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Russell Gage (WR - TB)
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Player Note on Russell Gage (WR - TB)
After crushing as Brady's security blanket in Week 3, Gage played a part-time role splitting routes (62.3% route run rate) with Jones and falling in as a distant third in the pecking order behind Godwin and Evans. Despite the advantageous matchup, Gage is nothing more than a dart throw WR5/6 who could see his routes cut further if Jones plays more.
Caleb Huntley (RB - ATL)
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Player Note on Caleb Huntley (RB - ATL)
Last week, Huntley worked as the 1B in the backfield behind Allgeier. He logged 22% of the snaps with ten carries and 56 rushing yards. He didn't factor in the passing game, failing to run a route. Huntley is a breather back for Allgeier. He's an unimpressive physical specimen with a 4.82 forty time and a burst score below the 40th percentile. Huntley was effective in the preseason. He was sixth in yards after contact per attempt and fifth in PFF's elusive rating (minimum 20 carries). With the Falcons failing to enter the red zone with these two backs, it's unknown who will get the goal line carries. Still, my best guess would be Allgeier as the passing game and snap share leaned to him, so we can guess Atlanta has more trust in his abilities. Huntley is a stash and hold, but don't start him this week.
Noah Brown (WR - DAL)
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Player Note on Noah Brown (WR - DAL)
Brown finished with the second-most targets in Week 4 (6, 23% target share). However, Brown ran a route on just 76% of team dropbacks because he was forced to leave late with a neck injury (79% snap share). The expectation is that he is back for Week 5. He's been a nice story the last three weeks, commanding a 21% target share, 69 receiving yards and four catches per game as the WR31 in half-point scoring. However, the return of Michael Gallup makes it tougher to trust Brown as anything more than a WR4.
Zay Jones (WR - JAC)
17h
Player Note on Zay Jones (WR - JAC)
Zay Jones missed last week's game with an ankle injury. Check back Friday for my updated outlook for Week 5.
Jarvis Landry (WR - NO)
17h
Player Note on Jarvis Landry (WR - NO)
Despite a questionable tag last week (ankle), Landry suited up and played his usual allotment of snaps (63%). He hasn't finished higher than WR69 since Week 1. He's seen just a 12% target share and a 7.9% air yard share over the last three games while drawing only one red zone target. This could change in Week 5. Seattle's outside corners haven't been the issue for this pass defense. It's their slot coverage that has been the gaping wound. Landry will run about 80% of his routes this week against Coby Bryant inside. Bryant has allowed a 71.4% catch rate and 136.9 passer rating. Landry is a strong matchup-based flex play.
Chase Claypool (WR - PIT)
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Player Note on Chase Claypool (WR - PIT)
You likely have better options than even remotely considering Claypool at this point. He's seen a 16% target share with six targets in three of his four games. Sadly he hasn't surpassed 40 receiving yards in any game, and the Week 1 rushing usage has dried up. His peripherals are nauseating, with 0.58 yards per route run and 0.8 YAC per reception. Don't play Claypool. Fantasy can be painful enough. Don't ask for the pain before kickoff even ensues this week.
Nico Collins (WR - HOU)
17h
Player Note on Nico Collins (WR - HOU)
Collins is a WR5/6 or low-end flex play. He's only seen a 15.2% target share producing 1.82 yards per route run (31st). As the field stretcher with a bad quarterback and minimal red zone usage (one red zone target), the chances of finishing the week with a touchdown are slim. Also, add that Jacksonville is first in DVOA against deep passing. He'll run about 93% of his routes against Griffin and Campbell.
Alec Pierce (WR - IND)
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Player Note on Alec Pierce (WR - IND)
Despite his 80-yard receiving outing last week, Pierce isn't startable in any format. While Pittman and Campbell are full-time players in this offense, Pierce is not. He's only seen a 10.7% target share this year and hasn't surpassed a 50% route run rate since Week 1. Last week he split routes with Ashton Dulin and Michael Strachan.
Nelson Agholor (WR - NE)
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Player Note on Nelson Agholor (WR - NE)
Agholor is an interesting out-of-the-woodwork flex dart this week. Last week he led the team with a 20% target share and 41.2% air yard share. His route run rate was at 88%. Over the last two weeks, the Lions have utilized their corners in man coverage on 56-62% of their snaps. Agholor has been one of the best against man coverage after four weeks. He's tenth in yards per route run against man coverage as PFF's 14th highest graded receiver against man (minimum five man coverage targets). Agholor could see shadow coverage from Jeff Okudah this week. Okudah has shadowed three times this year, following DeVonta Smith, Terry McLaurin, and Justin Jefferson on 56-78% of their routes. He limited them to a 45.4% catch rate with five total receptions and 36 scoreless receiving yards. It's a difficult assignment for Agholor, but he's still worth considering in Week 5.
Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - JAC)
17h
Player Note on Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - JAC)
Jones isn't playable this year. He's finished higher than WR59 only once. While he gets points with the Jaguars for locker room presence, those don't cross over to fantasy football. He's only garnered a 14.7% target share while limping to 0.99 yards per route run (78th).
