Fantasy Football: A key takeaway from week one of NFL training camp for all 32 NFL teams | Fantasy Football News, Rankings and Screenings

Football is finally back in the air. There’s still a little time before any meaningful action is played, but training camp will have to do for now: the community is excused for getting too excited about the rock ballers warm visors, incomplete passes and everyone except Leonard Fournette be in the best shape of their lives.

Of course, the constant scrutiny of every detail of training camp naturally leads to overreaction in the fantasy football world. Some information is incredibly useful, including: injury updates, depth charts, and projected workloads. Other more subjective takeaways like camp stars, fun highlights and high-profile pre-season performances are less actionable.

What follows is a key part of the 32-team early training camp. I combed through a number of resources to determine each team’s most actionable takeaways; special thanks to the 32 Beat Writers Twitter account, The Athletic NFL, Coverage of ESPN’s training camp and NBC Sports Advantagethe news team.

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ARIZONA CARDINALS

Marquise Brown (ankle, hamstrings) has been disabled from the NFI list (Professional Football Discussion)

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said early on that Brown shouldn’t be out for long and that his presence on the NFI roster was preventative. Kyler Murray will have his projected early season No. 1 WR back in practice once he returns to the facility after recovering from Covid. Unfortunately, Brown criminal charges for speeding add another wrinkle to its 2022 projection.

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ATLANTA FALCON

Erase the top three emerging at wide receiver with Drake London, Bryan Edwards and Olamide Zaccheaus (Kevin Chevalier)

This news breaks my heart like a lifetime Auden Tate super fan, but alas. Edwards briefly missed practice time with an arm/shoulder injury, but is already back in action and looks to have an early advantage over Tate. Of course, the quarterback’s performance remains a huge question mark, and Kyle Pitts is one of the few in the league tight ends with a realistic chance of running their offense into the targets.

BALTIMORE CROWS

JK Dobbins is more advanced in his recovery than Gus Edwards (Jamison Hensley)

Specifically:

“Dobbins should be back at the start of the regular season, but he’s not sure if he’ll be full by then. Edwards is further behind Dobbins in his recovery and could miss part of the season.

The absence of both would probably lead to some kind of committee between Mike Davis, Judge’s Hill and Tyler Badieeven though the real winner might just be lamar jackson and a potentially happier offense.

BUFFALO BILLS

Isaiah McKenzie takes the lead as the receiver of the starting slot (Sal Capaccio)

Head coach Sean McDermott noted that the biggest adjustment for McKenzie is “potentially stepping into a full-time role” and, therefore, having teams planning the game for him. Fantasy managers will worry about that last issue later on if McKenzie actually takes over the job full-time, a role that has relented. Cole Beasley triple-digit goals in each of the last three seasons. However, Jamison Crowder (general pain) has been in training and (mostly) out of camp to start camp, so McKenzie’s most notable competition still has time to put in the effort if she’s fit enough to do so.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

This is a wide open quarterback competition between Mayfield Baker and Sam Darnold (Yates Estate)

If Baker doesn’t start Week 1 against the Browns, we’re rioting.

CHICAGO BEAR

Velus Jones Jr. has a clear path to the offense’s No. 2 WR job (Courtney Cronin)

Jones currently competes with Byron Pringle for the #2 spot behind the locked target pig Darnell Mooney. As Cronin notes: “Jones may be a 25-year-old rookie, but his blistering 4.3 speed and ability to line up throughout the lineup puts him in line for a big target share as a WR2. ” That kind of speed is why the Bears spent a Day 2 pick on Jones in the first place; Contrary to popular belief, it remains in the realm of possibility for the aged rookie to grab a fantasy-friendly workload inside this wide-open offense.

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