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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2024 Draft Rankings

Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 1. Christian McCaffrey RB - SF (at ARI)
McCaffrey remained "THE DUDE" at running back in fantasy last year. He was the RB1 in fantasy, finishing as an RB1 in 81% of his games and as a top 24 RB in every game he played. McCaffrey averaged 21.2 touches and 126.5 total yards per game while ranking second in carries, fourth in targets, and first in red zone touches among running backs. There's no reason to expect a falloff entering 2024. His deeper efficiency metrics all scream that he remains in the prime of his career after ranking fourth in explosive run rate and 10th in yards after contact last season (per Fantasy Points Data).
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CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 2. CeeDee Lamb WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Lamb finally did it. He DID IT! He finished as the WR1 in fantasy points per game while going on an absolute heater to close the season. Lamb surpassed 100 receiving yards in seven of his final 12 games, including a monstrous 227 receiving yard performance in Week 17. Last year, among 81 qualifying receivers, he ranked fourth in target share (29.2%), fifth in yards per route run (2.90), and eighth in first downs per route run (per Fantasy Points Data). There's nothing to stop him from challenging for the WR1 crown again in 2024, with Dallas running it back with almost the same cast of skilled characters. Lamb should eat.
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Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 3. Tyreek Hill WR - MIA (at NYJ)
Tyreek Hill had a stellar fantasy season, finishing second overall among WRs with nearly 300 fantasy points and averaging just shy of 20 points per game. He showcased his deep-threat ability with over 1,700 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging a league-leading 3.72 yards per route run. Despite turning 30, Hill's performance suggests he's still at the top of his game.
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Ja'Marr Chase Note
Ja'Marr Chase photo 4. Ja'Marr Chase WR - CIN (at PIT)
Chase's 2023 season was ruined by injury both with his quarterback (Joe Burrow) and his late-season shoulder sprain. In Weeks 1-4, while Burrow was looking like a shadow of his former self, Chase was still the WR23, drawing a 27.0% target share, a 34.6% air-yard share, and a 36.2% first-read share while producing 1.81 yards per route run (YPRR) and 0.102 first downs per route run (FD/RR). In Weeks 5-10, when Burrow was back to dealing, Chase was the WR4 in fantasy, commanding a 28.4% target share, a 43.1% air-yard share, and a 34.5% first read share while churning out a whopping 2.69 YPRR and 0.145 FD/RR. Chase should be viewed as a consensus top-four wide receiver and a top-three pick in fantasy.
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Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 5. Justin Jefferson WR - MIN (at DET)
Despite dealing with injuries and bad quarterback play for part of the season, Jefferson finished as the WR5 in fantasy points per game. If you exclude Week 14, in which he played only 18% of the snaps, he was the WR4 in fantasy points per game. Even after Week 14, when he was suffering through the quarterback roulette wheel, Jefferson still churned out 22.1 fantasy points per game while drawing a 30.1% target share, manufacturing 3.03 YPRR, and blazing 0.134 FD/RR (ninth-best, per Fantasy Points Data). Jefferson is quarterback-proof, so it doesn't matter to me whether Sam Darnold or J.J. McCarthy is under center this season. Jefferson has proven he can still be a top-five fantasy wideout with putrid passers. If Darnold and McCarthy outperform expectations, Jefferson could still have WR1 overall upside.
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Amon-Ra St. Brown Note
Amon-Ra St. Brown photo 6. Amon-Ra St. Brown WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Amon-Ra St. Brown had a standout season, finishing third among WRs with 247.5 fantasy points and averaging 16.5 points per game. He showcased his reliability with 112 receptions for 1,371 yards and 9 touchdowns, earning a 12.2 yards per reception average. St. Brown commanded a 30% target share and 34% air yards share. His impressive performance earned him a lucrative 4-year, $120 million contract extension, making him the highest paid WR in the NFL at the time.
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Breece Hall Note
Breece Hall photo 7. Breece Hall RB - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Despite recuperating from an extensive knee injury, it didn't derail Hall in his second season. He finished the season as the RB6 in fantasy points per game with 299 touches and 1,585 total yards. Hall was 12th in opportunity share and second in weighted opportunities, and in Weeks 5-18, he averaged 20.2 touches and 102.5 total yards. A huge part of his value last season came from his pass game usage, as he led all running backs in targets, receiving yards, and receptions. While some of this was part of the fallout of Zach Wilson at the helm, Hall should remain a focal point for the passing attack in 2024. He was a baller as a receiver last season, ranking third in yards per route run and fourth in expected fantasy points per route run (per Fantasy Points Data). Hall is a top-five fantasy running back in all formats.
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Bijan Robinson Note
Bijan Robinson photo 8. Bijan Robinson RB - ATL (vs . CAR)
The Arthur Smith experiment capsized what could have been an enormous rookie season for Robinson. He ranked ninth in snap share, third in targets, sixth in receptions, and fourth in receiving yards among running backs, but he finished as the RB17 in fantasy points per game. Robinson was the RB12 in expected fantasy points per game, but his opportunity share ranked 31st, and he was also 32nd in red zone touches with Smith's insistence on utilizing Tyler Allgeier. If Robinson receives the bulk of the high-leverage touches under the new Falcons regime, he should crush in 2024. Last year, he ranked 23rd in explosive run rate, 17th in yards after contact per attempt, and 25th in yards per route run (per Fantasy Points Data). Robinson is a locked-in RB1 for 2024.
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A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 9. A.J. Brown WR - PHI (vs . NYG)
A.J. Brown had a solid season, ranking fifth among WRs with an average of 14.8 points per game. He showcased his big-play ability with 105 receptions for over 1,400 yards and 7 touchdowns. However, he struggled towards the end of the season (out-scored by DeVonta Smith after Week 11) coinciding with the Eagles' late-season collapse. With changes in the coaching staff, including the hiring of Kellen Moore, there's uncertainty about Brown's production in 2024 if the team continues to struggle.
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Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 10. Jonathan Taylor RB - IND (vs . JAC)
It was a weird year for Jonathan Taylor all around. From contract disputes to injuries, we rarely got to see Taylor fully ramped up and healthy in 2023. Entering his age-25 season, Taylor remains firmly in the prime of his career. In Weeks 7-18, he handled 21 touches per game, churning out 99.4 total yards per game. While many of his efficiency metrics were depressed last season, Taylor still ranked 13th in yards after contact per attempt, which tells me all I need to know. He's still one of the best backs in the league and should remain a locked-in RB1 after finishing last season as the RB12 in fantasy points per game. A rushing attack fueled by Taylor and Anthony Richardson should be a nightmare for defensive coordinators this season.
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Puka Nacua Note
Puka Nacua photo 11. Puka Nacua WR - LAR (vs . SEA)
Everyone HURRY! Get it. Grab it. Got it? Good. Pop the tops on those Puka Juice 40s; it's time to CHUG! Nacua had a rookie season for the ages, finishing as the WR6 in fantasy points per game. He set rookie records for receptions and receiving yards. Even after Cooper Kupp returned, he led the duo in target share (25.4%), air-yard share (32.7%), YPRR (2.61, and fantasy points per game (WR12). Nacua could access another level in his sophomore campaign if Matthew Stafford stays healthy and Kupp's powers diminish just a tiny bit more. Nacua could finish as a top-three option at the position this season if everything breaks his way.
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Garrett Wilson Note
Garrett Wilson photo 12. Garrett Wilson WR - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Assuming Wilson stays healthy in 2024 (which I do), his ascension into the WR1 ranks is a foregone conclusion. Last year, he had no problem drawing the volume that will help him be a top 12 option, ranking ninth in target share (27.1%), first in air-yard share (45.8%), and fifth in first-read share (36.8%). The problem was obvious last year when there was no Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback play was abysmal. Last season, the Jets ranked 30th in adjusted completion rate and 27th in catchable target rate. With Rodgers back in the huddle, Wilson is an easy WR1 with top-five upside
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Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 13. Saquon Barkley RB - PHI (vs . NYG)
The Philly front office has officially gaslit the entire Giants' fanbase. Barkley's move to the Eagles might be met with some blowback because people are worried about his touchdown equity with Jalen Hurts. Barkley and D'Andre Swift are not close to being in the same talent area code. Bringing in Barkley means we likely see a downtick of Hurts' goalline dives in 2024. While the overall counting stats for Barkley look depressed, he's still very much an every-down bell cow with juice left in the tank entering his age-27 season. Last season, he played at least 70% of the snaps in 11 of his 14 games while ranking second in opportunity share and ninth in weighted opportunities. Last season, Barkley was still an explosive player, ranking 17th in explosive run rate, but his tackle-breaking metrics took a hit as he was 37th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 33rd in yards after contact per attempt (minimum 50 carries per Fantasy Points Data). Barkley remains a stud RB1.
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Jahmyr Gibbs Note
Jahmyr Gibbs photo 14. Jahmyr Gibbs RB - DET (vs . MIN)
Every nerd who said the Lions were foolish for selecting Gibbs in the first round has a tiny bit of egg on their face. Gibbs finished the season as the RB8 in fantasy points per game and fantasy points per opportunity. He was a tackle-breaking blur last season, ranking 18th in yards after contact per attempt and 11th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). After David Montgomery returned from injury, Gibbs averaged 14.1 touches and 73.1 total yards per game. Montgomery isn't going anywhere, but that doesn't mean Gibbs can't be a top-shelf RB1 again in 2024.
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Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 15. Brandon Aiyuk WR - SF (at ARI)
Aiyuk was fantastic last season as the WR16 in fantasy, with career highs in yards per reception and receiving yards. He also crushed in deeper efficiency metrics, ranking third in YPRR and second in FD/RR. Aiyuk is a player where you're betting on talent and the complexion of the 49ers' offense changing to an extent depending on where you're drafting him. I don't want him to be my WR1 on teams, but as my WR2, I'm comfortable taking the swing. The worries with his profile are easy to see, starting with volume. As good as Aiyuk was last year, he still only ranked 30th in raw target volume with an astounding 105 targets. He also ranked only 44th in red zone targets and was the WR31 in expected fantasy points per game. There's risk here, but as Aiyuk displayed last year, there can be reward as well.
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Deebo Samuel Sr. Note
Deebo Samuel Sr. photo 16. Deebo Samuel Sr. WR - SF (at ARI)
Deebo Samuel ranked as the WR12 overall despite playing 15 games. Notably, he scored the second-most total touchdowns (12) with his dual role as a rusher and receiver. Samuel also led all wide receivers in total red-zone touches. However, his injury history raises concerns due to his physical playing style. Additionally, there's potential for TD regression given his performance exceeded expectations in the previous season, ranking as WR26 in expected points per game (10.9). Moreover, relying on rushing production can be unpredictable year-to-year, and the emergence of Brandon Aiyuk further complicates Samuel's outlook as he enters a contract year.
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Kyren Williams Note
Kyren Williams photo 17. Kyren Williams RB - LAR (vs . SEA)
Williams was a revelation in 2023 as he quickly kicked Cam Akers to the curb, taking over the starting job in Week 2. Williams was the RB2 in fantasy points per game, ranking fourth in red zone touches, first in snap share, and fourth in opportunity share. Among 68 qualifying backs, he ranked 25th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 27th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Despite his smaller frame, Sean McVay had no issues leaning on Williams as his bellcow. In Weeks 2-17, he averaged 22.3 touches and 117.8 total yards playing at least 72% of the snaps in ten of 11 games played. The only knock on Williams' usage last season was his pass-game role. Despite entering the NFL as a ballyhooed passing down back, Williams only ranked 18th in target share and 58th in yards per route run (among 60 qualifying backs). Williams will need to reprise his every-down role in 2024 or see a bump in passing game usage to retain his high-end RB1 status, which is possible. Even with the addition of Blake Corum to the roster, this should remain Williams' backfield.
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Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 18. Josh Allen QB - BUF (at NE)
The fantasy track record Josh Allen has compiled is impressive. His yearly finishes in fantasy scoring since 2019: QB7, QB1, QB1, QB2, QB1. He's thrown for more than 4,000 yards in each of his last four seasons, averaging 4,385 passing yards and 34.3 TD passes over that span. Allen adds immense value as a runner. We probably shouldn't expect a repeat of the 15 rushing touchdowns he had this season, since his previous single-season high was nine. But Allen has averaged 596 rushing yards and 9.0 TD runs over the last five years. A spring trade that sent Stefon Diggs to the Texans brings the caliber of the Bills pass-catching into question, but even with a loss of WR firepower, Allen still has a strong case to be considered the QB1.
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Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 19. Derrick Henry RB - BAL (vs . CLE)
Some players are simply built differently. Henry has and remains one of those guys. Last year, at age 29, he ranked first in rushing attempts and second in rushing yards while showing little drop-off in his efficiency metrics. Last season, among 68 qualifying backs, Henry ranked ninth in explosive run rate and 11th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). While he will cross the dreaded age 30 threshold this year, it's tough to project a drop-off for Henry and any reasons that he can't continue to chug along as an RB1., especially when Henry has proven over the last two seasons that his pass game utility should increase despite his advancing age. Over the last two years, Henry has ranked 11th and 14th in TPRR and seventh and first in YPRR among backs. The big fellow isn't slowing down. Continue to believe in the King in 2024 as the Ravens' workhorse back.
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Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 20. Mike Evans WR - TB (vs . NO)
Mike Evans ranked as the WR4 in 2023, totaling 239.3 points (14.4 per game, WR8). He caught 76 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns. He re-signed a two-year deal with the Buccaneers, keeping his talents in Tampa Bay. He will be 31 in August.
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Travis Etienne Jr. Note
Travis Etienne Jr. photo 21. Travis Etienne Jr. RB - JAC (at IND)
From a top-down view, Etienne's 2023 season looks like a smashing success as he was the RB7 in fantasy points per game, logging 325 touches with 1,484 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. If you rostered him last year, you know that his weekly performances left something to be desired down the stretch, and it was a Jekyll and Hyde type of runout. In Weeks 1-8, he averaged 22.3 touches and 106.2 total yards as the RB4 in fantasy points per game. After Week 9, he saw a big dip in his production as he averaged 16.3 touches and 70.5 total yards for the rest of the season as the RB22 in fantasy points per game. Etienne deserves to be in the RB1 conversation for 2024, but we can't ignore these splits and the Jaguars offensive line that finished 32nd in Fantasy Points rush grade and adjusted yards before contact per attempt. Etienne could easily improve upon last year's stats in 2024, but the Jaguars have work upfront to do this offseason.
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Marvin Harrison Jr. Note
Marvin Harrison Jr. photo 22. Marvin Harrison Jr. WR - ARI (vs . SF)
Harrison Jr.'s prospect profile speaks for itself. Over the last two years of college, he ranked fifth and seventh in YPRR and third and sixth in PFF receiving grade. He has the size and overall skillset to command alpha-level volume from the jump, and he'll have that opportunity in Arizona. Yes, he will have to contend with Trey McBride for the weekly team lead in targets, but after McBride, things get sparse quickly. Arizona still has Greg Dortch and Michael Wilson and added Zay Jones this offseason, but none of those players have proven they can consistently push for a 20% target share in the NFL. Harrison's draft stock is spicy, but he deserves it. Last year, Arizona tossed the rock 555 times; if Harrison can command a 25% target share (which is possible), he would be tied for 13th in raw target volume among wide receivers last year. Harrison could rank top 12 in targets among wideouts in his rookie season.
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Chris Olave Note
Chris Olave photo 23. Chris Olave WR - NO (at TB)
Did Olave match last year's hype with his production? No. Did he woefully fail, and we should be worried about him in 2024? NOPE. Olave displayed growth with new career highs in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and fantasy points per game (14.5, WR19). Last year, among 81 qualifying receivers, Olave ranked 24th in YPRR and 16th in FD/RR. Olave had to deal with the ups and downs of Derek Carr last year, which smoothed out toward the end of the season with the Saints changing up the complexion of the passing offense, which should continue in 2024. Carr last year was tied to two outcomes. It was either wind-up and chuck it deep or check it down, as Carr ranked eighth in deep attempts while also having the sixth-highest check-down rate. In Weeks 1-12, New Orleans had the fifth-highest aDOT while ranking 14th in catchable target rate with the 16th-highest off-target rate. In Weeks 13-18, the Saints changed it up as their aDOT was the 11th-lowest, and the offense ranked first in catchable target rate with the lowest off-target rate. With Klint Kubiak now the offensive coordinator, we should expect this lower aDOT model to continue with more motion and YAC opportunities opening up for Olave. The needle is pointing up for 2024.
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Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 24. Davante Adams WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Davante Adams continued to shine in Las Vegas despite quarterback changes, boasting a 45% air yards share and a league-leading 33% target share. With 103 receptions on 175 targets, he amassed over 1,100 yards and secured 8 touchdowns, showcasing his red-zone prowess with the second-most targets in the NFL. Despite turning 31, Adams remains a reliable fantasy WR2, displaying his QB-proof consistency.
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Jalen Hurts Note
Jalen Hurts photo 25. Jalen Hurts QB - PHI (vs . NYG)
Jalen Hurts finished QB2 in fantasy scoring in 2023, but there are reasons for concern heading into the 2024 season. After averaging 25.6 fantasy points per game during a banner 2022 campaign, Hurts' scoring average dropped to 21.9 FPPG in 2023. His passing yardage per game fell from 246.7 to 226.9, and his yardage per attempt slipped from 8.0 to 7.2. Hurts also had slippage in completion percentage and touchdown rate, and his passer rating plummeted from 101.5 to 89.1. On the bright side, Hurts provided ample rushing value, with 605 rushing yards and 15 TD runs, the most ever for a quarterback in a single season. The fear is that Hurts' fantasy value could take a tumble in 2024 if there's a significant drop-off in rushing touchdowns. TD runs accounted for 24.1% of Hurts' 2023 fantasy points. If Hurts is to remain a top-three fantasy quarterback, he'll probably need to boost his passing efficiency.
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DJ Moore Note
DJ Moore photo 26. DJ Moore WR - CHI (at GB)
D.J. Moore was excellent in his debut season in Chicago, finishing as the WR6 averaging 14.0 points/game. He showcased his dominance with a 43% air yards share and a top-10 target share at 29%. Moore's rapport with quarterback Justin Fields yielded high-end WR1 production, averaging 16.8 points per game over 12 games. However, with Fields replaced by rookie Caleb Williams and the addition of WR Keenan Allen and rookie Rome Odunze, Moore's fantasy upside in 2024 may face challenges.
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DK Metcalf Note
DK Metcalf photo 27. DK Metcalf WR - SEA (at LAR)
Metcalf is another rock-solid pick in fantasy who hasn't finished outside the top 24 fantasy wideouts (WR22, WR24, WR20) in the last three years. Almost all of Metcalf's deeper metrics lived in the WR2 territory as he was 22nd in YPRR, 23rd in first read share, and 20th in FD/RR last season. Seattle's offense remains an enigma for 2024. Will they be run heavy at the behest of their defensive head coach? Will they grip it and rip it in the passing game under the direction of their offensive coordinator? It will be one of the fascinating things that we have to wait until the season to see play out. If Jaxon Smith-Njigba isn't up to the task of taking over as Metcalf's running mate with Tyler Lockett another year older, Metcalf could see a bump from his 20.7% target share last year (31st), which could vault him up the wide receiver leaderboard in 2024. Metcalf is a strong WR2 that still has some untapped upside. It's possible he will revisit his 2020 production (WR10) this year.
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Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 28. Nico Collins WR - HOU (at TEN)
Yes, Houston's target tree has another branch that didn't exist last year (Stefon Diggs). Is that worrisome for Collins? Sure, but this is a bet on talent. Drawing volume is a reflection of the talent that Collins has in spades. I'm not willing to back off drafting him and Tank Dell with the arrival of a veteran wide receiver that widely sunk fantasy teams down the stretch last year. In 2023, Collins ranked 12th in targets per route run, second in YPRR, seventh in receiving yards per game, and fifth in FD/RR. Everything in his profile suggests he is an alpha-level talent in the prime of his career, tied to one of the best young quarterbacks in the game.
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Sam LaPorta Note
Sam LaPorta photo 29. Sam LaPorta TE - DET (vs . MIN)
Sammy Ballgame had a rookie season for the ages. Last year, he logged the most PPR points and PPR points per game, the third-most receiving yards, and the most receiving touchdowns (tied) for a rookie tight end since 1966. He finished as the TE3 in fantasy points per game while also ranking sixth in target share and YPRR, 10th in first read share, and third in FD/RR (per Fantasy Points Data). Ballgame is in play to finish as the TE1 in 2024 and is worth paying up for in drafts.
