As we inch toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the dynasty rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty value of Parris Campbell.
Parris Campbell’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
I really liked Campbell as a prospect coming out of Ohio State. He broke out at a really young age and is super athletic, but he wasn’t overly dominant in college. Perhaps I should’ve given more credence to the red flags on his profile.
Campbell’s NFL career essentially failed to launch for three straight years. Injuries limited him to just 15 games played over that span.
As a rookie, Campbell managed just 127 receiving yards. Not coming close to the 500-yard threshold we look for in rookie receivers was a strong sign it would never happen for Campbell. Through four years, it’s fair to say it still hasn’t happened.
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2022 was the best and healthiest season of Campbell’s career. He caught 63 passes for 623 yards and three touchdowns. Campbell only averaged 8.8 fantasy points per game, but he had multiple spurts of being a really popular waiver wire pickup.
Campbell posted back-to-back WR1 performances in Weeks 6 and 7 and then another in Week 10. The problem is outside of those three weeks, Campbell had just one other game where he so much as finished higher than WR47.
Parris Campbell’s Fantasy Ranking
Campbell’s time in Indianapolis is over. Given how weak this year’s free agent class is at wide receiver, he was one of the better options for the New York Giants, especially after the top guys from this year’s class were off the board.
In terms of finding a fantasy-relevant role, landing with the Giants is probably the best-case scenario. With Wan’Dale Robinson recovering from a torn ACL and Isaiah Hodgins nowhere near a true WR1, Campbell could end up as a starter.
With that said, Campbell did sign just a one-year deal. His contract comes with no real commitment or guarantee of usage.
At just 26 years old, Campbell’s career is far from over. He’s done enough to prove he belongs in the NFL and will likely have a role until he can no longer play. However, that role is likely a rotational WR3/4.
Campbell led all receivers in slot snaps last season. But overall, he only saw a 16% target share and was targeted on just 16.4% of his routes run. Even on the WR-bereft Giants, Campbell is not a must-roster outside of deep dynasty leagues.
We have Campbell at WR79 (No. 211 overall) in our dynasty Superflex rankings. He’s nothing more than a late-round upside play. But, at this point, it’s fair to say Campbell’s ceiling probably doesn’t exist. Even so, there’s no real downside in selecting him at his depressed cost in dynasty startup drafts.