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Tyler Higbee (TE - LAR)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Tyler Higbee (TE - LAR)
I was concerned about Tyler Higbee this season as I was worried about Gerald Everett also being heavily involved, but Higbee played on 90% of snaps in Week 1. The Eagles have been a great tight end defense over the past couple of years, although they did lose Malcolm Jenkins over the offseason. The Eagles' cornerbacks were great in Week 1 and their coverage on the Rams' wideouts should force a couple more targets Higbee's way. He's a strong TE1 this week even in a potentially challenging matchup.
Jared Cook (TE - NO)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Jared Cook (TE - NO)
The Saints are going to be without Michael Thomas for at least a few weeks, leaving a ton of targets to be split up through the offense. Jared Cook is one of Drew Brees's favorite targets and should be heavily involved this week. The Raiders' pass defense projects as being pretty mediocre this season and this should be a great opportunity for Jared Cook to succeed.
Darren Waller (TE - LV)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Darren Waller (TE - LV)
Darren Waller's consistency makes him an elite fantasy tight end as he's a lock to see 5+ targets each and every week. Derek Carr loves funneling him targets, and in this matchup, I expect to see a lot of Waller targets. The Saints have an elite pass rush that will force the ball out of Carr's hands early and this could also be a positive game script to feature the pass. Waller is a strong tight end play again this week.
Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
Travis Kelce was great last week and should be great every week as one of the most talented players at his position and one of the top targets for Patrick Mahomes. The Chargers' secondary is going to be great against receivers, but without Derwin James, I'm not sure they have the personnel to guard tight ends effectively. Kelce is going to be force-fed targets in this game and I'd be shocked if he didn't finish as a top-five tight end this week.
Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
Mark Andrews finished as the TE1 in Week 1 behind 5 catches for 58 yards and 2 touchdowns as he dominated an overmatched Browns' secondary. He has another great opportunity in Week 2 against a Texans' secondary that looked atrocious in Week 1. As one of Lamar Jackson's favorite targets, and his top red zone threat, Andrews is going to be dominant this season.
Darius Slayton (WR - NYG)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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.
Tyler Higbee (TE - LAR)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Tyler Higbee (TE - LAR)
I was concerned about Tyler Higbee this season as I was worried about Gerald Everett also being heavily involved, but Higbee played on 90% of snaps in Week 1. The Eagles have been a great tight end defense over the past couple of years, although they did lose Malcolm Jenkins over the offseason. The Eagles' cornerbacks were great in Week 1 and their coverage on the Rams' wideouts should force a couple more targets Higbee's way. He's a strong TE1 this week even in a potentially challenging matchup.
Jared Cook (TE - NO)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Jared Cook (TE - NO)
The Saints are going to be without Michael Thomas for at least a few weeks, leaving a ton of targets to be split up through the offense. Jared Cook is one of Drew Brees's favorite targets and should be heavily involved this week. The Raiders' pass defense projects as being pretty mediocre this season and this should be a great opportunity for Jared Cook to succeed.
Darren Waller (TE - LV)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Darren Waller (TE - LV)
Darren Waller's consistency makes him an elite fantasy tight end as he's a lock to see 5+ targets each and every week. Derek Carr loves funneling him targets, and in this matchup, I expect to see a lot of Waller targets. The Saints have an elite pass rush that will force the ball out of Carr's hands early and this could also be a positive game script to feature the pass. Waller is a strong tight end play again this week.
Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Travis Kelce (TE - KC)
Travis Kelce was great last week and should be great every week as one of the most talented players at his position and one of the top targets for Patrick Mahomes. The Chargers' secondary is going to be great against receivers, but without Derwin James, I'm not sure they have the personnel to guard tight ends effectively. Kelce is going to be force-fed targets in this game and I'd be shocked if he didn't finish as a top-five tight end this week.
Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
Sun, Sep 20
Player Note on Mark Andrews (TE - BAL)
Mark Andrews finished as the TE1 in Week 1 behind 5 catches for 58 yards and 2 touchdowns as he dominated an overmatched Browns' secondary. He has another great opportunity in Week 2 against a Texans' secondary that looked atrocious in Week 1. As one of Lamar Jackson's favorite targets, and his top red zone threat, Andrews is going to be dominant this season.
Darius Slayton (WR - NYG)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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)
Sat, Sep 19
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.
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