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Patrick Mahomes II Note
Patrick Mahomes II photo 30. Patrick Mahomes II QB - KC (at DEN)
Could Patrick Mahomes be a bargain in 2024 fantasy drafts? That will be a distinct possibility if enough fantasy managers are scared off by a disappointing 2023 campaign in which Mahomes finished QB8 in fantasy scoring. Mahomes averaged 261.4 passing yards per game last season, the fewest in his six years as the Chiefs' starting quarterback. He also hit a six-year low in yards per attempt (6.9) and touchdown rate (4.0%). Mahomes is too good to have "lost it." The easy explanation is that Mahomes simply didn't have enough pass-catching firepower. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is 34 and may have reached the slowdown phase of his career. WR Rashee Rice put up good numbers in 2023, but Rice is a non-traditional receiver who had an average depth of target of only 4.8 yards and made his living off schemed-up receptions. Kansas City has added a couple of quality receivers, signing Marquise Brown and spending a first-round pick on Xavier Worthy, so Mahomes should be back in business. We are, after all, talking about a player who's won two MVP awards, has had two 5,000-yard passing seasons and has had a 50-TD season. Mahomes is on the shortlist of the best pure passers to ever play in the NFL. Fade him at your own peril.
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Drake London Note
Drake London photo 31. Drake London WR - ATL (vs . CAR)
Arthur Smith is gone. It's time for London to fly. His upside this season is massive in what should be a revamped offensive approach with Kirk Cousins under center and Zac Robinson calling plays. Last year, London's numbers were passable but not amazing, as quarterback play held him in check. The Falcons' quarterbacks posted the fourth-lowest adjusted completion rate and the third-lowest catchable target rate. London still posted 1.98 YPRR (32nd) while ranking 27th in FD/RR and top 25 in first read share (20th) and target share (25th). After reexamining his 2023 film, I do not doubt that the same player who posted monster numbers as a rookie is still here. London realizes his massive potential this year. Enjoy the breakout.
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Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 32. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL (vs . CLE)
Jackson logged his first top-three fantasy quarterback finish last year since 2019. In both years, Jackson hoisted the MVP trophy. Maybe he goes for a third piece of hardware. His rushing ability remains a huge part of his excellence after ranking first in rushing yards per game, third in red zone carries, and fourth in rushing touchdowns last year. Jackson also remains one of the best passers in the NFL, although no one wants to admit that when they enter a Jackson discussion. In 2023, Jackson ranked 10th in passer rating from a clean pocket, first in CPOE, sixth in adjusted completion rate, and fourth in hero throw rate. Jackson has difference-maker top-three upside at the quarterback position still in 2024.
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Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 33. Travis Kelce TE - KC (at DEN)
Kelce had a "down season" by his lofty standards, but it was still a strong showing as he remained the TE1 in fantasy points per game. Kelce maintained electric marks in efficiency third in YPRR and second in FD/RR while ranking third in target share (21.2%) and second in first-read share (25.8%, per Fantasy Points Data). Kelce isn't washed and remains Patrick Mahomes' WR1.
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Jaylen Waddle Note
Jaylen Waddle photo 34. Jaylen Waddle WR - MIA (at NYJ)
Jaylen Waddle faces a different fantasy draft landscape in 2024, likely drafted later due to a less impressive previous season as the WR34 overall and WR24 in points per game. Despite recording over 1,000 receiving yards in 14 games, his scoring was limited to four touchdowns. However, his 24% target share and improved efficiency metrics indicate potential for a bounce-back season. Considered a buy-low candidate, Waddle's draft position might not reflect his true value.
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Isiah Pacheco Note
Isiah Pacheco photo 35. Isiah Pacheco RB - KC (at DEN)
Pacheco settled in a strong RB2 last season (RB14), but he could have even more upside in 2024 if the team doesn't retain Jerick McKinnon. In the four games he played without McKinnon active, Pachecho averaged 20.2 touches and 100.7 total yards. He was Kansas City's workhorse, as he played at least 70% of the snaps in three of those four games. The second-year back rewarded their faith in him as he was 12th in explosive run rate and 26th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Among 48 qualifying backs, he also ranked 28th in yards per route run. Pacheco had plenty of high-leverage usage last season, ranking seventh in red zone touches and third on Kansas City in red zone targets. He's a solid RB2 who could easily run hot with touchdowns and climb into the RB1 category in 2024.
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Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 36. Josh Jacobs RB - GB (vs . CHI)
Well, if you had worries about Josh Jacobs following up his nearly 400-touch season in 2022 with a dud last year, your fears were validated. Jacobs was limited to 13 games played (quad strain in Week 13) and looked like someone sucked out his tackle-breaking ability with a straw when he was active. Jacobs wasn't the same guy who, in 2022, ranked 18th in yards per touch, 13th in yards created per touch, and second in evaded tackles. Last season, Jacobs had the 12th-highest stuff rate while also crawling in at 37th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 44th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Jacobs could be this season's Rachaad White. A back who has an elite role while producing mediocre tackle-breaking stats en route to an RB1 season, but don't rule out MarShawn Lloyd playing a much bigger role this season than many anticipate. Jacobs is a shaky RB2.
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De'Von Achane Note
De'Von Achane photo 37. De'Von Achane RB - MIA (at NYJ)
Achane was part of the new wave of explosive young rushers to hit the scene last season. He finished as the RB5 in fantasy points per game. In the eight games he played at least 41% of the snaps, Achane averaged 14.2 touches and 113.8 total yards. Any fantasy gamer who falls in love with efficiency stats will love Achane. He was so damn good last year, ranking first in explosive run rate, third in missed tackles forced per attempt, and second in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If he can overtake Raheem Mostert (and hold off Jaylen Wright) as the team's primary goal-line rusher, Achane could finish as a top-three back in 2024.
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Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 38. Amari Cooper WR - CLE (at BAL)
Cooper continues to chug along. Entering his age-30 season, he doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Last year, he finished as the WR17 in fantasy points per game while ranking 23rd in target share (22.1%), 13th in air-yard share (39%), and 12th in YPRR. While Deshaun Watson wasn't good last year, that didn't stop Cooper from excelling with Watson. In the five full games Watson played, Cooper averaged 96 receiving yards per game with 2.96 YPRR and 0.123 FD/RR. Over a full season, among 81 qualifying wide receivers (per Fantasy Points Data), Cooper would have ranked fourth, fifth, and 10th in those statistical categories if he kept up that pace. Cooper is a fantastic value pick this year that has some juicy upside.
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DeVonta Smith Note
DeVonta Smith photo 39. DeVonta Smith WR - PHI (vs . NYG)
Smith has been entrenched as a playmaking WR2 in fantasy football over the last two seasons (WR20, WR14). Smith should run it back again this year with similar production. Last year, he was 21st in receiving yards per game and 29th in first read share while some of his deeper metrics sagged. Smith saw his FD/RR ranking drop to 39th, and his YPRR sat at only 33rd (minimum 50 targets). While this is concerning, the talent didn't disappear for Smith. Philly's offense was broken last year as rudimentary play calling held the entire show back from its potential. Smith and Metcalf go in the same range of drafts, and each player feels like a safe bet with some upside in 2024.
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Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 40. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR (vs . SEA)
Many will point to the injuries Cooper Kupp has dealt with throughout the season, as a reason to be concerned about him moving forward. He hasn't looked like himself all season and he will be 31 in 2024. He's missed an average of six games over the last two seasons.
A lot of his production was salvaged by his 5 receiving TDs. Posted a career-low yards per route run (1.77). Kupp was WR27 in points per game in 2023 despite a 26% target share.
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Kenneth Walker III Note
Kenneth Walker III photo 41. Kenneth Walker III RB - SEA (at LAR)
Walker continues to hum along as a dependable RB2 in fantasy (RB20 last season) despite dealing with a myriad of injuries in 2023. Walker worked through a bruised shoulder, a strained oblique, a chest issue, and a tender calf last season. This didn't stop him from averaging 17.3 touches and 82 total yards in the 14 games that he played at least 41% of the snaps. Walker remains one of the best pure rushers in the game while sitting at fourth in missed tackles forced per attempt and 26th in explosive run rate last season (minimum 50 carries per Fantasy Points Data). Zach Charbonnet will continue to be a weekly worry as he siphons off red zone and pass game work, but Walker should still lead the backfield in touches this year.
2 weeks ago
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 42. Tee Higgins WR - CIN (at PIT)
Tee Higgins' 2023 season was marred by injuries, limiting him to just 12 games. Despite this, he showcased his big-play ability with an impressive 15.6 yards per reception, 14 receptions of 20+ yards and 4 games with 20-plus points scored. His 37% air yards share highlighted his importance in the Bengals' downfield passing game. While his fantasy production suffered due to injuries, his command of air yards suggests he remains a dominant receiver, as evidenced by several standout performances. Buy the discount in a contract year.
2 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 43. Joe Mixon RB - HOU (at TEN)
Joe Mixon and Rachaad White were the Spiderman GIF last season. Both were exceptionally inefficient runners who survived on volume and passing game work. Mixon was the RB11 last season, ranking eighth in snap share, third in opportunity share, and seventh in weighted opportunities. He was whopping fifth in carries and 13th in targets as Cincinnati worked in Chase Brown only sparingly. He has the opportunity to reprise that same workload in Houston. With only Dameon Pierce, Dare Ogunbowale, Jawhar Jordan, and J.J. Taylor behind Mixon, he should be the unquestioned bellcow for the Texans in 2024. Last season, Mixon's per-touch efficiency was horrendous. He was 36th in yards per touch, 35th in yards created per touch, and 41st in breakaway run rate. That didn't stop him from being an RB1 last year, and it likely won't this season.
2 weeks ago
Rachaad White Note
Rachaad White photo 44. Rachaad White RB - TB (vs . NO)
Rachaad White was Leonard Fournette 2.0 for Tampa Bay last season. An inefficient rusher whose pass game role and every down snap share vaults them to RB1 land. Last year, White was the RB10 in fantasy, ranking fourth in snap share, seventh in opportunity share, and fourth in weighted opportunities. He also ranked top-ten in carries (second), targets (ninth), and red zone touches (ninth). White didn't do nearly as much with that volume as we'd hoped. Among 49 qualifying backs, White ranked 42nd in missed tackles forced per attempt, 40th in explosive run rate, and 45th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). While he was eighth in overall target volume among running backs, he was only 43rd in targets per route run and 18th in yards per route run. White could easily roll back into 2024 as the Bucs do it all back, but don't be surprised if Bucky Irving helps him shoulder the load.
2 weeks ago
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 45. Michael Pittman Jr. WR - IND (vs . JAC)
Pittman has proven to be one of the safest picks in fantasy drafts over the last three years, with WR14, WR21, and WR22 finishes. Despite catching passes from Gardner Minshew for most of the year, Pittman finished with his usual efficiency ranking 23rd in YPRR and 24th in FD/RR while gobbling up the volume (ninth in targets, fourth in target share). The Colts will remain a middling neutral pass rate team this year while pushing the pace envelope. Pittman should finish with another solid WR2 season, but he could offer more upside if he can ever break out with even reasonable touchdown numbers. Pittman hasn't had more than six receiving touchdowns over the last three years. He only spiked it four times last season despite ranking ninth in red zone targets. Pittman has a WR1 season in him, and I won't bet against him unleashing it in 2024.
2 weeks ago
James Cook Note
James Cook photo 46. James Cook RB - BUF (at NE)
After Joe Brady took over as the Bills' offensive coordinator, Cook's season took off. In Weeks 11-18, Cook was the RB11, averaging 19.6 touches and 104.3 total yards per game. Yes, he only played more than 60% of the snaps twice during that stretch, but it didn't matter. When he was on the field, he was being fed the rock, and his pass game usage skyrocketed. After Week 10, he was 16th in target share (11.4%) among 34 qualifying backs while also ranking 10th in TPRR, fourth in receiving yards per game, and second in YPRR. The touchdown worries and red zone usage remain concerning, especially with the addition of Ray Davis. Still, in the final seven games of the season, he did lead the running back room with a 48.1% snap rate inside the 20, but that number ranked 32nd out of 61 qualifying backs. Cook has top-12 upside, but he should best be viewed as an RB2.
2 weeks ago
C.J. Stroud Note
C.J. Stroud photo 47. C.J. Stroud QB - HOU (at TEN)
Stroud proved all the haters wrong quickly. I'm old enough to remember people slighting this person because of S2 scores. If you faded those and narratives around this talented, franchise-changing player, you were loving the entire 2023 season. Stroud balled out, ranking seventh in fantasy points per game. There was plenty to like about his deeper numbers surrounding his play as he ranked third in clean pocket passer rating, 11th in fantasy points per dropback, and had the sixth-lowest turnover rate. With a solidified offensive line keeping him clean and the team bringing in Joe Mixon and Stefon Diggs to help the scoring barrage, Stroud is primed for a special sophomore campaign that could vault him into the top 3-5 fantasy quarterbacks in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 48. Mark Andrews TE - BAL (vs . CLE)
Before he was lost to injury in Week 11, Andrews was still producing as an elite tight end. In Weeks 1-10, he ranked third in target share (22.1%), fifth in YPRR (2.05), and fifth in FD/RR (0.102). Andrews has been a round two or three selection over the last few years. In 2024, Andrews comes at a discount, but make no mistake, he still has TE1 overall upside and remains a difference-making fantasy asset. He should challenge Zay Flowers for the team lead in targets this season.
2 weeks ago
Tank Dell Note
Tank Dell photo 49. Tank Dell WR - HOU (at TEN)
Yes, Dell now has to contend with Stefon Diggs for targets, too, but we need to put respect on Dell's name and understand that he could still fight for the team lead in targets in 2024. Last year, in the seven full games that Dell and Nico Collins played together, Dell bested him in every meaningful category. Dell led the duo in target share (22.5 vs. 22.1%), air-yard share (35.9 vs. 25.3%), weighted opportunity (59.0 vs. 50.9), and fantasy points per game (18.7 vs. 18.1). Overall last year Dell posted monster numbers in YPRR (2.40) and FD/RR (0.115) ranking 16th and 14th in these statistics. His recovery from a broken fibula will be huge, but if he is still the same guy we saw in 2023, there's plenty of reason to invest heavily in him smashing in 2024.
2 weeks ago
George Pickens Note
George Pickens photo 50. George Pickens WR - PIT (vs . CIN)
George Pickens emerges as the primary beneficiary of the Steelers' offense following Diontae Johnson's departure. Despite competition from rookie third-rounder Roman Wilson, Pickens' consistent growth hints at a potential breakout in his third year. During the first five weeks of the 2023 season with Johnson sidelined, Pickens averaged 12.8 points per game (19th) and nearly 80 yards per game. With Russell Wilson or Justin Fields' vertical threat, Pickens could flourish, as seen in his WR13 performance during Johnson's absence last season. But be wary that the run-heavy nature of an Arthur Smith offense could doom Pickens' breakout.
2 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 51. Stefon Diggs WR - HOU (at TEN)
Stefon Diggs faced a challenging 2023 season, finishing as WR10 overall but averaging just 13 points per game, landing him as WR15 in half-point scoring. His performance waned significantly from Week 10 onwards, averaging a mere 7.3 points and 42 receiving yards per game. Despite maintaining a near 30% target share and accumulating over 1,800 air yards for the season, Diggs struggled to deliver consistent fantasy production. With uncertainty surrounding his role in the Texans' offense and competition from Tank Dell and Nico Collins, fantasy managers may approach Diggs with caution entering his age 31 season.
2 weeks ago
Anthony Richardson Note
Anthony Richardson photo 52. Anthony Richardson QB - IND (vs . JAC)
Richardson is a mystery box of untold potential entering the 2024 season. If he could put what we saw in a small sample last year on paper for an entire campaign, it could be magical. In Richardson's two full starts, he averaged 25.7 fantasy points per game, which, if you're keeping score at home, is more than Josh Allen averaged last year (24.2). Richardson led all quarterbacks (minimum 80 dropbacks) in fantasy points per dropback. Are his passing numbers worrisome? Sure. Are there some small silver linings that lead to hopeful thoughts? Yep. In his final two games, he managed at least 8.0 yards per attempt and at least a 7.1% big-time throw rate. Even if he takes a step forward as a passer, rushing will be the magic elixir that will carry Richardson in 2024. Last year, Richardson, even in the abbreviated sample, ranked fifth in rushing yards per game and third in red zone carries per game. Richardson has QB1 overall upside this season if everything breaks his way.
2 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 53. David Montgomery RB - DET (vs . MIN)
David Montgomery wrapped up his first season in Detroit as a resounding success in real-life football and fantasy. He was the RB15 in fantasy as he managed the second 1,000-yard rushing season of his NFL career. Montgomery did see his volume limited down the stretch some, as he averaged 15 touches and 75.7 total yards after his return in Week 10. He'll continue to share the backfield load with Jahmyr Gibbs weekly, but in one of the best offenses in the NFL, that shouldn't be a massive worry for his 2024 outlook. Montgomery will be the early down hammer (19th in missed tackles forced per attempt, per Fantasy Points Data) and be plenty involved in the red zone. Last season, he was 15th in carries and fifth in red zone touches as he scored 13 touchdowns (fourth-most).
2 weeks ago
Malik Nabers Note
Malik Nabers photo 54. Malik Nabers WR - NYG (at PHI)
While we might have worries about the landing spot, there are two undeniable facts here. Nabers is a stone-cold baller, and he will vacuum up all the targets he can handle in 2024. During his final year at LSU, Nabers ranked third in YPRR, first in PFF receiving grade, and fourth in missed tackles forced. Nabers is the clear WR1 for New York this season, and it's not particularly close. No Giants wide receiver managed over a 16.9% target share last year, so there's no one standing in Nabers' way of soaking up a 23-25% target share in his rookie season. The Giants threw the ball 518 times last year. If Nabers can earn a 25% target share and the Giants don't pass any more than they did last season, he will theoretically see 130 targets. That would have been tied for 19th in targets among wide receivers last season. I'm willing to invest in Nabers' talent, and I'm just praying that we get at least league-average quarterback play from Daniel Jones and company this season.
2 weeks ago
Joe Burrow Note
Joe Burrow photo 55. Joe Burrow QB - CIN (at PIT)
If Joe Burrow gets a full season of good health in 2024, he'll likely be one of the more valuable fantasy assets at the QB position. The 2023 season was a frustrating one for Burrow, who got off to a slow start due in part to a calf injury he sustained in training camp, then went on injured reserve in mid-November with a wrist injury. Four games into the 2023 season, with his ailing calf clearly hindering his mobility and perhaps his throwing mechanics, Burrow was QB31 in fantasy scoring averaging 8.4 fantasy points per game. Then he caught fire, averaging 296.0 yards and 2.4 TD passes over a five-game stretch from Week 5 to Week 10 in which he was QB4 in fantasy points per game. That's the Burrow we hope to see in 2024 if his health cooperates. He'll once again get to work with his longtime LSU and Bengals teammate Ja'Marr Chase, one of the finest wide receivers in the game, not to mention high-quality No. 2 receiver Tee Higgins.
2 weeks ago
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 56. Dak Prescott QB - DAL (vs . WAS)
After a disappointing, injury-marred season in 2022, Dak Prescott rebounded with perhaps the finest season of his career in 2023. Prescott led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdown passes (36) and completions (410) last season and finished QB3 in fantasy scoring. Although he doesn't offer a great deal of value as a runner, Prescott is one of the better pure passers in the game. In 2023, he ranked second in completion percentage (69.5%) among QBs with at least six starts, second in passer rating (105.9) and sixth in yards per attempt (7.7). Prescott benefits from playing with CeeDee Lamb, one of the best young receivers in the game.
2 weeks ago
Zay Flowers Note
Zay Flowers photo 57. Zay Flowers WR - BAL (vs . CLE)
Flowers had his moments as a rookie. While he didn't live up to the preseason hype, it wasn't a dreadful rookie showing by any stretch, especially after Mark Andrews was out. Without Andrews, Flowers saw his first read share increase to 30.7%, and his FD/RR rate increased ever so slightly from 0.081 to 0.085. Flowers, during that stretch (eight games), earned six end zone targets, which was awesome compared to the single end zone target he saw in Weeks 1-10. With Odell Beckham Jr. gone in 2024, the Baltimore passing attack will further consolidate around Flowers and Andrews.
