2018 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp








With OTAs underway, there will be updates daily to this 2018 Fantasy Football 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 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings accordingly. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2018 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 6 | Week of July 30 | Week of July 23 | Week of July 16 | Week of July 9 | Week of July 2 | Week of June 25 | Week of June 11 | Week of June 4 | Week of May 28 | Week of May 21




2018 Fantasy Football Stock Report - Training Camp



Aug. 20

Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers
Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter told the media that Peyton Barber has played like an "every-down back" this summer. Koetter showered Barber with praise. Barber figures to start for the Buccaneers, as second-round rookie Ronald Jones has struggled this summer.

Ben Watson, TE, Saints
Ben Watson appears as though he's still in the prime of his career, according to the New Orleans Advocate's Joel Erickson. Watson has apparently been making "eye-popping, contested catches" throughout training camp. Puff pieces are commonplace during training camp season, but as a Hall of Fame running back once said, any good news is good news. Watson is one of many late-round fantasy tight ends you can obtain good value with.







Aug. 19

Josh Gordon, WR, Browns
Josh Gordon has finally reported to training camp. That's the good news. So, why the stock down? Gordon hasn't been cleared to practice because he's still in the league's substance abuse program. It's unclear what's taking so long, but it's a reminder that Gordon is erratic and could get into trouble again without warning. It would be great if Roger Goodell didn't run the NFL like a Saudi Arabian dictator, but Gordon is risky for that reason.

Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals
Christian Kirk received praise from head coach Steve Wilks following his strong showing in Week 2 of the preseason. Wilks told the media that Kirk has created some separation for the No. 2 wideout role. This is great news, obviously, especially after Kirk struggled earlier in the summer with drops.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
Carson Wentz has been cleared for 11-on-11 drills. With Nick Foles nursing a shoulder injury, the Eagles may rush Wentz back a bit sooner than expected.





Aug. 18

Jerick McKinnon, RB, 49ers
Jerick McKinnon will be out until Week 1. It's good news that McKinnon will reportedly be ready for the regular season, but the fact that he won't be able to play at all in the preseason is a bit troubling. McKinnon has been overdrafted all summer.





Aug. 17

Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks
Doug Baldwin was doing sprints in Thursday's practice. This was the first time Baldwin had been sprinting since he suffered a knee injury. It's a good sign that Baldwin could be ready by Week 1.

Rex Burkhead, RB, Patriots
Rex Burkhead has a slight tear in his knee, according to Jeff Howe of the Athletic. This isn't considered a major injury, as Burkhead is slated to play come Week 1, but this is something that could worsen with usage. Burkhead, already injury-prone, is looking like a very risky fantasy pick at his fifth-round ADP.

Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts
Jordan Wilkins received first-team reps in practice Thursday. This is because Marlon Mack is sidelined with an injury, but it's giving the fifth-round rookie a chance to impress the coaches. It's possible that Wilkins could be Indianapolis' starting running back at some point, making him an intriguing late-round sleeper.




Aug. 16

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Bills
Kelvin Benjamin was seem icing his knees after Wednesday's practice, and he's been in and out of practice the past few days. I like Benjamin's potential this year as a target hog in Buffalo, but his health is a legitimate concern.

Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks
Chris Carson was referred to as Seattle's "bellcow" back by Ian Rapoport, who cited that Rashaad Penny could miss several games with his hand injury.

Rishard Matthews, WR, Titans
Rishard Matthews has yet to practice this summer. This is alarming news, as there is no indication that he'll return anytime soon. Matthews' stock needs to drop, while Corey Davis is looking much better.

Cameron Meredith, WR, Saints
There was some cause for concern about Cameron Meredith's health yesterday after missing several practices, but he returned to practice Wednesday, so he should be fine as a mid-round sleeper.


Aug. 15

John Brown, WR, Ravens
Multiple beat writers have showered praise on John Brown in the past couple of days, while Joe Flacco credited his improved downfield passing this offseason to Brown. There's a decent chance Brown has a strong 2018 campaign, though there must be some worry about his health. He's a solid late-round flier.

Derek Carr, QB, Raiders
Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote that Derek Carr is in "real command" of Oakland's new offense. Carr has been part of my Fantasy Football Sleepers list all summer because of Greg Olson's presence, so this isn't a surprise in the slightest.

Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos
Royce Freeman will be the Broncos' primary back soon, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold. Freeman looked good in the preseason opener, so it should be interesting to see if he starts over Devontae Booker in one of the next two preseason games.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, 49ers
Marquise Goodwin has "clearly" been Jimmy Garoppolo's favorite target, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner. This isn't the first time we've heard this, so Goodwin's stock should continue to point up. At this point, his durability is the only concern.

Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks
Rashaad Penny broke his finger in Monday's practice and will miss some time. Penny needed practice and in-game reps to overtake Chris Carson ahead of Week 1, but now that won't happen. Penny could eventually be the starter this year, but Carson will be the primary back in the early stages of the season.

