Parris Campbell had an uneven rookie season last year, but showed some dynamic playmaking ability when given the opportunity. He finished with just 18 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown, but had at least five targets in three of his seven games. Campbell was a dynamo in college and if he can stay on the field, his ability to impact the game from all over the field should give him considerable upside, particularly in quick-strike formats.
Campbell’s rookie season was marred by injuries, including a broken hand, which limited him to just seven games. He’s also at least third on the depth chart after the Colts used a second-round pick on Michael Pittman, a more natural fit as an outside receiver. Campbell may not even beat out Zach Pascal for the slot position. Pascal filled in admirably last season after injuries to Campbell, Hilton and Devin Funchess left the team thin at the position. Campbell has playmaking upside, but he’s still unproven and has a shaky position on the team, making him super risky.
2020 Bottom Line
Campbell isn’t a terrible dart throw in the 18th round of 12-team leagues, but he’s also far from a sure thing. The Colts may emphasize the run or Philip Rivers may laser in on his top-two targets or tight end Jack Doyle. Campbell could struggle to stay healthy again, or he could just wind up buried on the depth chart. In deeper leagues, his upside probably makes him worth rostering, but in leagues with a shallow bench, there should be better options available.