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Justin Fields is reportedly showing improved mechanics from this offseason at Bears camp. (Source: ESPN.com)
Fantasy Impact: There was lots of doubt surrounding Fields coming out of the 2021 NFL Draft. His true completion percentage of 62.8 percent last season ranked No. 33 per PlayerProfiler. It will be interesting to see how Luke Getsy’s system changes this offense that still doesn’t look great on paper. While there certainly are some intriguing pieces in the Bears offense, the majority of Fields fantasy production will likely still come in the running game.
– Ari Koslow
Over his final four full starts of 2021
Justin Fields 👑
PFF grade – 11th
Big time throw rate – 7th
Ypa – 8th
QB5, QB10, QB10, QB10
The worries about 2022 are being massively overblown at this point. pic.twitter.com/TptxT1jITt
— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) June 5, 2022
CeeDee Lamb is expected to return for Cowboys training camp. (Source: DallasCowboys.com)
Fantasy Impact: Lamb is expected to return after missing Cowboys minicamp, so it sounds like the injury was never too serious. Dallas has talked about potentially using him more like Deebo Samuel in the run game. He’ll certainly have the opportunity to see a lot more targets this season with the departure of Amari Cooper.
– Ari Koslow
My Top Candidates to Unseat…
Cooper Kupp at WR1 👇
My Top Darkhorse Candidates to do so:
— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) May 30, 2022
Skyy Moore is still getting up to full speed at minicamp after an offseason injury, but he is expected to be fully ready for training camp. (Source: US News)
Fantasy Impact: Moore suffered a hamstring injury prior to rookie minicamp. He is starting to get back to full speed at the Chiefs minicamp this month and should be fully healthy for training camp next month. While Travis Kelce will likely remain the technical WR1 for Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs wide receiver core is wide open this year. The rookie is in a position to potentially make an immediate impact if he can stay healthy.
– Ari Koslow
However, Valdes-Scantling will have an advantage fighting for reps as a starting perimeter receiver with most Chiefs receivers vying for snaps from the slot between JuJu Smith-Schuster, Skyy Moore and Mecole Hardman.
I like him the most at cost among Chiefs WRs
— Andrew Erickson™ (@AndrewErickson_) June 10, 2022
Robert Tonyan is not participating in Packers minicamp. (Source: Sports Illustrated)
Fantasy Impact: Tonyan continues to work his way back from a knee injury after tearing his ACL last season. Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said Tonyan is “ahead of schedule” in his recovery back in March. It is possible he lands on the PUP list in training camp depending on if he can take the field or not. There is a lot of opportunity opened up in the Packers wide receiver core this season with the departures of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Tonyan has the rapport locked in with Aaron Rodgers, but he’ll need to see more targets to not be as touchdown dependent from a fantasy football perspective.
– Ari Koslow
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