Cameron Meredith, WR, Saints
Cameron Meredith has missed several practices with an undisclosed injury. It's unclear what this is, but it's reportedly not related to his surgically repaired knee. I wouldn't drop Meredith just yet, but this is a situation worth monitoring.





Aug. 14

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles
Alshon Jeffery could begin the year on the PUP list because of his shoulder. That would mean that Jeffery would miss the initial six games of the season. Jeffery could still avoid the PUP list, but this should be enough of a concern to drop Jeffery several rounds.

Alfred Morris, RB, 49ers
Alfred Morris is getting a stock-up arrow because he's actually in the NFL again. Morris averaged 4.8 yards per carry last year for Dallas. He's not completely irrelevant, but he'll be behind Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida on the depth chart, though Breida is hurt right now.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins
DeVante Parker has missed practice with a hand injury. Parker has already been struggling, so this is more bad news for his outlook. Parker is basically undraftable at this point.


Aug. 12

Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars
Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett praised Dede Westbrook's route-running ability. This is an important trait for receivers, and Westbrook looked good in the preseason opener. His ADP of 14.07 is absurdly low.


Aug. 11

Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins
Derrius Guice had an impressive preseason debut, but he tore his ACL and is out for the year.

Samaje Perine, RB, Redskins
With Derrius Guice out for the year, Samaje Perine is the favorite for the early-down work.


Aug. 10

Jerick McKinnon, RB, 49ers
Jerick McKinnon won't be a "bell-cow running back," according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. If this is true, it's curious as to why the 49ers spent so much money on him. McKinnon is being severely overdrafted with his second-round ADP. He would be an ideal target in the fourth frame.

Mike Williams, WR, Chargers
Mike Williams told the media that he currently has a "big role" in the red zone. This might change a bit if Antonio Gates is signed, but it makes sense that Philip Rivers would be targeting a big receiver (6-4, 218) in the end zone. Williams was once considered a sleeper, but his ADP has risen substantially.


Aug. 9

Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers
Ronald Jones has been struggling in pass protection in training camp thus far. This is a big deal, as the Tampa coaches will keep Jones off the field more often than his fantasy owners might like if he can't pass protect.

Jake Kumerow, WR, Packers
Jake Kumerow is an undrafted free agent from 2015, but he's getting a stock up today because Aaron Rodgers talked him up. Rodgers said he has confidence in the 6-foot-4 receiver and that he "practices like a pro." I'd like to see Kumerow in real action before thinking about drafting him, but it's worth noting that the Packers will need someone to step up and take Jordy Nelson's targets, and it could very well be Kumerow.


Aug. 8

Antonio Callaway, WR, Browns
Antonio Callaway had been enjoying a strong training camp, but the fourth-round rookie could be suspended after he was cited for marijuana possession. Roger Goodell runs the NFL like a Saudi Arabian dictator, so Callaway could be banned for five years because of this.

Ryan Grant, WR, Colts
Head coach Frank Reich said that Ryan Grant has distanced himself from the other Indianapolis receivers not named T.Y. Hilton. Grant, who initially received a big offer from the Ravens in free agency, has fantasy appeal with Andrew Luck looking healthy.

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles
Carson Wentz could be held out the entire preseason. There was previous optimism with Wentz, but Doug Pederson has scaled down his practice time because he saw some hesitation from Wentz with his knee.


Aug. 7

Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are planning to start Chris Godwin across from Mike Evans this season, with DeSean Jackson in the slot. I'm down on the Buccaneers this year, but Godwin could have a solid season with increased usage.

Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys
Dallas' offense has had issues getting the ball downfield, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. This isn't a surprise, as the Cowboys have a putrid receiving corps and an offensive line that isn't as good as it was in 2016. Prescott's ADP is in the 13th round, which seems about right. He's just a mediocre QB2 heading into 2018.


Aug. 6

Martavis Bryant, WR, Raiders
Jon Gruden called out Martavis Bryant over the weekend, saying the receiver needs to "get out here and play better." It can't be surprising that Bryant has been disappointing, as that's what he's done for most of his career.

Antonio Callaway, WR, Browns
One of the reasons the Browns were willing to trade Corey Coleman to the Bills is because rookie receiver Antonio Callaway has been performing well in training camp. I wouldn't draft Callaway in regular leagues just yet, but I'll be monitoring him in preseason.

Corey Coleman, WR, Bills
Corey Coleman has been traded to the Bills. Coleman was going to get lost behind some other receivers in Cleveland, so his fantasy stock is pointing up. That said, Coleman is not someone to be excited about. He's an injury-prone underachiever, and the quarterbacking situation in Buffalo is pretty poor at the moment.



2018 Fantasy Football Training Camp Stock:
Week of Aug. 6 | Week of July 30 | Week of July 23 | Week of July 16 | Week of July 9 | Week of July 2 | Week of June 25 | Week of June 11 | Week of June 4 | Week of May 28 | Week of May 21





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