2017 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Week of May 15
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin told the media that he knows he needs to be in the best shape of his life. Benjamin showed up to workouts at 280 pounds, reportedly, but he apparently been working out harder to lose weight.
John Brown, WR, Cardinals
Carson Palmer told the media that John Brown looks stronger and more explosive. Brown was sick all last year with a sickle-cell issue, so he seems poised to have a bounce-back 2017 campaign. The only issue is whether Palmer will keep regressing.
Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers
Carlos Hyde could lose his job right away to Joe Williams, as the 49ers don't view him as a good fit in their offense.
Zay Jones, WR, Bills
Zay Jones is week-to-week with a knee sprain. Both Buffalo wide receivers are hurt, as Sammy Watkins is missing time with a foot issue. Jones should be ready for training camp, but as a rookie, he needs all the reps he can get.
Kevin White, WR, Bears
John Fox praised Kevin White's offseason. Fox called White "very healthy" and said that he has been working very hard this spring. White completely bombed last year, but that could mean that he might provide a ton of value late in fantasy drafts this summer. With Alshon Jeffery gone, he's the No. 1 receiver.
Joe Williams, RB, 49ers
Joe Williams has a strong chance to immediately unseat Carlos Hyde, per Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area. Williams is someone to target in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts, though his ADP could begin to push upward. Kyle Shanahan specifically asked John Lynch to draft Williams in the fourth round despite his character issues, and Tony Pauline reported earlier that the 49ers don't believe Hyde is a good fit for their offense.