2 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 58. Kyler Murray QB - ARI (vs . SF)
Murray immediately reinserted himself into the QB1 conversation in fantasy last year. He finished as the QB9 in fantasy points per game while struggling as a passer. Among 45 qualifying passers last season, he was 38th in CPOE, 35th in highly accurate throw rate, and had the ninth-highest off-target rate. It wasn't pretty, but for fantasy purposes, he smoothed over those rough edges with rushing ranking ninth in rushing yards per game, 10th in carries per game, and ninth in red zone carries per game. Murray has displayed serious arm talent in the NFL previously, so I'm expecting a bounce back with his passing. Last year, we saw his floor, which is still a QB1 in fantasy. In 2020, we saw what the ceiling looked like (QB3). Murray will be one of my most drafted players in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Trey McBride Note
Trey McBride photo 59. Trey McBride TE - ARI (vs . SF)
McBride was on a tear at the end of last year, and I fully expect him to pick up right where he left off in 2024, where he left off. In Weeks 8-18, among tight ends, he ranked first in weighted opportunity and target share, fourth in YPRR and missed tackles forced, and fifth in PFF receiving grade. If you extrapolated that ten-game sample over a full season, McBride would have finished with 144 targets, 112 receptions, and 1,114 receiving yards. Yes, McBride will have to contend with Marvin Harrison Jr. weekly for the team target lead, but that's it. There isn't another soul on the Cardinals roster that will consistently push these two with a high-end target share. McBride could easily finish this season as the TE1 overall.
2 weeks ago
Jayden Reed Note
Jayden Reed photo 60. Jayden Reed WR - GB (vs . CHI)
Jayden Reed made an impact in his rookie season, as a primary slot receiver for the Packers. Despite not always playing a full-time role, he was heavily targeted, with a 25% target rate per route run and just under 2 yards per route run. Reed led all Packers wide receivers in points/game with 10.6 and ten touchdowns. He finished as a top-12 WR in 33% of his games (12th) and ranked fourth in fantasy points per snap.
2 weeks ago
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 61. Alvin Kamara RB - NO (at TB)
Alvin Kamara retained his every-down role last year despite the team drafting Kendre Miller. Miller spent most of his rookie season on the injury report, so we'll see if Kamara can hold him off in 2024, but at least expect Kamara to be a workhorse (maybe not a bellcow). Last year, Kamara was tenth in opportunity share, eighth in weighed opportunities, and ninth in red zone touches. While Karmara's rushing prowess took another massive hit (40th out of 49 qualifying backs in missed tackles forced per attempt per Fantasy Points Data), his receiving chops remained strong. Last year, out of 60 qualifying backs, he ranked first in target share (18.1%) and sixth in yards per route run. Kamara might not have the same bounce in his step as he did during the Drew Brees era, but his pass game and high-leverage usage in 2024 should keep him firmly planted in the RB1 ranks.
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Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 62. Aaron Jones RB - MIN (at DET)
Father Time comes calling for all of us. The hope for Aaron Jones is that he can keep him at bay for one more year. Last season, Jones objectively wasn't healthy until the end of the season. Luckily for him, when he was healthy, we got to see that Jones has plenty left in the tank to consider reinvesting in him in fantasy for one more season. In Weeks 15-20, Jones averaged 21.6 touches and 120.3 total yards as he was a weekly stud. During that same stretch, among 47 qualifying backs, he was eighth in explosive run rate and 10th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Jones should lead the Vikings backfield in 2024 as an RB2 with RB1 upside if he can stay healthy.
2 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 63. Calvin Ridley WR - TEN (vs . HOU)
Calvin Ridley caught 76 passes on 136 targets for 1,016 yards in his lone season as a Jaguar. With nearly 1,800 air yards, he boasted a 22.5% target share and 36% air yards share, finding the end zone 8 times. He ranked as WR17 overall (11.3 points/ game, WR26) positioning him as a low-end WR2 in fantasy. Ridley led the league in end zone targets (24) but fell short of fully capitalizing on his elite opportunities for a fantasy WR1 season. Now with the Titans alongside veterans DeAndre Hopkins and Tyler Boyd, he enters a potentially more pass-centric offense under new head coach Brian Callahan and second-year QB Will Levis, offering opportunities for increased production.
2 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 64. James Conner RB - ARI (vs . SF)
James Conner is like a finely aged bourbon. He keeps getting better as the years are piling up. Since he arrived in Arizona, he has finished as the RB7, RB9, and RB13 in fantasy points per game. On a per-touch basis, last season might have been his best year to date. Despite ranking 21st in rushing attempts, he was sixth in rushing yards in the NFL. Conner showed no signs that Father Time was starting to creep in as he ranked seventh in explosive run rate, eighth in missed tackles forced per attempt, and fifth in yards after contact per attempt. Conner will likely lead this backfield in snaps in 2024, but, with the addition of Trey Benson to the fold, don't be shocked if the team splits the work more evenly this season. Conner is an RB2/3.
2 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 65. Christian Kirk WR - JAC (at IND)
Kirk will be the Jaguars' WR1 in 2024. He was on his way to a monstrous season before getting derailed by injury. In Weeks 2-12, Krik was the WR19 in fantasy points per game, drawing a 22.6% target share and 30.5% air-yard share, producing 2.31 YPRR and 0.101 FD/RR (per Fantasy Points Data). If he had kept up that pace for the full season, he would have ranked 22nd, 17th, and 22nd in those categories. His full season counting stat pace was 138 targets, 94 receptions, and 1,278 receiving yards. With Calvin Ridley gone, Kirk's biggest competition for targets is Evan Engram. Engram didn't break out last year until Kirk was out, so I doubt Engram is the clear option over Kirk entering 2024. Gabriel Davis is a proven role player, and Brian Thomas Jr. is a rookie who will face growing pains in the NFL. Look for Trevor Lawrence to feed Kirk this year as one of the best values in fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Jordan Love Note
Jordan Love photo 66. Jordan Love QB - GB (vs . CHI)
Love completed his first full season as the Packer's starter and surpassed every expectation that I had for him. Love was the QB5 in fantasy points per game, ranking seventh in passing yards and second in passing touchdowns. After he had somewhat of a slow start to the season, Love caught fire after Week 9. For the rest of the season among 36 qualifying quarterbacks, he was fourth in passer rating and CPOE and sixth in fantasy points per dropback. During that stretch, he was also sixth in clean pocket passer rating. Love is a wonderful value in drafts if you want to wait on quarterback some and still have access to top 3-5 upside at the position.
2 weeks ago
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 67. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS (at DAL)
McLaurin is primed for a bounce-back season in 2024. Last year, Sam Howell and his putrid passing sunk McLaurin's season. McLaurin still led the team with a 20.4% target share, a 34.7% air-yard share, 1.64 YPRR, and a 25.4% first-read share. Don't forget that this is the same receiver that ranked 16th in YPRR (2.20) and 19th in FD/RR (0.104) in 2023 (per Fantasy Points Data). That talent didn't suddenly disappear. It was depressed by a quarterback last year that ranked 21st in CPOE and 25th in clean pocket passer rating. Last year, he was the WR34 in fantasy points per game and the WR21 in expected fantasy points per game. With Jayden Daniels under center, McLaurin could return to the WR2 ranks in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 68. Najee Harris RB - PIT (vs . CIN)
Harris finished last season with his third consecutive season with at least 1,000 rushing yards, eight total touchdowns, and 1,200 total yards, and still, it felt like a huge disappointment. Harris was the RB30, ranking 29th in snap share and 26th in opportunity share as he split with Jaylen Warren. Harris still finished sixth in carries and eighth in red zone touches among backs, but he saw his pass game usage plummet with only a 7.9% target share (33rd) while ranking 49th in route participation. Harris's stats were helped by the fact that Pittsburgh leaned heavily on the run down the stretch. This could happen again in 2024, but it's not for certain, and don't be surprised if Warren eats into Harris's work further. Harris is an RB3/flex option in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 69. Rhamondre Stevenson RB - NE (vs . BUF)
To say Rhamondre Stevenson's 2023 season was a disappointment would be an understatement. Stevenson was the RB10 in 2022, averaging 86 total yards per game, but he couldn't come close to those numbers last year, finishing as the RB27 in fantasy points per game with 71.4 total yards per game. Stevenson's overall numbers stunk, but if we look further into how his season played out, there's hope for 2024. In Weeks 1-8, among 39 qualifying backs (minimum 50 rushing attempts per Fantasy Points Data), he ranked 33rd in missed tackles forced per attempt and 38th in yards after contact per attempt. In Weeks 9-13 (Stevenson missed the remainder of the season due to a high ankle sprain), he looked like the stud that we thought we were getting for the entire season. In that four-game stretch (minimum 25 carries), among 48 qualifying backs, he ranked 13th in missed tackles forced per attempt and third in yards after contact per attempt. Stevenson could easily bounce back this season and be the hero for Zero RB drafters.
2 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 70. George Kittle TE - SF (at ARI)
Kittle proved last year that the tank isn't dry. He was the TE6 in fantasy points per game, finishing with the third-highest receptions and receiving yards of his career, while he ranked only tenth in raw target volume (90). Kittle's high leverage usage was fine, though, as he was first in deep targets and 10th in red zone targets among tight ends. Among 51 qualifying tight ends, he ranked first in YPRR (2.42) and seventh in FD/RR (0.10). Kittle can easily post another top-six fantasy tight end season in 2024, and the floor and ceiling will move upward if Deebo Samuel is moved before Week 1.
2 weeks ago
Zamir White Note
Zamir White photo 71. Zamir White RB - LV (vs . LAC)
Zamir White proved capable of carrying the mail last year and should be the Raiders' workhorse in 2024. In Weeks 15-18, he averaged 23.3 touches and 114.3 total yards as the RB12 in fantasy points per game. During this cup of coffee as the team's starter, among 41 qualifying backs, he ranked 13th in explosive run rate, sixth in yards after contact per attempt, and 17th in success rate. With Josh Jacobs heading to Cheesehead town, White should be a volume-driven RB2 with upside for more in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 72. Raheem Mostert RB - MIA (at NYJ)
Raise your hand if you saw Raheem Mostert finishing last season as the RB4 in fantasy with 21 total touchdowns. Funny...I don't see any hands raised. Weird. Mostert thrived as the Dolphins' primary back, playing 15 games and finishing with 234 touches and almost 1,200 total yards. Yes, Mostert played in an explosive offense with plenty of touchdown opportunities propping up his fantasy value, but he was also stellar on a per-touch basis. Mostert finished 17th in yards per touch, sixth in explosive run rate, and 11th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). We'll see if he can hold off Devon Achane for another season as Miami's workhorse, but he should still be a consistent contributor with RB1/2 upside.
2 weeks ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 73. Keenan Allen WR - CHI (at GB)
Keenan Allen had a stellar 2023 season, ranking third in points per game and finishing as the WR8 overall, thanks in large part to his impressive 31% target share. Despite turning 32 in 2024, he displayed no signs of slowing down with Justin Herbert. However, his trade to the Bears presents new challenges, particularly with a downgrade in rookie QB play and stiff competition for targets from players like Rome Odunze and D.J. Moore. This shift in situation, coupled with Allen's age, raises concerns about his fantasy outlook for the upcoming season.
2 weeks ago
Brock Purdy Note
Brock Purdy photo 74. Brock Purdy QB - SF (at ARI)
If there were any doubts about Brock Purdy's QB bona fides following his partial-season success in 2022, he dispelled them with an excellent performance in 2023. Purdy led all NFL quarterbacks in yards per attempt (9.6), passer rating (113.0) and QBR (72.8). He also led the league in touchdown rate (7.0%), although naysayers might suggest that such a high TD rate is destined for regression. Purdy has the benefit of an ideal ecosystem, with Kyle Shanahan as his playcaller and Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle as his pass catchers. After finishing QB7 in fantasy scoring in 2023, Purdy is destined to be a top-12 fantasy quarterback in 2024 drafts.
2 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 75. D'Andre Swift RB - CHI (at GB)
D'Andre Swift lands in Chicago with a contract that is large enough to consider him the clear starter for the Bears. Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson had their moments last season, but the aggression and contact size for Chicago speak volumes about how they feel about those two rushers. The Bears obviously felt that an upgrade was warranted. Swift ranked 17th in explosive run rate last season while disappointing in other tackle-breaking metrics as the RB24 in fantasy. Among 49 qualifying backs last season, Swift ranked 40th in yards after contact per attempt and 30th in missed tackles forced per attempt. Swift should be a solid RB2 in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 76. Kyle Pitts TE - ATL (vs . CAR)
Pitts was railroaded yet again last year by Arthur Smith, as he played most of the season at less than 100%. Pitts finished as the TE16 in fantasy points per game and the TE15 in expected fantasy points per game. Much of this can be attributed to his minuscule touchdown production (only three, 18th among TEs) and a non-existent red zone role (34th in red zone targets). While Pitts lagged in YPRR and FD/RR (18th in both), he still flashed in one of the metrics I look to for projecting talent and ceiling at the tight end position, and that's YPRR vs. man coverage. Last year, Pitts ranked seventh in this metric, immediately behind Travis Kelce. With a revamped offensive system, a clean bill of health, and improved quarterback play, Pitts is set to soar this season.
2 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 77. DeAndre Hopkins WR - TEN (vs . HOU)
DeAndre Hopkins maintained his elite status in the 2023 season, securing 75 catches on 137 targets with a 28% target share, accumulating 1,057 receiving yards and showcasing his deep threat ability with 27 receptions of 20+ yards. His 1,934 total air yards led the league among wide receivers. Despite posting WR2 numbers, the addition of Calvin Ridley to the Titans' receiving corps presents a challenge to Hopkins' fantasy value, especially considering Ridley's potential target competition.
2 weeks ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 78. Tony Pollard RB - TEN (vs . HOU)
I'll own the L here. Tony Pollard was a massive disappointment last year. He went from being one of the most explosive backs in the NFL to a rusher that left a ton of yards on the field. Pollard got the role that we all wanted last season, ranking seventh in snap share, 13th in opportunity share, and second in red zone touches. He was a volume-eating machine, ranking seventh in carries and 11th in targets among backs, but he did very little with the work. Pollard was the RB11 in expected fantasy points per game, but he was the RB23 in fantasy points per game. He was 44th in yards per touch and 37th in yards created per touch. Some of this could easily be due to the injury he sustained in the prior season because his numbers down the stretch were much better. In Weeks 11-18, among 44 qualifying backs, Pollard ranked 15th in yards after contact per attempt, so there's hope that he bounces back in 2024 with a full offseason to get back to 100%. Tennessee isn't the sexiest landing spot for Pollard, but considering the contract size and length and the team's yearning to move quickly to acquire his services, he should be considered their lead back in 2024. Tyjae Spears will push him at every turn, but money talks and Pollard got it this offseason.
2 weeks ago
Hollywood Brown Note
Hollywood Brown photo 79. Hollywood Brown WR - KC (at DEN)
Marquise "Hollywood" Brown had a forgettable 2023 season, struggling with inconsistent quarterback play and injuries. Despite posting impressive air yards and target share numbers, he failed to produce consistently, averaging just 7.8 points per game. However, his move to the Chiefs presents a promising opportunity to revive his career alongside Patrick Mahomes. With his speed and playmaking ability, Brown could become a fantasy WR2 in Kansas City's offense, given the potential absence of Rashee Rice.
2 weeks ago
Christian Watson Note
Christian Watson photo 80. Christian Watson WR - GB (vs . CHI)
I hate to break it to the Dontayvion Wicks and Jayden Reed hives, but when Watson was on the field last year, he remained the Packer's WR1. In Weeks 5-13, Watson led the team in target share (17.7%), air-yard share (36.7%), YPRR (1.79), end zone targets (14), first-read share (22.3%), and FD/RR (0.081). Hamstring woes have plagued Watson for the last two years, but Green Bay investigated further into it this offseason with the hopes of getting their stud third-year wide receiver right for 2024. If Watson can finally enjoy a fully healthy season, he can fulfill the potential we have seen in spurts over the last two seasons.
2 weeks ago
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 81. Diontae Johnson WR - CAR (at ATL)
Earning volume is a skill. It's a reflection of talent, and few do that better than Johnson year after year. Once he returned from injury in Week 7, he continued to gobble up targets like usual, ranking 14th in target share (23.7%), sixth in air-yard share (41.6%), and 20th in FD/RR (0.109). In that span, he was the WR33 in fantasy points per game. Johnson should have no issues earning similar volume this season in Carolina, flanked by Adam Thielen and Xavier Legette. Look for Bryce Young to pepper his new WR1. Johnson is a WR3/4 that could easily post WR2 production in 2024.
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Brian Robinson Jr. Note
Brian Robinson Jr. photo 82. Brian Robinson Jr. RB - WAS (at DAL)
Brian Robinson's overall stat lines don't portray how good he was last season. Robinson was the RB14 in fantasy points per opportunity and the RB22 in fantasy points per game. He also stood out in efficiency categories, ranking 22nd in explosive run rate and 13th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). In the 12 games in which he played at least 40% of the snaps, Robinson averaged 15.5 touches and 77.9 total yards per game. He quietly displayed a three-down skillset last season, proving that he can play on passing downs, ranking fifth in yards per route run and 12th in PFF's pass-blocking grade (minimum 20 targets and 50 pass-blocking snaps). Robinson will have to fight Austin Ekeler for passing down snaps and red zone work as he settles into the RB2/3 zone for 2024.
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Dalton Kincaid Note
Dalton Kincaid photo 83. Dalton Kincaid TE - BUF (at NE)
After Kincaid became the starter for the Bills, he was a locked in TE1. In Weeks 7-18, he ranked seventh in target share (19.0%), ninth in receiving yards per game (50.5) and first-read share (21.0%), and 12th in YPRR (1.85). During that stretch, he ranked 11th in route per dropback rate and fantasy points per game. There's room for Kincaid to grow in 2024 with more routes and experience. He could enter the top three tight end conversation this year as the leader of the Bills' passing attack with Stefon Diggs moving on to Houston. Invest in talented second-year players in good offenses. Kincaid checks all those boxes.
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Rashee Rice Note
Rashee Rice photo 84. Rashee Rice WR - KC (at DEN)
We'll see how long Rice is suspended for and where his ADP settles in at, but he is likely a strong value for 2024. Every year, we have to navigate these suspension waters for some players. His ADP could also vary widely from league to league. With that in mind, I'm more likely to take the leap and select Rice in leagues where he slips down the board, or I'm looking to "play catch up some" at wide receiver, depending on how my draft has unfolded. The additions of Xavier Worthy and Hollywood Brown to this passing attack have also muddied the waters for Rice. All of this uncertainty will make drafters wary of pressing the button, but the risk will be built into his ADP. While we can debate all of those factors, we can't debate that Rice is a supremely talented player catching passes from one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. In Weeks 12-18, Rice ranked 12th in target share (25.2%), 10th in YPRR (2.77) and FD/RR (0.123), and ninth in fantasy points per route run (0.60). Buy the dip.
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Tua Tagovailoa Note
Tua Tagovailoa photo 85. Tua Tagovailoa QB - MIA (at NYJ)
Let's start with a bit of good news: After sustaining multiple concussions in 2022 that left doubts about his NFL future, Tua Tagovailoa made it through the 2023 season concussion-free. But after a hot start last season, Tua cooled off considerably over the second half. Over the first eight weeks of the 2023 season, Tua was QB5 in fantasy scoring, averaging 302.0 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes per game, and producing more than 20 fantasy points four times. From Week 9 on, Tua was QB20 in fantasy scoring, averaging 245.3 passing yards and 1.2 TD passes per game. The drop-off concerning, but there's still a lot to like here. Tua has a terrific WR duo in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, along with an innovative playcaller in head coach Mike McDaniel. Tua adds zero rushing value, but he's shown us a lofty ceiling as a passer. It's just a matter of whether he can perform at a high level for a full season.
