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Darius Slayton (WR - NYG)
6h
Player Note on Darius Slayton (WR - NYG)
Darius Slayton was outstanding in Week 1 as he finished with 6 catches for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns against a supposedly-elite Steelers' pass defense. Slayton was one of my favorite sleeper targets over the offseason and I was thrilled to see him excel. This week, he'll face an even tougher pass defense in Chicago who had two of the top cornerbacks from Week 1 in Kyle Fuller and rookie Jaylon Johnson. I like Slayton as a potential WR2 long-term, but he's more of a WR3 play in this matchup.
Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT)
6h
Player Note on Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT)
Don't look now, but Diontae Johnson might be becoming Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target - he outpaced JuJu Smith-Schuster by 4 targets in Week 1. JuJu had the touchdowns in Week 1, but we've seen Big Ben support two fantasy-viable receivers in the past, and Johnson looked like a completely improved player in Week 1. The Broncos' cornerback depth was already shaky and they'll be without A.J. Bouye for the next few weeks, so this is a great opportunity for Johnson to exploit. He's a high-upside WR3 this week.
Will Fuller V (WR - HOU)
6h
Player Note on Will Fuller V (WR - HOU)
Will Fuller came out as the WR1 for the Texans in Week 1 as he finished with 8 catches on 10 targets for 112 yards. However, Brandin Cooks was heavily limited in his team debut and should be more involved this week. Additionally, the Ravens' pass defense looks like one of the best in the league and their pass rush should give Deshaun Watson fits all afternoon. Fuller should still be a WR3 with the upside for more, but I don't expect him to replicate what he did last week.
Jarvis Landry (WR - CLE)
6h
Player Note on Jarvis Landry (WR - CLE)
Jarvis Landry's Week 1 was pretty much what I expected, but if he can't finish higher than WR41 in a pass-heavy game script, I have concerns about his value long-term. The Bengals' defense will offer far less of a challenge than the Ravens did, but I have concerns about the play of Baker Mayfield as well. Landry is a fine WR3 option but his upside isn't great.
CeeDee Lamb (WR - DAL)
6h
Player Note on CeeDee Lamb (WR - DAL)
The Falcons' pass defense looked like one of the worst in football in Week 1 and I'm starting all Dallas pass-catchers this week. CeeDee Lamb impressed in his rookie debut with 5 catches for 59 yards and should continue to be a mainstay in Dallas's 3-wide sets. With Blake Jarwin out for the year, Lamb's target share should only continue to grow. He's a decent WR3 option in most weeks, but against the Falcons' pass defense, he has WR2 upside.
Keenan Allen (WR - LAC)
6h
Player Note on Keenan Allen (WR - LAC)
Keenan Allen was disappointing in Week 1 as he finished with just 4 catches on 8 targets. The Chargers didn't need to throw the ball a ton last week, but Mike Williams outpaced Allen in both targets and air yards. The Chargers may have to pass the ball more than they would like this week as the Chiefs can put up points in bunches, but Allen should be treated as more of a solid WR3 until further notice given the change under center.
A.J. Green (WR - CIN)
6h
Player Note on A.J. Green (WR - CIN)
The Browns' secondary is missing a handful of key pieces and the Bengals' passing offense should be able to take advantage. A.J. Green is still an elite talent and Joe Burrow looked great in Week 1. In this matchup, I'm looking at Green as a high-end WR3 with upside.
Emmanuel Sanders (WR - NO)
7h
Player Note on Emmanuel Sanders (WR - NO)
Two-time First-Team All-Pro Michael Thomas is going to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain and he leaves behind a massive target hole for the other Saints' pass-catchers. Thomas saw 185 targets last season, 11.5 per game, so
D.K. Metcalf (WR - SEA)
7h
Player Note on D.K. Metcalf (WR - SEA)
D.K. Metcalf was excellent in Week 1 as he finished with 4 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown, but you have to wonder how much of that was just how horrible the Atlanta pass defense is. New England will offer much more of a challenge for this passing offense than Atlanta did, though, as the Patriots boast a handful of elite cover corners. I'm expecting this game to be played at a slower pace and for the Seahawks to run the ball much more than last week. Metcalf is still a decent WR2 option given his role in the offense and red zone production, but I don't see him producing the same stats as Week 1.
Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - DET)
7h
Player Note on Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - DET)
With Kenny Golladay out of the lineup, Marvin Jones didn't quite produce as I expected him to as he only finished with 4 catches for 55 yards. However, Kyle Fuller and rookie Jaylon Johnson were two of the best performers at cornerback in Week 1 and things should be easier for Jones against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is going to come out firing against an injured Lions' secondary and this is likely going to be a positive game script for Detroit to feature the pass. I see Jones as a solid WR2 this week with Kenny Golladay out again.
