Parris Campbell Fantasy Outlook On the Rise Heading into Week 2

Parris Campbell fantasy outlook Improves following a strong week 1 performance.
Parris Campbell fantasy outlook Improves following a strong week 1 performance. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Parris Campbell was drafted No. 59 overall back in 2019 by the Indianapolis Colts and was expected to slide right into the slot wide receiver role on the offense. Unfortunately, his rookie season was riddled by injuries, and he was eventually be placed on injured reserve (IR).

It looks like Campbell is healthy and ready to shine this season as he put up a strong performance in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This makes him a strong fantasy football waiver wire target heading into Week 2.

Campbell seemed to have an instant chemistry with new Colts QB Philip Rivers, as he tied veteran T.Y. Hilton for the team lead in targets, with 9. He turned those looks into 6 receptions and a team-high 71 yards.

Lined up on the field for 82 percent of the offensive snaps (which lead all wide receivers), Campbell proved he has what it takes to create space and get open as defenses focus on Hilton. Don't be surprised to see Campbell used downfield more as well, since he has the necessary speed shown by the 4.31 second 40-yard dash he ran at the combine.

The high target number is especially valuable in points per reception (PPR) leagues where he can run up his weekly score without having to score a touchdown, and that big-play speed adds nice upside as well.

Campbell's fantasy outlook got a huge boost in Week 1, and he's one of the top waiver wire targets at the wide receiver position this week.

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