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Jordan Addison Note
Jordan Addison photo 86. Jordan Addison WR - MIN (at DET)
Jordan Addison had a solid rookie campaign, recording 70 receptions for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns on a 17% target share. His consistent contributions earned him an average of 11 fantasy points per game, ranking him as WR28 overall. Despite his promising performance, his fantasy outlook for 2024 is clouded by uncertainty at the quarterback position following Kirk Cousins' departure. At least, the absence of T.J. Hockenson due to injury could boost Addison's role in the offense to open the season.
2 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 87. Chris Godwin WR - TB (vs . NO)
Chris Godwin's 2023 season was marked by high volume but low touchdown production, catching only 3 touchdowns despite leading the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yards. His target share was comparable to Mike Evans', but he struggled to convert opportunities into fantasy points, finishing outside the top-36 wide receivers in fantasy scoring. However, with potential changes in offensive scheme and Evans potentially regressing, Godwin could see a bounce-back year, especially if he returns to a full-time slot role as suggested by new OC Liam Coen.
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Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 88. Zack Moss RB - CIN (at PIT)
Moss parlayed his starting stint last year with the Colts into a possible starting gig with the Bengals. In the seven games he started and played at least 50% of the snaps, he finished with 21.1 touches and 98.5 total yards per game. Moss should handle the early downs in Cincinnati this season after ranking 15th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 18th in yards after contact per attempt last year (per Fantasy Points Data). Chase Brown could eat into his pass game work as Moss was only 41st in yards per route run and 48th in targets per route run. Even if his passing game usage is capped, being the early down back on one of the league's best offenses still puts him in the RB2/3 conversation.
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Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 89. Jared Goff QB - DET (vs . MIN)
Fantasy managers might not ever get excited about drafting Jared Goff, but after strong seasons with the Lions in 2022 and 2023, Goff should be regarded as no worse than a solid midrange QB2. Goff finished QB7 in fantasy scoring last season, although he was only QB13 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks who made at least six starts. Over the last two years, he's averaged 265.1 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. Goff adds very little value as a runner, but his solid passing production makes him a useful fantasy asset.
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David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 90. David Njoku TE - CLE (at BAL)
David Njoku was superb in in 2023, his seventh NFL season, establishing new single-season highs in receptions (81), receiving yards (882) and touchdowns (6). But Njoku was far more productive with Joe Flacco at quarterback than he was with Deshaun Watson and other QBs. In the six games he played with Flacco (including the playoffs), Njoku averaged 6.2 receptions and 80.5 receiving yards per game, and he had four TD catches. In 11 games with QBs other than Flacco, Njoku averaged 4.6 receptions and 44.7 receiving yards per game, and he had two TD catches. In the five full games Watson played, Njoku averaged 4.0 catches and 35.2 receiving yards a game, with one TD catch. Njoku is one of the most athletic tight ends in the league, and despite his ample NFL experience, he'll only be 28 when the new season begins. The question is whether Njoku can replicate the success he had with Flacco as his quarterback if the Browns, as expected, open the season with Watson as their starting QB.
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Caleb Williams Note
Caleb Williams photo 91. Caleb Williams QB - CHI (at GB)
The No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, Caleb Williams figures to be a Day 1 starter for the Bears, who have given their rookie quarterback an embarrassment of pass-catching riches with the WR trio of D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen and No. 9 overall draft pick Rome Odunze. After transferring from Oklahoma to USC in 2022, Williams won the Heisman Trophy in his first season with the Trojans, throwing for 42 touchdowns and running for 10 more. Williams was slightly less spectacular in 2023 but still had a fine season for a defensively weak USC squad that asked its quarterback to carry the team all year. Williams has abundant arm talent and mobility. He's a creative quarterback who excels at making plays out of structure. There's always a steep learning curve for rookie quarterbacks, but C.J. Stroud just reminded us that a high-quality rookie QB can be fantasy-viable right away.
2 weeks ago
Jayden Daniels Note
Jayden Daniels photo 92. Jayden Daniels QB - WAS (at DAL)
Let's get this out of the way. If Daniels starts every game this season, his rushing equity alone will push him into the top 12 of fantasy quarterbacks. In his final season at LSU, Daniels rushed for 1,134, and now he's paired with an offensive coordinator who is quite familiar with game planning with a mobile quarterback. Kliff Kingsbury's offense will feature play-action and deep passing, which are two of Daniels' stand-out strengths. At the height of Kyler Murray's powers under Kliff Kingsbury (2021), he ranked fifth in deep ball rate and 11th in play-action dropback rate. In 2023, Daniels led all collegiate passers in deep passing grade and deep adjusted completion rate while also ranking fourth in play-action passing grade. Daniels is the best argument for waiting on a quarterback in your drafts.
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Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 93. Nick Chubb RB - CLE (at BAL)
Chubb's 2023 season was cut short in Week 2 due to a gruesome injury. I don't want to say the deck is stacked against Chubb to be a meaningful contributor in 2024, but it won't be a cakewalk. Chubb will be entering his age-29 season, and while (with the pay cut) he'll be staying with the Browns, it's tough to count on him as anything more than a dart throw RB3 for 2024.
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Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 94. Javonte Williams RB - DEN (vs . KC)
Javonte Williams looked like a shelf of his former self in the first season. Yes, I know this was his first season coming off a devastating knee injury, but it still wasn't pretty. Volume wasn't the issue for the RB31 last season, as he rolled up 264 touches, but his efficiency numbers were scary. Among 49 qualifying backs last season, he ranked 41st in missed tackles forced per attempt and 33rd in yards after contact per attempt. Williams also was 55th in fantasy points per opportunity and 53rd in yards per touch. Could he bounce back in 2024 and look more like the eventual stud we saw in 2021 and 2022? Sure, it's possible. Is it also possible that a back with a 40th percentile speed score and 72nd percentile burst score never regains his former juice? Yep. Williams looks entrenched as Denver's early down guy, but don't be surprised if Jaleel McLaughlin eats into his carries more this season and capsizes his pass-game usage. Williams is an RB2/3.
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Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 95. Justin Herbert QB - LAC (at LV)
Justin Herbert's 2023 season ended after 13 games due to a broken index finger on his throwing hand. Before the injury, he had been providing fantasy managers with low-end QB1 value. Herbert's yearly finishes in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks (six starts minimum): QB7, QB2, QB15, QB10. It would be nice if Herbert could get back to the production level of his first two years in the league. Over the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Herbert averaged 292.2 passing yards, 2.2 TD passes and 23.1 fantasy points per game. Over the last two seasons, he's averaged 262.4 passing yards, 1.5 TD passes and 17.7 fantasy points per game. Herbert has exceptional arm talent and rushing upside, but the Chargers will presumably be run-heavy with new head coach Jim Harbaugh in charge and offensive coordinator Greg Roman calling the plays, potentially capping Herbert's fantasy upside.
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Xavier Worthy Note
Xavier Worthy photo 96. Xavier Worthy WR - KC (at DEN)
Texas' Xavier Worthy has quickly made a name for himself with his standout speed and playmaking prowess. At 6 feet 1 inch and 172 pounds, Worthy distinguished himself early, notching 62 receptions for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns in his freshman year. He capped off his college career with over 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns in his junior year, securing a 30% career dominator rating-the second highest in his class-and the youngest breakout age at 18. His abilities have drawn comparisons to DeSean Jackson, both from Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and draft analyst Thor, underscoring his potential impact. Set to join the Chiefs as a 1st-rounder, Worthy is expected to compete for a significant role, particularly with the possibility of an expanded opportunity if teammate Rashee Rice faces a suspension.
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Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 97. Jake Ferguson TE - DAL (vs . WAS)
One of the best fantasy values at the TE position in 2023, Ferguson had an average draft position of TE25 in PPR leagues, according to FantasyPros ADP data, but finished TE9 in PPR scoring. A fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin in 2022, Ferguson emerged as a dependable target for QB Dak Prescott, finishing with 71 catches for 761 yards and five touchdowns. There might not be much more room for statistical improvement out of Ferguson, but he should once again be a prominent part of the Dallas passing attack in 2024.
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Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 98. Evan Engram TE - JAC (at IND)
After being considered a fantasy disappointment for the majority of his first five years in the league, Evan Engram has become one of the most productive pass catchers at the position. Engram finished TE6 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring in 2022, then finished TE2 last year (though it should be noted that three TEs finished less than 3 points behind Engram). With 114 catches in 2023, Engram shattered his previous single-season high by 41 receptions. He also had a career-high 963 receiving yards, though Engram averaged a career-low 8.4 yards per catch. As QB Trevor Lawrence's favorite security blanket, Engram had four games with double-digit reception totals in 2023 and eight games with seven or more receptions. Drops are seemingly always an issue for Engram, and he hasn't scored more than four touchdowns in a single season since he was a rookie in 2017. But Engram has become a high-quality fantasy asset and will be a good bet to once again return TE1 value in 2024.
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Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 99. Gus Edwards RB - LAC (at LV)
Gus Edwards arrives in Los Angeles with a two-year deal that is essentially a one-year contract, with the money falling off after 2024. Last season, Edwards was the RB32 in fantasy, with the strength of 13 total touchdowns (fourth-most). Edwards is an early down grinder who only managed a 2.8% target share last season, so all of his value will have to come via rushing. Edwards looks like a player on the decline in the rushing department after finishing 51st in juke rate, 39th in evaded tackles, and 45th in yards created per touch last season. With J.K. Dobbins and Kimani Vidal brought in as competition, Edwards could be on the outside looking with volume this season.
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Trevor Lawrence Note
Trevor Lawrence photo 100. Trevor Lawrence QB - JAC (at IND)
Fantasy managers were hoping to see Trevor Lawrence take a major step forward in 2023 after a promising 2022 season. Much of Lawrence's third NFL season was a disappointment in that regard, but a strong finish raises hopes for 2024. Over the first 10 weeks of the 2023 season, Lawrence was QB19 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks with at least four starts, averaging 235.6 passing yards and 1.0 TD passes per game. From Week 11 on, Lawrence was QB7 in fantasy points per game, averaging 270.9 passing yards and 1.7 TD passes a game. The former No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft was able to ramp up his production late in the year despite losing WR Christian Kirk to a core injury that kept him out of the last five games of the season. Lawrence has a fabulous toolkit that includes abundant arm talent and above-average rushing ability. Consistency is the missing ingredient, and maybe we'll finally get it from Lawrence in his fourth year in the league.
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Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 101. Devin Singletary RB - NYG (at PHI)
Devin Singletary steps in as the Giants' new lead back with some big shoes to fill with Saquon Barkley's departure. Last year, with the Texans, he proved again that he could be a solid starting tailback in the NFL as he stepped in during the middle of the season and stole the starting job away from Dameon Pierce in Houston. In Weeks 9-18, he averaged 19 touches and 86.6 total yards as the RB21 in fantasy points per game. Singletary continues to roll along as an efficient rusher. Last year, he was 19th in explosive run rate and 22nd in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). While the Giants aren't the sexiest landing spot, Singletary should flirt with RB2 production as the team's bellcow.
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Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 102. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Courtland Sutton's outlook for the upcoming season appears less promising, especially with a rookie QB in 12th overall pick Bo Nix. While Sutton saw a resurgence in touchdown production last year, accounting for a significant portion of his fantasy points, it's unlikely to repeat, projecting him in the 4-6 TD range. His target usage parallels Jerry Jeudy's, who has since been traded, solidifying Sutton's role as the team's top WR. Despite competition from Marvin Mims and rookie Troy Franklin, Sutton's consistent WR3 performance suggests a stable floor in fantasy.
2 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 103. Kirk Cousins QB - ATL (vs . CAR)
Kirk Cousins is being tasked with jump-starting a Falcons offense that struggled last season with Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke manning the QB position. Cousins was a consistent fantasy producer during his time in Minnesota, but he tore his Achilles on Oct. 29, and as he heads into his age-36 season, we probably shouldn't assume that he'll continue to provide low-end QB1 value. Before going on IR last season, Cousins was averaging 291.4 passing yards and 2.3 TD passes a game. For fantasy managers, drafting Cousins to be your starting quarterback would be risky, but once he's fully healthy, this proven veteran should at least be able to provide solid QB2 value.
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Jaylen Warren Note
Jaylen Warren photo 104. Jaylen Warren RB - PIT (vs . CIN)
Jaylen Warren was one of the most explosive and elusive backs in the NFL. This sounds like a hyperbolic statement I know, but it really isn't. Last season, he finished third in explosive run rate, first in missed tackles forced per attempt, and second in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If these numbers don't jump off the page, then I don't know what else to tell you. Oh wait, he was also 12th in yards per route run and fifth in targets per route run. Warren is a stud and outperformed Najee Harris in nearly every metric. While he finished as the RB29 in fantasy points per game, that doesn't tell the entire story. Warren was an RB2 or better in weekly scoring in 50% of his games. Warren will still have to split a backfield this season with Harris, but if you're betting on talent (which you should be), there aren't many better options to grab in drafts that have his type of upside if anything were to happen to Harris.
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Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 105. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI (vs . NYG)
By now, we have a pretty good handle on what sort of player Dallas Goedert is. He reliably puts up good reception and yardage totals, but he's not a prolific touchdown scorer, and he gets banged up quite a bit. Over his last five seasons, Goedert has averaged 4.1 catches and 48.6 receiving yards per game. But Goedert has never scored more than five touchdowns in a single season, and he's missed 14 games due to injury over the last four years. Goedert's efficiency numbers slipped in 2023. After averaging better than 10 yards per target in 2021 and 2022, he averaged 7.1 yards per target last season. he also averaged a career-low 10.0 yards per catch. Goedert's fantasy ceiling may be somewhat limited due to the presence of Eagles WRs A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, who give Philadelphia one of the best wide receiver combos in the league. Consider Goedert a low-end TE1 for 2024 fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Rome Odunze Note
Rome Odunze photo 106. Rome Odunze WR - CHI (at GB)
No one should question Odunze's talent. In his final season in college, Odunze ranked 18th in YPRR and 8th in PFF receiving grade. It is fair to wonder about his ability to earn targets in year one, as D.J. Moore and Keenan Allen will flank him. There are reasons to be hopeful for Odunze, though. Unlike Jaxon Smith-Njigba last year, Odunze can still have splash weeks this year because of his ability to stretch the field, as his 15.5 aDOT in 2023 attests, so he can maximize some lost volume with big plays. The volume of this passing attack could surprise us as well, though. In 2021-2023, under new Bears' offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, Seattle ranked seventh in neutral pace and ninth in neutral passing rate. If the passing volume shocks the world and/or Keenan Allen or D.J. Moore misses any time, Odunze could outplay his ADP.
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Jameson Williams Note
Jameson Williams photo 107. Jameson Williams WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Jameson Williams has faced challenges in his first two years in the NFL, including a torn ACL in his rookie season and a slow start due to a suspension in his second year. While he has displayed flashes of big-play potential, injuries and inconsistencies have hampered his progress. Heading into his third year, Williams is expected to take on a larger role in the Lions' offense with the WR2 position likely up for grabs. However, his limited target share and inconsistent performance in 2023 raise questions about his potential breakout. Williams may be overrated based on his draft capital, and he faces competition for targets in a crowded receiving corps in Detroit. Still, it's noteworthy that his HC has already labeled Jamo as the team's most improved player this offseason. Year 3 seems like it will be a career-best for the former Alabama product.
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Brock Bowers Note
Brock Bowers photo 108. Brock Bowers TE - LV (vs . LAC)
Widely considered one of the best TE prospects to enter the league in recent years, Brock Bowers went to the Raiders with the 13th overall pick of the NFL Draft. The 6-4, 230-pound Bowers had at least 56 catches and 714 receiving yards in all three of his seasons at the University of Georgia. He also scored 31 touchdowns in 40 collegiate games, including five rushing touchdowns. Bowers has good speed, terrific hands, and he's an absolute best after the catch. He lacks prototypical TE size, but Bowers plays bigger than he measures. Although the Raiders have one of the shakier QB situations in the league and have a target-hog receiver in Davante Adams, Bowers should nevertheless become fantasy-relevant right away because of his extraordinary athleticism and pass-catching ability.
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Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 109. Matthew Stafford QB - LAR (vs . SEA)
Coming up on his age-36 season, Matthew Stafford is in the twilight of his NFL career, but his performance in 2023 suggests that he still has gas left in the tank. Stafford averaged 264.3 passing yards, 1.6 TD passes and 16.9 fantasy points per game last season. He benefitted from the emergence of rookie WR Puka Nacua, and if Cooper Kupp can stay healthy, Stafford will have one of the better WR duos in the league. Stafford is interception-prone and has only slightly more mobility than the Statue of Liberty, but his talents as a passer should keep him fantasy-relevant in 2024.
2 weeks ago
Jonathon Brooks Note
Jonathon Brooks photo 110. Jonathon Brooks RB - CAR (at ATL)
Brooks lands in CAR with second-round NFL Draft capital in a wide-open backfield, with his toughest competition being Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders. Yes, he's recovering from an ACL tear, but as soon as he's ready to shoulder most of the load for this backfield, it should be his job. Brooks displayed a three-down skillset last year at Texas, ranking 21st in yards after contact per attempt and yards per route run while also finishing ninth in PFF elusive rating. Brooks could begin the season as an RB3/flex but finish it as a stretch run hero.
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Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 111. Austin Ekeler RB - WAS (at DAL)
Austin Ekeler's 2023 season was a letdown, no matter how you look at it. Ekeler suffered an ankle sprain in Week 1, which led to three games being missed and possibly muted production for the rest of the season. Once he returned from injury, he averaged 16.1 touches and 69.2 total yards as the RB28 in fantasy points per game. It was a dramatic fall from grace for a back that had not finished outside the top-nine running backs in fantasy since 2018 (RB28). Ekeler retained some of his pass game prowess as he ranked eighth in target share and 19th in yards per route run (among 60 qualifying backs per Fantasy Points Data), but his rushing skills fell apart. Among 49 qualifying backs, Ekeler ranked 38th in yards after contact per attempt and 46th in missed tackles forced per attempt. Landing in Washington with Anthony Lynn was one of the better-case scenarios this offseason. He likely forms a frustrating committee with Brian Robinson in an Antonio Gibson-plus role for Washington.
2 weeks ago
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Note
Jaxon Smith-Njigba photo 112. Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR - SEA (at LAR)
Smith-Njigba's usage last year was comical. The team neutered him into a low aDOT player when he has the skills to be so much more. When he was aligned outside, he flashed the talent that had plenty of Fantasy GMs drafting him aggressively last year. Among 81 qualifying wide receivers last season, when he was running routes on the perimeter, Smith-Njigba ranked 15th in YPRR and fourth in TPRR. Among 61 qualifying receivers with at least 40 perimeter targets, he also ranked 14th in FD/RR. With a new head coach and offensive coordinator to revamp this offense and a retooled offensive line, Smith-Njigba should flourish in his sophomore season.
2 weeks ago
Tyjae Spears Note
Tyjae Spears photo 113. Tyjae Spears RB - TEN (vs . HOU)
RIP Tyjae Spears RB1 szn. It was fun while it lasted, but Tony Pollard's arrival has kiboshed that. That doesn't mean Tyjae Spears can't be 2021 Tony Pollard to Tony Pollard in Tennessee. Spears operated as discount De'Von Achane last season, ranking fifth in explosive run rate and 14th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). He proved that he can be a three-down explosive play monster as well, ranking seventh in target share, 10th in TPRR, and 17th in YPRR. If the Titans trot out an offense with an above-average neutral rushing rate and Spears can continue his insane efficiency, he will remain a strong RB3 who could finish as a low-end RB2 if this offense surprises people.
2 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 114. Dalton Schultz TE - HOU (at TEN)
Dalton Schultz hasn't been able to recapture the glory of his 2021 season, when he had a career-high 808 yards and eight touchdowns to finish as the fantasy TE3, but he's been a decent fantasy performer over the last two years. Schultz had 57-577-5 in 2022 and 59-635-5 in 2023, finishing TE10 and TE11 in PPR fantasy scoring in those two seasons. Schultz re-signed with the Texans in the offseason, so he'll continue to play with impressive young QB C.J. Stroud. The problem is that Houston traded for WR Stefon Diggs in the offseason, so Schultz will likely be No. 4 in the target pecking order behind Diggs, Nico Collins and Tank Dell, limiting his top-end fantasy potential.
