NFL Training Camps are underway across the league, with players now in pads showcasing what they worked on during the offseason. For fantasy football, we get to see who is getting first-team snaps and who is struggling to earn reps. According to fantasy expert Evan Silva from Establish The Run, there are a large number of fallers in Training Camp for various reasons.
One of the biggest fallers early in Training Camp has been Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, since he has yet to report to camp. Gordon is rumored to be willing to hold out into the regular season, in hopes of a new contract or change of scenery. The Chargers are calling his bluff, raving about their depth and talent at the position. Gordon still has an average draft position (ADP) of RB7, but after Le'Veon Bell burnt fantasy owners last season, we may see Gordon's draft stock fall fast.
The Chiefs have a number of Training Camp fallers, with Tyreek Hill escaping all punishment. This news has hurt the value of the rest of the receivers: Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson.
Remaining in the AFC West, Broncos receiver DaeSean Hamilton has actually impressed in camp, making a number of highlight-worthy catches. Unfortunately for him, Emmanuel Sanders looks good, despite coming off an Achilles tear.
In the AFC East, Patriots running back Sony Michel is still working through injuries (surprise), while Jets' Chris Herndon will be suspended for the first month.
This list could surely change as Training Camps continue on and the preseason begins. So, with many fantasy drafts taking place over the next few weeks, it's definitely a list that you should keep an eye on.
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