Our Training Camp Stock Watch report is intended to be a one-stop shop for the most important news around the NFL during training camp and for each week of the preseason. This article should become more important as we get closer to Week 1, and we’ll update our Stock Watch on a daily/as-needed basis to make sure you’re always up-to-speed on what’s happening in the fantasy marketplace.
Once the preseason starts, we will start a new Stock Watch each Monday with the latest news, and we will update it throughout the week. Older versions will be linked with each new Stock Watch on Mondays.
Jay Cutler (Mia) – With Ryan Tannehill (ACL) potentially done for the season, the Dolphins wasted little time bringing in his replacement. Cutler and the Dolphins agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract, with another $3 million available in incentives, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Cutler instantly steps into the starting role ahead of Matt Moore, playing for his old OC in Chicago in Adam Gase. The Dolphins HC said Cutler “didn’t come out of retirement to stand on the sideline,” effectively ending any debate if Cutler and Moore would be competing for the starting gig. For a full breakdown of the Cutler signing, including the ramifications for the Dolphins receivers and Jay Ajayi, check out Graham Barfield’s article. (8/7)
Deshaun Watson (Hou) – HC Bill O’Brien isn’t one to offer too many flattering remarks, so it stood out when he said that Watson was ahead of any rookie QB that he’s ever been around and that he was ahead of schedule with his development. It’s clearly just a matter of time before Watson is the starter in Houston ahead, and we believe that he has a good chance to be the Week 1 starter over the pedestrian Tom Savage. The Texans didn’t move up in the first round to sit their prized rookie QB on the bench, especially since they have a Super-Bowl caliber defense. Watson gives them the best chance to win thi...