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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo impressive in his 1st day of training camp

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“It was [Jimmy] Garoppolo’s show from there on out. He worked with the starting offensive line against the starting defense for all three 11-on-11 periods while Brady had the second-string offensive line and practiced against the second-string defense. The two quarterbacks worked with a mixture of skill position players. Garoppolo was 24 of 29 overall and an impressive 18 of 21 in 11-on-11s.”

Jeff Howe, Boston Herald

It was only the first day of training camp, but it looks like the Jimmy G era has gotten off to a pretty good start. The two signal callers split the first reps in half during 7-on-7 drills and then Garoppolo took the reins with the first-team offense during 11-on-11s. The players were not in full pads, but it was a good performance against one of the best defenses in the league. Did I mention he was without three of his top-four primary targets?

“Through two days of practice, it’s unmistakably clear their go-to lineup will feature three wide receivers and one tight end. The personnel: receivers T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett along with tight end Dwayne Allen.”

Stephen Holder, IndyStar

During the majority of Andrew Luck’s tenure in Indy, the Colts have primarily been a ’12’ personnel grouping (2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB), but with the departure of Coby Fleener, it looks like they’ll be switching to an ’11’ personnel grouping (3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB). This is great news for potential Luck owners who are looking for a bounceback year. Although T.Y. Hilton may lose some targets in the passing game, we should expect more pass plays and the emergence of Phillip Dorsett, who wants to justify his first round selection. Hilton leads this group; however, Dorsett and Donte Moncrief should eventually shape into reliable WR3 options as the season moves forward.

There was a major scare in Baltimore Ravens camp when Kenneth Dixon left practice with a left leg injury. Luckily the Ravens and fans who have a little Dixon in their pants (me) caught a break when it was confirmed that he only suffered a grade 1 MCL sprain. The rookie back is day-to-day and should be back on the field soon.

“Rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson continued to downplay the severity of the Achilles’ tendon injury that sidelined him for much of the Washington Redskins’ offseason practices, and expressed optimism that he will soon join his teammates on the field for training camp.”

Mike Jones, Washington Post

Rookie wideout Josh Doctson injured his Achilles during training camp, and it looks like it has bled into training camp. An Achilles injury is tricky because if they rush the player back and it stretches out (look at Tyler Seguin during the playoffs), then it will cause more damage to the player and he will miss more time. As a rookie who played in the college-friendly TCU offense, Doctson will clearly be behind playbook-wise if he misses the majority of training camp. He still has future upside, but if you are not in a keeper or a dynasty league, it looks like you should pass on Doctson and snake him off the waiver wire later on.

Not strictly fantasy:

  • Browns will name their starter by the first preseason game (RGIII)
  • After the Fitz signing, Geno Smith and Bryce Petty are now on the roster bubble (and the NFL bubble)
  • Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls are two wounded Seahawks, as both will be out for the start of training camp
  • The post-Heath Miller era is on hold because Ladarius Green was placed on the PUP list
  • Bruce Arians claims that the RB workload will be “game to game” and they will go with the hot hand. WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU.


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