New York Giants WR Parris Campbell is aiming for a fresh start in the Big Apple after three disappointing years with the Indianapolis Colts. Can he finally live up to the fantasy football expectations many had for him coming out of Ohio State as a member of the Giants?
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Parris Campbell’s Fantasy Outlook
The Campbell experiment didn’t quite as well as the Colts would’ve hoped. While he occasionally flashed some of the dynamic playmaking ability he displayed during his days as a Buckeye, his career just never fully materialized in a Colts uniform.
Fast forward to the 2023 offseason, and the Giants inked Campbell to a one-year deal to give QB Daniel Jones another playmaker.
While Campbell goes to one of the few teams in the league with a vacant WR1 role, he will face plenty of competition from WRs vying for that top spot.
Isaiah Hodgins and Darius Slayton are two WRs expected to return to a contributing role in 2023. Wan’Dale Robinson and Sterling Shepard are both working their way back from significant season-ending injuries but are expected to compete for a role in this offense.
The Giants selected speedy rookie WR Jalin Hyatt in the third round of the NFL Draft. And the team traded for former Pro Bowl TE Darren Waller this offseason.
Despite all of the potential competition, it is encouraging that Campbell has developed some early chemistry with Jones during training camp.
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— New York Giants (@Giants) August 9, 2023
Should You Draft Parris Campbell at His Current ADP?
Currently, Campbell is either a late-round dart throw or undrafted, with his 226 overall ADP as the WR73 off the board.
Campbell has given us shooting star-type glimpses of his potential as an NFL WR, but those flashes of brilliance have been far too infrequent to trust as a reliable fantasy option.
As previously mentioned, the team brought in significant competition for targets in an offense that will be run through RB Saquon Barkley and finished the year ranked 27th in passing yards and 25th in passing attempts.
Campbell is worth a late-round dart throw if you believe in his talent and the change of team giving him a fresh start, but otherwise, there may be other dart throws worth taking a look at in the final round of your draft.
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