Darius Slayton (WR - NYG)
6h
Player Note on Darius Slayton (WR - NYG)
Darius Slayton was outstanding in Week 1 as he finished with 6 catches for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns against a supposedly-elite Steelers' pass defense. Slayton was one of my favorite sleeper targets over the offseason and I was thrilled to see him excel. This week, he'll face an even tougher pass defense in Chicago who had two of the top cornerbacks from Week 1 in Kyle Fuller and rookie Jaylon Johnson. I like Slayton as a potential WR2 long-term, but he's more of a WR3 play in this matchup.
Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT)
6h
Player Note on Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT)
Don't look now, but Diontae Johnson might be becoming Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target - he outpaced JuJu Smith-Schuster by 4 targets in Week 1. JuJu had the touchdowns in Week 1, but we've seen Big Ben support two fantasy-viable receivers in the past, and Johnson looked like a completely improved player in Week 1. The Broncos' cornerback depth was already shaky and they'll be without A.J. Bouye for the next few weeks, so this is a great opportunity for Johnson to exploit. He's a high-upside WR3 this week.
Will Fuller V (WR - HOU)
6h
Player Note on Will Fuller V (WR - HOU)
Will Fuller came out as the WR1 for the Texans in Week 1 as he finished with 8 catches on 10 targets for 112 yards. However, Brandin Cooks was heavily limited in his team debut and should be more involved this week. Additionally, the Ravens' pass defense looks like one of the best in the league and their pass rush should give Deshaun Watson fits all afternoon. Fuller should still be a WR3 with the upside for more, but I don't expect him to replicate what he did last week.
Jarvis Landry (WR - CLE)
6h
Player Note on Jarvis Landry (WR - CLE)
Jarvis Landry's Week 1 was pretty much what I expected, but if he can't finish higher than WR41 in a pass-heavy game script, I have concerns about his value long-term. The Bengals' defense will offer far less of a challenge than the Ravens did, but I have concerns about the play of Baker Mayfield as well. Landry is a fine WR3 option but his upside isn't great.
CeeDee Lamb (WR - DAL)
6h
Player Note on CeeDee Lamb (WR - DAL)
The Falcons' pass defense looked like one of the worst in football in Week 1 and I'm starting all Dallas pass-catchers this week. CeeDee Lamb impressed in his rookie debut with 5 catches for 59 yards and should continue to be a mainstay in Dallas's 3-wide sets. With Blake Jarwin out for the year, Lamb's target share should only continue to grow. He's a decent WR3 option in most weeks, but against the Falcons' pass defense, he has WR2 upside.
Keenan Allen (WR - LAC)
6h
Player Note on Keenan Allen (WR - LAC)
Keenan Allen was disappointing in Week 1 as he finished with just 4 catches on 8 targets. The Chargers didn't need to throw the ball a ton last week, but Mike Williams outpaced Allen in both targets and air yards. The Chargers may have to pass the ball more than they would like this week as the Chiefs can put up points in bunches, but Allen should be treated as more of a solid WR3 until further notice given the change under center.
A.J. Green (WR - CIN)
6h
Player Note on A.J. Green (WR - CIN)
The Browns' secondary is missing a handful of key pieces and the Bengals' passing offense should be able to take advantage. A.J. Green is still an elite talent and Joe Burrow looked great in Week 1. In this matchup, I'm looking at Green as a high-end WR3 with upside.
Emmanuel Sanders (WR - NO)
7h
Player Note on Emmanuel Sanders (WR - NO)
Two-time First-Team All-Pro Michael Thomas is going to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain and he leaves behind a massive target hole for the other Saints' pass-catchers. Thomas saw 185 targets last season, 11.5 per game, so
D.K. Metcalf (WR - SEA)
7h
Player Note on D.K. Metcalf (WR - SEA)
D.K. Metcalf was excellent in Week 1 as he finished with 4 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown, but you have to wonder how much of that was just how horrible the Atlanta pass defense is. New England will offer much more of a challenge for this passing offense than Atlanta did, though, as the Patriots boast a handful of elite cover corners. I'm expecting this game to be played at a slower pace and for the Seahawks to run the ball much more than last week. Metcalf is still a decent WR2 option given his role in the offense and red zone production, but I don't see him producing the same stats as Week 1.
Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - DET)
7h
Player Note on Marvin Jones Jr. (WR - DET)
With Kenny Golladay out of the lineup, Marvin Jones didn't quite produce as I expected him to as he only finished with 4 catches for 55 yards. However, Kyle Fuller and rookie Jaylon Johnson were two of the best performers at cornerback in Week 1 and things should be easier for Jones against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers is going to come out firing against an injured Lions' secondary and this is likely going to be a positive game script for Detroit to feature the pass. I see Jones as a solid WR2 this week with Kenny Golladay out again.
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