2 weeks ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 115. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA (at LAR)
Tyler Lockett faced inconsistency throughout the season, finishing 43rd in points per game and WR33 overall, despite a solid 22% target share and over 1,300 air yards. It was his first time outside the top 30 WRs since 2017, failing to match or exceed D.K. Metcalf's fantasy production. With concerns about his age and declining performance, coupled with competition from emerging talents like Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Lockett's fantasy value is on a downward trend entering his age-32 season.
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Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 116. Aaron Rodgers QB - NYJ (vs . MIA)
The Jets traded for Aaron Rodgers in 2023 in the hopes that he'd be the solution to their QB problems. Those hopes were dashed on Rodgers' fourth offensive snap with his new team, as he tore his Achilles when he was sacked by the Bills' Leonard Floyd. Rodgers will eventually be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but will he still be able to play at something close to a Hall-of-Fame level this season at age 40? Rodgers experienced some statistical slippage in his final season with the Packers in 2022, and now he's coming off a major injury. Two other reasons for concern about Rodgers 2024 fantasy output: (1) The Jets are likely to play at a slow offensive pace under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, as was the case when Rodgers and Hackett were paired together in Green Bay, and (2) the Jets have a terrific defense, so Rodgers probably isn't going to be involved in a lot of high-scoring shootouts. Don't overpay for the brand name.
2 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 117. Ezekiel Elliott RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Elliott heads back to Dallas after a one-year stint with the Patriots. Last season should have fully proven that Elliott's tires are flat. Among 49 qualifying backs, he ranked 45th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 43rd in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Elliott will mix in with Rico Dowdle to form an uninspiring committee in Dallas. Elliott is a touchdown-dependant flex/RB4.
2 weeks ago
Trey Benson Note
Trey Benson photo 118. Trey Benson RB - ARI (vs . SF)
Benson will have to contend with a still-spry James Conner for touches all season. Yes, Conner hasn't played more than 13 games in a season over the last two years, so Benson could get some run as the team's starter in 2024. It's impossible to project that with the uncertainty of injuries, but it has to be mentioned. Even in a 1B role to Conner, Benson could make some noise with big plays. Over the last two collegiate seasons, Benson has ranked 10th and third in breakaway percentage and 42nd and first in elusive rating (per PFF). With an offense that ranked fourth in neutral script rushing rate last year, there should be enough rushing volume weekly for Benson to have flex viability. He's a priority handcuff this season with some standalone value.
2 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 119. Mike Williams WR - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Mike Williams was signed to a one-year deal worth $15 million by Gang Green, but he's going to be 30 years old in October, coming off a Week 3 torn ACL.
FWIW, Big Mike was extremely productive before he got hurt. The former Chargers WR ranked as WR15 overall and WR17 in points per game. Williams can at least slide in as the immediate No. 2 WR behind Garrett Wilson in an offense that will likely get improved QB play from Aaron Rodgers.
2 weeks ago
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 120. Pat Freiermuth TE - PIT (vs . CIN)
After averaging 9.5 and 9.9 PPF fantasy points per game in his first two seasons in the league, Pat Freiermuth averaged only 6.4 PPR points per game in 2023, as he was thwarted by uneven QB play and a hamstring injury that cost him five games. Freiermuth had seven TD catches as a rookie in 2021. He only scored two touchdowns in 2022 but ramped up his yardage, finishing with 63 receptions for 732 yards. Freiermuth is adept at working the middle of the field, has dependable hands and is tough to bring down after the catch. A nine-catch, 120-yard performance vs. the Bengals in late November showed what Freiermuth is capable of. The Steelers aren't exactly loaded at the WR position, so Freiermuth should see enough targets in 2024 to give him a chance at low-end TE1 fantasy value.
2 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 121. Deshaun Watson QB - CLE (at BAL)
Will we ever again see the early-career version of Deshaun Watson -- the one who was a top-five fantasy quarterback in each of his first three full seasons as an NFL starter? Watson has struggled to recapture the magic of his run with the Texans from 2018 to 2020. He was understandably rusty when he made his Browns debut late in the 2022 season after serving an 11-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. Watson wasn't significantly better in six 2023 starts for the Browns before a shoulder injury ended his season. In each of his two abbreviated seasons with Cleveland, Watson has averaged 15.1 fantasy points per game. He's completed 59.8% of his passes over the last two years and has averaged 6.5 yards per attempt. Watson turns 29 at the beginning of the 2024 season, and it's seeming less and less likely that he'll ever recapture the electrifying form he showed when he first burst onto the NFL scene. Approach with caution.
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Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 122. Jakobi Meyers WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Jakobi Meyers showcased his talent with an impressive debut season for the Raiders, notably scoring 8 receiving TD on a 21% target share. However, his TD rate in 2023 may be unsustainable moving forward, suggesting potential regression. Despite his scoring prowess, Meyers managed a solid fantasy output, averaging 11.4 points per game and ranking 25th among WRs. His consistency, especially with a rookie in Aidan O'Connell at quarterback, underscores his reliability as a fantasy WR3 option.
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Jerome Ford Note
Jerome Ford photo 123. Jerome Ford RB - CLE (at BAL)
Jerome Ford could be the Brown's starting tailback again this season. Nick Chubb's health remains up in the air. While the early returns have been encouraging for his recovery, he isn't guaranteed to play in the early parts of the season or at all in 2024. Last season, in Weeks 3-17, when Ford was the starter, he averaged 14.9 touches and 66.6 total yards as the RB20 in fantasy. Ford played well, ranking 13th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 16th in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). If he is the team's starter again this season, he should be considered an RB2 with upside. He could see even more work this season if he can hold off D'Onta Foreman on early downs and Nyheim Hines for the pass game work.
2 weeks ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 124. Cole Kmet TE - CHI (at GB)
Credit Cole Kmet for defying the limitations of the Bears' low-octane passing attack. Over the last three seasons, Chicago has finished 25th, 32nd and 28th in passing yardage, but Kmet has finished with 612. 544 and 719 receiving yards in those three seasons. He had a career-high 73 catches last year and scored six touchdowns, finishing TE8 in PPR fantasy scoring. The Bears spent the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on QB Caleb Williams, so the Chicago passing game should have some added juice in 2024. The problem is that the Bears now have a WR trio of D.J. Moore, Keenan Allen and Rome Odunze, so Kmet faces stuff target competition that could cap his fantasy upside. Consider him a high-end to midrange TE2.
2 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 125. T.J. Hockenson TE - MIN (at DET)
T.J. Hockenson would have been drafted as a top-six tight end in the vast majority of 2024 fantasy leagues if he hadn't torn his ACL and MCL on Dec. 24, putting his early-season availability for the new season in doubt. It's possible that the recovery from multiple ligament tears will keep Hockenson out until around midseason, and that he won't be his typically impactful self immediately upon his return. A healthy Hockenson is a fantasy difference-maker. He had 86 catches for 914 yards and six touchdowns in 2022, good for a TE2 finish in PPR fantasy scoring behind only Travis Kelce. Hockenson was having an even better season in 2023, with 95 catches for 960 yards and five touchdowns before the injury. Monitor the reports on Hockenson's recovery throughout the offseason, and resist the temptation to overspend on a player trying to come back from major knee surgery.
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Ladd McConkey Note
Ladd McConkey photo 126. Ladd McConkey WR - LAC (at LV)
McConkey could become the Bolts' WR1 in short order. McConkey has a clear path to volume this year, with only Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston pushing him weekly. Is the passing volume in a Greg Roman offense a concern? Absolutely, but that's why his ADP is this low. During Roman's final four seasons with Baltimore, his offenses averaged 496 passing attempts. If McConkey can earn at least a 21% target share, then we're talking 102 targets, which might not sound like much, but that would have been tied for 32nd among wide receivers last season. There's plenty of upside for McConkey to earn an even larger slice of the target pie in 2024, considering the other pass catchers that are running opposite him and his inherent talent level. Last year at Georgia, McConkey was in the 98th percentile in receiving grade and receiving grade versus single coverage. He was also in the 91st percentile or higher in separation percentage and YPRR. If the Bolts' throw even more than I'm projecting, McConkey could be one of the best values of the fantasy draft season.
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Chase Brown Note
Chase Brown photo 127. Chase Brown RB - CIN (at PIT)
Chase Brown remains a high-end handcuff bet for 2024 that could offer some stand-alone value if he can eat into Zach Moss's workload. Brown was impressive on a per-touch basis last season, although the sample size is pretty limited (44 carries). Among 77 backs with at least 40 carries, Brown ranked 12th in yards after contact per attempt and 16th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Brown is a player to get exposure with during draft season because the upside is there for him to outkick his ADP.
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Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 128. Baker Mayfield QB - TB (vs . NO)
Baker Mayfield looked rejuvenated in 2023, throwing for a career-high 4,044 yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first season as the Buccaneers' starting quarterback. Mayfield finished QB10 in total fantasy scoring, though he was only QB18 in fantasy points per game among quarterbacks who played at least five games. The six-year veteran seemed to benefit from the tutelage of noted QB whisperer Dave Canales, who served as the Bucs' offensive coordinator last season. But Canales was named the Panthers' head coach in the offseason, and Mayfield will be working with a new offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, who was the offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky last year. Mayfield lacks QB1 upside for fantasy but profiles as a competent QB2 and a reasonable option in superflex leagues.
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Zach Charbonnet Note
Zach Charbonnet photo 129. Zach Charbonnet RB - SEA (at LAR)
Zach Charbonnet played a complementary role in Seattle for most of his rookie season. Overall, he finished as the RB48 in fantasy points per game with 141 touches and 671 total yards. In the three games that he played at least 61% of the snaps, he averaged 19.7 touches and 75.3 total yards, with two top-18 running back finishes (RB18, RB13). Charbonnet did prove that he could carry the mail last year and surprised many with his top-20 rankings in explosive run rate (20th) and yards after contact per attempt (11th, per Fantasy Points Data). Charbonnet could eat into Kenneth Walker's work more in 2024, but he's likely best viewed as a high-end handcuff with some stand-alone flex value.
2 weeks ago
Brian Thomas Jr. Note
Brian Thomas Jr. photo 130. Brian Thomas Jr. WR - JAC (at IND)
Brian Thomas Jr. emerged as a force in his junior year at LSU, boasting a 33% dominator rating and leading the FBS with 17 touchdowns. Standing at 6'4" and 205 lbs, he possesses the size and speed of a boundary X-receiver, evidenced by his impressive college production. Despite not being the primary target, Thomas still earned a 24% dominator rating, competing for catches with fellow standout Malik Nabers. Drafted by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, Thomas has the opportunity to absorb a significant portion of targets left by departing players, potentially exceeding 100 targets. While he offers high-end splash week potential, his weekly consistency may vary due to Jacksonville's diverse offensive weapons.
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Blake Corum Note
Blake Corum photo 131. Blake Corum RB - LAR (vs . SEA)
I have my worries about Corum, but the Rams investing third-round draft capital in him was interesting. Corum's yards after contact per attempt, breakaway percentage, and elusive ratings fell in each of his final three collegiate seasons (per PFF). That's not exactly the trend line that you want to have entering the NFL, but the Rams' third-round investment in the Michigan product is a decent vote of confidence that Corum can possibly get back to his 2021 form (24th in yards after contact per attempt per PFF). I doubt Corum is taking passing down snaps away from Kyren Williams, but he could help spell him on early downs and salt away the clock late in games. Corum is a high-end handcuff only right now.
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Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 132. Brandin Cooks WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Brandin Cooks ended the season as the WR45 in points per game (9.1) and WR36 overall. After his sluggish start, Cooks was unlocked from Week 6 onward as we saw the Dallas offense start to click. WR22 overall and WR28 in points per game (11.2). He will be 31 in September.
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Romeo Doubs Note
Romeo Doubs photo 133. Romeo Doubs WR - GB (vs . CHI)
Romeo Doubs showcased improvement in his 2nd season, becoming a consistent target in their passing game. With 69 receptions on 105 targets for 908 yards and 9 touchdowns, he proved to be a valuable asset, particularly in the red zone. However, Doubs fell short of maximizing his potential within the offense, scoring fewer points than his expected output, creating doubt about his 2024 ceiling. Despite this, his performance solidified him as a reliable WR4 option in fantasy leagues.
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Geno Smith Note
Geno Smith photo 134. Geno Smith QB - SEA (at LAR)
After a triumphant 2022 season in which he threw for 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns, completing an NFL-high 69.8% of his passes, Geno Smith floated back down to earth in 2023. Despite working with the WR trio of D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Smith finished QB25 in fantasy scoring last year, averaging 15.3 fantasy points per game. So ... will the real Geno Smith please stand up? With Seattle's ample pass-catching weaponry, a return to the heights of 2022 is certainly possible for Smith. But the 33-year-old Smith has only had one good NFL season, so it's not inconceivable that he could play his way out of a starting job.
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Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 135. Chuba Hubbard RB - CAR (at ATL)
Chuba Hubbard stole the lead back job in Carolina from Miles Sanders last year. Maybe injuries helped pave the way, but Hubbard proved the entire season that he was the better player on a per-touch basis. Hubbard rolled up the volume as Carolina's guy. In Weeks 6-18, as the RB24 in fantasy points per game, he averaged 19.2 touches and 77.7 total yards. His efficiency stats don't paint a pretty picture, as he was 30th in explosive run rate, 32nd in missed tackles forced per attempt, and 31st in yards after contact per attempt last season (per Fantasy Points Data). Look for Hubbard and Miles Sanders to play part-time roles this season until Jonathon Brooks is up to speed. Once that happens, Hubbard will be a weekly zero.
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Keon Coleman Note
Keon Coleman photo 136. Keon Coleman WR - BUF (at NE)
Keon Coleman, a second-round pick for the Buffalo Bills, boasts impressive physical attributes at 6'4" and 215 lbs, fitting the mold of an outside X-receiver. His collegiate career showcased consistent improvement, highlighted by a notable junior year at Florida State with 50 receptions, 658 yards, and 11 touchdowns. Despite his youth, Coleman demonstrated dominance, outperforming future NFL prospect Jayden Reed in key metrics. With the Bills, he enters a favorable situation with a talented quarterback and opportunities to rise in the depth chart, setting the stage for a promising start to his NFL journey.
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Gabe Davis Note
Gabe Davis photo 137. Gabe Davis WR - JAC (at IND)
Gabe Davis's move to the Jaguars offers him a fresh start after a mixed performance with the Bills in 2023. While he showcased his big-play ability with 7 touchdowns and 1,200 air yards, his inconsistency, including four catchless games in his last eight appearances, raises concerns. In Jacksonville, Davis could see an uptick in targets following the departures of Zay Jones and Calvin Ridley, but his boom-or-bust nature may persist. With Trevor Lawrence leading the offense and competition from established pass-catchers and rookie Brian Thomas Jr., Davis's fantasy outlook remains uncertain, making him a better fit for best ball formats where his spiked weeks could still offer value.
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Rashid Shaheed Note
Rashid Shaheed photo 138. Rashid Shaheed WR - NO (at TB)
Rashid Shaheed enjoyed a solid 2nd season, as a boom-or-bust option. He totaled over 1,000 air yards on just 75 targets (14% target share). Shaheed excelled in making big plays, as seen in his 31 catches of over 20 yards (14th). He scored 132.6 fantasy points, averaging 8.3 points per game. Shaheed was ranked 49th among wide receivers in points per game.
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Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 139. Curtis Samuel WR - BUF (at NE)
Curtis Samuel's 2023 season with the Washington Commanders was underwhelming, finishing as the WR44 overall and averaging 7.9 fantasy points per game. His performance was consistent with his career trend of sporadic production due to injuries. While his receiving stats mirrored his 2020 campaign, he saw limited usage as a rusher. Entering his age 28 season, Samuel has yet to break into WR2 territory in fantasy, typically settling as a WR4 option. However, with a reunion with his former OC Joe Brady in Buffalo, who utilized him effectively from the slot in Carolina, Samuel holds sleeper potential in the Bills offense, especially with changes to their receiving corps.
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Will Levis Note
Will Levis photo 140. Will Levis QB - TEN (vs . HOU)
Will Levis quickened the pulses of fantasy football managers when he threw four TD passes against the Falcons in his first NFL start. But after those Levis pyrotechnics in Week 8, the rookie QB couldn't get much cooking for the rest of the season, throwing only four TD passes over his next eight starts. It's hard to tell what to make of Levis for 2024. The book on him coming out of college was that he had the Josh Allen starter kit (rocket arm, good mobility) but was far from a finished product. The good news is that the Titans seem committed to their young quarterback. They signed free-agent WR Calvin Ridley to a four-year, $92 million deal, giving Levis a veteran WR duo of Ridley and DeAndre Hopkins. Tennessee also signed veteran slot receiver Tyler Boyd and made investments in a leaky offensive line. Levis is probably going to encounter rough patches in his first full season as a starter, but a dramatically upgraded supporting cast gives him a fighting chance to be a pleasant fantasy surprise.
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Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 141. Jerry Jeudy WR - CLE (at BAL)
Jerry Jeudy secured 54 receptions for 758 receiving yards in the 2023 season with the Broncos. Despite his yardage production, Jeudy struggled to find the end zone, recording only two touchdowns throughout the year. His fantasy performance landed him as the WR50 overall, emphasizing the need for improved quarterback play in his first season with the Browns to elevate his fantasy value beyond the WR3 tier. Based on the contract Jeudy signed - 3-years and $52.5 million - it's his job to lose as the WR2 versus Elijah Moore.
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Luke Musgrave Note
Luke Musgrave photo 142. Luke Musgrave TE - GB (vs . CHI)
Rangy and athletic, Luke Musgrave has the tools to become one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the league. A second-round draft pick out of Oregon State, Musgrave produced modest rookie-year numbers: 34 catches for 352 yards and one touchdown. But Musgrave missed six games with a lacerated kidney and was averaging a respectable 7.3 PPR fantasy points per game before he got hurt. Musgrave gets to play with QB Jordan Love, a rising star. One concern, however, is that the Packers spent a third-round draft pick on another tight end last year, Tucker Kraft, who also had some impressive flashes as a rookie. Musgrave profiles as a midrange TE2 for 2024 fantasy drafts, but he could come on fast.
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Tyler Allgeier Note
Tyler Allgeier photo 143. Tyler Allgeier RB - ATL (vs . CAR)
Allgeier is a talented rusher, but last season, he was the thorn in the side of every Bijan Robinson drafter as Arthur Smith's prized pupil. Allgeier surprised in his rookie season as the RB31 in fantasy, finishing with 226 touches and nearly 1,200 total yards. While Allgeier shocked people in 2023 with 37 red zone touches (24th) and 186 carries, he couldn't carry his rookie season efficiency into last year. Last season, among 49 qualifying backs, he ranked 45th in explosive run rate and 35th in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). With Smith out of town, Robinson will likely own this backfield in 2024, which leaves Allgeier as a handcuff only.
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Ty Chandler Note
Ty Chandler photo 144. Ty Chandler RB - MIN (at DET)
With Aaron Jones now in Minnesota, Ty Chandler will be a backup for the Vikings in 2024. In Weeks 15-18, he played at least 53% of the snaps in every game, averaging 15.3 touches and 81.8 total yards. Chandler topped 90 total yards once in that four-game span, and his per-touch efficiency was in the toilet overall. Among 49 qualifying backs, Chandler ranked 47th last season in missed tackles forced per attempt and yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Chandler had hope entering this offseason that he had hopefully done enough in 2023 to have a shot at the starter's role, but sadly, that isn't in the cards for next season.
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Kendre Miller Note
Kendre Miller photo 145. Kendre Miller RB - NO (at TB)
Injuries decimated Kendre Miller's rookie season. He was limited to only eight games played, and he crossed the 30% snap mark only three times. Miller posted interesting/borderline impressive per-touch numbers when he got opportunities, with a 24% missed tackle rate and 3.07 yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). We'll see how much work he can siphon off from Alvin Kamara this season, but don't be surprised if he can eat into his work and carve out a 40-50% snap role weekly. He does have to contend with Jamaal Williams as Kamara's understudy, so it's not a clear path to success. Miller is still an intriguing late-round pick/RB4 for 2024.
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Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 146. Antonio Gibson RB - NE (vs . BUF)
Gibson lands in New England on a three-year deal, which is essentially a puffed-up one-year deal. New England can get out of Gibson's contract after one season if he doesn't pan out as Rhamondre Stevenson's running mate this upcoming season. Last season, in a breather role, Gibson ranked first in missed tackles forced per attempt and eighth in yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Gibson has displayed explosive playmaking when utilized properly, as well as also demonstrating the ability to be a volume rusher when it has been called for. Gibson should work in tandem with Stevenson as the pass-catching component of this backfield, but if Stevenson falters out the gate, don't be surprised if Gibson takes over the lead role. Gibson is an interesting RB3 with upside in 2024.
