Kenbrell Thompkins' fantasy stock rising after big preseason game

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Kenbrell Thompkins had another impressive preseason performance. We break down the fantasy implications.

New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins had a huge game on Thursday night, catching eight passes for 116 yards against the Detroit Lions in the third preseason game.

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An undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati, Thompkins played with the first team and was Tom Brady's favorite receiver, leading the team with 12 targets. He's been turning heads in training camp and got the start over second-round pick Aaron Dobson. Thompkins has now combined for 13 receptions and 142 yards over three preseason games.

Fantasy impact: This game should just about end Thompkins' fantasy sleeper status--he's all but locked up a starting job and should be considered a safe draft pick in most league formats. It looks like Brady has found a new favorite target to throw to after losing Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez in the offseason.

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