Russell Gage (WR - TB)
17h
Player Note on Russell Gage (WR - TB)
After crushing as Brady's security blanket in Week 3, Gage played a part-time role splitting routes (62.3% route run rate) with Jones and falling in as a distant third in the pecking order behind Godwin and Evans. Despite the advantageous matchup, Gage is nothing more than a dart throw WR5/6 who could see his routes cut further if Jones plays more.
Caleb Huntley (RB - ATL)
17h
Player Note on Caleb Huntley (RB - ATL)
Last week, Huntley worked as the 1B in the backfield behind Allgeier. He logged 22% of the snaps with ten carries and 56 rushing yards. He didn't factor in the passing game, failing to run a route. Huntley is a breather back for Allgeier. He's an unimpressive physical specimen with a 4.82 forty time and a burst score below the 40th percentile. Huntley was effective in the preseason. He was sixth in yards after contact per attempt and fifth in PFF's elusive rating (minimum 20 carries). With the Falcons failing to enter the red zone with these two backs, it's unknown who will get the goal line carries. Still, my best guess would be Allgeier as the passing game and snap share leaned to him, so we can guess Atlanta has more trust in his abilities. Huntley is a stash and hold, but don't start him this week.
Noah Brown (WR - DAL)
17h
Player Note on Noah Brown (WR - DAL)
Brown finished with the second-most targets in Week 4 (6, 23% target share). However, Brown ran a route on just 76% of team dropbacks because he was forced to leave late with a neck injury (79% snap share). The expectation is that he is back for Week 5. He's been a nice story the last three weeks, commanding a 21% target share, 69 receiving yards and four catches per game as the WR31 in half-point scoring. However, the return of Michael Gallup makes it tougher to trust Brown as anything more than a WR4.
Zay Jones (WR - JAC)
17h
Player Note on Zay Jones (WR - JAC)
Zay Jones missed last week's game with an ankle injury. Check back Friday for my updated outlook for Week 5.
Jarvis Landry (WR - NO)
17h
Player Note on Jarvis Landry (WR - NO)
Despite a questionable tag last week (ankle), Landry suited up and played his usual allotment of snaps (63%). He hasn't finished higher than WR69 since Week 1. He's seen just a 12% target share and a 7.9% air yard share over the last three games while drawing only one red zone target. This could change in Week 5. Seattle's outside corners haven't been the issue for this pass defense. It's their slot coverage that has been the gaping wound. Landry will run about 80% of his routes this week against Coby Bryant inside. Bryant has allowed a 71.4% catch rate and 136.9 passer rating. Landry is a strong matchup-based flex play.
Chase Claypool (WR - PIT)
17h
Player Note on Chase Claypool (WR - PIT)
You likely have better options than even remotely considering Claypool at this point. He's seen a 16% target share with six targets in three of his four games. Sadly he hasn't surpassed 40 receiving yards in any game, and the Week 1 rushing usage has dried up. His peripherals are nauseating, with 0.58 yards per route run and 0.8 YAC per reception. Don't play Claypool. Fantasy can be painful enough. Don't ask for the pain before kickoff even ensues this week.
Nico Collins (WR - HOU)
17h
Player Note on Nico Collins (WR - HOU)
Collins is a WR5/6 or low-end flex play. He's only seen a 15.2% target share producing 1.82 yards per route run (31st). As the field stretcher with a bad quarterback and minimal red zone usage (one red zone target), the chances of finishing the week with a touchdown are slim. Also, add that Jacksonville is first in DVOA against deep passing. He'll run about 93% of his routes against Griffin and Campbell.
Alec Pierce (WR - IND)
17h
Player Note on Alec Pierce (WR - IND)
Despite his 80-yard receiving outing last week, Pierce isn't startable in any format. While Pittman and Campbell are full-time players in this offense, Pierce is not. He's only seen a 10.7% target share this year and hasn't surpassed a 50% route run rate since Week 1. Last week he split routes with Ashton Dulin and Michael Strachan.
Nelson Agholor (WR - NE)
17h
Player Note on Nelson Agholor (WR - NE)
Agholor is an interesting out-of-the-woodwork flex dart this week. Last week he led the team with a 20% target share and 41.2% air yard share. His route run rate was at 88%. Over the last two weeks, the Lions have utilized their corners in man coverage on 56-62% of their snaps. Agholor has been one of the best against man coverage after four weeks. He's tenth in yards per route run against man coverage as PFF's 14th highest graded receiver against man (minimum five man coverage targets). Agholor could see shadow coverage from Jeff Okudah this week. Okudah has shadowed three times this year, following DeVonta Smith, Terry McLaurin, and Justin Jefferson on 56-78% of their routes. He limited them to a 45.4% catch rate with five total receptions and 36 scoreless receiving yards. It's a difficult assignment for Agholor, but he's still worth considering in Week 5.
Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - JAC)
17h
Player Note on Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - JAC)
Jones isn't playable this year. He's finished higher than WR59 only once. While he gets points with the Jaguars for locker room presence, those don't cross over to fantasy football. He's only garnered a 14.7% target share while limping to 0.99 yards per route run (78th).
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