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Jahan Dotson Note
Jahan Dotson photo 147. Jahan Dotson WR - WAS (at DAL)
Jahan Dotson's 2023 season was disappointing after a promising rookie campaign, characterized by inefficiency in a pass-heavy Commanders offense. However, Curtis Samuel's departure to the Bills opens up opportunities for Dotson to rebound in Year 3. Despite his struggles, Dotson showed flashes of potential in games where Samuel was absent or limited, posting strong numbers. With the Commanders' passing game relying heavily on volume over efficiency, Dotson, along with teammate Terry McLaurin, will depend on improved quarterback play from Jayden Daniels to elevate their fantasy value. Dotson's red-zone involvement in 2023 signals his potential for increased scoring opportunities with better quarterback performance.
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Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 148. Khalil Herbert RB - CHI (at GB)
Last season, the Bears could not decide who they wanted to be their lead back as it rotated weekly from Khalil Herbert to Roschon Johnson to D'Onta Foreman. With D'Andre Swift in Chicago now, Herbert returns to a backup role, which is saddening. Last year, Herbert proved once again that when given the opportunity, he is one of the better rushing talents in the NFL. Last season, he ranked 12th in explosive run rate and ninth in missed tackles forced per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). In the eight games he played at least 43% of the snaps last season, he averaged 14 touches and 77.8 total yards. Herbert is a high-end handcuff currently with only fringe flex value for 2024.
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Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 149. Hunter Henry TE - NE (vs . BUF)
Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 150. Rico Dowdle RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Dowdle will fight Ezekiel Elliott for work in Dallas this season. Dowdle has long been a fav player of mine. Last year, among 53 qualifying backs, he ranked 16th in yards after contact per attempt while also having the 23rd lowest stuff rate (per Fantasy Points Data). Could Dowdle be the next Alexander Mattison? It's possible, but I'm willing to make the bet that he surprises people in 2024. He's an RB3/4 who could easily post RB2 numbers if he runs away from Elliott with the job.
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Joshua Palmer Note
Joshua Palmer photo 151. Joshua Palmer WR - LAC (at LV)
Joshua Palmer emerged as a significant contributor for the Chargers last season, especially when Mike Williams and Keenan Allen were sidelined. His performance, particularly in games without Williams, showcased his potential, averaging 10.6 fantasy points per game. Even in the absence of both WRs and QB1 Justin Herbert, Palmer maintained a strong target share and production, averaging 11.5 points per game. While the Chargers are likely to draft a wide receiver, Palmer remains a solid in-house option.
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Khalil Shakir Note
Khalil Shakir photo 152. Khalil Shakir WR - BUF (at NE)
Khalil Shakir concluded his second season on a high note, shining in the absence of Gabe Davis with impressive performances. Over the last three games, he caught 16 of 17 targets for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns, showcasing his reliability and big-play ability. Shakir topped the NFL in catch rate (88%) and generated the highest passer rating (141.5), while leading the Bills in receiving EPA and ranking 16th overall in the league. Despite earning a larger role in the offense for 2024, he faces competition for targets from second-round rookie Keon Coleman and veteran slot WR Curtis Samuel.
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Josh Downs Note
Josh Downs photo 153. Josh Downs WR - IND (vs . JAC)
Josh Downs had a promising rookie season with the Colts, showcasing his skills with 68 receptions and 771 receiving yards. Despite his strong performance, Downs struggled to find the end zone, recording only two touchdowns. However, his production dipped after sustaining a knee injury, impacting his performance in the latter part of the season. Nonetheless, Downs displayed potential from Weeks 1-8, leading the Colts in yards per route run and maintaining a solid 19% target share.
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Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 154. Derek Carr QB - NO (at TB)
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 155. Juwan Johnson TE - NO (at TB)
Jaleel McLaughlin Note
Jaleel McLaughlin photo 156. Jaleel McLaughlin RB - DEN (vs . KC)
Fully expect me to be above consensus regarding Jaleel McLaughlin this season. Last year, he was electric with every touch he earned. Among all running backs with at least 50 rushing attempts or 20 targets, McLaughlin ranked 14th in explosive run rate, fifth in missed tackles forced per attempt, fourth in yards after contact per attempt, and fourth in yards per route run. Denver made it a point to get him involved in the passing game when he was on the field, as he also ranked first in targets per route run. McLaughlin could easily earn more opportunities this season, as Samaje Perine wasn't amazing last season, and Javonte Williams looked like a shadow of his former self. At this juncture, I'm not worried about Audric Estime and Blake Watson stealing any of McLaughlin's work this season. If McLaughlin earns Sean Payton's trust, he could be an RB3/4 that vaults into steady RB2 production.
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Baltimore Ravens Note
Baltimore Ravens photo 157. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL (vs . CLE)
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 158. Daniel Jones QB - NYG (at PHI)
Is it far-fetched to think that we might get a rebound from Daniel Jones in 2024 after his ugly, injury-shortened season in 2023? Optimists will note that Jones finished QB9 in fantasy points per game in 2022, fueled by 708 rushing yards and seven TD runs. They'll also point out that with the Giants spending the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft on Malik Nabers, Jones will have a true No. 1 receiver for the first time in his professional career. The pessimists will note that in the six games Jones played last year before getting hurt, he posted a dismal passer rating of 70.5, with two TD passes and six interceptions. They'll add that Daniels has averaged fewer than 7.0 yards per pass attempt in all five of his NFL seasons. The ceiling for Jones may be higher than some fantasy managers realize, but it's entirely possible that Jones will stumble early in the season and be replaced by Drew Lock.
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Roschon Johnson Note
Roschon Johnson photo 159. Roschon Johnson RB - CHI (at GB)
Roschon Johnson had a consistent role as a committee back in his rookie season, but he was never able to seize the backfield fully. In the three games he played at least 49% of the snaps, he did average 9.7 touches and 53.5 total yards while flashing upside in the passing game. Among 60 qualifying backs last year, he ranked 27th in yards per route run and 17th in targets per route run rate (per Fantasy Points Data). Sadly, though, Johnson's collegiate tackle-breaking prowess didn't translate to the NFL in year one as he finished outside the top 40 backs in explosive run rate (46th), missed tackles forced per attempt (49th), and yards after contact per attempt (42nd). Johnson is now buried as the RB3 on Chicago's depth chart and is only a late-round best-ball target at best.
2 weeks ago
San Francisco 49ers Note
San Francisco 49ers photo 160. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF (at ARI)
J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 161. J.K. Dobbins RB - LAC (at LV)
Dobbins has been snakebite over the last two years. First, it was the torn ACL that ended his 2022 season. Last year, in Week 1, Dobbins tore his Achilles. I would tread cautiously if you're looking to draft him in early redraft or best ball. Dobbins only carries a 50k dead cap hit if the team decides to move on from him.
2 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 162. Adam Thielen WR - CAR (at ATL)
Adam Thielen's 2023 season provided the full-body experience of an older veteran WR with zero competition for targets. He started out of the gates red hot, as the WR11 overall through 11 weeks, scoring fantasy points per game at a top-15 rate at 13.7. But alas the 33-year-old could not continue his production with shoddy QB play from his rookie QB. WR51 from Weeks 12-18. Woof. With 103 receptions (10th) on 137 targets (25% target share, 14th), Thielen racked up 1,014 receiving yards, averaging 9.8 yards per reception, and notched 4 touchdown receptions running the 5th-most routes in the NFL. He ended the season with a 10.6 points per game average, securing him as the 25th overall wide receiver in half-PPR scoring. WR31 per game. He's under contract until 2026 and will be entering the offseason as the Panthers' No. 1 WR until they add more WRs in the draft/free agency - the latter of which will likely happen based on the Panthers' interest before this past year's trade deadline.
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MarShawn Lloyd Note
MarShawn Lloyd photo 163. MarShawn Lloyd RB - GB (vs . CHI)
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably already aware that MarShawn Lloyd was one of my man crushes throughout the NFL Draft cycle. While his landing spot has turned many off, I'm not fazed. Will Josh Jacobs be heavily involved weekly? Sure, but that doesn't mean that Lloyd is a zero or change-of-pace option only. Lloyd crushed every part of the predraft process after jumping off the stat sheet during his final two collegiate seasons. In each of those two years, he finished in the top 20 in yards after contact per attempt, breakaway percentage, and PFF elusive rating. Lloyd will quickly be a major factor in this backfield, with his main competition for touches (Josh Jacobs) hoping for a bounceback year. Last year, Jacobs struggled mightily to break tackles and create big plays as he ranked (among 49 qualifying backs last season per Fantasy Points Data) 41st in explosive run rate, 37th in missed tackles forced per attempt, and 44th in yards after contact per attempt. Lloyd is an RB3/4 who can easily out-kick his ADP this season.
2 weeks ago
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 164. Taysom Hill QB,TE - NO (at TB)
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 165. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL (vs . WAS)
Marvin Mims Jr. Note
Marvin Mims Jr. photo 166. Marvin Mims Jr. WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Marvin Mims Jr., the second-year wideout for the Broncos, stands to benefit from the departure of Jerry Jeudy, which opens up more playing time and opportunities for him in the offense. Despite limited playing time in his rookie year, Mims showed flashes of potential, including a couple of impressive performances early in the season. However, his development was hindered by redundancy in roles with Jeudy and depth at the WR position. While there's optimism for Mims to step up in his 2nd season, the recent drafting of Troy Franklin with an overlapping skillset could potentially complicate his path to a significant role in the offense.
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Quentin Johnston Note
Quentin Johnston photo 167. Quentin Johnston WR - LAC (at LV)
Quentin Johnston's rookie season left much to be desired, with disappointing production. Despite the Chargers' offseason moves opening up opportunities, including the departure of key receivers, Johnston failed to capitalize on his chances. With Ladd McConkey drafted early, Johnston's future role in the offense becomes uncertain. While it may be premature to label him a bust after just one season, his lack of impact in Year 1 (61st among 63 qualifying WRs in yards per route run) raises red flags for his fantasy value moving forward.
2 weeks ago
Cade Otton Note
Cade Otton photo 168. Cade Otton TE - TB (vs . NO)
Adonai Mitchell Note
Adonai Mitchell photo 169. Adonai Mitchell WR - IND (vs . JAC)
Adonai Mitchell had a standout season with the Texas Longhorns, achieving a 32% dominator rating with 11 touchdowns from 55 receptions. Standing at 6'2" and weighing 205 pounds, his physique is well-suited for an outside receiver role. While he boasts the physical tools and deep threat potential akin to D.J. Chark Jr. or Alec Pierce, Mitchell enters a situation where he may play third fiddle behind Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs. This could limit his weekly fantasy production, although his knack for big plays makes him a worthy consideration in best-ball formats, offering occasional high-scoring outings.
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New York Jets Note
New York Jets photo 170. New York Jets DST - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 171. Elijah Mitchell RB - SF (at ARI)
Elijah Mitchell retains his backup/handcuff role in San Francisco for Christian McCaffrey. Mitchell struggled to stay healthy in the NFL, which continued in 2023. He was limited to 11 games played and 81 touches. Mitchell is a viable handcuff option in the later rounds of drafts again this season, but don't be surprised if Jordan Mason overtakes him as McCaffrey's backup. Mason was impressive with his limited work last season, with a 7.5% explosive run rate, a 23% missed tackle rate, and 2.95 yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Mitchell is a player to still get some exposure to in the later rounds of best ball and redraft formats.
2 weeks ago
J.J. McCarthy Note
J.J. McCarthy photo 172. J.J. McCarthy QB - MIN (at DET)
The Vikings have tabbed McCarthy as the successor to Kirk Cousins, trading up one spot to select the University of Michigan product with the No. 10 pick in the draft. McCarthy has a strong arm, good mobility and an impressive track record of success that includes a national championship last season and a 61-3 record as a starter since high school. McCarthy steps into a good situation, with Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison at wide receiver and T.J. Hockenson at tight end (though Hockenson sustained a major knee injury late last year). Rookie struggles may be inevitable, but McCarthy has a chance to provide QB2 fantasy value as a rookie.
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Bryce Young Note
Bryce Young photo 173. Bryce Young QB - CAR (at ATL)
Cleveland Browns Note
Cleveland Browns photo 174. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE (at BAL)
Dontayvion Wicks Note
Dontayvion Wicks photo 175. Dontayvion Wicks WR - GB (vs . CHI)
Dontayvion Wicks made significant contributions to the Packers' offense during Christian Watson's absence, showcasing his big-play ability and reliability as a target. With 39 receptions for 581 yards and 5 touchdowns, Wicks demonstrated his potential to be a valuable asset in the passing game. Despite being a fifth-round rookie, he ranked among the top rookies in yards per route run, hinting at his promising future in an offense led by Jordan Love. As a deep sleeper, Wicks has the opportunity to emerge as a key playmaker in the Packers' ascending offense.
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Michael Wilson Note
Michael Wilson photo 176. Michael Wilson WR - ARI (vs . SF)
The highlight of Week 18? Rookie Michael Wilson.
6 targets (21% target share) and 6 receptions for 95 yards. 68 air yards and 40% air yards share. The rookie posted a very under-the-radar campaign as a highly involved Cardinals WR. He ran a route on 80% of the dropbacks (35th among all WRs) which locks him into a full-time role in this offense next season, as long as he can fend off Zay Jones. Wilson also finished his season on a high note, averaging 15.5 points per game after his last two contests with Marquise Brown out.
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Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 177. Darnell Mooney WR - ATL (vs . CAR)
Darnell Mooney's potential as a FA steal in the upcoming season is evident despite a challenging and injury-marred previous campaign. His track record of commanding a significant target share of 27%, especially during his standout performances in 2021-2022, underscores his ability to thrive in an offense. With a clear path to the WR2 role in Atlanta's receiving corps, Mooney could emerge as a valuable asset, particularly in a case of an injury. Coupled with his impressive yards after the catch per reception, Mooney's presence adds depth and reliability to the upgraded Falcons' passing game.
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Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 178. Russell Wilson QB - PIT (vs . CIN)
Dameon Pierce Note
Dameon Pierce photo 179. Dameon Pierce RB - HOU (at TEN)
The expectations for Dameon Pierce to follow his stellar rookie season with a bang were palpable last summer. Sadly, that's now how Pierce's sophomore season panned out. In Weeks 1-8, he averaged 16.9 touches, producing only 58.7 total yards. He was running behind an offensive line that was beaten up and struggling in those first seven games as Houston ranked dead last in adjusted yards before contact per attempt (Weeks 9-18, 12th-best). Pierce sprained his ankle in Week 9, and when he returned from injury, he found himself replaced by Devin Singletary as the starter. With Joe Mixon in town, Pierce's hopes of reclaiming the starting role have essentially been snuffed out. He falls into middling handcuff status for 2024.
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Kansas City Chiefs Note
Kansas City Chiefs photo 180. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC (at DEN)
Ray Davis Note
Ray Davis photo 181. Ray Davis RB - BUF (at NE)
Davis should already be considered the favorite for the RB2 job with the Bills. James Cook will still lead this backfield and likely gobble up most (possibly all) of the passing game work. Davis has a three-down skillset, but his pass-game chops are not on the same level as Cook's. Expect him to ease the early down load for Cook with the upside to cut into his red zone volume some, but be mindful that the inside the five-yard line pie is smaller in Buffalo compared to some other teams, with Josh Allen always getting a decent share of the work. In his final collegiate season, Davis ranked 27th in yards after contact per attempt and 34th in breakaway rate (per PFF). Davis is a solid handcuff option that could offer flex value in a pinch.
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Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 182. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF (at NE)
Rashod Bateman Note
Rashod Bateman photo 183. Rashod Bateman WR - BAL (vs . CLE)
The Baltimore Ravens signed wide receiver Rashod Bateman to a 2-year contract through the 2026 season. Ravens OC Todd Monken says he's seen "tremendous growth" from WR Bateman and expects him to receive the ball a lot this season per Ryan Mink, Editorial Director for the Ravens.
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Ricky Pearsall Note
Ricky Pearsall photo 184. Ricky Pearsall WR - SF (at ARI)
Pearsall Jr. could easily get squeezed for playing time and volume in year one, but he's one injury or Deebo Samuel trade away from being an exquisite value. Pearsall Jr. became one of my favorite players during the NFL Draft cycle. His film was fantastic as he oozes high-end route running prowess with the athleticism to stretch the field. In his final season at Florida, he finished in the 89th percentile in receiving grade, the 91st percentile in receiving grade against single coverage, and the 90th percentile in separation percentage. Pearsall Jr. could be a player that is dropped to waivers by Week 4, but the upside is there for him to absolutely crush as well in his rookie season.
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Chigoziem Okonkwo Note
Chigoziem Okonkwo photo 185. Chigoziem Okonkwo TE - TEN (vs . HOU)
A trendy sleeper choice a year ago, Chigoziem Okonkwo turned in a mildly disappointing season in 2023, but he's an intriguing post-hype sleeper candidate for 2024. After a promising rookie season in which he had 32 receptions for 450 yards and three touchdowns, Okonkwo boosted his reception and yardage totals in 2023, with 54 catches for 528 yards. But Okonkwo scored only one touchdown last season, and he went from 14.1 yards per catch and 2.61 yards per route run in 2022 to 9.6 yards per catch and 1.31 yards per route run in 2023. If young Titans QB Will Levis endures growing pains, Okonkwo's breakout chances could suffer. On the other hand, the Titans don't have a great deal of firepower at the WR position, which boosts Okonkwo's target outlook. Consider Okonkwo a midrange TE2 for 2024 fantasy drafts.
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Pittsburgh Steelers Note
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 186. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT (vs . CIN)
Justin Tucker Note
Justin Tucker photo 187. Justin Tucker K - BAL (vs . CLE)
Miami Dolphins Note
Miami Dolphins photo 188. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA (at NYJ)
Jaylen Wright Note
Jaylen Wright photo 189. Jaylen Wright RB - MIA (at NYJ)
Wright got decent draft capital (fourth-round) in the NFL Draft, but he landed in a nightmare situation. Raheem Mostert is coming off arguably the best season of his career, and De'Von Achane is one of the league's most explosive rushers. Wright looks to be on the outside looking in for rushing volume right now, but it only takes one injury to change that. Mostert and Achane haven't exactly been pictures of health in the NFL. Wright is the perfect late-round high-upside draft pick to covet this year. The talented rookie, who ranked fifth in yards after contact per attempt and 13th in elusive rating (per PFF), is only one domino's fall away from consistent RB2/3 production this year.
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Isaiah Likely Note
Isaiah Likely photo 190. Isaiah Likely TE - BAL (vs . CLE)
DeMario Douglas Note
DeMario Douglas photo 191. DeMario Douglas WR - NE (vs . BUF)
Demario Douglas emerged as a surprise contributor for the Patriots in 2023, showcasing his playmaking ability despite failing to find the end zone. Leading the team with 561 receiving yards without a touchdown, he demonstrated consistent involvement in the passing game with an 18% target share. From Week 7 onwards, Douglas maintained a significant role, posting a 21% target share and earning praise for his performance. However, the Patriots' decision to draft two wide receivers this year introduces competition, potentially impacting Douglas's role in the offense moving forward.
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Xavier Legette Note
Xavier Legette photo 192. Xavier Legette WR - CAR (at ATL)
Xavier Legette, a standout receiver from South Carolina, showcased his skills with exceptional performances, notably in his super senior year. At 6'3" and 227 lbs, his size and athleticism make him ideal for an outside receiver role. With strong hands and the ability to secure catches in traffic, he's reliable even without relying on his body. Despite concerns about consistency as a one-year wonder entering the NFL at 23, his physical traits resemble players like D.K. Metcalf, hinting at his potential. Drafted in the first round by the Carolina Panthers, his success may hinge on how well he's utilized in their scheme under new HC Dave Canales.
