NFL training camps are well on their way across the league, with players now in pads showcasing what they worked on during the offseason. For fantasy football, it's important to monitor who is getting first-team snaps, and who is struggling to get on the field.
It seems that training camp has already taught us quite a bit, as fantasy expert Evan Silva believes there are quite a few players who have improved their draft stock.
Obviously, just being out there with the team makes Tyreek Hill a big riser in value. We went from wondering how many games Hill would be suspended, to him avoiding punishment from the league. Last year's top wide receiver in .5 PPR leagues is fully back in action, and he can once again be valued as a WR1.
Los Angeles Chargers running backs Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson are both risers out in LA, with the reports that Melvin Gordon's holdout could last into the season. Ekeler and Jackson would likely see the majority of the touches if Gordon was to miss time, and the duo will likely continue to rise until this situation is resolved.
Two Green Bay Packers WRs have also impressed early on. Geronimo Allison looks poised to thrive as the slot receiver in Matt LaFleur's offense, while speedster Marquez Valdes-Scantling has reportedly looked good after working out with Randy Moss this summer.
Other training camp risers include Philadelphia Eagles rookie RB Miles Sanders, and Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief. Both players are in explosive offenses, and could be fantasy breakouts if they earn significant roles in the upcoming season.
While it's unwise to put too much stock into training camp buzz, the recent reports indicate that players like Moncrief, Sanders and Allison could provide decent value in the upcoming season.
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