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Chase Claypool Week 8 Outlook - Steelers at Ravens

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 29th 2020, 8:50am EDT

We talked about it a lot last week, and we were correct in assuming that Claypool would rank third in wide receiver snaps. The snap count went Smith-Schuster 65, Johnson 59, Claypool 51, and James Washington 18. The one target he saw is hardly ideal, especially knowing they threw the ball 49 times, but given his snaps, you shouldn't be too concerned. Claypool should see a lot of Marcus Peters in coverage this week, and while he's a good cornerback, he can get beat down the field at times. He's allowed 15.3 yards per reception in his coverage this year and has allowed a touchdown every 10.7 targets, so you shouldn't simply scratch Claypool off your potential start list. There have been five wide receivers who've posted top-30 numbers against the Ravens, and four of them were straight-up burners (Terry McLaurin, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, and Brandin Cooks). Claypool ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash but has looked even faster in pads. He should be considered a boom-or-bust WR4 in this matchup.

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