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Brandon Aubrey Note
Brandon Aubrey photo 193. Brandon Aubrey K - DAL (vs . WAS)
Wan'Dale Robinson Note
Wan'Dale Robinson photo 194. Wan'Dale Robinson WR - NYG (at PHI)
New Orleans Saints Note
New Orleans Saints photo 195. New Orleans Saints DST - NO (at TB)
Tucker Kraft Note
Tucker Kraft photo 196. Tucker Kraft TE - GB (vs . CHI)
Harrison Butker Note
Harrison Butker photo 197. Harrison Butker K - KC (at DEN)
Elijah Moore Note
Elijah Moore photo 198. Elijah Moore WR - CLE (at BAL)
Jermaine Burton Note
Jermaine Burton photo 199. Jermaine Burton WR - CIN (at PIT)
Burton has a clear path to volume behind Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. He should be starting three wide sets from Day 1. Tyler Boyd has been a descending player for the last few seasons, and even as the team's third wheel, he drew between 83 and 98 targets per season. Burton could push for 100-plus in his rookie season. The passing volume should be there, as Cincinnati was third in neutral passing rate last year when Joe Burrow was healthy and looking like his usual self. Off-the-field issues are the only reason that Burton was available when the Bengals selected him in the NFL Draft. Based on talent alone, he should have been at least a second-round pick and could have honestly pushed for a first-round selection. In his final season at Alabama, Burton was in the 90th percentile against single coverage and 82nd percentile in YPRR. If Tee Higgins gets moved prior to Week 1 or holds out, Burton's stock will soar through the roof.
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Jason Sanders Note
Jason Sanders photo 200. Jason Sanders K - MIA (at NYJ)
Keaton Mitchell Note
Keaton Mitchell photo 201. Keaton Mitchell RB - BAL (vs . CLE)
We'll see when Keaton Mitchell is active this season after tearing his ACL in Week 14, but when he's ready to go, Mitchell should be the primary backup to Derrick Henry in Baltimore. Mitchell was impressive in his rookie season. Among 71 qualifying backs, he buried the competition ranking first in explosive run rate, missed tackles forced per attempt, and yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Mitchell could have some stand-alone flex appeal working alongside Henry this season, but it likely won't be a consistent stream of fantasy points.
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Ja'Lynn Polk Note
Ja'Lynn Polk photo 202. Ja'Lynn Polk WR - NE (vs . BUF)
After overcoming an injury in his sophomore year, Ja'Lynn Polk delivered a stellar senior season with 69 receptions for 1,159 yards and nine touchdowns. Known for his quickness, strong hands, and excellent body control, Polk consistently makes difficult catches in traffic, showcasing his well-rounded skills. Drawing comparisons to NFL players like Mohamed Sanu, Tyler Boyd, and Joshua Palmer, Polk is considered a safe, reliable receiver. Selected in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft by the Patriots, he is poised to become a dependable part of their passing game.
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AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 203. AJ Dillon RB - GB (vs . CHI)
The Packers initially brought back A.J. Dillon to back up Josh Jacobs. Sadly, with the team drafting MarShawn Lloyd, Dillon's fantasy value has turned to dust. Last year, he was only 48th in yards per touch, 51st in breakaway run rate, and 54th in juke rate. He had four games last year in which he played at least 60% of the snaps; only once did he surpass 80 total yards, and he finished outside the top 30 running backs twice in weekly scoring (RB33, RB69). Dillon is an avoid in drafts and don't be shocked if he gets cut in camp before Week 1.
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Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 204. Alexander Mattison RB - LV (vs . LAC)
Philadelphia Eagles Note
Philadelphia Eagles photo 205. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI (vs . NYG)
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 206. Tyler Conklin TE - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Ben Sinnott Note
Ben Sinnott photo 207. Ben Sinnott TE - WAS (at DAL)
In deeper leagues or leagues with premiums on tight ends, Sinnott is a strong late-round pick. Yes, if you're combing through this article looking for Jahan Dotson's name, you won't find it. After two massively disappointing campaigns, Dotson has given little reason to hope for a third-year breakout, which is why I'm mentioning Sinnott and, subsequently, Luke McCaffrey next. This offense has the potential to surprise people in 2024. If that does happen, not only could Terry McLaurin and Brian Robinson pop among skill players, but Jayden Daniels is likely taking another player along for the ride. The fossilized remains of Zach Ertz are all that stand between Sinnott and a banner rookie season. Sinnott checks all the boxes that I look for with a tight end with massive upside. He's an electric athlete (9.7 RAS) and a widely underrated receiving threat. In 2023, he was ninth in YPRR and receiving grade while also checking in at fourth in missed tackles forced. If there's a rookie tight end that could pop in year one not named Brock Bowers, it's Sinnott.
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Tyler Bass Note
Tyler Bass photo 208. Tyler Bass K - BUF (at NE)
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 209. Houston Texans DST - HOU (at TEN)
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 210. D'Onta Foreman RB - CLE (at BAL)
Jake Elliott Note
Jake Elliott photo 211. Jake Elliott K - PHI (vs . NYG)
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 212. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU (at TEN)
Jake Moody Note
Jake Moody photo 213. Jake Moody K - SF (at ARI)
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 214. Miles Sanders RB - CAR (at ATL)
Younghoe Koo Note
Younghoe Koo photo 215. Younghoe Koo K - ATL (vs . CAR)
Roman Wilson Note
Roman Wilson photo 216. Roman Wilson WR - PIT (vs . CIN)
Roman Wilson showed promise with 48 receptions for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns in his standout senior year at Michigan (37% dominator, 6th-highest in the class). However, concerns arise due to his late breakout age at 22 and limited overall production. With the Steelers likely maintaining a run-heavy offense under OC Arthur Smith and Wilson's role as a deep threat in college, the 2024 third-round draft pick's fantasy impact could be limited despite Pittsburgh's history of success with mid-round WR selections.
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Jalin Hyatt Note
Jalin Hyatt photo 217. Jalin Hyatt WR - NYG (at PHI)
Troy Franklin Note
Troy Franklin photo 218. Troy Franklin WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Troy Franklin capped his junior year at Oregon with nearly 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, showcasing his deep-threat capabilities with a 29% dominator rating. Despite concerns about his slender frame at 6-foot-3 and 183 lbs, his rumored 4.35-second 40-yard dash underscores his potential as a top-tier receiver and early breakout age. Drafted early in Round 4 by the Broncos after a disappointing combine, Franklin finds a favorable situation under Sean Payton, who has a history of trading up for wide receivers. Positioned to play the "Z" role previously held by Jerry Jeudy, Franklin's existing chemistry with Broncos QB Bo Nix, his former college teammate, could enhance his opportunity to make an immediate impact.
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Bucky Irving Note
Bucky Irving photo 219. Bucky Irving RB - TB (vs . NO)
Irving becomes a Tampa Bay Buccaneer with mildly surprising fourth-round draft capital, considering his meh-level athletic testing (2.22 RAS). Irving should face some resistance from Chase Edmonds to become the direct backup to the team's workhorse in Rachaad White. If Irving can win the RB2 job, he should be on the handcuff radar. Last year, he ranked 17th in yards after contact per attempt and eighth in elusive rating (per PFF).
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Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 220. Darius Slayton WR - NYG (at PHI)
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 221. Kenneth Gainwell RB - PHI (vs . NYG)
Evan McPherson Note
Evan McPherson photo 222. Evan McPherson K - CIN (at PIT)
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 223. Chicago Bears DST - CHI (at GB)
Braelon Allen Note
Braelon Allen photo 224. Braelon Allen RB - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Michael Mayer Note
Michael Mayer photo 225. Michael Mayer TE - LV (vs . LAC)
Michael Mayer had a somewhat disappointing rookie season for the Raiders, with 27 catches for 304 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games. He seemed like a candidate for a second-year breakout, but then the Raiders spent their first-round draft pick on mega-talented University of Georgia TE Brock Bowers, seemingly kneecapping Mayer's 2024 fantasy value. Mayer was wildly productive in college, with more than 800 receiving yards in his final two seasons at Notre Dame. Mayer averaged only 2.9 targets a game in 2023, and it's hard to imagine his weekly target counts significantly increasing when he has to share targets with Bowers and superstar WR Davante Adams.
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Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 226. Demarcus Robinson WR - LAR (vs . SEA)
It's like everyone is forgetting what Robinson did to close the 2023 season with Los Angeles. In Weeks 13-18, he went on a tear ranking (among 109 qualifying receivers), 36th in YPRR, 28th in FD/RR, and 26th in fantasy points per route run. In those six weeks, Robinson was the WR31 in fantasy points per game. Robinson is the perfect veteran receiver to pair with a high-upside rookie late. Robinson could be a strong weekly flex play from the outset before relinquishing his fantasy lineup duties mid-season to a stretch run rookie hammer.
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Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 227. Noah Fant TE - SEA (at LAR)
Drake Maye Note
Drake Maye photo 228. Drake Maye QB - NE (vs . BUF)
Javon Baker Note
Javon Baker photo 229. Javon Baker WR - NE (vs . BUF)
Javon Baker's path to the NFL took a significant turn when he transferred from Alabama to UCF, where he excelled with impressive dominator ratings in his final two seasons. Standing at 6-foot-1 and 202 pounds, Baker's skill set as a big-play threat was evident, highlighted by his high average yards per reception and yards after catch ability. Often compared to DeVonta Smith, Baker brings added size and route-running prowess to the table. Drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round, he joins a team with a relatively thin receiver depth chart, offering him ample opportunity to shine. Despite being chosen after Ja'Lynn Polk, Baker's consistent ability to make plays downfield suggests a high ceiling and the potential to emerge as a key figure in New England's passing game.
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 230. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB - KC (at DEN)
Cameron Dicker Note
Cameron Dicker photo 231. Cameron Dicker K - LAC (at LV)
Kimani Vidal Note
Kimani Vidal photo 232. Kimani Vidal RB - LAC (at LV)
Vidal might have tumbled down the NFL draft board, but don't make the mistake of assuming that he lacks the talent profile to take over the Bolts' backfield. His competition (Gus Edwards & J.K. Dobbins) isn't exactly overwhelming. Last year, Vidal ranked 21st in PFF's elusive rating while proving that he can handle volume with at least 23 carries in 57% of his games. With Greg Roman at the controls, there will be plenty of rushing volume to chew on, so even if he doesn't claim the workhorse role. From 2019-2022 with Baltimore, Roman coordinated an offense that ranked first in neutral rushing rate. Vidal could be a flex play in Week 1 with the upside to grow into more (RB2) as the season moves along.
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Audric Estime Note
Audric Estime photo 233. Audric Estime RB - DEN (vs . KC)
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 234. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN (at DET)
Tank Bigsby Note
Tank Bigsby photo 235. Tank Bigsby RB - JAC (at IND)
Malachi Corley Note
Malachi Corley photo 236. Malachi Corley WR - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Malachi Corley demonstrated consistent productivity at Western Kentucky, particularly excelling in creating yards after the catch. Despite his smaller stature, his thick frame allowed him to navigate through defenses effectively. However, concerns arise regarding his play style being more akin to a running back than a traditional receiver. Coupled with doubts about the Jets' offensive creativity, Corley's potential may be limited in their system. Despite being a third-round pick, I'd exercise caution in investing in him for fantasy purposes.
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Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 237. Matt Gay K - IND (vs . JAC)
Treylon Burks Note
Treylon Burks photo 238. Treylon Burks WR - TEN (vs . HOU)
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 239. Kendrick Bourne WR - NE (vs . BUF)
The Patriots re-signed Kendrick Bourne to a 3-year, $19.5 million contract. He will be 29 years old in 2024, coming off a Week 8 torn ACL injury. Before his injury, Bourne was the fantasy WR28 averaging 10.2 points per game in half-PPR (38th). Led the Patriots with a 19.4% target share with a 28% air yards share. He will likely be in the starter's chair until a rookie or younger WR usurps him on the depth chart.
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Bo Nix Note
Bo Nix photo 240. Bo Nix QB - DEN (vs . KC)
The Broncos are hoping Nix can stabilize their QB situation after spending the No. 12 overall draft pick on the Oregon quarterback in April. As a five-year college starter, Nix enters the NFL with a wealth of playing experience, having made 61 starts over three seasons at Auburn and two at Oregon. Nix completed 74.9% of his throws at Oregon the last two years, with 74 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. Nix is an accurate short passer but doesn't have a big arm. The hope for fantasy is that Nix can be a poor man's Drew Brees for Broncos head coach Sean Payton.
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Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 241. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - MIA (at NYJ)
Odell Beckham Jr.'s tenure with the Ravens in 2023 didn't meet expectations, but he showed flashes of his former self, particularly in the second half of the season. Despite turning 31, he maintained his ability as a deep threat, ranking highly in average depth of target and PFF receiving grade. His signing with the Dolphins on a one-year deal provides him with a fresh start and the opportunity to contribute in a potentially more favorable offensive environment. While he may not be the fantasy star he once was, he still holds value as a matchup-dependent option or in case of injuries to Miami's receiving corps.
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Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 242. Jamaal Williams RB - NO (at TB)
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 243. Tyler Boyd WR - TEN (vs . HOU)
Tyler Boyd had 67 receptions on 98 targets, totaling 667 receiving yards at an average of 10 yards per catch, with a long catch of 64 yards. Boyd found the end zone twice. Over 17 games, Boyd earned 112.3 fantasy points, averaging 6.6 points per game as the WR64 in points per game. He will likely be a nice depth piece for the Titans in 2024, and possibly provide some early in-season production as he turns 30 years old.
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Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 244. Mike Gesicki TE - CIN (at PIT)
Zay Jones Note
Zay Jones photo 245. Zay Jones WR - ARI (vs . SF)
Zay Jones' 2023 season was marred by injuries, limiting his impact to just 34 receptions for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns in 9 games. Despite the challenges, his performance in the final four games hinted at his potential when healthy, averaging 8 fantasy points and just south of 10 targets/game. His signing with the Arizona Cardinals after being released presents a fresh opportunity, and if he can maintain his health, he could become a valuable asset in their offense as No. 3 option.
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Rondale Moore Note
Rondale Moore photo 246. Rondale Moore WR - ATL (vs . CAR)
Dustin Hopkins Note
Dustin Hopkins photo 247. Dustin Hopkins K - CLE (at BAL)
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 248. Justice Hill RB - BAL (vs . CLE)
Justin Fields Note
Justin Fields photo 249. Justin Fields QB - PIT (vs . CIN)
Justin Fields is a dangerous dual-threat quarterback in fantasy football, but how much of a chance will he get to play in 2024? The Steelers acquired Fields from the Bears in a mid-March trade, giving up a sixth-round pick that could become a fourth-rounder depending on Fields' playing time this season. The modest compensation the Bears received -- particularly when there were other QB-needy teams that didn't make a play for Fields -- suggests that the league doesn't value the sack-prone young quarterback as much as fantasy managers may have. Fields now finds himself in the same QB room as Russell Wilson, whom the Steelers acquired earlier in the offseason, and early reports suggest that Wilson has the inside track to be the Week 1 starter. Fields has landed in QB1 range in fantasy points per game each of the last two seasons (6 starts minimum), finishing QB5 in FPPG in 2022 and QB12 in 2023. Fields' rushing production fell from 76.2 rushing yards per game and eight TD runs in 2022 to 50.5 rushing yards per game and four TD runs in 2023, but he averaged a career-high 197.1 passing yards per game last season.
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Indianapolis Colts Note
Indianapolis Colts photo 250. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND (vs . JAC)
Per the FantasyPros projections, the Colts DST leads all teams in projected sacks.
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Jelani Woods Note
Jelani Woods photo 251. Jelani Woods TE - IND (vs . JAC)
Woods' 2023 season was lost to hamstring woes. I'm not ready to toss in the towel. I will be drafting him a ton in deep leagues, as well as in best ball and formats where I need/want a late tight-end flier. High-end athleticism is such an easy thing to bet on with tight ends, as you essentially need it to enter the elite conversation for fantasy. Woods has that with his 89th percentile 40 time, 95th percentile burst, and 82nd percentile agility score. In a small sample, he also popped in efficiency metrics. In 2022, he ranked 14th in YPRR, 16th in FD/RR, and ninth in YPRR against man coverage. Injuries be damned. I can't say I'm back in for 2024 if, technically, I never left.
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A.T. Perry Note
A.T. Perry photo 252. A.T. Perry WR - NO (at TB)
Cairo Santos Note
Cairo Santos photo 253. Cairo Santos K - CHI (at GB)
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 254. Dawson Knox TE - BUF (at NE)
Tyrone Tracy Jr. Note
Tyrone Tracy Jr. photo 255. Tyrone Tracy Jr. RB - NYG (at PHI)
Tracy's NFL career could be much better than his collegiate one when it's all said and done. Last year's tackle-breaking metrics should raise your eyebrows, especially for a player still acclimating to the position. Tracy ranked fourth in yards after contact per attempt and fifth in elusive rating (per PFF). Purdue offered him the most vanilla offensive role possible in the passing game with his receiver background. I expect the Giants to rectify that when he does garner snaps. Tracy only has to unseat Eric Gray to earn the RB2 role for the Giants. Gray didn't do anything to wow the team last year with his 2.8 yards per carry and 1.53 yards after contact per attempt (per Fantasy Points Data). Devin Singletary looks like the team's workhorse, but if he goes down, Tracy could take over three-down duties. He's one of the best handcuff options in drafts.
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Jason Myers Note
Jason Myers photo 256. Jason Myers K - SEA (at LAR)
Jonathan Mingo Note
Jonathan Mingo photo 257. Jonathan Mingo WR - CAR (at ATL)
DJ Chark Jr. Note
DJ Chark Jr. photo 258. DJ Chark Jr. WR - LAC (at LV)
The 27-year-old is hitting free agency (again) after playing a complimentary role with the Panthers in 2023. Chark caught a long pass that was initially ruled a TD in Week 18, but it was overturned to a fumble through the end zone. Woof. He is a free agent in 2024 and will likely land on a new team as a complimentary deep threat who misses games with injuries.
Chark was the WR58 overall in 2023, averaging 6.5 points per game (65th). He led the Panthers in TDs (5) and posted over 1,000 air yards on a team-high 31% air yards share (33rd). No player had more air yards with fewer targets (66) than Chark despite two missed games. D.J. Chark signed with the Chargers after the NFL Draft to a one-year deal worth $5 million.
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Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 259. Gardner Minshew II QB - LV (vs . LAC)
Ja'Tavion Sanders Note
Ja'Tavion Sanders photo 260. Ja'Tavion Sanders TE - CAR (at ATL)
Denver Broncos Note
Denver Broncos photo 261. Denver Broncos DST - DEN (vs . KC)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 262. Gerald Everett TE - CHI (at GB)
Will Shipley Note
Will Shipley photo 263. Will Shipley RB - PHI (vs . NYG)
Alec Pierce Note
Alec Pierce photo 264. Alec Pierce WR - IND (vs . JAC)
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 265. Samaje Perine RB - DEN (vs . KC)
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 266. Josh Reynolds WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 267. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR (vs . SEA)
Devontez Walker Note
Devontez Walker photo 268. Devontez Walker WR - BAL (vs . CLE)
Devontez Walker's college career showcased his explosiveness and knack for making big plays, especially evident in his remarkable dominator rating at Kent State. Despite his impressive physical attributes and speed, Walker's limitations in generating yards after the catch are notable. Drawing comparisons to Marvin Jones, he presents significant upside but also carries a boom-or-bust label, highly dependent on his landing spot for optimal performance. Joining the Ravens in the fourth round offers him the opportunity to work with Lamar Jackson, but he faces competition for targets in a crowded receiving corps led by Zay Flowers and Mark Andrews. Walker's success in the NFL may hinge on his ability to carve out a role in a balanced offensive scheme.
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Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 269. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC (at IND)
Trey Palmer Note
Trey Palmer photo 270. Trey Palmer WR - TB (vs . NO)
Cincinnati Bengals Note
Cincinnati Bengals photo 271. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN (at PIT)
Their DST should be a strong Week 1 option play versus the Patriots.
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K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 272. K.J. Osborn WR - NE (vs . BUF)
Daniel Carlson Note
Daniel Carlson photo 273. Daniel Carlson K - LV (vs . LAC)
Jalen McMillan Note
Jalen McMillan photo 274. Jalen McMillan WR - TB (vs . NO)
Jalen McMillan's trajectory from his breakout season at Washington to his selection by the Buccaneers in the third round underscores his potential as a promising NFL receiver. Despite facing challenges like injuries and reduced opportunities in his final collegiate year, McMillan's strong route-running skills and experience in the slot position position him well for success at the professional level. He led the Washington Huskies in targets and catches in 2022 despite playing with future 1st and 2nd round picks.
