast: Running Backs - 1/13 (Chet)
2016 Fantasy Football Forecast: Quarterbacks - 1/12 (Chet)






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