With a clear path to the WR3 role in Tampa Bay's offense and the possibility of further advancement to WR2 in the coming seasons, McMillan's combination of talent and opportunity could make him a valuable asset.
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Detroit Lions Note
Detroit Lions photo 275. Detroit Lions DST - DET (vs . MIN)
Per the FantasyPros projections, the Lions DST leads all teams in projected interceptions.
2 weeks ago
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 276. Jeff Wilson Jr. RB - MIA (at NYJ)
Cedric Tillman Note
Cedric Tillman photo 277. Cedric Tillman WR - CLE (at BAL)
Andrei Iosivas Note
Andrei Iosivas photo 278. Andrei Iosivas WR - CIN (at PIT)
Deuce Vaughn Note
Deuce Vaughn photo 279. Deuce Vaughn RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Blake Grupe Note
Blake Grupe photo 280. Blake Grupe K - NO (at TB)
Evan Hull Note
Evan Hull photo 281. Evan Hull RB - IND (vs . JAC)
Unfortunately, Evan Hull got injured in Week 1 of the NFL season, so we were not able to see him in action during the regular season outside of one carry. Hull walks into the 2024 season as Jonathon Taylor's immediate backup. Hull only had 17 rushing attempts in the preseason, but he finished with a passable 2.53 yards after contact per attempt (per PFF). Hull proved in college that he has a three-down skillset with over 1,400 total yards and a 17.3% target share in his final season at Northwestern. Hull is a high-priority handcuff for 2024. If Taylor misses any time, Hull could be this year's Zack Moss.
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Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 282. Michael Gallup WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Signed with the Raiders in free agency after being released by the Dallas Cowboys.
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Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 283. Jonnu Smith TE - MIA (at NYJ)
Israel Abanikanda Note
Israel Abanikanda photo 284. Israel Abanikanda RB - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 285. Noah Brown WR - HOU (at TEN)
Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 286. Michael Carter RB - ARI (vs . SF)
Kadarius Toney Note
Kadarius Toney photo 287. Kadarius Toney WR - KC (at DEN)
Jordan Mason Note
Jordan Mason photo 288. Jordan Mason RB - SF (at ARI)
Greg Dulcich Note
Greg Dulcich photo 289. Greg Dulcich TE - DEN (vs . KC)
Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 290. Trey Sermon RB - IND (vs . JAC)
Isaac Guerendo Note
Isaac Guerendo photo 291. Isaac Guerendo RB - SF (at ARI)
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 292. D'Ernest Johnson RB - JAC (at IND)
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 293. Sam Darnold QB - MIN (at DET)
Chris Rodriguez Jr. Note
Chris Rodriguez Jr. photo 294. Chris Rodriguez Jr. RB - WAS (at DAL)
Luke McCaffrey Note
Luke McCaffrey photo 295. Luke McCaffrey WR - WAS (at DAL)
Another NFL Draft cycle crush has crept into redraft season, with McCaffrey making this list. McCaffrey crushed every part of the process. He flashed big time at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, and then he opened a ton of eyes during his athletic testing. Despite his last name, I don't think many people were expecting him to walk away with a 4.46 forty time and a 96th percentile agility score. Don't be blown away when McCaffrey is starting in two wide receiver sets over Jahan Dotson. McCaffrey is still honing his game, especially against man coverage, but he already has a good feel for and understanding of how to beat zone coverage. In a league where every team utilizes zone coverage on at least 54.5% of their defensive snaps and 23 teams run it on at least 66% of their snaps, McCaffrey should be able to hit the ground running. Last year against zone among 111 qualifying FBS wide receivers, he ranked sixth in receiving grade and 28th in YPRR against zone. McCaffrey is a magnificent dart to toss in as many drafts as possible.
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Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 296. Kareem Hunt RB - FA (BYE)
Pierre Strong Jr. Note
Pierre Strong Jr. photo 297. Pierre Strong Jr. RB - CLE (at BAL)
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 298. Zach Ertz TE - WAS (at DAL)
Brenden Rice Note
Brenden Rice photo 299. Brenden Rice WR - LAC (at LV)
Brenden Rice brings a compelling combination of size, athleticism, and football pedigree to the wide receiver position, standing out with his 6'3" frame and impressive physical presence. While his collegiate journey included a breakout season at Colorado and a productive senior year at USC, his final season dominator rating fell slightly below expectations. Nevertheless, Rice's ability to make an impact in the red zone and his proficiency in catching touchdowns highlight his potential as a scoring threat at the next level. His comparison to Josh Palmer underscores the importance of his quarterback and offensive situation in maximizing his impact on the field. Joining the Chargers in the seventh round presents Rice with an opportunity to continue his development and carve out a role in their offense.
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Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 300. Michael Thomas WR - FA (BYE)
Aidan O'Connell Note
Aidan O'Connell photo 301. Aidan O'Connell QB - LV (vs . LAC)
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 302. Robert Woods WR - HOU (at TEN)
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 303. Chase Edmonds RB - TB (vs . NO)
Dylan Laube Note
Dylan Laube photo 304. Dylan Laube RB - LV (vs . LAC)
Jacob Cowing Note
Jacob Cowing photo 305. Jacob Cowing WR - SF (at ARI)
Jacob Cowing, though lacking in size at under 5-foot-9 and 168 pounds, compensates with exceptional speed, agility, and precise route-running, making him a constant threat on the field. With a career dominator rating of 32%, Cowing's dominance at Arizona and UTEP is undeniable, highlighted by elite single-season marks of 42% and 41% in 2020 and 2021 respectively. Despite concerns about his size, his senior year showcased his ability to stretch the field and create after the catch, amassing 89 receptions for 868 yards and 13 touchdowns. While a Senior Bowl injury may have dampened his stock, Cowing's K.J. Hamler-esque profile and sub-4.4 speed make him an intriguing prospect, particularly in a Kyle Shanahan-style offense like the one in San Francisco, where undersized receivers have thrived before.
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Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 306. Cordarrelle Patterson RB - PIT (vs . CIN)
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 307. Jerick McKinnon RB - FA (BYE)
Tyler Scott Note
Tyler Scott photo 308. Tyler Scott WR - CHI (at GB)
Las Vegas Raiders Note
Las Vegas Raiders photo 309. Las Vegas Raiders DST - LV (vs . LAC)
Eric Gray Note
Eric Gray photo 310. Eric Gray RB - NYG (at PHI)
Emari Demercado Note
Emari Demercado photo 311. Emari Demercado RB - ARI (vs . SF)
Ronnie Rivers Note
Ronnie Rivers photo 312. Ronnie Rivers RB - LAR (vs . SEA)
Greg Zuerlein Note
Greg Zuerlein photo 313. Greg Zuerlein K - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 314. Cam Akers RB - FA (BYE)
Michael Penix Jr. Note
Michael Penix Jr. photo 315. Michael Penix Jr. QB - ATL (vs . CAR)
The Falcons drew heavy criticism by selecting Penix with the No. 8 pick in the draft after signing Kirk Cousins to a lucrative four-year contract in the offseason. Penix has no clear path to playing time in 2024, although it should be noted that Cousins is coming off a torn Achilles and is entering his age-36 season. Penix has a strong, accurate arm and is good at sack avoidance, having taken just 16 sacks over his last two college season. Penix has a worrisome injury history, however. He's torn his ACL twice and has also endured shoulder issues. Penix won't be draftable in most redraft leagues, though he'd become a popular waiver-wire addition if Cousins were to go down.
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Isaiah Spiller Note
Isaiah Spiller photo 316. Isaiah Spiller RB - LAC (at LV)
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 317. New England Patriots DST - NE (vs . BUF)
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 318. Dalvin Cook RB - FA (BYE)
Jalen Tolbert Note
Jalen Tolbert photo 319. Jalen Tolbert WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Greg Dortch Note
Greg Dortch photo 320. Greg Dortch WR - ARI (vs . SF)
Daniel Bellinger Note
Daniel Bellinger photo 321. Daniel Bellinger TE - NYG (at PHI)
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 322. Jacoby Brissett QB - NE (vs . BUF)
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 323. Rashaad Penny RB - CAR (at ATL)
Tutu Atwell Note
Tutu Atwell photo 324. Tutu Atwell WR - LAR (vs . SEA)
Green Bay Packers Note
Green Bay Packers photo 325. Green Bay Packers DST - GB (vs . CHI)
Colby Parkinson Note
Colby Parkinson photo 326. Colby Parkinson TE - LAR (vs . SEA)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 327. Joshua Kelley RB - FA (BYE)
Theo Johnson Note
Theo Johnson photo 328. Theo Johnson TE - NYG (at PHI)
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 329. Hayden Hurst TE - LAC (at LV)
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 330. Salvon Ahmed RB - MIA (at NYJ)
Malik Washington Note
Malik Washington photo 331. Malik Washington WR - MIA (at NYJ)
Malik Washington's collegiate success at Virginia, highlighted by a dominant 47% dominator rating and nearly 1,400 receiving yards, translated well to the NFL Combine, where he showcased exceptional athleticism, with his remarkable 42.5-inch vertical jump. Despite his smaller stature, Washington's abilities as a YAC specialist make him a valuable addition to the Dolphins' offense, especially alongside playmakers like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. With Coach Mike McDaniel's evident enthusiasm for Washington's potential, coupled with the opportunity afforded by Miami's offensive scheme and quarterback talent, Washington could outperform expectations as a Day 3 pick.
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Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 332. Donald Parham Jr. TE - LAC (at LV)
Sam Howell Note
Sam Howell photo 333. Sam Howell QB - SEA (at LAR)
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 334. Logan Thomas TE - SF (at ARI)
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 335. Allen Lazard WR - NYJ (vs . MIA)
JuJu Smith-Schuster Note
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 336. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - NE (vs . BUF)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 337. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - BUF (at NE)
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 338. Matt Breida RB - FA (BYE)
Rasheen Ali Note
Rasheen Ali photo 339. Rasheen Ali RB - BAL (vs . CLE)
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 340. Nelson Agholor WR - BAL (vs . CLE)
Tre Tucker Note
Tre Tucker photo 341. Tre Tucker WR - LV (vs . LAC)
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 342. Darren Waller TE - FA (BYE)
Kalif Raymond Note
Kalif Raymond photo 343. Kalif Raymond WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Skyy Moore Note
Skyy Moore photo 344. Skyy Moore WR - KC (at DEN)
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 345. Jauan Jennings WR - SF (at ARI)
The 49ers also re-signed Jauan Jennings to an extension to his rookie contract through the 2025 season. The deal is worth a guaranteed $10.5 million and is comparable to the extension Rashod Bateman received with the Ravens. Jennings had moments in 2024, most notably in his single spot start back in Week 7 against the Vikings with Deebo Samuel inactive. Jennings was targeted a team-high 9 times (31% Target share) and caught 5 passes for 54 yards. He filled in admirably for Samuel. And he performed well in the 49ers' postseason run. Jennings caught 5 of 6 targets for 61 yards in the divisional round versus Green Bay. In the Super Bowl, Jennings was making his case for MVP with 4 catches for 42 yards and 1 TD in addition to a passing TD to Christian McCaffrey. If the team trades Samuel, Jennings is an underrated player who could seize a larger role in the 49ers offense.
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Wil Lutz Note
Wil Lutz photo 346. Wil Lutz K - DEN (vs . KC)
Drew Lock Note
Drew Lock photo 347. Drew Lock QB - NYG (at PHI)
John Metchie III Note
John Metchie III photo 348. John Metchie III WR - HOU (at TEN)
Kenny Pickett Note
Kenny Pickett photo 349. Kenny Pickett QB - PHI (vs . NYG)
Tim Patrick Note
Tim Patrick photo 350. Tim Patrick WR - DEN (vs . KC)
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 351. Brandon McManus K - FA (BYE)
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 352. Noah Gray TE - KC (at DEN)
Van Jefferson Note
Van Jefferson photo 353. Van Jefferson WR - PIT (vs . CIN)
Bo Melton Note
Bo Melton photo 354. Bo Melton WR - GB (vs . CHI)
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 355. Royce Freeman RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Donovan Peoples-Jones Note
Donovan Peoples-Jones photo 356. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR - DET (vs . MIN)
Tanner Hudson Note
Tanner Hudson photo 357. Tanner Hudson TE - CIN (at PIT)
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 358. Hunter Renfrow WR - FA (BYE)
Calvin Austin III Note
Calvin Austin III photo 359. Calvin Austin III WR - PIT (vs . CIN)
Kylen Granson Note
Kylen Granson photo 360. Kylen Granson TE - IND (vs . JAC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 361. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB (vs . NO)
Erick All Jr. Note
Erick All Jr. photo 362. Erick All Jr. TE - CIN (at PIT)
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 363. Justin Watson WR - KC (at DEN)
Craig Reynolds Note
Craig Reynolds photo 364. Craig Reynolds RB - DET (vs . MIN)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 365. Brevin Jordan TE - HOU (at TEN)
Isaiah Davis Note
Isaiah Davis photo 366. Isaiah Davis RB - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Los Angeles Rams Note
Los Angeles Rams photo 367. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR (vs . SEA)
Keaontay Ingram Note
Keaontay Ingram photo 368. Keaontay Ingram RB - KC (at DEN)
Jeremy Ruckert Note
Jeremy Ruckert photo 369. Jeremy Ruckert TE - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Michael Badgley Note
Michael Badgley photo 370. Michael Badgley K - DET (vs . MIN)
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 371. Latavius Murray RB - FA (BYE)
Seattle Seahawks Note
Seattle Seahawks photo 372. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA (at LAR)
The streaming DST de jour might be the Seattle Seahawks. Weeks 1-2 they will face the Broncos/Patriots. Doesn't get much easier than that from a matchup perspective.
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Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 373. Ty Johnson RB - BUF (at NE)
New York Giants Note
New York Giants photo 374. New York Giants DST - NYG (at PHI)
Johnny Wilson Note
Johnny Wilson photo 375. Johnny Wilson WR - PHI (vs . NYG)
Johnny Wilson brings a unique blend of size and athleticism to the wide receiver position, standing out with his imposing 6'6" frame. While he faced challenges with a late breakout age and a dip in production in his final collegiate season, his standout performances at Florida State underscore his potential as a red zone threat and contested catch specialist. Wilson's ability to exceed expectations in terms of target rate highlights his impact on the field, despite any statistical fluctuations. The interest from NFL teams in potentially transitioning him to tight end adds another dimension to his potential role at the next level, offering fantasy managers additional flexibility in their roster considerations. Joining the Eagles in the sixth round presents an opportunity for Wilson to further develop and carve out a niche in Philadelphia's offense.
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Jaheim Bell Note
Jaheim Bell photo 376. Jaheim Bell TE - NE (vs . BUF)
Joe Flacco Note
Joe Flacco photo 377. Joe Flacco QB - IND (vs . JAC)
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 378. Will Dissly TE - LAC (at LV)
Cade Stover Note
Cade Stover photo 379. Cade Stover TE - HOU (at TEN)
Chase McLaughlin Note
Chase McLaughlin photo 380. Chase McLaughlin K - TB (vs . NO)
Jameis Winston Note
Jameis Winston photo 381. Jameis Winston QB - CLE (at BAL)
Greg Joseph Note
Greg Joseph photo 382. Greg Joseph K - GB (vs . CHI)
Cedrick Wilson Jr. Note
Cedrick Wilson Jr. photo 383. Cedrick Wilson Jr. WR - NO (at TB)
Jawhar Jordan Note
Jawhar Jordan photo 384. Jawhar Jordan RB - HOU (at TEN)
Washington Commanders Note
Washington Commanders photo 385. Washington Commanders DST - WAS (at DAL)
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 386. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR (at ATL)
Atlanta Falcons Note
Atlanta Falcons photo 387. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL (vs . CAR)
Parris Campbell Note
Parris Campbell photo 388. Parris Campbell WR - PHI (vs . NYG)
Graham Gano Note
Graham Gano photo 389. Graham Gano K - NYG (at PHI)
Brandon Powell Note
Brandon Powell photo 390. Brandon Powell WR - MIN (at DET)
Los Angeles Chargers Note
Los Angeles Chargers photo 391. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (at LV)
The LAC DST also looks like an intriguing option late in fantasy drafts given the ease of the schedule to open the year against LV, CAR and PIT. They also boast a top-4 schedule overall per the FP SOS tool.
2 weeks ago
Jarrett Stidham Note
Jarrett Stidham photo 392. Jarrett Stidham QB - DEN (vs . KC)
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 393. Matt Prater K - ARI (vs . SF)
Trayveon Williams Note
Trayveon Williams photo 394. Trayveon Williams RB - CIN (at PIT)
Ainias Smith Note
Ainias Smith photo 395. Ainias Smith WR - PHI (vs . NYG)
Ainias Smith emerged as a versatile playmaker for the Aggies, showcasing his skills both as a receiver and running back. Despite a setback in 2022 due to injury and off-field issues, he rebounded in his final season with impressive receiving yardage and punt return ability. While not the fastest, his dynamic open-field prowess and versatility make him an intriguing prospect, especially for teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, who have shown interest in him during the pre-draft process. If Smith can put his red flags behind him, he has the potential to contribute early on, possibly even cracking the starting lineup in Philadelphia's receiver corps.
2 weeks ago
Parker Washington Note
Parker Washington photo 396. Parker Washington WR - JAC (at IND)
Chris Boswell Note
Chris Boswell photo 397. Chris Boswell K - PIT (vs . CIN)
Trenton Irwin Note
Trenton Irwin photo 398. Trenton Irwin WR - CIN (at PIT)
Johnny Mundt Note
Johnny Mundt photo 399. Johnny Mundt TE - MIN (at DET)
Frank Gore Jr. Note
Frank Gore Jr. photo 400. Frank Gore Jr. RB - BUF (at NE)
Kenny McIntosh Note
Kenny McIntosh photo 401. Kenny McIntosh RB - SEA (at LAR)
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Note
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine photo 402. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR - TEN (vs . HOU)
Kevin Harris Note
Kevin Harris photo 403. Kevin Harris RB - NE (vs . BUF)
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 404. Josh Oliver TE - MIN (at DET)
Riley Patterson Note
Riley Patterson photo 405. Riley Patterson K - JAC (at IND)
Zach Wilson Note
Zach Wilson photo 406. Zach Wilson QB - DEN (vs . KC)
Jake Browning Note
Jake Browning photo 407. Jake Browning QB - CIN (at PIT)
Jase McClellan Note
Jase McClellan photo 408. Jase McClellan RB - ATL (vs . CAR)
Eddy Pineiro Note
Eddy Pineiro photo 409. Eddy Pineiro K - CAR (at ATL)
Xavier Gipson Note
Xavier Gipson photo 410. Xavier Gipson WR - NYJ (vs . MIA)
Xavier Hutchinson Note
Xavier Hutchinson photo 411. Xavier Hutchinson WR - HOU (at TEN)
Sean Tucker Note
Sean Tucker photo 412. Sean Tucker RB - TB (vs . NO)
Darnell Washington Note
Darnell Washington photo 413. Darnell Washington TE - PIT (vs . CIN)
KaVontae Turpin Note
KaVontae Turpin photo 414. KaVontae Turpin WR - DAL (vs . WAS)
Mac Jones Note
Mac Jones photo 415. Mac Jones QB - JAC (at IND)
Mecole Hardman Jr. Note
Mecole Hardman Jr. photo 416. Mecole Hardman Jr. WR - KC (at DEN)
Zach Evans Note
Zach Evans photo 417. Zach Evans RB - LAR (vs . SEA)
Anders Carlson Note
Anders Carlson photo 418. Anders Carlson K - GB (vs . CHI)
Davis Allen Note
Davis Allen photo 419. Davis Allen TE - LAR (vs . SEA)
Tommy Tremble Note
Tommy Tremble photo 420. Tommy Tremble TE - CAR (at ATL)
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 421. Austin Hooper TE - NE (vs . BUF)
Malik Davis Note
Malik Davis photo 422. Malik Davis RB - DAL (vs . WAS)
Chase Claypool Note
Chase Claypool photo 423. Chase Claypool WR - BUF (at NE)
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 424. Ameer Abdullah RB - LV (vs . LAC)